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  • August 13, 2017

    REVIEW: Edy Hurst – Theme Show, 81 Renshaw

    While the Edinburgh Fringe is in full swing for many already, comedian Edy Hurst did a final preview of his debut full-length in Liverpool last week, before heading up to Scotland a little later in the festival run. Theme Show is inspired by Hurst’s love of theme parks – a former Disney employee to boot, […]

  • July 31, 2017

    REVIEW: Gypsy Queen, Liverpool Unity Theatre 

    Gypsy Queen achieves a lot in a single act. At the heart of this 70-minute boxing drama is an unexpectedly sweet gay love story, and a relationship shaped both by the macho world of professional sport and the expectations of close-knit families. Writer Rob Ward plays ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell, a street fighter from the traveller […]

  • July 10, 2017

    Spotlight on: Naughty Corner Productions 

    Naughty Corner Productions formed in Edge Hill University in 2013 and are taking not one, but three shows to the Edinburgh Fringe this summer – but not before a preview run at the Unity next week. MADEUP found out more…  Hello, Naughty Corner. Tell us a bit about yourselves. The company is ran by myself, […]

  • July 4, 2017

    REVIEW: Pippin, Unity Theatre

    Whether the company knows it or not, What We Did Next has a bit of a feel for being ahead of the curve. Their latest production Pippin is also being revived later this summer at the so-hot-right-now Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester – but obviously, WWDN got there first. They’ve also brought shows like Rent […]

  • June 22, 2017

    REVIEW: Cartoonopolis, Liverpool Unity Theatre

    Cartoonopolis was first performed in the Playhouse Studio a couple of years ago, where it came into existence thanks to actor Lewis Bray’s involvement with YEP [Young Everyman and Playhouse]. Along with Matt Rutter and Chris Tomlinson, that company’s artistic director and associate director respectively, Bray’s fledgling idea – to do a play about his […]