The Capstone Theatre, situated on Shaw Street just outside Liverpool city centre and within Hope Uni’s Creative Campus, has been putting on fantastic performances for the last few years.
Whether you’re into live music, theatre productions, storytelling or something else, they have an eclectic mix of shows and something for everyone. In this feature we bring you what’s on at The Capstone Theatre in October….
Sunday 6th October
LEAP Community Dance Platform
Info: Where the artists of tomorrow are made. MDI’s annual celebration of the wealth of talent across Merseyside returns as part of LEAP 2019. Dancers from MDI’s 50 Moves, Men!Dancing! and Merseyside Youth Dance Company will be joined by invited groups and dance artists from across the North West to present new work.
Performers from previous years have gone on to be part of the CAT programme, joined the National Youth Dance Company or been commissioned to create original dance works.
Tuesday 8th October
Rosie Kay Dance Company: Fantasia
Info: Following the success of MK ULTRA during LEAP 2018, Rosie Kay returns to Liverpool for LEAP 2019 with her newest work. In Fantasia, the Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony choreographer takes ballet and tutus into the 21st Century using dance and science to create an exquisite performance of pleasure, beauty and finesse.
Fine-tuning choreography with neurological research, Kay questions what it is that makes dance beautiful to watch and experience. Delve deeply into a soundtrack of Vivaldi, Purcell, Beethoven and Bach and revel in the vision of three bold female dancers as they discover love, loss, emotion and joy.
Friday 18th October
John Law’s ReCreations
Info: Known mainly for his Congregation, playing his original compositions, mixing jazz, and electronics, as well as classical projects, John Law (“One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists” – International Piano Magazine, 2014) has put together a stunning new group of young musicians, playing arrangements of other people’s tunes.
In a move away from electronics to this purely acoustic group, Re-Creations present music not just from the standard jazz repertoire but also from pop and indie (Beatles, Radiohead, Adele, Daft Punk), a band which manages to play highly accessible melodic music and recognised tunes in extremely creative and interactive arrangements, simple and complex, with an emphasis on spontaneous interaction in a group of highly versatile young musicians.
Saturday 19th October
Info: Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).
Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His latest album is self titled and marks his 21st release as a solo artist. Released on 21st April 2017, the album was produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs) and Hitchcock describes it as ‘an ecstatic work of negativity with nary a dreary groove’.
Saturday 19th October
Liverpool Mozart Orchestra: The Grand Tour
Info: The LMO’s 2019/20 season begins with a pair of horn concertos and a pair of symphonies. The Capstone Theatre welcomes international horn virtuoso Alec Frank-Gemmill as soloist/conductor for his debut with the orchestra. The concert begins with the second of Mozart’s four concertos for horn, and is followed by the thirty-sixth of his forty-one symphonies.
The second concerto is that of Franz Strauss, father of the more famous Richard. The final work is Mendelssohn’s fourth and most popular symphony known as the “Italian”, bringing the concert to a lively end.
The Autumn season at The Capstone Theatre once again promises to deliver a diverse programme of breath taking live performances. It all starts in October, with a carefully selected line up of quality dance, jazz and folk music. We love The Capstone Theatre and will be keeping you up to date with what’s on at Liverpool’s much celebrated international Arts venue.
The Capstone Theatre / Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HP / 0151 291 3578
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