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Mark Thomas: Trespass – Liverpool Playhouse

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Mark Thomas has made a career out of making people laugh, pissing off authority and genuinely trying to the right the wrongs of politicians, arms dealers and some huge multi-national companies that should know better: something most of us could only aspire too. His latest stand up show Trespass, sees Thomas do battle with the Royal Bank ...

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Folk – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Patrick Bridgman_Stephen, Connie Walker_Winnie, Chloe Harris_Kayleigh in Folk

Writer: Tom Wells Director:Tessa Walker Reviewer: Mattie Bagnall Tom Wells is at it again. His ability to write socially relevant plays such as Jumpers for Goalposts and Me, As A Penguin has earned him the reputation of being a leading figure in theatre’s new writing. His latest play Folk premieres at the Birmingham REP and is co-produced with Hull Truck ...

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Card Ninja – The Lowry, Salford

The Card Ninja - Javier Jarquin

Writer/Director: Javier Jarquin Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Join Javier Jarquin on his quest to become an unparalleled master of cards. A series of unforgiving challenges lie ahead and Jarquin will be tested on speed, accuracy and wisdom to determine whether he has earnt the elusive title of Card Ninja. Using genuine Bicycle playing cards, a brand favoured by magicians worldwide, Jarquin ...

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Where My Wellies Take Me – The Lowry, Salford

Michael Morpurgo

Writer: Michael Morpurgo Vocalists: Voices at The Door Reviewer: Richard Hall   On the first day of spring, it felt entirely appropriate to listen to former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, narrate his own charming story about a young girl’s adventures in the Devon countryside. The Quays Theatre was full of young children and their families desperate to be in the ...

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Ray Mears: Tales of Endurance – The Lowry, Salford

Ray Mears on a snow mobile

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest Ray Mears has been on television for well over two decades, providing handy survival tips and showing us how to get out of some pretty sticky situations. He’s tracked bears and wolves to name but a few of his many outstanding accomplishments. Anyone expecting a survival guide on his latest tour had better think again. Ray Mears ...

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Sandi Toksvig: Live! Politically Incorrect – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Sandi Toksvig has been in the business of making us laugh for 35 years. She's a comedian, writer, presenter, producer and soon to be host of QI. The purpose of this tour, however, is not simply to entertain. Last year Toksvig co-founded a new political party, The Women's Equality Party, the UK's fastest growing political organisation. Suddenly, ...

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An Audience with Stuart Maconie: Pie at Night–The Lowry, Salford

Stuart Maconie

Reviewer: Matt Forrest You may know Stuart Maconie from his many radio and television appearances: previously he appeared on Have I got News for you, and co-hosting The Radcliffe and Maconie Show on 6 Music. However, Maconie, by his own admission, is first and foremost a writer - that is his major passion. Coming to The Lowry to promote his ...

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