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Count Arthur Strong: The Sound of Mucus Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Steve Delaney Director: Graham Duff Reviewer: Jim Gillespie   Steve Delaney matures with age. Like fine wine or the “Scottish Lucozade” with which Count Arthur Strong lubricates his evening at Salford’s Lyric Theatre. After two decades bringing the Count to life, the two grow closer in age, and Delaney becomes more totally believable as the unnatural offspring of Harry ...

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Ashley Blaker: Meshuga Frum – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Andrea Allen Billed as ‘the UK’s only Orthodox Jewish Comedian’, whatever you think of Ashley Blaker, you’re going to be getting something different to the norm. Following on from Blaker’s previous sell-out show Ungefiltered, comes Meshuga Frum. For the gentiles in the audience, ‘Meshuga Frum’ translates to ‘crazy religious’, and as we’re told, for a Jew, this means anyone ...

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Gervase Phinn – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Few people can boast the storied career that Gervase Phinn has had; from teacher, lecturer broadcaster, author of academic text, children’s author and of course public speaker. Here is a man who has one of the most impressive C.V’s in all the land. Today we find Phinn in the guise of  storyteller as he regales us with tales ...

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Stephen K Amos: World Famous – The Lowry, Salford

Stephen K Amos

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham It is hard to avoid the impression that the success of Stephen K. Amos is attributable not to what he says but to the manner in which he says it. His new tour is entitled World Famous but, although some of the routines take inspiration from casual racism Amos experienced while touring in places like Australia, topics ...

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Miles Jupp: Songs of Freedom -The Lowry, Salford

Comedian Miles Jupp

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Miles Jupp describes himself as a stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband and fool. You may know him best from The Thick of It, outstanding sitcom Rev or know his voice as the newly promoted host of The News Quiz on Radio 4. Playing The Lowry’s large Lyric theatre it is easy to see how a comic’s ...

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Rich Hall: Hoedown 2016 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs There are not many comedians who’d commit to a run of four nights at the Lowry, a couple of weeks before Christmas. But Rich Hall has a truly dedicated and ever increasing fan base that seems to make it possible. With every new TV or radio comedy series, documentary or panel show appearance, Hall’s sardonic wit and ...

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Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings – The Lowry, Salford

Justin Moorhouse compares Fast Fringe at GM Fringe

Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Manchester comedian and actor Justin Moorhouse is back on the road again with his latest stand-up tour People and Feelings – his most recent pitstop landing him on home ground at The Lowry, in Salford. As always, Moorhouse ensures there are no barriers in his material and stays true to the Northern comedy stereotype of being brash, bold ...

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Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face? – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jim Gillespie The Lowry’s Quay’s Theatre provides the final venue of a 55 date tour for Marcus Brigstocke’s Why the Long Face? tour.  It gives Brigstocke the last chance to fill his boots with a series of diatribes against the stupidities which have hallmarked 2016 for him as ‘the shittiest year in human history’. After the death of David ...

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