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The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Gerry Linford Director: Chris Mellor Reviewer: John Roberts Following the critical successes of both The Miracle of Great Homer Street and Yellow Breck Road, Gerry Linford returns with his latest production The Menlove Avenue Murder Mystery, a scouse whodunit, that is so funny it’s almost criminal. Following the exploits of sofa sleuth Eddie (Paul Duckworth), his wife Trish (Pauline Fleming), ...

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Sweeney Todd – Liverpool Everyman

Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim Book: Hugh Wheeler Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: John Roberts If you attend this tale of Sweeney Todd, be prepared to see a version of the Sondheim musical which sees director Nick Bagnall strip back the piece and focus on the fundamental and important elements of music, lyrics and storytelling – this condensing brings an unrivalled ...

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Exodus – Finborough Theatre, London

Writer / Director: Rachael Boulton Reviewer: Maryam Philpott It’s all for nothing so it seems, everything we do, every contribution we make doesn’t count, no loyalty, no trust, one day they will come for all of us. Rachael Boulton’s new play Exodus may not sound like the cheeriest 80-minutes, but this semi-absurdist comedy is an interesting examination of responsibility, community and ...

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Benny Hill – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Play: Owen Thomas Director: Gareth John Bale Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Benny Hill has always been an enigma.  Comedian, writer and make no mistake, astute businessman, his was, like the Biblical Joseph, a coat of many colours. His show was looked forward to by millions all over the world, and went out on Saturday nights, first of all on BBC TV ...

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The Sum – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Man and woman seated, talking

Writer: Lizzie Nunnery Director: Gemma Bodinetz Reviewer: John Roberts There is certainly something commendable about the Everyman Rep season producing a “state of the times” play, the country is certainly facing some severe problems and none so more than in cities such as Liverpool. So while the idea of The Sum may have come from a place of real care ...

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The Conquest of the South Pole – Liverpool Everyman, Liverpool

Writer: Manfred Karge Director: Nick Bagnall Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin In Manfred Karge’s The Conquest of the South Pole we are introduced to the interminably dull lives of four men who exist in a cycle of tea, fishing and not working. Faced with the existential crisis of one of their troop at the opening of the show (Seiffert played in brilliant ...

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The Games – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Spike Theatre Music: Toby Parks Director: Mark Smith &John Garfield-Roberts Reviewer: Lucia Cox [Rating:4] A titular Dr Liam Tobin has found a manuscript ofAristophanes'lost play. He’s decided, for our delectation to put on a performance of the play with his honorary academics, one of whom is the hilarious Mark Smith, 3rd Class Honours in Sports Science from Bangor University. ...

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