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For Love or Money – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer:  Blake Morrison | Adapted from Alain- René Lesage’s Turcaret Director: Barrie Rutter Reviewer: Daryl Holden It’s a huge gamble for Northern Broadsides to want to take a work from 18th Century France and set it in 1920’s Yorkshire. That’s why it’s no surprise when it doesn’t pay off. Don’t expect much from this story. This so-called “comedy” comprises the ...

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Pygmalion – Playhouse, Liverpool

Writer: George Bernard Shaw Director: Sam Pritchard Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Shaw’s iconic play about the role language and speech plays within the spheres of the social classes has been re-wired and re-vamped for this 2017 production by Headlong and their associated partners. Many readers will be familiar with the play, either because they know the musical My Fair Lady which ...

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The Star – Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool

Writer: Michael Wynne Director: Philip Wilson Reviewer: Tate James It is 150 years since the theatre we know today opened its doors as the Star Music Hall and, to celebrate the anniversary, the Liverpool Playhouse have made The Star the titular character of their Christmas offering as they invite us all to step back to the days of variety, with ...

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Things I Know to be True – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Andrew Bovell Directors: Geordie Brookman and Scott Graham Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Having risen to significance with productions such as Othello and Beautiful Burnout, and their work on the multi-award winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, Frantic Assembly has a lot to live up to with their new production Things I Know to be True. ...

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The LadyKillers – The Coliseum, Oldham

Writer: Graham Linehan Director: Kevin Shaw Reviewer: Ruth Gerrard Having been a hit in at the Liverpool Playhouse and in the West End previously, it is time for the Coliseum in association with Harrogate Theatre,to present this adaptation of the 1955 Ealing Studios film of the same name. When lovely old widow Mrs Wilberforce (Roberta Kerr) advertises a room to ...

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The Complete Deaths – Liverpool Playhouse

Clowning troupe Spymonkey in The Complete Deaths

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor and Director: Tim Crouch Reviewer: Matt Forrest When the body of Richard III was unexpectedly found beneath a car park in Leicester back in 2013, it shocked the world;however, more shocking would be that, according to William Shakespeare, he died to the accompaniment of some hardcore techno music while looking for a horse wearing a gas ...

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The Glass Menagerie- Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Tennessee Williams Director: Ellen McDougall Reviewer: Vicki Goodwin   We are all guilty at one time or another of living in the past. It's human nature to reflect and reminisce on past accomplishments, but what happens when you live so firmly in your history that you drag everyone there with you? Enter Amanda Wingfield, a woman so at home ...

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Constellations – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Nick Payne Director: Michael Longhurst Reviewer: Laura Maley Award-winning Constellations follows runs at London’s Royal Court Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway with a welcome UK tour. It’s a stunningly clever play; a vital and intense two-hander which takes in theoretical physics, relationships - and those that never were, and honey. Each scene takes place in a ...

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