Author: Jess Shaw

The Write Event at St George’s Hall – 16th and 17th March

The Write Event sees four exciting new productions by leading local playwrights give fresh insight into the lives and works of four much-loved authors and will be presented on Thursday 16th March and Friday 17th March. The plays focus on the iconic writers Wilfred Owen, Sylvia Plath, Rudyard Kipling and James Joyce, offering new interpretations of their texts and history. A Dream of Wilfred Owen returns to the concert room in the first of this double bill and will be performed by Merseyside writer David Charters and singer Lucia Novosadova. The second performance of the night, The Belfry by...

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LUST Presents: Guys and Dolls – Review

In a small student theatre in the central of Liverpool, a group of talented musicians, skilled technicians and fantastic performers transported their audience to a post-Depression era New York City. ‘Guys and Dolls’ has triumphed on Broadway and the West End for 60 years, and it triumphed again in the Liverpool University Student Theatre’s three night production. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy concerns the lives of NYCs bustling underworld. The gamblers, the nightclub dancers and the mission dolls knit together to form this captivating show. The setting of this musical demands glitz...

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LUST Presents: Guys and Dolls – Preview

The Liverpool University Student Theatre Society (LUST) is back with a three night run of ‘Guys and Dolls’, a 66 year old production that has triumphed on the West End and on Broadway time and time again. Following on from previous successful performances of ‘Made in Dagenham’ and ‘Little Women’, LUST is ditching politics and poverty for a taste of glamour and glitz. Set in New York, the musical tells a tale of high stakes gambling and the buzzing nightlife of the big city. We follow the lives of hotshots Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit as they navigate the...

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – Review

After nine long years, Gilmore Girls, the beloved sitcom following the lives of enigmatic mother-daughter duo Lorelai and Rory in the charming town of Stars Hollow, has finally returned to our screens again.  The show has been rebooted for one final series: four hour and a half long mini-movies hosted on Netflix, in what is one hell of a binge-watching-conducive extravaganza. Each episode is seasonal, spanning either ‘Winter’, ‘Spring’, ‘Summer’ or ‘Fall’ and follows the lives of the Gilmores for 3 months at a time. In what is an extremely rare case for TV revivals, all leading actors have...

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International Men’s Day gains its ‘greatest support’ ever

Saturday 19th November is International Men’s Day, which began over two decades ago. The date forms part of a month dedicated to events and campaigns addressing issues affecting men, such as suicide, domestic violence and the portrayal of men in the media. Though the Liverpool Guild ran no events to celebrate IMD this year, the event gains traction in many countries across the world. It aims to provide information and support to vulnerable men; through spreading awareness of these issues, International Men’s Day hopes to encourage men to speak up and feel more comfortable sharing their problems. The event has garnered much attention on social...

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