Author: laurenpegler

The Paper Cinema’s ‘Macbeth’ | Review

The Paper Cinema took to the stage of Liverpool’s Everyman once again with a new adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Macbeth. The audience were treated to a captivating silent film composed of hand-drawn puppets and live music. The company was formed in 2004 by Nicholas Rawling, Imogen Charleston and Christopher Reed, and received critical acclaim with their ‘stunning’ adaptation of Homer’s Greek epic, The Odyssey. Unlike many other theatre companies, they combine the ‘language of animation, music, film and theatre’ to create a spectacle. No live actors are needed. Instead, the story is told through a series of pen...

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Liverpool Literary Festival: In Conversation with Sarah Perry

In mid-October, the Victoria Gallery & Museum hosted the Liverpool Literary Festival, with one of the main events being ‘Sarah Perry Reading and in Conversation with James Naughtie’. Audience members were treated to the author discussing and reading from her new novel, Melmoth. Perry rose to literary fame with the number one bestseller, The Essex Serpent, which was nominated for various literary awards, including being named Waterstones Book of the Year in 2016. Her debut novel, After Me Comes the Flood, won the East Anglian Book of the Year Award in 2014. There is no doubt that Melmoth will receive...

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