What’s New in Liverpool: Book of Mormon, Sarah Millican and Commonwealth Games Witness

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

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

The Book of Mormon – Liverpool Empire Theater

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Empire Theater in Liverpool. Image: coward_lion – stock.adobe.com

The Book of Mormon, the hit Broadway musical from the creators of Southpark, arrives at the Liverpool Empire Theater from Tuesday July 19th to Saturday August 6th. The musical follows a pair of Mormon boys sent on a mission to a place that is far from their home in Salt Lake City.

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 July 16 and Sunday July 17. In his new stand-up show, you’ll learn what happens when your mouth shuts, a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a flotation tank can actually be.

Commonwealth Games Baton 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 champion and five community heroes will take part in the Queen’s Baton relay when it arrives in Liverpool next week. On Monday July 18, the city will host the relay, which aims to bring communities together in the build-up to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

At 8am on Monday, Beth will kick off the Liverpool relay leg which will start at the Pier Head, near the Beatles statue. Each Batonbearer will then walk across Albert Dock towards Keel Wharf. From Keel Wharf a short drive will take the remaining Batonbearers to Princes Avenue where they will be transported along the avenue, to Princes Park where a number of school children will greet them.

Mom ! I am ‘Ere! – Royal Court Theater

Mom ! I Am Ere – Royal Court Theater

Mom ! I am ‘Ere! Is at the Royal Court in Liverpool until July 16. The play first appeared on stage in 2015, a full version of Mamma Mia (but without any ABBA songs), this show wants you to sing and dance in the aisles as you celebrate the good times in the Disco Boogie Wonderland!

Tickle the Ivories Festival – Liverpool ONE

Tickle the Ivories at the Liverpool ONE.

Liverpool ONE has once again hosted its much-loved piano festival, Tickle the Ivories, giving aspiring and professional musicians a platform to showcase their skills. The ten-week event, which runs until September 11, encourages local talent to get involved and fill the streets of Liverpool city center with sounds ranging from classical to dance music. The pianos are free to use.

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

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder – World Museum

Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder at the World Museum Liverpool

An exciting new interactive exhibit exploring the world of science in the Doctor Who universe. The star of the show will be the TARDIS Tech Room where fans can learn about time travel and whether it could be made possible through science. There will be a Monster Vault where creatures from decades of the show, such as 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 artwork on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Discover conflict, scandal and secrets at The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics at The Walker Art Gallery. Showcasing one hundred objects with almost seventy works from the National Portrait Gallery. This is the first time that such a large number of these renowned portraits have been loaned for an exhibition. Featuring Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, some of the most familiar and instantly recognizable figures in English history in portraits who have retained their likeness for five hundred years. This runs until Monday, August 29.

Radical Landscapes – Tate Liverpool

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

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