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Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre is a theatre at 1 Roe Street. Built in 1938 in an Art Deco style during the war well-known artists including Ivor Novello, John Gielgud and Richard Burton appeared. Judi Dench made her professional stage debut at the theatre in 1957 with R.E.M., David Bowie and U2 playing there during the 80s. In 1990 the building was listed as Grade II, highlighting the fact that it is a major part of Liverpool's heritage.

Andrea Nixon, executive director of The Tate Liverpool.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Fazakerley at the Royal Court

Royal Court boldly goes where no Christmas show has gone before

Philip Key reviews The Hitchhiker's Guide to Fazakerley

Angela Simms & Jack Rigby in The Hitchhikers Guide to Fazakerley at the Royal Court. Picture: Andrew Teebay

A very Scouse space odyssey opens tonight

Playwright Fred Lawless on The Hitchhiker's Guide to Fazakerley at the Royal Court

Laurel and Hardy in the 1933 film Sons of the Desert

Theatre? That's another fine mess you've got me into!

Roy Brandon on playing Stan Laurel in the Royal Court's production of Sons of the Desert

John Power at the Royal Court Theatre

Review: Lennon at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

John Power and a Fab supporting cast bring Lennon legend alive

John Power in Liverpool's Royal Court theatre

John Power on making his stage debut as John Lennon at the Royal Court

"I told the theatre they can shove the wig" says Cast frontman

Roy Brandon as Stan Laurel and Michael Starke as Oliver Hardy in the Royal Court Liverpool's Sons of the Desert

Laurel and Hardy cast announced for Royal Court's Sons of the Desert

Michael Starke and Oliver Hardy are excited to play Laurel and Hardy on stage


Review: John Godber’s Bouncers, Royal Court Liverpool

It is easy to see why Bouncers remains John Godber’s most successful comedy – has some acute observations about 1980s youth culture and provides its four performers with plenty of comic opportunities

Actors Danny O'Brien, Michael Starke, Paul Broughton and Mark Womack, who are all starring in the forthcoming comedy 'Bouncers' at the Royal Court

THEATRE INTERVIEW: Michael Starke on starring in John Godber’s Bouncers at Royal Court Liverpool

Theatre restored Michael Starke’s confidence after Coronation Street ‘didn’t work out’, he tells Laura Davis in a break from rehearsing for a Royal Court comedy

THEATRE REVIEW: Ladies Day, Royal Court Liverpool

LADIES Day at Aintree and for four friends in a Kirkby fish-packing factory, it’s a time for high jinks, big hats and even bigger dramas.

Theatre firm chooses Liverpool for its Northern base

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THEATRE and film production company Thirty7 Productions has chosen Liverpool over Manchester for its new North West base.

THEATRE REVIEW: Hope, Royal Court Liverpool

IN A Blundellsands house, an insomniac author sits in front of a typewriter, bathed in the glow of a TV set upon which Laurel and Hardy are singing the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

René Zagger (Guy) and Mark Womack (Norm) in Hope, which is premiering at the Royal Court

THEATRE INTERVIEW: Mark Womack on returning to the stage after eight years with Hope at the Royal Court Liverpool

Mark Womack is nervous about returning to the stage for the first time in eight years – but at least it’s in his home city, he tells Laura Davis.

Liverpool Royal Court Theatre appoints Ken Alexander new artistic director

THE Royal Court Theatre has appointed the first artistic director under its current management.

THEATRE REVIEW: Les Dennis stars in Jigsy, Royal Court Liverpool

JOBBING comic Jigsy has seen it all – a boy singer beating him on Opportunity Knocks, Ken Dodd on the witness stand, his mother being given the last rites eight times and the bottom of countless pint glasses.

THEATRE REVIEW: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Royal Court Liverpool

ON FIRST impressions, the Liverpool Shakespeare Festival’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is trying too hard to be accessible.

BT internet

43,000 more people in Liverpool go online for first time in past year

THE number of people in Liverpool who do not have access to the internet was slashed by more than 43,000 in the past year.

Hillsborough disaster,1989

Hillsborough file archive could get permanent home in Liverpool

THE soon-to-be-disclosed Hillsborough tragedy files could be permanently stored in Liverpool.

Match of the Day presenter, Gary Lineker

TV Review: BBC football coverage is a shadow of what it should be

IT'S one of those curiosities of the TV schedule I've never really understood: Why do both the BBC and ITV insist on screening the same football matches at the end of international tournaments?

Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre will reopen its doors to the public next week

Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre will reopen its doors to the public next week

THE newly-refurbished Royal Court Theatre will reopen its doors to the public next week after the completion of the first phase of its planned £10.6m redevelopment.


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