Epstein lays on a 100th birthday celebration

David Upton

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Liverpool venue now known as the Epstein Theatre there’s to be an eclectic mix of live music, variety, amateur dramatics and the première of a brand new musical.

Since 1913 the Hanover Street venue—formerly known as Cranes Music Hall, Cranes Theatre and the Neptune Theatre—has provided live entertainment and now the Epstein is set to continue its tradition as The People’s Theatre.

Millie Dollar is back as The Martini Lounge Burlesque and Variety Show returns for double dose of devilish delights on February 15-16.

In March European Opera Centre brings The Beggar’s Opera where Opera North’s Richard Farnes will make his very first appearance with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in a co-production with the European Opera Centre and singers from the Royal Northern College of Music.

Heart and Soul, a brand new musical set in Liverpool, makes its world première from March 13-16.

It follows the journey of Liverpool lass Cathy Mason and her quest for success in the cut-throat music industry.

On March 25-17 pupils from Chiltern Dance Studio will present their own adaptation of the classical ballet Sleeping Beauty.

And a poignant piece of drama draws March to a close with Franny Conlin's gritty drama Wild Flowers—a reminder of Liverpool’s own history and identity.

Details: www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk