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Dusty – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Jonathan Harvey Director: Maria Friedman Reviewer: May Mellstrom "I'm 90 percent smoke and mirrors darling" declares Dusty Springfield, with a glint in her kohl-rimmed eyes as she rejects a marriage proposal and hails a taxi, disappearing into the night. The legendary British singer, born Mary O'Brien in 1939, was famously private however this new musical from acclaimed writer Jonathan ...

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Bowjangles: Excalibow – The Lowry, Salford 

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham  Bowjangles have a reputation as classically-trained musicians who are capable of singing and dancing while also performing note-perfect versions of classical and popular tunes. It is a difficult Act to describe and takes the audience at The Lowry some time to adjust to such an original routine. The atmosphere becomes more relaxed when one of the group ...

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Love from a Stranger – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Agatha Christie Adaptor: Frank Vosper Director: Lucy Bailey Reviewer: Lizz Clark The Agatha Christie 'whodunnit' is a tried-and-tested story format with enduring appeal, whether on screen, stage, or page. But Love from a Stranger, adapted by Frank Vosper from a Christie short story, is more of a 'whodunwhat' - a slow-building, suspenseful story with a murderous climax which leaves ...

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Owen Roberts: I let a Six-Year-Old Write My Shows –  The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest It is said that you shouldn’t work with children or animals and whilst comedian Owen Roberts may not have roped in any pets for his debut Edinburgh Fringe solo show, he has taken the rather brave decision to turn the writing of this show over to a child, with some uniquely entertaining results indeed. Following a severe ...

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Live Before You Die – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Byron Vincent and Dave McGinn Reviewer: Jo Beggs Dave is making the most of every day he gets to spend with his best mate Byron, because Byron is bi-polar and suicidal, and every day could be his last. Dave is on a mission to make Byron happier – and also to make a brilliant documentary, because he’s always wanted ...

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Andrea Parker: Inventive – The Lowry, Salford

Curator: Andrea Parker Music: The Sprawl & Koenraad Ecker Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Inventive is an evening of experimental electronic music and visuals curated by British producer and DJ Andrea Parker and presented as part of The Lowry’s digital performance programme. The two performances presented combine cutting edge electronic music experimentation with striking visuals to create an immersive part-gig, part-art-installation. The Sprawl ...

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Minding Frankie – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Maeve Binchy Adaptor: Shay Linehan Director: Peter Sheridan Reviewer: Jo Beggs The year 2000 is looming. Noel and Stella have a bit of a fling, in a tent, at a music festival. And then they go their separate ways. At least, that’s what Noel thinks, until he unexpectedly gets a call from a social worker telling him that Stella ...

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