A SHOW paying tribute to one of Wirral's most famous and much-missed theatres will be staged next month.

Performed by Heswall Musical Society, The Argyle Remembered - running from Thursday June 30 to Saturday, July 2 - tells the venue's story in song and dance.

Opened in 1868 as a music hall until it was bombed during the Second World War in September 1940, The Argyle Theatre once stood were the House of Frazer (formerly Beatties) car park is now situated.

The show was researched and written by Joan Clement and is produced by Phil Lyne and Greg Williams as musical director. Songs include Shine on Harvest Moon, You Made Me Love You, Let's All Go Down The Strand, plus many more.

British comedy greats Charlie Chaplin, Stan Laurel, George Formby, Max Miller, Marie Lloyd, Rob Wilton, Flannagan and Allen and Old Mother Riley walked to the stage door down the alley, which is now adjacent to Beatties car-park, and played to cheering Birkenhead audiences. You can see some of these acts being portrayed in the show.

Tickets for the show, £10 and £8 concessions, available from 0151 648 3457.

In 2010 Heswall Operatic Society now known as Heswall Musical Society, were featured on Granada Reports when they did this show previously.

Visit the website www.heswallmusicalsociety.co.uk to see the video about the show.

An exhibition about The Argyle Theatre opens at the Williamson Art Gallery in Birkenhead on June 8.

Performances of The Argyle Remembered are at Heswall Hall on Thursday, June 30 and Friday, July 1 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee on July 2 at 2.30pm.

Tickets, £10 (£8 concessions) are available from 0151 648 3457.

So come along and join them and “Let’s All Go To The Music Hall”.