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No Kids – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Nir Paldi and George Mann Reviewer: Andrea Allen To have children, or to not have children. That is the question Ad Infinitum confront inNo Kids, a no-holds-barred, devastatingly brilliant two-hander about a same-sex couple confronting the ethical, environmental and self-sacrificing implications one faces considering raising a child in the 21stcentury. Performed and devised by Ad Infinitum co-founders and real-life ...

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Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Mark Morris Music: The Beatles and Ethan Iverson Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Pepperlandby American dance legend Mark Morris celebrates the landmark 1967 album by The Beatles Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Pepperlandpremiered at the Sgt Pepper at 50Festival in Liverpool in 2017 at the Royal Court. Pepperland is now on a major UK tour supported by Dance Consortium, although the production has ...

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Best of BE Festival 2019 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Helen Jones The BE (Birmingham European) Festival developed in 2010 from the cultural mix in the arts scene in Birmingham and its exchange with counterparts in Europe. Each year three of the 'best' acts of the Festival do a month-long tour of the UK and it arrived at The Lowry this week. The three performances out on tour this ...

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The Worst Witch – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Jill Murphy Adaptor: Emma Reeves Director: Theresa Heskins Reviewer: Richard Hall At the age of fifteen, Jill Murphy began writing the first of her highly popular Worst Witch children’s books. Published a good twenty years before J K Rowling’s first Harry Potter novel, each book in the Worst Witch series follows the fortunes of Mildred Hubble, an ordinary and somewhat accident-prone young girl, ...

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Paul Carrack: These Days 2019 – The Lowry, Salford  

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Although Paul Carrack clearly enjoys interacting with the audience during his concerts, he does not seem entirely comfortable as a bandleader. Hiding under dark glasses and a hat, he is quick to move from centre stage and take up position concealed behind keyboards where he can concentrate on the serious business of singing. The golden voice of ...

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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Beauty and the Beast – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: David Bintley Music: Glenn Buhr Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Although not one of the ‘classic’ ballets, Beauty and the Beast has a similar provenance from folk and fairy tales, originally appearing in print as early as the 1550s before Perrault’s Tales of Mother Goose in 1697 and being retold again in the 18thand 19thcenturies. In the 20thcentury Jean Cocteau made a striking ...

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Katy Dye: Baby Face – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs How is it that, in the enlightened 21stcentury, the infantilism of women still seems reasonably acceptable for our screens, billboards and catwalks? Is the idea of the little girl lost so embedded in our patriarchal society that we’ve forgotten to question it? Katy Dye hasn’t, and it’s the starting point forBaby Face, a short, punchy piece of ...

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Kieran Hodgson: 75 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs You might think a Brexit related show would have run its course by now. It might even have been a gamble to take it to Edinburgh in 2018, but Kieran Hodgson’s 75 was one of the critical highlights at the fringe, and it’s continued to be a huge hit with audiences in a long London run. Now ...

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