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SHAKE IT UP BABY – Liverpool

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Shake it up Baby is a new Liverpool-based romantic comedy, performed as part of the Beatles-themed Ticket to Write festival last weekend. And there was definitely a sense it is just the beginning for this warm, crowd-pleasing tale about a woman looking for love later in life.

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INTERVIEW: Shake It Up Baby writer Suzan Holder

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Suzan Holder is the writer of Shake It Up Baby, one of the plays in this year’s Ticket To Write festival coming to the Unity Theatre in Liverpool next week. The festival’s artistic director Francesca Goodman and producer Max Emmerson are both up-and-coming talents to watch, since their acclaimed revival of Shout: The Mod Musical made it from LIPA, to the Edinburgh Fringe, then on to the Royal Court earlier this year.

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INTERVIEW: Director Nick Bagnall on The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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“People who want ‘traditional’ Shakespeare – I don’t know what that is,” laughs Nick Bagnall. “I like to think if Shakespeare was here today he’d be using all he possibly could to be telling stories. When he was around, there was music, song, dance, audience interaction, all of it, he was always playing with theatre.”

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NEWS: Liverpool’s Lantern Theatre lives on with Unity season

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The Lantern Theatre on Blundell Street in Liverpool closed its doors for the last time in July, but we knew it wasn’t the last we were going to see of them. Although a new premises has not yet been found for the much-loved fringe venue, they’re moving into their next phase in style, with a season of some of their recent successes about to enjoy a short stay at the Unity.