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  • September 28, 2016

    REVIEW: Thaddeus Bent’s Fear-tre of Fear, 81 Renshaw Street

    Ghost hunter and time traveller Thaddeus Bent began life as a recurring character in the Legion of Doom’s monthly Comedy Knights at Mello Mello. These days, like that dear departed venue, the sketch trio are no more – and as one of their number, Lee Hithersay, developed the antics of their antisocial performance poet Terry […]

  • September 26, 2016

    Chinese war heroes recognised in Liverpool performance

    The ‘extraordinary’ untold stories of the Chinese Labour Corps will be unearthed in Liverpool as part of an ongoing campaign to shed light on a forgotten part of British and Chinese history. Project New Earth includes digital artworks, dance and live music theatre performances exploring the vital contribution of the CLC during WWI, when the […]

  • September 17, 2016

    Interview: Shake It Up Baby writer Suzan Holder

    Suzan Holder is the writer of Shake It Up Baby, one of the plays in this year’s Ticket To Write festival coming to the Unity next week. The festival’s artistic director Francesca Goodridge and producer Max Emmerson are both up-and-coming talents to watch, since their acclaimed revival of Shout: The Mod Musical made it from […]

  • September 13, 2016

    Interview: Director Nick Bagnall on The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    “People who want ‘traditional’ Shakespeare – I don’t know what that is,” laughs Nick Bagnall. “I like to think if Shakespeare was here today he’d be using all he possibly could to be telling stories.”

  • September 4, 2016

    Lantern Theatre lives on with Unity season

    The Lantern Theatre on Blundell Street closed its doors for the last time in July, but we knew it wasn’t the last we were going to see of them. Although a new premises has not yet been found for the much-loved fringe venue, they’re moving into their next phase in style, with a season of […]