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October 31, 2018

Christmas really does get earlier every year – but a Nativity on Halloween night?

That could have been an interesting mash-up, and indeed there were some young members of the Empire audience who looked like they might have come straight from a round of trick or treating...

October 30, 2018

Ten years ago this week, Northern Broadsides staged Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist at the Liverpool Playhouse.

The play was adapted by Deborah McAndrew and directed by Conrad Nelson.

And now here they are, Playhouse, Fo, McAndrew and Nelson, reunited a decad...

October 29, 2018

Rita Ora heads for the Echo Arena next spring as part of a world tour.

The record-breaking singer will perform at the venue on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27 towards the end of the three-month tour supporting the release of her second studio album Phoenix.

Tickets are now o...

October 28, 2018

Mirror Mirror on the wall, what’s the best Christmas show of them all?

With so many festive offerings heading this way it’s almost impossible to choose between the Peter Pans, Beauty and the Beasts, Aladdins, Cinderellas, Snow Whites, and not forgetting Jack and the Bea...

October 28, 2018

When Still Alice was premiered at Every Third Minute - a festival of theatre, dementia and hope – in Leeds earlier this year one man came up afterwards to tell Sharon Small how much he had enjoyed the performance.

“He said: ‘I have dementia and I loved that. But I won’t...

October 27, 2018

“Normally you start off on stage as an actor and then work up to TV. But I did it the other way around,” explains actor Adam Thomas.

“I started doing TV work at 16, and now at the age of 30 I’m making my debut on stage. And in a musical! What have I got myself in to?

“Bu...

October 27, 2018

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic will join forces with musicians and singers from Germany to perform Benjamin Britten’s stunning War Requiem to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

More than 300 players and singers from Liverpool and Hannover will take...

October 26, 2018

Playwright Lizzie Nunnery returns to the Everyman stage with this dramatically spare but emotionally resonant telling of a real-life tragedy.

Playing as part of this year’s Liverpool Irish Festival and on a short UK tour, which also features a date at Ormskirk’s Arts Ce...

October 24, 2018

He may be advancing in age, but 50 years on after Forty Years On, Armley’s finest (and trademarked ‘National Treasure’) Alan Bennett is having something of a purple patch at the theatre box office.

His latest play Allelujah! was staged by Nick Hytner at The Bridge this...

October 24, 2018

More than 600,000 people will have seen the Terracotta Warriors by the time the acclaimed show closes this weekend – making it the most visited ticketed exhibition in the UK this year.

And it is estimated that China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors, which ope...

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