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  • January 10, 2017

    Cartoonopolis to hit the road

    A lovely good news story for the start of the year comes from Liverpool actor Lewis Bray, who set up a modest crowdfunding campaign to raise the last bit of cash to take his one-man show on the road and hit his target in less than 24 hours. Cartoonopolis was devised by Lewis with help […]

  • January 3, 2017

    REVIEW: The Star, Liverpool Playhouse

    The Playhouse has gone back to its music hall roots this festive season, harking back to the rich history of the venue, which has recently marked its 150th anniversary. Michael Wynne’s The Star is a celebratory theatrical knees-up, drawing on the old-style variety show format with a behind-the-scenes drama and broad social commentary that makes […]

  • December 31, 2016

    MADEUP’s Best of 2016

    It’s that time again – and after a frightful year all round, here’s a bit of cheer with the MADEUP Top Five of 2016 list. Hooray! Personal circumstance meant it’s still been hard for to see anywhere near as much theatre as would be ideal, but there have been some real bonuses too, and fingers […]

  • December 12, 2016

    Liverpool Everyman’s new rep company revealed

    It’s the big reveal Liverpool theatreland has been waiting for this morning, as the Everyman announced the actors who will form its new, rejuvenated rep company concept in the new year. And they are (drumroll please): city stage veteran Pauline Daniels, Caz ‘n’ Britney’s own Keddy Sutton, Spike Theatre regular Liam Tobin, and Laura Dos […]

  • December 8, 2016

    Poet Lemn Sissay joins 20 Stories High

    LIVERPOOL-based young people’s theatre company 20 Stories High announced their first patron this week – the poet, author and theatre maker Lemn Sissay. The company say they have been talking for a few years about their work and shared connections; political, artistic and social. Sissay said: “I am so pleased and proud to be the […]