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  • February 21, 2015

    Interview: 300 Trevor Flemings

    When it comes to improvisation, Liverpool-based actor Trevor Fleming never shies away from a challenge. A member of comedy collective Impropriety, he is no stranger to endurance off-the-hoof performances, and will be taking part in the group’s next Improvathon (a 33.5 hour – or 2015 minute – non-stop show) at the end of next month; [...]

  • February 19, 2015

    Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Ev

    Everyman & Playhouse associate director Nick Bagnall (pictured) will direct his first play for the company this spring with a dark, contemporary telling of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Ev, a year on from its grand reopening. Bagnall’s previous interpretations of Shakespeare include the Henry VI trilogy for Shakespeare’s Globe, which also toured to [...]

  • February 15, 2015

    21 years of Twopence

    A new stage production of one of Scouse nostlgia-lit’s greatest exports, Helen Forrester’s hit Twopence To Cross The Mersey, is embarking on a six-week tour of four Merseyside theatres. The tour will visit Liverpool, Southport, St Helens and New Brighton over March and April. Twopence to Cross the Mersey – a favourite of Caitlin Moran’s, [...]

  • February 7, 2015

    Dance festival LEAP returns for 2015

    Next month sees the return of Liverpool dance organisation MDI’s regular LEAP festival – this year part of its 21st birthday celebrations to boot. LEAP 2015 aims to bring quality contemporary dance experiences to the city, and will offer not just the chance to see performances at the Unity and the Capstone Theatre, but the [...]

  • February 2, 2015

    MADEUP in 2015

    So, it’s February already – probably far too late for a ‘happy new year’, but it’s a starting point for the rest of this post really, so there you go. The more eagle-eyed reader – if, indeed there are any left – may have noticed a distinct lack of new posts here at MADEUP, and [...]