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Acosta Danza: Debut – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Carlos Acosta Choreography: Marianela Boàn, Justin Peck, Goyo Montero, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jorge Crecis Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Carlos Acosta created Acosta Danza in 2015 to harness and showcase young Cuban dancers with skills in both classical and contemporary dance and to create a diverse repertoire that reflects at its core choreographers from the Spanish-speaking world. Acosta’s immense star ...

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Days of Wine and Roses – 53Two, Manchester

Writer: JP Miller Adaptation: Owen McCafferty Director: Jake Murray Reviewer: Matt Forrest When you think of London in the 1960’s, you’re immediately transported to the ‘Swinging Sixties’, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Carnaby Street and free love: however, Days of Wine and Roses, paints a very different picture, one of love, heartache, and tragedy with alcohol at the root of ...

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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – Theatr Clwyd, Mold

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Cartwrights iconic, Olivier Award-winning musical comedy has brought its audience to a rousing standing ovation at Theatr Clwyd. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice premiered in 1992 and is nostalgic not only for its early 90s setting but for its principle characters fascination with the classic records of Hollywood and ...

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The Musical Box: The Black Show – The Lowry, Salford

Music by Genesis Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Spontaneity is the heart of live music. The live environment gives musicians the chance to surprise their audiences by re-working their recorded material or by paying tribute to those who inspired them by covering songs written by others. The Musical Box work contrary to this principle The Musical Box is a French-Canadian group that ...

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Alexander Whitley: 8 Minutes – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Daniel Wohl Artistic Director & Choreographer: Alexander Whitley Video Artist: Tai Rosner Reviewer: Jo Beggs “The bodies in the space and the space are two aspects of the single continuum” says the narrator, speaking the words of British philosopher and writer Alan Watts. For an hour, The Lowry’s Quays Theatre, seven dancers and an awestruck audience might as well ...

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Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest “It’s 51 years but was 50 when we started the tour” Dweezil Zappa informs the highly excited and vocal Lyric theatre this evening: It would appear that Zappa has a few naming issues to deal with at the moment which go far beyond the title of his latest tour. Zappa is locked in an ugly, murky but ...

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Antigone – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Sophocles Adaptor: Christopher Adams Director: Tamsin Shasha Reviewer: Lizz Clark What will change in the future, and what will stay the same? Taking an ancient story into the next century and beyond, Actors of Dionysus show us that Antigone's themes are timeless and universal: family, pride, and power. In the aftermath of a bloody conflict, new ruler Creon labels ...

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