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  • March 26, 2015

    REVIEW: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Liverpool Everyman

    Traditionalists, look away now – the new Ev’s second Shakespearean outing is certainly determined to stand out from the crowd. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is probably one of the Bard’s best-known and most ubiquitous plays; and with this production, new associate director Nick Bagnall puts a bold stamp on things. Attracted more to the darkness [...]

  • March 22, 2015

    Greek tragedy at the Georgian Quarter

    Burjesta Theatre’s take on classic Greek revenge shocker Medea opens tomorrow night (Monday) at the Casa on Hope Street. “Medea is a truly subversive play which has shocked and divided audiences for the last 2,500 years,” they say. Euripides’s tragedy, written in 431BC,  tells the storng of the titular Medea, lover of Jason – of [...]

  • March 19, 2015

    Ten reasons to see the 2015 Improvathon

    It’s March, but don’t let that fool you – Improvathon weekend is upon us, a little earlier this year, but otherwise ready for business as usual… or unusual, as the case may be. The annual 33.5 hour event (or 2015 minutes), brought to you by those good folk at Impropriety, begins at 1pm on Saturday [...]

  • March 16, 2015

    REVIEW: The Diver, 81 Renshaw

    To walk across the ocean floor from the UK to New York probably takes a little more tech than a gaffer-taped piece of hose around the waist, a cheap pair of goggles, and an GPS tracker made of card; but that’s really not the point of Helen Foster’s one-woman show The Diver, which meshes to [...]

  • March 11, 2015

    INTERVIEW: The Mole of Edge Hill playwright Ian Carroll

    Liverpool city centre-based playwright Ian Carroll has written plays about historical figures including John Lennon, Tommy Cooper and even Hitler. More recently, he has begun to stage works in more unconventional venues, including his 2014 adapation of Frankenstein at the Bombed Out Church. His latest work, The Mole of Edge Hill, opens this month. MADEUP [...]