Theatre, Music, & Film

Companies, Productions and Venues

I’m a big fan of theatre and live entertainment and work as a critic for North West End which has a vision to promote and review both professional and amateur theatre in and around the north of England in equal measure.  We review all genres of theatre from comedy clubs to classical music concerts, and pretty much everything in-between.  We review in the smallest of venues up to the largest arenas.

I have provided links to my reviews of performances below which are grouped either by production company or miscellaneous if an independent touring production. There are also reviews of musical concerts provided separately.

I have provided links to each company as well as the venue for further information.

More recently I have been approached to review some short films and these are included in their own section.


Allerton RADS

The Hound of the Baskervilles


Babel Theatre

You Must Be The One To Bury Me


Bespectacled Theatre Company

The Sisters Grimm


Bill Kenwright Ltd

Blood Brothers

Rehearsal for Murder


Brimstone Theatre

Doctor Faustus

The Importance of Being Earnest


Burjesta Theatre

Crime and Punishment

Franca Rame Monologues: Rise and Shine/A Woman Alone

Mother Goose


Shakespeare War Play


The Carlton Players

Appointment with Death

The Birds

Charley’s Aunt


The Happiest Days of your Life

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense

Love from A Stranger

Terry Pratchett’s MORT

Rising Damp

She Stoops To Conquer


Centenary Theatre Company

Once A Catholic


Collective Encounters



Consensus Theatre Company

Blithe Spirit


Crazy Horse Productions



Daniel Taylor Productions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Romeo and Juliet


Drops of Light CLC

Beauty and the Beast


Ellen Kent – Opera and Ballet International


La Bohème


Madama Butterfly




La Traviata


Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool

Sheridan’s The Rivals

The Star

The Two Gentleman of Verona


Falling Doors Theatre



Flat Pack Music

La Bohème

Cosi fan Tutte


Gemini Musical Theatre Company

The Sorcerer


Grin Theatre

The Play’s The Thing – Recoil and Twister





Kallo Collective

Only Bones


Lantern Theatre Liverpool

Scouse: A Comedy of Terrors


Liverpool Hope University

Julius Caesar


The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

Mark Ravenhill’s Candide (*amateur production with restricted publicity rights – review confidential)


Liverpool Media Academy (LMA)

The Crucible

Dahling You Were Marvellous

The Seven Acts of Mercy


Liverpool Network Theatre

Humble Boy

I Have Been Here Before

The Merchant of Venice

No Exit (Huis Clos)

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Taming of the Shrew

White Liars/Black Comedy


Liverpool Playwrights

Bistro Theatre: Winners/Losers


MATE Productions/Shakespeare North

The Tempest


Meerkat Productions

The Zoo Story


Merseyside Academy of Drama (MAD)

Arabian Nights

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot


Naughty Corner Productions

The British Idles

Church Blitz

Not the Horse


Northern Broadsides


For Love or Money


The Pantaloons

The Canterbury Tales

Gulliver’s Travels


Peridot Productions

The Dumb Waiter


Players Theatre

Entertaining Angels


Touch and Go


Rainhill Garrick Society

Farndale…Murder Mystery

The Final Twist

The Hound of the Baskervilles

James & The Giant Peach

Ladies Day

Last Tango in Whitby

My Friend Miss Flint

Season’s Greetings



Rainhill Musical Theatre Company

9 to 5 The Musical


Beauty and the Beastie Boy

Boogie Nights

Grimmly Ever After

Jack and the Beanstalk

Made in Dagenham

Now That’s What I Call A Century

Real to Reel


St Helens Theatre Royal



St. James Theatre, Broadway

Something Rotten!


St Michael’s Irish Centre, Liverpool

Liverpool Lambs





This Just In Theatre Company

Broken Bonds


Tmesis Theatre

Daydream Believers


Woolton Drama Group

The Wind in the Willows


Workers Educational Association (WEA) Drama Group

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde


The Zodiac (ZAOS)

Hot Flush!


Miscellaneous Touring Productions

Le Bouge Néon

The Bradshaws – Goosed!

Bread and Circuses

A Date with Dickens

Family Play

Going Viral

The Joke

A Leg of Lamb

The Lima Syndrome

Lost Tribe of Everton and Scottie Road

Modern Myths

More Scouse, Saddam?

Roger McGough & Brian Patten with LiTTLe MACHiNe

John Shuttleworth: My Last Will And Tasty Mint

Simon Callow, One Man Band


Musical Concert Reviews

Einaudi World Premiere: Domino

Jewish-Irish Fusion Concert Series

Klezmer Concert at Manchester Jewish Museum

YolanDa Brown: The Reggae Love Songs Tour



APG Films

The Diary of an Aryan Girl


XRhodes Films

To Whom It May Concern


Venue Links

81 Renshaw Street, Liverpool

The Arts Centre, The City of Liverpool College

Blackburne House, Liverpool

The Black-E, Liverpool

The Brindley, Runcorn

The Brink, Liverpool

The Casa Bar and Venue, Liverpool

The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool

Central Library, Liverpool

The Cornerstone, Liverpool Hope University

Cuthbert’s Bakehouse, Liverpool

The Dome, Grand Central Hall, Liverpool

The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool

Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool

Floral Pavilion, New Brighton

Gregson Memorial Institute, Wavertree, Liverpool

HOME, Manchester

The Hope Street Theatre

The Little Theatre, Birkenhead

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)

Lowlands, West Derby, Liverpool

Manchester Jewish Museum

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Palm House Sefton Park, Liverpool

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Players Theatre, Cheadle Hulme

Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

Rainhill Village Hall

Reynolds Park, Woolton

Royal Court, Liverpool

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

St George’s Hall, Liverpool

St Helens Theatre Royal

St. James Theatre, Broadway, New York

St Michael’s Irish Centre, Liverpool

Speke Hall, Liverpool

Storyhouse, Chester

Sudley House, Mossley Hill, Liverpool

Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Liverpool

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Valley Community Theatre, Liverpool

Waterloo Seafront Gardens