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Robert White: The Tank Top Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Here’s the problem. You create an act, craft your live stage show, gig at Edinburgh Fringe year after year, and work hard to get yourself a small but enthusiastic following. Then you get yourself into the finals in Britain’s Got Talent. That’s got to be a great career move, hasn’t it? Robert White did just that – and ...

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Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Starting his new tour on his own patch certainly pays off for Justin Moorhouse. With this lovingly celebratory show about being a Northerner, he’s delivering his freshly crafted material to a room full of people who know exactly what he’s talking about. To audiences farther afield there might be a touch of the charmingly exotic, to us ...

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The Political History Of Smack And Crack – Mustard Tree, Manchester

Writer: Ed Edwards Director: Cressida Brown Reviewer: Jo Beggs Mustard Tree is a charity that works to tackle homelessness, its causes and consequences, and both of those are often a dependence on drugs. So this room in the charity’s Ancoats centre is a fitting place for this short play that explores how the complicated political history of heroin has impacted ...

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A Beautiful Noise – The Lowry, Salford

Musical Director: David Mackay Performer: Fisher Stevens In January of this year, singer/songwriting legend, Neil Diamond sadly announced his retirement from touring due to his Parkinson’s disease diagnosis. Those lucky enough to see him live (myself included) were treated to a fantastic show from a prolific songwriter, those who didn’t, missed out on something truly special. However, fear not because ...

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Salad Days – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade Music: Julian Slade Lyrics: Dorothy Reynolds and Julian Slade Director: Bryan Hodgson Reviewer: Jo Beggs You might not be too familiar with Salad Days, written as a summer show by the youthful Julian Slade (just 24) and Dorothy Reynolds for the Old Vic in 1954, but you can see why, against all expectations, it ...

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War Horse- The Lowry, Salford.

Writer: Michael Morpurgo. Adaptor: Nick Stafford Directors: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris Reviewer: Daryl Holden What’s to be said about War Horse that hasn’t already been said elsewhere? One could spend quite a lot of time trying to nit-pick the show and still find nothing wrong with it. There’s a reason this production has received the critical acclaim it now enjoys. ...

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Bridget Christie – What Now? – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Bridget Christie’s recent Radio 4 series saw her at the top of her game. After years on the stand-up circuit with decidedly hit and miss shows that ranged from surreal nonsense to political rant, she seemed to have really discovered her own voice, delivering brilliantly cynical comedy that poked fun at her own liberal elitism in a ...

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Rob Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rob Newman Reviewer: Jo Beggs Is it possible, asks Rob Newman in his new stand-up show, Total Eclipse of Descartes, for a better understanding of philosophy to help us work out the complicated and depressing world we live in today? What can Sartre or Descartes teach us about contemporary society? At least it’s a different take on stand-up than ...

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