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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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Hoax: My Lonely Heart – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Ravi Thornton Composer: Minute Taker Director: Benjamin Reid Reviewer: Abbie Rippon HOAX My Lonely Heart is one section of a personal and potentially groundbreaking three-part project by Ravi Thornton which includes the musical, an app and the graphic novel Hoax Psychosis Blues which are all part of the HOAX Our Right to Hope project. These three elements tell Rob’s story, about ...

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Jane Eyre – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of Jane Eyre at Bristol Old Vic

Writer: Charlotte Bronte Adaptor/Director: Sally Cookson Reviewer: Mel Duncan ‘Injustice!’ Jane Eyre has long been forced to suffer the misrepresentation of being Bronte’s seemingly fated romantic heroine, fodder for many creative and dramatic interpretations, predominantly focusing upon the romantic attachments formed by the protagonist.  How refreshing to witness an Eyre so clearly and confidently self-sufficient – this ‘love story’ is ...

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To Belong – The Lowry, Salford

Choreographer: Koen De Preter Reviewer: Jo Beggs Theater Stap is a Belgian theatre company that puts people with a learning disability at the core of their work. They bring their dance performance, To Belong, to the Lowry as part of the Sick! Festival.  The company make work that puts the performers’ authenticity first, increasing the visibility of disabled performers. They ...

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