Home / North West Reviewspage 20

North West Reviews

My Big Fat Jobseekers Wedding – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Karen Woods Director: Karen Woods Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Stereotypes, crudeness and sheer madness make up the latest production to take over The Lowry’s Quays Theatre. Packed full of repeated sexual innuendo and expletive-ridden dialogue, it is certainly not one for the faint-heartedand not one for those looking for a traditional night at the theatre. My Big Fat Jobseekers Wedding, ...

Read More »

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion – Charter Theatre, Preston

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

Writer/ Director: John Waters Reviewer: Marie Smith   Following its Off Broadway New York Success, this celebration of the genius and music of John Lennon comes to Preston. Part concert, part biography and part monologue, Liverpool's Daniel Taylor reveals the essence of the life and sheer talent of one of the world’s most treasured and well-loved icons, John Lennon. This ...

Read More »

Barry Steele: Celebrating The Music – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Barry Steele

Reviewer: Carol Lovatt Roy Orbison may no longer be with us in person but his music lives on with authenticity through the amazing voice and uncanny resemblance to the great man as portrayed by Barry Steele. Celebrating The Music is a nostalgic production bringing all of the Big O’s extensive collection of songs together, in an impressive show which spans ...

Read More »

The Factory – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Devised by: The Company Director: Matt Hassall Designer: Bethany Wells Sound Designer: Gerry Marsden Reviewer: Brendan James The Young Company at The Royal Exchange have departed from their home in St Ann’s Square and have taken their latest production of The Factory to the theatres' studio space on Swan Street to create an ambitious site-specific and immersive new work. On ...

Read More »

Nutshell: An Evening with Ian McEwan – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Times have changed. In the past, a book launch involved a group of readers sipping wine and eating cheese nibbles in Waterstones before hesitatingly approaching the author to get an autograph on a first edition they’d picked up cheap in Oxfam. Things are more streamlined, stage-managed and posh these days. For one thing, the books are often ...

Read More »

Gangsta Granny – The Lowry, Salford

Gangsta Granny Production Image

Writer: David Walliams Adaptor and Director: Neal Foster Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Have you ever wanted to do something so incredibly bad in your life … just once? Just to see if you could? Have you ever wondered if there’s something more to your Granny than knitting and Murray mints? And, if you were 11, do you think that you could ...

Read More »

Axis Of Awesome – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Holly Sharp After ten years and two hundred million youtube hits, Axis of Awesome have amassed a fairly sizeable following, with several sell-out trips up to Edinburgh and tours across Europe, Australia and the US. However, this time round there’s one big change, and it’d be laughable to think the band’s loyal following wouldn’t notice. So it’s just as ...

Read More »

Sister Act – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Alexandra Burke and Jon Robyns in Sister Act 2016 UK tour

Book: Bill and Cheri Steinkellner Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Glenn Slater Director: Craig Revel Horwood Reviewer: Donna Kelly Alexandra Burke can certainly sing like a diva. After dazzling as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard, the X Factor winner returns to the stage as Deloris Van Cartier in an all-new musical stage production of Sister Act. Based on the 1992 film ...

Read More »