REVIEW: Torben Betts’ Murder in the Dark at the Floral Pavilion

It’s tricky to talk about the new thriller from writer Torben Betts without giving the game…

REVIEW: Ukrainian National Opera’s Madame Butterfly at the Floral Pavilion

I love Puccini; his operas are so… short. They’re also stuffed full of costume and drama,…

REVIEW: Blood Brothers’ tale of friendship and tragedy at the Floral Pavilion

I have a confession to make: until last night, I’d never seen Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers.…

REVIEW: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Spirit of Christmas unwraps festive magic

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Spirit of Christmas is like a gorgeous box of chocolates – a…

REVIEW: All singing, all dancing Jack and the Beanstalk at the Floral Pavilion

Sharing a pantomime performance with 800 primary school children sounds like the stuff of nightmares, does…

Wirral Schools’ ensembles bring Christmas cheer to Gordale

Get into the swing of Christmas at Gordale Garden Centre and snap up your decs and…

REVIEW: Cinderella Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto at the Everyman

From the start, Cinderella at the Everyman signals that it intends to reinvent the genre. I’m…

REVIEW: The Mousetrap, the time-tested whodunit

Contemporary reviews from 1952 found there was “less in it than meets the eye,” and one…

REVIEW: The Harry Beswick – a ‘criminally good’ dining experience at former police station

New pub on the block, The Harry Beswick in Heswall – whose name pleasingly seems to…

PREVIEW: Expect a feast of British comedy with ‘Betty Blue Eyes’ at the Gladstone Theatre

I don’t know whether it’s because they were founded in 1950 or because the Austerity Britain…

REVIEW: Manchester Collective redefines classical music with electrifying fusion at Future Yard

The Manchester Collective is on a mission: to reinvent classical music; mashing up the orchestral with…

REVIEW: You shall go to the ball! Cinderella at the Floral Pavilion

Lee Latchford-Evans ‘steps‘ into the shoes of Prince Charming as Bethan Jacks loses hers in Cinderella…

REVIEW: Agatha Christie’s ‘A Murder is Announced’

The great thing about Agatha Christie is that she was so darn prolific, penning some 80…

REVIEW – Jesus Christ Superstar joyous, tragic, bitter, biting, and fabulous

What’s the buzz? I’ll tell you what’s a-happening: HAWK’s long-awaited, Covid-postponed production of Jesus Christ Superstar…

Veteran Strictly star and judge-in-waiting, Anton Du Beke, brings some much-missed ballroom bling to the Floral Pavilion

“Prospero’s Daughter” went to see Anton du Beke and Giovanni Pernice’s “Him & Me” show at…