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Room on the Broom

Review: Room on the Broom, The Lowry, Salford

August 17, 2017 No Comments

“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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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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John Hegley

Northern Soul chats to John Hegley about poeting, the Peel Sessions and performance

July 3, 2017 Comments Off on Northern Soul chats to John Hegley about poeting, the Peel Sessions and performance

Upon commencing an interview with beloved poet and performer John Hegley, Northern Soul apologises profusely for being a couple of minutes late.

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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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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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Are we snobbish about art? The Northern Soul Podcast

March 24, 2017 Comments Off on Are we snobbish about art? The Northern Soul Podcast

Hurrah and huzzah! It’s time for the Northern Soul Podcast.

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Review: Escaped Alone, The Lowry, Salford

March 10, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Escaped Alone, The Lowry, Salford

At just 50 minutes long, Caryl Churchill’s new one-act play Escaped Alone nevertheless manages to go on a bit. It’s a snapshot of innocuous little lives and the darkness which can lurk at their edges, but in the final analysis, it doesn’t have all that much of real interest to say.

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Theodora, RNCM

OperaWatch: Spring Season

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on OperaWatch: Spring Season

With Spring around the corner, that can only mean one thing.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

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

February 24, 2017 Comments Off on Review: The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, The Lowry, Salford

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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