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Everyman/Playhouse Autumn Season
Art
Art - one the great new Autumn shows.

The Everyman and Playhouse are braced for a prolific 2003 Autumn season. The stages will be jam packed with classic drama, international theatre and two Christmas productions.

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The Playhouse season opens on 14th October 2003. Some of the highlights include:

ART - an invigorating, yet poignant exploration of what it means to be a friend. Winner of the London Evening Standard and Olivier Awards for Best New Comedy when it opened in London in 1996, ART has since gone on to become the most successful play in Broadway history, winning the coveted Tony Award and breaking box office records on both sides of the Atlantic. The cast for this production will include Christopher Cazenove.

Hannah and Hannah
Hannah and Hanna.

Hannah and Hanna comes to the Everyman during November, the story of a teenage friendship between an English girl and an asylum seeker, which is threatened by society's prejudice and bigotry. Written and directed by John Retallack, Hannah and Hanna was nominated for the 2002 TMA/Barclays Award for Best Play for Young People.

A new adaptation of Flaubert's classic Madam Bovary by Fay Weldon and directed by Polly Teale. Shared Experience has thrilled audiences the world over with their powerful and visually stunning productions and have been a particular success in Liverpool after Mill on the Floss (Playhouse, 2001) and The Magic Toyshop (Everyman 2001).

After the great success of Willy Russell's Educating Rita in October 2002 and his performed reading of Shirley Valentine in April 2003, the Christmas production at the Playhouse will be Breezeblock Park by Willy Russell. Glen Walford, director of the successful Educating Rita, returns to direct an outstanding Liverpool cast, to be announced shortly.

Christmas at the Everyman sees the return of the infamous Rock and Roll panto - this year's offering in the form of Mother Goose. Produced by the same creative team as last year's hit Aladdin - The Wok 'n Roll Panto, Mother Goose promises audiences the usual music and mayhem to entertain and delight all ages.

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FULL LISTINGS FOR AUTUMN 2003

26 September - 11 October 2003
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse present "Master Harold"…and the Boys. A uniquely personal account of a young man's coming of age in the turbulent South Africa of the 1950s. Presented as part of Black History Month. Everyman Theatre. Tickets: £6 - £12

14 - 18 October 2003
Paul Elliot Productions presents Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones. The tale of a small Irish community that collides with the wonderland of Tinseltown. Liverpool Playhouse. Tickets: £6 - £20

16 - 18 October 2003
UK Arts International and RASA Productions present Out of Bounds, written and performed by Rajesh Gopie. The true story of an Indian family growing up in a South African township, during and after apartheid. Presented as part of Black History Month.
Everyman Theatre. Tickets: £6 - £12

23 - 25 October 2003
The Wrestling School present Howard Barker's new play 13 Objects. An intriguing exploration of the intimate connection we often make with everyday objects. Everyman Theatre. Tickets: £6 - £12

28 October - 1 November 2003
Shared Experience present a new adaptation of Flaubert's classic Madame Bovary by Fay Weldon French tale of love affairs and scandal. Liverpool Playhouse. Tickets: 6 - £16

4 - 8 November 2003
Northern Broadsides return with Antigone adapted by Blake Morrison. A refreshingly bold approach to take up the story of Oedipus some years after his death. Everyman Theatre. Tickets: £6 - £12

11 - 15 November 2003
UK Arts International present Hannah and Hanna; a Company of Angels production. A teenage asylum seeker finds friendship with a local girl but can they overcome the prejudice that surrounds them? Everyman Theatre. Tickets: £6 - £12.

17 - 22 November 2003
Michael Harrison Productions in association with David Pugh and Sean Connery present ART by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. West End comedy masterpiece - an invigorating exploration of what it means to be a friend.
Liverpool Playhouse. Tickets: £6 - £20


25 - 29 November 2003
Clwyd Theatr Cymru present A View from a Bridge; Arthur Miller's timeless classic. Moving story of a Brooklyn longshoreman whose world is torn apart by the arrival of two illegal immigrants. Liverpool Playhouse. Tickets: £6 - £16

28 November 2003 - 24 January 2004
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse present Mother Goose.
The Everyman Rock and Roll Pantomime is back with the usual music and mayhem to entertain and delight. Everyman Theatre.
Tickets: £6 - £14.50.

11 December 2003 - 10 January 2004
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse present Breezeblock Park by Willy Russell. Willy Russell's comedy of manners and happy families set on Christmas Eve. Liverpool Playhouse. Tickets: £6 - £16

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