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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lizz Clark The umbrella of “musicals” encompasses many styles, from the tongue-twisting harmonies of light opera, through the syrupy Rogers and Hammerstein, right up to present-day attractions like Wicked, Hamilton or – playing in the Lowry’s Lyric Theatre this week – Gary Barlow’s The Band. Since 2008, the cast of Showstopper! The Improvised Musical have been playing around under that umbrella, ...

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The Band – The Lowry, Salford

Book: Tim Firth Music: Take That Director: Kim Gavin and Jack Ryder Reviewer: Lauren Maughan Watching a performance of The Band is a night you’ll never forget. Great songs, a great cast and a great bit of nostalgia for some of us– this show is one not to be missed. The story travels us through time, from the past to the ...

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An Evening of Eric & Ern at Christmas – The Lowry, Salford

Writers:  Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel Director: Daniel Clarkson Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Be honest: some Christmas traditions are puzzling and do not meet the criteria of peace on earth and goodwill to all. Dark winter nights prompt ghost stories and an interest in elaborate murder-mysteries. One tradition that is easy to understand, however, is the continuing appeal of the comedy ...

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Cinderella: A Wicked Mother of a Night Out! – The Welcome Inn, Salford

Writer: Luke Barnes Director: Jimmy Fairhurst Reviewer: Matt Forrest With Panto’s a-plenty kicking around this time of year all jostling for your hard-earned cash it can all get a little repetitive: you sometimes need something little a different from the usual festive fare to get you into the Christmas spirit and production company Not Too Tame may have the solution. The touring ...

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Six –  The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss Director: Lucy Moss and Jamie Armitage Reviewer: Frances Scott The chopped and changed wives of Henry VIII have moved heaven and earth to tell their side of the story. Overshadowed by their husband’s reign, these queens have taken over the Quays theatre to upgrade the audiences limited knowledge of their lives. Assuming that you ...

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Rich Hall’s Hoedown – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Jo Beggs There’s never been a better time for a sharp, honest look at the United States, and Rich Hall, with his sardonic outlook on life, does it with style. The Virginia-born Anglophile comedian has truly come of age thanks to the current state of the union. With his Radio 4 Rich Hall’s (Election) Breakdown he attempted to make sense ...

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Gandini Juggling: Sigma – The Lowry, Salford

Director: Sean Gandini Reviewer: Jay Nuttall Last seen at The Lowry with Smashed, a piece about lost love and quaint afternoon tea, Gandini Juggling return with another one of their many shows. Sigma was developed and showcased at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival and has become part of the company’s repertoire of shows that tour around the world. Gandini Juggling has been ...

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Aakash Odedra Company: #JeSuis – The Lowry, Salford

Concept and Choreography: Aakash Odedra Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Aakash Odedra is a British contemporary dancer and choreographer with a solid background in classical Indian styles, especially Kathak. Like his mentor, Akram Khan, Odedra uses this background as a starting point: foundations on which to build ambitious work that moves on – perhaps in some ways redefines – those origins to ...

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