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Rich Hall’s Hoedown – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs There’s never been a better time for a sharp, honest look at the United States, and Rich Hall, with his sardonic outlook on life, does it with style. The Virginia-born Anglophile comedian has truly come of age thanks to the current state of the union. With his Radio 4 Rich Hall’s (Election) Breakdown he attempted to make sense ...

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The Oresteia – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Aeschylus Adapted by Kerry Frampton Director: Kerry Frampton Reviewer: Abbie Rippon A story of blood-for-blood revenge crime as a family seeks vengeance on each other, The Oresteia is the story of the fall of the house of Atreus. An ancient Greek myth, originally staged two-and-a-half-thousand years ago by Aeschylus, Splendid Productions have turned this ancient story into a hard-hitting ...

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Gandini Juggling: Sigma – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Sean Gandini Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Last seen at The Lowry with Smashed, a piece about lost love and quaint afternoon tea, Gandini Juggling return with another one of their many shows. Sigma was developed and showcased at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival and has become part of the company’s repertoire of shows that tour around the world. Gandini Juggling has been ...

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Aakash Odedra Company: #JeSuis – The Lowry, Salford

Concept and Choreography: Aakash Odedra Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Aakash Odedra is a British contemporary dancer and choreographer with a solid background in classical Indian styles, especially Kathak. Like his mentor, Akram Khan, Odedra uses this background as a starting point: foundations on which to build ambitious work that moves on – perhaps in some ways redefines – those origins to ...

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Not I – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Samuel Beckett Reviewer: Jo Beggs When Jess Thom first came across Beckett’s odd monologue Not I she says it felt as though he had written it for her. Mouth speaks for fifteen minutes at breakneck speed on a dark stage. She’s been struck virtually mute by an unnamed incident in her life until she suddenly has the urge to ...

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Ballet Black: A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream & The Suit – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director: Cassa Pancho Choreography: Cathy Marston, Arthur Pita Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Ballet Black is a professional ballet company for international dancers of black and Asian descent, founded in 2001 by Artistic Director, Cassa Pancho MBE, in order to provide role models (and opportunities) to young, aspiring black and Asian dancers. Additionally, the company aims to bring ballet to a ...

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Opera North: The Merry Widow – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Music by Franz Lehár Book/Lyrics: Victor Léon and Leo Stein  Adaptor: Kit Hesketh-Harvey and Giles Havergala Director: Giles Havergal Conductor: Martin Andre Reviewer: Dave Cunningham For their current visit to The Lowry opera North seem to have discovered relevance. A highly contemporary interpretation of Tosca is followed by a sharply up-to-date adaptation of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow by Kit ...

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Opera North: Tosca – The Lowry, Salford

Composer: Giacomo Puccini with Librettist Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Director: Edward Dick Conductor: Antony Hermus Reviewer: Dave Cunningham   Opera is an art form that demands grand themes and high passion to be most effective. Well, stories do not come more melodramatic than the doomed love affair between the diva Tosca and the painter Cavaradossi. Tosca (soprano Giselle Allen) lives ...

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