Or possibly not. We loves our Joanie, and frankly, she can keep coming back to Liverpool all she wants. But her new dates – penciled in for NEXT October (2014) – are billed as a ‘last chance to see’ for at least the third time in the city in recent years. You’ll find the grande […]
In these days of the desperate flailings of Miley Cyrus and the like, do you know what, sometimes a change of pace is required. Catherine Z-J and Queen Latifah may have put it best in the best deleted scene of all time: Anyway. That is why the Royal Court’s adaptation – straight from the […]
Oscar Moments is described as “an alternative stand up comedy show that will bring to life famous scenes from classic movies such as Silence of the Lambs, The Iron Lady, The Dark Knight (pictured, gratuitously, above, because Bane is hot), The Godfather and Black Swan – a varied combination of memorable moments with new and […]
It has shuffled onto the autumn calendar with little fanfare, blaring the logo of little-known corporate sponsor, which seems a little odd. But what is Liverpool without a comedy festival? Starting tomorrow, some 70 shows will take place across seven days (from September 26 to October 6). Huzzah! The star attraction this year is […]
Voices is an evening of new writing featuring monologues from six city writers. It’s a new format for Grin Productions, who say: “It is hoped that this performance-based event will become a regular feature of our calendar and provide a platform for new writing on Merseyside and in the Northwest”. You’ll know Grin from the […]
Love him or hate him? The jury’s back in and Liverpool has gone for the former, as Russell Brand has announced a second date of his upcoming Messiah Complex world tour in the city. It won’t follow on directly from his scheduled show on December 12, but will see him returning in the new […]
Laughterhouse is one of the giants of Liverpool’s stand up circuit; from its inception in 2008, they always vowed to bring something different to the city than the usual stag ‘n’ hens tomfoolery. And this week, they’ve announced the biggest gig of their lives – on the stage of the Philharmonic Hall, no less. […]
The company behind successful city comedy As the Shoe Fits returns next week with a show that claims to, ahem, “put the fun back into funeral”. What, it went away? Bon Voyage is set at a final farewell party to a much loved husband, father and friend, Rocky. Hosted by Rocky’s lovely wife Maggie […]
Considering Bouncers was added to the Royal Court’s summer programme late in the day (due to the cancellation of the scheduled revival of One Night in Istanbul), it feels just right. The 80s modern classic by John Godber – apparently in the audience on press night – has naturally been a little Scousified, with the […]
The Epstein Theatre’s run of The Last 5 Years was one of the theatrical hits of the year – and the company behind it is continuing with the Broadway vibes to bring Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys to town next month. While most venues will have gone dark for August, Life in Theatre productions […]
More good news for Liverpool audiences today. He may have been warned off taking his Messiah Complex show to the Middle East, but that means Russell Brand now has time to return to the city once more – which he will be doing in December, it has been announced. “If this is the end […]
If it’s nearly July, then Improvageddon is upon us. Improv dueling at its sharpest, totally inspired by audience suggestions, Improvageddon, at the Unity on July 3, is a show entirely made up in front of your eyes by an ensemble of performers, creating scenes, songs and silliness like never before. Four teams enter, but […]
Former Emmerdale and lads’ mag favourite Roxanne Pallett has joined the cast of the Royal Court’s summer comedy Ladies Day. The show will run from June 14 to July 13 and will be Ken Alexander’s first production as artistic director. The play, by Amanda Whittington, was originally performed by Hull Truck Theatre Company in […]
Readers of this blog should be no strangers to our favourite Liver Birds Caz and Britney, aka Gillian Hardie and Keddy Sutton respectively (pictured above, right – left). Their show, Scottie Road the Musical, returns to the city this weekend, this time on the Epstein stage after a successful trial at the Unity as part […]
Neil Simon’s classic play The Sunshine Boys comes to the Liverpool stage this summer, with two of the city’s best known theatre actors taking the roles of feuding double act Lewis and Clark. Andrew Schofield and Alan Stocks, last seen together in Mam, I’m ‘Ere at Christmas, will be reunited again for the show’s run […]
Everything about Di is Dead is in your face – even the title is blunt, a short, sharp shock. As brash and as anachronistic as the Oasis hits that bookend it, this one act, one man play takes the audience back to the late 1990s and the death of Princess Diana. A whirlwind performance from […]
Hit comedy If the Shoe Fits is returning to the Liverpool stage. After successful runs at the Unity and the New Brighton Floral Pavilion over the last couple of years, it can be seen at the Epstein from April 16 to 20.
I spent most of this weekend in a town called Borderline, in the company of such upstanding folk as Sal Oon the bar owner, Cecil Schitztoker the German bounty hunter, cattle rustler Stan Pede, sheriff Rusty Badge, and Fruit Palace proprietor Americana Applepie.
If you’re after a laugh this weekend you’ll be absolutely spoiled for choice… On Friday and Saturday (April 5 and 6), Perrier-award winning performer, writer, comedian, and star of Channel 4’s Campus and The Boat That Rocked, Will Adamsdale brings his new show to Unity Theatre.
It’s that time of year again, and our chums of improvised comedy theatre group Impropriety are inviting varmints to “saddle up and come on the ride of your life through the wild wild west”, as they present their 4th Annual Liverpool Improvathon. An entirely off the hoof comedy epic that will run continuously for 2013 […]