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Lancashire Hotpots: The Fistful of Scratchcards Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham Less than a year since their last visit to The Lowry, the Lancashire Hotpots made a triumphant return playing to a packed house. While more than an estimated 195 million people were watching the Eurovision Song Contest on TV, nearly 1,000 people were worshipping good old Lancashire humour. This year’s offering entitled The Fistful of Scratch cards ...

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Matt Cardle – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Downham In support of Cancer Research UK: Shining Stars, Matt Cardle played a special “Intimate &Live” headline show tonight at The Lowry in front of a packed audience. First of all it has to be noted that the organisation of this event was poor to put it mildly. With three support acts and over 20 minute breaks in-between ...

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Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra Celebrate Doris Day – CAST, Doncaster

Singers: Clare Teal, Matthew Ford Conductor: Colin Billing Reviewer: Ron Simpson Though Clare Teal undoubtedly has a considerable following of her own, the packed auditorium at CAST seemed to suggest that the appeal of Doris Day, now in her nineties, is undiminished. So it proved when the last few numbers – saving till last some of her most popular songs ...

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Yamato Drummers – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones The Yamato Drummers were founded by Masa Ogawa in 1993 in the Nara prefecture of Japan and named Yamato after the former name of the region. It is a region famous for being the birthplace of Japanese culture. Now they tour the world for the majority of the year creating and presenting their original music in their ...

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Rubberbandits: Continental Fistfight – Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Reviewer: Sebastian Farrell The Rubberbandits were formed in the early 2000s as a satirical stage act in their native Ireland focusing on prank phone calls and finessing their obscure sardonic humour while being validated by local and international radio stations alike. Since the explosion of viral networking site YouTube in 2005 they’ve had the platform to create and perform on ...

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Wizard of Oz – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Director: James Shone Reviewer:Louise Sharp The Wizard of Oz is an adaptation of the 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the 1939 film production starring Judy Garland becoming one of the best loved musicals of all time. The story tells of a young farm girl from Kansas whisked away by a tornado, and ...

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Mercury – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Since forming in 1998, Queen Tribute band Mercury have played at theatres, festivals and high profile shows across the UK and Europe, and the current tour proves why they are still at the top of their game. An authentic and realistic tribute to Freddie, has seen Joseph Lee Jackson collect a number of awards for his ...

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An Intimate Evening with Russell Watson – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon Famed for bringing Opera to the masses and known across the UK and beyond simply as ‘The Voice’ Russell Watson has been a household name for the past 15 years. He is a multi-platinum selling artist and has performed in many of the world’s major venues. As part of this tour he has returned to his home ...

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