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Theatre Review: Ladybones, The Kings Arms, Salford

February 3, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Ladybones, The Kings Arms, Salford

It ends with an ovation.

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Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

December 13, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Doctor Dolittle, The Lowry, Salford

Doctor Dolittle is totally barmy.

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Stickman, The Lowry. Copyright: Steve Ullathorne

Theatre Review: Stick Man, The Lowry, Salford

December 12, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Stick Man, The Lowry, Salford

Roll up, families seeking a pre-schooler-friendly Christmas production without a cast full of X Factor semi-finalists and too many flashing lights.

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Not Quite Light, image by Alison Boyes

Review: Lone Women in the Not Quite Light, Not Quite Light Festival, Salford

May 31, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Lone Women in the Not Quite Light, Not Quite Light Festival, Salford

Have you ever been afraid of the dark?

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Review: Hikikomori – The Shelter, The Lowry, Salford

May 21, 2018 Comments Off on Review: Hikikomori – The Shelter, The Lowry, Salford

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

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 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Titanic the Musical, The Lowry, Salford

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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