Spring Shows At The Epstein

THE Epstein Theatre has a number of fun family shows this half term and Spring 2017. First up is SuperBooty – a brand new musical comedy brought to you by The Epstein Theatre’s very own panto dame, Michael Chapman – which is taking place from Friday, 17th to Sunday, 19th February. It’s a fun-filled show for all the family which tells the story of a brand-new superhero we can all relate to – an ordinary girl with an extraordinary gift. The show stars Britain’s Got Talent 2016 finalist – Boogie Storm’s Lewis Pryor, Liverpool singing sensation Hayley Hampson, BBC’s ‘Young Dancer of the Year’ finalist, Harry Popper, and the award-winning Anamal Dance Company. On Tuesday, 21st February Big Wooden Horse present Monstersaurus! It’s a brand-new show from the creators of Aliens Love Underpants and follows the young inventor Monty as he creates a whole world of whacky inventions and incredible monsters, but now he has made them all, how is he going to get rid of them? The show runs for 50 minutes and is suitable for children aged three and over. Also being staged this half term is a new adaptation of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on Wednesday, 22nd February. Brought to life by the Blunderbus Theatre Company, the show tells the story of Charlie Hubble, a little boy with a very big dream – he wants to be a world-class magician. So, he saves up his pocket money to buy The Big Book of Magic for Trainee Magicians. He sets off to Mr Zacoor’s Toy Shop to buy his spellbook. But Mr Zacoor is no ordinary shopkeeper, he’s a real-life sorcerer. And he has a very special job for Charlie… The show is aimed at children aged three to seven and includes music, puppetry and storytelling. From Thursday, 30th March to Saturday, 1st April, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the theatre for a three-day run. Adapted and directed by David Wood OBE, Judith Kerr’s ever popular tale, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is billed as the ideal introduction to theatre for children aged three plus. When Sophie and her Mummy welcome the hungry tiger to tea, he proceeds to eat all the sandwiches, buns, biscuits and more. He even manages to drink all the water in the tap! What will Sophie’s Daddy say when he gets home? After their successful Christmas panto Aladdin, LHK Productions return to The Epstein Theatre this Easter with another panto from Friday, April 7 to Sunday April 23. An all-star cast will tell the enchanting tale of Sleeping Beauty who is cursed by an evil fairy, and must wait in eternal slumber until the spell is broken by true love’s kiss. Leading the cast will be soap star and heart-throb Adam Rickitt and Liverpool’s very own Tina Malone. Theatre manager, Rebekah Pichilingi, said: “Why should grown-ups have all the fun? At the Epstein, we make sure our young audience members are thoroughly entertained with a brilliant line-up of children’s shows which will have them dancing and rolling in the aisles with laughter. “We’ve got February half term covered with two superb shows for little ones and our egg-citing Easter panto provides the perfect Easter treat for all the family.” PERFORMANCE DETAILS: SuperBooty Date: Friday, 17th – Sunday, 19th February 2017 Time: Performance times vary Tickets: Adults £17, concessions £15 Monstersaurus! Date: Tuesday, February 21st 2017 Time: 11am & 2pm Tickets: £13.50, family ticket £43. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Date: Wednesday, 22nd February 2017 Time: 11.30am and 2pm Tickets: £11, family tickets (2 adults & 2 children) £40 The Tiger Who Came To Tea Date: Thursday, 30th March – Saturday, 1st April 2017 Times: Thu 1.30pm, Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm, Sat 11am& 2pm. Tickets: £13.50, £11 for groups of 10+ Sleeping Beauty Date: Friday, 7th April – Sunday, 23rd April Times: Vary Tickets: Adults £18.50, Concessions £16.50, Family Tickets £60 To book tickets call 0844 888 4411* or go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk * or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 2pm – 6pm Monday – Thursday and 12pm-6pm Friday – Saturday. *Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy