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  • May 23, 2015

    REVIEW: Constellations, Liverpool Playhouse

    Constellations is a fascinating play as in many ways it is both concise and minimalist, while pondering huge and sprawling infinitesimal possibilities. Nick Payne’s acclaimed one-act drama premiered at the Royal Court (London’s, not ours) in 2012, and even attracted Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal to the role of Roland on Broadway. Now it is on [...]

  • April 13, 2015

    Picture gallery: RuPaul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons

    Sometimes, you’ve got to make that trek across the M62 and head for Manchester – and so it was last night, with a date at The Ritz to catch RuPaul’s Condragulations: Battle of the Seasons tour. Fans of the reality show could hardly ask for more, short of an appearance from RuPaul herself; this high-energy [...]

  • April 12, 2015

    Calamity Jane heads to the Empire

      There’s no such thing as too much Jodie Prenger, and she heads back over to Liverpool next month in the lead of a new national tour of Calamity Jane.   The tour follows on from a sell out run at the Watermill Newbury theatre, where they claim it was such a success it could [...]

  • April 8, 2015

    This week: Plastic Figurines at the Playhouse

    Ella Greenhill is one of Liverpool’s up-and-coming playwrights and her new work Plastic Figures premieres at the Playhouse Studio tonight and tomorrow. Produced by Manchester-based theatre company Box of Tricks, Liverpool is the first stop on a national tour for the play, described as “moving and touchingly funny”. Inspired by events in Greenhill’s life, Plastic [...]

  • April 6, 2015

    Matchbox Comedy strikes again

    Matchbox Comedy Club is a new(ish) monthly night at the Lantern Theatre, featuring a line up of  what organisers call “outside of the box” funny. Hosted by city standup Alastair Clark and featuring new and established fringe talent, it sounds like the audience and the acts can expect a bit of the unexpected, comedy wise. [...]