What a week is it to be in Liverpool! If you’re looking for stuff to do this week, you’ve picked a good one to be free. We’re filled to the brim with events, shows, dancing, singing and so much more. Liverpool’s creative scene is bursting at the seams with the new Hope Street Theatre opening this week, theatre makers are desperately trying to show off their new work, dance classes are popping up all over the city, the open mic scene is still as vibrant as always and artists animating our streets with new creations. We’ve decided to put together a little what’s on this week for you to see for yourself.
King of the World
Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th June – 7:30pm
What happens when a man with an enormous thirst for power, but a tragically brittle ego is made King of the World? In a kingdom ruthlessly ruled over by a permanently tanned King with strange orange hair, one of his lowliest subjects decides he has had enough of the King’s increasingly mad decrees. Can he survive defying the King, especially when he can’t even depend on the loyalty of his oldest friend? King of the World is a dark comedy and modern day comment on despotic power and how loyalty, trust and friendship are tested under such a regime.
Brought to you by the brilliant director ‘Emma Bird’ and written by the fantastic Brian Coyle, King of the world takes place at 81 Renshaw Street as part of the Liverpool Fringe Festival. If you fancy a night of satirical, political comedy, you know where to go! Go check them out! Tickets are available via the link below;
Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th June – 7:30pm
A dark, twisted, desperate love story about being the wrong person doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. James wanted to write the great American novel. Being British wasn’t going to stop him. He wanted to write the important stories, the life changing stories. And then one night he made a terrible mistake and went for a pint with a friend. And this friend made him a bet. He bet James that he could make money writing for “the Fifty Shades crowd”. And he could. He could make a lot of money writing that corner of the bookshop that came to be called mummy porn. So now James is wildly successful, stupidly rich and thoroughly miserable. He’s drinking too much, he’s driven his wife away and we’re going to spend tonight finding out whether he can write himself a happy ending.
Brought to you by the writer of ‘Those Two Weeks’, Ian Salmon, Venus Rising opens at the brand new ‘Hope Street Theatre’ this Wednesday 6th June! Sam Donovan the pioneer behind the ‘Hope Street Theatre’ has introduced a ‘pay what you feel’ night, which offers an audience to show how much they feel the show is worth. A great concept that gives companies a sense of reality when developing new projects. The show runs from Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th June and tickets are £12 available via this link;
Dance Little Liar
Thursday 7th June – 8pm
Summer is approaching us fast! Which means beach party’s and weddings are on the horizon! Which also means there’s lots of late night dancing to be done! Have you ever wished to wow on the floor and knock the socks off everyone in the room well wish no more, we’re here to help! ‘Dance Little Liar’ is an event for beginners and professionals alike where we will dive into the world of Urban Latin and Street Ballroom to old skool hip hop and RnB.
Dance Little Liar takes place as part of the Liverpool Arts Society project, ‘The Underground Arts Society’ a weekly event taking place in the Jacaranda club that showcases a different art form each week. Previous events have celebrated and showcased different art forms, ‘sketchy’ being an innovative portrait class that brings people together to share creative ideas whilst working on different drawing exercises and ‘We Want Women’, celebrating the talents of female performance artists in the city in an all female open mic night. These events take place every week at 8pm, so be sure to stay tuned on social media to see what is planned for next week, but for now, come and learn some new moves that you can show off at the after party!
Tickets are free, so just turn up and party your pants off!
Thursday 7th June 6pm & 8:30pm
Everyone says that university is the best three years of your life! So what happens next? What happens when you still have questions, but everyone expects you to have all the answers? Based on the true experiences and stories told by graduates, join three clowns as they leave the comfort of timetables, deadlines, and student life behind and enter the ‘real’ world. A world full of expectation, ‘proper jobs’ and council tax. Bost-Uni Plues is an explosion of energy, honesty, dance, movement, techno, and plain silliness that tackles the ‘criminally untouched’ topic of post-uni blues.
Brought to you by the new and amazingly talented company ‘Ugly Bucket Theatre’, ‘Bost-Uni Plues takes place in Frederiks bar as part of the ‘Liverpool Fringe Festival’. A fantastic fast paced, hilarious play that focuses on real life issues and real emotions. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before, so make sure you don’t miss it!
2 shows that start at 6pm and 8:30pm and tickets are available via the link;
Saturday 9th June 8pm
The Liverpool Arts Society embark on yet another immersive club night in the city, this time with a new story and theme. Past events have taken audiences back to a 1920’s speakeasy, a 1950’s Homecoming dance and to world famous Moulin Rouge. In their signature style using interactive performers, live music and wacky set design, they manage to bring to life a world, time and place of a different era. Audience members in the past have been fascinated with how the events move and come to life around you. You’re sucked into a story and literally follow the characters through the journey they’re on, all whilst enjoying a night out.
Sin City will dive into a world of colour and imagination. Set in a dystopian city filled with crooks, liars and cheats, there’ll be lights, music, dancing and so many secrets for you to find. Creative Director, Alex Medlicott, says; “This is our most exciting one yet as it gives us the real task of playing with colour. It will be wild, sexy, big and bold, but you’ll also find detail in every character. We’re really excited by the idea of trying to make our event as comic-like as possible. It really gives us the freedom to be creative and play with not only the design of the night but also the weird and wonderful characteristics we can give characters. If you engage and immerse yourself in the world, you’ll fall deep into the story and never want to leave the exciting world we create.” Come on down to ‘Nancy’s’, interact with the characters, enjoy the music and find out for yourself, who did it! But remember, in Sin City, nothing is as it seems.
The show starts at 8pm on Saturday 9th June, tickets are £5 and are available via the link below;
Make sure you check out what you can in the city this week and if you do, please get in touch and let us know what you thought!