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 The collective experience is obsolete.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 […]
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 […]
Between acting jobs and dabbling in local politics, Pauline Daniels doesn’t seem to have paused for breath for quite some time. She’s back on The Actors Studio stage in February in new play Kiss n’ Tell (which she also directs). The comedy by Katie Tracey tells the story of Kyle Spencer, the Premiership’s new rising […]
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 […]
“Christmas is coming, the arts are getting cut/ If you’re not doing panto, the stage door’s shut” – so gamely began the premise at the heart of Twisted Christmas; that the players had snuck into the Studio out of desperation to find a stage, any s…
Following hot on the heels of their debut production earlier in the month, playwrights collective The Alligator Club present a last-minute addition to the city’s festive theatre schedule next week with Twisted Christmas. The two performances at th…
City actor Stephen Fletcher???s Life in Theatre Productions has had a good first year, and rounds off 2012 with its biggest show to date, the irrepressibly feelgood Mam! I???m ???Ere!. Reversing the plot of the Abba-themed musical from which it cheekily…
A two-man Christmas Carol might seem a bit of a gimmicky thing, especially when the famous film and musical versions rely on large casts to create the bustle of Dickensian London. But once Mark Smith and Lewis Bray get into action, the idea works …