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  • October 30, 2014

    Public performance of gun crime play

    A play written to show young people the stark reality of becoming involved with gangs and guns is set to be performed for the general public at Royal Court Liverpool next week (Thursday November 6).   Merseyside Police commissioned Maurice Bessman’s Terriers in 2008 as part of Liverpool’s highly successful Capital of Culture year. To [...]

  • October 28, 2014

    REVIEW: It’s Play Time, Lantern Theatre

    Writers on the Brink is a new collective that has been working under the tutelage of industry specialists to hone half a dozen short scripts. The results received a rehearsed reading at the Lantern last week, in which a sell-out audience became part of the process by having the chance to scribble down their feedback [...]

  • October 25, 2014

    “A rekindling of Campbellian capers in Liverpool…”

    Tickets are now on sale for Cosmic Trigger: The Play  by Daisy Eris Campbell, based on Robert Anton Wilson’s seminal counter-culture text on brain change and ‘vision questing’, Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of the Illuminati.   Thanks to successfully surpassing their crowd-funding goal of £23,000, the Cosmic Trigger play will open – as planned – [...]

  • October 23, 2014

    REVIEW: Sus, the Black-E

    Seventies psychological and political drama Sus – written by Barrie Keeffe, of Long Good Friday fame – is made all the more chilling by its declaration that it is based on a true story. Not now, not even then, surely this kind of thing couldn’t really happen to real people… could it?   Set against [...]

  • October 20, 2014

    Miracle of miracles – it’s Homotopia

    Having secured its future for another three years with renewed Arts Council support, Homotopia has announced its 2014 programme, starting this week and packed with national premieres (DV8), regional firsts (Andy Warhol and Catherine Opie exhibitions) unique collaborations (Fenella Fielding and Le Gateau Chocolat) and exclusive appearances (Terence Davies) that appeal to audiences gay and [...]