Dirty Dancing (C) Alistair Muir

From timeless tales to iconic classics, here’s our pick of must-see shows in Liverpool this May.

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage

Liverpool Empire Theatre
Monday 6th – Saturday 11th May

Iconic classic Dirty Dancing is back! Featuring 35 hit songs including ‘Do you love me?’ and ‘(I’ve had) The time of my life’, the hit film comes alive on stage. Relive the story of Baby and Johnny, as they meet during one summer they’ll never forget.

The Worst Witch

Liverpool Playhouse
Tuesday 28th May – Saturday 1st June

Adapted from Jill Murphy’s original books by Emma Reeves, The Worst Witch flies into the Liverpool Playhouse this May. Accident prone Mildred goes from ordinary teenager to teenage witch, in this story that combines magic, music and more.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Epstein Theatre

Sunday 19th – Monday 20th May

Created by Jonathan Rockefeller and based on Eric Carle’s stories, The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show is fantastic family fun. Featuring puppets, characters from stories including Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks and of course, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this show is sure to delight generations of readers who grew up with these timeless tales.

My Fairfield Lady

Royal Court Liverpool
26th April – 25th May

Liverpool’s Royal Court reinvent the classic My Fair Lady, with this brilliant and comedic twist on the tale. Lizzie needs to pass herself off as a scouser after meeting a young man called Higson, who is standing to inherit a huge fortune. With a little help from her friends, can Lizzie and Higson pull it off, for money or for love?

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