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Translunar Paradise – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: George Mann Music: Kim Heron Reviewer: Clare Boswell [rating: 5] What is fascinating about’ Theatre ad Infinitum’ is their ability to turn their extremely capable hands to a plethora of performance styles and genres. Having originally witnessed their charming mime performance ‘Behind the Mirror’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2008, I was struck by their exhilarating talent and ...

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Danza Contemporánea de Cuba – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lucia Cox [Rating:4] Imagine, if you will, a blend of Afro Caribbean rhythms, electronic soundscapes and European Ballet, throw in some nods and hints to the great choreographers of the last century (Bausch, Graham, Cunningham), then throw it into disarray with boundless energy and a company with world class choreographers to boot and you have what is known as ...

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Tin – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Garry A Morris Director: Olusola Oyeleye Reviewer: Laura Maley [rating:2] Best friends Jacqueline (Debby Bishop) and Pauline (Kate Doherty) travel to an old tin mining town in Cornwall to scatter Pauline’s great granddad’s ashes. While there Jacqueline reveals that the breast cancer that had been in remission has returned. Both women attempt to come to terms with what it ...

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Simple Things – The Lowry, Salford

Writer and performer: Phil Buckley Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3]   Comedians often use aspects of their personal lives as the basis for their professional routines. Phil Buckley takes a literal approach to autobiography and describes incidents from his life in a laid back manner with little exaggeration. In his new show Simple Things Buckley tries to understand how, despite continuing ...

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Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer/Performer: Francesca Millican-Slater Reviewer: Helen Jones [rating:3.5]   Miss Millican_Slater has based this hour-long monologue on the events that took place when she started an art project while at university. Browsing in a little hippy shop in Totnes, she came across a postcard posted on July 15th 1910 addressed to a Miss L Gibbs. The postcard of Lincoln Cathedral had ...

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Michael Winslow: Man of 10,000 Voices – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs [rating:4] Michael Winslow is a man who makes sounds…thousands of sounds, sounds you never thought a man could make. Power tools, screaming guitars, that beepy noise the supermarket scanner makes, sex toys. Strange sounds, movie sounds, everyday sounds. Michael Winslow is also the man who played Sgt. Larvelle “Motor Mouth” Jones in the Police Academy movies. Given ...

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Simon Amstell: Numb – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:5] The British public have seen Simon Amstell’s career progress nicely over the last few years. From his sarcastic interviewing style on Popworld, to offending D-list “celebrities” on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, to writing and performing in the superb Grandma’s House. But stand-up is where he really shines, and this follow-up to his wonderful ‘Do Nothing’ show ...

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Barry and Stuart: Show and Tell – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:5] With magicians, a lot of their appeal lies in the mystique. Fantastic feats happen before your very eyes, and you go home thinking “how in the world did they do that?” Performers like Derren Brown create no illusions, beginning his act telling the audience that he possesses no psychic or magical powers whatsoever. Barry and Stuart ...

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