Premières bookend Liverpool theatre fest

Published: 29 August 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Bombed Out: Liverpool Theatre Festival

The Liverpool Theatre Festival returns next week with 23 performances of 16 shows across 12 days.

It was created by Liverpool theatre producer Bill Elms and first staged in September 2020 to help support the city’s creative arts industry during the pandemic. New for this year, a seven-day fringe event Little LTF was staged in July, attracting 1,200 festivalgoers.

Liverpool Theatre Festival runs September 1–12 at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in Liverpool city centre.

One-woman comedy show 2Gorgeous4U—From Ladette To Laundrette starring Liverpool actress Lynne Fitzgerald opens proceedings. Something About George—The George Harrison Story featuring Liverpool actor and musician Daniel Taylor closes the festival. Both productions are premières.

The full Liverpool Theatre Festival line-up is 2Gorgeous4U, Perfectly Frank, The Last Five Years, When Another Dragon Roars, Everybody’s Talking About Musicals, Boing…Meow! The Musical, Electric Dreams, An Evening Without Kate Bush, Twice Nightly, Swan Song, Opera Beneath The Stars, Broken Biscuits, Twelfth Night By William Shakespeare, Laughterhouse Comedy, Goldilocks And The Fab 4 and Something About George—The George Harrison Story.

The event will adhere to COVID-19 guidelines required at the time.