Looking for exciting new dinner shows in Liverpool then Mulholland Bar can deliver with our latest and greatest leap forward in food service.
We’ve combined the musical talents of gifted individuals with fantastic food and delicious drink for people in Liverpool to enjoy a truly spectacular dining experience.
Welcome to Mulholland Bar’s Singing Waiters
Bringing something new and exciting to the table, literally, Mulholland Bar has assembled a cast of singing waiters to serve up their delicious and unique movie-themed dishes.
So, when dining at Mullholland Bar you can order a plate of rainbow coloured nacho’s and a Spice Girl Pizza and on the side, you’ll get a rendition of a well-known power ballad or a showstopping Disney chorus.
We wanted to spice up dinner shows in Liverpool with more than just flavours and ingredients and decided to add a dash of theatrical flair to the menu as well.
Now you can enjoy a slice of pizza topped with a classic song or show tune too.
Where is Mulholland You Ask?
Forming part of Liverpool’s popular nightlife district, the Ropewalks, Mulholland Bar is at home nestled between some of the city’s most exciting clubs and bars.
On a night out in Liverpool, you simply can’t miss all the action at this end of town that promises to deliver a one of a kind nightlife experience any time of the year.
Located underneath Liverpool’s top movie-themed hotel, Arthouse, Mulholland Bar has a retro Hollywood style which encapsulates the bygone era of magical movie making.
With stars from the silver screen gracing the décor and inspiring the creative cocktail menu too.
Why Not Stay the Night?
Make Mulholland Bar the first stop at the beginning of your night in Liverpool by booking any of the fabulous movie-themed group accommodation at Arthouse Hotel.
Choose from a wide selection of movie genres including rooms from the thrilling Alfred Hitchcock floor inspired by his classic masterpieces Birds and Vertigo.
Or perhaps accommodation from the enchanting musicals floor might be more to your taste. In that case, choose from rooms themed around all our favourite musical greats from Mary Poppins to Chicago.
The final themed floor at Arthouse Hotel has been outfitted to honour some of the great works of Andy Warhol including his racy movie Chelsea Girls and the popular Marilyn Monroe Pop Art piece that gained him notoriety long after his death.
All the rooms in Arthouse Hotel perfectly compliment Mulholland Bar’s film theme and are the perfect places to stay when attending what are set to be the most spectacular dinner shows in Liverpool yet!
Perfect for your most special events including hen parties, special birthday celebrations or simply a fantastic night out on the town with friends our Mulholland Singing Waiter dinner shows in Liverpool are not to be missed.
Call 0151 305 7900 for more information and to arrange an overnight stay in Liverpool’s most creative movie-themed hotel call 0151 601 8801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
One of the most famous and greatly loved musicals of all time, Grease is the story of the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950’s.
But no matter how many times you’ve seen it, there are still loads of interesting facts you probably didn’t know. Even the biggest Grease fans will tell you that they discover something new when they watch it for the umpteenth time.
Here at the Arthouse Hotel, Grease is one of our all time favourite films, which is why we’ve dedicated an entire suite to the classic high school flick.
We’ve done our research and found a staggering 66 undiscovered Grease film facts.
See how many you knew already!
Grease the movie is based on the 1971 Broadway musical of the same name.
The Broadway musical was written by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.
Jacobs was an advertising copywriter and Warren Casey was a high-school art teacher. They met through an amateur theatre group in Chicago in the early 1960’s, at high school Jacobs had been a greaser and Casey had been bookish and studious.
The film is set in 1958, 20 years before the actual release date on 1st June 1978.
It was directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Bronte Woodard.
The wonderful Carrie Fisher was considered for the role of Sandy.
Both Marie Osmond and Susan Dey turned down the role of Sandy, Osmond apparently didn’t want her future children to see her in the film, especially the last scenes.
Before Olivia Newton-John was cast as Sandy, she insisted on having a screen test to make sure she would be the right fit for the character and to determine whether she had onscreen chemistry with Travolta.
Henry Winkler, a.k.a ‘The Fonz’ turned down playing Danny Zuko because the character was too similar to Fonzie, the tough guy with a heart of gold he was already playing on Happy Days.
The Guardian Angel
Elvis was asked to play the Guardian Angel role in the film, but he didn’t accept the role. It was taken by Frankie Avalon instead.
An Art Teacher
Andy Warhol nearly played the part of an art teacher, but various misunderstandings meant the role could never be decided on.
Held Back a Few Years?
None of the actors were anywhere near high school age, John Travolta was 23, Olivia Newton-John was 29, Jeff Conaway was 26 and Dennis Stewart aka ‘Crater face’ was 30.
Stockard Channing was the eldest of the teenage performers during the filming, she was 33.
The two closest to high school age were Lorenzo Lamas (Tom) and Dinah Manoff (Marty), they were both 19.
Beauty School Dropout
This scene nearly didn’t happen, Frankie Avalon had an intense fear of heights, so the slippery three-storey staircase didn’t seem so dreamy after all. To solve the problem they put mattresses alongside the steps.
The Dance Scenes
All of the background dancers were named, which doesn’t usually happen in films. Among them were Sauce, Bart, Bubba, Midge and Moose.
Most of the extras that featured in the dance scenes had won a nationwide contest to be in the film.
