As a critic your heart can sink when a venerable piece of work is once again dredged up for a national tour no-one is clamouring for but John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is such a brilliantly written piece that every new production seems to find new truth in his words.

The Liverpool Playhouse will become the first port of call for a musical written by Grammy award-winning Sting, as The Last Ship begins its first UK tour in Liverpool from 9th – 14th April.

Coinciding with Shakespeare Week, Daniel Taylor Productions has announced the names of two young Liverpool actors who will play Romeo and Juliet in an alternating repertoire of Shakespeare’s classic plays at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre from Wednesday 11th – Saturday 21st April.

The 5 world-class illusionists of Champions Of Magic come to the Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent for two nights only from Monday 2nd – Tuesday 3rd April, following sold out shows across the globe, five star rave reviews and a run in London’s West End.

Ramps On The Moon return to West Yorkshire Playhouse with Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good in April.

In 1787, ships with over 700 convicts on board set sail on an eight-month voyage. When they arrive in Australia, their survival is by no means certain. Tension is high as supplies are running out, the convicts are stealing food or trying to escape and the guards are threatening mutiny.

A unique collaboration of one of the finest voices and one of the finest brass bands in the UK has just been announced. Liverpool Philharmonic Hall has been selected as one of the venues to host an evening on Sunday 29th April.

EastEnders’ Rita Simons, Lucie Jones, who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with ‘Never Give Up On You, and Bill Ward, star of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are to star in a major new UK tour of  the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical.

After 10 years in the UK and two West End seasons, Evita is set to captivate audiences at Storyhouse Chester from Tuesday 17th April to Saturday 21st April 2018. The story of an ordinary woman’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary power and iconic status.