RSC Live: The Taming of the Shrew

5th Jun 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Justin Audibert (Snow in Midsummer, The Jew of Malta) turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.

NT Live, Encore: All My Sons

7th Jun 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (An Adaptation)

11th Jun 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Full of fantasy, frivolity, play and farce, A Moonsummer’s Midcup is the Shakespearean show from all of your mystical dreams. Traverse the tangled web of L-O-V-E through the bold and beautiful vision of our beloved Bard... with a gendered twist.

First Person

20th Jun 2019, 11:00am

The Arts Centre

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Welcome to First Person - your race to the top of life's success mountain. Do you want to prosper in the cut-throat world of adulthood and find happiness? Then First Person will prepare you for the climb to the summit of life's health, wealth and wellbeing peaks.

First Person

20th Jun 2019, 12:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Welcome to First Person - your race to the top of life's success mountain. Do you want to prosper in the cut-throat world of adulthood and find happiness? Then First Person will prepare you for the climb to the summit of life's health, wealth and wellbeing peaks.

First Person

20th Jun 2019, 2:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Welcome to First Person - your race to the top of life's success mountain. Do you want to prosper in the cut-throat world of adulthood and find happiness? Then First Person will prepare you for the climb to the summit of life's health, wealth and wellbeing peaks.

First Person

21st Jun 2019, 11:00am

The Arts Centre

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Welcome to First Person - your race to the top of life's success mountain. Do you want to prosper in the cut-throat world of adulthood and find happiness? Then First Person will prepare you for the climb to the summit of life's health, wealth and wellbeing peaks.

First Person

21st Jun 2019, 12:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Welcome to First Person - your race to the top of life's success mountain. Do you want to prosper in the cut-throat world of adulthood and find happiness? Then First Person will prepare you for the climb to the summit of life's health, wealth and wellbeing peaks.

First Person

21st Jun 2019, 2:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Welcome to First Person - your race to the top of life's success mountain. Do you want to prosper in the cut-throat world of adulthood and find happiness? Then First Person will prepare you for the climb to the summit of life's health, wealth and wellbeing peaks.

The Wizard of Oz

22nd Jun 2019, 11:30am

The Arts Centre

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 The classic and much-loved tale of Dorothy's trip to the land of Oz, presented by The Rose Youth Theatre.

The Wizard of Oz

22nd Jun 2019, 3:00pm

The Arts Centre

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The classic and much-loved tale of Dorothy's trip to the land of Oz, presented by The Rose Youth Theatre.

Jazz in The Red Bar

24th Jun 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

The Red Bar transforms into a cabaret style jazz club for The Phil Shotton Quartet. Join us for jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! FREE - just turn up!

Shotton & Shout – Edge Hill University Big Band

10th Jul 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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The Edge Hill University Big Band will be joined by two highly regarded tenor saxophonists for an evening of exciting big band jazz. Phil Shotton and special guest, from South Africa, Dan Shout will be featured with music from across the big band genre, including compositions by Dan Shout.

The Tempest

14th Jul 2019, 3:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Performed by Illyria, the Open Air Theatre Company in the beautiful setting of the Rock Garden. Please dress for the weather both rain or shine and bring a low-backed chair or rug to sit on.

Jazz in The Red Bar

22nd Jul 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

The Red Bar transforms into a cabaret style jazz club for The Phil Shotton Quartet. Join us for jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! FREE - just turn up!

NT Live: The Lehman Trilogy

25th Jul 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

RSC Live: Measure for Measure

31st Jul 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today.

NT Live, Encore: Small Island

11th Sep 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play in cinemas, filmed live on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Jazz in The Red Bar

23rd Sep 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

The Red Bar transforms into a cabaret style jazz club for The Phil Shotton Quartet. Join us for jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! FREE - just turn up!

Fallen Fruit

24th Sep 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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In the same year that Europe marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the UK is due to exit the EU. As we approach that new potential turning point in European history, Two Destination Language’s new show places itself between east and west, here and there, the UK and the rest of Europe.

Margaret Atwood: Live In Cinemas (Encore)

25th Sep 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

The Dark Room

25th Sep 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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YOU AWAKE TO FIND YOURSELF IN A DARK ROOM! You, the audience, are trapped in an interactive, retro gaming nightmare; choose an option, find the way out, and escape The Dark Room!

Amusical

26th Sep 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Amusical is a celebration by the comedy world of all things West End. A handful of comedians will go up against each other to perform their favourite musical theatre song.