Dinah Manoff who played Marty couldn’t dance so she sat out every single dance scene.
The high school name Rydell High is a reference to Bobby Rydell, a teen idol known for his 1960’s pop and rock singles.
Rydell High is actually three different real Los Angeles high schools. The outside is Venice High School, the interior is Huntington Park High School and the school field was at John Marshall High School.
It took a week to shoot the dance contest scene and originally Sandy was not intended to dance, it was supposed to be just Danny and Cha Cha.
Jamie Donnelly (who played Jan) was already growing grey hair when she signed onto “Grease.” To play the part of a high schooler, she had to dye her hair dark brown.
Originally, Lorenzo Lamas who played Tom Chisum had black slicked back hair which made him look too much like a T-Bird, he was told to dye his hair a lighter colour, so he was sent to Rodeo Drive to dye his hair blonde.
Travolta wanted his hair dyed blue-black, inspired by Elvis.
Arguments and Illness
There was originally an extra fight scene between Kenickie and Rizzo to explain why she throws the milkshake at him in the diner, but producers decided it was too heavy for the movie, calling it the “Martin Scorsese scene.”
John Travolta argued with Randal Kleiser, the director, over the end of the song “Sandy”. He wanted a close-up of himself instead of the cartoon shot of a hot dog diving into a bun, Kleiser disagreed.
A number of cast members got ill whilst filming the drag race scene, the water was stagnant and dangerous.
The Rydell prom scene was shot during a heat wave in California and several of the extras had to be treated for heat stroke and other heat-related illnesses.
Grease is the Word
Grease may be the word, but it’s never actually said once in the entire script, only the word ‘greased’ is sung during the song ‘Greased Lightnin’.
Originally Kenickie was supposed to perform ‘Greased Lightnin’, but Travolta fought to sing the number himself and won.
Producers utilised Olivia Newton-John’s popularity by allowing her to keep her Australian accent and changing Sandy’s last name from American ‘Dumbrowski’ to Australian ‘Olsen’.
In the stage version the boy’s group is called the Burger Palace Boys, this was changed to the T-birds for the film.
‘You’re The One That I Want’
The song ‘You’re The One That I Want’ was filmed at a travelling carnival that was only in town for one day, close ups had to be recreated by the set department.
Olivia Newton-John’s leggings were so tight that the zip was broken, she had to be sewn into them.
Not everyone could handle the carnival rides, Eddie Deezen who played Eugene was on a spinning ride after a scene was ended and threw up.
The ‘You’re The One That I Want’ scene only took one afternoon to film.
The character of Danny could have been a busboy, the producer Allan Carr also imagined the greaser working at a gas station, singing a song called “Gas Pump Jockey.”
John Travolta started rehearsals for Grease just four days after completing filming for Saturday Night Fever.
It’s reported that the cast chewed their way through 100,000 pieces of bubblegum during the filming.
Originally, Grease was supposed to be an animated film, but the idea was scraped. To honour the idea they kept the opening credit animations.
The ‘Hickey’s from Kenickie’ that Rizzo tries to cover up were real, given by Jeff Conaway who played Kenickie, to make them look more authentic.
Jeff Conaway had a really big crush on Olivia Newton-John and was nervous around her on set, he ended up marrying her sister.
In Mexico and Venezuela, Grease in known as Vaselina.
Because Jeff Conaway was taller than John Travolta, Kenickie was often slouching when filming so that the lead actor of the movie seemed taller.
Cameos and Almost Camoes
When a coca-cola product placement deal fell through during post-production, multiple shots of coca cola products and advertisements had to be digitally removed or blurred out.
The Beach Boys almost made a guest appearance, Allan Carr originally imagined the surf rock quartet performing ‘Greased Lightnin’.
Danny’s blue windbreaker at the beginning of the film was intended as a nod to James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause.
John Travolta’s sister, Ellen Travolta, plays a diner waitress with a single line – ‘Oh, there’s Danny and Sandy’ while watching the dance on TV.
The gang that played the famous trio, Sonny, Putzie and Doody, wanted to honour the Three Stooges and so they asked the producers to pay a small tribute prior to the bonfire scene.
Terminator star Michael Biehn makes an appearance in Grease in the scene where Danny and Kenickie put the frog in Patty’s bag.
Two number one hit singles came from the Grease soundtrack, “Grease” and ” You’re The One That I Want”.
The title song ‘Grease’ was written by Barry Gibb, sang by Frankie Valli and Peter Frampton played the guitar.
Lots of songs were cut from the final film, however they can be heard in the background of certain shots.
The “Alma Mater/Parody” instrumental from the stage version of Grease can be heard in the office on the last day of school and during the carnival scenes.
Sandy’s solo “Hopelessly Devoted To You” almost didn’t make the cut and was only added after the film was made. The song was nominated for an Oscar.
Grease was the highest grossing film of 1978.
Olivia Newton-John attended the film premiere in a prom dress and then for the after party, she changed into her second look, a hot pink spandex.
The official premiere after-party was at the famous Studio 54.
Grease won every People’s Choice Award for which it was nominated – Favourite Motion Picture Actress (Olivia Newton-John), Favourite Motion Picture Supporting Actress (Stockard Channing), Favourite Musical Motion Picture, and Favourite Overall Motion Picture.
