An unlikely superhero is going to pack a punch in Liverpool with the debut of SuperBooty.
The brand new musical comedy is the brainchild of the Epstein Theatre’s very own panto dame Michael Chapman and tells the story of an ordinary girl with an extraordinary gift.
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.
Lewis Pryor, from Britain’s Got Talent finalists Boggie Storm will join Liverpool singing sensation Hayley Hampson, BBC’s ‘Young Dancer of the Year’ finalist, Harry Popper in the production.
The show is written by 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 said: “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 added: “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!”
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 of Michael and Danny Smith, the musical director.
Rebekah Pichilingi, the Epstein Theatre’s manager, 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 the theatre box office (open 2-6pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 12-6 on Fridays and Saturdays).