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Hikikomori, The Lowry

Review: Hikikomori – The Shelter, The Lowry, Salford

May 21, 2018 No Comments

In the blink of an eye, The Lowry has come of age and, as part of its 18th birthday celebrations, the Week 53 festival has decked itself out in thematically apt bunting.

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Review: Count Arthur Strong is Alive & Unplugged, The Lowry, Salford

May 16, 2018 No Comments

On another Sunday night not long ago in this very theatre, Ken Dodd held court for many, many hours with his celebrated Laughter Show (despite getting shirty with the sound man a couple of times).

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Theatre Review: Titanic the Musical, The Lowry, Salford

May 11, 2018 No Comments

If you’re on your way to The Lowry expecting a revival of the karaoke classic My Heart Will Go On and a 21st century recreation of James Cameron’s tragic love story, you’re in for a surprise.

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Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

March 14, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Madama Butterfly and Un Ballo In Mascera, Opera North, The Lowry, Salford

A red carpet was introduced at The Lowry for Opera North’s revival of Madama Butterfly by Puccini.

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Review: The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Lowry, Salford

March 1, 2018 Comments Off on Review: The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham Royal Ballet, The Lowry, Salford

First performed in 1890, Birmingham Royal Ballet has stepped back in time to sample a classic steeped in history.

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Dean Nolan as Fred and Isabel Pollen as Laura in Brief Encounter, credit Steve Tanner

Review: Brief Encounter, The Lowry, Salford

February 22, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Brief Encounter, The Lowry, Salford

It’s 1938 and weekly shopper Laura rests her weary court shoes at the station café before the train home.

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Around the World in 80 Days

Review: Around the World in 80 Days, The Lowry, Salford

December 8, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Around the World in 80 Days, The Lowry, Salford

It’s been retold a hundred times but, as everyone knows, at the start of Jules Verne’s original novel the Victorian gentlemen Phileas Fogg makes a bet that he can cross the globe in, well, 80 days.

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The cast of ELF The Musical 2017. Credit: James Everett Photography

Review: Elf: The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

November 29, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Elf: The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

It’s no secret that I’m a Christmas fanatic.

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Little Greats, Opera North, The Lowry

A Week at the Opera: ‘Little Greats’, Opera North at The Lowry, Salford

November 23, 2017 Comments Off on A Week at the Opera: ‘Little Greats’, Opera North at The Lowry, Salford

Okay, three nights does not a week make – but why spoil a Marx Brothers’ pun for the sake of numerical accuracy?

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Hirst's Yard at the back of The Duncan Pub in Leeds, image by the team at The Duncan Pub

Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

November 20, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: GinnelWatch – time to show us your ginnels!

We love a good ginnel at Northern Soul. But, depending on where you’re from, there are all sorts of words for what essentially amounts to an alleyway, including jennel, snicket, vennel, gennel, jitty and jetty.

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