The Shiny New Festival: Liverpool's Fringe

The Shiny New Festival: Liverpool’s Fringe


Adam Scovell takes a look at the latest fringe festival to making its way to our shores later this month… With certain fringe festivals around the country taking full advantage of their snowballing...

Ailie Rutherford, The Royal Standard Studios

Studio Series: Ailie Rutherford


We poke around Ailie Rutherford’s workspace at The Royal Standard Studios… Please describe your space. It’s in The Royal Standard, quite a small space. I have some books, drawing stuff, tools, my laptop...

It's Cool I'm Good, Stanya Khan

Stanya Kahn: It’s Cool, I’m Good – Reviewed


If at first you don’t succeed. Stanya Kahn kicks off Abandon Normal Devices. “When something doesn’t work out,” intones the heavily made-up woman on screen, “it’s not because it’s a bad idea. It’s...

The Match Box, Leanne Best as Sal

The Match Box – Reviewed


The Match Box, Frank McGuinness’s new play has had its run extended once more at the Playhouse Studio. Just what makes it so compelling?  There’s no hiding in the Playhouse Studio. It is...

Artist of the Month: Will Daw

Artist of the Month: Will Daw


Meet Will Daw, one-time Ninja warrior, and our latest Artist of the Month… The thing about doing this job is that, necessarily, you are thrown in the way of arts practitioners. Getting to...

God's Official

God’s Official @ the Unity Theatre – Reviewed


Slap bang in the middle of the European Championships, would a play featuring a kidnapped referee prove well-timed or enhance our football fatigue? Football, it’s a funny old game. Or so they say....

Paul Collinson, Temple of Ancient Virtue, 2010

John Moores Painting Prize: exhibitors announced


The exhibitors of the 2012 John Moores Painting Prize were announced today. We spoke to one of those selected by the judges… In 1957, Sir John Moores (plain old John Moores at that...

Philosophy Hill at Humble Market: Trade Secrets

The Humble Market: Trade Secrets


Voyage of discovery, or experiment on how to best make use of gallery space? C James Fagan signed up for the Humble Market experience. Is it me, or is it hot in here?...

Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature

NT Encore: Frankenstein


Ahead of FACT’s re-showing of Danny Boyle’s take on Frankenstein, Alison Cornmell recalls an electrifying performance from Benedict Cumberbatch… Last year, for the first time ever, National Theatre Live broadcast two separate performances...