Tag Archives: Peter Durr

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.

Crime And Punishment, Theatre Review. The Casa, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10

Cast: Nathan Benjamin, Bow Towers, Yahya Baggash, P.J. Murray, Michael Cavanagh, Helen Lanceley, Peter Durr, Pam Campbell, Laura Connolly.

There is a stark and simple truth, an element of wholesomeness and direct appeal that Burjesta Theatre bring to the stage; the stripped back but achingly beautiful way of producing their adaptive productions, be it dealing with great weighty historical novels such as War and Peace or the huge wonderful explorations of Greek tragedy theatre, all is given the reverence of the magisterial, the subtle timings of players performing for the enjoyment of the words and the greatness of the play.

The Odyssey, Theatre Review. Unity Theatre, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Tahreen Kutub, Michael Cavanagh, Angela McComb, Ifan James, Gillian Paterson-Fox, Richard MacDonald, Peter Durr, Maria Hutchison, Kenny Lanceley, Yahya Baggash, Kaylee-Ann Meredith, Ian Gray, Pam Campbell.

The destruction of Troy has been assured for years yet for Odysseus the battle remains fresh in the memory as each day he is kept away from the island of Ithaca, his beautiful wife Penelope and son Telemachus, a plaything of the gods, a supplicant to the immortals, their whims and desires. For Odysseus the world has been against him and his men for two decades and all he wants is to be home, a home in which Penelope now is being courted by fresh suitors who abuse the hospitality and ransack the estate.

Dr. Faustus, Theatre Review. The Casa, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10

Cast: Michael Cavanagh, Will Burn, Maria Hutchison, Faye Caddick, Stephen Kinsella, Ian Gray, Elaine Stewart, Yahya Baggash, Peter Durr, Alan Bower.

The price of having it all, of truly understanding everything, is far too high, especially if you have to make a pact with the Devil to achieve it.

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.