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Chilcot – The Lowry, Salford

Editor &Compiler: Richard Norton-Taylor and Matt Woodhead Director: Matt Woodhead Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Chilcot could not be a more timely play. Sir John Chilcot is the chair of the inquiry into the Iraq war, which was launched in July 2009. Sir John has finally agreed to publish the findings of his report on 6 July 2016. The remit of ...

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Still Ill – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Billy Cowan Director: Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Still Ill takes its title from a track on the 1984 The Smiths album Hatful of Hollow. The song contains the line ‘Under the iron bridge we kissed, and although I ended up with sore lips, it just wasn’t like the old days anymore’. This is effectively the premise of ...

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Feral – The Lowry Studio, Salford

Directors: Ross MacKay Devised and Conceived by the company Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   The stage consists of an animator’s studio, with a central platform of lights and a raked surface and two supporting desks, one to mix sound from and one to mix the images which will appear on a grey dormant screen once the show begins. Feral is ...

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Monkey Bars – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Chris Goode (dialogues originated by Karl James) Director: Chris Goode Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby [Rating: 4.5] The opening image of Monkey Bars is of a man sat on a luminous white box singing to a plate of green jelly. Not long after another man walks on stage dressed in his underpants wearing a balaclava and blows up a red ...

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