Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse announces 2024 season

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse has unveiled its 2024 season of shows.

The venue’s line up features world premieres, classic plays, and intriguing projects developed in collaboration with their Associate Companies.

As the Everyman Theatre celebrates its 60th anniversary, for 2024 the spotlight is on three home-grown productions, including two that have been birthed from the theatre’s playwright programs.

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse 2024 season

The Legend of Ned Ludd (20 April – 11 May)

Written by Joe Ward Munrow and directed by Jude Christian, this play is a bold exploration of capitalism’s evolution. It journeys from the 19th-century Luddite revolution against budding technology, moving through locations such as London, Liverpool, and Lagos. Munrow, a former writer affiliated with the theatre, shared his excitement for the play’s innovative concept, where a “machine” selects scenes for the actors, presenting a unique challenge for performers and an unpredictable experience for the audience.

Tell Me How It Ends (12 June – Saturday 22 June)

A poignant portrayal of Liverpool during the threatening times of the AIDS epidemic, this narrative chronicles the blossoming bond between two queer individuals amidst prevailing uncertainties. Penned by Tasha Dowd, a Young Everyman Playhouse Writers program alum, and winner of the 2023 Homotopia Writers’ Award, the play paints a hopeful picture of resilience, camaraderie, and love.

The Lieutenant of Inishmore (21 September – Saturday 12 October)

A brainchild of the renowned Martin McDonagh, this Olivier Award-winning comedic masterpiece is a tumultuous amalgamation of dark humor, violence, and unexpected twists. Directed by Chris Sonnex, Artistic Director of Cardboard Citizens, this play promises a riveting experience for the Liverpool audience.

The 2024 season further solidifies the theatre’s partnerships with Associate Companies, such as Homotopia and Cardboard Citizens. A major collaborative project with Talawa Theatre Company is slated for a February 2024 announcement.

Moreover, the award-winning Young Everyman Playhouse program will be presenting a Young People and Community Festival in July.

In addition to their own theatrical spectacles, the Everyman and Playhouse ensure that the best of UK theatre graces Liverpool. This includes their co-production with Nottingham Playhouse and UK Productions of The Kite Runner, which has since enjoyed a stint on Broadway. Further touring shows include musical Unfortunate and My Beautiful Laundrette.

As the curtains rise and fall throughout the year, it will conclude with a dazzling display of talent in the legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll panto which for 2024 will be Rapunzel.

Mark Da Vanzo, CEO for the theatres said: “I’m proud to unveil a year that embodies our unwavering dedication to artistic innovation, nurturing talent, and social transformation. The foundations of which were laid back in 1964 when those first creative sparks were lit at the Everyman. I hope audiences, young and old, will find plenty to entertain and inspire them in the year ahead at both our theatres. A warm welcome awaits.”

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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