Songs of Innocence, written by Louis Gale, is the story of a group of young people in 1914, exploring themes of innocence and its loss. Incorporating folk style music and song, this is a lovely exploration of the time of life between childhood and adulthood.
Agatha Christie’s ‘Mousetrap’ is the longest running West End play in history and it is still attracting huge audiences today like it did back in 1952 when it first opened in London. Tonight, the Liverpool Empire Theatre has the pleasure of hosting this popular piece of history once more as the show is touring the country and on the way to its 67th anniversary.
Flat Pack Music excel again with their highly enchanting and magical performance in English (translation by Nick Sales and Sarah Helsby Hughes) of Mozart’s two-act opera with this production from Director Wendy Silvester and Musical Director Chris Gill playing out the laughs in the classic fairly tale of princess in need of rescue by a handsome prince.
You can’t get very far in our current political climate without hearing or reading something about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. Performance poet Jess Green has created a show in which she shares her love and admiration for Corbyn, as well as various other views on a whole host of themes.
This week LIPA’s second year acting students have taken to two stages to present 2 unique pieces of theatre exploring the ideas behind migration. These two pieces are a real testament as to what can happen when the cast and creative teams really rally together.
Festen is the story of a family gathered together for their father, Helge’s (Luke Sharples) sixtieth birthday party. As they gather together it very quickly becomes clear that this is a dysfunctional family who communicate by shouting and screaming at each other. But as the party progresses, the arguments they loudly have are shown to be the least of their problems. Every family has its secrets, but the darkness lurking within the Hansen family will mean that things are never the same again.
A Night of Twisted Tales is the showcase of Make It Write’s partnering of new writers with new directors using local actors to perform the six resulting short plays, all on the theme of trust and betrayal, themes that, while central in all our lives, can be interpreted very differently, depending on the writer’s perspective, but all with a twist at the end.
Aria Arts production of Hair is currently showing at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool as a part of its UK tour. Originally known for its controversial topics that were first performed in the late 1960s, this rock musical is truly not one to be missed! It was an hour to be able to join the tribe for the night.
I’m always amazed by the amount of talent and dedication on display by groups of non-professionals, united by their love of the theatre, who come together to write, rehearse, and finally perform plays old and new. Liverpool Network Theatre are no exception to this rule. Last night saw the first staging of their Spring show, with a combination of two new plays each partnered with an extract from a classical play.
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