Author: Thomas Michael Massam

“Gabriel” Starring Paul McGann at The Liverpool Playhouse

Moira Buffini’s riveting wartime play Gabriel comes to the Liverpool Playhouse from Tuesday the 4th to Saturday the 8th of April. Liverpool-born actor Paul McGann, renowned for his roles in Doctor Who and Luther and his performances in theatre productions such as Helen at The Globe and Butley in London’s West End, stars as Commander Von Pfunz in this enthralling Second World War drama. Buffini’s play tells a gripping story of Nazi-occupied Guernsey in 1943, with mother Jeanne doing everything possible to protect her daughter Estella and daughter-in-law Lily from the treacherous conditions of the time. When a mysterious male stranger washes up on...

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Lorde – Green Light | Single & Music Video Review

After 2 years away from the music scene, New Zealand-born songstress Lorde, (also known as Ella Yelich-O’Connor), is back in full force with her dazzling new single ‘Green Light’ from her upcoming sophomore album Melodrama. For those who are not familiar, Lorde first conquered the music industry aged just 17 in 2013 with her debut album Pure Heroine. This album won her a plethora of awards including 3 Grammy Awards and featured the record breaking single ‘Royals’, which went to No.1 in many countries including the U.S, thus making Lorde the youngest ever solo artist to achieve this. The...

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Drake’s Boy Meets World Tour, Manchester 11/02/17 | A Review

On a cold Saturday night in February, things soon heat up when Drake’s “Boy Meets World Tour” hits Manchester (or “Galchester” as he calls it halfway through the show due to his love of Manchester’s ladies). This is technically not my first time seeing Drake live – I witnessed him turn up to Rihanna’s “Anti World Tour” at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester as a surprise guest to perform with her. It is therefore clear that Drake has a strong relationship with his Manchester fans and at this concert, it is not hard to see why. After four support acts with only one of whom I would go as far as labeling as fantastic, Drake gets on stage at around 9.20pm. For the next eighty minutes the Canadian rapper takes us through the hits off his No.1 album “Views” such as “Hotline Bling,” “9,”  “Feel No Ways,” and “Still Here,” as well as past fan favourites such as “Started from the Bottom” and “Hold On We’re Goin’ Home.” His energy remains intact throughout, as does his ability to connect with a crowd. However, the latter does get a little annoying at times when he keeps pointing out various people in the crowd and what they are wearing, saying things like “Girl in the River Island top I see you,” rather than just simply carrying on through the remaining half...

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