Kristin Atherton as Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley – Reviewed


An award winning theatre company provide an engrossing insight into the making of a monster… Dept, illegitimacy, suicide and moral panic; in Mary Shelley, theatre company Shared Experience have brought us kitchen sink...

Laurence Payot Wins Sky Arts Ignition Futures Fund

Liverpool artist wins Sky Arts Futures Fund


Performance artist Laurence Payot, based at The Royal Standard Studios in Liverpool, has just won funding to launch an ambitious live-tv artwork called Backstaged. We caught up with Laurence to learn more about...

My favourite possession - Juan Cruz, the Bluecoat studios

Studio Series: Juan Cruz


Juan Cruz, Director of Liverpool School of Art and Design (LSAD), invites us in for a look around his studio space… Please describe your space. It’s in the Bluecoat, which is a gallery and also an...

Natajna Den Boeft, Jo Bowland and Mary Prestige: If Only Festival

If Only…! The Festival…!


C James Fagan looks back at last weekend’s If Only Festival at the Bluecoat… The last weekend of April brought the conclusion of the Bluecoat’s current live art strand If Only…! The final act...

Marcus Coates Human Report

Galapagos at the Bluecoat – Previewed


Darwin’s visit was the inspiration for his seminal work. Could the Galapagos play muse to the 12 artists undertaking residencies there? Tomorrow sees the opening of Galapagos, the latest exhibition at the Bluecoat....

3 Women

3 Women – Reviewed


Rachael Jones on a triple shot of kitchen sink drama… We can’t say we’ve ever seen a play in a coffee shop before, but hey, what’s life without new experiences, right? Our first...

Behind the scenes at Sea Odyssey Giant Spectacular

Standing on the shoulders of Giants


Andy Minnis offers a unique insight as puppeteer to the Royal de Luxe giants… As this month’s Titanic anniversary drew nearer, I was pretty excited about the prospect of French street theatre specialists...

Artist of the Month: Tomo

Artist of the Month: Tomo


We put our hoodies on and venture into the unlit streets with our new Artist of the Month, Tomo… “He’s a mysterious fellow, that Tomo, you know.” This is the reaction we get...


Mark Greenwood: Lad Broke, Part Two


C James Fagan on a piece requiring endurance and intestinal fortitude, from the artist certainly, but also the audience… “You work so hard Just to light a little fire Just to make things...