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Equus – The Lowry, Salford

 Writer: Peter Shaffer Director: Ned Bennett Reviewer: Sam Lowe The late Peter Shaffer’s psychological thriller, Equus, is still a notable play. It resonates with a modern audience, even though it was written in 1973. An English Touring Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East production, Equus is reinterpreted by award-winning theatre director, Ned Bennett. This is exceedingly visual, physical theatre combined with ...

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Home, I’m Darling – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Laura Wade Director: Tamara Harvery Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Co-produced by Theatr Clwyd and The National Theatre, Laura Wade’s Home, I’m Darling is on tour before a rejoiceful home-coming at the theatre in north Wales where it began life before transferring to London and beyond. It is a commentary on the way we live our lives in a modern world, feminism, ...

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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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