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New musical Twice Nightly

Maria Lovelady and Michael Alan Bailey in Twice Nightly
Maria Lovelady and Michael Alan Bailey in Twice Nightly

New musical comedy Twice Nightly hits the road this spring after award-winning success at last year's Liverpool Theatre Festival.

Set in the 1930's - and featuring the voice of Joe Pasquale - it's about the golden age of British variety and opens at Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre (April 27-29) before heading to the new Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot (May 6-7), Victoria Hall, Settle (May 11), Theatre On The Steps, Bridgnorth (May 12), Gladstone Theatre, Wirral (May 20), Middlesborough Theatre (May 25) and Blackpool Grand (May 27).

It’s 1931 and variety is the spice of life. Liverpool’s theatres are sizzling with the hottest turns of the day and there’s something for every taste! Don and Madge, a song and dance double act, are living the sweet life… until things turn sour...

Liverpool-born actors Maria Lovelady and Michael Alan Bailey created Twice Nightly and also star in the show. They said: “It's been a real privilege to have the support and a contribution from one of the best variety performers in the country, Joe Pasquale. Joe doesn't only bring his voice and hilarious personality to the production, but everything that Twice Nightly celebrates.”

Pasquale said, “I loved the script, so it's an absolute pleasure to be part of it, if only in voice. Maria and Michael are a talented pair, this is a show I believe will go far.”

A weekly podcast of the same name accompanies the show, with regular interviews and chats about all things variety theatre. Listen to it here.

Producer Bill Elms said: “I loved this from the very first time it was performed at Liverpool Theatre Festival’s new-works event and won best production. Audiences love the show, it’s a great piece of writing and a wonderful score. I am really pleased to be co-producing and ensure it is seen across the UK, starting with this short tour and with further dates in the planning.”

More info and tickets here


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