PREVIEW: War Horse

It’s time to look forward to some theatrical magic  – War Horse is galloping to Liverpool. Words: Peter Grant Pictures and Video: Cathy Roberts. THE multi-award-winning First World War drama is coming later this year for its premiere in the city. But before the tour arrives for two weeks in November,Literally Productions had a special…

REVIEW: Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice Liverpool Playhouse by Peter Grant Matthew Kelly told me in a pre-show interview that this touring production is all about ‘spirit.’ He’s 100 per cent right. This is a very stylish, deftly delivered and high-spirited version from the 20 strong cast in Simon Reade’s joyful adaptation. Jane Austen’s romantic novel is rightly…

Brick Up 2: The Wrath of Ann Twacky

REVIEW: Brick Up 2: The Wrath of Ann Twacky

REVIEW: Brick Up 2: The Wrath of Ann Twacky Royal Court by Peter Grant If writers Dave Kirby and Nicky Allt finally make it  on to our TV screens they could well become the new Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais or Merseyside’s answer to sit-com kings, Marks and Gran. The duo have been making…

RENT Musical

REVIEW: Rent

Review: RENT Theatre Clwyd by Lew Baxter SINCE the wildly anarchic rock musical ‘Rent’ hit the New York stage with a crash, bang, wallop in 1996 it has turned into a cult of some magnitude and its co-creator and writer Jonathan Larson has become a minor legend, although he sadly died before witnessing its ultimate triumph. It is…

Institute (Photo By Richard Haughton)

REVIEW: Institute

Institute (Photo By Richard Haughton) REVIEW: Institute  Liverpool Playhouse by Peter Grant Pressure. Stress. Depression. Words that are heard too often these days. Gecko, a well-respected international theatre company, address such issues in their work. They make audiences think and think again with their dedication and incredible talents. This is a subject close to their…