Deaf School will be playing a series of exclusive gigs at a transformed Liverpool Everyman theatre in a return to the street where they were formed 35 years ago.

A year after ‘What A Way To End It All’ opened Mark Davies Markham’s Everyman musical Eric’s, Deaf School will showcase a celebration of their work with special guests to include, amongst others, Henry Priestman.

The Everyman will be transformed into a cabaret-style stage on Thursday 17 September to Saturday 19 September, when the seated audiences can experience one of Liverpool's legendary bands.

Ken Testi, Deaf School manager and Eric’s Club co-founder, said: “Deaf School formed at the art college just along the road and Hope Street is very much their spiritual home. This show will be up close and personal.”

Following their formation in 1974, Deaf School won the Melody Maker Rock Contest in 1975, recorded three albums for Warner Brothers, performed three John Peel sessions, toured extensively in the UK and America and were one of the most popular live acts of their time.

They reformed in 1988 for a series of dates and released 2nd Coming: Liverpool ’88. More recently, shows in 2007 and 2008 have thrilled old and new fans alike.

Deaf School’s return to Hope Street will start at the Everyman theatre from 8pm on Thursday and Friday and 7pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 19 September.

To read the Whatsonstage.com review of Eric’s click here

*Photograph taken by Allan Robinson