Author: Annie Gray

The Girl on The Train | Review

Last week, The Girl on The Train, based on the Paula Hawkins novel, was performed at The Playhouse. Samantha Womack, known for playing Ronnie in EastEnders, stars as the alcoholic Rachel with a memory full of blanks. Riding the train to and from London every day, despite having been fired from her job six months ago, Rachel becomes obsessed with the life of a couple she sees from the carriage window. When Rachel sees Scott and Megan Hipwell, they seem like the perfect couple, with the perfect life, but when Megan goes missing Rachel becomes entangled in the search for her...

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RAISE THE ROOF — Ellipsis + Help the Homeless’ Charity Gig

This Wednesday, 13th March, Ellipsis and Help The Homeless society are putting on a great gig raising money for refugees in Liverpool. The event starts at 7.30pm at Phase One (Seel Street), tickets are £5 online and £7 on the door. The gig will have performances from local bands featuring Feral Family, Gallia, Tim Gumball with Colour headlining. The money will go towards MerseyAid and Asylum Link, both charities that do amazing work to support refugees. MerseyAid helps refugees crossing Europe who have been displaced from their homes due to conflict or persecution, and helps them to integrate into...

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Netflix’s Russian Doll | Review

Netflix’s new addictive show Russian Doll takes a well-known premise and shakes it up with fresh ideas, witty writing and brilliant performances. Created by Amy Poehler, Leslye Headland and Natasha Lyonne, who stars in the leading role as Nadia, the show is already a hit with audiences. The series follows Nadia’s attempt to escape a time-loop that causes her to return to her 36th birthday party every time she dies. Although this reliving-the-same-day plot may remind you of films such as the classic Groundhog Day (1993) and more recent Happy Death Day(2017), Russian Doll uses this premise to explore the complex issues that...

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La Cenerentola at The Empire | Review

Not quite Cinderella as we know it, La Cenerentola showed us a timeless love story, bright costumes and dancing mice for a thoroughly entertaining opera. The Welsh National Opera visited Liverpool’s Empire theatre to entertain us with some classical opera; their performances ranging from an adaptation of War and Peace, to Rossini’s version of Cinderella with La Cenerentola. First performed in 1817, Rossini’s composition has some differences to the story of Cinderella that we know now: there is a vain step-father rather than mother, a bracelet rather than shoe, and rather than a ‘Fairy God-mother’ there is the philosopher Alidoro...

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