A touring double bill of two new plays comes to Liverpool this weekend. Broken and A Lot of it About are the latest from Manchester company Organised Chaos, which is dedicated to showcasing new writing in the North West. In Broken, May is desperately searching for something while Helen had everything she ever wanted and […]
While The Full Monty runs at the Royal Court next week, another city theatre will be also be letting things all hang out so to speak, with the premiere of new comedy drama Bottoms Up. The play by, written and directed by Ryan Simons starts at the Actors Studio on May 14. John […]
Tmesis Theatre’s Physical Fest – the only festival of its kind in Europe – returns from 24 May 24 to June 1 for its ninth annual outing, and they say the event is set to be their biggest and best yet. With more events than ever before, the 2013 fest will boast two UK premieres […]
Legend marked the debut production from Lady Parts theatre, a new company dedicated to creating strong roles for women. Six short plays all on the titular theme spanned melodrama and comedy and proved a strong showcase for the fledgling group, which was well supported by a sell-out audience. Melodrama Sirens, written by Laura-Kate Barrow and […]
Mary Shelley will roll in her grave – or so say Tin Shed Theatre, who are hitting the road on a national tour to retell the classic gothic horror novel Frankenstein “through the debauched and twisted eyes of one cynical raconteur and his faithful gaggle of gormless goons”. Described as darkly comical and sickly twisted, […]
The Swan, a new play by Pat Anderson, is based on the real life women’s community centre of the same name in Sefton. Using the location as the starting point for a fictional tale, this gentle, Calendar Girls-esque set up brings together a bunch of characters who seemingly have nothing in common, yet come to […]
There’s a day left of Mello Mello’s fundraising campaign (as of April 26). The venue has been trying to raise the cash to buy its own Slater Street building and stave off developers, but halfway through their appeal, they were gazumped by a higher offer. Although this may have slowed down progress somewhat this […]
Leeds-based Red Ladder Theatre Company– dubbed ‘Britain’s leading radical touring company’ – bring their show The Thing About Psychopaths to the Lantern Theatre on May 4. A new play by Scottish-Ghanaian writer Ben Tagoe, it is described as a searing, funny and thought-provoking new play about power and empathy in modern Britain. Noel is a […]
A new writing company specialising in creating and promoting strong roles for women will stage its debut performance at the Lantern next month. The brilliantly named Lady Parts Theatre presents Legend: Six Short Plays on May 2. The evening comprises six fifteen minute plays on the theme of legends, inviting the audience on a journey […]
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 surreal, what goes on. I don’t hallucinate anymore. I’ve done so many now my brain knows what’s going on,” chirps Impropriety’s artistic director Rosie Wilkinson. Final preparations are now underway for the fourth annual Improvathon, taking place this weekend at the Kazimier. The 33-and-a-half hour (2013 minute) show will start on Saturday afternoon […]
“Four writers. One pub. One theme. No restrictions.” This week sees the return of new writing collective the Annexe Writers, who are promising a free glass of wine alongside four new plays at Flanagan’s Apple pub on Mathew Street this Tuesday (March 26). The one off event sees the writers responding to the theme of […]
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 […]
Theatre is dead. The collective experience is obsolete. The world moved on…. So begins Blackout, a new promenade piece from North West professional playwrights collective The Alligator Club. Their first two pieces, 100 Seel Street and Twisted Christmas, were performed in Liverpool last year; this time, they are taking the action to Lancaster. In their […]
Six up-and-coming playwrights are bringing England’s North West and South West together, as Box of Tricks Theatre’s first cross-regional tour of their Word:Play showcase comes to the Lantern tonight (March 8). Box of Tricks, which brought My Arms to the venue last month, say they are championing the next generation of playwriting talent, putting six […]
When they said Teechers was the Actors Studio’s first in-house production of the year, I didn’t think they meant it quite so literally. But the stars of this John Godber three-hander are the trio behind English Rice productions, who now run the place to boot. And there could be no finer introduction to Cath Rice, […]
You’ll know him best as the outrageous dame, stealing the show of the Everyman and Playhouse pantos. But comic actor Francis Tucker will be showing another side in Robert Farquhar’s new comedy Di Is Dead, coming to the Playhouse Studio in April. The Peccadillo Theatre Company production “takes an affectionate, deeply scurrilous, and very funny […]
The Liverpool Actors Studio will present its first in-house production of the year, Teechers, next month. A comedy set in a Northern high school, join Gail, Salty and Hobby as they give us a fast paced introduction to the staff and students at Whitewall High. With young romance, smoking behind the bike sheds and not […]