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Heart of Darkness – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Joseph Conrad Adaptor: Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks Director: Pete Brooks Reviewer: Jim Gillespie This is not Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, although it would be improper not to give him a writer’s credit. It is also inaccurate to describe it as an adaptation, although much is made of the difficulties of adapting a Victorian novel about events in Africa ...

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Gary Delaney: Gagster’s Paradise – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall The mark of a great comedian is, when leaving a gig, not remembering any of the jokes. It helps to write a couple down before they become ephemeral. Gary Delaney’s Gagster’s Paradise is so cram packed full that most comedians would hope to write as many funny lines in ten years that he puts into one hour. If ...

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Rita, Sue and Bob Too – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Andrea Dunbar Director: Kate Wasserberg Reviewer: Jo Beggs Before it was the 1987 cheeky cult film that every northern teenager talked about, Rita, Sue and Bob Too was a 1982 Royal Court new writing hit. Written by Andrea Dunbar when she was just 18, the play is a starkly realistic story of two 15-year-olds and their on-going sexual relationship ...

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Seann Walsh: After This One, I’m Going Home – The Lowry, Salford  

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The old saying goes: ‘’There is no such thing as bad publicity’’. Seann Walsh might beg to differ. Walsh fell from grace spectacularly when he was photographed kissing his dance partner from Strictly Come Dancing despite both of them being in relationships with other people. The torrent of abuse suffered by Walsh de-railed his career and drove him ...

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Tommy Tiernan: Paddy Crazy Horse – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Tommy Tiernan is a jack of all trades. Predominantly a stand-up he has also branched out into chat-show host, columnist and actor with a recent credit in Channel 4’s hit comedy Derry Girls as well as the obligatory cameo in Father Ted. Tiernan is Irish through and through and, predominantly, his audience also. As a stand-up on the ...

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An Afternoon with Brian Blessed – The Lowry, Salford.

Reviewer: Sam Lowe “Can you hear me?” Brian Blessed asks the loyal audience. The whole of Salford can. If he’s not known for his larger than life personality, he’s renowned for his tremendous, reverberating, operatic, and sonorous voice. It is simply iconic. Blessed has had a long and successful career as an actor, writer, presenter, and comedian. This afternoon’s talk ...

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Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior (Confessions of a Club Comic) – The Lowry, Salford  

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham The title of Shappi Khorsandi’s new show:  Skittish Warrior (Confessions of a Club Comic)reflects the comedian’s sceptical attitude towards showbiz. Khorsandi draws a distinction between performing live as a stand-up and her appearances on TV as a ‘celebrity’. For Khorsandi live performances are a compulsion- something she does even though it might be painful. She traces this ...

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The Girl on the Train – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Paula Hawkins Adaptor: Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel Director: Anthony Banks Reviewer: Jim Gillespie The publicity for this theatre version of the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins acknowledges its debt to the earlier adaptation into the DreamWorks film. But some of the novel’s authenticity is restored through its return home to a London location, a grittier, shabbier set of ...

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