Sequels and The Musical
Producers originally wanted to create 3 movies and a TV series but when the first sequel, Grease 2, flopped with $15 million at the box office the other movies were cancelled.
There was a planned sequel called Summer School which was completely different from Grease 2.
Didi Conn was the only one of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds to make an appearance in Grease 2.
Grease the musical is still a successful show and you can still get tickets to see it.
Travolta and Newton-John reunited in 1983 for the romantic comedy Two of a Kind.
They also released a duet Christmas album in 2012, called This Christmas.
There is a crazy fan theory that suggests that the entire musical is actually Sandy’s journey to the afterlife, the story goes that she died when she drowned at the beach and the car is taking them to heaven at the end. Make of that what you will.
The Grease Room At The Arthouse
At the Arthouse Hotel we know that Grease is a classic that should be celebrated.
Our unique Grease-inspired room has been designed as a tribute to the hit 1978 musical, with Sandy and Danny immortalised on the ceiling.
Relax in style, as our Grease room features a large screen TV, kitchenette and a double Jacuzzi bath.
Sleeping up to 6 people, our stunning room is the perfect way to stay in Liverpool city centre, as we’re closely located to the city’s finest restaurants, bars, shops and attractions.
We also offer our guests a whole host of amazing offers and packages, that are sure to make your stay even better! Check out our website to see if there’s something for you.
There’s nothing left for you to do but book a stay with us by calling our friendly booking team on 0151 541 9999.
Bold. Flashy. Eccentric. That’s three words to describe the cult legend of Andy Warhol. The father figure of pop art is famous for capturing humanity’s obsession with celebrity culture and advertising in his experimental film, painting and sculpture.
But like his art, the flashy, grey-haired provocateur had a complex backstory behind his eccentric lifestyle. In fact, his life is full of intriguing anecdotes and unusual quirks. Did you know these 10 facts about Andy Warhol?
1. He was a devote Catholic…
Although we associated Warhol with his provocative art and subversive entourage, he grew up as a practicing Ruthenian Catholic. His parents immigrated to the US from Slovakia and brought their religious beliefs with them. As an adult, the famous artist continued to practice his religion, attending mass at Manhattan’s Upper East Side most days.
The iconic painter wore a crucifix necklace, carried a rosary and was a regular volunteer at the church-lead soup kitchen in his neighbourhood.
Warhol posing in front of a print of The Last Supper Source: Giorgio Lott i| Archivio Giorgio Lotti
2. …And a mummy’s boy
Julia Warhola was her son’s closest companion. They lived and worked together for almost two decades and the artist’s mother even appeared in his film Mrs. Warhol.
She also helped him out by providing lettering for many of his projects. Warhol’s father, Andrej, died when the artist was just 13 years old.
Julia Warhola by Andy Warhol, 1974
3. He moonlighted as the Velvet Underground’s band manager
The American rock band fronted by Lou Reed and famous for being one of the most influential groups on rock, underground and experimental music were briefly managed by Warhol.
In 1965, after being introduced to the band, Warhol became their manager. He hlped the band secure a recording contract with MGM’s Verve Records and acted as a producer.
During this career diversion, Warhol included the Velvet Underground is his multimedia roadshow Exploding plastic Inevitable, which combined Warhol’s films with the band’s music.
4. He wore wigs to cover up a balding scalp
Warhol began to go bald in his early 20s and took to wearing wigs to obscure his hair loss. His silver wigs became iconic, contributing to his image as a mad-hat artist and provocateur.
One of his most famous pieces, a series of self-portraits called Fright Wig, utilised his fake hair to create a now legendary image.
5. He once published a cookbook
Wild Raspberries, created by the artist and his friend Suzie Frankfurt, was a parody of pretentious French-style cook books. Published in 1959, the book included 19 illustrations and a number of recipes mocking traditional haute cuisine.
Dishes included Omelet Greta Garbo (‘to be eaten alone’) and Roast Iguana Andalusian.
6. He designed an album cover that was nominated for a Grammy Award
Warhol worked as a freelance commercial artist for companies including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The New Yorker and Columbia Records in the 1950s and 1960s.
He created cover art for a number of iconic bands and performers including the Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin. The 1971 cover for the Rolling Stone’s Sticky Fingers album was nominated for a Grammy Award for best Album Cover.
He didn’t win though – the accolade went to a band called Pollution.
7. He trained as a classical artist
It’s hard to believe that the iconic and subversive artist ever created anything we could define as ‘traditional art’, but Warhol actually studied at the Carnegie Institute for Technology where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1949.
During his student years, he faced some opposition from professors who didn’t wholly approve of his unique approach and he sometimes had to do additional coursework over the summer to retain a good academic standing.
After a world trip, in which he travelled to places such as Japan, India, Italy and Egypt, he began to visualise ambitions beyond commercial art and moved towards what we now would call ‘Warhol’ style work.
8. He collected taxidermy
The artist owned a number of stuffed animals, including a lion, a peacock, a penguin, a moose’s head and a Great Dane, called Cecil. Warhol bought the dog for $300 in the late 60s, and the stuffed canine stood guard outside his studio from 1969 to 1987.
