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Author: Fran Yeoman

Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

August 23, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Just So Festival, Rode Hall, Cheshire

Where to start. This is the hardest of reviews to write because I really don’t know what to tell you about the weekend we’ve just had.

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Review: CBBC Summer Social, Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool

August 7, 2018 Comments Off on Review: CBBC Summer Social, Croxteth Country Park, Liverpool

In the build-up to CBBC’s inaugural three-day Summer Social at Croxteth Country Park, much of the chatter on the local parental grapevine was about one subject: cost.

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Salt House Tapas

Food Review: Salt House Tapas, Liverpool

July 2, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Salt House Tapas, Liverpool

“Tapas is all about context.”

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Review: The Big I Am, Everyman, Liverpool

June 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Big I Am, Everyman, Liverpool

The Big I Am ends with an over-long musing about death and the non-existence of God.

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Alma De Cuba

Food Review: Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Food Review: Alma de Cuba, Liverpool

When I told friends that my husband and I were heading for dinner at Alma de Cuba, more than one of them said, in effect, “why?”

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Othello, Patrick Brennan, Paul Duckworth, Cerith Flinn & Golda Rosheuvel -Photograph by Jonathan Keenan

Review: Othello, Liverpool Everyman

May 3, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Othello, Liverpool Everyman

It is the fate of Golda Rosheuvel that her gender will be the first thing that many people comment upon when critiquing her performance as Othello.

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A Clockwork Orange, George Caple as Alex-Photograph by Marc Brenner 504 ##

Review: A Clockwork Orange, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

April 19, 2018 Comments Off on Review: A Clockwork Orange, Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

There are two stars of this Everyman production of Anthony Burgess’s cult novel, A Clockwork Orange.

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Theatre Review: George’s Marvellous Medicine, Liverpool Playhouse 

April 18, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: George’s Marvellous Medicine, Liverpool Playhouse 

Ok that’s it. From now on, all children’s theatre productions need to feature giant humanoid chickens with a steampunk aesthetic and fabulous comic timing.

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Review: Paint Your Wagon, Everyman, Liverpool

March 8, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Paint Your Wagon, Everyman, Liverpool

I can see the temptation. Fiddler on the Roof was a rousing fanfare to herald the arrival of last year’s Everyman Compann, the comeback after a long absence of a distinguished theatrical institution welcomed with song, dance and critical acclaim.

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Review: The Wedding, Liverpool Playhouse

February 24, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Wedding, Liverpool Playhouse

Three star reviews can be a cop out. I worked for one editor who unofficially banned them. They can mean fence-sitting; not-committing; bet-hedging.

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