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Circa: Humans – The Lowry, Salford.

Writers: Yaron Lifschitz/Circa Ensemble. Director: Yaron Lifschitz Reviewer: Sam Lowe A pre-show ritual of stretching and changing costume takes place as the ensemble warm up for a spectacle which explores the myriad of ways that the body can move. It’s about them. There is no set, just plenty of dancing fog etching the actions of the acrobats if only for ...

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Ed Gamble: Blizzard – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Ed Gamble’s star is certainly on the rise: he has his own podcast with fellow comic James Acaster, numerous television and panel show appearances and he occasionally hosted a show on Radio X. Gamble is one to watch on the comedy circuit and based on tonight’s show, you can certainly see why. He is a confident natural ...

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Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest As Iain Stirling introduced himself to those at the Lowry this evening, you could be forgiven for closing your eyes for a moment, as you are transported to sunny Mallorca and as far away from a chilly Greater Manchester evening, for Stirling is the voice of ITV2 smash hit Love Island. Despite being best known as the soundtrack ...

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Drift – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Drift is a Manchester-based collaborative collective bringing together Test Card, VAM and Meraki Collective that brings together local artists working in music, movement, performance, spoken word and digital art (mostly) to create opportunities to create and present multi-disciplinary mixed-genre events in a variety of platforms. Drift is several tranches Manchester’s underground arts scene getting organised and making ...

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The Jungle Book – The Lowry, Salford

Book:  Rudyard Kipling Composer and Sound Design: Filipe Gomes Adaptor and Director Poppy Burton-Morgan Reviewer: Matt Forrest When Rudyard Kipling penned The Jungle Book, never in his wildest dreams could he have imagined that likes of Shere Khan and Mowgli could be transported to the mean streets of London. However, director Poppy Burton-Morgan and the Metta Theatre Company have done ...

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WireDo – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Hanna Moisala and Maisy Taylor. Director: Adrian Berry. Reviewer: Sam Lowe. WireDo is an entrancing celebration of the circus art form and what the human body can achieve. The show is split up into two acts. First, Maisy Taylor performs an aerial routine using a corde lisse and a book, which is about being alone and exploring the beauty ...

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My Big Fat Jobseekers Wedding – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Karen Woods Director: Karen Woods Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Stereotypes, crudeness and sheer madness make up the latest production to take over The Lowry’s Quays Theatre. Packed full of repeated sexual innuendo and expletive-ridden dialogue, it is certainly not one for the faint-heartedand not one for those looking for a traditional night at the theatre. My Big Fat Jobseekers Wedding, ...

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The Herbal Bed – The Lowry, Salford

ETT's The Herbal Bed production shot

Writer: Peter Whelan Director: James Dacre Reviewer: Richard Hall As the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death approaches attention is focussing on the playwright’s colourful life and cultural legacy. In this fascinating play, originally written for the Royal Shakespeare Company, writer Peter Whelan brilliantly evokes Jacobean England as well as providing a speculative glimpse into Shakespeare’s family life in Stratford ...

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