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Clod Ensemble: Placebo – The Lowry, Salford

Direction: Suzy Willson Music: Paul Clark Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Since their inception in 1995 Clod Ensemble have earned a reputation for creating challenging, interrogative, multi-disciplinary work that blends music, movement, dance, theatre and live art and metamorphoses between conventional theatrical spaces, sited work, galleries and public spaces. Placebo is their third appearance at The Lowry following on from their memorable appearance ...

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Fuse: Dökk – The Lowry, Salford

Concept: Mattia Carretti Choreography: Elena Annovi Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Dökk is the Icelandic word for darkness. Dökkis a digital and physical journey through the subconscious mind, exploring the balance between darkness and light, playing with perceptions of space and time and is presented as part of The Lowry’s welcomely-diverse Week 53 Festival. The show contains three key elements: kinetically-responsive front ...

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Everything I See I Swallow – The Lowry, Salford

Writers and performers: Tamsin Shasha and Maisy Taylor Reviewer: Peter Jacobs Commissioned for The Lowry’s Week 53 Festival – their biannual festival for ‘the compulsively curious’, now in its second year – Everything I See I Swallow explores a mother-daughter relationship focusing on sexuality, ‘coming of age’, and using aerial rope and Japanese Shibari – ancient and erotic rope bondage. This ...

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Brighton Rock – The Lowry, Salford

Music: Hannah Peel Writer: Graham Greene Adaptor: Bryony Lavery Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Sam Lowe Anything is possible at the theatre, including the creation of one more week in the year. Yes, it is the Week 53 festival at The Lowry, and tonight's offering is Brighton Rock. Pilot Theatre aim to create theatre for young people, which allows them the ...

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Fat Roland: Seven Inch – The Lowry, Salford

Creator: Fat Roland Reviewer: Matt Forrest At The Lowry this evening it was the launch night for Week 53: an annual festival held at The Lowry with performances that include comedy, theatre and dance. Believe you me, this festival will have something for everyone. One of the more intriguing prospects of the festival comes in the form of Fat Roland: Seven ...

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Hikikomori: The Shelter – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Joris Mathieu with Haut et Court art collective Director: Joris Mathieu Reviewer: Jo Beggs Teenagers can be hard to deal with. In this confusing world, Japan has coined a name for the phenomenon of self-imposed isolation where teens lock themselves away in their rooms and refuse to communicate – Hikikomori. Nils is in the grips of it. His parents ...

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Last Resort – The Lowry, Salford

Writer/Director: Tom Barnes and Eve Parmiter Reviewer: Harriet Mallion Last Resort welcomes weary travellers to a tropical paradise, complete with orange deckchairs, private beaches and complimentary Cuba Libres. Just make sure you don’t look too closely at the scars on this landscape, and don’t worry yourself about “enhanced interrogation techniques.” Last Resort guides the audience through a multisensory experience that ...

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Handle with Care – The Lowry, Salford

Woman walking between storage cages

Writer: Chloe Moss Director: Daphna Attics Reviewer: Richard Hall   The Lowry’s inspired Week 53 Festival continues with this stunning piece of immersive theatre. A writer of exceptional quality, Chloe Moss lays bare the early life and formative years of Zoe, a modern-day everywoman for the late 20th- and early 21st-Centuries. In groups of 10, the audience first meets Zoe ...

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