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Sleeping Trees at the Movies Trilogy: Sci-fi – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Tom Parry Writers/Directors: James Dunnell-Smith, John Woodburn, and Joshua George Smith Reviewer: Sam Lowe Sci-fi splendidly sucks the audience into a theatrical black hole, “spaghettifies” them, and leaves them in a tangled state of consciousness. Forcing them to ask the question, “What in the world did I just watch?” The audience are rocketed to the planet Plutopia, which rules ...

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Opera North: Don Giovani – The Lowry, Salford

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Christoph Altstaedt Reviewer: Tate James Don Giovanni, lover and leaver extraordinaire, has arrived out of character at The Lowry in Salford. Mozart’s dark tale sees the famous scoundrel commit murder, provoke adultery and otherwise stir the pot before his inevitable comeuppance. Opera North’s latest incarnation paints the hero (is he actually the ...

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Hard Times – Lowry Theatre,Salford

Writer: Charles Dickens Adapted by: Deborah McAndrew Director and Composer: Conraad Nelson Reviewer: Helen Jones Charles Dicken’s tenth novel, Hard Times, was first published between April and August 1854 in twenty installments in Dicken’s own weekly publication Household Words. Set in a fictionalised Northern mill town, possibly based on Preston, which Dickens had recently visited, it is a view on ...

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Rob Newman’s Total Eclipse of Descartes – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Rob Newman Reviewer: Jo Beggs Is it possible, asks Rob Newman in his new stand-up show, Total Eclipse of Descartes, for a better understanding of philosophy to help us work out the complicated and depressing world we live in today? What can Sartre or Descartes teach us about contemporary society? At least it’s a different take on stand-up than ...

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David Baddiel: My Family, Not the Sitcom – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: David Baddiel Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Tonight The Lowry could be the setting for an awkward encounter. Back when comedy was said to be the new rock’n’roll  David Baddiel and Rob Rob Newman were the first comedy duo to sell out arenas . But the partnership did not end on friendly terms and tonight both of them are performing at ...

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Police Cops in Space – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: The Pretend Men Reviewer: Lizz Clark The Pretend Men don’t know how to slow down. They’ve played to sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe for the last two years, and are now touring their second show, Police Cops in Space, in the UK and internationally. The sequel to 2016’s Police Cops, it’s the same no-holds-barred physical-comedy-meets-genre-spoof, only this time ...

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The Audit – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Andrew Westerside, Rachel Baynton and Gillian Lees Director: Andrew Westerside Reviewer: Sam Lowe Gillian Lees stands behind a glass lecturn and acknowledges the entering audience. An image reminiscent of a politician about to make an important speech. However, what you can really sense is Proto-type Theatre’s burning anger and passion, as they have a lot of things they want ...

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Ed Byrne : Spoiler Alert – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Spoiler Alert holding a chainsaw the image is misleading. It is hard to think of a more amiable comedian; the only point in the evening when he comes close to losing his temper is due to a patron repeatedly using her mobile phone. This affable personality is at odds with the theme of the show which is ...

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