Tag Archives: Mikyla Jane Durkan

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.

A Woman Alone, Theatre Review. The Casa, Liverpool. Liverpool Fringe Festival.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Mikyla Jane Durkan.

Imprisonment it seems is not only for the guilty, for those whose crimes against society are numerous and devastating, but in the eyes of some men there are those who should be imprisoned against their will for their own safety.

Society demands imprisonment for those who steal, murder, maim, spread hate and yet society never seems to lift a finger of warning to those who seek to deny women the opportunity to leave the house, to expect them to stay in, who lock the doors and keep them kept but also keep them from those they love and the pastimes they enjoy; it is not so much imprisonment as it is the start of the unravelling of the mind and the cruelty that comes with it.

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.

Burjesta Theatre To Bring Shocking Classical Greek Play Medea To The Liverpool Stage.

Liverpool theatre group Burjesta Theatre tackle arguably one of the most shocking plays of all time this March and April in Euripides Classical Greek Tragedy Medea.

Written in 431BC, Medea is a truly subversive play which has shocked and divided audiences for the last 2,500 years and now Burjesta Theatre bring the tale of Jason, of the Argonauts fame, and his abandonment of his lover in favour of the King’s daughter and the terrible repercussions that follow.

Burjesta Theatre invites audiences to watch as Medea schemes and plots the most terrible of revenge.

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 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.

A Thousand Murdered Girls, Theatre Review. Unity Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Maria Hutchison, Rachael Boothroyd, Katy Brown, Kitty Spathia, Valerio Lusito, Arancha Herreruelo-Alonso, Emma Segar, Keelin Sweeney, Alun Parry, Alan Bower, Adam Byrne, Tony Davies, Louise Garcia, Gillian Peterson-Fox.

Every so often the sound of three gunshots echoes around the Unity Theatre. The effect it has on the audience is one that is just as chilling on the soul as the realisation that what the writer Darren Guy and Director Mikyla Jane Durkan have put together is so rooted in Greek history that as an audience member it’s possible to feel shame for the lack of knowledge you have as the true story of the many women arrested and tortured in Greece after World War Two for the crime of fighting Fascism and Nazism.

Liverpool Sound And Vision: An Interview With Burjesta Theatre’s Julian Bond And Mikyla Jane Durkan.

Being invited behind the curtain by the directors to watch a full dress rehearsal must be a dream come true for anybody who has an enjoyment of the theatre. To watch from a corner of the room as the actors take in the words they have learned, to witness how comfortable they become as they are taken through their paces and their places, to see the wonder of theatre unfold before your eyes from almost the very start of the process is exhilarating and without doubt an honour.