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Articles relating to: The Lowry

John by DV8

Interview: Lloyd Newson from DV8 Physical Theatre

February 17, 2015 Comments Off on Interview: Lloyd Newson from DV8 Physical Theatre

Before John, the latest work from multi-award-winning DV8 Physical Theatre, opens at The Lowry this month, artistic director Lloyd Newson warns that “if you are looking for something saccharin and sweet, or easy viewing, this is not the piece to come and see.

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One Man, Two Guvnors

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors at The Lowry, Salford

January 16, 2015 Comments Off on Review: One Man, Two Guvnors at The Lowry, Salford

If you haven’t encountered it already, the key thing you need to know about One Man, Two Guvnors is that it is fun. Like, loads and loads of fun. An uproarious two-and-a-half hour barrage of fun.

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The Bartered Bride

Review: The Bartered Bride and La traviata by Opera North

December 6, 2014 Comments Off on Review: The Bartered Bride and La traviata by Opera North

It’s a busy old time in the Hamilton household at the moment what with the build-up to the imminent birthday celebrations of your esteemed Opera Correspondent. The preparations for the state banquet, the VIP guest list and buying the frame for her Majesty’s telegram have all eaten away at time itself.

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Akram Khan: One Side to the Other

Akram Khan: One Side to the Other

December 3, 2014 Comments Off on Akram Khan: One Side to the Other

Dancer and choreographer Akram Khan has never been averse to taking risks when it comes collaborating with artists in other media, including Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Sylvie Guillem and Juliette Binoche. Even Kylie Minogue.

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The Coronation of Poppea, Opera North

Preview: Opera North at The Lowry, Autumn Season 2014

November 17, 2014 Comments Off on Preview: Opera North at The Lowry, Autumn Season 2014

As you may or may not know I have been given a battlefield promotion from Opera Critic to Opera Correspondent for my outstanding service to the understanding of opera in the North.

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Henry IV Part II

Review: Henry IV Parts I & II by the RSC

October 25, 2014 Comments Off on Review: Henry IV Parts I & II by the RSC

It’s the early 15th century and King Henry IV is King of England. His son, Prince Harry (Hal) is bothered by his lot and their strained relationship forms one part of the story.

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Gregory Doran

RSC Artistic Director Greg Doran talks to Northern Soul

October 21, 2014 Comments Off on RSC Artistic Director Greg Doran talks to Northern Soul

Gregory Doran is passionate about Shakespeare. From his schoolteacher’s enthusiasm for the subject to becoming artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Doran is the boy most likely to succeed when it comes to putting on a good show.

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Lisa Dwan as the mouth in Not I, by Samuel Beckett

Beckett is the new black: actor Lisa Dwan talks to Northern Soul

September 27, 2014 Comments Off on Beckett is the new black: actor Lisa Dwan talks to Northern Soul

Friends of mine tell me two things about the colour black and its significance in theatre and performance.

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Joey at Central Library in Manchester

Up Close and Personal with War Horse

August 2, 2014 Comments Off on Up Close and Personal with War Horse

Cathy Crabb and her 11-year-old daughter Hazel went to see War Horse at The Lowry in Salford and then to the War Horse family event at Manchester’s Central Library two days later. This is their experience.

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Here’s One We Made Earlier: The Story of BBC Children’s Broadcasting

July 26, 2014 Comments Off on Here’s One We Made Earlier: The Story of BBC Children’s Broadcasting

Children’s TV: you watch it for about ten years, then you spend the rest of your life sitting in the pub reminiscing (in fact, if your passport lists your occupation as ‘bad stand-up comic’, you might even make a living making cracks about it).

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