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Long Joan Silver – Hope Street Theatre, Liverpool

Writer: Adam Ward Music: Tom Wilson Director: Alex Medlicott Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin In the past there has been some talk of Anne Bonny and some of Rachel Wall, but in Liverpool, when it comes to woman pirates, they are talking of Long Joan Silver. An outrageous cartoonesque new musical by Liverpool Arts Society tells of young Joan O’Malley determined to ...

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The Events – Mercury Theatre Studio, Colchester

Writer: David Greig Director: Dan Sherer Reviewer: Michael Gray First seen in 2013, and inspired at least in part by the Anders Breivik massacre of the year before, David Greig's powerful piece has been revived many times since. Dan Sherer's production in the Mercury Studio is intensely visceral, its impact enhanced by the intimacy of the staging. James Cotterill's set ...

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tick, tick…BOOM! – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Book, Music and Lyrics: Jonathan Larson Director: Tom Wilson Reviewer: Steve Davies Jonathan Larson will be remembered for RENT, his rock musical loosely based on Puccini’s La Bohème. However tick, tick…BOOM! was written a few years earlier but only came to prominence after Larson’s death. The story is about Jon, an aspiring theatre writer who worries that he may have ...

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Hoof! – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Reviewer: Mel Duncan Imagine a world where one is whisked from the bygone factories of Northern England, to the open plains of the Great West, via a Titanic-esque liner, accompanied by foundry bells. All in a matter of minutes. That is a glimpse into the brilliantly bonkers experience that is Hoof! The brainchild of Rejects Revenge and Spike Theatre, Hoof! ...

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