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The moment Shaggy’s rugged honey-voice starts, “Mr Boombastic” on the largest and probably finest Reggae stage in the UK, is going to be a very special moment. With a voice that gets the whole world singing about being butt-naked, bangin’ on the bathroom floor, it seems surprising that Shaggy doesn’t make more UK festival appearances. One More...

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By Jessie Coleman On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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5 FEEL-GOOD FESTIVALS: FRIVOLOUS IN FANCY DRESS

The festival season is quickly approaching, which means for a few months its acceptable to wear stuff you don’t normally have the balls for, and to trick yourself into thinking you look class. So, embrace More...

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By Erin Hoey On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Ghost the Musical – review

Audiences at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre have been spellbound by the touring production of Ghost the musical. Based on the 1990 academy award winning movie, Ghost tells the story of Sam Wheat (played by Stewart More...

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By Jessie Coleman On Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
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Kate Tempest: Brand New Ancients

Modern-epic-spoken-word-theatre-rap-come-poetry-mesmerising-musical-soap-opera. It seems impossible to say exactly what Kate Tempest’s Brand New Ancients is, except perhaps, a tour de force. The crowd at The Contact More...

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By Olivia Brickman On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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Let It Be – press release

Let It Be embarks on first ever UK and Irish tour in February 2014 Echoing The Beatles’ own early UK tours, Let It Be will play the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland, arriving at the Liverpool Empire More...

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By Olivia Brickman On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
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Coalition – review

  Political satire can go over the heads of those less well versed in politics but that is not so with Robert Kahn and Tom Salinsky’s Coalition which deservedly received bountiful 4 star reviews on its opening More...

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By On Thursday, November 21st, 2013
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The Nutcracker – Review

The Nutcracker, performed by the English National Ballet, brought an enchanting Christmassy atmosphere to the Liverpool Empire, through beautifully elegant dance numbers, enchanting scenery and a villain audiences More...

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By On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
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The Nutcracker – Preview

The globally renowned English National Ballet return to the Liverpool Empire, with their beautiful take on the classic, festive ballet, The Nutcracker. Adapted from E.T.A Hoffman’s original fairy-tale, The Nutcracker More...

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By Hannah Goodwin On Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Of Mice and Men – review

LUDS started off this semester’s season of drama with an adaptation of the classic American novel, Of Mice and Men. Adapted by into a play by original author John Steinbeck himself, the dramatization of Of Mice More...

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By Nicki Riley On Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
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Of Mice and Men – Interview and Preview

Of Mice and Men – ‘the tragic tale of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in California, More...