The iconic artist had a soft spot for dogs – he also owned a (live) dachshund called Archie and often spent time in the company of fellow artist and actress Brigid Berlin’s pugs.
Andy Warhol and his dog, Archie. Source: Wiki Commons | Jack Mitchell
9. Someone once tried to kill him
On June 3, 1968 a radical feminist called Valeria Jean Solanas entered Warhol’s workspace, the Factory, and shot him.
She had previously been in one of Warhol’s films, I, A Man and, due to poor mental health, grew paranoid about her work and who she had been working with.
After the attack, Valeria handed herself in and was treated for paranoid Schizophrenia. Warhol suffered from damage to his lungs, oesophagus, spleen, liver and stomach but recovered after an extended stay in a New York hospital. He had to wear a surgical corset for the rest of his life.
Valeria Jean Solanas (middle) shot Warhol with the intent to kill him
10. You can stay in an Andy Warhol-inspired hotel suite…
At the Arthouse Hotel, we’ve been inspired by the artistic efforts of Warhol to create interiors that replicate his eccentric designs. Some of our most popular suites celebrate his iconic artwork.
From the opulent Marilyn Monroe suite, to the seductive Lips, you can enjoy the visual artistry of Warhol’s most famous pieces while indulging in the luxurious amenities on offer. Whether you’re a Chelsea Girlor looking for your 15 minutes of fame, we’ve got the perfect room for your stay.
The Lips Room is inspired by one of Warhol’s most simple artworks
Sleeping up to six guests, all our Warhol suites come equipped with ultra-comfortable beds, large flat-screen TV and a Bluetooth multimedia sound system. They’ve also all got opulent bathrooms with double whirlpool baths and waterfall showers.
Arthouse Hotel is ideally located, giving guests access to the best nightlife, shopping and dining venues in the city, guaranteeing a visit to Liverpool you’ll never forget.
When it comes to finding unique places to stay in Liverpool Arthouse Hotel always delivers. Located in the heart of the city’s popular nightlife district groups can enjoy celebrating a special occasion in style.
What better way to toast to a super special occasion than by popping a cork of the bubbly stuff inside our Hitchcock themed hotel room, Champagne?
Champagne The Movie
The 9th of Hitchcock silent movie marvels, Champagne gave us teasers as to what was to come from the Master of Suspense.
Clever camera work was used from the onset as we stare at a 20s party in full swing through the bottom of a champagne glass as it’s being drained.
Despite what may be said among the snootier circles, the clinky is still an acceptable custom. Toast to your good health, the night ahead or the popping of the next bottle whatever the reason a clinky is a must.
Some Champagne connoisseurs may think that adding anything to your bubbly is sacrilege but we say there are a few acceptable garnishes such as certain fruits and liqueurs, find your favourite by experimenting with acceptable garnishes.
Bubbly can have quite an elevating effect, in fact, it’s been proven to generally lighten anyone’s mood, although some can feel effects quicker than others so tread softly when it comes to quaffing your Champers.
Based on an early piece of Hitchcock’s movie mastery, our Champagne room sleeps 6 guests and has a decadent décor of gleaming gold, perfectly replicating a glass of the good stuff.
There aren’t any other places to stay in Liverpool as glamorous and chic as the Champagne room at Arthouse Hotel and finding your way to some of the best Liverpool nightlife is easy, literally one step outside the door.
Bustling bars such as Alma de Cuba, Peacocks, Aloha and Blind Tiger will certainly be able to help you continue your Champagne themed evening. So get yourselves glammed up and get ready to dazzle as you celebrate your special occasion with us at Arthouse Hotel.
Safe to say, it’s been a spectacular few years. And after a decade of success, we’re pleased to announce that we’re celebrating with our #biggestevergiveaway…
Two Years of The Arthouse Hotel
Building on our previous success with party accommodation in the city, the movie-themed party pads at Arthouse gave a brand new, star-studded side to Signature’s Liverpool venues.
After the glamourous, celebrity-filled launch of the Arthouse bar (now Mulholland) which introduced Seel Street to a Signature night out, the hotel opened its doors and offered luxurious, film-themed party suites to the city’s most glamorous girl squads and party-loving man packs.
The Wizard of Oz room at Arthouse Hotel
Whether you want to follow the yellow brick road to our Wizard of Oz room, or have a night of Rock Horror Show drama, our themed suites offer luxurious accommodation with incredible faculties including spa baths and ultra-comfortable beds.
And with the opening of our stunning Skyline Suites in 2017, the Arthouse had its own penthouse party pad, offering accommodation for groups of up to 12 and giving them exclusive access to an in-room roman bath for the ultimate pool parties looking out over Liverpool’s beautiful skyline.
One of our Skyline Suites, at Arthouse Hotel
In only two short year, the Arthouse has become some of Liverpool’s most popular party accommodation. With our take-over of Alma de Cuba in December 2016, we cemented ourselves as the leading night-life influence on Liverpool’s Seel Street.
It’s been a wild ride. And after 10 years of Signature success we want to give you, our followers, a giveaway like no other to celebrate #Signature10 and the excitement of the last decade…
Celebrating 10 Years of Signature Living
Growing from four serviced apartments for Liverpool’s most dedicated party lovers into a national hospitality provider, Signature Living’s founders Katie and Lawrence Kenwright have realized their wildest dreams in the past 10 years.
