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  • October 20, 2014

    Miracle of miracles – it’s Homotopia

    Having secured its future for another three years with renewed Arts Council support, Homotopia has announced its 2014 programme, starting this week and packed with national premieres (DV8), regional firsts (Andy Warhol and Catherine Opie exhibitions) unique collaborations (Fenella Fielding and Le Gateau Chocolat) and exclusive appearances (Terence Davies) that appeal to audiences gay and [...]

  • October 19, 2014

    Everyman’s Everyword festival returns

    It’s been a brilliant comeback year for the Everyman so far, with the new, improved building clinching architecture’s star prize, the Stirling, last week, and following it up with a couple more accolades in the UK Theatre Awards today (Sunday). Huzzah!   For a real taste of what makes the Ev tick, this week sees [...]

  • October 17, 2014

    Writers on the Brink: It’s Play Time…

    Emerging playwrights collective Writers on the Brink will present a rehearsed reading of six short plays at the Lantern Theatre next week.   It’s Play Time is a pick-and-mix of new drama, being given a script-in-hand performance by professional actors alongside up-and-coming acting talent. Six budding writers have been working with acclaimed screenwriter Julian Perkins [...]

  • October 14, 2014

    REVIEW: Missing?, the Bluecoat

    Missing? is a new work written and devised by Knowsley-based youth theatre Altru, an ensemble piece examining big ideas of loss, love, and humanity. Thanks in the programme are given to theatre companies including Paper Birds, Big Wow and Tmesis, and you can see their influences on this hour-long piece, a well-paced and well-measured mix [...]

  • October 12, 2014

    REVIEW: Bright Phoenix, Liverpool Everyman

    Bright Phoenix is a new in-house production, written for the Everyman stage by acclaimed friend of the theatre, Jeff Young. The story of a misfit gang of kids grown into a misfit gang of adults, the play explores the hidden places and people of the city and is described as “a love letter to Liverpool”. [...]