Iprogress have designed and built the website for a Liverpool theatre on Hanover Street and were kindly invited to its opening night. The venue opened in 1903 attached to the city’s famous Crane’s Music Store and was called Crane’s Theatre. It became the Neptune Theatre and a venue for amateur dramatics, but closed six years ago. The Epstein Theatre has been re-named after The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, and has recently undergone a £1.2m refurbishment of the foyer, bar and 380 seater auditorium.
Liverpool City Council opened out tenders for the management of the theatre which was won by the organisers of Liverpool Sound City. Its CEO Dave Pichilingi, last night revealed his plans for a full programme of theatre, music, comedy and dance for the main auditorium including the world premiere of a play based on the life of Brian Epstein titled ‘EPSTEIN’, written by local writer Andrew Sherlock, which runs from 15th November to 1st December 2012.
Plans were also revealed to have regular entertainment in the theatre bar, named ‘Brian’s Bar’ featuring local beers, open mic comedy and poetry nights and a showcase for new bands serving specialty cheeses, pates and cooked meats.Visit Epstein Theatre website