Summer play 2016: The Merchant of Venice – production team members wanted

Those who follow our Facebook group might have already seen the announcement that the Network Summer play for 2016 has now been decided: Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice, to be directed by Lauren Steele.

Audition dates are still to be confirmed, so stay tuned for more news around March. In the meantime, the Merchant of Venice team is seeking some backstage talent:

“Calling all theatre enthusiasts! We need artists, carpenters, drivers, costume experts, make up specialists, Social media wizards and especially budding assistant Directors to help create something wonderful with our latest summer production of Merchant of Venice. If you feel that you can contribute something special to our team, please message us!”

Performance dates will be in mid to late July. If you are interested in being a part of the production team for Network’s summer play 2016, you can send a message via the Facebook page set up for the production or email

Exciting times!



The Picture of Dorian Gray in rehearsal

With rehearsals now in their third week for The Picture of Dorian Gray, the cast are feeling their way into the characters, themes and relationships within Oscar Wilde’s dark tale of a man who trades his soul for eternal youth and beauty.

Below are some impressions of the cast working on the first few scenes of the play (all photos by Rowan Dyer).

Liverpool Network Theatre Group’s “The Picture of Dorian Gray” will be performed at the Lantern Theatre on April 7th, 8th and 9th.


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