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Mythos: Heroes – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Stephen Fry Director: Tim Carroll Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Sat centre stage in a comfortable looking arm chair, one might wonder how a solo figure might hold the attention of a crowd of over 1,700 people. This is the task that household name, Steven Fry must undertake. Without a hint of trepidation, Fry takes to the stage to showcase one ...

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The Oresteia – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Aeschylus Adapted by Kerry Frampton Director: Kerry Frampton Reviewer: Abbie Rippon A story of blood-for-blood revenge crime as a family seeks vengeance on each other, The Oresteia is the story of the fall of the house of Atreus. An ancient Greek myth, originally staged two-and-a-half-thousand years ago by Aeschylus, Splendid Productions have turned this ancient story into a hard-hitting ...

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Henning When: Get On With It! – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Taking the mic out of both German and English stereotypes and complaining about Britain’s constant need to refer to the war, Henning Wehn is back touring with a show that takes an ‘unbiased view on Brexit’. After a short warm-up where Henning tells a few war anecdotes, takes the mic out of Londoners with their bad grammar ...

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Opera North: Don Giovani – The Lowry, Salford

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt Reviewer: Tate James Don Giovanni, lover and leaver extraordinaire, has arrived out of character at The Lowry in Salford. Mozart’s dark tale sees the famous scoundrel commit murder, provoke adultery and otherwise stir the pot before his inevitable comeuppance. Opera North’s latest incarnation paints the hero (is he actually the ...

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Hard Times – Lowry Theatre,Salford

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapted by: Deborah McAndrew Director and Composer: Conraad Nelson Reviewer: Helen Jones Charles Dicken’s tenth novel, Hard Times, was first published between April and August 1854 in twenty installments in Dicken’s own weekly publication Household Words. Set in a fictionalised Northern mill town, possibly based on Preston, which Dickens had recently visited, it is a view on ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreographer: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov, Peter Wright Company: Birmingham Royal Ballet Reviewer: Tate James Opulence abounds in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s dreamy production of The Sleeping Beauty. This most classic fairytale is more beautiful than ever in Peter Wright’s iconic production, and seems to have lost none of its magic since its premiere in 1984. There isn’t ...

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E15 – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Matt Woodhead and Helen Monks Director: Lung Theatre Company Reviewer: Abbie Rippon ‘Social housing not social cleansing’ is the chant ruminating from the Lowry Studio this evening as the doors open for Lung Theatre Company’s production E15. The huge array of political banners that hang across the back of the stage make a real statement along with the pumping ...

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