Julius Caesar Audition date announced

Our Summer Show starts here, looking for some great actors to play various roles in Shakespeare’s classic Julius Caesar. It is very likely that each actor will play two roles. Roles are unisex.. Men and women can play any role. A male Calpurnia or a female Cassius is perfectly fine. To prepare for the audition, we would like all candidates to learn the following lines. (You can still read from script, which will be handed out on the day)

“Thy master is a wise and valiant Roman;
I never thought him worse.
Tell him, so please him come unto this place,
He shall be satisfied; and, by my honour
Depart untouch’d”

It’s likely that we will do some Status group work and if we have time, we will fit in Crowd work and some improv

Really looking forward to seeing some quality performances and having some fun.

Thanks, see you on the 8th 😊👍🎭

Summer Show announcement

Liverpool Network Theatre are pleased to announce their Summer 2018 production will be Julius Caesar. Directed by Sean Gaffney, with the assistance of Rob Steele, and Mark Davoren as Producer, the show is expected to be one of the most successful to date.

Following the sell-out performances of their most recent show, No Exit, staged at The Casa in February, Julius Caesar will be performed at five venues around the city in June and July.

Asked recently about his initial plans, Gaffney said: ‘We are very excited to be able to bring this classic Shakespearean historical piece to Liverpool as it not only commentates on a world changing event, but also reflects the current political landscape, particularly in America, and closer to home with Brexit.

‘So many themes run through this play: envy; jealousy; ambition; honour; and patriotism – something for everyone to feast on.’

Shakespeare’s 21st play – written in 1599 – shows that people are swayed by a good orator but not always for what is good, as good and bad, right and wrong, are put on trial in the hard-hitting historical play that is…


The details:

Prior to Auditions, we will be holding a Shakespeare workshop on Tuesday 20th February at 7pm. Hope Street Limited above Specsavers on Lord St (4th floor) Entrance lies between MacDonald’s and Specsavers.

Auditions will also be held at Hope Street Performers, 4th Floor, Lord Street Liverpool (Above Specsavers) on 8th March 2018, 7pm Rehearsals will start later in March. Performances will be staged as follows: Waterloo Gardens Friday 29th June, Reynolds Park Saturday 30th June, Reynolds Park Sunday 1st July, Lowlands Friday 6th July, Masonic Theatre (Hope Street) 7th July, Sudley House 8th July, Central Library 14th July

Autumn play Director’s pitch

Network are staging No Exit this week (7th 8th 9th February) and we are organising our Summer production of Julius Caesar in July. We are now looking to take pitches for a possible Autumn play and would welcome ideas from anyone interested in directing or producing a particular work. Please respond in the first instance with your idea to liverpoolnetworktheatre@gmail.com

Call for proposals: Network autumn play 2016

BIG NEWS TIME! Rehearsals may be well underway for Merchant of Venice (seriously, I have sneaked into a rehearsal and it’s going to be terrific!! -Will), but LNTG has not got to its current position by resting on its laurels, so listen up!

We are now taking proposals for our autumn show. Dates and venue have yet to be finalised, but we reckon November will be the most likely option.

Have you directed for us before? Directed for somebody else? Or never done anything like this, but fancy a challenge? Everybody is welcome to propose a show, so if you are interested, please send us an e-mail to liverpoolnetworktheatre@gmail.com containing the following:

– details of the play and ideas about staging (are there any particular difficulties you envisage? What kind of venue are you looking for?)
– your team: a director and production manager as a minimum, but feel free to mention any stage managers, techies, marketing team you want to involve
– details of the cast. It is always nice to have a decent sized cast to get people involved and be aware of gender breakdown (or be willing to cross-cast). So Twelve Angry Men may have to become Twelve Angry Non-Gender Specific Persons
– any other useful information (why would this be a suitable production for LNTG?)

The initial deadline for proposals is June 10th, so get cracking and feel free to e-mail us or contact Will O’Neill or Sandra Tsch via Facebook if you have any questions.

Good luck!

Your Network Comms team x

Liverpool Network Theatre Second Annual Pub Quiz!

Roll up roll up! It’s that time once again to schedule regular Wikipedia revision sessions and start reading Trivia of the Day sites as Network’s Second Annual Quiz Night is upon us!Friday 19th September is the date for your diaries and the Pilgrim Pub the place for your, er, pilgrimage to pub quiz nirvana. Hosted once again by Rob “Newton” Griffiths, your team will be only eight rounds away from glory and a cash prize, or near glory and a less impressive prize, or no glory at all but, let’s be honest, the warm glow of a lifetime of memories. There will also be a raffle in which, if it’s anything like last year, everyone but me will win something. So, if you know what the capital of Chad is, or who scored the first goal in the Premier League, or just how many beans make five, you’re out of luck, as none of those questions will be in the quiz. But if you know similar things, this is the place to be.

Doors open from 7:15pm, the quiz itself starts at 8pm. Entry will be £3/£2 concessions, and all are welcome, whether a Network veteran, virgin or just viewer. See you there!


Liverpool Network Theatre Group Revue Night

So… having only just recovered from The Abandoned, here’s the next thing to get involved in for all you lovely Networkians out there…

The Liverpool Network Theatre Group Revue Night is going to on Tuesday 10th December at the Pilgrim Pub, Pilgrim Street, Liverpool.

We’re  looking for people to take part in this year’s show. You can bring anything to the table from sketches, monologues and plays, to stand-up, poems, and music.

It’s a fun-filled night and there will be something for everyone!

If you would like to take part in the Revue could you let Scott know by the third or second week in November. You can message him on our Facebook account or send him an email: scottyboi21@outlook.com

The Abandoned: featuring tales from Lovecraft and Poe

Make sure you get to Liverpool Network Theatre’s next performance:

Flyer for Halloween show

Tuesday 29th October, Church of St Luke (The Bombed Out Church)*
7.30pm and 8.30pm
Tickets: £5 and £3 (conc)
Tickets can be purchased on the door or from News from Nowhere on Bold Street.

A village’s pets vanish overnight. A dead body refuses to stay silent. A woman is haunted by an evil unseen.  What happens when the gods are looking elsewhere and those who should not be are left to fend for themselves? Liverpool Network Theatre Group in association with Urban Strawberry Lunch proudly presents three tales of the macabre, the strange and the terrifying. Mwhahaha and all that sort of thing.

Fast becoming as much a Network tradition as the Summer play and Eastenders Zip Zap Boing, the Hallow…een show at St Luke’s is now in its third year and this one is by far our most ambitious!

For one night only. Come join us… if you dare! (And even if you don’t dare, please come anyway, we’ll make sure there’s someone there to hold your hand.)

Please note this performance is not suitable for young children.

* The venue may change dependent on weather. Please come to the Bombed Out Church and if we have to move venue, we will direct you accordingly.