And on the 10th anniversary of the company, the generous pair want to make your hopes and dreams a reality too.
Katie and Lawrence Kenwright
As we begin our official birthday celebrations on the 14th August, we’ll be launching Signature Living’s biggest giveaway yet. Each month for 12 months, a life-changing prize will be announced on social media – prizes that will make a real difference and change your life forever!
Katie and Lawrence want to give back to you, our Signature followers, with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and spectacular experiences.
From planting the seeds of change, to indulging in thrills like no other, all the prizes have a definite Signature touch, celebrating our ten years of unique hospitality service.
Get ready to be revved up by our unbelievable giveaway that includes sizzling-hot surprises, ice-cool adventures and sparkling Signature celebrations.
Dive into our biggest competition yet, as we jet off into 12 months of jam-packed festivities for our 10–year anniversary carnival.
You’ve been here for our biggest moments, so now we want to make your special occasions as successful and spectacular as our own.
Keep tuned into our social media, where we will be announcing our biggest giveaway yet (#biggestevergiveaway) every month! For more information on our amazing prizes, check out biggestevergiveaway.co.uk. We can’t wait to celebrate with you.
International Beatleweek is returning this August in Liverpool. The annual festival see fans from over 40 countries Come Together for the fun.
If you’ll be enjoying the best of Beatleweek this year in Liverpool, we’ve rounded up the most unmissable events and where to stay in style!
Taking place from 22nd August – 28th August 2018, get ready for an unforgettable week with our latest guide…
Beatleweek 2018 – What’s On
Wednesday 22nd August 2018
Taking fans back to where it all began, International Beatleweek will kick off at the Cavern Club, Liverpool. The fun will begin on Wednesday 22nd August where festival goers can look forward to Rock ‘n’ roll all day long with live music across three stages covering the Cavern Club and Cavern Pub.
Thursday 23rd August
On Thursday, the fun will continue at the Cavern Club. Bands and fans from across the globe will gather at the iconic Mathew Street venue for a day of live music.
Friday 24th August
It’s George’s Birthday – Alma de Cuba (12:00pm – 6:00pm)
This year, George Harrison would have celebrated his 75th birthday. To mark the occasion, performers will be paying tribute to George throughout the afternoon, followed by a special finale. Fans can also enjoy live music all day outside on the patio stage.
Alma de Cuba is an iconic bar and restaurant in Liverpool, situated only moments from Arthouse Hotel on dynamic Seel Street.
The Analogues Present “The White Album” – Philharmonic Hall ( 8:00pm)
Holland’s premier Beatles band The Analogues will take to the grand Philharmonic Hall stage and play The Beatles (White Album) in its entirety.
Friday Adelphi Party – Adelphi Hotel (Starting at 11:30pm – 5:00am)
The first of the week’s late night parties will showcase live music and bring fans the chance to celebrate until 5am!
Saturday 25th August
Early Days at the Locarno – The Olympia (12:00pm – 6:00pm)
Beatleweek festivities usually incorporate a day out. And this year, attendees can look forward to stepping back in time at The Olympia (formerly known as the Locarno Ballroom).
The Beatles played at the breathtaking venue on Valentine’s Day back in 1963. And this is a wonderful chance to relive the Beatlemania.
The Lennon & McCartney Songbook – Philharmonic Hall (8:00pm)
Hosted at Liverpool’s grand Philharmonic Hall, this special show will feature Beatleweek artists and special guests, celebrating the 60 years of song-writing between Beatles legends Lennon & McCartney.
Saturday Adelphi Party – Adelphi Hotel (11:30pm)
Saturday’s party is the perfect way to spend your Saturday night with entertainment until late.
Sunday 26th August
Annual Beatles Convention – Adelphi Hotel (11:00am)
Bringing fans together for a fantastic day, the Adelphi will play host to live music, films, guests speakers, Ringo Bingo and a flea market of unmissable memorabilia.
Guests speakers include the one and only Pattie Boyd alongside Freda Kelly, Tony Bramwell and Joey Molland.
Sunday Adelphi Party – Adelphi Hotel (11:59pm)
The fun will continue at the Sunday Adelphi Party until 5am!
Monday 27th August
Scousechella – Grand Central Hall (Midday – 6:00pm)
The line up for Coachella in 2016 was a great one. The festival saw Sir Paul McCartney take to the stage alongside music icons Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters.
Bringing Beatles fans their very own Scousechella, fans can look forward to six of the best tribute artists paying homage to the star-studded line up.
Fab Four Finale – Hard Days Night Hotel (8:00pm)
Catch the “Fab Four Finale” with live music covering 4 stages at Beatles inspired Hard Days Night Hotel.
Monday Adelphi Party – Adelphi Hotel (11:30pm)
With Beatleweek drawing to a close, don’t miss the Monday night party for the last late night celebration!
Tuesday 28th August
Tuesday at the Cavern – The Cavern Club (10:30am)
The final day of Beatleweek will offer one last chance to get your Cavern Club fix with live music across two stages.
