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Blood Runs Deep – Unity Theatre, Liverpool.

Writer: David Paul and Emma Culshaw Director: Margaret Connell Reviewer: James Eves The premise of Blood Runs Deep at first glance appears quite interesting and inviting. However, when the piece is performed in front of you, it quickly becomes apparent that the deepest this piece gets barely reaches surface level. Plagued with a loophole-filled script, questionable character arcs and performances that ...

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Beyond Belief – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Devised by Tmesis Theatre and Chris Fittock Director: Elinor Randle Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Do our souls live on after we have passed? What constitutes a soul? After we lose someone, what would happen if we could keep their soul in a microchip? In a world where our souls are bared online, Beyond Belief explores the potential of our existence continuing after ...

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The Lovely Bones – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Alice Sebold Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Melly Still Reviewer: John Roberts Alice Sebold’s gripping and award-winning novel The Lovely Bones, has finally been turned into a stage adaptation and here in this world premiere production, Director Melly Still and Adaptor Bryony Lavery have created a piece of theatre which taps into the heart of the novel and brings a ...

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Aurora – Toxteth Reservoir, Liverpool

Creators: Invisible Flock and Collaborators Reviewer: John Roberts It’s always interesting that you can live in a city for many years and not know that a place exists, even though its’ just a stone’s throw away from your doorstep and never has the case been truer, than Digital Flocks atmospheric art installation Aurora at Toxteth’s now disused reservoir. Aurora has been ...

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Cirque du Soleil: OVO – Echo Arena, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Deborah Colker Reviewer: John Roberts  Performed for the first time almost a decade ago, OVO,the 25thproduction for Canadian based Cirque du Soleil goes on out on its first ever UK tour following a record-breaking run at the Royal Albert Hall earlier in the year. Created by Brazilian director and choreographer Deborah Colker, OVO– which translates as egg in Portuguese ...

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Titanic the Musical – Liverpool Empire

Music & Lyrics: Maury Yeston Book: Peter Stone Director: Thom Sutherland Reviewer: John Roberts Having originally launched just months before James Cameron’s recording breaking film, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone’s powerful and heart-breaking musical won plaudits and awards on its maiden voyage on Broadway – yet unlike Cameron’s filmic version Yeston & Stone’s retelling of the tale uses the stories ...

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The Ruby Slippers – Royal Court Studio, Liverpool

Writer: Emma Culshaw and David Paul Director:  Craig Ryder Reviewer: Abbie Rippon As part of Liverpool Pride 2018, the Studio at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre is celebrating with a week’s run of Break a Leg Productions The Ruby Slippers. Set in a struggling drag club in Blackpool, The Ruby Slippers follows the story of club owner Raz (played by James Rogerson) ...

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Mam! I’m ‘Ere – Royal Court, Liverpool

Writer/Director: Stephen Fletcher Reviewer: John Roberts Having first been performed six years ago and revived in a bigger, stronger production in 2016 at Liverpool’s Royal Court, Mam! I’m ‘Ere is back once again and by all accounts, it’s the best outing of the production to date. Just off the coast of North Wales, island holiday camp Boogie Wonderland is on ...

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