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Art Review – The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

May 24, 2022 Comments Off on Art Review – The Tudors: Passion, Power and Politics, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Many famous faces stare at you through the ages during a visit to Walker Art Gallery’s outstanding new Tudor exhibition.

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Renee Lamb, Eva-Marie Saffrey, Christina Modestou

Theatre Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Liverpool Playhouse

December 10, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, Liverpool Playhouse

This could quite easily have been terrible.

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Festive Review: Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto – Robin Hood: Tights in White Satin, Everyman, Liverpool

December 8, 2021 Comments Off on Festive Review: Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto – Robin Hood: Tights in White Satin, Everyman, Liverpool

How to encapsulate Robin Hood: Tights in White Satin in a sentence?

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The Lanterns at Chester Zoo

“We are incredibly resilient.” Dominic Strange from Chester Zoo on the return of The Lanterns

November 24, 2021 Comments Off on “We are incredibly resilient.” Dominic Strange from Chester Zoo on the return of The Lanterns

It’s an odd proposition if you think too hard about it, visiting one of the UK’s biggest zoos without seeing a live animal.

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Disney on Ice - Find Your Hero, AO Arena, Manchester

Review: Disney on Ice – Find Your Hero, AO Arena, Manchester

November 9, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Disney on Ice – Find Your Hero, AO Arena, Manchester

Mickey has brought his Premier League players to the rink for this year’s iteration of the Disney on Ice juggernaut.

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Review: Lucian Freud – Real Lives, Tate Liverpool

September 12, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Lucian Freud – Real Lives, Tate Liverpool

Is it possible, or desirable, to truly distinguish your appreciation of an artist’s talent from your misgivings about their private conduct?

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Adam Keast & Helen Carter in A Christmas Carol, Playhouse Liverpool 2020 Photo © Robert DayESC_1704 #

Theatre Review: A Christmas Carol, Liverpool Playhouse

December 11, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Christmas Carol, Liverpool Playhouse

There were ghosts in this play alright, many more than Dickens ever intended.

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Don McCullin Liverpool 8 1961 Tate Purchased 2012 © Don McCullin

Review: Don McCullin, Tate Liverpool

September 15, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Don McCullin, Tate Liverpool

Three defiant Scouse lads are the first people you meet on the way into this new iteration of Tate Britain’s Don McCullin 2019 retrospective. But it’s the faces from further away that will leave with you.

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Theatre Review: Our Lady of Blundellsands, Everyman, Liverpool

March 12, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Our Lady of Blundellsands, Everyman, Liverpool

This would have been a better play with just two people in it.

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Theatre Review: The Woman in Black, Liverpool Playhouse

January 29, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Woman in Black, Liverpool Playhouse

There are occasions in theatres – I find they also occur sporadically in art galleries and are virtually guaranteed at the opera – when one wonders whether the failing is mine.

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