THE Epstein Theatre has announced a jam-packed line-up of shows this February including a burlesque variety show, a young persons’ arts festival, a football hero, 80s pop legend and even a comedy drag act A brand new group of award-winning singers, The 4Tunes, takes to the stage on Friday 5 February. From rousing operatic arias to powerful and beautiful ballads, the 4 Tunes are billed as the finest collection of male voices to be heard for a very long time. The guys have played almost every lead role in London’s West End, and promise to deliver an unforgettable night of dazzling five-star entertainment. Back by popular demand for its third successful tour of the UK and Ireland, is the Music Hall Tavern Show on Saturday 6 February. Join the ‘girls’ from the side-splitting drag show for a night of laughter and dazzling costumes. It was once said that “if you don’t like drag acts then this is definitely the show for you” as the MHT promise to be the “funniest night of your holiday.” Local children and young people have been given the opportunity to showcase their original live performances and films devised around the theme of mental health on Wednesday 10 February – Thursday 11 February. NOW! Young People’s Arts Festival features youths aged 8-18 from 14 Liverpool schools and youth organisations who will be working with guest artists: Darren Suarez, Maurice Bessman and Carl Cockram along with a number of organisations including the Ariel Trust, CAMHS Wellbeing Partnership and Brighton University. Solo music artist, Howard Jones, brings an intimate evening of songs and stories supported by Elise Yuill on Friday 12 February. Howard Jones first burst upon the contemporary music scene in 1983 with his very English songwriting and thought provoking lyrics and has sold over 8 million albums across the globe. Howard Jones’ solo shows are a trip through his 30-year music career. Many of his best known songs were composed on his favourite instrument; the piano. Howard shares behind the scenes stories and reveals the inspiration behind the songs in these rare acoustic shows. For one night only, The Devine Theatre Company presents The Devine Valentines Spectacular variety show on Saturday 13th February. Showcasing a wide variety of talent, the show is hosted by Merseyside’s favourite, Michael Starke. Also topping the bill will be the Jersey Boys, who tell the true story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide. Acclaimed live comedy master, Jimeoin brings his show to the Epstein on Wednesday 17 February. The star of TV’s Sunday Night at Palladium, Live at the Apollo and Royal Variety Performance musters his ever-evolving live show and the most famous eyebrows in comedy. You can indulge in a night of glitz and glam at Le Bouge Néon, the international Burlesque Collective, on Friday 19 February as the biggest names in burlesque and variety invite you for a magical evening of crystals, fire, feathers and tassels. In his 12th solo stand-up show, Richard Herring examines whether we are can ever hope to be or are meant to be truly content. After years of drifting aimlessly and alone, Richard is now settled down with a wife and a tiny baby. Is he finally happy now? Or does responsibility for the lives of others come with its own terrors? Is there any system that will guarantee us eternal bliss or should we just embrace the fact that life is a vale of tears and our only option is to laugh in its face? These are the questions the comedian will muse over on Saturday 20 February in Richard Herring- Happy Now? Gascoigne- The Live Show comes to the theatre on Thursday 25 February. The best English footballer of his generation tells stories of his eventful career and even more eventful not so private life. An Audience with Paul Gascoigne promises to be a night of entertainment, including comedy, music, football, tears and more. Coming off the back of Paul’s recent hit documentary film Gascoigne, fans will be able to hear the full life story of Gazza in the unique show in his own words, at The Epstein Theatre. HOW TO BOOK To book tickets call 0844 888 4411, visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk or book in person at the theatre box office (open 2-6pm Mon-Thu, 12-6 Fri-Sat). The Epstein Theatre 85 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 3DZ Show listings The 4 Tunes Friday 5 February 2016 8:00pm Tickets: £18 earlybird offer, £40 VIP Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern Saturday 6 February 2016 7:30pm Tickets: £22, Concession: £20 NOW! Young People’s Arts Festival Wednesday 10 February- Thursday 11 February 2016 6:30pm Tickets: £5 Howard Jones Friday 12 February 2016 7:30pm Tickets: £23 The Divine Theatre- A Valentines Spectacular Saturday 13 February 2016 7:30pm Tickets: £15 Jimeoin- YeeHaa! Wednesday 17 February 2016 8:00pm Tickets: £18 adult, £15.50 concessions Le Bouge Néon Friday 19 February 2016 8:00pm Tickets: £22.50 Richard Herring- Happy Now? Saturday 20 February 2016 8:00pm Tickets: £15.50 Gascoigne- The Live Show Thursday 25 February 2016 7:30pm Tickets: £30 adult, £75 VIP VIP tickets include guaranteed seat in the front row and a photograph with Paul himself.