Author: Ashleigh Messenger

Five Graphic Novels You Should Read Right Now

The graphic novel genre is incredibly vast and full of so many different stories just waiting to be picked up – and yet, so many people seem to turn away from it. Maybe it’s the perception that they’re a bit ‘geeky’, or maybe everyone assumes that Marvel and DC are the only way to go, but this is so frustrating! There are so many amazing, independent comic books out there; they all have their own unique and fascinating stories, complimented by beautiful artwork. And it’s not just about superheroes, you know… It’s a genre that showcases so many talents,...

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Die Fledermaus Review

‘Die Fledermaus’ (Translation: the bat) is a fun and entertaining comedy operetta that is guaranteed to have you leaving with a smile on your face. First performed in 1874, and later translated into English, it took Johann Strauss II only six weeks to write, with the intention of taking Vienna’s mind off the recent stock exchange crash in 1873. It follows the story of Eisenstein, who is due to go to prison that night for punching a policeman. His friend Dr Falke decides to use his last night of freedom as an opportunity to get revenge for an event...

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‘War Horse’ Comes to Liverpool’s Empire Theatre

The critically acclaimed War Horse will be coming to Liverpool for the first time on its national tour in November when it will grace the Liverpool Empire stage. War Horse (based on the novel of the same name by Michael Morpurgo) is the story of a farm boy called Albert and his horse Joey. You watch them grow up together and their relationship evolve until the outbreak of World War One when Joey is sold to the army. You see both sides of the horrifying battlefields of the war through Joey’s innocent eyes, truly capturing how tragic and terrible it...

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