Die Fledermaus (Photo Credit: Bill Cooper)

REVIEW & PREVIEW: Eugene Onegin / Die Fledermaus

Eugene Onegin (REVIEW) Welsh National Opera Liverpool Empire By Peter Grant It’s always exciting seeing the huge WNO trucks outside the Liverpool Empire. They are the operatic equivalent of a touring super group. And their programme is consistently full of diverse delightful surprises. I have always admired the versatility of the WNO chorus. They can certainly dance, too. WNO are…

REVIEW: Giselle

Giselle English National Ballet Liverpool Empire By Peter Grant I still have splendid flashbacks of the English National Ballet’s Nutcracker. ‘Magical and uplifting and timeless’ are words that sum up that special gift especially at Christmas for classical ballet lovers. Those words can also reflect their astonishing take on Giselle – one of the echoing…

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Storyhouse Chester

A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Chester Storyhouse Review by Lew Baxter On first entering the auditorium for this brand new production of Shakespeare’s well loved comedic creation it could be presumed by some that they had stumbled into the wrong room, as the stage is bare and dark apart from a startling red drum kit…

Joanne Cliffton in Thoroughly Modern Millie

REVIEW: Thoroughly Modern Millie

Throughly  Modern Millie Liverpool Empire by Peter Grant   Flappers, ya all, were those dancers that made the Big Apple sparkle in the  roaring 20s. They got their name from the buckled overshoes hat flapped along as they strolled along the boulevards. They were girls who wanted to have fun. Based on the Academy-Award winning…

REVIEW: Glasgow Girls

Glasgow Girls Liverpool Playhouse by Peter Grant Rousing, roaring, reflective – Glasgow Girls works on many levels. Cora Bissett and David Greig’s creative collaboration is based on the true story of seven feisty, strong-willed teenagers. This group of girls who wear their heavy hearts on the sleeves of their school uniforms. Their lives change forever…