Liz Cearns

Liz Cearns Liz recently moved to London from Devon, where she freelances as an
actress & singer, whilst studying English at King's College London. Having
trained fleetingly at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance & at
the Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford, her most recent
performing ventures have included "Back to the Musicals" at the
Pheasantry, "Out There" at Riverside Studios, "Tess of the D'Ubervilles"
at Southill Park, Bracknell & "i" at the Ben Travers Theatre, Godalming -
also writing for the last two. Liz harbours ambitions to perform, to
write & get a real degree & a cat.
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REMEMBERING THEO - a Memorial Concert for Theordore BikelREMEMBERING THEO - a Memorial Concert for Theordore Bikel
Posted: Sep. 1, 2016


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Posted: Sep. 8, 2016


BWW Review: 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Tristan Bates Theatre Theatre, 29 August 2016BWW Review: 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Tristan Bates Theatre Theatre, 29 August 2016
Posted: Aug. 30, 2016


IAM Theatre Announce National Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MusicalIAM Theatre Announce National Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical
Posted: Sep. 7, 2016


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BWW Interview: MAMMA MIA's Sanne den BestenBWW Interview: MAMMA MIA's Sanne den Besten
Posted: Jun. 22, 2016


BWW Review: SIMON DAVID: VIRGIN, Hen and Chickens TheatreBWW Review: SIMON DAVID: VIRGIN, Hen and Chickens Theatre
Posted: Aug. 15, 2016


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Posted: Jul. 1, 2016


BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London OpeningBWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
September 30, 2016

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of howDeath changed his perspective. He used tonot quite understandwhy everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman whoallowed him torealisequite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break! Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage.
BWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young VicBWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic
September 22, 2016

Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Bryony Shanahan directs trade, Debbie Tucker Green's sharp examination of our transactional world. See Me Now is anew show created and performed by those who havebeen, or currently are sex workers.
Larry Owens Comes to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with LARRY OWENS SINGS THE BERNADETTE PETERS SONGBOOKLarry Owens Comes to the Laurie Beechman Theatre with LARRY OWENS SINGS THE BERNADETTE PETERS SONGBOOK
September 8, 2016

Why would a Baltimore-bred black man bond with buxom Broadway beauty Bernadette Peters? Find out as Larry Owens (Gigantic, A Strange Loop) explores music from the diva's extensive career on stage, screen, and record. Larry will be accompanied by the Andrei Strizek Trio (Andrei Strizek - piano, Jason Lang - drums, Tony Lannen - bass) and backed by The Bernadettes (Erika Conaway, Lily LaGravenese, and Tam Young). The evening features musical direction by Andrei Strizek and is produced by David Levy.
Another Relaxed Performance MAMMA MIA Will be Held at the Novello TheatreAnother Relaxed Performance MAMMA MIA Will be Held at the Novello Theatre
September 7, 2016

Following the huge success of the previous 'relaxed performance' of Mamma Mia! in 2013, the show's producers and Mousetrap Theatre Projects (MTP) have decided to present a second 'relaxed performance' of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at6pmonWednesday 16 Novemberat London's Novello Theatre. The performance will be for families with one or more children with special needs. Relaxed performances are designed to provide an opportunity for people with autism, learning difficulties or other sensory and communication needs who require a more relaxed environment. MTP's long-term goal is to see regular relaxed performances in the West End. The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) is a great supporter of this project and both MTP and SOLT are working hard to try to ensure that relaxed performances become a familiar fixture in the theatre diary.
IAM Theatre Announce National Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE MusicalIAM Theatre Announce National Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Musical
September 7, 2016

IAM Theatre Company has announcedits fall production--the National Premiere ofPride and Prejudice - The Musical,to run at the Southside Theatre at Fort Mason Center from September 23rdto October 9th.Pride and Prejudice - The Musical, based on Jane Austen's famous novel, features lyrics and music by Marin County's two-time Emmy Award winningRita Abrams, with book by best-selling San Francisco authorJosie Brown. The show is directed byLexie Papedo Gasparini. This will be the musical's first production in the United States since its recent world premiere in London.
35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION by Dare to Defy35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION by Dare to Defy
September 6, 2016

Dare to Defy Productions will present 35MM: A Musical Expedition on September 30th and October 7th at 8 p.m. and October 1st and October 8th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Mathile Black Box Theatre in the Schuster Center.
Liminal Announce Venue and Dates for MARILYN MONROE CONTRE LES VAMPIRESLiminal Announce Venue and Dates for MARILYN MONROE CONTRE LES VAMPIRES
September 5, 2016

