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Jason Manford: A Different Stage – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Mel Duncan ’You’ll be out of here by 10 o’clock, eh – always good to know’ As a stand-up comedian, Jason Manford is no stranger to the Lowry. In fact, its home turf, and is always packed to the rafters with assorted friends, family and local supporters whenever the tour arrives. Given the venue’s very special place in Manford’s ...

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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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Simon Day: In Character – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Simon Day’s In Character show on a Sunday night at The Lowry has drawn a disappointingly small audience. There’s a surprising lack of atmosphere in the first ten minutes of his character comedy set, despite him kicking off with one of his oldest, best-known characters – The Fast Show’s pub bore, Billy Bleach. Day stumbles through a ...

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The Road To Huntsville – The Lowry, Salford

The Road To Huntsville

Writer: Stephanie Ridings Director: Jonathan V McGrath Reviewer: Jo Beggs We’ve all heard about them, the women who fall in love with murderers on death row. There’s been books and documentaries, ranging from serious psychological studies to trashy real-life crime novels. Stephanie Ridings found herself getting a bit obsessed with it all. She thought it would be a good theme ...

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Dracula: The Bloody Truth – The Lowry, Salford

Dracula and three female vampires

Writer: Bram Stoker Director: John Nicholson Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Theatre Company, Le Navet Bete, have left their Devon home to tour their wickedly funny adaptation of Bram Stoker’s gothic horror story. Bram might recognise the rudiments of his story, but the treatment is unashamedly silly. Professor Van Helsing attempts to put the record straight, after Bram Stoker’s sensationalising of the ...

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Life By The Throat – The Lowry, Salford

Woman in football top

Writer: Eve Steele Director: Ed Jones Reviewer: Jo Beggs Jamie is trouble. Before he turns ten he’s a liar and a thief. He roams around the Hulme Crescents like he owns the place. And that’s just the start of a wretched life. In and out of prison for theft and violence, drinking himself into oblivion, doing all the drugs he ...

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Spring Reign – The Lowry, Salford

Arabic man next to wreckage of tank

Writer: Rob Johnston Director: Benedict Power Reviewer: Andrea Allen If someone asked you to conjure up a picture of Aleppo, it’s likely you’d picture a smoldering wreck, plunged into desolation, a place more akin to a building site that a bustling metropolis. Summoning an image of the decadent architecture, green spaces, busy marketplaces and clean streets millions once called home ...

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Swansong – The Lowry, Salford

Two men, two women adrift on a swan pedalo

Writer: Sadie Spencer and Tom Black Director: George Chilcott Reviewer: Jo Beggs Steven, Claire, Andy and Bobby are the last survivors in a globally warmed and flooded world. Adrift on a swan-shaped pedalo, the four strangers start to make plans for their post-apocalyptic world.  Of course, they’re not exactly the people you’d hope to be stranded with at the end ...

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