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Theatre Review – Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

September 28, 2022 No Comments

I intend no criticism of this hugely entertaining and enjoyable show by pointing out that it’s a highly romanticised version of the already-improbable true story of the Fisherman’s Friends, a group of seafaring neighbours and shanty-singers who (with one exception) grew up “within half a mile of Port Isaac harbour” in Cornwall.

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Photo Gallery: RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford

September 12, 2022 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford

With all the sunshine lately, there’s been no better time to take a stroll around the stunning RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford.

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Theatre Review: Identical, The Lowry, Salford

August 25, 2022 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Identical, The Lowry, Salford

It has taken five years to reach the stage but now a new musical based on the movie The Parent Trap has landed at The Lowry in Salford. The director, Sir Trevor Nunn, whose ambition it was to adapt the film, takes the helm but will he reach the heights of his previous productions including Cats, Les Misérables and Chess?

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Review: Manchester Collective, Heavy Metal, The White Hotel, Salford

December 16, 2021 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Collective, Heavy Metal, The White Hotel, Salford

After what can only be described as a terrific year for Manchester Collective, the music organisation brings 2021 to a close with its Heavy Metal tour which, throughout December, has received rave reviews in London, Leeds and Bristol.

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Theatre Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lowry, Salford

December 12, 2021 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Lowry, Salford

It was a beautiful moment. As Aslan the lion slowly padded onto the stage in the second half of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, the audience erupted into spontaneous applause.

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Picture Gallery: Days Like These, The Lowry, Salford

October 7, 2020 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: Days Like These, The Lowry, Salford

It’s been another tough week for the arts.

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Theatre Review: Quality Street, The Lowry, Salford

February 27, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Quality Street, The Lowry, Salford

For most people these days, J.M. Barrie’s name is linked entirely with his brainchild, a figure ambiguous enough to change with the shifting emphases of popular culture – Peter Pan, the child who never grew up.

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Theatre Review: Ghost Stories, The Lowry, Salford

February 19, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Ghost Stories, The Lowry, Salford

The most important thing to say about Ghost Stories, currently at The Lowry, is that it’s a unique, memorable stage experience delivered with real intelligence, showmanship and skill.

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Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

February 15, 2020 Comments Off on Frissons of fear and jangling nerves: writer Jeremy Dyson talks about the return of Ghost Stories

Ten years ago, when the scarifying stage play Ghost Stories was set to make its debut at the Liverpool Playhouse, the show’s co-writers, Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, announced to journalists that they couldn’t really tell them anything about it.

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Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

December 14, 2019 Comments Off on Festive Theatre Review: Dr Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, The Lowry, Salford

I’ve been feeling a lack of Christmas cheer.

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