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Opera North: Don Giovani – The Lowry, Salford

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt Reviewer: Tate James Don Giovanni, lover and leaver extraordinaire, has arrived out of character at The Lowry in Salford. Mozart’s dark tale sees the famous scoundrel commit murder, provoke adultery and otherwise stir the pot before his inevitable comeuppance. Opera North’s latest incarnation paints the hero (is he actually the ...

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Hard Times – Lowry Theatre,Salford

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapted by: Deborah McAndrew Director and Composer: Conraad Nelson Reviewer: Helen Jones Charles Dicken's tenth novel, Hard Times, was first published between April and August 1854 in twenty installments in Dicken's own weekly publication Household Words. Set in a fictionalised Northern mill town, possibly based on Preston, which Dickens had recently visited, it is a view on ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Peter Wright Company: Birmingham Royal Ballet Reviewer: Tate James Opulence abounds in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s dreamy production of The Sleeping Beauty. This most classic fairytale is more beautiful than ever in Peter Wright’s iconic production, and seems to have lost none of its magic since its premiere in 1984. There isn’t ...

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E15 – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Matt Woodhead and Helen Monks Director: Lung Theatre Company Reviewer: Abbie Rippon ‘Social housing not social cleansing’ is the chant ruminating from the Lowry Studio this evening as the doors open for Lung Theatre Company’s production E15. The huge array of political banners that hang across the back of the stage make a real statement along with the pumping ...

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Boris and Sergey’s Vaudevillian Adventure – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Flabbergast Theatre Reviewer: Iain Sykes Boris and Sergey, two diminutive leather men from the Balkans, took to the stage to great acclaim at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe with their show, Boris and Sergey’s Vaudevillian Adventure, a show they are now taking to such varied places as Australia, Cork and, on this particular evening, Salford. Of course, being puppets, they ...

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Lemar – The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Multi-platinum selling, double Brit Award winner Lemar will be remembered to many readers for starting his career as a contestant from the BBC’s series Fame Academy from 2002. After a three year break from touring Lemar is back, and the fresh-faced boy from reality TV is a thing of the past. Performing songs from his earlier career ...

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The Two Mikes – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Iain Sykes Away from their public personas, one might imagine that The Two Mikes have perfectly normal, decent lives. Or at the very least, even allowing for the reputation of excess fairly or unfairly attributed to Fleet Street journalists of a certain generation, perhaps not quite be the monsters they create for themselves either on air, during their regular ...

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