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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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Simply Dylan – The Lowry – Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest “If anyone has brought friends with them who don’t know about Bob Dylan, then you may not be friends by the end of the night” jokes John O’Connell the front man of Simply Dylan. It seems an odd introduction to the night ahead as O’Connell takes us on a journey through the extensive back catalogue of one ...

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Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Terry Deary Director: Neal Foster  Reviewer: Matt Forrest The Horrible Histories juggernaut has been rolling along for some years now. Starting life as a series of children's books by actor/author Terry Deary published in 1993, the books were later turned into a TV series produced by CBBC from 2009 to the present day. Now in its sixth season and ...

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Jamie Raven – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Losing out to a three-legged dog in what is essentially a seaside talent show that just happens to be broadcast on television. That’s the story of Jamie Raven: a magician and illusionist who wowed audiences in the 2015 series of Britain’s Got Talent, only to be gazumped in the final by Matisse the Dog, whose owner rather ...

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Angelos and Barry: The Power Generation – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Comedians Alex Lowe and Daniel Skinner have separately appeared in some of Britain’s best, and much loved television comedies. Lowe having appeared in The Fast Show and Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, while Skinner has done guest slots in The Office Christmas specials and The Armstrong and Miller Show, it would be fair to say these two have ...

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Jongleurs: On The Road – The Lowry, Salford

Performers: Jonathan Mayor, Eddie Brimson, Mrs Barbara Nice, Mick Ferry Reviewer: Matt Forrest Jongleurs have been running comedy nights for well over 30 years now. In its time, some of the UK’s finest comics have graced its stage: they include Eddie Izzard, Jack Dee and Bill Bailey to name but a few. In a bold move they have decided to ...

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Mark Watson: I’m Not Here – The Lowry, Salford.

Mark Watson

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Following last year's critically acclaimed stand-up tour,Flawless, Mark Watson brings his latest show, I’m Not Here, to the Lowry Quays theatre. Watson strides on to stage with a huge smile on his face: he informs us that this is the sixth time he has played the venue and he loves it here. He surveys the room notices ...

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