The first wave of shows for the second annual Liverpool Theatre Festival taking place in September have been announced today (Friday 25 June), with tickets going on sale at 10am.
The inaugural Liverpool Theatre Festival was created by Liverpool theatre producer Bill Elms and staged in September 2020.
Bill stepped in to bring entertainment back to audiences after theatres across the country were ordered to close their doors as part of the first Coronavirus lockdown in March 2020.
The outdoor festival went on to be a huge success, scooping an award and shortlisted for further accolades, winning praise across the industry for once again giving live performance a platform during the most challenging of times.
Liverpool Theatre Festival runs between Wednesday 1 September and Sunday 12 September 2021.
The 10-day event features mainstream and established acts, artists, and productions – giving Liverpool and regional talent a platform for live outdoor performance. The festival will adhere to all Covid-19 and Government guidelines required at the time.
The festival’s first six shows have been announced as The Last Five Years on Friday 3 September; Everybody’s Talking About Musicals on Saturday 4 September; Electric Dreams on Sunday 5 September; Opera Beneath The Stars on Thursday 9 September; Broken Biscuits on Friday 10 September; with Something About George – The George Harrison Story closing the festival on Sunday 12 September. Tickets are on sale now. More shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
The announcement comes just two weeks before Little LTF, the festival’s new sister event takes place. Little LTF will run between Monday 12 July and Sunday 18 July 2021, it will premiere and champion 14 new works at St Luke’s Bombed Out Church in a different stage set-up to the main festival.
Producer and artistic director Bill Elms commented: “Since we announced the return of Liverpool Theatre Festival back in March, we’ve been met with nothing but excitement and a real appetite for a return to theatre and live entertainment. It has been a real pleasure and deeply inspiring talking to the incredibly talented creative teams, who are literally counting down the days until they can once again entertain live audiences and do what they do best.
“We’re delighted to announce the first wave of shows for our September festival, the timing is perfect and just two weeks before the inaugural staging of Little LTF, our new sister festival to premiere and champion new works and rising talent. We will be revealing the full programme for Liverpool Theatre Festival in the coming weeks. We set the bar high last year, and we can confidently say that this year the quality and talent is once again excellent. Come and join us – theatre is most definitely back.”