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Paddy McGuinness: Daddy McGuinness – The Lowry, Salford

Promo Image for Paddy McGuinness: Daddy McGuiness

Reviewer: Donna Kelly The 42-year old comedian from Farnworth in Lancashire, first rose to fame in 2000 after appearing on Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere. He is best known as the TV host of ITV’s dating game show Take Me Out and Channel 4’s Benchmark and has numerous sell out tours and best-selling DVDs ...

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The Curse of the Button Accordion – Smock Alley, Dublin

Writer: Sharon Mannion Director: Matthew Ralli Reviewer: David Keane In Roscommon a young woman (Sharon Mannion) frets over all the usual childhood issues, such as the end of the world and what she wants to be when she grows up. The latter perplexes her until one day she picks up a tin whistle and a musical prodigy is born. Or ...

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Sean McLoughlin: Whatever It Takes –The Lowry, Salford

Sean McLoughlin

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Abject misery and just plain bad luck are always a source of great comedy. Well comedian, Sean McLoughlin has had his fair share of bad luck: his house has been flooded, his parents are in the midst of an ugly divorce, and he has split up with his girlfriend, it would be fair to say life is ...

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Tony Law: Frillemorphesis – The Lowry, Salford

Tony Law hugging a tree

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The second half of the ‘stand up art show’ Frillemorphesis opens with comedian Tony Law repeating a single phrase over and over in a variety of bizarre accents before concluding: ‘Review that!’ Well, I’ll give it a go but it’s not going to be easy. Tony Law merges the improvised techniques of performance art with stand up ...

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Richard Herring: Happy Now? – The Lowry, Salford

Richard Herring - Happy Now Promo Image

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Richard Herring has had quite an eventful couple of years. He is now a 48-year-old husband and father of a small baby girl. But is he happy now? This is the topic of Herring’s 12th solo. Like all of his previous musings he delves quite deeply into his personal life only, this time, he joyously informs us, ...

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The Rinse Cycle – Charing Cross Theatre, London

The cast of Rinse Cycle

Writers: Roger Mortimer, Richard Wagner Director: Lynn Binstock Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Richard Wagner’s epic opera cycle, Der Ring des Nibelungen, is designed to be performed over four successive nights, resulting in a total of 15 to 16 hours’ worth of opera set in a mythical landscape filled with gods, giants, dwarfs and the occasional mortal. Unexpected Opera set themselves a ...

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Mum’s The Word 2: From Toddlers To Teenagers – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

jane marry lorraine macintosh julie wilson nimmo and cast mums the word 2

Writers: Robin Nichol, Alison Kelly, Deborah Williams, Linda Carson, Jill Daum &Barbara Pollard Director: Wayne Harrison Reviewer: Robert McMillan The sequel to the original 1995 play, Mum’s the Word 2 initially deals with mothers and their newborn children before progressing to the terrible teenage years, presenting the stories of five seemingly different women with one commonality - delighted at first ...

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Simon Evans: In The Money – The Lowry, Salford

Simon Evans: In The Money

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham According to tradition the role of Court Jesters was to speak truth to power- to puncture the pretensions of the powerful. Simon Evans, on the other hand, prefers to direct his scorn at those who do not share his right-wing views or cultural aspirations. In The Money opens with Evans claiming to have made the transition from ...

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