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Friday, 15 July 2011 13:13

Liverpool Playhouse: new brochure

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Liverpool Playhouse is celebrating it's 100th year and now as the Everyman is closed this brochure is 100% about the Playhouse. - Don't forget to keep an eye out for the Ladykillers in September


Published in Theatre
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 11:41

Arts Cuts in the North west

24192_356467452167_630607167_3125803_6313732_nToday Twitter brought down the Arts Council webserver - it didn't, it was simply a power cut in Manchester.

Today the Arts Council destroyed the Arts in England - NO that didn't happen either.  The arts organisations are suffering, along with the staff, the real people who work hard and the artistic programmes but in the long term everyone just gets on with the job of work.

In Liverpool we have seen 11% cuts portrayed as a good result and they maybe when compared against the likes of Urban Strawberry Lunch who run the St. Lukes Church aka the bomby getting cut completely.

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The Gods are angry and one man's blind ambition to appease them unearths a hideous secret. As the pieces of the puzzle come together it soon becomes clear that his only success will be in sealing his own tragic fate. Writer, director and actor Steven Berkoff's adaptation of Sophocles's greatest Greek tragedy promises a stirring theatrical experience.

 

At the Playhouse theatre Liverpool FROM FRIDAY 18 FEBRUARY

Published in Theatre
Monday, 24 January 2011 15:21

Video: Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales

This just released from The Everyman Playhouse stable - Roald Dahl's Twisted Tales adapted by Jeremy Dyson.

It should prove to be a corker if this video is anything to go by and you can't go wrong with Jeremy Dyson can you.

Published in Theatre
Expect the Unexpected at the Playhouse this Spring.

Enter a wonderfully dark and dangerous world where nothing is quite as it seems and every outcome is surprising. Tales of psychopathic childhood nemeses, slyly threatening landladies and savage and sadistic gambling games.

Roald Dahl’s renowned short stories for adults are brought to the stage for the first time by The League of Gentlemen’s Jeremy Dyson, co-writer of the Everyman and Playhouse and Lyric Hammersmith smash-hit Ghost Stories and directed by Polly Findlay winner of the JMK Trust Young Theatre Director Award. Video below

Published in Theatre
Sunday, 17 October 2010 21:37

Review: Anthony and Cleopatra

Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool

There are several good reasons to want to see Anthony and Cleopatra at the Liverpool Playhouse this month. The one the press like is Kim Cattrall of ‘Sex and the City’ fame as Cleopatra. While I’ve never watched the television show I am aware of the shoes associated with it and have more recently been impressed by Cattrall constantly reminding people that she’s from Liverpool,  and yes I am both that shallow and that parochial. However the real draws for me are director Janet Suzman and actor Jefferey Kissoon as Anthony. Jefferey Kissoon was last (as far as I know) in Liverpool in Talawa Theatre’s The Gods Are Not to Blame at the Everyman. I was working there at the time and his performance was arresting to say the least; he was a powerful yet elegant actor who was a pleasure to watch each of the several times I saw the show. And he was a handsome man; all of us box office girls (and one of us was a boy) appreciated that; just to pass his dressing room added a frisson to our day. Perhaps more importantly (but only perhaps!), he has worked with Peter Brook, Robert Lepage, and Complicité, so don’t take my word for his prowess. Putting him together with Cattrall directed by the great Janet Suzman was surely going to produce special theatre.

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