ladies day
By Simal On Thursday, June 20th, 2013
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Ladies Day – review

Cast: Eithne Browne, Lynn Francis, Jack Lord, Roxanne Pallett, Angela Simms Ladies Day is in its first week at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre, entertaining audiences with its loveable characters and their escapades More...

sketching out!
By Simal On Thursday, June 13th, 2013
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Sketching Out! and Alastair Clark BA (Hons) – review

Sketching Out! cast: Chris Worrall, Liam Hale, Frances Greenfield, Shay Cooke, Emma Williams, Toby Hall. The lively crowd that packed out the stuffy upstairs room in The Pilgrim were in for a real treat as they More...

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By Simal On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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Shakespeare double-bill to celebrate PurpleCoat’s fifth birthday

Liverpool will be graced with a double dose of Shakespeare this summer as PurpleCoat Productions celebrate their fifth birthday. In July, the ensemble will be performing the early comedy, The Merchant of Venice, More...

sketching out!
By Simal On Sunday, June 9th, 2013
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LUDScribble to preview Fringe Festival show

On Wednesday 12 June, LUDScribble will debut their comedy show which will be performed at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Sketching Out! will entertain audiences with an eclectic and hilarious mix of skits, More...

cheesy aubergine and tomato bake
By Simal On Monday, April 22nd, 2013
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Meat Free Monday: Cheesy aubergine and tomato bake recipe

Photograph: Simal Patel This recipe is a simple adaptation of the classic Italian aubergine dish. It is easily prepared for a fuss-free dinner and is packed with flavour. Ingredients (serves 1): 1 aubergine, thinly More...

othello
By Simal On Friday, April 12th, 2013
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Othello – review

Cast: Shawn John, Ben Jewell, Lucy Peacock, Sam Gannon, Mike Sanders, Thomas Casson, Megan Rogers ‘Who can honestly say there is not a part of Iago in all of us?’ One of the greatest delights of The Lantern More...

the homecoming
By Simal On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
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The Homecoming – preview

PurpleCoat Productions will be returning to the stage later this month with their limited-run performance of Harold Pinter’s shocking black-comedy, The Homecoming. Telling the story of Teddy, a well-to-do Professor, More...

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By Simal On Monday, April 8th, 2013
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Meat Free Monday: Jambalaya recipe

Photograph: Simal Patel Honestly, the first time I heard of this dish originating from the Caribbean was on Scrubs. Curiosity led me to search the internet to discover exactly what this food stuff was, and I was More...

othello
By Simal On Friday, April 5th, 2013
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Othello – preview

Next week, Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Othello, will be staged in the unique and intimate performance space at The Lantern Theatre, by local award-winning Black Box Theatre Company. This famous tale of jealousy More...

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By Simal On Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
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My Perfect Mind – review

A tilted floor, blank background panels, and a table and chairs set the scene for the remarkable story… Audiences in Unity Theatre were truly privileged as they were treated to a delightful evening, entertained More...