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Horrible Histories: Horrible Christmas – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Terry Deary Director: Neal Foster  Reviewer: Matt Forrest The Horrible Histories juggernaut has been rolling along for some years now. Starting life as a series of children’s books by actor/author Terry Deary published in 1993, the books were later turned into a TV series produced by CBBC from 2009 to the present day. Now in its sixth season and ...

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Rich Hall: Hoedown 2016 – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs There are not many comedians who’d commit to a run of four nights at the Lowry, a couple of weeks before Christmas. But Rich Hall has a truly dedicated and ever increasing fan base that seems to make it possible. With every new TV or radio comedy series, documentary or panel show appearance, Hall’s sardonic wit and ...

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Justin Moorhouse: People and Feelings – The Lowry, Salford

Justin Moorhouse compares Fast Fringe at GM Fringe

Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Manchester comedian and actor Justin Moorhouse is back on the road again with his latest stand-up tour People and Feelings – his most recent pitstop landing him on home ground at The Lowry, in Salford. As always, Moorhouse ensures there are no barriers in his material and stays true to the Northern comedy stereotype of being brash, bold ...

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Marcus Brigstocke: Why the Long Face? – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jim Gillespie The Lowry’s Quay’s Theatre provides the final venue of a 55 date tour for Marcus Brigstocke’s Why the Long Face? tour.  It gives Brigstocke the last chance to fill his boots with a series of diatribes against the stupidities which have hallmarked 2016 for him as ‘the shittiest year in human history’. After the death of David ...

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Cara Dillon: Upon a Winter’s Night – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham  Christmas records tend to be novelty items intended to cash in on festive sentiment rather than creating an artistically valid product. But if anyone can challenge the cynical trend it must be Cara Dillon; an artist so principled she often sings only in Gaelic. As the concert at The Lowry makes clear Upon a Winter’s Night is by ...

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Company Chameleon: Witness – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Kevin Edward Turner and Anthony Missen Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Company Chameleon – now only one year from celebrating their tenth anniversary – are one of the UK’s leading independent dance companies: they are Manchester’s very own leading dance company. Their latest show, now ending a short tour at The Lowry, is Witness – a double bill of Words Unspoken ...

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James Acaster: Reset – The Lowry, Salford

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Reviewer: Matt Forrest There seems to be a continuing thread linking Kettering’s favourite son’s stand-up shows: in 2014 he was an undercover cop, in 2015 he was on jury service, and this year he’s joining the witness protection scheme and looking for a fresh start in life and the chance to follow his dream of building wells in Kenya. The ...

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Lucy Porter: Consequences – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest  Lucy Porter brings her Consequences show to The Lowry and bounds on to stage armed with a bottle of port and Bon Bons: a little gift for regulars to her shows and a little something for those first timers. The show’s essence is a look at a problem we all have to face sooner or later: the ...

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