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An Evening with Helen Sharman – Town Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Tim Harding “Astronaut wanted, no experience necessary”.  This was the strapline from a commercial that 26-year-old Dr Helen Sharman heard in 1989.  Sharman was, at the time, working as a chemist for the confectioners Mars, working on a team developing a Mars Bar flavoured ice cream!  She says she had no big dreams of going into space as a ...

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FEATURE: ‘Broadway Baby’ – The extraordinary career of Bernadette Peters

Born Bernadette Lazzara in February 1948, New Yorker Bernadette Peters has become a byword for Broadway glamour. Starting her career at just 3 years old, Peters secured her Actors Equity Card aged 9.  Changing her surname from Lazzara to Peters to avoid typecasting, Bernadette appeared as one of the Hollywood Blondes in a national tour of Gypsy in 1961. In ...

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An Afternoon with Brian Blessed – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Sam Lowe “Can you hear me?” Brian Blessed asks the loyal audience. The whole of Salford can. If he’s not known for his larger than life personality, he’s renowned for his tremendous, reverberating, operatic, and sonorous voice. It is simply iconic. Blessed has had a long and successful career as an actor, writer, presenter, and comedian. This afternoon’s talk ...

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FEATURED: A Conversation with Stephen Sondheim

God walks onto the stage and instantly the audience erupts into deafening applause and the ovation continues. The sold-out Olivier Theatre is filled with his greatest fans and admirers, all of whom snapped up tickets within hours of the interview being announced only three days before. God subtly pushes at the air with his downward-facing palms and an excited hush ...

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No Such Thing as A Fish – The Lowry, Salford    

Reviewer: Matt Forrest First let me pre-empt this review with a warning to my friends, family and work colleges: I may be slightly unbearable the next time I see you and you’re probably not going to get a word in edgewise. That’s because I’m with armed with more facts and trivia than you can shake a stick at, and the ...

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The Thinking Drinkers’ Pub Crawl – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham Director: Jeremy Stockwell Reviewer: Jo Beggs Ben McFarland and Tom Sandham have CVs that prove that if you try hard enough you can turn your social life into a career. With some impressive credentials in booze journalism they’re both highly qualified to deliver the educational element of this entertaining exploration of the history of ...

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An Audience with Nigella Lawson: The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago, one of the nation’s favourite food writers Nigella Lawson had her first book published How to Eat: Pleasures and Principles of Good Food. The food bible changed not just how we cook but how we view food as well and has been a staple of bookshelves and kitchens across the ...

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An Evening with Eric Cantona – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest A thunderous standing ovation greets Eric Cantona as he arrives on stage and he hadn’t uttered a word at this point. Such is Cantona’s presence that he can control a room with a mere hand gesture, a simple look, not that he’ll need to use these skills as for the next 45 minutes he is in the ...

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