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Bagheads – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Karen Wood Director: Lisa Cary Reviewer: Matt Forrest The Ard Knox theatre company was set up by writer Karen Woods, director Lisa Cary, and production manager Aaron Cummins, with an aim to find and harness new talent, as well as inspiring people to realize their potential and begin a career in the theatre. Bagheads is a gritty portrayal of ...

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Still Ill – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Billy Cowan Director: Joyce Branagh Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Still Ill takes its title from a track on the 1984 The Smiths album Hatful of Hollow. The song contains the line ‘Under the iron bridge we kissed, and although I ended up with sore lips, it just wasn’t like the old days anymore’. This is effectively the premise of ...

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Half a Person: My Life As Told By The Smiths – The Lowry, Salford

Writer : Alex Broun Reviewer : Sarah Cassidy [Rating:3.5] Half a Person: My Life As Told By The Smiths is a one-man show about William, a die hard Smiths fan who embarks on a passionate love affair with the beautiful, red-lipped, black-haired Salome, while pouring out his self-obsessed sorrows to his best friend Rick. William is a likeable character, who ...

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Unhappy Birthday – Camden People’s Theatre, London

Writer: Amy Lame Director: Scottee Reviewer: Kat Pope [rating:3] It’s fair to say that Amy Lame is more than slightly Morrissey obsessed. In fact, the great Mancunian Quiff seems to have positively taken over her life. “It’s 1982, the year the world began, and the year I started my period,” booms Lame portentiously. What follows is a queasy mix of ...

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