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Emily Hughes & Liam Tobin in The Sum photograph by Stephen Vaughan

Review: The Sum, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

May 11, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Sum, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

At last, this is the one. This is the play the Everyman company has been waiting to reveal, the one that helps its pioneering rep project make a brilliant kind of sense.

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Review: The Story Giant, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

April 21, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Story Giant, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

You can’t escape from stories these days.

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OK – The Musical: Northern Soul meets Christopher Kline, creator of Tate Liverpool’s new show

April 11, 2017 Comments Off on OK – The Musical: Northern Soul meets Christopher Kline, creator of Tate Liverpool’s new show

Back in a time before touchscreens and Tinder, there was Tiswas. Innocent, inexplicable Tiswas. At the turn of the 1980s, this Saturday morning TV chaos-fest was the hectic, hydrophilic yang to Multicoloured Swap Shop’s somewhat less water-logged yin.

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Review: The Conquest of the South Pole, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

April 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Conquest of the South Pole, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Now that the Ukrainian dust has settled on the Everyman rep company’s rousing season opener – their powerful take on Fiddler on the Roof – where is this exciting band of performers taking us next?

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Quality Control: Northern Soul talks open-world gaming

March 21, 2017 Comments Off on Quality Control: Northern Soul talks open-world gaming

In a new regular feature, Northern Soul’s gamers consider the thorny issues besetting the video game industry.

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Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Pygmalion, Liverpool Playhouse

Take some raw material. Manipulate it, reshape it. Then stand back and consider what you’ve made.

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Getting ready for rep with Liverpool Everyman

February 14, 2017 Comments Off on Getting ready for rep with Liverpool Everyman

There’s an unmistakeable air of expectation at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre these days.

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Review: Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Little Machine, Liverpool Playhouse

February 3, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Little Machine, Liverpool Playhouse

It’s a long time since I’ve seen anyone wearing a snake belt, but when the poet Roger McGough takes to the Liverpool Playhouse stage wearing just such an accessory, it turns out to be merely the first disarming sensory flashback of my night.

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Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

January 13, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul’s Best Reads of 2016

There’s little doubt that 2016 was tumultuous, what with Brexit, Trump and the passing of all those lovely celebs. But it was also a cracking year for literature. 

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Review: The Star, Liverpool Playhouse

December 15, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Star, Liverpool Playhouse

It’s amazing what a difference two and a half hours can make.

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