February is the month of romance ?of hearts and flowers and thoughtful presents for loved ones.

So what better gift than a trip to the theatre?

The spring season is hotting up now, with Liverpool鈥檚 theatrical venues having cast off the last trappings of Christmas.

Now they鈥檙e forging ahead towards Easter with a host of homegrown and touring productions on offer over the next 28 days.

Whether you鈥檙e in to comedy, tragedy, musicals, or a mixture of all three, there鈥檚 something to tickle your fancy during February.

Here鈥檚 our pick of what鈥檚 on offer this month.

Sunny Afternoon

Liverpool Empire - February 7-11

Sunny Afternoon is heading for Liverpool

They were one of the biggest bands of the 1960s, but how much do you know about The Kinks themselves?

This show coming to the Empire, an Olivier-winning smash hit in the West End, tells the story of the rise of band from Muswell Hill, and the highs and lows of their worldwide fame.

Not forgetting of course that it鈥檚 packed with Kinks鈥?hits, from You Really Got Me to Lola, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Waterloo Sunset, and Sunny Afternoon itself.

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Pride and Prejudice

Liverpool Playhouse - February 7-11

Matthew Kelly plays Mr Bennet and Felicity Montagu (of Alan Partridge and Bridget Jones fame) is Mrs Bennet in this touring production of the Jane Austen classic.

As the Bennet sisters look for love, it turns out to be the haughty Mr Darcy who finds his match.

This production, coming to the Playhouse, previously enjoyed a sell out season at Regent鈥檚 Park Theatre in London.

Read an interview with Matthew Kelly

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Liverpool Cathedral - February 11

Cathy Owen and Hayley Wareham in Cathy

The Unity is being refurbished and re-jigged this spring, but that doesn鈥檛 mean it鈥檚 not staging any shows - it鈥檚 just 鈥榦n tour鈥?at other city venues.

Cardboard Citizens brings its latest production, Cathy (inspired by Ken Loach鈥檚 Cathy Come Home), to the Liverpool Cathedral Lady Chapel.

And the performance is a 鈥榩ay what you can鈥?with all donations going to food bank Hope+.

Read more about the new Unity season

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Epstein Theatre - February 17-19

SuperBooty is coming to the Epstein Theatre

What is SuperBooty?

Only a new musical, brought to the Epstein stage in February courtesy of the theatre鈥檚 outrageous panto dame Michael Chapman.

He鈥檚 promising 鈥渘on-stop knockabout naughtiness and nine nutty ninjas鈥?

The cast includes Boogie Storm鈥檚 (and Epstein panto鈥檚) Lewis Pryor, Hayley Hampson, Harry Popper (BBC鈥檚 Young Dancer of the Year) and Anamal Dance Company.

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Fiddler on the Roof

Liverpool Everyman - February 17 to March 11

Fiddler on the Roof is the first production from the new Everyman Repertory Company

You don鈥檛 have to be a rich man (or woman) to buy a ticket for Fiddler on the Roof.

And that鈥檚 a good thing, because which Liverpool theatre fan would want to miss the opening show by the new Everyman Repertory Company?

Artistic director Gemma Bodinetz helms the production, and Pauline Daniels is playing Yente the matchmaker in a show which has some of the most glorious musical numbers ever written.

Meet the Everyman Repertory Company

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Liverpool Empire - February 20-25

Joanne Clifton is playing Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Liverpool Empire

Julie Andrews played her in the 1967 musical comedy film.

Now the role of small town girl Millie Dillmount has passed to none other than Strictly Come Dancing glitterball champion professional Joanne Clifton.

Millie turns up in New York City in 1922, determined to marry for money - not for love.

Michelle Collins co-stars as the delightfully evil Mrs Meers in the touring show.

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Roald Dahl鈥檚 The Twits

Liverpool Playhouse - February 21-25

The Twits is coming to the Liverpool Playhouse

Mr Twit has a very hairy face. His beard is spiky and smelly. It also contains cornflakes, sardines and even some Stilton.

Mrs Twit is equally as foul and she hates Mr Twit just as much as Mr Twit hates her.

Roald Dahl鈥檚 glorious creation is a sure fire half-term hit - and not just for the kids.

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