The Playhouse hosts bold productions of great plays in the three-tier main house, and intimate, intense new plays in the 70-seat Studio.
Found beneath the Radio City tower in Williamson Square, it is the only surviving Victorian Theatre still in active Theatrical use in Merseyside.
In its first half-century the Playhouse’s acting roster included Robert Donat, Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, John Thaw, Anthony Hopkins, Patricia Routledge, Michael Gambon, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and many, many more. More recently is has featured many high points, one of the most celebrated being the tenure of the Gang of Four – Alan Bleasdale, Chris Bond, Bill Morrison and Willy Russell.
Since it joined forces with the Everyman in 1999, the Playhouse has produced a rich and acclaimed programme including classic drama (such as Kim Cattrall’s Liverpool homecoming in Antony and Cleopatra), new plays (including commissions by Jonathan Harvey and Frank Cottrell-Boyce) and adaptations (such as Roger McGough’s delicious and delirious new versions of Molière and Graham Linehan’s The Ladykillers).
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