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  • August 26, 2015

    INTERVIEW: Rosie Wilby

    Ormskirk-raised performer Rosie Wilby returns to the region once again next month with her latest show as part of the Liverpool Comedy Festival; Nineties Woman is the story of her university days and her political and social awakening. Describing it as her most theatrical show to date, she looks back at her involvement with feminist […]

  • August 23, 2015

    Marx Brothers’ Doppel Gang at the Lantern 

    A new comedy play inspired by the Marx Brothers embarks on a nationwide tour this autumn, and is stopping off at the Lantern on September 12. The Doppel Gang is a new comedy by Just Some Theatre Company’s Dominic Hedges: War wages in Europe, while back in Blighty a group of entertainers battle to save […]

  • August 19, 2015

    INTERVIEW: Broken Biscuits writer Trisha Duffy

    Trisha Duffy’s superb debut play Broken Biscuits was first produced at the Lantern Theatre last autumn. The play, which explores the friendship between two mothers whose sons go off to war, heads to the Edinburgh Festival this week. MADEUP spoke to Trisha to find out more about her writing and the play’s success. How long […]

  • August 17, 2015

    Priscilla returns 

    The full cast has been announced for the upcoming UK tour of the international smash hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert, which parks up at the Liverpool Empire from January 25 to 30 next year. via GIPHY Joining the previously announced Jason Donovan (*cheers*), who reprises the role of Tick, are Simon Green as […]

  • August 11, 2015

    REVIEW: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Netherley

    That MATE Productions saw fit to stage its final performance of its three month tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the grounds of  a Netherley nursing home tells you a lot about the company. The Knowsley-based community group is a close-knit one, and it’s this genuine friendship and passion that shows through in their […]