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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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Review: Cabaret, The Lowry, Salford

November 9, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Cabaret, The Lowry, Salford

The secret of good timing is comedy, as the saying doesn’t go.

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Review: Hedda Gabler The Lowry, Salford

Review: Hedda Gabler, The Lowry, Salford

November 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Hedda Gabler, The Lowry, Salford

Patrick Marber’s re-working of Hedda Gabler attracted rave reviews during its sold-out run at the National Theatre, but many of them centred around the performance of that version’s leading lady, Ruth Wilson.

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Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War

Win tickets to the Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War exhibition at Imperial War Museum North

October 31, 2017 Comments Off on Win tickets to the Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War exhibition at Imperial War Museum North

Win tickets to the Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War exhibition at Imperial War Museum North.

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