Big laughs and great nights out at the Playhouse this summer 

From the award-winning play My Son’s A Queer, (but what can you do?) and the spine-chilling Uncanny: I Know What I Saw to RUSH Theatre Company’s A Brother With Soul, and evenings with The Scummy Mummies, Jarlath Regan, Hollie McNish, and Celia Imrie; there’s plenty of good times to enjoy this summer at the Playhouse. 

Rob Madge’s smash-hit autobiographical show My Son’s A Queer, (But What Can You Do?) from Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 July, is a triumphant and hilarious celebration of identity, creativity, and the profound bond between a parent and their child. 

A Brother With Soul by RUSH Theatre Company on Saturday 29 June is a night for music lovers of all ages as their 7-piece live band perform tracks from soul legends: Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Ray Charles to name a few. Uncanny: I Know What I Saw by Danny Robins from Thursday 13 to Friday 14 June, is full of real-life stories of supernatural experiences. Danny Robins is the creator of Uncanny (BBC Radio 4 podcasts and BBC TV series) and the award-winning West End play 2:22 – A Ghost Story. 

Join Ellie Gibson and Helen Thorn as they bring their award-winning podcast to the stage. The Scummy Mummies: Greatest Hits on Wednesday 5 June features their favourite songs and stand-up, offering parents reassurance about their skills and a much-needed break from parenting demands. Following millions of downloads and views on YouTube, TikTok and Instagram, Irish comedian Jarlath Regan’s epic new standup comedy show Yer Man is landing in Liverpool on Thursday 6 June. His podcast An Irishman Abroad is a winner of iTunes Store’s Best New Audio Podcast. 

Ted Hughes Award-winning author of Nobody Told Me, Hollie McNish, is back with a brand-new book, Lobster and Other Things I’m Learning to Love, a book written out of both hate and love for the world. The gig is on Thursday 27 June and will be followed by a book signing, and prize-winning Scottish poet Michael Pedersen will join the reading with selections from his latest books, The Cat Prince and Boy Friends. 

Olivier Award-winning actress Celia Imrie presents her captivating new novel, Meet Me at Rainbow Corner, on Thursday 4 July. Set between wartime Liverpool and London, the story is inspired by the resilience and camaraderie of women during the Second World War. Joined by director and researcher Fidelis Morgan, they will discuss the novel’s real-life inspirations, with every £39 ticket including a copy of the book. 

Tickets for these performances are available now at

Image: Uncanny: I Know What I Saw

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