“My new show is about living with my emotionally abusive grandfather and the therapy I underwent because of it,” says Sofie Hagen. “It’s still stand up – there are plenty of jokes in there, it’s funny,” she adds, in case you were concerned.
FROM rags to riches, from Liverpool to London, from Nabzys to Nandos… The Rise and Fall of The Hamburger Queen is a one-woman comedy show on at The Unity Theatre as part of Homotopia Festival next week (November 3 to 5). The brainchild of city-born performer Ashleigh Owen and Paul Burke, the show tells Ashleigh’s […]
FROM the experimental physical theatre of Liverpool’s Hope Street Ltd to the West End, Josette Bushell-Mingo has had an extraordinary and far-reaching career. A Unity Theatre patron, the London-born actress, singer and theatre maker has reached another high point with the success of her latest work, the excellent Nina – A Story About Me and […]
Nina -A Story About Me and Nina Simone is without doubt a tale that needs to be told and deserves to be heard. Performer Josette Bushell-Mingo OBE is one of the patrons of the Unity, having been based in Liverpool in her early 20s. This show is a co-production with Riksteatern, the national touring theatre […]
Suzan Holder is the writer of Shake It Up Baby, one of the plays in this year’s Ticket To Write festival coming to the Unity next week. The festival’s artistic director Francesca Goodridge and producer Max Emmerson are both up-and-coming talents to watch, since their acclaimed revival of Shout: The Mod Musical made it from […]
Ambitious plans are afoot at practically all of Liverpool’s traditional theatre-making spaces this year – and they could have quite an impact all round. A slew of recent announcements have revealed plans that will change the theatre landscape considerably; what a strange coincidence things all seem to be happening at the same time. The shocker, […]
Hope Street-based theatre company Burjesta returns this week with its 12th production, an in-house adaptation of Homer’s The Odyssey. A founding stone of Greek mythology, Homer’s epic story of monsters, magicians, witches and goddesses is part adventure, part romance, part Revenge Tragedy, and a tale which has been mesmerising audiences for more than 3000 years. […]