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Mitch Benn: Don’t Fear the Reaper – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Is Mitch Benn a cheat? That is how some stand-up comedians describe Benn’s style of musical comedy. In fact, comedy luminary Daniel Kitson went as far as to describe the guitar as ‘the cheating stick’. Benn himself explains that for a straight stand up comic to bring the house down they have to be an absolute master ...

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Dave Spikey – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Paul Maguire Dave Spikey performed his first stand-up show in 1987 while working as a biomedical scientist at Bolton General Hospital. He tells the three-quarter full Quay Theatre that tonight's show is the story of his career. A tale of how he got from that point 30 years ago, to where he is now via winning The Best Newcomer ...

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Jason Byrne: Propped Up – The Lowry Theatre

Reviewer: Marie Smith Jason Byrne is “Propped Up” is a brand new show from the very experienced, very funny, highly acclaimed, side-splitting, feel good comedian. Byrne brings back his warmth and generous stagecraft with even more props and silly humour and his famous white suit.  Recently on his British and Irish tour he reintroduced his prop comedy mixed with his ...

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Sing-a-long-a Frozen – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Steven Ireland This week parents all over Manchester and Salford will be dressing their children as Anna or Elsa, or making sure to take Olaf out with them. For many this is just an average trip to the supermarket, but this week some of them will be heading to the Lowry Theatre. Singalonga Productions brings their format to Disney’s ...

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La Traviata – The Lowry, Salford

Composer:Giuseppe Verdi Director: Alessandro Talevi Conductor: Gianluca Marcianò Reviewer: Donna Kelly Opera North’s new production of Verdi’s La Traviata may have been 15 years in the making but it’s certainly worth the wait. Fiercely passionate, profoundly moving and devastatingly tragic, La Traviata is widely considered the most popular opera of all time and is arguably Giuseppe Verdi’s best work. It ...

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Stomp – The Lowry, Salford

Directors: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe Stomp has no doubt come a long way since its street theatre days at the Edinburgh Fringe back in the early eighties, when the band Pookiesnackenburger first performed it. It has since travelled the world playing to sold out venues in Hong Kong to Sydney, London to New York, even playing an ...

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Julie Fowlis – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jonny Black   This is the first date of an 8 night tour to selected venues throughout the UK during April and May. The tour is to promote her new album Gach Sgeul (Every Story). Julie grew up on North Uist, an island in the Outer Hebrides, in a Gaelic speaking community. She released her first album in 2005 ...

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Lord of the Flies – The Lowry Theatre, Salford

Choreographer: Scott Ambler Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Iris Beaumont William Golding’s Lord of the Flies gets the contemporary dance treatemnet courtesy of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures in a disturbingly beautiful, violently wild dance interpretations mixing locals performers aged between seven and 25 alongside a cast of professional dancers to produce this maginificent 21st century retelling of the story. Its the ...

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