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Narvik – Home, Manchester

Joe Shipman as Jim in Narvik

Writer: Lizzie Nunnery Director: Hannah Tyrell-Pinder Reviewer: Katherine Kirwin Box of Tricks, the Manchester-based new-writing focused theatre company, have combined forces with Lizzie Nunnery to create this enchanting emotional memory play. We are introduced to 90-year-old Liverpudlian Jim who has fallen in his home and cannot find the strength to stand, while the ghosts and memories of his past begin ...

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Kate Rusby – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Kate Rusby tiptoes onto a stage littered with paper boat lanterns and fairy lights, every bit the eager songstress who cannot wait to share her latest musical offerings. Joined onstage by talented musicians Damian O’Kane, Nick Cooke, Duncan Lyall and Steven Byrnes the latest tour delivers a live sampling of her latest album Life in a Paper ...

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Woody Sez – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

The cast of Woody Sez

Writers: David M Lutken and Nick Corley Director: Nick Corley Reviewer: Scott Matthewman The latest in a long line of musicals that tell a story of a performer through their music, Woody Sez celebrates the life of American folk legend Woody Guthrie. Growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma, Guthrie experienced first hand the realities of life during America’s ...

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Fairport Convention – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest 49 years young and Fairport Convention are still touring and wowing fans across the land with their unique blend of electric folk inspired tunes, despite various line up changes the band have maintained a huge fan base. Tonight it’s the turn of The Lowry, for these folk legends to ply their trade. First up is support act ...

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The Sun and the Moon: Shakespeare’s Lovers – Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Writer: William Shakespeare Adaptor: Melissa Barrett Music: David Johnson Director: Sun &Moon Theatre Reviewer: Lucy Corley Armed with only a rail of costumes, a guitar and a single chair, two-person company Sun &Moon Theatre have set themselves the challenge of performing iconic scenes from nine Shakespeare plays in an hour-long tour through the various shades and forms in which the ...

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Seth Lakeman – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jonny Black Seth Lakeman is a contemporary folk artist who over the last ten years has brought traditional folk music to the mainstream. He is one of a few artists who has managed to do this, as the image of folk music is often seen as backward and dated. His 2004 album ‘Kitty Jay’ was nominated for the Mercury ...

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My Robot Heart – Brewery Theatre, The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Writer &Director: Molly Naylor Music &Lyrics: The Middle Ones Reviewer: Jackson Lawrence [Rating: 4] Molly Naylor is a wonderfully captivating storyteller and demonstrates her poetic skill beautifully in My Robot Heart. The story of three fictional characters who are at different stages of life, anticipating a forthcoming wedding is based on the personal experience and research of the writer. Naylor ...

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