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Opera North’s The Ring Cycle: Die Walküre – The Lowry, Salford

Kelly Cae Hogan as Brünnhilde and Michael Weinius as Siegmund. Photo credit: Clive Barda

Composer: Richard Wagner Concert staging and design concept: Peter Mumford English titles: Simon Rees Conductor: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Tonight’s instalment of the The Ring Cycle is arguably the most iconic of Wagner’s work. Perhaps even the most striking image in opera. For who doesn’t conjure that stereotypical tableux of ladies in “viking” helmets heralding war? Opera North’s Die ...

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MANC MINI – The Horse Show

People Zoo Productions presents The Horse Show

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Evelyn of People Zoo Productions, tells us about their show The Horse Show, which they will be performing at The King’s Arms, Salford. How would you describe your show in one sentence? Like the sketch show equivalent of taking ...

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Opera North’s The Ring Cycle: Das Rheingold – The Lowry, Salford

Michael Druiett as Wotan, Jo Pohlheim as Alberich and Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke as Loge - in Opera North's Das Rheingold

Composer: Richard Wagner English text: Simon Rees Associate Director: Joe Austin Conductor: Richard Farnes Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent And thus commences twenty and half hours of opera as Opera North embark on presenting Wagner’s Ring Cycle in its entirety. A colossal undertaking and the epitome of an operatic experience. At a running time of two hours and forty minutes Das Rheingold ...

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James Veitch: Dot Con – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Donna Kelly Email spam is still a big business. In 2013, 60% of emails sent were either spam or scam, resulting in innocent people being relieved of around $6 billion of their hard earned cash. So one bold, brave and bored comedian decided to do something about it. For the past four years, James Veitch has been responding to ...

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MANC MINI: Bubble Show with Milkshake

Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival. Kurt Murray AKA Dr Erin Bubble of Bubble Laboratory, tells us about their showBubble Show with Milkshake, which they will be performing at The Kings Arms Theatre in Salford How would you describe your show in one sentence? A ...

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All’s Well That Ends Well – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Lizz Clark How can you make someone love you when they don’t? It’s the subject of many pop songs, but even some great fans of Shakespeare will be unaware that he wrote a play on the theme. All’s Well That Ends Well, in this Bristol Tobacco Factory production, is a witty comedy brim-full ...

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Hamlet – The Lowry, Salford

Alan Mahon as Hamlet

Writer: William Shakespeare Director : Andrew Hilton Reviewer: Jim Gillespie Bristol’s Tobacco Factory company bring Shakespeare’s Scandi Noir play to Salford’s Lowry Theatre, in repertory with the lesser known comedy All’s Well That Ends Well. While the Tobacco factory may have pedigree of their own, the echoes of applause seem barely to have died away from Maxine Peake’s daring performance ...

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Derren Brown: Miracle – The Lowry, Salford– The Lowry, Salford

Illusionist Derren Brown in Miracle

Writer: Derren Brown, Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor Director: Andy Nyman and Andrew O’Connor Reviewer: Matt Forrest First of all, a word of warning: this article contains no spoilers! This is at the request of Derren Brown himself and I’m not willing to cross him after some of the outrageous feats witnessed over the course of a spellbinding two hours ...

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