Theatre

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.

 

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

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

Shakespeare War Play

 

The Carlton Players

The Birds

Charley’s Aunt

Farndale…Macbeth

Love From A Stranger

Rising Damp

She Stoops To Conquer

 

Centenary Theatre Company

Once A Catholic

 

Consensus Theatre Company

Blithe Spirit

 

Daniel Taylor Productions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Ellen Kent – Opera and Ballet International

Aida

La Bohème

Carmen

Nabucco

Tosca

 

Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool

Sheridan’s The Rivals

The Star

The Two Gentleman of Verona

 

Grin Theatre

The Play’s The Thing – Recoil and Twister

 

Headlong

Pygmalion

 

Kallo Collective

Only Bones

 

Lantern Theatre Liverpool

Scouse: A Comedy of Terrors

 

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

 

Liverpool Network Theatre

Humble Boy

I Have Been Here Before

The Merchant of Venice

The Picture of Dorian Gray

White Liars/Black Comedy

 

MATE Productions/Shakespeare North

The Tempest

 

Meerkat Productions

The Zoo Story

 

Merseyside Academy of Drama (MAD)

Arabian Nights

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

 

Northern Broadsides

Cyrano

 

The Pantaloons

The Canterbury Tales

Gulliver’s Travels

 

Players Theatre

Entertaining Angels

Haywire

Touch and Go

 

Rainhill Garrick Society

Farndale…Murder Mystery

The Hound of the Baskervilles

James & The Giant Peach

Last Tango in Whitby

My Friend Miss Flint

Sleuth

 

Rainhill Musical Theatre Company

9 to 5 The Musical

Beauty and the Beastie Boy

Boogie Nights

Jack and the Beanstalk

Real To Reel

 

St Helens Theatre Royal

Cinderella

 

St. James Theatre, Broadway

Something Rotten!

 

St Michael’s Irish Centre, Liverpool

Liverpool Lambs

 

Theatre6

Gabriel

 

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

The Lima Syndrome

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

 

 

Venue Links

The Arts Centre, The City of Liverpool College

Blackburne House, Liverpool

The Black-E, Liverpool

The Brindley, Runcorn

The Casa Bar and Venue, Liverpool

The Capstone Theatre, 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 Little Theatre, Birkenhead

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)

Manchester Jewish Museum

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Palm House Sefton Park, Liverpool

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Players Theatre, Cheadle Hulme

Rainhill Village Hall

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

Ullet Road Unitarian Church, Liverpool

Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Valley Community Theatre, Liverpool