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  • September 16, 2014

    Liverpool Comedy Cellar opens its doors

    Liverpool’s newest comedy club, the Comedy Cellar at Magnet at Hardman Street, opened its doors at the weekend and promises a line up of some of the circuit’s top talent. TV names including Gary Delaney, Rob Rouse and Justin Moorhouse, and international stars such as Peter White from Canada and Benny Boot from Australia, are [...]

  • September 15, 2014

    REVIEW: Broken Biscuits, Lantern Theatre

    Broken Biscuits is the story of two best friends and mothers whose inseparable sons went to war together; but only one returned. Get ready for an emotional ride, and one of the theatrical surprises of this year – this low-key dark horse is one of the finest new dramas I’ve seen in a long time. [...]

  • September 14, 2014

    REVIEW: Mind the Gap, Unity Theatre

    From the work I’ve previously seen from up-and-coming writers Ella Greenhill and Joe Ward Munrow, each is attracted to unconventional staging and exploring human stories in different ways. Munrow’s Held, a tale of two brothers dealing with their mother’s dementia, was performed along a runway-style strip with the audience facing each other on either side [...]

  • September 12, 2014

    REVIEW: Noises Off, Royal Court Liverpool

    “It’s not the usual kind of show we have on here,” the Royal Court gang explained with a little trepidation on press night, but early reports were the audiences had been getting into Noises Off so far. With farce, innuendo, slapstick and visual gags by the bucketload, it turned out to be a show that [...]

  • September 9, 2014

    REVIEW: Bobby & Twenk, Lantern Theatre

    Bobby & Twenk is a new comedy from Brian S Charity, a graduate of the Everyman Young Writers programme, that describes itself as “Cagney and Lacey on very strong drugs”. This ends up being rather true, as sitting in the front row of this hour long play is something akin to being the only sober [...]