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…

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INTERVIEW: Jodie Prenger

INTERVIEW: Jodie Prenger Forget Greece, Shirley Valentine is looking forward to coming to Wirral. Globe columnist Peter Grant caught up with West End star Jodie Prenger ahead of her week-long run at New Brighton Pavilion. Jodie Prenger has a confession to make. She has been learning her lines thanks to help from a pair of cows. She and her…

All Or Nothing The Mod Musical

INTERVIEW: Small Faces

Interview: Small Faces A musical about the Mod pioneers The Small Faces is on a UK tour. Peter Grant got on his moped and caught up with the show’s writer. By Peter Grant Meet the real Modfathers. They inspired Led Zeppelin, The Jam, Blur, Oasis, The Verve, Ocean Colour Scene and countless other bands. Now 60s legends…

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…

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…