Is it a bird…? Is it a plane…? No, it’s SuperBooty and she’s going to pack a punch at the Epstein Theatre next February!
SuperBooty is a brand new musical comedy brought to you by The Epstein Theatre’s very own panto dame, Michael Chapman!
Packed with non-stop knockabout naughtiness and nine nutty ninjas, SuperBooty is a fun-filled show for all the family which tells the story of a brand-new superhero we can all relate to – an ordinary girl with an extraordinary gift.
Starring Britain’s Got Talent 2016 finalist – Boogie Storm’s Lewis Pryor, Liverpool singing sensation Hayley Hampson, BBC’s ‘Young Dancer of the Year’ finalist, Harry Popper, and the award-winning Anamal Dance Company, this is a show that promises to kick some serious booty!
The show is written by Michael Chapman, star, writer and director of the Epstein’s beloved Easter and Christmas pantos.
Having written many pantos over the years and played the dame countless times, Michael is proud to present his first big non-panto production.
He explained: “I’ve written loads of ‘fringe’-type shows over the years – small scale stuff. SuperBooty is the first show I’ve written for such a big cast.
“It’s about a clumsy, slightly overweight, naughty superhero who has a tendency to mess everything up but somehow she manages to inspire the belief in people that anything is possible. Oh, and she can fly!”
Michael conjured up the SuperBooty character a couple of years ago when he was working on Jack and the Beanstalk at the Epstein.
He revealed: “There was a problem with the ‘killing of the giant’ scene so I came up with the idea that Jack’s Mum would come on as a dodgy superhero and save the day.
“She was only on stage for two minutes but, she received a fantastic reaction. People were writing in to the theatre asking if she would be in the next panto! So, I wrote a show all about her!”
Michael’s fellow panto performers Lesley Butler and Lewis Pryor star in the show which sees the baddie, Dr Demeanour(played by Butler), turn little innocent children into an army of strawberry-blonde ninjas and devise a plan to take over the world. SuperBooty and her son, Anti-Freeze (played by Pryor), join forces to foil that plan…
Panto stalwart Tom Burroughs plays Keith, the owner of an embarrassingly bad dance school. Hayley Hampson stars as his daughter, Michelle. Harry Barnes (aka incredible dancer Harry Popper) plays the science project gone wrong, Frank Funkenstein. Danny Burns plays Cliff, a deluded contemporary dance choreographer and Katie Cross is a time traveller.
The audience can look forward to watching crazy characters literally flying across the stage, lots of daft jokes and world class dancing provided by Harry Popper and Anamal Dance Company! There is also some very funky music courtesy ofMichael and Danny Smith, the musical director.
Theatre manager, Rebekah Pichilingi, said: “If you’ve ever enjoyed one of our pantos then you will love SuperBooty. It’s a family show – suitable for people of all ages – so book your tickets now for the funniest and funkiest new show in town.”
To book tickets call 0844 888 4411,visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk or book in person at thetheatre box office (open 2-6pm Mon-Thu, 12-6 Fri-Sat).
Date: Friday 17th – Sunday 19th February 2017
Time: Performance times vary
Tickets: Adults £17, concessions £15
*Suitable for age five and over
*All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy.
The Epstein Theatre
85 Hanover Street,