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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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Iain Stirling: U OK Hun? X – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matthew Forrest As Iain Stirling introduced himself to those at the Lowry this evening, you could be forgiven for closing your eyes for a moment, as you are transported to sunny Mallorca and as far away from a chilly Greater Manchester evening, for Stirling is the voice of ITV2 smash hit Love Island. Despite being best known as the soundtrack ...

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Tom Allen: Absolutely –  The Lowry , Salford

Reviewer: Abbie Rippon With tales from his life told in comic high definition, Tom Allen’s current tour, Absolutely, is a nonstop laugh! Two hours of hilarious life stories mingled in with a few well aimed jibes at a handful of audience members, Allen’s high energy and high paced performance has the audience gasping for breath from start to finish Dressed ...

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Elis James & John Robins: The Holy Vible Book – The Lowry,Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest Elis James and John Robins have had great success individually. James is a musician, TV/radio presenter, actor and stand-up comic, whilst Robins is also an award-winning stand-up and presenter in his own right. The pair joined forces in 2014 to present an afternoon radio programme for XFM (now Radio X). The show was both a critical and ...

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Andy Zaltzman: The Bugle Live –The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest “A week is a long time in politics”, or so the saying goes: certainly on both sides of the Atlantic this week seems longer than usual, we’ve had the fallout from the Tory Party Conference ( surely we’ve all seen that dance by now!), the never-ending saga that is ‘Brexit’, and Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing at the Supreme ...

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Hal Cruttenden: Chubster – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Well, that’s different. The stage lights rise forChubster on the unexpected sight of Hal Cruttenden not so much dad-dancing as dad-miming to the theme song from Disney’s Frozen. All of the over-emotive gestures are captured in a perfect straight-faced routine as if Cruttenden was auditioning for Strictly Come Dancing.  The idea for the opening, like the title ...

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Pete Firman: Marvels – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Pete Firman professes to be a student as well as a practitioner of magic. This approach gives him the chance to put his own spin on established tricks, such as the ‘dancing table’ standard, and to pay tribute to his influences. In a charming move during Marvels, Firman performs a trick attributed to his uncle who, he claims, ...

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Rachel Parris: It’s Fun to Pretend – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest It seems there is no stopping Rachel Parris: a regular spot on BBC 2’s satirical comedy show The Daily Mash and a huge spat with Piers Morgan that sent her viral. She is also part of the improvised comedy troop, Austentatious who put a unique spin on the novels of Jane Austen, and now she is embarking on a ...

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