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The Habit of Art – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Alan Bennett Director: Philip Franks Reviewer: Abbie Rippon ‘Why must a play be such a performance?’ argues Neil, the writer of Caliban’s Day. The cast are rehearsing for an upcoming production which explores the life of WH Auden and his collaborations with Benjamin Britten, and The Habit of Art is the play within which this play falls. Confused yet? Don’t be. ...

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Teentalitarianism: Nightwalks With Teenagers – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs We may not feel like it a lot of the time but we’re in charge. Adults that is. It’s no wonder that teenagers regularly whine about it ‘not being fair’, because it’s not. Nightwalks With Teenagers is part of the wider ‘social-specific’ movement created by Canadian urban planner and performance artist Darren O’Donnell. O’Donnell’s work with his ...

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Dave Spikey – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Dave Spikey performed his first stand-up show in 1987 while working as a biomedical scientist at Bolton General Hospital. He tells the three-quarter full Quay Theatre that tonight's show is the story of his career. A tale of how he got from that point 30 years ago, to where he is now via winning The Best Newcomer ...

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Andy Parsons: Peak Bullshit – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Andy Parsons cut his comedy teeth in the 1990s as one of the main writers for Spitting Image. Since then the comedy merry go round has turned full circle and in the current political climate, Parson’s style of satirical comedy is now back in vogue. Parsons bounds onto the large stage with confidence big enough to fill ...

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Hoax: My Lonely Heart – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Ravi Thornton Composer: Minute Taker Director: Benjamin Reid Reviewer: Abbie Rippon HOAX My Lonely Heart is one section of a personal and potentially groundbreaking three-part project by Ravi Thornton which includes the musical, an app and the graphic novel Hoax Psychosis Blues which are all part of the HOAX Our Right to Hope project. These three elements tell Rob’s story, about ...

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Brennan Reece: Everglow – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Winner of the English Comedian of the Year in 2015 and nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Festival in 2016, Brennan Reece brings his debut comedy show Everglow to his hometown of Manchester. Nestled in the cosy but completely packed out Lowry studio, Reece opens the show by humbly conveying his thanks for (another) sold out ...

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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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Police Cops – The Lowry, Salford

The Pretend Men present Police Cops

Reviewer: Harriet Mallion The energy that The Pretend Men bring to the stage with their 1970s inspired Police Cops is enviable. The cast throw themselves (often quite literally) into their roles and seem to have an absolute blast doing it. The production features a healthy dose of humour and some hilarious ad-libbing that leaves the audience in stitches and even ...

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