What’s On in Liverpool: Book of Mormon, Sarah Millican and Commonwealth Games Baton


Book of Mormon at Liverpool Empire, Sarah Millican at M&S ​​Bank Arena, Commonwealth Games Queens Baton Relay, Tickle the Ivories and more.

With the warm weather set to arrive this weekend, it’s time to get out and enjoy what the city has to offer.

The Book of Mormon – Liverpool Empire Theatre

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Liverpool Empire Theatre. Image: coward_lion – stock.adobe.com

The Book of Mormon, Broadway’s hit musical written by the creators of Southpark, comes to the Liverpool Empire Theater far from their home in Salt Lake City from Tuesday July 19th to Saturday August 6th.

Sarah Millican – M&S Bank Arena

Sarah Millican is on tour with her new stand-up show

Sarah Millican is coming to the M&S Bank Arena with Bobby Dazzler on Saturday 16th July and Sunday 17th July. In her new stand-up show, you’ll find out what happens when you cover your mouth, a surprisingly hilarious swab, and just how downright awful a float tank can be.

Commonwealth Games Staff Relay – Pier Head to Princes Park

The Queen’s Baton Relay arrives in Liverpool on Monday. Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images

Olympians Beth Tweddle and Tom Bosworth, a Special Olympics winner and five community heroes will take part in the Queen’s Baton Relay when it arrives in Liverpool next week. On Monday 18th July the city will welcome the relay which aims to bring communities together in preparation for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

On Monday at 8am Beth will start Liverpool’s leg of the relay which will start at Pier Head near the Beatles statue. Each Batonbearer then travels on foot through the Albert Dock towards Keel Wharf. From Keel Wharf, a short drive takes the remaining baton bearers to Princes Avenue, where they are carried along the avenue to Princes Park, where they are greeted by a line of school children.

Mummy! I’m here! – Royal court theatre

Mummy! I am Ere – Royal Court Theatre

Mummy! I’m here! Located at the Royal Court in Liverpool from now until July 16th. The play first hit the scene in 2015, a complete twist on Mamma Mia (but with absolutely no ABBA songs). This show wants you to sing and dance in the aisles while partying good times at Disco Boogie Wonderland!

Tickle the Ivories Festival – Liverpool ONE

Tickle the Ivory Coast at Liverpool ONE.

Liverpool ONE has welcomed back its popular Tickle the Ivories piano festival, offering both aspiring and professional musicians a platform to showcase their skills. The ten-week event, which runs until 11 September, encourages local talent to get involved and fill the streets of Liverpool city center with sounds ranging from classical to dance music. The pianos can be used free of charge.

📍Sugar House Steps, South John Street, St Peters Square, College Lane and the Galleria.

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder – World Museum

Doctor Who Wonder Worlds at World Museum Liverpool

An exciting new interactive exhibition exploring the world of science in the Doctor Who universe. The star of the show will be the TARDIS technology room, where fans can learn about time travel and whether science could make it a reality. There will be a monster vault where creatures from decades of the show, like Daleks, Cybermen and Weeping Angels, will be analyzed as if they were real. This runs until October 2022.

The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics – Walker Art Gallery

A woman looks at the artwork on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Uncover conflict, scandal and mysteries at The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics at Walker Art Gallery. Featuring around a hundred objects with nearly seventy works from the National Portrait Gallery. It is the first time that such a significant number of these famous portraits have been loaned for an exhibition. Presenting Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, some of the best-known figures in English history, are instantly recognizable in the portraits, which have retained their likeness for five hundred years. This runs until Monday 29 August.

Radical Landscapes – Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s latest exhibition explores the climate emergency, activism and trespassing. Radical Landscapes is a collection of over 150 paintings, sculptures, photographs and films that offers a fresh look at the British countryside and the art it inspires. Ruth Ewan’s Back to the Fields brings living plants and trees to the heart of the exhibition. This is open now and will run until September 4th.


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