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  • December 30, 2017

    MADEUP’s best of 2017

    Here we are again at the end of another year, so without further ado, here’s a bit of a list – the best theatre and performance from Liverpool (and surrounds) of 2017. Here goes; click on link for full review: 1 Ramin Karimloo, Edge Hill Arts Centre(January) Starting the year off right (to coin a […]

  • December 28, 2017

    REVIEW: The Jungle Book, Liverpool Unity Theatre

    The Unity’s Christmas show occupies a much-needed niche by virtue of it offering an affordable family show that is a panto-free zone. Brought to us once again by Ellesmere Port-based children’s specialist company Action Transport Theatre, so it is they present another beautifully crafted and understated retelling of a classic tale – this year, The […]

  • December 7, 2017

    Storytime with Santa offers theatrical ‘alternative grotto’

    Keeping with the festive theme, up-and-coming Company Theatreface are hosting an “alternative Christmas grotto” in north Liverpool this weekend. Storytime with Santa aims to offer a more substantial and affordable experience for families with young children. Running from tomorrow (December 8) through to Sunday (December 10) at Firwood Waterloo Rugby Club, the performance, by local […]

  • December 3, 2017

    Mother Goose at the Casa

    Hope Street-based Burjesta Theatre bring panto to their home of the Casa for the first time this week – with a Mother Goose that promises “a combination of traditional pantomime and Italian ‘commedia dell’arte’ comic knockabout”, meets… Johnny Cash? Based on the original 1806 Drury Lane production, the panto tells the tale of Columbine and […]

  • November 26, 2017

    REVIEW: The Vaudevillians, Liverpool Unity Theatre

    This show happened more than three weeks ago now. To say I’ve been slack is something of an understatement, but no matter. It’s still making me laugh to think of The Vaudevillians. The act is a manic, meta comedy duo of two Seattle actor-musicians, on stage as their alter egos’ alter egos. And while you’re […]