The Play That Goes Wrong

January 29-February 3



Certainly does what it says on the can – when this production goes wrong, it really does go wrong. It is also extremely odd to review something about which you know nothing; the programme maintains the fiction, or maybe delusion, about a play called ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’, performed by an

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A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, l-r Eva Alexander, Elexi Walker, Lara Veitch, Bryony Kimmings, Lottie Vallis, Gemma Storr. Photo by Mark Douet

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer

January 26 – February 3

On tour until March 29

Liverpool PLayhouse


I particularly wanted to see this show because it’s Bryony Kimmings with Complicite – a killer combination. You think that’s bad? You ain’t seen, or heard, anything yet. The production is of

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2018 York Literature Festival /

YorkMix Open Poetry Competition

Competition closing date: February 25, 2018


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The Little Mermaid

November 25- January 20



Interesting to visit a show later on the run rather than on the Press Night, which always has its own shall we say peculiar atmosphere, heady with anticipation, and all the more so with looking forward to Xmas. The danger is the possibility of running out of steam and energy (and puff, if it’s

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December 1 – January 14

The Secret Seven

Storeyhouse, Chester


Can there be a child anywhere in this country who hasn’t read something by Enid Blyton – maybe simply because adults may tend to frown on such popular writers. Well, the past isn’t just another country but invariably politically incorrect and a nightmare for upholders of Health

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March 2

Edwin Morgan Poetry Award

£20,000 awarded biennially to a Scottish poet aged 30 or under:
born in Scotland, or continuously resident in Scotland for the last three years,
or brought up in Scotland, or having a Scottish parent.

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December 16 – January 7


Liverpool Empire

Reviewed for North West End:


Well now, what could be charming than a selfie with Duncan of Blue? A riveting production of oh not, not Cinderella again? Unfortunately, that goes

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Historical Novel Society New Novel Award

Deadline: December 31

For an unpublished novel; online submission only

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WordsDecember submissions


31st December 
Words Short Story Competition 2017

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Tongue&G Logo

January 1, 2018
Tongues&Grooves Prose Poem Prize 2018

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