Brutal, yet unquestionably brilliant: The Lieutenant of Inishmore

Playing in 5th Week from Wednesday, November 8th, to Saturday, November 11th, at the Keble O’Reilly Theatre, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is Tightrope Productions’s full text performance of Martin McDonagh’s intensely fast-paced, brutally violent, and often staggeringly funny 2001 play about a series of increasingly escalating violence in the small Irish island of Inishmore after […]

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Preview: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

‘Welcome to the void’, it proclaimed, slurring its words and beckoning with an unsteady hand: Psychedelia first captivated British music in the 60s with vivid and immersive soundscapes, exploring the known and unknown alike. However, it’s a mistake to think of the psychedelic heyday as a bygone era, as ambition and evolution continue to characterise […]

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Preview: Lubaina Himid’s ‘Invisible Strategies’

Born in Tanzania but relocated to London at a tender age, Lubaina Himid is one of the pioneers of the British Black Art Movement. Growing up with her African inheritance on one hand and British culture on the other, Himid projects her mixed cultural background onto a variety of rich, distinctive images reflecting the clash […]

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‘A delightful opera sure to put a smile on your face’ Albert Herring: A Preview

Albert Herring, Britten’s comic masterpiece, gleefully revels in an operatic middle ground. A whimsical plot that is set against a surprisingly complex score, Britten’s provincial chamber piece teases the lines between comedy and tragedy, sympathy and satire and the clashing authorities of nearly seventy years of critical opinion. Directors Peter Thickett and Frederick Waxman’s production […]

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Splendour – A preview

Splendour is a play which delights in being enigmatic. Written by Abi Morgan, screenwriter of Suffragette and The Iron Lady, this claustrophobic character study manages to be disorientating, roundabout, and yet urgently compelling. Kathryn (Natalie Woodward), a photojournalist, is sent to the lavish house of a dictator and his wife, Micheline (Rosie Richards), in “a […]

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A streetcar named Desire – A preview

A Streetcar Named Desire written by Tennessee Williams is an iconic piece of 20th Century American theatre. Streetcar tells the story of Blanche Dubois who loses her home and is forced to leave Mississippi and goes to stay with her sister Stella and Stella’s husband Stanley Kowalski. Blanche is horrified by New Orleans, Stella’s living […]

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