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For The Good Of The People

The Squash Nutrition event — ‘Disco Soupe¹’ was interesting, to say the least. The event centred around a communal meal being cooked using veg grown in a community garden and given away. In addition, locally-made honey and chutney² was being sold. Goats and hand-massages were involved were happening in the garden itself. Nature and the […]

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And So It Begins (Again)

It’s been a busy one! The New Year has offered no relent with an onslaught of work and shows coming up in the next few months. Aside from all the normal LIPA work — essays, analyses and so on — I’ve got two shows coming up! The first, A Picture of Dorian Gray, I’m designing […]

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Breezeblock Park

Just finished the last performance of ‘Breezeblock Park‘, a show about ambition, class and brand new three-piece suite. Set on Christmas Eve, on a Liverpool council estate in the ’70s, the show was written by legendary Liverpool playwright Willy Russell, known by many for his works which provide a snapshot of life for the working-class […]

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Shiny New Festival!

Apologies for the lack of updates – I’ve been busy lately! I’ve been working on a festival of new writing at the Lantern Theatre in Liverpool. A small venue, it’s one of the city’s forefront fringe theatres and the Shiny New Festival  is their shot at putting Liverpool on the map for the pre-Edinburgh Fringe […]

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Putting On My Foundation…Shows

Finally, the LIPA Foundation Shows have come to an end. Comprising three small shows in two venues in LIPA over two weeks, LIPA’s Foundation Shows (photos to come) are the final opportunity for the Foundation Certificate students to showcase themselves and their abilities. I, along with fellow LIPA student Harry Armytage took on the task of […]

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That’s all, folks!

10 days later, the 2UBE Extra festival is over. Over the past week-and-a-half, 28 bands and artists have performed in LIPA’s Paul McCartney Auditorium, supported by a technical and stage crew numbering more than 35, including 3 audio stations, front-of-house AV, a live broadcast centre and dual LX control (photos here). For this set of performances, […]

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Festival Time

Shows are like buses – plenty of time spent waiting for them and suddenly, three arrive at once. Only two weeks after the close of Earthquakes In London (photos here) came the first night of Blood Wedding (photos here). Now that’s out of the way — it’s festival season at LIPA! The third-year acting students are […]

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