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  • Town named as ‘hotspot’ for risky gas appliances
    Danielle Thompson
    SOUTHPORT has been named as a ‘hot spot’ for dangerous gas appliances in the North West – with hundreds of appliances listed in the last year as ‘at risk.’Gas network Cadent is calling on schools in Southport to help spread the carbon monoxide (CO) safety message after their 2017-18 report listed ...Read More

  • TV star leads cast in terrific production of Saturday Night Fever
    Henry James
    YOU are hit by the pulsating music right at the start of Saturday Night Fever and it never relents throughout the show.This soundtrack from the film is the second most popular of all time - and it is not hard to see why.It includes some of the Bee Gees' greatest hits, such as Stayin’ Alive and Nigh...Read More

  • SDC open new season with A Bunch of Amateurs
    By Ron Ellis
    SOUTHPORT Dramatic Club open their new season with Ian Hislop and Nick Newman’s comedy, A Bunch of Amateurs directed by Stephen Hughes-Alty.Anxious to revive his flagging career, egotistical Hollywood star, Jefferson Steele, accepts an offer to come to England to play King Lear at Stratford.Unfortu...Read More

  • Pirates on Dock returning with a bang to city
    Henry James
    PIRATES on the Dock, returns with a bang to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool on September 15 and 16 - and it's all hands on deck for the most explosive one yet!This year's epic event will see the triumphant return of the stunning two mast brig Phoenix - made famous for her appearance in hit BBC TV shows...Read More

  • Just days left to apply for a place on Prince’s Trust programme
    Danielle Thompson
    YOUNG people aged 16-25 have just a few days left to join Southport's next Prince’s Trust team.The Prince’s Trust programmes offer young people an opportunity to get into employment, education or training. During the programme learners are able to try new things and learn how to work with others, t...Read More

  • Cast announced for sequel to Twopence To Cross The Mersey
    Henry James
    THE producers of the new stage play sequel of Helen Forrester’s much-loved Twopence To Cross The Mersey have announced the complete cast.By The Waters Of Liverpool will be given its premiere this Autumn in Liverpool, where the famous books are set and staged at the city’s Liverpool Empire from Wedn...Read More

  • Bouncers is 'exhilarating and exhausting'
    By Ron Ellis
    John Godber’s Bouncers by Maurice BessmanRoyal Court Theatre, Liverpool JOHN Godber has done two rewrites of Bouncers since his original 1977 script but this new version, by The Boisterous Theatre Company and adapted by Terriers author, Maurice Bessman, is a totally different animal from the origin...Read More

  • University lecturer completes gruelling Ironman challenge
    Danielle Thompson
    A UNIVERSITY lecturer has raised  nearly £800 for charity after taking on the gruelling Ironman challenge.Richard Talbot, from Southport, who is a member of the Southport Waterloo Athletic Club, took on the Ironman Wales challenge on Sunday, September 9 – which included a 2.4 mile sea swim, 112-mil...Read More

  • Youth production of Godspell had spellbinding performances
    By Ron Ellis
    Godspell (The 2012 Revival)SDC Youth TheatreLittle Theatre, SouthportGODSPELL was first released in the Seventies in the age of rock operas like Hair and Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph & The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. For some unfathomable reason, it was resurrected as an updated version in...Read More


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