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Drama is powerful exploration of faith, polygamy, and feminine resilience

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The play Garden of Gethsemane encapsulates religious trauma that women face along with questioning the contradictions between actual faith and religious organisations. This allegory, performed by students at LIPA, is told through the tale of six different women being married...
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Diary of hope shines new light on hidden condition

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Liverpool-based deaf and disabled charity DaDa are putting on a variety of performances to highlight talent and art from the disabled and neurodivergent community. Among these performances is the Toilet Paper Diaries, by Porcelain Delaney, at the Unity Theatre...

How unsung hero Mal helped shape the Beatles’ legend

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In Ken Womack's "Living The Beatles Legend," the author delves deep into the enigmatic life and untold stories of the unsung hero of the Fab Four, Mal Evans. This is something that he would not have done without the intervention...
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What “The Good Lie” teaches us about refugee life

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https://youtu.be/u2X1zZIGtmE The Good Lie is an American drama film starring Reese Witherspoon.  It was first aired in 2014, written by Margaret Nagle and directed by Phillipe Falardeau but, given the ongoing plight of refugees it is a compelling watch today. The...
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Suffragette love story brought vividly to life: Ladyfriends review

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Play prompt: Annie and Christabel are dating. Historians dispute this on the grounds of 'inaccuracies' and 'lack of scholastic rigour' and 'the over-interpretation of the fact that women shared bedrooms'. This was my first visit to the Shakespeare North Playhouse...

Tardis time: Ranking all 13 Doctors from Doctor Who

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As the UK gets ready for 'Red Nose Day' on Friday, Doctor Who fans have been thrilled to see David Tennant appearing in trailers for the charity event. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WE5etzosvyw   Back in October, I, like many long-time fans of the show, was delighted...
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Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania – is it really that bad? *SPOILERS*

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The latest instalment in the Ant-Man franchise and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, (MCU) as a whole has certainly been divisive, but is it really that bad? The reaction that was supposed to surround this film was the introduction of the...
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One-man marathon through 19th century classic is a triumph

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Mark Stratford held the audience in the palm of his hands at Hope Street Theatre last night, during his one man adaptation of the famous Robert Louis Stevenson novella. The play stayed faithful to its 19th century roots, while at...
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Hilarious twist on traditional Goldilocks tale is a family treat

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With Christmas around the corner, what better way to feel the cheer than attending a pantomime - but how do you know which are just as much fun for the adults as the kids? Well, after watching the performance last...

Hope, humour and family shine through at the fabulous Mazzie

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Review: Masquerade / Epstein Theatre Hurrying down the street in the freezing cold on my way to the Epstein Theatre, I was confused to see an '80s gay bar stood in its place. Upon entering, the atmosphere could not have been...

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