Culture

18 January 2017

The Commitments, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Having never seen the film, I had no idea what to expect when I went to see The Commitments at the Liverpool Empire Theatre last night. I have been told ...
10 January 2017

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

I was a huge fan of Riverdance, when it came to the city back in 2014, so I was keen to find out how Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games would ...

6 January 2017

Omid Djalili discusses his new show 'Schmuck for a Night'

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili has announced a huge 108-date 2016 & 2017 UK tour of his brand new show ‘Schmuck for a Night’, from Monday 3rd October ...

22 December 2016

Amy Lennox exclusive interview – David Bowie’s Lazarus

We got the opportunity to chat to Amy Lennox all about her lead role in David Bowie’s Lazarus, growing up around the arts and more, so read on to find ...
14 December 2016

Review: Snow White, Liverpool Empire Theatre

It's December, which for us Brits means the perfect time of year for the obligatory pantomime. I was invited along to see Snow White last night at the Liverpool Empire ...
14 December 2016

Aladdin review, Opera House Manchester

I've a confession to make. I've never been to a pantomime before. So, stepping into the Opera House for Aladdin's press night, I was a little concerned that I wouldn't ...
9 December 2016

Tori Allen Martin discusses her new project Muted

Muted began its life in 2012 as After The Turn. My then Co-Producer, Sarah Page, and I blindly and boldly booked a slot at The Courtyard Theatre on Old Street ...

2 December 2016

Ellie Taylor discusses her new show Infidelliety

Ellie Taylor is bringing hit Edinburgh show, Infidelliety to The Soho Theatre on 13th and 14th December so we caught up with her to ask her what fans can look ...

1 December 2016

Billy Elliot the Musical review, Palace Theatre Manchester

For me, Billy Elliot has always been one of those fantastic feel-good stories that allows you to look back on the inequalities many have faced and fought against to ensure ...
8 November 2016

The Full Monty- Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

The Full Monty DVD is a permanent fixture in my movie collection so the stage production had big shoes to fill when I went to see it at Liverpool Empire ...
7 November 2016

The Comedy Store (November), Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington Review

The crowd seemed different at the November Comedy Store. If I had to guess why- I assume all the usual folks who come before a big night out were watching ...
1 November 2016

The Full Monty review, Opera House Manchester

The Full Monty is one of those feel-good movies you can't help but turn on when you see it playing on television, no matter how many times you've seen it ...

29 October 2016

The Wind in the Willows review, The Lowry Theatre Manchester

I remember The Wind in the Willows fondly from my childhood days. Frankly I'm surprised that it's taken so long for somebody to create a musical adaptation of the story ...

21 October 2016

Interview with Rufus Hound for The Wind in the Willows

By Theo Bosanquet How did you first encounter The Wind in the Willows? It's always been a very special story in my life, for a very particular reason. When I ...
11 October 2016

Rehearsal for Murder review, Opera House Manchester

From Murder, She Wrote writers Richard Levinson and William Link comes murder mystery play Rehearsal for Murder, adapted for the stage by David Rogers and presented by Bill Kenwright and ...

11 October 2016

Sister Act, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

When I was invited to see Sister Act at the Liverpool Empire Theatre, I was thrilled. I love both movies and was confident that it was going to go straight ...
10 October 2016

Exclusive interview with Cecilia Knapp on Boys Don't Cry

Please tell us about Boys Don't Cry. Boys don't cry is a panel event I have curated in my role as one of Cheltenham Literature festival's guest curators. I'll be ...

4 October 2016

Keep Dancing review, Palace Theatre Manchester

I'll be honest, the art of dance had really lost its magic for me in the years since George Sampson and Diversity shot to fame in Britain's Got Talent. It ...
4 October 2016

The Comedy Store, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington Review

It was that time of the month again- yes, The Comedy Store hit Warrington for its October dose of funny on Saturday night and the comedians had a real challenge ...

3 October 2016

A day in the life of Rosie Wyatt

So I'm currently touring the country performing the one woman play Spine, which makes writing a day-in-the-life-of article somewhat tricky; there's very little consistency to my days at the moment. ...

3 October 2016

10 ways art helped me beat depression by Tessa Farmer

My self esteem plummeted when I was bullied at school. I felt worthless and defective. I had always been good at art so I clung to this and it was ...

21 September 2016

Blood Brothers, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Blood Brothers tells the story of two young boys, Eddie and Micky- both from two very different walks of life, who meet one day when they're out playing and become ...
13 September 2016

Chicago, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Chicago tells the story of "Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery. All those things we hold near and dear to our hearts". And so starts the show. Having only ...
5 September 2016

The Comedy Store, Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington Review

The great thing about The Comedy Store is there are three acts, all of whom have their individual style of comedy. So if you're like me and my husband and ...
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