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Monday, June 27, 2022

‘It’s a true crowd pleaser, without the cliches’: MAM I’M ‘ERE – Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

It’s been much, much longer than I thought since I sat down to watch a main stage performance at the Royal Court – and ten years since I caught the first outing of Mam I’m ‘Ere. Days…

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

‘A punchy, punky burst of feminist fun’: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World – Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is a punchy, punky burst of feminist fun from the producers of Six and based on the picture book by Kate Pankhurst.

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Friday, December 17, 2021

‘Warm & welcoming, cheerful & sincere’: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – Touring by Vicky Anderson

Everybody's Talking About Jamie bursts onto the stage in an effervescent whirlwind of unabashed vibrancy and fun.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

‘Beautifully imagined & flawlessly executed’: LES MISERABLES – Touring by Vicky Anderson

We’re in a venue that certainly gives a grand old-school sense of occasion, and Les Misérables is nothing if not ultimate theatre.

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Sunday, June 2, 2019

‘I like to have an important message’: Adam Ward brings his new musical José to the Liverpool Fringe by Vicky Anderson

José is a new musical comedy coming to the city as part of Liverpool Fringe Festival. The second play from Leeds-born playwright Adam Ward, the one-act show, opening at the Pilgrim pub next…

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

‘Among the Everyman’s finest’: SWEENEY TODD – Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

Associate director Nick Bagnall’s vision for Sweeney Todd at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre is unique, intense and exciting, bringing out the very best of the venue and its performers.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

‘Lovingly ludicrous action’: ROMEO & JULIET – Touring by Vicky Anderson

Rubbish Shakespeare Company squeezes the Bard’s tragic romance Romeo & Juliet into a family-friendly hour of farce in this knowingly silly production.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

‘Positive, joyous & bursting with good vibes’: BIG UP! – Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

Devised in workshops up and down the country, Big Up! places its three to six-year-old audience demographic right at the heart and soul of the piece.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

‘The rock ‘n’ roll is the real deal’: THE SNOW QUEEN – Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

It may be a time of change at the Everyman, but if there’s one thing we can rely on it’s all the fun of the rock ‘n’ roll panto in The Snow Queen.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

INTERVIEW: Mike Livesley returns to pay tribute to Vivian Stanshall’s Sir Henry by Vicky Anderson

He went from performing as one of the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band to playing with the legendary group itself; now Merseyside actor Mike Livesley is reviving the show that started it all one last …

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

‘As sweet & charming an introduction to theatre as you could wish for’: GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU – Touring by Vicky Anderson

You’d need a heart of stone not to be charmed by the gentle joys of Guess How Much I Love You. Sam McBratney’s modern classic bedtime story gets the theatrical treatment thanks to establ…

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

‘The sort of play best observed up close’: BEYOND BELIEF – Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

The work of Tmesis has always examined the stuff of life with style, precision, humour and heart, and the company’s latest show Beyond Belief is no exception.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

‘We always develop & grow through touring & performing’: Spotlight on Liverpool-based theatre company Tmesis by Vicky Anderson

One of Liverpool’s widest-reaching and most creative theatre companies, physical theatre specialists Tmesis, is returning with its latest show Beyond Belief.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

‘We want to challenge both ourselves and the audience’: Falling Doors Theatre presents The Nether at Liverpool’s Hope Street Theatre by Vicky Anderson

The Nether is the latest production from Falling Doors Theatre which was set up by Sarah Van Parys in 2014 after she graduated from the Young Everyman and Playhouse YEP directors’ course.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

‘I think the importance of honesty & openness is one of the key messages’: Stand-up Rosie Wilby asks: Is monogamy dead? by Vicky Anderson

Ormskirk-born stand-up, writer, broadcaster and musician Rosie Wilby returns to the region this month for a talk about her new book, Is Monogamy Dead?

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Friday, July 27, 2018

‘There’s a catharsis to her schtick in these strange times’: BLAME IT ON BIANCA DEL RIO – Touring by Vicky Anderson

This Blame it on Bianca del Rio world tour has hit the UK and gone down a storm (or, hurricane); and watching Bianca del Rio’s show grow over a few short years to something so huge is stil…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

’A powerful reminder of everything that is special about theatre’: PAINT YOUR WAGON – Liverpool (relaxed performance) by Vicky Anderson

The Everyman rep company is wrapping up its second successful season this month with a reprise of all four of the very diverse productions it has been staging since the start of the year inc…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

‘Drag history needs to be celebrated’: Velma Celli chats about her latest solo show by Vicky Anderson

Velma Celli thought shows about the music of gay icons had been done to death. The acclaimed Yorkshire-born drag queen – musical theatre actor Ian Stroughair by day – is known for her po…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

INTERVIEW: actor & director Yorgos Karamalegos on his passion for movement & physical theatre by Vicky Anderson

Yorgos Karamalegos’ passion for performance has taken him all over the world. There are many places he can call home, and Liverpool has a huge part to play in his story so far.The post SPO…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

‘A lively, funny show full of surprises’: TREASURE ISLAND – Touring by Vicky Anderson

It is always a pleasure to get back to what is now known as Prescot Woodland Theatre, in church grounds where local success story MATE Productions stages its annual ensemble show. Treasure I…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

‘Happy babies with clean bums, children coming out of their shells & grown-ups having a giggle’: It’s family-friendly comedy in Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

THE Royal Court has seen some sights on stage and off over the years, but nothing quite like the recent debut of the It’s a Scream comedy club for parents and babies. Family-friendly c…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

MADEUP’s best Liverpool shows 2017 by Vicky Anderson

Here we are again at the end of another year; so without further ado, here’s a bit of a list – the best theatre and performance from Liverpool (and surrounds) of 2017.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

THE JUNGLE BOOK – Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

The Unity’s Christmas show occupies a much-needed niche by virtue of it offering an affordable family show that is a panto-free zone.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

‘A genuinely affecting evening’: The Birth of Death by Vicky Anderson

Joanne Tremarco begins in the audience, asking questions and hearing people’s stories about near-death experience, or how they would like to die. Immediately, she has tapped into something.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… The Vaudevillians’ Jinkx Monsoon by Vicky Anderson

It’s nearly November, which means Homotopia is here – and for the first time, the LGBT+ arts festival is bringing a RuPaul’s Drag Race winner to Liverpool.

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Dead Baby Frog’s Sofie Hagen by Vicky Anderson

“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 …

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Friday, October 6, 2017

THE TIN DRUM – Touring & London by Vicky Anderson

The Tin Drum is an assault on the senses, a wild, unrelenting ride that jolts its audience out of any complacency and dazzles bright.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Thaddeus Bent’s Fear-tre of Fear – Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

If a creepy sense of deja vu has descended on you, dear reader, fear not; this is indeed the second review of this show, at this venue, on this site.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Carnival of Eternal Light’s Looking Glass returns to Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

The Looking Glass is the new, interactive, family-friendly show by Manchester-based theatre company Carnival of Eternal Light, inspired by the well-known and well-loved works of Lewis Carrol…

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Blame it on Bianca del Rio in Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

Season six winner Bianca can fill theatres all over the world with her one-woman shows, she made her own movie Hurricane Bianca, and famous fans include Graham Norton and the late Joan River…

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Sunday, September 3, 2017

THE ROYAL – Liverpool by Vicky Anderson

Returning to the theatre after its premiere run last year, the madcap Scouse play tells the story of a bunch of misfits trapped in the Royal Liverpool Hospital as the old building – a land…

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