Tag Archives: Burjesta Theatre

Mother Goose, Theatre Review. The Casa, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Bob Towers, Edmund O’ Hare, Teneye Alvarado, Maggi Green, Charlotte Thomas, George Melling, P.J. Murray, Yahya Baggash, Peter Durr.

 

The song is right, it is the most magical time of the year, one in which we come together to hopefully remember what true message is, one not to be sucked into a world of commercialism, one not to be in the grip of debt, not one to be feel the need to be greedy or over burdened by the selfishness of others. Just one that allows the heart to find forgiveness to others and to yourself, one that in which children and adults alike can find the delight in time together and one which even in the depths of a snow filled scene can lead to a love that might not thought possible.

Ten Great Shows At The Casa During This Year’s Liverpool Fringe Festival.

From the 17th to 23rd June, The Casa on Hope Street is excited to be part of the inaugural Liverpool Fringe Festival. They have got ten productions on over the period of a week. The shows look fabulous and relevant. Everything from original contemporary drama on the subject of racism, the refugee crisis or treatment of women to classics such as Edward Albee’s Zoo Story and Shakespeare’s History plays as well as bit of Improv chucked in for good measure! Each show lasts approximately one hour, so why not book in for a couple that interest you for the afternoon or evening!! You can find details of how to book tickets at the bottom or alternatively you can pay on the door.

Medea, Theatre Review. St. Luke’s Church, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Mairi-Claire Kennedy, Nathon Bibby, Faye Caddick, Rebecca Howard, Maria Hutchinson, Vicky Lodge, Natalie J. Romero, Mikyla Jane Durkan, Samantha Walton, Gillian Paterson-Fox, Alan Bowyer, Callum Wright, Gary Watson, Iffan Wyn James, Yahya Baggash.

It is a story that still resonates, still has the power to send tremor like Earthquakes through any who see it and simply turns established thought upside down and inverts the power of femininity and the female form. Euripides’ Medea is a tale so huge that in modern day thought, it still provokes the question that surely a woman cannot take the life of a child, especially her own child and yet as the news shows, Medea is not alone in the most brutal of acts.

All Quiet On The Western, Theatre Review. The Casa, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Peter Durr, Alan Gillespie, Alun Parry, Adam Byrne, Ifan James, Syephen J Higgins, Alan Bower, Eleanor Parry, Giulia Rampone, Gillian Paterson-Fox, Helen Shrimpton.

In the year that marks the 100th Anniversary of the most futile, military posturing and insane of all wars commencing, it is always worth remembering that the conflict was not fought on the grounds of justness like its successor but by people who led their countries down a path in which millions of men, women and children were killed and slaughtered. A path in which bore fruit shamed in blackness and would propagate seeds so vile that the working class of all countries who participated in, would suffer the most terrible hardships and loss.

Burjesta Theatre Bring Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet On The Western Front To The Casa.

Europe 1914. The outbreak of hostilities begins World War I. Paul Baumer and his school mates enlist in the German army and soon find themselves alongside millions of others fighting on the Western Front. None could have imagined the horrors they are to experience…

And none of them will return home quite the same…

All Quiet on the Western Front is Erich Maria Remarque’s classic anti-war novel which is now bought being bought to the stage by Burjesta Theatre at The Casa on Hope Street between the 14th and the 22nd November. All Quiet on the Western Front, set in the trenches and on the Home Front during World War I, with the war being seen from the perspective of ordinary German soldiers and their mothers, wives, teachers and others

Greek Theatre Workshops Beginning On August 20th From Liverpool’s Burjesta Theatre.

‘The Origins of Drama’  –  2500 years ago theatre left behind its religious roots and took its first steps to create the dramatic forms we have today, in the process producing some of the most dramatic stories the world has ever seen.  Come and join Burjesta Theatre on a journey of exploration into the very beginnings of theatre…

The environment for theatre to prosper in was the nascent democratic state of Athens which was witness to a scientific, political, philosophical and cultural revolution the likes of which had never been seen before.  From such fertile soil sprang the four giants of theatre – Aeschylus, ‘the Father of Tragedy’; Sophocles, ‘the most perfect of dramatists’; Euripides ‘the most tragic of tragedians’ and the comic writer Aristophanes.

Burjesta Theatre Presents The Poisoner’s Progress At The Casa.

Did you ever wonder what fizzy drinks were doing to your body? Burjesta Theatre’s latest Christmas show with a difference will reveal all as the stage is transformed into a giant liver and how Queen Elizabeth’s craving for sugar led to a whole new fashion…for black teeth.

The Poisoner’s Progress is a bittersweet romance of all things sugary and as the night unfolds in true Burjesta style wonder at the myth of the Sugar Cane People and the Pacific Islanders from where life originates.

Burjesta Theatre Bring Back The Real Monsters Revealed For One Night Only.

For one night only, the 4th July, Burjesta Theatre, the theatre company that has thrilled audiences at The Casa on Hope Street with The Jesus Conspiracy and The Pied Piper of Liverpool, are bringing back their tale of industrial pollution and the continuing battle to rid the world of asbestos in The Real Monsters Revealed.    

This event is in association with Merseyside Asbestos Victim Support Group and leads into the Action Mesothelioma Day on Friday 5th July taking place at Liverpool Town Hall between 11am and 3pm and open to the public. The aim of the day is to raise awareness about Mesothelioma (a cancer caused by asbestos) and to raise much-needed funds for further research of Mesothelioma.

Burjesta Theatre To Bring The Pied Piper Of Liverpool To The ‘Casa.

If you thought that the Pied Piper of Hamelin was just a story by the Brother Grimm or epic poem by Robert Browning stuffed full of rats and treachery the Burjesta Theatre’s innovative adaptation, The Pied Piper of Liverpool, is a show that must be seen to put the fairy tale in its place and remind yourself that all is not well in the world.

Set sometime in the near future and Liverpool is a city in crisis, the mayor has closed down the hospitals, schools and libraries and a plague of rats has overrun the city. In amongst it comes the Pied Piper and soon realises all is not well at the Town Hall and the questions keep coming.