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  • November 18, 2014

    Morrissey and Marr give nod to new drama Still Ill

    A “blistering new drama” about gay paramilitaries in Northern Ireland, set to the mnusic of The Smiths? Not a premise you hear every day. But so it goes with Still Ill, which is on at the Lantern this week as part of the ongoing Homotopia programme.   To obtain the rights to perform any Smith’s [...]

  • November 17, 2014

    REVIEW: Two, the Pilgrim

    MATE Productions is known for its large community ensemble pieces, usually staged in the summer before heading up to the Edinburgh Fringe; this year, it was the specially-commissioned Grace and the Sea. But the Halewood-based company has upped its game considerably in 2014, with new projects in the pipeline that included this successful sell-out run [...]

  • November 16, 2014

    Prepare for a Yuletide Paradise

    “The strangest Christmas party this side of Alpha Centauri” is how the Suitcase Ensemble describe their new festive show. “An outlandish band of voyagers long for the perfect world, the Yuletide Paradise. Join their quest at an immersive feast of story, song and tripping the light fantastic.”   Well, that sounds like an exciting enough [...]

  • November 10, 2014

    Festive farce at the Playhouse

    Following the successful adaptations of Molière’s farces, this Christmas the Playhouse presents another fresh adaptation of a classic French comedy, with a grown up festive play returning to the venue after two years of babysitting the Everyman’s rock ‘n’ roll panto while its sister theatre was rebuilt.     Sex and the Three Day Week [...]

  • November 7, 2014

    Musical comedy [title of show] at the Lantern

    That’s not a typo – the title of the show is indeed [title of show], a New York comedy musical being performed by What We Did Next later this month.   Following the theatre company’s sell-out production of Carousel at the Unity in June, they say audiences should prepare for “laugh out loud moments, gorgeous [...]