Where to Stay for Beatleweek
Arthouse Hotel offers the perfect place to stay for International Beatleweek in Liverpool. Specialising in spacious group accommodation, our themed rooms are fantastic for groups looking to stay in style.
Our Yellow Submarine room sleeps up to 4 guests, ideal for those attending Beatleweek with family or friends. This spectacular themed room features Beatles lyrics above the beds, a colourful submarine print and fantastic amenities including a double whirlpool bath and TV.
John Lennon fans can also make themselves right at home with a stay in our stunning John Lennon room. Inspired by Andy Warhol’s iconic Menlove Ave. album cover design, this spectacular space captures the creativity of Warhol and Lennon.
If you’d like to book a stay with us for Beatleweek, make sure you don’t miss out on our unmissable hotel offers! Each package is designed to bring you the best of Arthouse Hotel, making your stay in Liverpool as special as can be.
We look forward to seeing you soon and hope you have an unforgettable time celebrating the Fab Four!
Overnight accommodation in our movie-themed accommodation for tired-out teachers
Full buffet breakfast
Delicious two-course meal in your choice of Signature restaurants
Signature activity – chose from a spa treatment, drinks at Alma de Cuba or a luxury hair or makeup pampering session
Sunday – Thursday – Subject to availability, based on a minimum of 2 guestsFriday night stay – £20pp supplement
Funny and Most Inspiring Teacher Movies
Arthouse Hotel is a unique movie themed hotel in the heart of Liverpool. And to celebrate our new offer for teachers, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best, funniest and most inspiring movies featuring teachers!
Amidst the romance, scandals and singing and dancing is Principal McGee, trying her best to keep it all under control in Grease!
At Arthouse Hotel, why not stay in our Grease themed room? This spacious room sleeps up to 6 guests and is fitted with fantastic facilities including an en suite with large whirlpool bath.
Expect to have chills multiplying when you step inside this spectacular space.
Dead Poets Society
It’s safe to say that Dead Poets Society has inspired many to follow the path to teaching. The 1989 drama saw Robin Williams blow audiences away as lovable Mr. Keating.
Some of the most memorable moments of Mr Keating’s teaching saw him jumping on desks, daring the students to think for themselves and plenty of choruses of “O Captain, my Captain’.
And though the working day may not quite live up to the romanticism of Dead Poets Society, it’s safe to say this is a movie treasured by educators and young people inspired to start their career.
Without a doubt one of the best childhood movies ever made, Miss Honey is arguably the underrated star of Matilda. Audiences are enchanted by her softly spoken words of wisdom, pretty woodland cottage and of course, her heartwarming belief in Matilda.
While we’re sure Miss Honey has inspired many to teach over the decades, we certainly hope the same can’t be said for Miss Trunchbull!
School of Rock
For music teachers, School of Rock may just be the ultimate movie. Starring comedic genius Jack Black, School of Rock sees Dewey Finn pose as a substitute teacher at a private elementary school.
This iconic teacher film is a timeless favourite and it’s easy to see why! The feel-good movie is filled with fun, with plenty of songs to keep your toes-tapping along the way.
When he wasn’t marching through the corridors with a flowing cloak and judgemental frown, he was busy making Harry miserable…or so it seemed.
From the first Harry Potter film to the last, Professor Snape went from scariest teacher to the best-loved. Fans fell in love with his dry wit and determination to protect Harry, all in the name of love for Lily Potter.
Mean Girls is a modern classic when it comes to timeless teen movies. Written by Tina Fey, the talented comedian also stepped in front of the camera as witty maths teacher Ms. Norbury.
When ‘Burn Book’ chaos unfolds, it’s fair to say that Ms. Norbury saves the day with the iconic line, “raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized by Regina George”.
We hope to see you soon at Arthouse Hotel! It’ll be a summer holidays treat that you won’t forget. To enquire further or to book your stay, you can reach us on 0151 601 8801.
At Arthouse Hotel, our fabulous film themed rooms bring the magic of the movies from big screen to your luxury suite to enjoy during your one of a kind hotel experience in Liverpool.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is one of the most marvellously magical movies of all time and it comes as no surprise that there is plenty of fun, weird and fairly frightening facts about the making of such a fantastic movie.
#11 So many people come to see the Ruby Slippers at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C, that the carpet needs to be regularly replaced due to wear and tear.
#12 Last year in 2017 the slippers were removed from display to undergo, what experts are calling “an in-depth conservation assessment and treatment” or a fancy trip to the cobblers.
#13 Funds to carry out the treatment and to create a new display were raised on Kickstarter and it’s rumoured that Leonardo Di Caprio and Steven Spielberg contributed in excess of $3 million between them.
#30 Nothing is thrown away at MGM and the proof is in the pudding as the Wicked Witch’s crystal ball made its first appearance in The Mask of Fu Manchu. A 1932 movie about the search for Genghis Khan’s tomb.
#31 Even the Good Witch Glinda’s shimmering ballgown was reused from the movie San Francisco.
The Wizard of Oz is still our favourite musical of all time and one of the most wonderful movie themed rooms at Arthouse Hotel.
So, ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ and ‘Fly Over the Rainbow’ to party like a munchkin in the Wizard of Oz room where our superb accommodation offers are designed to help groups of guests enjoy one of a kind party breaks in Liverpool.
