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Bucket List – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Nir Paldi Reviewer: Andrea Allen You’ve been given three months to live. You’ve got nothing to lose. What would you do? Go out and kill your worst enemy? Maybe a few of them? In vengeance for her mother’s death after she is gunned down for speaking out against capitalist and governmental corruption, Bucket List tells the story of Milagros, a ...

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Bubble Schmeisis – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Nick Cassenbaum Director: Danny Braverman Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Bubbemeises is Yiddish for a tall story or an old wives’ tales. To Schmeiss is Yiddish for the cleaning ritual of the baths. Hence Bubble Schmeisis – a show full of tall(ish) tales about the last authentic bath house in East London – the Canning Town Schvitz. Nick Cassenbaum is a ...

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Billy Ocean – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lauren Maughan Picture the scene.  The sun is shining, the skies are blue and the music is upbeat and uplifting. No you’re not on a paradise island, but on night out with Billy Ocean. Ocean’s still got it. His smile is infectious, his dance moves make you want to jump out of your seats and the hits still sound as ...

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Running Wild -The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Michael Morpugo Adaptor: Samuel Adamson Director: Timothy Sheader and Dale Rooks Reviewer: Andrea Allen For most people, a trip to Indonesia would be the holiday of a lifetime, but for Lilly it’s so much more, it’s the chance to start a clean slate, to discover the place her Mum used to call home and to meet so many more ...

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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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Babe, The Sheep Pig – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Dick King-Smith Adaptor: David Wood Director: Michael Fentiman Reviewer: Jay Nuttall After performing for an extended period over Christmas and New Year at their home in Wimbledon, Polka Theatre’s heart-warming tale of bravery embarks on a UK tour beginning at The Lowry. Beautiful design and puppetry are at the heart of this superb production about a little pig who ...

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Silver Lining – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Sandi Toksvig Director: Rebecca Gatward Reviewer: Lizz Clark It's common to refer to the Bechdel Test in discussions about women in media: it's a way of confirming that women perform more than the most perfunctory role in a film, play or TV episode. Is there an equivalent test for older people, I wonder, or for old women specifically? So ...

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