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Dad’s Army Radio Show- The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles after Jimmy Perry and David Croft Director: Owen Lewis Reviewer: Dave Cunningham When Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles adapted Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s TV show Dad’s Army for BBC radio they shifted the emphasis from visual to verbal and descriptive humour. Their version of the classic scripts is, therefore, perfect for a theatrical presentation ...

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Justin Moorhouse: Northern Joker – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs Starting his new tour on his own patch certainly pays off for Justin Moorhouse. With this lovingly celebratory show about being a Northerner, he’s delivering his freshly crafted material to a room full of people who know exactly what he’s talking about. To audiences farther afield there might be a touch of the charmingly exotic, to us ...

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lizz Clark The umbrella of “musicals” encompasses many styles, from the tongue-twisting harmonies of light opera, through the syrupy Rogers and Hammerstein, right up to present-day attractions like Wicked, Hamilton or – playing in the Lowry’s Lyric Theatre this week – Gary Barlow’s The Band. Since 2008, the cast of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical have been playing around under that umbrella, ...

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The Band – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Tim Firth Music: Take That Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder Reviewer: Lauren Maughan Watching a performance of The Band is a night you’ll never forget. Great songs, a great cast and a great bit of nostalgia for some of us– this show is one not to be missed. The story travels us through time, from the past to the ...

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An Evening of Eric & Ern at Christmas – The Lowry, Salford

Writers:  Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel Director: Daniel Clarkson Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Be honest: some Christmas traditions are puzzling and do not meet the criteria of peace on earth and goodwill to all. Dark winter nights prompt ghost stories and an interest in elaborate murder-mysteries. One tradition that is easy to understand, however, is the continuing appeal of the comedy ...

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Cinderella: A Wicked Mother of a Night Out! – The Welcome Inn, Salford

Writer: Luke Barnes Director: Jimmy Fairhurst Reviewer: Matt Forrest With Panto’s a-plenty kicking around this time of year all jostling for your hard-earned cash it can all get a little repetitive: you sometimes need something little a different from the usual festive fare to get you into the Christmas spirit and production company Not Too Tame may have the solution. The touring ...

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Rich Hall’s Hoedown – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs There’s never been a better time for a sharp, honest look at the United States, and Rich Hall, with his sardonic outlook on life, does it with style. The Virginia-born Anglophile comedian has truly come of age thanks to the current state of the union. With his Radio 4 Rich Hall’s (Election) Breakdown he attempted to make sense ...

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The Oresteia – Lowry Theatre, Salford

Writer: Aeschylus Adapted by Kerry Frampton Director: Kerry Frampton Reviewer: Abbie Rippon A story of blood-for-blood revenge crime as a family seeks vengeance on each other, The Oresteia is the story of the fall of the house of Atreus. An ancient Greek myth, originally staged two-and-a-half-thousand years ago by Aeschylus, Splendid Productions have turned this ancient story into a hard-hitting ...

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