Public invited ‘behind the scenes’ as the Everyman opens its doors

Photo: Philip Vile

ON Saturday 27 January, Liverpool’s Everyman theatre will open its doors for a family-friendly event giving people the chance to discover what goes on behind the scenes at the busy Hope Street venue.

Members of the public are invited to explore the iconic theatre and find out more about the processes involved in making a theatre production, from rehearsal room to stage.

Actors from the award-winning Everyman Company, who arrived in Liverpool in January to start their rehearsals for 2018 Company season, will be in attendance joining tours of the building and talking to people about the upcoming Company season.

This year, the Everyman Company will perform Paint Your Wagon, A Clockwork Orange, Othello and The Big I Am – a reimaging of Peer Gynt written by Liverpool playwright Robert Farquhar, and actors will be around to offer insight into these shows and the exciting months ahead.

Gemma Bodinetz (Paint Your Wagon, Othello) and Nick Bagnall (A Clockwork Orange, The Big I Am) will also be at the event to talk about the productions they will be directing in the season.

Workshops for children including story-telling, face-painting, music and weird science classes based on family productions at the Playhouse are taking place in the Everyman throughout the day.

Scintillatingly scientific George’s Marvellous Medicine potions classes, song workshops from an upcoming production of The Jungle Book and an enchanting story-telling corner inspired by The Little Matchgirl (and Other Happier Tales) are all hosted by the e&P Engagement team to keep young theatre fans entertained.

The Everyman & Playhouse Open House event is completely free and is open to the public from 12pm until 4pm. Some activities may need pre-booking online – visit for more information.