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Tony Law: Frillemorphesis – The Lowry, Salford

Tony Law hugging a tree

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The second half of the ‘stand up art show’ Frillemorphesis opens with comedian Tony Law repeating a single phrase over and over in a variety of bizarre accents before concluding: ‘Review that!’ Well, I’ll give it a go but it’s not going to be easy. Tony Law merges the improvised techniques of performance art with stand up ...

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Richard Herring: Happy Now? – The Lowry, Salford

Richard Herring - Happy Now Promo Image

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Richard Herring has had quite an eventful couple of years. He is now a 48-year-old husband and father of a small baby girl. But is he happy now? This is the topic of Herring’s 12th solo. Like all of his previous musings he delves quite deeply into his personal life only, this time, he joyously informs us, ...

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Tim Fitzhigham: The Gambler – The Lowry, Salford

Tim Fitzhigham in The Gambler

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Tim Fitzhigham’s 2011 Edinburgh show turns out to have had some miles in it. Fitzhigham not only got two Radio 4 series out of it, but he’s still getting booked by theatres around the country with his hugely entertaining ‘show about the ten greatest bets in history’. Fitzhigham sets himself quests in order to create his comedy ...

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Simon Evans: In The Money – The Lowry, Salford

Simon Evans: In The Money

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham According to tradition the role of Court Jesters was to speak truth to power- to puncture the pretensions of the powerful. Simon Evans, on the other hand, prefers to direct his scorn at those who do not share his right-wing views or cultural aspirations. In The Money opens with Evans claiming to have made the transition from ...

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Steve Hall : Zebra – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Steve Hall explains that the strange title of his tour – Zebra– comes from the observation that, if you hear the sound of hooves, it is more like to come from horses than zebras. Hall prefers to take a contrary approach and explore the unexpected aspects of life although, typical of the mood of the show, he ...

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Mitch Benn: Don’t Believe a Word –The Lowry, Salford

Mitch Benn

Reviewer: Matt Forrest The English rap star Tinie Tempah once sang, “it’s Written in the Stars”, well if Mr Tempah ever bumped into Mitch Benn, Mr. Benn would explain in great detail how astrology was nonsense, and he’d do it with a charming little ditty to boot! Benn who is best known for his musical output on the BBC Radio ...

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Ivy Suttie: The Actual One – The Lowry, Salford

Isy Suttit - The Actual One promo image

Performer: Isy Suttie Reviewer: Holly Sharp   The Actual One. A show about that horrendous moment in your late 20s when you look around and realise that your friends have shunned nights out for nights in, the pub for pregnancies and perhaps worst of all, the dawning reality that there is now a whole generation of people that haven’t even ...

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Stephen K Amos :The Laughter Master – The Lowry, Salford

Stephen K Amos

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Few things are more irritating than an unexpected support act being added to the bill. Peter Brush, however, is a refreshing surprise. He has a laid back, almost hesitant, delivery and material with bright contemporary references and hints of darkness. You couldn’t call Stephen K. Amos laid back but then the title of the show,The Laughter Master,proves ...

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