Next week, Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre will once again throw open its doors to the public for a now annual Open Day in honour of the late Mr. Brian Epstein’s Birthday. The 2013 Open Day, which is extra special this year as the theatre celebrates its centenary year, will take place on Thursday 19 September, which would have been Brian’s 79th Birthday. In 2012, hundreds of people from all over Liverpool and beyond attended on the day and theatre management are expecting an even better turn out this year!
The Epstein theatre will this year celebrate Brian’s Birthday with a very special birthday tea in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research, as part of Britain’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The public can come along and enjoy a free cup of coffee or teaand for a small donation, a delicious range of sweet treats and cakes generously provided by local suppliers. All donations will go to Macmillan Cancer Research. Visitors are also encouraged to bring a cake and a special prize will be given for the most tastiest cake.
On the day, the theatre will be open from 10.00 to 16.00 and as well as Brian’s Birthday Tea the day will feature tours of the theatre where the public can explore the beauty of the venue such as the picturesque foyer, bar and auditorium. This day also launched the theatres Autumn season and those attending can pick up the brand new brochure hot off the press.
Joe Flannery, lifelong friend of Brian and Beatles Tour Manager will also be in attendance throughout the day and is new autobiographical book ‘Standing in the Wings – The Beatles, Brian Epstein and me’ can be purchased (priced at £18) and personally signed by Joe on the day.
Those attending can also enjoy numerous musical performances from live bands representing the musical influences that Epstein managed. While enjoying the music, visitors will also have a chance to view an exhibition of photographs taken over the theatre’s 100 year history in this, its centenary year.
There will be raffle prizes up for grabs throughout the day, including tickets for several great shows at the venue and delicious cake’s from Dafna’s (Smithdown Road) and The Cake Shop (Central Station).
The theatre’s brand new season brochure will be hot off the press and the first copies will available to pick up on the day.
Rebekah Pichilingi, General Manager at the Epstein Theatre said: “We can’t wait to welcome customers new and old as we celebrate Brian’s Birthday and support Macmillan Cancer Research by bringing cake & eating cake! It’s also a chance to browse through our new autumn brochure, listen to live music, meet Joe Flannery and explore our beautiful theatre.”
On this special day, there’s lots for the public to enjoy right in the heart of Liverpool City Centre.
For full details and to join the theatre mailing list visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk