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Final line-up for Liverpool Theatre Festival



The final programme for this year's Liverpool Theatre Festival has been revealed as organisers count down to the 12-day event's packed programme of 17 productions.

The third annual festival begins on August 31, with shows every day within the walls of the historic St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in Liverpool's city centre.

The festival boasts its biggest programme yet, featuring variety, cabaret, comedy, opera, drama, musicals, family shows and drag acts.

Ma Joyce (Victoria Evaristo) in her show Tales from the Parlour on September 4 (3pm)
Ma Joyce (Victoria Evaristo) in her show Tales from the Parlour (September 4,3pm)

The line-up includes three shows that have already entertained audiences on the Edinburgh Fringe: I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical, which opens the festival on August 31, and Julie Madly Deeply and Looking For Me Friend – The Music Of Victoria Wood, which can both be seen on the festival's last day, September 11.

Drunk But Not Disorderly returns after its successful

Sarah Louise Young in Julie, Madly, Deeply on the afternoon of the festival's closing day, September 11
Sarah Louise Young in Julie, Madly, Deeply on the afternoon of the festival's closing day, September 11


premiere at Little LTF (the Liverpool Theatre Festival of New Works) earlier this year. It joins 97+ - A drama based on the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster, which also premiered at this year's Little LTF. The Forgotten Forest returns after a successful premiere at the inaugural Little LTF in 2021.

Part of the festival will be a new attraction featuring the finest and quirkiest cabaret acts from across the region, from comedy and burlesque to music and circus. Holy Moly Cabaret will feature Liverpool glamour queen Millie Dollar and award-winning comedy musicians Jollyboat.

Producer and artistic director Bill Elms said: “We’re excited to announce the final programme for the 2022 event. From the beginning, it was our mission to create a diverse festival to showcase new and developing works. We are very proud of this year’s programme. Join us for 12 days of fun, laughter, drama, and uplifting live entertainment.”

Full festival programme and show details here