The Everyman & Playhouse theatres’ stages will come alive once again this September, as ‘Our Lady of Blundellsands’ and ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ both open to full capacity audiences.

Our Lady of Blundellsands returns to the Everyman from 17 September to 9 October – 18 months after the production prematurely closed its doors due to the Covid pandemic. Directed by Nick Bagnall, the production is a hilariously twisted comedy drama by writer Jonathan Harvey (Gimme. Gimme, Gimme), starring Josie Lawrence, Nana Amoo-Gottfried, Gemma Brodrick, Joanne Howarth, Mickey Jones and Nathan McMullen.

Our Lady of Blundellsands invites us into the life of Sylvie. Frozen in time, she inhabits a fantasy world. Sylvie is supported by her sister Garnet, who fans the flames of Sylvie’s fantasies. When the family come up to Liverpool for a birthday, Garnet has a secret of her own, which means this family party isn’t going to be a pretty one.

At the Playhouse, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof opens on Wednesday 22 September, in a co-production with Curve Leicester and English Touring Theatre.

A bold new revival of Tennessee Williams’ lyrical Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, directed by Anthony Almeida, the production is a blazing portrayal of what it takes to survive in a society where we’re all desperate to feel free.

Mark Da Vanzo, chief executive at Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust, said:

“We can’t wait to welcome back fuller capacity audiences to the Everyman and Playhouse. It’s been a long time coming but well worth the wait with such fantastic shows at both theatres. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our audiences and staff and are delighted to be back at a larger scale.”

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