NT Live, Encore: One Man, Two Guvnors

26th Sep 2019, 7:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Karaoke Tales

27th Sep 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Join us on a journey through every summer holiday this Huyton girl ventured, filled with tales of the agonizing decision each family member had to make when faced with the question “what's your karaoke song?”

A Rush Of Laughter Comedy Night

28th Sep 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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With stars of TV Ian Smith (Sweat The Small Stuff, Popatron), Robert White (Britain’s Got Talent) and Darren Harriot (Live At The Apollo, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central).

The Stumbling Block

1st Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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The Stumbling Block is a dance theatre performance piece with live music based on the poetry cycle by acclaimed poet, sculptor, performance artist and novelist Brian Catling.

Fisherman’s Friends

2nd Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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A fast-living, cynical London music executive (Danny Mays) heads to a remote Cornish village on a stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss (Noel Clarke) into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen (led by James Purefoy).

Open Mic Night

2nd Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Edge Hill is bursting with talented students who can sing or dance, recite poetry, play an instrument or have another hidden talent. Book your slot with the Box Office - or be part of the audience. FREE, just turn up!

From The Cradle To The Bin

3rd Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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From The Cradle To The Bin is a hilarious odyssey about being thrown onto life’s scrap heap. It uses the magical shadowy world of the Bouffon, the lightness of musical theatre and the company’s unique playfulness to create a dark, disturbing and hilarious world.

Nick Helm: Phoenix From The Flames

4th Oct 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Resurrected from the ashes, come and witness two time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and International Treasure In Waiting shaking his ass, singing songs and righting wrongs. You don’t deserve this...

Spencer Jones: The Things We Leave Behind

5th Oct 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Double BAFTA and Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated professional idiot brings his latest show to Edge Hill. A mash up of comedy styles mixing looped music, stories, props, turbo clowning, and puppets.

Two Clowns One Cup

7th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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From puberty to puppetry, condoms to clowning, 2 Clowns 1 Cup explores everything unsexy in sex, with little left to the imagination.

MOOT MOOT

8th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Doppelganger DJs Barry and Barry are desperately seeking connection with the world beyond... Two of Scotland’s finest live artists, Rosana Cade (Walking:Holding, Sister) and Ivor MacAskill (STUD, Alma Mater), spew out their dark and riotous take on modern day communication, as the identical hosts in a surreal phone-in talk show.

Wild Rose

9th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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‘Wild Rose’ follows Rose-Lynn Harlan, a young Scottish woman fresh out of prison, on her unlikely quest to become a country singer and make it to Nashville.

HIP HIP I’M GAY

10th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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HIP HIP I’M GAY! is a comedy cabaret that follows real-life stories and experiences of coming out and the mental health struggles people have faced alongside their sexual identity. Intertwined with hilarious sketches, original songs and dazzling dance routines, this show is guaranteed to take you on an emotional roller-coaster.

Beardyman

11th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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The multi award-winning beatboxing champion and musical mastermind Beardyman started out as an internet phenomenon who has racked up over 50 million times on YouTube alone.

Jazz in The Red Bar

14th Oct 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

The Red Bar transforms into a cabaret style jazz club for The Phil Shotton Quartet. Join us for jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! FREE - just turn up!

The Keeper

16th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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The Keeper tells the incredible true story of Bert Trautmann, a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalkeeper at Manchester City, and in doing so becomes a footballing icon.

Under Three Moons

21st Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Spanning half a lifetime, Under Three Moons takes place on three nights across three decades of two friends’ lives. From a school trip to France as teenagers, to a surf shack in their twenties, to Christmas in their thirties, Mike and Paul meet up and talk into the night. From boyhood to manhood to fatherhood, these are the nights they share.

This Is Not A Wedding

22nd Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Laugh, cry and sing along to the classics as four bridal-clad women attempt to entertain and maintain their dignity, in a last ditch effort to work out what the hell it all means.

An Evening With Tessa Hadley

23rd Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Tessa Hadley has written seven novels - including The London Train and also The Past, which won the Hawthornden Prize - and three collections of short stories. Her new novel, Late in the Day, came out in February this year. Presented with Edge Hill University’s Creative Writing Department.

Living Threads

24th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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What is connecting us? through time and space? centuries and continents? ideas and emotions? reality and imagination? And our bodies?

WOW MACHINE

25th Oct 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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Liverpool electro-pop trio Stealing Sheep present a theatrical-musical-dance-art spectacular, in tribute to the electronic music pioneer Delia Derbyshire. With technical wizardry from experimental performance producers The Kazimier. Expect a mechanical light-up stage, sci-f sunglasses, robotic dance choreography, live music and sparkly suits.