Yellow Brick Road reception
All the luxury themed rooms are perfect for hen parties, stag dos and special celebrations of any kind and thanks to the superb location in the heart of Liverpool’s Ropewalks, Arthouse Hotel is ideally situated for enjoying the best of the cities nightlife.
Wizard of Oz room
The best bars in Liverpool can be found right on your doorstep with our very own Alma de Cuba and Mulholland Bar offering fantastic atmosphere, food, music and drinks all night long.
Call now and start planning a wonderful stay in Liverpool on 0151 601 8801 or email email@example.com and ask more about the magical Wizard of Oz room or any of our other movie themed rooms in Arthouse Hotel.
My Fair Lady is one of the most beloved musicals of all time and the inspiration behind one of the musical movie themed hotel rooms at Arthouse Hotel.
Filmed in 1964 with an all-star cast including Rex Harrison who played Higgins, a phonetics professor with a rather large ego and Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle, a working-class girl from the bustling city of London.
The story goes that Higgin’s believes in his coaching abilities so much he can tutor the cockney twang out of Eliza and therefore make her a well-spoken upstanding member of society.
The two form an unlikely relationship and eventually fall in love, despite social differences and the interference of aristocratic suitor, Freddie, played by Jeremey Brett.
The movie served as inspiration for one of our musical movie themed hotel rooms and the My Fair Lady room at Arthouse Hotel is simply Loverly.
Check out some of the lesser-known facts behind the creation of My Fair Lady the movie, its origins and some of the famous cast members below.
Award Winning Performances
My Fair Lady was released to critical acclaim winning a grand total of 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director.
Renowned for her gracious caring attitude, Audrey Hepburn displayed slightly diva-esque behaviour when she was informed her singing voice would be dubbed. She walked offset in a huff, only to return the following day and apologise to everyone who she had offended.
Age is Only a Number
Middle-aged adults playing high school children was a thing way before 90210 and Dawson’s Creek.
source: Screener TV
Eliza Doolittle was only supposed to be 19 in My Fair Lady but Audrey Hepburn was a fantastic looking 35 years old during filming.
Hollywood isn’t wasn’t the cutthroat industry that it’s made out to be today. Cary Grant was approached to play Rex Higgins but he turned the role down knowing he wasn’t right for the it.
Instead, he strongly recommended Rex Harrison for the part and said if he wasn’t cast he wouldn’t even go and see the movie.
Another Role Rejection
Dame Julie Andrews played Eliza Doolittle on stage, just 19 at the time and at the beginning of what would become a blossoming film career.
She refused the role in the movie as she was also up for the part of Mary Poppins and didn’t want the two to conflict.
Delaying Walt Disney
Hoping to boost the career of now Dame Julie Andrews, the wonderful man Walt Disney offered to delay filming Mary Poppins until summer 1964 so she could take on the role of Eliza Doolittle as well.
On Set Interference
The dashing neckties that Higgins wore throughout filming were where crew and costume had stashed Rex Harrington’s microphone.
Occasionally the device would pick up radio conversations from passing police cars reporting crimes or updating criminal pursuits.
A Hidden Talent
Despite being a member of the Eton College choir and being known for his excellent singing voice, directors chose to dub the vocal talents of actor Jeremy Brett who played the besotted Freddie Eynsford-Hill.
His songs were sung instead by a 43-year-old Bill Shirley.
A Very Different Type Of Fair Lady
If we could imagine another in the role of Eliza Doolittle first thoughts do go to Julie Andrews. However, by the time filming came around Andrews was immersed in work with Disney so, if Audrey Hepburn had not accepted the role a third actress was in line.
Super starlet Elizabeth Taylor is said to have coveted the job although its very hard to imagine Ms Taylor playing a common working class cockney don’t you agree?
Devastating News on Set
The 60s was a decade rife with iconic moments in history, one of which was the shocking assassination of JFK.
Announcing the tragedy to cast and crew fell to Audrey Hepburn after she’d filmed the most famous song number of the My Fair Lady movie “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?”.
Setting The Perfect Scene
Thanks to the large budget given to the movie, set designers were extra creative with their work which eliminated the need to film outside.
Instead, every scene in My Fair Lady was shot on the sound stages of Hollywood studios.
When it came to naming the movie, directors struggled and at first settled on Lady Liza but because of protests from Rex Harrison, the title was changed.
The inspiration for the new title was the traditional children’s nursery rhyme “London Bridge is falling down, My Fair Lady.”
An Arresting Beauty
Audrey Hepburn is without a doubt one of the most naturally beautiful women to ever have graced our screens.
It comes as little surprise that when she entered the set in full costume for the ballroom scene, the room fell silent then cast and crew began to applaud, cheer and even shed tears at how stunning she looked.
Blowing The Budget
In the 60s, production companies were spending huge sums of money on making movies.
Only the year before My Fair Lady was made, Cleopatra at 20TH Century Fox had racked up a bill of $35 million, roughly translated to around £350 million today.
My Fair Lady came in at just $17 million, and despite being half the cost of Cleopatra, it was still the most expensive movie made by Warner Bros at the time.
Again thanks to the huge sums of money at their disposal directors hired the exceptionally skilled Cecil Beaton to design the 1500 elaborate costumes for the cast.
