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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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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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