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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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Superbooty – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Michael Chapman as Superbooty

Writer/Director: Michael Chapman Reviewer: John Roberts Just in time for a half-term treat Michael Chapman, best known in Liverpool as the Epstein Theatre's resident dame, brings his latest lycra-cladded alter-ego to the stage in her first full-length fun-filled family show. Superbooty originally made a small debut to fix a plot hole in one of the Epstein's pantomimes a few years ...

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Liver Birdsong: The Liverpool Blitz Musical – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writers: Tony Bradley and Rebecca Myers Director: Jodie Marshall Reviewer: Harriet Stockton To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Blitz, the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool has transformed itself into The Crane Theatre of the 1940s as it brings the new musical Liver Birdsong to the stage this week. Witten by father and daughter duo Tony Bradley and Rebecca Myers, the show ...

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LIVERPOOL LAUGHS: Viva Hypnosis

Our Liverpool Laughs series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Simon Warner tells us about their showViva Hypnosis, which they will be performing at The Epstein Theatre. How would you describe your show in one sentence? Taking you on a rip-roaring, hilarious hypnotic trip to Las Vegas and beyond…an immersive, interactive ...

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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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Twopence To Cross The Mersey – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Rob Fennah Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin Those who have not read Helen Forrester's best-selling book, on which this is based, may expect the usual mix of grinding poverty bravely borne, punctuated by acts of desperate cruelty and unexpected kindness from strangers. While they will not be disappointed, it is also a tale of coldness and the betrayal ...

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One Dream: The Beryl Marsden Story – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Mike Howl Director: Sophie Tickle Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin If you thought nostalgia isn't what it used to be – then think again.A simple desire to celebrate the heady days of The Cavern is what propels One Dream: The Beryl Marsden Story forward.Transferring from famous Cavern Club to The Epstein at the time when Beryl marks the 50th anniversary of ...

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Bon Voyage – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Writers: Paul Nicholson and Richie Grice Director: Richie Grice Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin [Rating:3.5] It's generally considered to be in poor taste to speak ill of the dead, but in this play taste goes up in flames long before the cremation. Few people have a kind word to say about Rocky as they gathered irreverently around his coffin. “Bon Voyage” is ...

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