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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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Into The Light – The Lowry, Salford.

Writers: Hijinx, Frantic Assembly, and Teatro La Ribalta Directors: Scott Graham and Krista Vuori Reviewer: Sam Lowe Light catches our eyes. The set is made up of neon lights shaped into two doors. A portal between two worlds: on and off stage – as constructed by Tarn Aitken. It looks like something from the movie, Tron. This is an autobiographical, ...

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Humanhood: Torus – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Humanhood were formed in 2016 by Rudi Cole and Júlia Robert Parés – one from Birmingham, one Catalan. They bring together their shared interests in science – especially physics and astrophysics – and Eastern mysticism and have developed in a relatively short time a distinctive choreographic language that speaks of an almost symbiotic fluidity. Less than a ...

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Robin Ince: Chaos Of Delight – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Robin Ince, polymath, comedian, writer and much-loved side-kick of Brian Cox on Radio 4’sThe Infinite Monkey Cage has a lot going on in his head. Maybe too much. In recent years he’s been upfront about his mental health, the multiple Robins in his head and his choice of career, treating it all as just more stuff to be ...

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Opera North: Katya Kabanova – The Lowry, Salford  

Composer : Leoš Janáček after Ostrovsky’s The Storm Director: Tim Albery Conductor : Sian Edwards Reviewer: Dave Cunningham At 105 minutes Katya Kabanova is an awkward length for an opera: too short to require an interval but too long to be part of a double bill. However, absorbing the opera in a single sitting exposes the audience to the full raw emotion ...

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