Theatre Shows & Tickets

Our partnership with Ambassador Theatre Tickets enables us to give you a summary of some of the upcoming shows with links to the pages where you can purchase your tickets:

War Horse
Liverpool Empire Theatre atgtickets.com/liverpool
15th November – 2nd December

At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert’s beloved horse, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. He’s soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man’s land. Albert, who remained on his parents’ Devon farm, cannot forget Joey. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-sized horses by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Cilla The Musical
Palace Theatre, Manchester atgtickets.com/manchester
21st – 25th November

Starring Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla, Andrew Lancel as Brian Epstein and Carl Au as Bobby, it’s the  heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV television series by Bafta-Award winner Jeff Pope that tells the story of an ordinary girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead her to becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time.

Crazy For You
Liverpool Empire Theatre atgtickets.com/liverpool
5th – 9th December

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical starring Tom Chambers (Top Hat and Strictly Come Dancing), Caroline Flack (Strictly Come Dancing, Love Island, The X Factor) and Charlotte Wakefield (Sound Of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) featuring a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook.

Mistaken identities, heartbreak, happiness and a wealth of memorable tunes, including I Got Rhythm, They Can’t Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It and Embraceable You all feature in this exhilarating celebration of the great Broadway musicals.

Cinderella
Liverpool Empire Theatre atgtickets.com/liverpool
16th December – 7th January 2018

Liverpool Empire audiences shall go to the ball this festive season, at the greatest pantomime of them all, Cinderella.

Join Cinders as she transforms from rags to riches and outwits her very Ugly Sisters in this magical pantomime starring Hollyoaks, Blue and musical theatre star Duncan James as the handsome Prince Charming, I’d Do Anything winner Jodie Prenger as the Fairy Godmother and Comedian John Evans as Buttons.

Brought to you by Qdos Entertainment, the world’s biggest pantomime producer, Cinderella features all of the ingredients of the perfect pantomime; a fabulous cast and orchestra, laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery and special effects, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses for all the family to enjoy.

Jersey Boys
Liverpool Empire Theatre atgtickets.com/liverpool
10th – 20th January

This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical.

Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide.

Featuring hit after legendary hit including Beggin’, December 1963 (Oh What A Night), Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Walk Like A Man, Bye Bye Baby, Big Girls Don’t Cry and many more, Jersey Boys is a story full of heart, humour and ‘sheer musical razzmatazz’ (The Sunday Express) you simply will never forget.

The Band: Take That’s New Musical
Liverpool Empire Theatre atgtickets.com/liverpool
23rd January – 3rd February 2018

Written by award winning writer Tim Firth, The Band is a beautiful story for anyone who grew up with a boyband and how those songs became the soundtrack to their lives.

For five 16 year old girls in 1992, the band is everything.  25 years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

Featuring the music of Take That whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five to Five.

Sunset Boulevard
Liverpool Empire; click here to purchase tickets via ATG tickets
19th – 24th February 2018

Michael Harrison and David Ian present the Curve production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award®-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, stars Ria Jones, who received standing ovations every night when performing the role at the London Coliseum, as Norma Desmond and Strictly Come Dancing‘s Danny Mac as Joe Gillis.

One of the all-time great musicals, Sunset Boulevard is a compelling story of romance and obsession, based on Billy Wilder’s legendary film, with Don Black and Christopher Hampton’s wonderful book and lyrics.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Liverpool Empire atgtickets.com/liverpool 
1st – 5th May 2018

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel) Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might As Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, Locomotion, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling, On Broadway and We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.

Shrek The Musical
Liverpool Empire atgtickets.com/liverpool
12th – 24th June 2018
Palace Theatre, Manchester atgtickets.com/manchester
16th-28th January 2018

Based on the story and characters from the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks Animation film, this hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.

Join Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from her tower, guarded by a fire breathing love-sick dragon. Add the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got an irresistible mix of adventure, laughter and romance, guaranteed to delight audiences of all ages!