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Circa: Humans – The Lowry, Salford.

Writers: Yaron Lifschitz/Circa Ensemble. Director: Yaron Lifschitz Reviewer: Sam Lowe A pre-show ritual of stretching and changing costume takes place as the ensemble warm up for a spectacle which explores the myriad of ways that the body can move. It’s about them. There is no set, just plenty of dancing fog etching the actions of the acrobats if only for ...

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Card Ninja – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jay Nuttall An oxymoron it may sound but Card Ninja does pretty much what it says. Kiwi Javier Jarquin, dressed in black, may have always wanted to be a ninja and is an expert at card scaling – the art of throwing playing cards. His show is an hour of wishing you could also do what he makes look easy. ...

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Everything I See I Swallow – The Lowry, Salford

Devisers: Tamsin Shasha, Maisy Taylor & Helen Tennison Director: Helen Tennison Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Born and commissioned from The Lowry Theatre’s Week 53 initiative Everything I See I Swallow returns to its roots having spent August at The International Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it picked up a Fringe First 2019 Award. It is a challenging piece exploring sexualisation, objectification, the ...

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On the Other Hand We’re Happy – Roundabout, Salford

Writer: Daf James Director: Stef O'Driscoll Reviewer: Sam Lowe Bringing a slice of the Edinburgh Fringe universe to Albert Park in Salford is... Roundabout. A transportable, practicable, and valuable theatre in the round space, which looks like a spaceship. This is bringing theatre out into the Salford Community. It rightfully boasts four premieres of plays, free events, comedy, and music. ...

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Mythos: Men – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Stephen Fry Director: Tim Carroll Reviewer: Matt Forrest There are certain actors, performers and comics who you would pay good money to see even if they were reading the Yellow Pages; Richard Burton, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry would all fit the bill. Thankfully, Fry isn’t tackling the helpful canary coloured directory, instead he is taking on the ...

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Mythos: Gods  – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Stephen Fry Director: Tim Carroll Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Revered by some as having almost demi-God like status anyway, Stephen Fry has always immersed himself into the world of Greek myth and legend. His 2018 publication Mythos: Godsis his own retelling of the ancient Mediterranean fables for a 21stcentury audience. Quickly followed by Heroesand Men, his literally trilogy is now ...

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FILM REVIEW: Mrs Lowry & Son

Writer: Martyn Hesford Director: Adrian Noble Reviewer: Dave Cunningham It is surprising that it has taken so long for the life of artist L S Lowry to be dramatised on the cinema screen. After all, his story has inspired a ballet, stage and radio plays and a number of documentaries. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that Martyn Hesford’s script for ...

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Who Cares – Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Matt Woodhead Director: Matt Woodhead Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Hot on the heels of Lung’s ground-breaking Trojan Horse comes Who Cares - a searing indictment of the impact of austerity on support services for young carers. Based on real-life testimonies, this slickly staged and superbly performed piece cuts right to the heart of a failing system. The action centres on ...

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