REVIEW: Jazz and classical fusion provides a night of folkloric brilliance at Future Yard

Jazz and Contemporary Classical meet with a strong Scottish, Irish, and Eastern European folklore aesthetic. That’s…

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: 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…

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: Dinosaur World Live at the Floral Pavilion

Dinosaur World Live is a real treat for young dinosaur fans. It is only one hour…

REVIEW: L J Boden’s ‘By a Thread’

L J Boden’s ‘By a Thread’ is a rollercoaster tale of the life of a young…

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: The Mysterines – Reeling

Released on Friday, the debut album by local band The Mysterines is a dramatic and explosive…

REVIEW: Beauty & the Beast at The Floral Pavilion

It’s panto season again. Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is! If you’re looking for…