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Theatre Based on a short story by Baghdad-born Hassan Blasim, this play draws our attention to the daily devastation suffered by Iraqis post Saddam Hussain.
Theatre Originally intended as a last-minute stopgap when a planned production was dropped from last summer’s programme, Bob Eaton’s Liverpool-angled adaptation of John Godber’s ever-popular comedy has turned out to be an example of one surprise success breeding another instant hit.
Theatre Since its original Broadway opening in 1935, critics have debated whether Porgy and Bess (composed by George Gershwin, lyrics co-written by his brother Ira and the show’s librettist DuBose Heyward) should be described as an opera or musical.
Theatre There is a thrilling restlessness to Benedict Andrews’ production of this American classic.
Theatre Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland provides a wealth of entertaining, unusual characters and situations to equal any Christmas pantomime, and the Cambridge Touring Theatre embraces this to create an enchanting children’s musical.
Theatre Set in Germany in the early 1930s, Tony Kushner’s play depicts the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler through the filter of Reagan’s America.
Theatre A grandmother giant who walks with a stick as high as an elephant’s eye and carries a head full of First World War memories; her 18-ft Little Girl companion who travels along Lime Street on top of an old car; a massive black dog called Xolo - an unlikely tall trio for telling the story of the Liverpool Pals battalions who volunteered for service in 1914 perhaps?.