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Toast – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Henry Filloux-Bennett Director: Jennie Riordan Reviewer: Andrea Allen “It is impossible not to love someone who makes toast for you…once the warm, salty butter has hit your tongue, you are smitten, putty in their hands”. The visceral, evocative language which opens this show is perfectly complemented by the smell of burnt toast hitting your nostrils as you step into ...

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Emmanuel Gat Dance: Works – The Lowry, Salford

Choreography: Emmanuel Gat Reviewer: Peter Jacobs This is an unusual opportunity to see a company like Emmanuel Gat Dance at the Lowry. An appearance supported by The Institut Français as part of FranceDanceUK, this is the company’s only UK appearance other than London’s Sadler’s Wells. Booked into the cosily-cavernous Lyric Theatre at The Lowry this uniqueness is clearly lost on ...

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The Football Ramble Daily Live – The Lowry, Salford

Reviewer: Matt Forrest The world of the podcast is big business these days. It seems everyone is creating a podcast these days and we have a podcast for absolutely everything. The Football Ramble Daily team have been in the game for 12 years now and their success shows no sign of waning. Books, radio and television appearances and a worldwide ...

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Measure for Measure – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Gregory Doran Reviewer: Sam Lowe Measure for Measure is an interesting case study for a Shakespeare play. It’s known for not really fitting agreeably into either genre box of comedy (meaning it possesses a happy ending) or tragedy. Shakespeare’s plays can be divided into the following: Tragedy, History, or Comedy. Some academics have even referred to ...

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The Taming of The Shrew -The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director:  Justin Audibert Reviewer: Richard Hall The Taming Of The Shrew is one of three plays that the Royal Shakespeare Company has brought to The Lowry for a much anticipated two week season. Having previously played at Stratford-Upon-Avon, this production has generated a lot of interest due to its fresh portrayal of gender politics. What makes this ...

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Under Three Moons – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Daniel Kanaber Director: Adam Quayle Reviewer: Sam Lowe Box of Tricks are undertaking inspiring and wonderful work. Sharing playwrights and their new writing with audiences around the country. They move forward with the times; asking what’s been talked about right now and how can that creatively manifest itself on the stage? Manchester is just the start when it comes ...

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As You Like It – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Shakespeare Director: Kimberley Sykes Reviewer: Dave Cunningham Director Kimberley Sykes uses the current production of As You Like It to examine whether, as is opined in the play, the world really is a stage.  The show opens in what might be considered the traditional manner- a bleak monochrome court from which the increasingly paranoid Duke has banished many ...

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A Taste of Honey – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Shelagh Delaney Director: Bijan Sheibani Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen The Lowry should be the perfect setting for National Theatre’s portrayal of the 1958 play A Taste of Honey. There is a reason it has been selected as the first pit stop for its latest tour – after all it is a compelling portrayal of working-class life in post-war Salford. However, ...

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