Titus Andronicus: a LUDS production of sex, politics, Romans & revenge

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Titus Andronicus is one of Shakespeare’s less famous & popular plays.   Rape, multiple murder, mutilation, forced cannibalism, human sacrifice…a deadly cycle of revenge set against a bloody backdrop of Shakespearean Ancient Rome in which time and time again the children suffer amidst their parents’ feuds. Titus Andronicus is one of More...

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By Erin Hoey On Thursday, February 27th, 2014

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...

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

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...

By Olivia Brickman On Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

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

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...

By On Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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...

By On Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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...

By Hannah Goodwin On Friday, November 15th, 2013

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...

By Olivia Brickman On Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Blood Brothers – review

Blood Brothers received a standing ovation. It is clear to see why; the show’s plot, although as Frank Rich of the New York Times said in 1993 it is a little simplistic in order to be didactic, still packs a powerful More...

West Side Story
By Hannah Goodwin On Thursday, September 26th, 2013

West Side Story – review

This much loved, musical theatre classic opened last night for a five-night run at the Liverpool Empire theatre. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story captures the tragic love story More...