Ghost Stories

28th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Liverpool composer and multi-instrumentalist Neil Campbell's work traverses minimalism, progressive rock, world music & jazz. He has been called 'an outstanding guitarist whose originality of thought makes him far more than just another gifted purveyor of finger acrobatics.' by Classical Guitar Magazine.

Dorian

29th Oct 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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What if a portrait didn't accurately reflect the life you've lived, but could be manipulated to show the life you wish you'd lived? What if your body was changing, but the image you saw of yourself wasn't?

The President’s Wife Is Still Dancing

6th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Join Liz Aggiss, ‘enfant terrible’ of the bus pass generation, and a shamelessly unapologetic funny feminist, in a three tiered event featuring; an extract from her current touring hit and Edinburgh Festival Total Theatre Award winning show Slap and Tickle, a scratch presentation from her new work Crone Alone, and a selection of ridiculous anecdotes from her ‘life on the road’.

Fern Brady: Power & Chaos

7th Nov 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being totally unique and completely fearless her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft.

Love Letters From Blackpool

11th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Twice nominated for best show at Leicester Comedy Fest and Manchester Fringe Love Letters from Blackpool uses songs, recorded interviews, found love letters, poetry and stories to tell this comic tale of Blackpool .

Spider Love

14th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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A work-in-progress reading of a new play created by Jeremy Goldstein from an original script by Mick Goldstein; verse by Henry Woolf; directed by Jen Heyes. Spider Love moves through time and space to celebrate the power of family and friendship, and the lengths we go to preserve it.

TRUTH TO POWER CAFÉ

15th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Truth to Power Café combines memoir, image, poetry, music and live and spontaneous testimony from participants speaking truth to power in response to the question ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’.

What Have YOU Done To Deserve This?

19th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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A quirky performance piece that explores the absurdities of (queer) life through a playful mix of tragi-comedy via the in roads or drag, dance, theatre, stand-up (or stand-down), disco, rejection and destruction.

What Have YOU Done To Deserve This?

20th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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A quirky performance piece that explores the absurdities of (queer) life through a playful mix of tragi-comedy via the in roads or drag, dance, theatre, stand-up (or stand-down), disco, rejection and destruction.

Bost-Uni Plues

21st Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Everyone says university is the best three years of your life! So, what happens next? Join three clowns as they leave the comfort of timetables, deadlines, and student life behind and enter the real world.

James Acaster: COLD LASAGNE HATE MYSELF 1999

23rd Nov 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn't very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious.

Steve Pilgrim

24th Nov 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

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With years of international touring, Steve Pilgrim is a highly acclaimed drummer and singer-songwriter. Well-known as musician with Paul Weller, Steve has performed and shared the stage with Noel Gallagher, Roger Daltry, Kelly Jones, Emeli Sande, Villagers, Lucy Rose, Graham Coxon, Robert Wyatt and Corinne Bailey Rae, to name a few.

Jazz in The Red Bar

25th Nov 2019, 8:00pm

The Arts Centre

The Red Bar transforms into a cabaret style jazz club for The Phil Shotton Quartet. Join us for jazz standards from the 1930's onwards and popular songs from the American songbook - swing music at its best! FREE - just turn up!

The Shadow

26th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Powerful and thought-provoking, Company Chameleon use their athletic and original dance and movement style to explore human behaviour and our darker selves. The result is a gripping piece of dance theatre that questions the identity of our personal shadows and those of our era.

Ilya Kaminsky

28th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Join us for an evening of poetry featuring Ilya Kaminsky.

Smack That (A Conversation)

28th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Beverly is having a party and you are one of her guests. There are games, drinks, shared conversation, energetic dance and heartbreaking moments as she bravely gives a raw and honest account of surviving an abusive relationship.

A Christmas Carol

29th Nov 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash hit solo works such as Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm and Shylock, now brings us Dickens' classic festive fable. Guaranteed to get you into the Christmas Spirit - in many more ways than one!

A Christmas Carol

29th Nov 2019, 2:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson, veteran of many smash hit solo works such as Under Milk Wood, Animal Farm and Shylock, now brings us Dickens' classic festive fable. Guaranteed to get you into the Christmas Spirit - in many more ways than one!

Open Mic Night

2nd Dec 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Edge Hill is bursting with talented students who can sing or dance, recite poetry, play an instrument or have another hidden talent. Book your slot with the Box Office - or be part of the audience. FREE, just turn up!

A Brief History of Christmas

3rd Dec 2019, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

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Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrims’ Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.