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Craig Campbell: Easy Tiger – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It’s rather fortunate that we have Canadian comic Craig Campbell on hand this evening: he adds a spot of perspective on the supposed second coming of ‘the beast from the east’, and that the inclement weather we’re experiencing is nothing compared to the weather they get in over in his native land. This provides Campbell with the ...

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Nina: A Story About me and Nina Simone –  The Lowry, Salford

Concept: Josette Bushell-Mingo Director: Dritëro Kasapi Reviewer Matthew Forrest I’m still picking my jaw up off the floor following some blistering tunes from the Nina Simone song-book, courtesy of the uber-talented singing powerhouse Josette Bushell-Mingo. She absolutely nails versions of Sinnerman, I wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free and Revolution. However, it’s a long road before ...

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James Acaster: Classic Scrapes – The Lowry, Salford

james acaster reset

Reviewer: Matt Forrest You will probably be more familiar with James Acaster than you think; numerous appearances on Mock the Week and spots on Q.I and Live at the Apollo have certainly helped boost his profile and will see him forever more be a part of the comedy merry-go-round that is TV channel Dave. However, it is radio where Acaster ...

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Michael Burndett: Strange Face – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest If you took a gander in a skip, what would you expect to find? Some rubbish? Some house bricks? A broken bar stool may be? If you’re really lucky, a replica of Vladimir Tretchikoff’s painting The Chinese Girl. However, you may strike gold and stumble upon a rare musical recording of one your favourite recording artist. That ...

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Tony Law – The Lowry – Salford

Tony Law hugging a tree

Reviewer: Matt Forrest If you’re looking for a string of gags or a set of one-liners you can pass off when you’re down the pub with your mates, then sadly Tony Law is not the man for you: during the 80minute set, not a single joke was told. However, what we are treated to is a journey into the mind ...

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have been performing their unique mix of traditional Scottish music blended with indie and rock classics for well over 15 years now, like another of Scotland’s major exports... Whiskey: the traditionalists out there love a fine malt whiskey, While turning their noses up at some of the fine blends which are out ...

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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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Rory Bremner: Partly Political – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It seems odd these days that most stand-up comedians have to introduce themselves before arriving on stage: so when the announcer heralds Rory Bremner’s imminent entrance in a broad northern accent, you would be forgiven for thinking“wow Bremner is pushing the boat out tonight”, but then you realize it’s Bremner himself and a timely reminder at just ...

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