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Little Red Riding Hood, Theatre Review. The Actors Studio, Liverpool.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 7/10

Cast: Gemma Broderick, Barrie Ryan English, Catherine Rice, Leroy Liburd.

If you go down to the woods today…you might meet a few characters from a classic fairy tale that don’t exactly fit the stereotype and certainly never behaved in such a way before. From a wolf with aspiration issues to a young girl in a red hood that’s far too small and who has changed from the sweet person of memory in a teenager whose concerns are now more to do with the embarrassment that her Karaoke loving mum causes, this re-telling of the story of Little Red Riding Hood at The Actors Studio is guaranteed to be enjoyed by young and old alike.

Little Red Riding Hood To Take Up Residence At The Liverpool Actor’s Studio.

Feisty fairytale heroine Little Red Riding Hood is to take up residence in the Liverpool Actors Studio theatre this festive season. A brand new production of this much loved tale – a great family alternative to pantomime – will run from the 3rd till the 21st December and tickets are on sale now!

Penned by Karen Blick, the writer behind The Actors Studio’s hit 2012 Christmas Show The Gingerbread Man, produced by English Rice Productions and The Liverpool Actors Studio and directed by Barrie Ryan English, Little Red Riding Hood is a modern day re-telling of this classic children’s tale with a unique Actors Studio twist. Join Red, her family and the Big Bad Wolf for some magical entertainment this Christmas in the intimate surroundings of Liverpool Actors Studio.

MASC, The Actor’s Studio. Theatre Review.

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *

Cast: Beckie Van Netten, Gary Power, Lisa Kenyon, Betty O’Brien, James Parr, Nancy Clarke, Emma Beldon, Joanne Vickers, Phil Birrs, Emma Devaney, Julie Connolly, Natasia Hodge, Faye Parkinson, Kiefer Lewis, Tom Oulton, Francesca Wright.

With Liverpool having an abundance of culture, music, both live and recorded, theatre and every other sort that most cities in the U.K. would gleefully grab hold with both hands the chance to attend even a tenth of what goes on by the River Mersey, the possibility of another troupe of talented artists forming another group that people want to go along to see could be a stretch, even for Liverpool.  However art is very much embraced in the city and when the company is MASC, even five minutes watching and listening is enough to convince the attendee that it is and that they sound great.

A Life in the Theatre. Theatre Review. The Actors’ Studio, Liverpool.

Originally published by L.S. Media. March 25th 2012.

L.S. Media Rating ****

Cast: Andrew Schofield, Stephen Fletcher.

There is a realm of safety within the theatre called the dressing room where in theory an actor can relax, prepare themselves for the night ahead and be their true selves and away from the audience glare and the lights which can show every emotion.

The Last Five Years, Theatre Review. The Actors Studio, Liverpool.

Originally published on L.S. Media.  24th July 2012.

Stephen Fletcher and Helen Carter in The Last Five Years. Photograph by Gavin Trafford.

L.S. Media Rating ****

Cast: Helen Carter, Stephen Fletcher, Nick Phillips.

The course of true love never did run smooth, even less so when told over the period of five years and from two different perspectives and times. This is the premise of Jason Robert Brown’s enormously well written musical The Last Five Years.