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  • March 22, 2017

    Shakespeare’s history plays combined in new Burjesta production

    Hope Street-based community theatre group Burjesta are combining nine of Shakespeare’s history plays into one ambitious production in their latest show, which opens at the Casa next week.  Shakespeare: War Plays will cram in 150 years of British history, from the Hundred Years War to the War of the Roses.  Adapted entirely from the text […]

  • March 13, 2017

    REVIEW: Committed, the Blade Factory

    Committed, Stephen Smith’s bleak tale of a fractured community in 90s Belfast was first performed as part of Liverpool Irish Festival a few years ago in 2014.  Revived in an unexpected corner of the Camp and Furnace complex last week, the play’s 20 year old themes still resonated, and literally had the power to shock.  […]

  • March 8, 2017

    Big Teeth theatre returns with Jim Cartwright classic

    Liverpool-based theatre company Big Teeth returns this spring with a production of perennial fringe favourite, Jim Cartwright’s Two. Comprising of graduate performers and creatives living in the city, Big Teeth says its aim is “to stage modern classic works that are often discussed and critiqued, but not often seen live on local stages”.  Two centralises its story around […]

  • March 2, 2017

    “Radical” Irish political play returns to Liverpool fringe

    A “radical” Irish play exploring the impact of the Troubles on a struggling community returns to Liverpool next week. Committed, by playwright Stephen Smith, had a successful run at the Liverpool Irish Festival in 2014, and will be back in full force at the Blade Factory (part of the Camp and Furnace complex) on March […]

  • February 24, 2017

    REVIEW: Fiddler on the Roof, Liverpool Everyman

    Tradition – something the Everyman has always been respectful of, but likes to add its own playful, unique twist. In the last twelve months alone, those Two Gents of Verona were yanked into the Swingin’ Sixties and Madame Bovary went meta; but with Fiddler on the Roof, its first production for 2017 and the debut […]