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Protein’s The Little Prince – The Lowry, Salford

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Adaptation and Direction: Luca Silvestrini Reviewer: Peter Jacobs This production of The Little Prince is the first book adaptation and the first show primarily for children from Luca Silvestrini’s award-winning Protein. The company produce a diverse range of shows tackling different themes, blending choreography, text, music and humour – whether dealing with love, society’s obsessions with ...

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Lola – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Taina Kopra Reviewer: Andrea Allen If you thought a theatre piece exploring dementia would be the last place you’d see an underwear-clad woman wearing a horse mask swinging across a stage performing aerial acrobatics, you need to think again. Placing the experience of dementia under a darkly comic, at times surreal eye, Lumo Company’s Lola is a twisted, surreal ...

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Still I Rise – TRIBE// – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Victoria Fox Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Victoria Fox Markiewicz is quickly building a reputation as a choreographer with her new company TRIBE//, following a long and successful career as a dancer, notably with Jasmin Vardimon and CanDoCo. The company’s debut work Still I Rise sees a female company of five dancers – Lucija Bozicievic, Caterina Grosoli, Kassichana Okene-Jameson, Yukiko Masui ...

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Circus 1903 – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Neil Dorward Reviewer: Jo Beggs An hour into Circus 1903 there’s an interval. It barely feels as though you’ve been in your seat for five minutes when the lights go up. Everyone is smiling. They’re smiling because this American contemporary circus company have brilliantly brought back some of the old-school magic that early-twentieth-century audiences would have been wowed by ...

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Opera North: The Greek Passion- The Lowry, Salford

Composer and Librettist: Bohuslav Martinu Director: Christopher Alden Designer: Charles Edwards Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The Greek Passion is not a conventional opera. For one thing, the narration and a few key speeches are spoken not sung. This is, however, typical for a production where director Christopher Alden sets out to leave the audience feeling uncomfortable at having their preconceptions challenged. ...

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The Marriage of Kim K – The Lowry, Salford.

Music: Stephen Hyde and W.A. Mozart Lyrics: Leo Mercer Writers: Stephen Hyde and Leo Mercer Director: Franciska Ery Reviewer: Sam Lowe Who would have thought Mozart would suit eyeliner? Yes, tonight is The Marriage of Kim K. Musical meets Googlebox meets Opera in a story following three couples in the past, present and various places. It’s fun, fabulous, barmy, and ...

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Opera North: Giulio Cesare – The Lowry, Salford

Music: George Frideric Handel Director: Tim Albery Conductor: Christian Curnyn Reviewer: Jo Beggs Broken and weary from a long civil war, and having followed his rival Pompey to Egypt, Julius Caesar is about to find out that his troubles are far from over. For a start, Egypt is ruled by the odious sex-pest Ptolemy and his ruthless sister Cleopatra, both ...

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La Boheme – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Music: Giacomo Puccini Original Director: Phyllida Lloyd Revival Director: Michael Barker-Craven Conductor: Renato Balsadonna Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Puccini’s opera La Boheme premiered in Turin in 1896. Just over a year later, it received it’s UK premiere at the Theatre Royal, Manchester, only a few miles from Salford’s Lowry Theatre, where Opera North brings its latest incarnation. The Manchester debut was supervised ...

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