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  • July 23, 2014

    MenSWEAR Collection double bill

    The cheeky chappies of Liverpool-based Lights Up Entertainment are previewing two new plays this week ahead of their first ever run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The company of LIPA students have written an all-new double bill entitled MenSWEAR Collective, and will be showcasing the provocative works at the Unity on Saturday (July 26). [...]

  • July 20, 2014

    Profile: Fittings Multimedia Arts

    It’s one of the city’s most prolific touring theatre companies, and one of its most avant-garde; but you might not have heard of Fittings Multimedia Arts. Tucked away in an office in the Bluecoat, the company – also based in Edinburgh – is inspired by storytelling and hidden histories, and celebrates its 20th anniversary next [...]

  • July 17, 2014

    Suitcase Ensemble’s World War I centenary project

    Marking the Days is a new World War I project from city-based theatre company The Suitcase Ensemble, in partnership with an Everton church. The public launch event, open to all, takes place on Saturday August 2 from 12pm to 3pm at St Luke The Evangelist on Goodison Road. Together, they will look into the history [...]

  • July 13, 2014

    Beatles’ rooftop gig at the Royal Court

    A great idea from the Royal Court this week, where they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of A Hard Day’s Night with a rooftop gig by The Beatles – the cast of their current show Lennon, that is. Their latest production is now in its final week – it runs until Saturday, July [...]

  • July 12, 2014

    REVIEW: Betty Blue Eyes, Liverpool Playhouse

    Critics loved Betty Blue Eyes when opened in the West End in 2011, but the run didn’t last long. Based on Alan Bennett’s 1984 screenplay A Private Function, even at the time producer Cameron Macintosh foresaw a revival. Think of bringing a West End musical to Liverpool, and the Playhouse isn’t the first place you’d [...]