"Liverpool Playhouse and Everyman theatres are curently enjoying a new lease of life"
Independent on Sunday, January 2004
As Liverpool prepares to take on the mantle of European Capital of Culture in 2008, the Everyman and Playhouse are experiencing a dramatic upsurge in creative activity. Since January, we have been continually in production, creating shows which have ensured that Made In Liverpool is widely recognised as a stamp of theatrical quality once again.
“Very moving indeed”
The Times on The Entertainer
“Expertly acted… beautifully designed”
Daily Telegraph on Still Life
and The Astonished Heart
The Guardian on The Mayor of Zalamea
The Independent on Yellowman
Around our in-house productions, we host some of the finest touring companies from around the country, to offer a rich and varied programme for the people of Livepool and Merseyside, and for the increasing number of visitors to our city.
But there is more to these theatres than simply the work on our stages. We have a busy Literary Department, working to nurture the next generation of Liverpool playwrights. A wide-ranging Community Department takes our work to all corners of the city and surrounding areas, and works in partnership with schools, colleges, youth and community groups to open up the theatres to all. And we are the city’s major employer of theatre artists, artisans and skilled support staff.
Our aim is for these theatres to be an engine for creative excellence, artistic adventure, and audience involvement: firmly rooted in our community, yet both national and international in scope and ambition.
"The Everyman and Playhouse really are on a roll"
Liverpool Echo, April 2004