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Measure for Measure – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Sam Lowe Measure for Measure is an interesting case study for a Shakespeare play. It’s known for not really fitting agreeably into either genre box of comedy (meaning it possesses a happy ending) or tragedy. Shakespeare’s plays can be divided into the following: Tragedy, History, or Comedy. Some academics have even referred to ...

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The Taming of The Shrew -The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director:  Justin Audibert Reviewer: Richard Hall The Taming Of The Shrew is one of three plays that the Royal Shakespeare Company has brought to The Lowry for a much anticipated two week season. Having previously played at Stratford-Upon-Avon, this production has generated a lot of interest due to its fresh portrayal of gender politics. What makes this ...

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Under Three Moons – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Daniel Kanaber Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Sam Lowe Box of Tricks are undertaking inspiring and wonderful work. Sharing playwrights and their new writing with audiences around the country. They move forward with the times; asking what’s been talked about right now and how can that creatively manifest itself on the stage? Manchester is just the start when it comes ...

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As You Like It – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Director Kimberley Sykes uses the current production of As You Like It to examine whether, as is opined in the play, the world really is a stage.  The show opens in what might be considered the traditional manner- a bleak monochrome court from which the increasingly paranoid Duke has banished many ...

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A Taste of Honey – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Shelagh Delaney Director: Bijan Sheibani Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen The Lowry should be the perfect setting for National Theatre’s portrayal of the 1958 play A Taste of Honey. There is a reason it has been selected as the first pit stop for its latest tour – after all it is a compelling portrayal of working-class life in post-war Salford. However, ...

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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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Everything I See I Swallow – The Lowry, Salford

Devisers: Tamsin Shasha, Maisy Taylor & Helen Tennison Director: Helen Tennison Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Born and commissioned from The Lowry Theatre’s Week 53 initiative Everything I See I Swallow returns to its roots having spent August at The International Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it picked up a Fringe First 2019 Award. It is a challenging piece exploring sexualisation, objectification, the ...

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On the Other Hand We’re Happy – Roundabout, Salford

Writer: Daf James Director: Stef O’Driscoll Reviewer: Sam Lowe Bringing a slice of the Edinburgh Fringe universe to Albert Park in Salford is… Roundabout. A transportable, practicable, and valuable theatre in the round space, which looks like a spaceship. This is bringing theatre out into the Salford Community. It rightfully boasts four premieres of plays, free events, comedy, and music. ...

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