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2022 SCHOOLS SEASON

After another crazy year (thanks Covid!) we’re back open again and ready to welcome you back to our fabulous multi-arts centre. In 2022, we're bringing an incredible selection of shows that will delight audiences of all ages and introduce them to the beauty of theatre.

EDWARD THE EMU

Monday 9 May - 1pm
Tuesday 10 May - 10am & 1pm

Duration: 50 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 4+

The award-winning creative team from Monkey Baa Theatre Company are back with a brand-new take on another much-loved tale, Edward the Emu. More than an adaptation, this is a unique imagining of two beloved picture books, Edward the Emu and Edwina the Emu, combining the plights of both emus in one heartfelt, clever and funny new tale.


COMING OF AGE

Wednesday, 18 May - 11am & 7:30pm
Thursday, 19 May - 11am & 7:30pm
Friday, 20 May - 11am & 7:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 12+

Coming of Age is an unconventional love story. We follow Jenny, the working-class daughter of a labouring man from humble beginnings, and Peter, the progeny of new money as they fall in love. Together they come of age against the backdrop of WWII, facing challenges of rationing, conscription and mechanised warfare. This historical drama watches two star-crossed lovers fight to be together against the adversity of their class and circumstances. Written by LPAE’s own Tony Woollams, it asks us to consider how far have we come, and what we have to learn from the repetition of history.


I WAS THERE

Thursday, 23 June – 10am & 12:30pm 
Friday, 24 June – 10am, 12:30pm & 7pm

Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 12+

Young refugees now attending Holroyd High School and the Intensive English Centre, will charm and inspire you with their humour, honesty and innocence as they perform pivotal moments from their lives. It’s the magic of authentic voices, calling us to share their stories of horror and joy, of laughter and pain, of wonder and resilience.


THEM

Tuesday, 16 August - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 17 August - 10am & 1pm

Duration: 80 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 12+

From multiple-award winning playwright Samah Sabawi comes THEM — a compelling tale of survival, friendship, and the things we are willing to do to protect the ones we love. THEM tells the story of one young family as they face the decision whether to flee their war-torn city. Omar, Leila and their young child are counting down the days. Their friends enjoy fantasies of escape and the arrival of Omar’s sister brings a real chance to get out – but at what cost?

ERTH'S PREHISTORIC WORLD

Tuesday, 6 September – 1pm 
Wednesday, 7 September – 10am & 1pm

Duration: 50 - 55 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 5+

Bringing ancient creatures from land and sea together in one show, Erth's Prehistoric World is the perfect combination of theatrical magic and charm. It takes the audience to the bottom of the ocean to discover ancient bio-luminescent creatures and incredible marine reptiles, and then back to dry land to witness some of the most amazing dinosaurs to have ever walked this Earth.

ROMEO AND JULIET

14 September - 11am & 7:30pm 
15 September - 11am & 7:30pm
16 September - 11am & 7:30pm 

Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)
Suitable for ages 12+

From historic feud to the ill-fated union, Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet finds new significance this spring in the Liverpool Performing Arts Ensemble’s production of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. This tale of forbidden young love is a timeless classic that you don’t want to miss.