PICTURED: EMMERDALE’S Katie Sugden – Sammy Winward – gets on her gladrags and takes on ugly sisters Crissy Rock, left, and Sarah White in Cinderella at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre (Dec 6-Jan 5). Joining them are Samantha Palin, Andrew Geater, Warren Donnelly and Lewis Devine.
CHRIS GROVES takes a look at what’s on over the festive season . . .
‘till Jan 18: Peter Pan. Royal Court, Liverpool. This is not for kids so treat yourselves to a babysitter and book in for a great night out! BSL Dec 3, 8pm. Audio described, Dec 4, 8pm.
‘till Jan 18: Jack and the Beanstalk. Theatre Clwyd, Mold.
Jan 17: The Simon & Garfunkel Story. Regent, Stoke. Direct from London’s Lyric Theatre.
Jan 17: Liverpool Legends – In Conversation. Liverpool Empire. Phil Thompson, Danny Murphy and Bruce Grobbelaar.
Jan 17: Mr Blue Sky. The Brindley, Runcorn. ELO AGAIN are back with their stunning ‘Re-Discovery Tour’ celebrating the music of Jeff Lynne.
Jan 17: The Sounds of Simon. The Brindley (Studio). Runcorn. Tribute show.
Jan 17: The Russian State Ballet of Siberia – Sleeping Beauty. Grand Theatre, Blackpool.
Jan 17: UK Pink Floyd Experience 2020. Theatre Royal, St Helens. Tribute show. Jan 18: Believe – The Cher Songbook. Charter Theatre, Preston. Turn back time and celebrate the Goddess of Pop.
Jan 18: Sing-A-Long-The Greatest Showman. Liverpool Empire.
Jan 20-25: Once. Liverpool Empire. Broadway and West End hit musical love story with a bittersweet difference.
Jan 21: Ellen Kent’s La Bohème. Palace Theatre, Manchester. One of the most romantic operas ever written.
Jan 24-25: Murder on Mulholland Drive. Theatre Clwyd.
Jan 24: The Magic of Motown – Reach Out. The smash hit show returns recreating the sublime legendary musicianship that were the making of Motown.
Jan 24: Lennon Retrospective. The Brindley, Runcorn. A night of music from one of the world’s top songwriters.
Jan 25: The Christians. Brindley, Runcorn. Formed in Liverpool in 1986 The Christians went on to become one of the UK’s biggest soul bands.
Jan 25: Moscow City Ballet presents The Nutcracker. Palace Theatre, Manchester. Complete with live orchestra, breath-taking choreography and dazzling performances.
Jan 27-Feb 1: Frankenstein. Theatre Clwyd, Mold.
Jan 27-Feb 8: We Will Rock You. Palace Theatre, Manchester. The worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton returns to the UK.
Jan 28-Feb 1: Curtains. Liverpool Empire. It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally!
Jan 30: Roy Chubby Brown. The Brindley. Runcorn.
Jan 31: Library of Screams. The Brindley, Runcorn. Classic spine-tinglers from the golden age of horror are given a new lease of blood in this original stage chiller.
Jan 31: Showaddywaddy 2020. Theatre Royal, St Helens.
Jan 31: Joe Brown in Concert. Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe takes to the road to celebrate 60 years in the business.
Feb 2: Rhod Gilbert-The Book of John. Liverpool Empire.
Feb 2: You Win Again. Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Direct from London’s West End – Celebrating the Music of The Bee Gees.
Feb 6: Crooners. The Brindley, Runcorn. The music show bringing all your much-loved, big band hits to the stage.