Shakespeare North funding confirmation is ‘huge seal of approval’ for project

Confirmation of a £5 million funding boost for Knowsley’s Shakespeare North Playhouse has been hailed a “huge seal of approval and vote of confidence”.Arts Council England finalised the contribution, which was pledged by the Chancellor in the May 2016 budget, yesterday (10 May).John Flaherty, executive director of place at Knowsley ... Read More...

Unity Theatre postpones reopening until autumn

The Unity Theatre has postponed its reopening following an £845,000 programme of refurbishments.The performing arts venue was originally due to resume operations this month, but will now hold a short ‘soft launch’ summer season in June and July before reopening in the autumn.Events previously scheduled for 5 June and beyond have not ... Read More...

Liverpool Playhouse in line for £550,000 refurbishment

The Liverpool Playhouse theatre could undergo a £550,000 refurbishment under new proposals tabled by Liverpool City Council.The local authority is seeking cabinet approval to release the funds to "resolve urgent building maintenance issues" at the historic performing arts venue.Under the terms of the proposals, capital would be recouped through a reduction in ... Read More...

Review: ‘Gabriel’ at Liverpool Playhouse

A unique setting, high production values, solid performances by seasoned actors - ‘Gabriel’ has it all.Set in 1943 on Nazi occupied Guernsey, this touring drama deals in familiar wartime issues against a backdrop far removed from the frontline.The play spins a tale of survival, following a family who have been ... Read More...