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Autumn at St Helens Theatre Royal


Michael Parr in Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Michael Parr in Rita, Sue and Bob Too

Comedy, live music, drama and family favourites are all set to star in a packed programme at St Helens Theatre Royal this autumn.

Music is a major part of the season with original performers and top tribute acts, from the Illegal Eagles (September 8), to acts covering the music of Simon and Garfunkel (September 9), Bobby Darin (October 7), Adele (October 13), Carpenters (November 4) and others.

Pilkington Musical Theatre Company stages The Producers from 22-24 September, and the first professional theatre is Twopence to Cross the Mersey, which returns to St Helens from September 27-October 1. As we have previously revealed here, Helen Forrester’s classic riches-to-rags tale of Depression-era Liverpool is being presented in a new stage production and with a strong cast led by Mark Moraghan, reprising his role as Helen’s father.

There is also a return to St Helens for the stage version of the 1987 film Rita, Sue and Bob Too the story of lothario Bob, who starts an affair with both his teenage babysitters behind his wife’s back. The show (November 8-13) features Emmerdale’s St Helens-born star Michael Parr, alongside Tori Hargreaves, Crissie Rock, Jamie Greer, Kay Nicholson and Olivia Sloyan.

The autumn also sees a host of other fantastic entertainment at the Corporation Street theatre, including an October panto, Sleeping Beauty, for half-term. The Regal Entertainments panto (October 21-30) features Maddie Hope Coehlo, Lewis Devine, Benjamin Keith, Warren Donnelly, Katy McKenna, Bethany Grace and Mark Two.

And Christmas brings a second panto Cinderella (December 3-January 8), featuring Coronation Street’s Kimberley Hart-Simpson, alongside Britain’s Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay and runner-up, ventriloquist Jamie Leahey and Chuck.


Full season and tickets here