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  • December 4, 2016

    REVIEW: Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf, Unity Theatre

    Away from the glitz and the camp and the general hyperactivity of panto, the Unity offers an alternative, gentle style of festive storytelling that has really carved its own niche. In recent years that could be down to the sensibilities and stylings of Ellesmere Port-based Action Transport Theatre, the team behind Little Red and the […]

  • November 16, 2016

    Scouse: A Comedy of Terrors…

    “The people of Liverpool, and the Liverpool People’s Party, invite the Prime Minister to mind his own business. Here in Liverpool, we’re nearer to space than we are to London. London is 200 miles away; space is only 100 miles away. People here pay as much heed to the Prime Minister as we do to […]

  • November 13, 2016

    REVIEW: The Ruby Slippers, Epstein Theatre

    Owing as much to RuPaul’s Drag Race as it does to Coronation Street, The Ruby Slippers is a new show about love, identity and following your dreams, with a true northern warmth and a big gay heart. Set in a failing drag club run by bubbly Raz (James Rogerson), the story begins as he tries […]

  • November 8, 2016

    REVIEW: At the End of Everything Else, Liverpool Everyman

    The last time I saw the madly-talented Mark Arends anywhere in the vicinity of the Everyman and Playhouse, he was terrifying the absolute bejesus out of me as Winston Smith in Headlong’s 1984 a few years back. Which is why I was keen to check out yet another side to this versatile, creative Liverpool-born performer, […]

  • November 3, 2016

    Divina de Campo and The Ruby Slippers

    THE Ruby Slippers, a new play about love and identity set in a Blackpool gay bar, is on a mini North West tour this week and comes to the Epstein this weekend. “The play explores issues of identity and predjudice in the LGBT community – with outrageous drag queens, of course,” explains one of its […]