April 2018

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April 10-14

On tour until June

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

Liverpool Empire

www.liverpooltheatres.com/empire.htm

Reviewed for North West End; a version of which is on their website: www.northwestend.co.uk

4*

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On tour until June

A little bit disco, a little bit rock n’ roll – as Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo’s Arts Editor pointed out to me: ‘Not really ballet at all. It’s Matthew Bourne. It’s a show.’

And so it is.

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Shipdownload

April 10-14

The Last Ship

Liverpool PLayhouse
https://www.everymanplayhouse.com/

On tour until July

www.thelastshipmusical.co.uk

A version of this review is on the Northern Soul website:

https://www.northernsoul.me.uk/review-the-last-ship-everyman-liverpool/

4*

You could say it looks like Sting’s ship has come in with this production… yes, far too many maritime metaphors spring to mind, rather as words and language do for Adrian Sanderson (Charlie Richmond), the intellectual docker. And there’s a fine line between archetype and stereotype, so we also

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Orbis 182, Winter

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Front cover artwork: ‘Venice Costume Drama‘ by John Penney
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Have those long, dark nights had you observing, along with Jo Peters,
It’s not that I don’t believe in ghosts? Well, as we head into the light, finally,
we can echo
Laura Ciraolo and Go lightly through life, especially if January
involved a bit of a
Dry Patch (Mat Riches) – or were you as determined as
Jenny Johnson
, declaring I Am Swift Purpose? Although, as Brian Daldorph
explains, there is an art in knowing  when it’s
Time to go, while Oz Hardwick
will tell you the
Rudiments of Practical Philosophy, something about which
the Ancients knew a thing or two. But rather than making
Bronze Offerings
In The Water
, along with Tim Miller, maybe we should pour A Libation,
thanks to
Ginny Sullivan. And to everybody who enjoys poetry –
Orbis is filled with some excellent samples.


Featured Poet
, Ben Bransfield: Surfaces; Penance; Cellar; The Weight; The Chord

Poems from
Andrew Button (Johnny Marr’s Fingers); Wendy Everett; (The silence of);
Jean O’Brien; (Paper-Chain-Dolls): Harry Owen (Unhinged at Chintsa);
Theresa Sowerby (A Charm of Gates);
Anne Tannam (The Poet Transformed Into Anger)

Prose from Alexa Recio de Fitch (Fabrication); Grahame Lloyd (Seeing the Light):
Sam Smith (Ideas not derived from experience but with observable outcomes)

Translation From the Early Irish: Terence Brick (Líadain)

Past Master: Becca Menon on Isolde Kurz

Reviews by
Angelina d’Roza, Philip Dunkerley, David Harmer, Clairr O’Connor,
D. A. Prince, Lynne Taylor, David Troman and Noel Williams

 

Orbis 182 Contributors also include

Sheila Aldous; Jean Atkin; Veronica Beedham; Martin Bennett;
C M Buckland; Ann Flynn; A. P. Fraser; Adrian Green; Jenny Hamlett;
Simon Leonard; Kathleen McPhilemy; Frances Nagle; Carsten Smith-Hall;
Laura Solomon; Jonathan Totman; Richard Williams; Jim C. Wilson