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Review: The Addams Family, The Lowry, Salford

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Addams Family, The Lowry, Salford

The Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Wednesday, Pugsley, Grandma and Lurch we see in this musical comedy adaptation of Charles Addams’ celebrated New Yorker cartoons, via the 60s TV series and the 90s films, are not so much creepy, mysterious or spooky as ‘differently decent’ upholders of Addams Family values.

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Room on the Broom

Review: Room on the Broom, The Lowry, Salford

August 17, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Room on the Broom, The Lowry, Salford

“I’ll just turn my shoes off.”

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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The Lowry, Salford

July 28, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Tiger Who Came to Tea, The Lowry, Salford

It was as the on-stage doorbell rang for the fourth time that my two-year-old daughter, atop my knee in the semi-dark of The Lowry’s Lyric Theatre, turned to me with a mixture of optimism and desperation to query: “The tiger come now?”

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Narcissist in the Mirror, Greater Manchester Fringe

Review: Narcissist in The Mirror, The Kings Arms, Salford

July 19, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Narcissist in The Mirror, The Kings Arms, Salford

Rosie Fleeshman could so nearly be the Adele of performance poetry.

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Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, The Lowry, Salford

July 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Fantastic Mr Fox, The Lowry, Salford

Roald Dahl only started writing children’s books in the early 1960s but they’re already beginning to assume the status of modern myths, fit to be reconfigured into all kinds of different shapes and forms.

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The First Hippo on the Moon

Review: The First Hippo on the Moon, The Lowry, Salford

June 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The First Hippo on the Moon, The Lowry, Salford

It’s easy to forget just how astute children can be.

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Naomi Kashiwagi at John Rylands Library for Manchester After Hours by Ben Williams - Copy

One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

June 6, 2017 Comments Off on One night, one city-wide social: Northern Soul experiences Manchester After Hours

It’s Thursday night and I’m taking myself out on the town.

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Review: La Strada, The Lowry, Salford

May 19, 2017 Comments Off on Review: La Strada, The Lowry, Salford

At a time when the sort of ‘classic’ film that’s adapted into a stage show is more likely than not to be some 70s or 80s confection with feelgood singalong potential, it’s cheering that La Strada, based on a genuine classic of world cinema, even exists.

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Northern Soul chats to Rosie Fleeshman about family ties, Manchester Fringe and millennials

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to Rosie Fleeshman about family ties, Manchester Fringe and millennials

Rosie Fleeshman is the youngest member of Manchester’s First Family Of Theatre.

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Review: Jane Eyre, The Lowry, Salford

April 13, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Jane Eyre, The Lowry, Salford

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is the original plain Jane, the poor, orphaned girl who is dealt a bad hand. If life was toast, Jane’s slipped off the plate and landed butter side down. 

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