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Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse announces new season for winter 2018

The venue has announced a series of shows and touring productions that will feature in its two theatres later this year

Paper Cinema's Macbeth, Sara Pascoe and The Unreturning

The Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse has announced its lineup for the winter of 2018.

A number of touring productions feature across the season, including the new stage version of The Lovely Bones (25 September to 6 October), Kneehigh and O-Region's Fup (9 to 13 October), Paper Cinema and Battersea Arts Centre's Macbeth (6 to 8 November) and BAC Beatbox Academy's Frankenstein (9 to 10 November).

Other touring productions include the Original Theatre Company and York Theatre Royal's production of Alan Bennett's The Habit of Art featuring Matthew Kelly (23 to 27 October), the West Yorkshire Playhouse's production of Still Alice, Northern Broadsides and York Theatre Royal's They Don't Pay? We Won't Pay (30 October to 3 November) and Frantic Assembly and Theatre Royal Plymouth's The Unreturning (16 October to 20 October).

Theatre company 1927 revives black comedy The Animals and Children Took To the Streets from 17 to 20 October, synchronising live music, performance and animation. Theatre 6 will perform an actor-musician version of Jane Austen's Persuasion, which runs from 9 to 13 October.

Young Everyman Playhouse company will present The Making of Medea, based on the Greek Myth of the same name. Performed in a true crime documentary format, the show runs from 31 October to 3 November.

Liverpool actor Mark Arends will present The Missing Light, the story of two elderly friends who go on a surprising journey. It runs from 2 to 3 November. Mark Kermode will visit the venue with his musical misadventure How Does It Feel? on 13 November. Sara Pascoe comes to the venue with her touring production LadsLadsLads on 30 October.

Spymonkey's madcap production of A Christmas Carol will run across the festive season, alongside the venue's rock'n'roll pantomime The Snow Queen.

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