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  • December 6, 2014

    Tommy Cooper show returns to the Lantern

    You may remember the Tommy Cooper Show premiering at the Lantern Theatre last Christmas; now, after a well-recieved Edinburgh Fringe stint in the summer and the approval of the Tommy Cooper Society for the convincing portrayal of the man himself, no less, it returns for another Christmas special. Liverpool actor Danny Taylor has been praised [...]

  • December 5, 2014

    I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue…

    In an announcement that practically yells ‘last minute Christmas present’, the perrenial Radio 4 comedy favourite I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue is headed to Liverpool early in the new year. The self-styled ‘antidote to panel games’, usually hosted these days by Jack Dee since the death of the legendary Humphrey Lyttelton, will see Danish [...]

  • December 1, 2014

    Tmesis return with That’s Amore

    City-based physical theatre specialists Tmesis Theatre are getting ready to unveil their latest work, That’s Amore – a new ensemble piece premiering at the Unity in January, which they say will be “a crazy, funny, emotional rollercoaster”. That’s Amore is described as “an hilarious, fast-paced, passionate and emotional piece of physical theatre, which explores the [...]

  • November 29, 2014

    REVIEW: [title of show], Lantern Theatre

    [title of show] is written by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, about two friends called Jeff and Hunter, playing characters called Jeff and Hunter in a musical they’re writing about the process of writing a musical. Got that? A kind of off-Broadway meta love letter to Broadway, Bowen and Bell wrote the show in three [...]

  • November 27, 2014

    Unity announces new artistic director

    This week, the Unity announced the appointment of Matthew Linley as artistic director and CEO. He will succeed Graeme Phillips, who has been at the theatre’s helm for the last 34 years, and maintained its tradition of staging radical but accessible work that stretches back to the 1930s.   Matthew is currently general manager with [...]