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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, The Lowry, Salford

February 24, 2017 No Comments

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show might be named exclusively after Eric Carle’s globally-famous ravenous insect, but is in fact an hour-long romp through a wider slice of the author’s imagination.

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Emma Beattie (Judy), Scott Reid (Christopher Boone) NT Curious Incident Tour 2017. Photo by BrinkhoffM+Âgenburg

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Lowry, Salford

January 27, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, The Lowry, Salford

Over the past few years, The Lowry has become the spiritual home of this fiendishly clever and entertaining adaptation by Stockport-born writer Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon’s best-selling book, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Eliza Collins & Scott Reid (Christopher Boone) NT Curious Incident Tour 2017. Photo by BrinkhoffM+Âgenburg

Playwright Simon Stephens talks about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

January 25, 2017 Comments Off on Playwright Simon Stephens talks about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Manchester and the North have always had a close relationship with the National Theatre’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Lowry, Salford

December 10, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Lowry, Salford

A year ago, I reviewed this production at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

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Review: The Red Shoes, The Lowry, Salford

December 1, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Red Shoes, The Lowry, Salford

You’ve got to love Matthew (now Sir Matthew) Bourne, haven’t you?

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Review: Opera North Autumn Season, The Lowry, Salford

November 21, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Opera North Autumn Season, The Lowry, Salford

Robert Hamilton, Northern Soul’s Opera Correspondent, enjoys an outstanding Opera North Autumn season featuring Der Rosenkavalier, Billy Budd, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica at The Lowry in Salford. 

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Mark Gatiss

“Britain has become Royston Vasey” – Mark Gatiss talks to Northern Soul

November 3, 2016 Comments Off on “Britain has become Royston Vasey” – Mark Gatiss talks to Northern Soul

“Britain has become Royston Vasey and we’ve never had any credit for it.”

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Rufus Hound in Wind in the Willows

Taking on Toad: Rufus Hound talks to Northern Soul about Wind in the Willows

October 25, 2016 Comments Off on Taking on Toad: Rufus Hound talks to Northern Soul about Wind in the Willows

By any standards, launching a big-budget musical is a huge risk. Nor do you make it any easier for yourself by basing said musical on a much-loved property (mess with cherished notions or characters and you can come a cropper).

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Review: The Shawkshank Redemption, The Lowry, Salford

September 8, 2016 Comments Off on Review: The Shawkshank Redemption, The Lowry, Salford

I thought of a new word yesterday while watching the The Shawshank Redemption at The Lowry: solvation.

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Die Walküre

Review: Die Walkure at The Lowry and Wether at HOME, Manchester

July 5, 2016 Comments Off on Review: Die Walkure at The Lowry and Wether at HOME, Manchester

As you can imagine, there’s been a right old ding-dong here in the offices of OperaWatch at Northern Soul Towers.

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