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Starlight Express – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Richard Stilgoe Director/Choreographer: Arlene Phillips Reviewer: Stephanie Rowe [rating:4.5] Starlight Express, a musical about trains sounds like a total failure before it even gets to the stage, but that is one thing it isn’t! In fact Starlight Express is the story of the underdog Rusty and his fight for recognition among his peers and the ...

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Somebody’s Son – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Marcia Layne Director: Amanda Huxtable Reviewer: Laura Maley [Rating:3] Darnell, Anthony and Kieran are about to take their GCSEs. Somebody’s Son looks at the friendship between the three boys and the arrival of Rochelle and Angel challenge those bonds of friendship. Award-winning writer Marcia Layne’s latest play ends its short regional tour at The Lowry in Salford with a ...

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Doris Day Can F–k off – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Greg McLaren Reviewer: Dave Cunningham [Rating:3] Once upon a time Greg McLaren set out to see whether, if he sang the words he would normally speak, other people would respond in kind. As Greg used a concealed microphone to record their responses the premise of the show sounds like it might work better as a TV documentary or real-life ...

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Swinging at the Cotton Club – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra Dance: The Jiving Lindy Hoppers Reviewer: Hannah Hiett [rating: 3.5] The Lowry’s Quays Theatre was filled with silver haired jazz aficionados and white loafered dance fans who remembered a time before dancing was a choice between simulating an epileptic fit or excercising one’s powers of the bump n grind… Possibly as a consequence, Swinging ...

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The Games – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Spike Theatre Music: Toby Parks Director: Mark Smith &John Garfield-Roberts Reviewer: Lucia Cox [Rating:4] A titular Dr Liam Tobin has found a manuscript ofAristophanes’lost play. He’s decided, for our delectation to put on a performance of the play with his honorary academics, one of whom is the hilarious Mark Smith, 3rd Class Honours in Sports Science from Bangor University. ...

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The Bald Prima Donna – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Eugene Ionesco Director: Adam Khomsi Reviewer: Hannah Hiett [rating:4] CTL Productions have brought a warm and lively interpretation of Ionesco’s iconic piece of Theatre of the Absurd, a play which illustrates the total breakdown of communication in modern society. Though often performed with a sense of eerie, robotic detachment signalling the total absence of character identity or meaning in ...

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Dave Gorman’s PowerPoint Presentation – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Laura Maley [Rating:4.5] Dave Gorman, Googlewhack Adventurer supreme, returns to The Lowry with his PowerPoint Presentation, following a sell-out autumn run. Always one of comedy’s most innovative thinkers, with this tour Gorman has company: a projector screen. Gorman also has top-quality support in the shape of Jay Foreman. Somewhat unusually for a comedian with a guitar, Foreman’s songs are ...

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Danza Contemporánea de Cuba – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Lucia Cox [Rating:4] Imagine, if you will, a blend of Afro Caribbean rhythms, electronic soundscapes and European Ballet, throw in some nods and hints to the great choreographers of the last century (Bausch, Graham, Cunningham), then throw it into disarray with boundless energy and a company with world class choreographers to boot and you have what is known as ...

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