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Juliette Burton: Butterfly Effect – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer:  Richard Hall Last month, comedian, writer and broadcaster, Juliette Burton sold out this enthralling docu-comedy show at the Edinburgh Fringe for a fourth consecutive year. As with her previous shows, Butterfly Effect, draws heavily on her own experiences, especially those linked to mental health. At one point in this highly entertaining, funny and deeply poignant show, Burton lists her ...

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A Comedy About a Bank Robbery – The Lowry

Writers: Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, Henry Shields Director: Mark Bell Reviewer: Jay Nuttall This show does what it says on the poster. It is (loosely) about a bank robbery but it is (most definitely) a comedy. In fact, it should probably renamed A (Very Funny) Comedy about a Bank Robbery. Still home at The Criterion Theatre in the West End, ...

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Funny Money – The Lowry, Salford

Writer:  Ray Cooney Director: Marti Schep Reviewer: Matthew Forrest The undoubted king of the farce has been churning out classic British comedy theatre for well over 50 years. The actor and playwright has had 17 of his plays performed and must be considered ‘a national treasure’. Salford’s Barton Theatre Company have decided to undertake one of Cooney’s later offerings: Funny ...

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How To Spot An Alien – The Roundabout at Ordsall Park, Salford

Writer: Georgia Christou Director: Stef O’ Driscoll Reviewer: Jay Nuttall   New writing theatre company Paines Plough continue their tradition for programming children’s theatre in their incredible pop-up theatre space, The Roundabout. Landing like a space capsule in Ordsall Park the theatre in the round is an exciting place to enter for adults, never mind children. So to go on ...

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Island Town – The Roundabout, Ordsall Park

Writer: Simon Longman Director: Stef O’Driscoll Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Paines Plough’s incredible pop-up theatre space, The Roundabout, once again lands in Salford fresh from a month’s run in Edinburgh. Every year it brings three brand new plays performed with excellence and Simon Longman’s Island Town continues this welcome trend. For anyone who hasn’t been inside the intimate, capsule-like, theatre in ...

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Early Doors – The Lowry, Salford

Writers: Craig Cash & Phil Mealy Director: Caroline Jay Ranger Reviewer: Jay Nuttall It’s fifteen years since Craig Cash and Phil Mealys’ superb BBC sitcom Early Doors finished on television after only two series. It attracted fantastic acclaim at the time and has grown an increased fan base over the last decade and a half. It is now set to ...

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Dusty – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Jonathan Harvey Director: Maria Friedman Reviewer: May Mellstrom "I'm 90 percent smoke and mirrors darling" declares Dusty Springfield, with a glint in her kohl-rimmed eyes as she rejects a marriage proposal and hails a taxi, disappearing into the night. The legendary British singer, born Mary O'Brien in 1939, was famously private however this new musical from acclaimed writer Jonathan ...

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