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Rambert: Life is a Dream – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Kim Brandstrup Music: Witold Lutoslawksi Review: Peter Jacobs Rambert are going through a period of change. Long-standing Artistic Director Mark Baldwin has stood down. A Guest Artistic Director American-choreographer Benoit Swan Pouffer was appointed in 2018 while a permanent occupant for the post is recruited. They have a new junior company: Rambert 2. Then Rambert announce that for the ...

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Andy Zaltzman: The Bugle Live –The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest “A week is a long time in politics”, or so the saying goes: certainly on both sides of the Atlantic this week seems longer than usual, we’ve had the fallout from the Tory Party Conference ( surely we’ve all seen that dance by now!), the never-ending saga that is ‘Brexit’, and Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing at the Supreme ...

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Hal Cruttenden: Chubster – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Well, that’s different. The stage lights rise forChubster on the unexpected sight of Hal Cruttenden not so much dad-dancing as dad-miming to the theme song from Disney’s Frozen. All of the over-emotive gestures are captured in a perfect straight-faced routine as if Cruttenden was auditioning for Strictly Come Dancing.  The idea for the opening, like the title ...

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No Show – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: Ellie Dubois Reviewer: Sam Lowe It's time to go to the circus. Or, is it? This is no ordinary circus; the show title is no ordinary title. No Show unpacks what hides behind all the showmanship. It's not all glitz and glamour. There will be blood, sweat, and tears. We will witness the performers pushing themselves in the art ...

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Macbeth – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Beginning its UK tour at The Lowry Theatre in Salford, The National Theatre’s touring production of Macbeth originally starred Rory Kinnear as the Scottish Lord and Anne-Marie Duff as his scheming wife, the production has been entirely recast as it takes to the road for a six-month tour. The National Theatre’s Artistic ...

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Lost Dog: Juliet and Romeo – The Lowry, Salford

Concept: Ben Duke Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Conceived by Lost Dog’s award-winning Ben Duke in collaboration with company co-founder Raquel Messenger, this is not Romeo and Juliet. This is Juliet and Romeo. The idea behind this dance theatre show is that Romeo and Juliet didn’t die: they survived and stayed together in an unexpectedly ‘normal’ marriage and are now in their 40s ...

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Pete Firman: Marvels – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Pete Firman professes to be a student as well as a practitioner of magic. This approach gives him the chance to put his own spin on established tricks, such as the ‘dancing table’ standard, and to pay tribute to his influences. In a charming move during Marvels, Firman performs a trick attributed to his uncle who, he claims, ...

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Martin Simpson: In Concert- The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Martin Simpson is not an artist who can be hurried along- this is a concert characterised by a thoughtful, even leisurely, approach to the material. The eerie slide guitar introduction to the opening 18thCentury ballad St. James Hospital goes on so long it might be mistaken for a separate instrumental number. The format for the concert is straight ...

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