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Food Review: Stanley’s Bar and Grill, The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

April 29, 2019 Comments Off on Food Review: Stanley’s Bar and Grill, The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool

Foolhardy, perhaps, for an establishment called Titanic to describe anything as a launch.

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Sweeney Todd at the Everyman - Liam Tobin and Kacey Ainsworth. Photo by Marc Brenner

Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd, Everyman, Liverpool

April 22, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Sweeney Todd, Everyman, Liverpool

“I’m alive at last,” Sweeney Todd declares towards the end of act one, as he abandons his plan for targeted revenge against the judge who wronged him in favour of a throat-slitting class war against the generality of “those above”.

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Around the World in 80 Days, at the Playhouse Wed 17 Apr to Sat 20 Apr2

Theatre Review: Around the World in Eighty Days, Playhouse, Liverpool

April 19, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Around the World in Eighty Days, Playhouse, Liverpool

It is only six months since Laura Eason’s re-telling of Phileas Fogg’s circumnavigation last docked in Liverpool, and its rapid return is testament to both the bums-on-seats appeal of Jules Verne’s classic and the wit of this production, which began life at Newcastle-Under-Lyme’s New Vic Theatre back in 2013.

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Review: Mark Thomas – Check Up: The NHS at 70, The Playhouse, Liverpool

April 15, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Mark Thomas – Check Up: The NHS at 70, The Playhouse, Liverpool

I was worried about this one.

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Us Against Whatever, Everyman, Liverpool, Sam Taylor

Theatre Review: Us Against Whatever, Everyman, Liverpool

March 25, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Us Against Whatever, Everyman, Liverpool

If a British-Polish lesbian romance mixed with Hull City’s promotion to the Premier League and Brexit sounds like an unlikely recipe for a coherent piece of musical theatre, that’s because it is.

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Theatre Review: Big Up! Unity Theatre, Liverpool

February 12, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Big Up! Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Five stars for a performance that was funnier, more engaging and more inventive than virtually any theatre production aimed at young children I’ve ever seen?

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Bess, Rose Thomas

Book Review – Bess: Now That I Have Found the Words by Rose Thomas

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Bess: Now That I Have Found the Words by Rose Thomas

There’s something about train journeys that make me daydream.

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Win Tickets To See Kaiser Chiefs

December 24, 2018 Comments Off on Win Tickets To See Kaiser Chiefs

Win Tickets To See Kaiser Chiefs. 

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Theatre Review: The Snow Queen, Everyman, Liverpool 

December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Snow Queen, Everyman, Liverpool 

It takes a brave panto producer to take a much-loved fairytale – the very same one, no less, that CBeebies used for their own televised Christmas stage show last year – and mess about with it quite as much as the Everyman has for this year’s festive rock ‘n’ roll offering.

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Fernand Léger, 1881-1955 The Acrobat and his Partner 1948 Oil paint on canvas support: 1302 x 1626 mm frame: 1402 x 1727 x 75 mm Tate. Purchased 1980 © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018

Review – Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool

November 28, 2018 Comments Off on Review – Fernand Léger: New Times, New Pleasures, Tate Liverpool

If you go to art galleries for the silence, you may have to think again before visiting Tate Liverpool’s excellent new show devoted to Fernand Léger.

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