THEATRE: The musical version of Helen Forrester’s autobiography Twopence to Cross the Mersey, above, returns to the Empire with a revised script. The show is a proven favourite with Liverpool audiences and promises to bring a tear to your eye.Empire Theatre until October 17, tickets £12-£26.50, 0844 847 2525.
CLASSICAL: The Badke Quartet perform as part of the Rodewald Concert Series in a programme that includes Haydn’s String Quartet Op.76, No.1 and Bartok’s String Quartet No.3. The Badke Quartet may be youthful, but under the tutelage of the Alban Berg Quartet, they’ve picked up a string of international prizes.Small Concert Room, St George’s Hall, tickets £16, 0151 709 3789.
THEATRE: Touring company Red Ladder brings a dark comic play for all the family, fusing puppetry and surreal style. Sixteen-year-old Toby believes he's a failure, his parents are frightened and then there’s Grandma Lilly who’s losing her mind. She leads Toby into a mystery of half memories and secrets.Unity Theatre, tickets £9 (£7 concs), 0151 709 4988.