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Everything I See I Swallow – The Lowry, Salford

Writers and performers: Tamsin Shasha and Maisy Taylor Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Commissioned for The Lowry’s Week 53 Festival – their biannual festival for ‘the compulsively curious’, now in its second year – Everything I See I Swallow explores a mother-daughter relationship focusing on sexuality, ‘coming of age’, and using aerial rope and Japanese Shibari – ancient and erotic rope bondage. This ...

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Brighton Rock – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Hannah Peel Writer: Graham Greene Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Sam Lowe Anything is possible at the theatre, including the creation of one more week in the year. Yes, it is the Week 53 festival at The Lowry, and tonight's offering is Brighton Rock. Pilot Theatre aim to create theatre for young people, which allows them the ...

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INTERVIEW: Michael Peavoy talks Bolton Summer Holiday

Whilst the country continues to bask in record-breaking hot weather and enjoy the feel-good factor of a Royal Wedding, in Bolton, the Octagon Theatre is preparing to open its much-anticipated site-specific version of Summer Holiday. Directed by Artistic Director, Elizabeth Newman, the popular 60’s musical is the first show to be performed away from the Octagon whilst the theatre undergoes ...

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An Officer and a Gentleman The Musical – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Based on the book by Douglas Day Stewart and Sharleen Cooper Cohen Director: Nikolai Foster Reviewer: Daryl Holden Make no mistake, An Officer and a Gentleman is one of the corniest jukebox musicals that you’ll probably ever experience. With some questionable dialogue and see through storyline, save for a few moments here and there, it’s not by any means a story ...

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Teentalitarianism: Nightwalks With Teenagers – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs We may not feel like it a lot of the time but we’re in charge. Adults that is. It’s no wonder that teenagers regularly whine about it ‘not being fair’, because it’s not. Nightwalks With Teenagers is part of the wider ‘social-specific’ movement created by Canadian urban planner and performance artist Darren O’Donnell. O’Donnell’s work with his ...

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Fat Roland: Seven Inch – The Lowry, Salford

Creator: Fat Roland Reviewer: Matt Forrest At The Lowry this evening it was the launch night for Week 53: an annual festival held at The Lowry with performances that include comedy, theatre and dance. Believe you me, this festival will have something for everyone. One of the more intriguing prospects of the festival comes in the form of Fat Roland: Seven ...

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Hikikomori: The Shelter – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Joris Mathieu with Haut et Court art collective Director: Joris Mathieu Reviewer: Jo Beggs Teenagers can be hard to deal with. In this confusing world, Japan has coined a name for the phenomenon of self-imposed isolation where teens lock themselves away in their rooms and refuse to communicate – Hikikomori. Nils is in the grips of it. His parents ...

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