Liminal will perform their next immersive installation,Marilyn Monroecontre les vampires, at Disjecta Gallery,8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland OR from 8-11 December.An operatic multimedia installation performance of a 1972 darkly comic play written by influential enfant terrible filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
REMEMBERING THEO - a Memorial Concert for Theordore BikelREMEMBERING THEO - a Memorial Concert for Theordore Bikel
September 1, 2016

Actor, vocalist and activist Theodore Bikel died July 21, 2015 at age 91 in Los Angeles. He will be remembered in a memorial concert in New York City, titled 'Remembering Theo - an evening of music, laughter and love,'September 27in The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Ave.). The evening will feature musical performances by many of Bikel's friends and treasured colleagues.
BWW Review: 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Tristan Bates Theatre Theatre, 29 August 2016BWW Review: 'TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE, Tristan Bates Theatre Theatre, 29 August 2016
August 30, 2016

Lazarus Theatre Company's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore has opened at Soho's Tristan Bates Theatre. This production merges John Ford's gory and uncomfortable 17th century classic with the current trend for immersive theatre - once in the auditorium, audience members are greeted by a butler, who proffers a tray of wine. Even the traverse format of the staging, with a large table placed centre stage, seems to invite the audience to take part in this notoriously taboo drama.
BWW Review: BITCHES, Finborough Theatre, 18 August 2016BWW Review: BITCHES, Finborough Theatre, 18 August 2016
August 22, 2016

'If only the world loved black people as much as they love black culture' - an excerpt Bola Agbaje's powerful new piece, 'Bitches'
BWW Review: SIMON DAVID: VIRGIN, Hen and Chickens TheatreBWW Review: SIMON DAVID: VIRGIN, Hen and Chickens Theatre
August 15, 2016

Actor-musician Simon David revives his sell-out show, 'Simon David: Virgin' for the Camden Fringe Festival.
BWW Review: 1984, Playhouse Theatre, 28 June 2016BWW Review: 1984, Playhouse Theatre, 28 June 2016
July 1, 2016

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's brilliant adaptation of George Orwell's formidable novel has returned the West End, following international tours and its very successful London run last summer. Perhaps not typical summer-viewing, this production combines the fantastic and too-true to create something really thought-provoking.
BWW Interview: MAMMA MIA's Sanne den BestenBWW Interview: MAMMA MIA's Sanne den Besten
June 22, 2016

A few days after cast change, I checked in with 'Mamma Mia's new Sophie Sheridan: the lovely Sanne den Besten., who was kind enough to share a little of her Abba and other musical theatre experiences.
BWW Review: ALADDIN, Prince Edward TheatreBWW Review: ALADDIN, Prince Edward Theatre
July 1, 2016

The musical - or pantomime? - of the year has arrived at the Prince Edward Theatre. We check it out!
BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, The Garrick Theatre, 25 May 2-16BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, The Garrick Theatre, 25 May 2-16
May 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford direct Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the penultimate show of the Branagh Company's year long residency at the Garrick Theatre. This well-known cast includes Richard Madden, Lily James, Derek Jacobi and Meera Syal.
BWW Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY, Trafalgar Studio Two, 20 January 2016BWW Review: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GREY, Trafalgar Studio Two, 20 January 2016
January 24, 2016

A moving new adaptation of Wilde's only novel has hit Trafalgar Studios; this thought-provoking, philosophical piece uses only four actors to tell the intricate story of a man and the visual manifestation of his soul.
BWW Review: TITUS ANDRONICUS, New Wimbledon Studio, October 31 2015BWW Review: TITUS ANDRONICUS, New Wimbledon Studio, October 31 2015
November 3, 2015

Shakespeare's bloodiest drama is playing at the New Wimbledon Studio for one more week.
BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS, King's Cross Theatre, October 13 2015BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS, King's Cross Theatre, October 13 2015
October 15, 2015

After its very successful run at the Southwark Playhouse last year, Lin Manuel Miranda's In the Heights has returned to London.
BWW Review: DARK TOURISM, Park 90, October 1 2015BWW Review: DARK TOURISM, Park 90, October 1 2015
October 7, 2015

This new, dark-humoured play takes us to the murkier regions of public relations.
BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51, The Noel Coward Theatre, 14 September 2015BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51, The Noel Coward Theatre, 14 September 2015
September 20, 2015

Anna Ziegler's new play Photograph 51 is one of this year's more anticipated theatrical events, in part due to its star-studded cast: Nicole Kidman and Stephen Campbell-Moore take the lead, under the wonderful direction of Michael Grandage. This production seems to be all I have come to expect from the Michael Grandage Company: it is brave, articulate and just plain interesting.


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