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FEATURE: Hope springs eternal in Liverpool’s independent theatre scene

There can surely be few streets in the UK more impressive in its dazzling array of theatres, concert halls and bars than Liverpool’s Hope Street. In addition to the much loved Everyman Theatre and the Philharmonic Hall, a new independent theatre, appropriately named the Hope Street Theatre has opened in the City’s Masonic Hall. In full view of the Everyman, ...

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INTERVIEW: Jay Osmond – The Osmonds

With a career spanning six decades and including 200 albums released either as a group or individually, no one could begrudge The Osmonds if they wanted to take it a little easier these days, but that’s definitely not the case as Jay and Merrill Osmond are in the UK for a Christmas tour and have just released a new album ...

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INTERVIEW: Annie Lloyd on Compass Live Art Festival

The Reviews Hub's Rich Jevons talks to Artistic Director Annie Lloyd about this year's Compass Live Art Festival. What are your aims and objectives with the festival? In short, our aims are to put on a ten-day festival of unique work that thousands of people can see for free. It is live art and it happens in public places and, ...

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NEWS: West Country band The Leylines launch second tour of 2018

Defining their own genre as “not quite folk”, West Country band The Leylines, return to the southwest as part of their Winter 2018 tour. Founded in Weston-Super-Mare, the group has made something of a name for themselves on the festival scene. Coming to the Palladium Club in Bideford on the 30th November before hitting Exeter’s Voodoo Lounge on the 1st ...

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NEWS: Award-winning production of Hair to embark on a National Tour

Following sold-out seasons in Manchester and London, the award-winning and critically acclaimed 50th-anniversary production of Hair produced by Hope Mill Theatre and Aria Entertainment is to tour next year from March. A newly imagined production, produced by Hope Mill Theatre, Aria Entertainment and Senbla directed by Jonathan O’Boyle will open at The New Wimbledon Theatre on 22 March 2019. Hair will then tour to Cheltenham, Manchester, ...

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NEWS: National Theatre Launches Smart Caption Glasses

When we think of innovation in theatre it tends to be on stage – directors such as Ivo van Hove or companies like Complicite entirely reimagining what we see, hear and experience, reinvigorating the classics or completely reinventing theatre as a sensory experience. Yet before the curtain rises, some of the most impactful innovations can fundamentally alter the audience experience. ...

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