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Oyster Boy – Kings Arms, Salford

  Company: Haste Theatre Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Oyster Boy is a dark comedy, adapted from a Tim Burton short story, telling the story of a couple who fall in love and give birth to a son with an oyster-shaped head. The story is a tale of love and acceptance, of conformity and expectations, it is dark and blackly funny. Haste ...

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Richard Herring: The Best– The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest We’ve all done it: knocking up a compilation tape or CD for that special someone in our life (I know I’m showing my age).Putting our favourite tunes all in one place can be an arduous task and one that requires a great deal of time and patience, but thoroughly enjoyable in the end. For his latest tour, ...

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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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Tom Gill: Growing Pains – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writers: Tom Gill and Matthew Landers Director: Matthew Landers Reviewer: Paul Couch Spoken Word artist Tom Gill may not yet be a household name but a rise in fortune is as inevitable as leaden skies over his home city of Manchester. His semi-autobiographical work, Growing Pains, reflects the frustrations of escaping a predictable no job/McJob in Salford while dodging physical ...

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Camille O’Sullivan: The Carny Dream – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Amidst a stage of fairy lights, a lit-up paper gingerbread house, a glowing paper bunny, and dressed mannequins topped with animal masks, enters a chilled-out male trio on keys, drums and bass before the dramatic entrance of Camille O’Sullivan in a sequined red-cape. This is not a fairytale, this is not real life, this is the nether ...

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This is … Chris Ramsay – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Whether a BBC or ITV viewer, Chris Ramsay has taken over the TV remote control in the last couple of years. You may be familiar with him as the star of BBC 2's Hebburn, one of the co-presenters from ITV2's I'm A Celebrity Extra or, panel shows aplenty or, new for 2017, Comedy Central's The Chris Ramsay ...

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Sick Festival: Talking About You For Hours – The Lowry, Salford

Noah Voelker's performance art Talking About You For Hours

Reviewer: Matt Forrest The Sick Festival is up and running in Manchester once again: a celebration of life, death and the struggles and challenges we all face in our day-to-day lives. The programme presents a wide range of artists, speakers and shows with a truly international flavour, as there are close ties to the Dutch Performing Arts team. There is ...

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Opera North: The Snow Maiden/ Snegurochka – The Lowry, Salford

Composer: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Director: John Fulljames Conductor Leo McFall Designer: Giles Cadle Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden is something of a collector’s item. Although it is a winter favourite in Russia it has not been performed in the UK for over sixty years. Director John Fulljames shows no sign of being daunted by such a significant event and ...

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