Lost Boys
By Luke Barnes
Directed by Zoe Lafferty
Tues 17 September, 7.30pm
Culture Hub, Huyton Library
Civic Way
Liverpool
L36 9GD

Pay what you can
Book tickets online or get them on the door

“These are the small town gods”

A humorous and heartfelt play by award-winning Formby playwright Luke Barnes, featuring energetic original songs by long-time Kneehigh collaborator Dom Coyote and Britain’s best young talent from the National Youth Theatre. Playfully directed by Zoe Lafferty, Lost Boys is a play for everyone about growing up in a new northern town, exploring how where you’re from and gender identity affects who you are, who you become and your mental health.

Written by award-winning Formby playwright Luke Barnes, whose recent plays include The Jumper Factory (Young Vic) and All We Ever Wanted Was Everything (Bush Theatre and various venues) and acting credits include HBO’s Game of Thrones. Director Zoe Lafferty (The Host, Queens of Syria) was recently named one of Vogue’s Major Players of British Theatre.

This new commission for National Youth Theatre comes to Liverpool for the first time following a workshop production in Skelmersdale in September 2018.

Age Guidance: 14+

Lost Boys tackles emotive themes. If you would like to know more please get in touch with info@nyt.org.uk


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We are delighted to inform you that Shine 2019 will be taking place on Friday, 18 October and promises to be a fantastic evening of entertainment – the search is now on for performers aged from 1 to 100 to be part of the event and we would like to invite you to audition once again and send in an online entry form uploading your audition video at the same time.

Knowsley’s Shine 2019 showcase provides an exceptional opportunity for individuals or groups to showcase their talent to an audience of more than 300 at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park in Huyton. Whether you’re a first-time performer or a more experienced showman, being part of Shine is an unforgettable experience – performing on a real stage at a prestigious event in front of a big audience. We are looking for all performers – singers, actors, dancers, musicians, poets, magicians… in fact anyone with a talent to share!  Applications are now open for you to take centre stage at this year’s prestigious Shine talent competition in Knowsley.

How do I take part in Shine 2019?

Enter now www.knowsley.gov.uk/shine or visit Shine 2019 on facebook: www.facebook.com/shineknowsley. You’ll need to fill in an application form and provide a short video audition which gives a flavour of your performance.  Closing date for entries is 20th September 2019.

If you need more information please email KLCPevents@knowsley.gov.uk or call 0151 443 5749.

Want to be in the audience at Shine 2019?

If you don’t fancy taking to the stage make sure you don’t miss your chance to be in the audience enjoying the very best talent the borough has to offer.

Shine 2019 promises to be a non-stop, high energy evening filled with an awe-inspiring variety of different performers.

And with tickets priced at just £8 per person, it’s the best value entertainment in town.

The show starts at 7pm on Friday, 18 October, at Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park, Longview Drive, Huyton. Tickets are available in person at KLCP or by calling 0151 443 2200. You can also book online at https://www.ticketquarter.co.uk/Online/shine-2019.


A wizardly wonderful adventure is  coming  to  Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park for this year’s magical Christmas pantomime….

We are pleased to announce that the Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park Christmas Pantomime for this year will be The Wizard Of Oz The show is packed with great songs, brilliant dance routines and plenty of laughter for all!

Join Dorothy Gale as she befriends a brainless Scarecrow, a loveable Tin Man and the cowardly Lion on their quest to thwart the evil powers of the Wicked Witch of the West. With a little help from Glinda the Good Fairy and the almighty and powerful Wizard of Oz, good is sure to conquer evil.

Featuring an all-star cast including Soheila Clifford from the X Factor playing the Wicked Witch, Chris Rankin from Harry Potter as the Wizard of Oz and Melissa Suffield from Eastenders playing Dorothy. Back by popular demand – Tom Belmont as the Scarecrow! This Christmas treat is fun for all the family from ages 2 to 102! Packed with great songs, brilliant dance routines and plenty of laughter, it’s going to be the best value family-friendly pantomime in town! Book now and join us on a magical adventure to the Land of Oz!

Ticket prices as follows:

Saturday/Sunday 7th December and Sunday 8th December – Adults £11 Children £9

Monday/Tuesday 9th and 10th December – Special School/Group ticket costs £7 general admission (both adults and children)

To book tickets, please click here .