Category Archives: Theatre

Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Grosvenor Park

The summer has sadly come to an end, and with it the bumper season of excellent theatre at Grosvenor Park. Following the fantastic performance of The Comedy of Errors a couple of weeks ago, I decided to test the waters of tragedy, … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors, Grosvenor Park

  Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre know how to do comedy, that’s for sure. Last summer, I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to attend A Midsummer Night’s Dream (review here), and this time around for The Comedy of Errors, that magical … Continue reading

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Washing Line Productions: The Surgery

Promenade Theatre meets Cabaret in this darkly comic satirical performance. Last Sunday I waved goodbye to the sunshine to step inside The Surgery; a fictional practice within the bowels of the Kazimier, brainchild of writer and director Jennifer Moule and co-writer Alexa … Continue reading

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Catch-22 at The Playhouse

Catch-22: If you’re crazy, you’re not fit for combat; but admit it and the doctors know you’re sane, and you’re sent back out to fight. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. This is the reality B-25 bomber pilot Captain Yossarian … Continue reading

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Under Milk Wood, Liverpool Playhouse

Liverpool Playhouse, 19 May 2014 Perhaps one of Dylan Thomas’ best known plays,Under Milk Wood is enjoying a successful run at the Playhouse Theatre this week to mark the centenary of the playwright’s birth. Thomas tells the tale of twenty-four hours … Continue reading

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The Very Best of Laughterhouse at the Philharmonic

A night showcasing the entertaining talents of six comedians left the audience wanting more, as household names took to the stage beside up-and-coming stars. The show got off to a poor start, with Richard Herring as the first act of … Continue reading

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Uninspiring: 1984 at Liverpool Playhouse

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George Orwell’s masterpiece and classic socio-political statement novel is no doubt one of the most challenging pieces of literary fiction to be adapted to stage. A  collaboration between Headlong Theatre and the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, this really was an … Continue reading

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Halloween Spectacular with Murder! At St George’s Hall

For those wishing to shun the fancy dress and commerical drudgery of all Hallows, St George’s Hall tonight hosted a Halloween spectacular: a murder mystery with a gripping local twist. Over 250 guests were invited to take part in tonight’s … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre, Chester *****

Now this is how theatre is supposed to be. We are seated under a Roman style canopy, sipping wine and breathing in the scent of summer. Chester boasts “the northern alternative to Shakespeare’s Globe”* – an outdoor, open air theatre … Continue reading

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TeaForTwoTalk Meets Millie Dollar

I, probably like many of you, was a ‘burlesque virgin’ until last Saturday night, when Art in Liverpool was cordially invited to the Martini Lounge’s Burlesque and Variety Show at The Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street. As well as tickets to the show, … Continue reading

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