Liverpool festival could become annual event

Published: 28 September 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Liverpool Theatre Festival Credit: David Dunn

Liverpool Theatre Festival attracted almost 3,000 live performance fans across nine days for its inaugural staging—with calls for it to become an annual event.

St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in the city centre provided the backdrop for the first festival, which featured 19 performances of 12 productions. It was created by Liverpool theatre producer Bill Elms to reinvigorate and boost the city’s live performance and creative arts sector.

The COVID-secure venue followed stringent government guidelines to ensure patrons felt safe. It ended with a comedy performance by Liverpool actor Andrew Lancel in Swan Song from city playwright Jonathan Harvey, directed by Noreen Kershaw.