Everyman theatre

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‘Explosively funny’: Victoria Wood’s song-filled slog to comedy glory
Joyce Grenfell inspired her, she wrote her own musical at school and a fringe theatre show with Julie Walters paved the way to TV fame. As Victoria Wood’s Talent returns, we revisit her early stage years

Rachael Healy

09, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Theatres that made us: 'We felt giddy seeing our poster up!'
Chloë Moss remembers the joy of shopping for props for Liverpool Playhouse, while Rosie Kay reflects on her love affair with Birmingham Hippodrome

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

16, Jul, 2020 @9:42 AM

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'She threw her arms open to the city': how Gemma Bodinetz lit up Liverpool
As the artistic director of the Everyman and Playhouse theatres steps down after 17 years, local playwright Lizzie Nunnery celebrates her achievement

Lizzie Nunnery

09, Jul, 2020 @2:53 PM

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Our Lady of Blundellsands review – it's like Ibsen turned up to 11
Josie Lawrence stars in Jonathan Harvey’s story of the dysfunctional Domingo clan who have plenty of skeletons in their cupboards

Catherine Love

11, Mar, 2020 @11:24 AM

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What I've learned from 10,000 nights at the theatre | Michael Billington
As Michael Billington, the Guardian’s chief theatre critic, prepares to step down, he discusses what has changed – and what hasn’t – in his 48 years as a nightly aisle-squatter

Michael Billington

04, Dec, 2019 @1:25 PM

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UK's regional theatre at risk amid funding cuts, say directors
A year after Liverpool Everyman’s rep company collapsed, questions remain over local theatre’s future

Lanre Bakare

02, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Sweeney Todd review – raging underdog adds politics to the pies
Nick Bagnall’s ingenious revival reminds us that Sondheim’s musical thriller is also a savagely political piece about injustice

Michael Billington

16, Apr, 2019 @10:01 PM

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A Christmas Carol review – riotously silly show puts Scrooge in a spin
Spymonkey riff with pop culture – from funk-anthem carols to Torvill and Dean – in a wonderfully bizarre take on Dickens’s classic

Catherine Love

13, Dec, 2018 @3:20 PM

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The Big I Am review – updated Ibsen epic is a white-knuckle ride
With a cacophonous cast of characters, Robert Farquhar’s new take on Peer Gynt dashes through the second half of the 20th century

Catherine Love

27, Jun, 2018 @10:40 AM

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Why time's up for theatre's 'timeless' classics
How can women or people of colour find a voice in theatre’s classics when so much of the canon - written by white men - confines them to the sidelines? Meet the theatre makers who are reinventing the masterpieces

Catherine Love

08, May, 2018 @5:36 PM

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A Clockwork Orange review – a chilling, ultraviolent cabaret
Peppered with the novelist’s own songs, this musical makeover of Anthony Burgess’s classic finds plenty of contemporary resonances

Catherine Love

18, Apr, 2018 @10:59 PM

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Othello as an out lesbian: why Golda Rosheuvel's time is now
The actor is set to play Shakespeare’s army commander as a gay woman in Gemma Bodinetz’s new production at Liverpool’s Everyman

Lyn Gardner

03, Apr, 2018 @6:00 AM

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