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  • April 19, 2014

    REVIEW: Because She Loved the Lion, Lantern Theatre

    Protecting the ones that you love and realising they sometimes have to learn the hard way are two of the main themes running throughout Because She Loved the Lion, a new piece from Lady Parts theatre that has just premiered at the Lantern Theatre and will soon travel down to the Brighton Fringe. A concise [...]

  • April 18, 2014

    REVIEW: Writer’s LABB Fetish night, House

    It had been a trying week for theatre to be honest, with some of the biggest shows opening in the city leaving MADEUP rather cold. A little inspiration was needed – enter up-and-coming writers collective Writers LABB, and the second of their regular showcases of new short plays. The group is largely comprised of former [...]

  • April 17, 2014

    Fittings secures funding for new touring show

    Liverpool-based disability-led company Fittings Multimedia Arts is celebrating securing the funding for a new project working with young people across the North and Midlands to create a piece of ‘deaf-friendly musical theatre’. Missing! is a two-stage project, the first part beginning this year, exploring themes of identity, media and going missing. Working with groups of [...]

  • April 15, 2014

    An August Bank Holiday Lark (in April)

    Northern Broadsides are set to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War with the world premiere of Deborah McAndrew’s new play An August Bank Holiday Lark, coming to the Liverpool Playhouse from Tuesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 3.   Taking its title from a line in Philip Larkin’s poem MCMXIV, [...]

  • April 13, 2014

    REVIEW: Special Measures, Liverpool Royal Court

    Mark Davies Markham is the writer behind the Everyman’s 2008 theatrical tribute to Eric’s and the 80s musical Taboo. His new play Special Measures is bang up to date – even Maria Miller gets to be the butt of a joke – but those early influences could be said to loom, from the Teardrop Explodes [...]