Capstone Theatre reveals its Ambitious Spring Programme

The Vagina Monologues, The Heart of Everton’s Badge and Ground-breaking Audio-Visual Performances

Audiences of The Capstone Theatre are in for a real treat this spring with the finest in live music, dance and theatre as well as the highly anticipated return of the Liverpool International Jazz Festival.

As Liverpool’s leading International Arts Venue for world and avant-garde music, we begin on Friday 24 January with Delicatessen: A Selection of Early English Songs. Join us for an intimate evening of English Restoration and Baroque songs performed by celebrated soprano soloist Kate Semmens and the acclaimed harpsichordist Steven Devine. There’s more historic music on Friday 7 February with a visit from The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen; who take their name from one of London’s first ensembles to regularly perform concerts in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

Throughout this season, The Capstone will host a number of unique events which blend music with visual and artistic performances in new and exciting ways. The first of these on Thursday 6 February will see internationally acclaimed percussionist Joby Burgess in collaboration with sound designer Matthew Fairclough and visual artist Kathy Hinde to bring Powerplant to our stage. Also on Friday 21 February we host Guitars and Other Machines, with delays and loop machines, alongside projected visuals building intricate layered compositions for both classical and electronic guitars.

The third of these unique performances takes place on Friday 28 March with Shatner’s Bassoon which draws on influences from a wide range of musical styles and real time modular scenography to explore the interaction between 3D projection mapping and improvisation.

After much anticipation, Thursday 27th February – Sunday 2nd March marks the return of the Liverpool International Jazz Festival. Some of the biggest names will perform, including celebrated British pianist Jason Rebello, Anglo-American ‘supergroup’, The Impossible Gentleman as well as hotly tipped local and regional artists. Bringing unique and innovative instrumental sounds to fans from the city and beyond – for more information and the complete line-up, visit The Capstone website.

All in all, a packed season of exciting and diverse performances at The Capstone Theatre. With monthly ticket give aways and all the latest offers, register for The Capstone newsletter by emailing

Performance Details

Delicatessen: A Selection of Early English Songs

Friday 24 January 2014, 19.30

Admission: £11.50 (£10 concessions)


Milapfest presents Ratna Award Showcase

Saturday 25 January 2014, 13.00

Free Admission


Sell a Door presents: Kidnapped

Wednesday 29 January 2014, 19.30

Tickets £11.50 (£9.50 concessions)


The Heart of Everton’s Badge: A New Play by Kenny O’Connell

Tuesday 4 February 2014, 20.00

Admission: £10



Thursday 6 February 2014, 19.30

Admission: £11.50 (£10 concessions)

Programme for Powerplant includes:

Conlon Nancarrow Piece for Tape (for Percussion)

Matthew Fairclough The Boom and The Bap

Max de Wardener Im Dorfe

Steve Reich My Name Is

Gabriel Prokofiev Import/Export – suite for global junk


The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen

Friday 7 February 2014, 19.30

Admission: £11.50 (£10 concessions)


V-Day Liverpool presents a Benefit Production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues

Friday 14 February 2014, 19.30

£10 (£8 concessions)


Launch of the Liverpool Hope University Student Recital Series: Voices of Hope/Liverpool Hope Instrumentalists

Monday 17 February 2014, 19.30

Free Admission


Guitars and Other Machines

Friday 21 February 2014, 19.30

Admission: £10 (£8 concessions)

Programme for Guitars and Other Machines includes:

Steve Reich – Acoustic Counterpoint (1987)

Philip Glass – Metamorphosis (1988)

Gordon Ross/Neil Campbell – Emergence (2013)


Milapfest presents: Pravin Godkhindi

Saturday 22 February 2014, 13.00

Free Admission


Liverpool International Jazz Festival

Thursday 27 February – Sunday 2 March 2014


Please see The Capstone Theatre web site for details of additional workshops and other events taking place as part of the Festival. Tickets for events can be purchased in advance via TicketQuarter or on the door as indicated. A special Festival Pass is also available priced at £70. Full details of how to purchase this on-line are available at The Capstone Theatre web site.


Tickets are available by calling TicketQuarter on 0844 8000 410* or in person at TicketQuarter Box Office, Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RJ or online at*

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