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Eilidh Loan (Mary Shelley) & Ben Castle-Gibb (Victor Frankenstein) in Frankenstein. Photo by Tommy Ga-Ken Wan 038 (Small)

Theatre Review: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Playhouse, Liverpool

November 13, 2019 No Comments

Playwright Rona Munro tells us in her forward to the programme for Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that she has a “visceral aversion” to analyses of a writer’s work that use their biography “to interpret the stories they told”.

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Theatre Review: Tabby McTat, Everyman, Liverpool

October 11, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Tabby McTat, Everyman, Liverpool

Stage adaptations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s books are so ubiquitous these days that they should probably be categorised as their own sub-genre of theatre.

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Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine, Playhouse, Liverpool

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine, Playhouse, Liverpool

Full disclosure: I have not in fact seen the Oscar-winning film on which Little Miss Sunshine the musical is based.

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Photo Gallery: Global Climate Strike, Liverpool and Manchester

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Global Climate Strike, Liverpool and Manchester

We were absolutely blown away by just how articulate and passionate the young protesters were at last Friday’s Global Climate Strike.

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Let’s Not Die a Young Man’s Death: Northern Soul talks to Roger McGough

August 8, 2019 Comments Off on Let’s Not Die a Young Man’s Death: Northern Soul talks to Roger McGough

British culture can offer few positions more indicative of popular, mainstream acceptance than an afternoon guest slot on BBC Radio 2.

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Food Review: Pie Port, Anchor Courtyard, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

July 29, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Pie Port, Anchor Courtyard, Royal Albert Dock, Liverpool

Full disclosure: I have emotional skin in the game here.

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Food Review: Rosa’s Thai, Albert Dock, Liverpool

July 14, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Rosa’s Thai, Albert Dock, Liverpool

Rosa’s is a strange beast.

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Win a family pass to the BBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool

July 4, 2019 Comments Off on Win a family pass to the BBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool

Win a family pass to the BBC Summer Social at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool. 

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Review: Lush Spa, Church Street, Liverpool

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Lush Spa, Church Street, Liverpool

In the past, I was never an enormous fan of Lush.

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Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories: Northern Soul talks to playwright Ian Salmon

June 24, 2019 Comments Off on Ordinary Lives, Extraordinary Stories: Northern Soul talks to playwright Ian Salmon

Like at least 50,000 other Liverpudlians, the writer Ian Salmon recently went on an impromptu holiday to Madrid.

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