Culture

13 June 2017

Review: Wonderland, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Wonderland is a contemporary take on Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. The story begins in New York City- Alice finds out her ex-husband is re-marrying ...
7 June 2017

Sarah Emmott Talks About Her New Show 'Declaration'

Declaration is a curious, comic and candid autobiographical exploration of ADHD and mental health. It is also joyful, punchy, and packed full of humour and hope. It doesn’t shy away from difficulties ...

2 June 2017

Georgie Morrell Discusses The Inspiration Behind Her New Show 'The Morrell High Ground'

The Morrell High Ground is comedy inspired by fear and frustration. I know that doesn’t sound like massive lolz but bear with me. I write what I know and consider ...

30 May 2017

Rosalind Blessed Discusses Her New Show 'The Delights Of Dogs And The Problems Of People'

I’m definitely a write what you know kind of girl. Well I know dogs, having grown up in a pack of seven and having three of my own now. I ...

22 May 2017

Liz Richardson Discusses Her New One Woman Show 'Gutted'

I had been struggling to move the material I had written for stand-up on to the next stage, which I felt was a one-woman show. It seemed audiences were ready ...

22 May 2017

Sara Juli Discusses Her New Show 'Tense Vagina: An Actual Diagnosis'

Tense Vagina: an actual diagnosis is about motherhood - its beauty, challenges, horror, isolation, humor - and its identification as one of the largest influences on the human experience.  I ...

22 May 2017

Sarah Thom On Beak Speaks

I can't quite believe I'm finally making the show Beak Speaks. Gillian Beak first came into my world about 15 years ago; I invented her in the back of a ...

22 May 2017

Tamar Broadbent Reveals Her Inspiration for 'Get Ugly'

This will be my fifth year performing at the Edinburgh festival. It is like a home away from home - I’ve loved putting on shows there, getting wet socks and ...

22 May 2017

Milly Thomas Discusses Her New Shows 'Dust' and 'Brutal Cessation'

Having two shows at the Fringe sounds a little nuts, I know, but they feel like the right shows at the right time. Both Dust and Brutal Cessation deal with ...

12 May 2017

Review: Billy Elliot The Musical, Liverpool Empire Theatre

I love the film and my mum sang the praises of the stage show in London, so I was really excited to see Billy Elliot at the Liverpool Theatre last ...
2 May 2017

10 Things I’d Like My Readers To Know About Me And Life On The Catwalk By Phina Oruche

Phina Oruche speaks to Female First ahead of her show Identity Crisis at Ovalhouse (9 – 13 May). I struggled with traction alopecia in my mid-twenties and after childbirth, and ...

2 May 2017

Why Our Society Has A Desire To Shame By Charlotte Josephine

BLUSH is coming to the Soho Theatre this May and embarking on a UK tour. It tells five candid stories about revenge porn and its many victims. With this issue still ...

19 April 2017

Gok Wan Gets Naked And Bears All In His New Tour

Gok Wan, the man who encouraged women and men to ‘get naked’ in his six season  Channel 4 series How To Look Good Naked,  is finally ‘getting naked’ himself with ...
11 April 2017

Review: Ghost The Musical, Liverpool Empire Theatre

Ghost is one of the 90s films that, in my opinion, should be left untouched so I was keen to find out how it would translate to the stage as ...
4 April 2017

Grease, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

I forgot how much I loved Grease until I went to see the stage show at Liverpool Empire Theatre last night. It was the perfect pick-me-up after a long day ...
18 January 2017

The Commitments, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

Having never seen the film, I had no idea what to expect when I went to see The Commitments at the Liverpool Empire Theatre last night. I have been told ...
10 January 2017

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, Liverpool Empire Theatre Review

I was a huge fan of Riverdance, when it came to the city back in 2014, so I was keen to find out how Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games would ...

6 January 2017

Omid Djalili discusses his new show 'Schmuck for a Night'

Award winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili has announced a huge 108-date 2016 & 2017 UK tour of his brand new show ‘Schmuck for a Night’, from Monday 3rd October ...

22 December 2016

Amy Lennox exclusive interview – David Bowie’s Lazarus

We got the opportunity to chat to Amy Lennox all about her lead role in David Bowie’s Lazarus, growing up around the arts and more, so read on to find ...
14 December 2016

Review: Snow White, Liverpool Empire Theatre

It's December, which for us Brits means the perfect time of year for the obligatory pantomime. I was invited along to see Snow White last night at the Liverpool Empire ...
14 December 2016

Aladdin review, Opera House Manchester

I've a confession to make. I've never been to a pantomime before. So, stepping into the Opera House for Aladdin's press night, I was a little concerned that I wouldn't ...
9 December 2016

Tori Allen Martin discusses her new project Muted

Muted began its life in 2012 as After The Turn. My then Co-Producer, Sarah Page, and I blindly and boldly booked a slot at The Courtyard Theatre on Old Street ...

2 December 2016

Ellie Taylor discusses her new show Infidelliety

Ellie Taylor is bringing hit Edinburgh show, Infidelliety to The Soho Theatre on 13th and 14th December so we caught up with her to ask her what fans can look ...

1 December 2016

Billy Elliot the Musical review, Palace Theatre Manchester

For me, Billy Elliot has always been one of those fantastic feel-good stories that allows you to look back on the inequalities many have faced and fought against to ensure ...
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