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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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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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The Misfit Analysis – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Cian Binchy with Access all Areas Director: Nick Llewellyn Reviewer: Matt Forrest Now I’ll lay my cards on the table from the get-go: I am a support worker with over seven years experience working with people with learning difficulties, which include Down’s Syndrome and Autism so of course I’m in expert in this field and know everything there is ...

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Sara Pascoe: Animal – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Following on from the publication of her book Animal: The Autobiography of a Female Body’, Sara Pascoe continues to tour her show dealing with this subject matter. Regular TV guest on panel shows aplenty including QI, Room 101, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week and a spot on Live ...

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