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Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Brian Mitchell, Joseph Nixon Director: Brian Mitchell Reviewer: Laura Maley [rating:4] The Foundry Group brings the story of two of the biggest names of the 70s and 80s to The Lowry Studio, Salford: Big Daddy vs Giant Haystacks. There were other wrestlers, and the WWE corporate behemoth in the United States has since gone on to have worldwide success, ...

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Murder on the Nile – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Agatha Christie Director: Joe Harmston Reviewer: Iain Sykes [rating:3] Let us get the most common misconception out of the way first. Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Nile contains no famous Belgian detective. That’s her earlier work, Death on the Nile, you’re thinking of there. The one she wrote before she decided she could do a much better job of ...

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Avenue Q – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Book: Jeff Whitty Music and Lyrics: Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Director: Jason Moore Reviewer: Tracey Lowe [rating:5]   It takes a certain special something for a new musical to succeed. Throughout the years we’ve seen such critical failures as ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ and ‘Carrie the Musical’, among others that were based on well-known films or books. It would ...

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Dara O’Briain: Craic Dealer – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Clare Boswell [rating: 4]   Dara O’Briain certainly has to be one of the busiest comedians working in the UK at the moment. As well as heading up TV shows ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘The Apprentice You’re Fired’, O’Briain is also currently embarking upon a gruelling UK tour culminating in a 5-day run at the London Hammersmith Apollo in ...

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The Return of Boothby Graffoe – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: James Martyn Rogers Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3.5] Comedians use the occasional song to add variety to their act. Boothby Graffoe does the reverse – music dominates his performance. He goes so far as to enlist the support of talented multi-instrumentalist Nick Pynn to boost the sound of the show. Less successfully he uses, and comes into conflict with, pre-recorded ...

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Blaze – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Director &Choreographer: Anthony van Laast Choreographers: Tommy Franzen, Kenny Wormald, Lyle Beniga, Mike Song Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:4] Fuelled by the success of shows like the BBC’s So You Think You Can Dance? and America’s Best Dance Crew, the large team behind Blaze have set out to take street dance to the next theatrical level. Dutch production team pANdADDY and ...

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