Epstein Theatre-Spring Season Launch-Wed 23January

Despite a very cold and chilly Wednesday evening, I was delighted to have been invited along with my fellow Culture Champion, Ray Fosberg,  by Bill Elms and Jenny Morgan of Bill Elms Associates, to the Epstein Spring Season Launch.

Bill Elms & Jenny Morgan

Bill Elms & Jenny Morgan

This occasion was used to showcase forthcoming plays such as “Oliver Reed-Wild Thing” a New Play by Mike Davis and Rob Crouch, “The Sorcerer” by William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, “Heart and Soul” by Maria Cavanagh and Indra Nathaniel, “If the Shoe Fits” presented by Boom Boom Productions to name a few. An array of musical artist such as Gretchen Peters,  a Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter are all due to appear at the Epstein in the coming months ahead.

Rebekah Pichilingi– the Manager of the Theatre,  opened proceedings by giving an overview of what the theatre had to offer its audiences/visitors to this historical Grade II listed building( named after the Manager of the world-famous group the Beatles). The Theatre  was also celebrating its 100 Years Anniversary,  originally opened back in 1913 as Cranes Music Hall.  The Neptune Theatre came after that period, and my guest commented on  having very found memories of his performance/production days during this  period.

Now we couldn’t have Rebekah remarking on the significance and location of such an iconic building,  without our local historian Mr Frank Carlyle stepping up to the microphone. Frank, with his wealth and depth of knowledge of this City,  reminded his audience of how far the Epstein Theatre had come since those early days, and the amazing architect that has been restored and maintained throughout the theatre.

Frank Carlyle &Nikki Symons (guest)

Frank Carlyle &Nikki Symons (guest)

Rebekah introduced other artists whose works will be featured  during the spring season, and directed her guests to the new season brochure, which was eagerly snapped up.I am looking forward to returning to the Epstein in particular attending the “Oliver Reed-Wild Thing” production on Wednesday 6th February.  The close proximity of the audience to the stage,  creates a warm and cosy  intimacy that few theatres can boast.

Further details can be found at:   www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk

The Epstein Theatre

85 Hanover Street Tel 0151 709 4044

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