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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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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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