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The Scouse Snow White – Royal Court Liverpool

Writer: Kevin Fearon Director: Chris Mellor Reviewer: John Roberts As Christmas draws ever closer and regional venues up and down the country start presenting their festive offerings of family-friendly productions. Here in Liverpool, the Royal Court buck the annual trend by offering a production more fit for adult audiences. It would be fair to say that over the past few ...

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Sleeping Beauty – Liverpool Everyman 

Writers: Sarah A Nixon and Mark Chatterton Director: Mark Chatterton Reviewer: John Roberts One thing for certain, Sleeping Beauty at the Everyman is as bold and bright as it always has been. While Dinah England’s sparkly set has an uncanny air of familiarity about it, the cast have undergone a little face-lift, familiar and long term favourites such as Francis ...

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A Christmas Carol: The Musical – Royal Court, Liverpool

Music: Alan Menkin Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens Book: Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens Director: Karen: Partington Reviewer: Alisha McCracken A Christmas Carol The Musical is getting its North West premiere during its run at the Royal Court and is the first production from Wirral based BOST since the departure of long-standing, critically-acclaimed and award-winning director Elsie Kelly. Alen Menkin (The Little ...

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Les Misérables – Liverpool Empire

Lyrics: Alain Boublil & Jean-Marc Natel  Additional Lyrics: Herbert Kretzmer Music: Claude-Michel Schönberg Director: Lawrence Connor and James Powell Reviewer: Jane Fleming Almost a decade has gone by since Les Misérables last embarked on a sell-out UK tour. Whilst remaining a favourite in the heart of London’s West End and following a successful Hollywood movie adaptation, the critically acclaimed musical ...

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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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Nigel Slater’s Toast – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Henry Filloux-Bennett Director and Choreographer: Jonnie Riordan Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Settling into your seat while breathing in the scent of fresh, slightly burnt toast, an audience watching Toast is in for a really enjoyable, homely evening. Adapted from the novel of the same name, Toasttells the story of Nigel Slater, food writer and broadcaster, during the teenage years that had ...

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Scouse Pacific – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer: Fred Lawless Director: Bob Eaton Reviewer: John Roberts First produced at The Royal Court as a Christmas production, now almost a decade later the show gets a summer revival, which feels as fresh and as funny as it was when it was first performed. Needless to say this comic castaway caper features an almost face cohort in the roles ...

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Cooped – Liverpool Playhouse

Writers: Cal McCrystal, Aitor Basauri, Stephan Kreiss, Petra Massey, Toby Park Director: Cal McCrystal Comedy four-piece Spymonkey are celebrating their 20-year anniversary and what better way to do so than with the revival of their 2001 show Cooped, what the cast have described as a “demented pulp gothic romance”, which believe you me only just about scratches the surface, as ...

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