Mia: Daughters of Fortune is a multimedia show exploring what it means to be a parent when you have a learning disability.
Devised and directed by Joyce Nga Yu Lee, the show examines the role of sex in the lives of people with learning disabilities and society’s reaction to it.
Tonight was my first time at Rainhill Village Hall with the Rainhill Musical Theatre Youth Group.
As the name suggests the story of Seussical Is based on the children's stories of Dr Seuss, it’s a musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, telling the tale of ‘Horton hears a who!'
This week Closer, the first in-house production at Liverpool’s brand new Hope Street Theatre, is playing to sold out audiences. In the words of director Adam McCoy, the play is “a story about good people who do bad things.” It follows the stories of four people and their intertwining love and sex lives and explores how sex doesn’t necessarily always come with love.
The Twisted Nerve Theatre Company’s debut production is Veronica’s Room, a 1973 play from Ira Levin (better known to many as the author of Rosemary’s Baby), which explores the fine line between fantasy and reality.
In 2007, a new sitcom hit our screens featuring an ensemble cast of holiday makers and staff at the Solana all-inclusive holiday in Benidorm. Benidorm went on to make 10 series, win two National Television Awards a British Comedy Award Nomination and a BAFTA Nomination. Following on from the announcement that Series 10 would be the final series, we now have the stage version, Benidorm Live.
Henry Naylor’s award-winning play is set in an Iraqi gaol during the occupation of Iraq in 2003 and which highlights the brutality on both sides of the conflict - any conflict perhaps – in a story told by three storytellers speaking directly to the audience in a well-constructed ‘theatre in the round’ at The Hope Street Theatre.
imitate the sounds of a drum machine with the voice.’
Welsh National Opera, under the direction of Xevi Dorca and Joan Font, bring us Rossini’s delightful retelling of Cinderella but with a few twists on the way in this candy-coloured world of fairy tale, full of wit, larger than life characters, and vibrant costumes. Oh, and not forgetting the mice!
‘People are people. We’ll always find a way to mess up. Doesn’t matter who’s in charge.’
Callum is a Nought, Sephy is a Cross. In a world where Noughts and Crosses don’t mix, how can their friendship, and love, survive?
According to the programme notes every hour of the day, a curtain rises on a Verdi opera. As La Traviata is widely considered one of his most famous operas, chances are high that the curtain will be rising on this show. Curtains feature heavily in Tanya McCallin’s Tissot inspired design for this revival of David McVicar’s production. As the audience settle in their seats notebook wielding men prowl the dust sheet strewn stage cataloguing what’s there.
You wait ages for a puppet show to come along and then three come along at once. Well, two actually, both filming puppets, adding special effects, and projecting the result in real time onto a screen above the stage. The first was The Missing Light by Make, Do and Mend – a simple tale, beautifully without words, with wooden puppets and a range of props and settings.
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