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The Star, Theatre Review. Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool.

Eithne Browne in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.

Eithne Browne in The Star. Photograph by Robert Day.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Eithne Browne, Michelle Butterly, Helen Carter, Kevin Harvey, Danny O’Brien, Jack Rigby, Michael Starke.

Musicians: James Breckon, Elliot Chapman, Danny Miller.

Looking up into the Heavens, one can see the gallery of happy faces, the stars are there to perform, and they find no reason to ever stop beaming their light on the world below. For audiences making their way to the Playhouse this festive season, The Star is shining brightly and it is one that captures all that is good about modern theatre and the remarkable memory it invokes of hearing about the good old days of the music hall experience.

The Hitchhikers Guide To Fazakerley, Theatre Review. Royal Court, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Lynne Francis, Lindzi Germain, Jack Rigby, Angela Simms, Michael Starke, Charlotte Dalton, Stephanie Miles, Emily Trebicki.

Every science fiction story needs a hero, a man willing to put his life on the line in order to save the world and by doing so redeem his soul, a man who handles himself with courage, moral fortitude, bravery in the face of oppression…and a Tardis inspired wheelie Bin.  It’s the festive season but not as we know it.

Cast Announced For The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Fazakerley At The Royal Court Theatre.

Following on from the success of the last few years (Merry Ding Dong, Scouse Pacific, Little Scouse On The Prairie, A Nightmare On Lime Street) Fred Lawless has set the action in space and the show is called The Hitchhiker’s Guide To Fazakerley and now the Royal Court Theatre has announced the cast for this fantastic festive offering for 2013.

The cast can now be confirmed as Michael Starke, Lindzi Germain, Lynn Francis, Angela Simms and Jack Rigby! Michael, Lindzi and Lynn were all in last year’s brilliant comedy A Nightmare on Lime Street but this is the first Christmas show for Jack (Our Day Out, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Angela (Ladies Day). The show will be directed by Royal Court Artistic Director Ken Alexander and the Musical Director will be Howard Gray.

A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Theatre Review. The Royal Court Theatre.

Originally published by L.S. Media. September 29th 2012.

L.S. Media Rating *****

Cast: Harriet Barrow, Jamie Hampson, Richard Hand, Zoe Lister, Jack Lord, Shaun Mason, Jack Rigby, Michael Ryan, Adam Search, Ella Brennan, Lynsey Coulthard, Ashleigh LeRoy, Michael Loftus, Zain Salim, Amandine Vincent, Florence Watson.

Just when you think you couldn’t see a Shakespeare play performed in the most original way possible, that every conceivable way of doing it had been used, Lodestar Theatre Company come along, rip up the guide on how to present the Bard’s work, not just once but twice, as they systematically destroy the spare copy you had of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Macbeth, Theatre Review. Royal Court Theatre.

Originally published by L.S. Media. September 26th 2012.

Cast: Harriet Barrow, Jamie Hampson, Richard Hand, Zoe Lister, Jack Lord, Shaun Mason, Jack Rigby, Michael Ryan, Adam Search.

L.S. Media Rating *****

Arguably Macbeth is one of the finest plays by William Shakespeare, it has been performed nearly all over the world and many times in the city of Liverpool.  However, it has to be said, never, ever, like this and for that it became one of the most spellbinding and startling productions of any of the bards works to have ever been devised.