It鈥檚 become something of a phenomenon since it opened here earlier this month.

La La Land has taken millions at the UK box office, and has already won a host of awards ?and that鈥檚 without the 14 nominations at next month鈥檚 Oscars including best picture, best director, best actor, best actress and best original screenplay.

The romantic musical movie tells the story of aspiring actress Mia and struggling jazz purist Sebastian, who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.

Director Damien Chazelle shot the film on location in Los Angeles itself. But what if you wanted to recreate the scenes in, let鈥檚 say, Liverpool instead?

We鈥檝e imagined what it could look like if you substituted one for the other in Liv Liv Land style.

Warning! The following may contain spoilers for people yet to see the film.

1. The opening dance on the freeway

Churchill Way flyover

The glorious, colourful opening to the film, where drivers leap out and on top of their vehicles ?and where Mia and Sebastian encounter each other for the first time ?takes place in snarled up traffic on an elevated section of Los Angeles鈥?Century Freeway.

Liverpool substitute? Bring some song and dance colour to the Churchill Way flyover and Dale Street.

We鈥檙e just not sure you鈥檒l be able to get away with the lyrics to Another Day of Sun.

2. Mia鈥檚 friends take her to a lavish party in the Hollywood Hills

Emma Stone plays aspiring actress Mia in La La Land

Mia and her roommates get gussied up for a party at a swanky pad high in the hills above downtown LA, complete with open air swimming pool.

Frankly, pools and swanky pads aren鈥檛 that common in Liverpool, but you could probably find a few if you head in the direction of Childwall, Woolton or Formby.

Alternatively, there鈥檚 the Marriott Hotel in the city centre which has the bonus of a heated (indoor) pool.

3. Sebastian plays jazz improv in a restaurant

The Empire's Piano Bar

Struggling musician Sebastian is told to stick to the playlist by the grumpy owner of the restaurant where he鈥檚 hired to provide seasonal background music for festive diners.

When he breaks in to jazz improv, he鈥檚 sacked.

The segment was shot at Smoke House Restaurant in Burbank.

Liverpool isn鈥檛 awash with piano bars or live music in restaurants, but maybe you could persuade the Empire to let you tickle the ivories in its piano bar?

Or there鈥檚 also a grand piano in the Brasserie at the Richmond Hotel.

4. Mia and Sebastian sing and dance to A Lovely Night

Liverpool from Everton Brow

Sebastian has been playing 80s pop at a party attended by Mia, who teases him remorselessly.

They both walk back to their cars together, and as the twinkling lights come on in downtown Los Angeles below them, they break in to one of the highlights of the film, a Fred and Ginger-style song and dance number.

The scene was filmed at Mount Hollywood Drive.

Want a similar vista over central Liverpool? Head for Everton Brow. You might even find a bench, and a handy lamppost to swing round in Gene Kelly fashion.

5. Mia takes Sebastian for a walk around the movie lot where she works in a cafe

Lime Pictures

Aspiring actress Mia works in a coffee shop on a film lot to earn money while she goes to fruitless audition after audition.

She shows Sebastian around the lot and talks about her dreams.

In the film, that lot is Warner Bros. In Liverpool, you鈥檇 need to get a job serving tea and biscuits at Lime Pictures in Childwall, home of Hollyoaks .

6. A date at the cinema

Woolton Picture House,Woolton Village, Liverpool
Woolton Picture House,Woolton Village, Liverpool

When they finally stop sniping at each other, Mia and Sebastian go on a date to see Rebel Without a Cause at the cinema.

In the movie this was filmed at the Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena.

In Liverpool, why not head slightly out of town and catch a screening at the Woolton Picture House? Aptly, one of the films currently showing is...La La Land.

7. Night-time trip to the stars

The Planetarium at World Museum Liverpool

After there鈥檚 a problem with the screening of Rebel Without a Cause, the idealistic Mia and Sebastian decide to go to where the movie was actually shot.

They break in (naughty) to the Griffith Observatory, where there鈥檚 a fantasy sequence where they dance among the stars.

Looking to do the same ?sort of ?in our fair city? You鈥檒l be wanting the Planetarium at World Museum Liverpool . Please go during opening hours.

8. Sebastian sings and dances on a pier

The sun sets over Southport Pier

One of the recurring songs in the film is the wistful, dreamy City of Stars.

Sebastian sings it as he walks alone down a pier, before engaging in a slow dance with a passer by.

The scene was shot at Hermosa Beach Pier. But you鈥檒l need to head up the coast if you want to replicate it, with a stroll along Southport Pier. Take a sweater.

9. Mia puts on a one-woman show

The auditorium at the Epstein Theatre

Sebastian鈥檚 enthusiasm and energy inspires Mia to shake off the failed auditions and stage her own one-woman show at a fringe theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

In Liverpool? You could have used the Lantern theatre but sadly it has closed.

Perhaps the Unity , once it鈥檚 refurbished? Or, if you鈥檙e feeling as ambitious as Mia, the Epstein Theatre in Hanover Street.

10. Sebastian plays a gig with The Messengers

Inside the Royal Court

While he鈥檚 dreaming of setting up his own jazz club, Sebastian gets a job playing keyboards with his old college friend Keith鈥檚 band The Messengers.

Mia sees them play a gig to a screaming audience, in a scene shot at the historic art deco venue El Rey Theatre on Wilshire Boulevard.

Historic? Art Deco? Theatre? It can only be Liverpool鈥檚 Royal Court .