His work including the stunning beaded ballgown and monochrome lace Ascot dress for Eliza Doolittle’s character all of which earned him the Academy Award for Best Costume Design.
Beaton’s work was so exquisite, and expensive, that the studio hired amusement park trams to transport the clothed cast to and from set to avoid damages and dirt.
Costs Vs Profits
Despite costing Warner Bros under half of what Cleopatra cost Fox, My Fair Lady has grossed $20 million more in profits overall.
In fact, My Fair Lady even made it into the top 100 highest ranking films of all time.
We all assume that Audrey Hepburn was the picture of health, but she had a nasty habit.
Hepburn smoked around three packs of cigarettes a day, much to the displeasure of Rex Harrison who had recently given up before filming started.
Wouldn’t It Be Larvly . . . Loverly . . . Laverly?
A cockney accent isn’t the easiest to replicate, especially not for California born soprano, Marni Nixon.
She had to continuously practice the cockney singing accent when she provided the vocals for Eliza Doolittle.
A feat that earned her the title “Ghostess with the Mostest” as audiences would never see the face behind the amazing talent.
A Mouth Full of Marbles . . . or were they?
Health and safety was still a thing in the 60s so instead of popping a potential choking hazard into the mouth of Audrey Hepburn during Higgins’ eloquencey lessons, grapes were used in place of marbles.
Founded in Greek Mythology
My Fair Lady was based on a play about a mythological ancient Greek sculptor named Pygmalion who created what he considered to be the ideal women out of stone.
The story goes that once the statue was created Pygmalion fell in love with it and on the day of Aphrodite’s festival he wished for a wife to be a living likeness of the woman he’d carved. When he kissed the statue’s lips the woman came to life and married Pygmalion.
My Fair Lady’s Higgin’s is the present day equivalent of Pygmalion, fashioning his ideal women out of Eliza.
A Musical Without Singers
Today musicals are usually filled with the biggest and brightest stars in musical movie making. If you can’t sing you aren’t cast or in the case of Russell Crow in Les Miserable, you sing anyway and get mocked for it.
In the early day’s famous faces were favoured over fantastic voices and therefore musical movies were heavily dubbed. The entire cast, with the exception of Stanley Holloway who played Eliza’s father Alfred had their singing voices dubbed, why wasn’t Russell Crowe dubbed we here you ask? The answer, we just don’t know!
The Dead Penguin Play Mascot
Before My Fair Lady was a film it was a stage play with Rex Harrison still in the role of Higgins.
Apparently, Rex admired the work of the Pygmalion writer Shaw so much that he often referred to a Penguin edition of the play’s script. Whenever things didn’t seem right with the dialogue Rex would bark to stagehands;
“Where’s my Penguin”
After a while, this became a regular command and the crew and directors decided it was time to put a stop to it.
So, one day when Rex gave his usual command a stuffed Penguin was rolled out onto stage instead of his script. The entire cast and crew roared with laughter including Rex Harrison who never asked for his Penguin again.
And finally . . .
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Last week, we played host to our very own Love Island quiz at Arthouse Hotel Liverpool. The summer fun was hosted by Love Island’s Katie Salmon and Signature Living’s very own Roger Jonas.
The night saw fans of ITV2’s biggest show gather to put their Love Island knowledge to the test! And we certainly threw in some fabulous prizes along the way.
Love Island Liverpool Quiz
Roger and Katie put fans through their paces with a variety of quiz rounds. Love Island winner Cara De La Hoyde and fellow Islanders of the past Gabby, Georgia and Tyne-Lexy stayed at Signature Living’s Shankly Hotel just a few weeks ago. And during their stay, we filmed some exclusive videos for our video quiz round.
Roger Jonas and Katie Salmon
We also served up a colourful range of refreshing Love Island cocktails. Our eclectic menu featured the Do Bits Society, Megan the Snake and My Type on Paper. What more could a Love Island fan want?!
Our colourful creations went down a treat with our quiz guests. Poured to perfection by our cocktail experts, Arthouse Hotel’s Mulholland Bar is one of the best spots for cocktails in Liverpool.
We spread the summer vibe around Arthouse with plenty of decorations brightening up the bar. Even our famous gorilla sported some summer attire! Quiz attendees enjoyed our range of cocktails and indulged in delicious pizzas.
Love Island’s Katie Salmon was joined by her girl group including Instagram star and model Chloe Khan.
Of course, we couldn’t let our Love Island quiz-goers miss an episode! In between the fun, we showcased the latest antics of the villa on our big screen.
The drama saw Wes save Megan and everyone’s favourite love-to-hate Islander Adam pack his bags for home. It’s safe to say we had our very own commentary of cheers and boos as the dumping took place.
Amazing Love Island Quiz Prizes
At Signature Living, we never do things by halves. So, we went all out with amazing prizes for our quiz winners. The first prize saw our lucky winners bag a stay in our luxury Skyline Suite.
The perfect party atmosphere, the stylish spot features everything from a large pool-style bath to outdoor terrace looking out across the city.
The second prize offered the winner a romantic date night meal at Liverpool’s iconic Alma de Cuba bar and restaurant. And last but not least, winners of our third prize got their hands on some Love Island themed goodies!