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Sir Michael Parkinson: Our Kind of Music – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Few talk show hosts can boast the popularity or respect of Sir Michael Parkinson. Since 1963, Parkinson (or "Parky" as he is better known) has become a firm fixture on British TV screens, most notably for his television talk show, Parkinson which ran from 1971 to 1982 and from 1998 to 2007. Following the success of his last UK ...

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Andy Kirkpatrick – Psychovertical – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: Andy Kirkpatrick Reviewer: Sam Lowe Walking into the foyer, this event has attracted quite a following, perhaps many of them are climbers and walkers. There were people at the theatre who might not usually go to the theatre. So, this is a positive start to the evening. Speakers from the Edge present speaker, Andy Kirkpatrick, a British mountaineer, author, and ...

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Rob Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rob Newman Reviewer: Jo Beggs Is it possible, asks Rob Newman in his new stand-up show, Total Eclipse of Descartes, for a better understanding of philosophy to help us work out the complicated and depressing world we live in today? What can Sartre or Descartes teach us about contemporary society? At least it’s a different take on stand-up than ...

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Suggs: What A King Cnut, A Life In The Realm Of Madness – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Graham Mcpherson Reviewer: Jo Beggs From trashing the gents toilets at Middlesex Polytechnic to sneaking into the back window of the Groucho Club. From the front row of ‘the wrong end’ at Anfield to the roof of Buckingham Palace. In his second autobiographical show, Madness front-man Suggs, takes us on a jolly journey through his life as a pop ...

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Stuart Maconie: Jarrow; Road to the Deep South –  The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer:  Richard Hall Broadcaster and journalist, Stuart Maconie is familiar to many from his appearances on radio and TV, especially the afternoon show that he hosts on BBC 6music with Mark Radcliffe. As a writer, Maconie has enjoyed critical and popular success with his series of bestselling travel books including the fabulously titled, Cider with Roadies and Pies and Prejudice. ...

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Eddie Izzard: Believe Me – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Clare Boswell Eddie Izzard is a remarkable man. From avidly watching his many shows over the years, including Dressed to Kill, Unrepeatable and Glorious it is undoubtable that Izzard is a first-class stand-up. However, what has become apparent since then is his many other talents ranging from acting through to his gargantuan feat of running 27 marathons in 27 ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Know Brexit – Sweet Waterfront

Presenter: Geoffrey Brown Reviewer: Simon Topping We voted out of the EU, but how many people know what that actually means or where we go from here? Geoffrey Brown, Director of Euclid and the UK's leading expert on EU funding, plans to enlighten us a little with a humorous and entertaining look at the Brexit options, our future relationship with ...

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