Choose between sparkles and spectres at sister theatres Liverpool Playhouse and Everyman this Christmas, with the Playhouse hunkering down for record-breaking ghost story The Woman in Black (December 5-30), and the Everyman staging Cinderella (November 17-January 20 2024), another of its rock 'n' roll pantomimes.
Creative director Suba Das leads the team for Cinderella, which includes the return of Rob Green as musical director – nominated in the UK Pantomime Awards for Best Contribution to Music for last year’s Red Riding Hood.
The script is by north west writers Luke Barnes (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything and shows for the Young Vic, Leeds Playhouse, Royal Exchange, Hull Truck and National Theatre Connections) and Sonia Jalaly (CBBC, CBeebies and theatres including Donmar Warehouse, Hull Truck and the Lyric Hammersmith).
Over at the Playhouse, Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black will have a ghostly festive residence as part of the current UK tour, after over 13,000 performances in the West End.
The adaptation of the best-selling novel tells the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over his family by the spectre of a Woman in Black. The borders between make-believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep...
Suba Das said: “We’re already working our glass slippers off to ensure you’ll have a ball with us this Christmas!”
Accessible performance dates (BSL, Captioned, Audio Description, Relaxed) being finalised.
More info and tickets here