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 […]
Liverpool-based Spike Theatre marks its 15th anniversary this year with its latest show Sink or Swim, a new comedy about three men shipwrecked and set adrift in a lifeboat. The company, whose recent shows have included Top of the World, Danny the Champion of the World and The Games, will be touring the North West […]
Sink or Swim is a new show celebrating 15 years of its creators Spike Theatre, and showcases a Liverpool company continuing to make some of the most heart-warming, fun and enjoyable theatre you could see anywhere. It is all a bit scaled down compared to their last show, The Games, and seems somewhat penned in […]
The Misanthrope, Liverpool’s latest McGoughiere – that is, the work of the 17th century French playwright Moliere rephrased in the comic verse of our very own Roger McGough – is now on stage and open for business at the Playhouse. Following on from Tartuffe in 2008 and The Hypochondriac in 2009, it is the third […]
John Graham Davies’ critically acclaimed show Beating Berlusconi! returns to home ground once more this year, coming the Epstein Theatre for a limited run from April 5 to 7. Actor Paul Duckworth reprises his role in the true, bizarre story of how LFC fanatic Mark Radley fulfilled the dream of any devoted Reds fan by […]
Tonight, two special screenings of modern cult classic movie The Room were held at FACT, with special Q&A sessions with writer-director-producer-actor Tommy Wiseau and his co-star Greg Sestero. In a move that was always sure to live up to its ‘anti-Valentine’s tour’ billing, the pair came, they saw, they played a little American football in […]
The Rainbow Connection had me at “takes references from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and queers the traditional romance of the movie”. This new play comes to the Unity later in the month and examines the friendship between a gay boy and straight girl. Joe is agoraphobic and anti-social, Shelly is just the opposite. Joe likes Breakfast […]
Well, hello to you. What are you doing next March? If you’re an organised type, you might have already snapped up tickets to catch TV’s Miranda Hart, who will be taking to the arena stage in fourteen months’ time as part of her ‘My, What I Call, Live Tour’. Today she has announced a second […]
A new comedy club aimed at appealing to a more discerning audience than lairy stag night crowds is opening this month. “It is all about providing top quality comedy in a pleasant atmosphere,” say the brains behind Four Candles Comedy, and as it’s run by stand up Sam Avery and Royal Court man Iain Christie, […]
It’s January. The Christmas decorations are coming down, the pantos are leaving town, people unwillingly go dry for a month and the credit card bills are landing on the doormat. All in all, it’s a bit grim. However, the savvy theatregoer will know of one sure-fire way to beat the new year blues, and that’s […]
Great news for Spike Theatre, which now has everything in place to tour its latest show, Sink or Swim, early next year. The show was performed as a work in progress as part of the Everyword festival a few months back, and will return to the Playho…
Christmas ??? a time for forgiving and forgetting, and at least one of those applies at the Royal Court, where patience finally snapped with no-show star David Gest last week and lawsuits are now a possibility*. Never mind all that – on to the next …
Week two of Nightmare on Lime Street, and star of the show David Gest still hasn’t checked in with his paying public. The Royal Court, seemingly lacking a plan B, have handled the situation in an unusual way and chosen not to really acknowledge th…
Musical comedy brothers Jollyboat (above, in Cheerios bath) are celebrating the launch of their new YouTube channel with a promise to upload a new song every week. Tommy and Ed Croft, best known for their pirate-themed pop parodies, set up the Jol…
Next! is a one-man dark comedy on its second outing. Devised by actor Graham Hicks and director Chris Tomlinson, it first came to the Unity last year as part of its Making Art programme. Its recent two night run to rapturous audiences showed it ha…