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Macbeth – The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptation:  Helen Jeffery Director: Daniel Taylor Reviewer: Matt Forrest Following on from last year’s successful productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet at the Epstein Theatre, they once again have turned to the bard to welcome in the spring with something far more sinister; Macbeth. “The Scottish play” is as revered as Hamlet and King Lear and ...

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Blood Brothers – St Helens Theatre Royal

Book/Music/Lyrics: Willy Russell Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: John Roberts  At the tender age of 35, Blood Brothers is still gaining instantaneous standing ovations wherever it’s performed and at St Helens Theatre Royal, that acclaim continues. It’s no surprise really when the show's themes of class, recession, nature vs nurture and depression are still so prevalent and newsworthy. It becomes hard not to ...

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Cinderella – Liverpool Empire

Writer: Alan McHugh Director: Bob Tomson Reviewer: John Roberts The Empire Theatre’s annual pantomime may have undergone a change of producer, but that doesn’t mean the largest Christmas show in Merseyside has lost any of its glimmer and shine, in fact this year’s offering of Cinderella starring Duncan James (Prince Charming) and Jodie Prenger (Fairy Godmother) still provides a winning ...

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Lennon: Through A Glass Onion – Charter Theatre, Preston

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

Writer/ Director: John Waters Reviewer: Marie Smith   Following its Off Broadway New York Success, this celebration of the genius and music of John Lennon comes to Preston. Part concert, part biography and part monologue, Liverpool's Daniel Taylor reveals the essence of the life and sheer talent of one of the world’s most treasured and well-loved icons, John Lennon. This ...

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Lennon Through A Glass Onion – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Lennon Through A Glass Onion Artwork

Writer/Director: John R. Waters Reviewer: John Roberts Lennon Through A Glass Onion, may have finally landed in its spiritual home of Liverpool, but this production feels more like a solemn wake than a celebration of one of the city's most loved sons. John R. Waters’ production never really settles into a piece that can easily be categorised; it's not quite ...

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Down The Dock Road – Royal Court, Liverpool

Les Dennis & Daniel Taylor in Down the Dock Road

Writer: Alan Bleasdale Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Alan Bleasdale wrote Down The Dock Road in 1976, based on his experiences working as what he terms an ‘insecurity guard’ on Birkenhead Docks. Forty years almost to the day after the original staging at the Liverpool Playhouse, the play returns to the stage. The original production spoke to the ...

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Blood Brothers – Theatre Royal, St Helens

Writer: Willy Russell Director: Bob Thomson Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe Blood Brothers is back on Merseyside and while it may not be in its spiritual home of Liverpool, here in St Helens it certainly packs the same emotional weight and gravitas it always has… Despite a reduction in the usual set due to the capacity of the stage, the cast pull ...

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The Tommy Cooper Show – Spotlites at Merchant’s Hall, Edinburgh

Writer: Ian Carroll &Daniel Taylor Director: Bernie C. Byrnes 10:50pm may not be the best time slot for this little gem of a show and the audience may not have been large, but the laughs generated from the enthusiastic performances from this West End trio of Daniel Taylor, Sharon Byatt and Warwick Evans (who have all performed together in Blood ...

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