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Theatre Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ALADDIN – The Lowry, Salford

Tzu-Chao Chou as the Djinn of the Lamp in ALADDIN. Photo Credit: Bill Cooper

Tzu-Chao Chou as the Djinn of the Lamp in ALADDIN. Photo Credit: Bill Cooper

West End theatre meets classical ballet in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s latest production of ALADDIN

West End theatre meets classical ballet in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s latest production of ALADDIN, which flies into Salford this week for a four-night run at The Lowry.

Based on the Arab-style folktale of the same name, ALADDIN tells the story of a street urchin who frees a genie from a magical lamp and finds his wishes...

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Theatre Review: OUR TOWN – Royal Exchange, Manchester

OUR TOWN at Royal Exchange

Uniquely redefined for the present day, Sarah Frankcom’s revival of Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN is hauntingly beautiful

It is said that Thornton Wilder’s 1938 drama OUR TOWN is performed at least once every night somewhere in the world. Hardly surprising when you consider the Pulitzer Prize-winning depiction of ordinary life remains Wilder’s greatest and best-known work as a playwright.

Set between 1901 and 1913, OUR TOWN tells the story of Emily and George, two unremarkable teenagers g...

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COMPETITION: Win a Family Ticket to see FAUNA at The Lowry

FAUNA at The Lowry

Win a family ticket for contemporary circus show FAUNA at The Lowry

Frankly My Dear UK is offering one reader a chance to win a family ticket to see FAUNA at The Lowry on 21 or 22 September 2017.

Performed by five highly skilled International acrobats, FAUNA is a mesmerising contemporary circus show set to a brilliant live musical score.

The unique mixture of acrobatics, dance and movement sees five young dancers and circus performers transform their bodies into spiders, lemurs, tree frogs and ...

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Interview: Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers Lachlan Monaghan and Yaoqian Shang talk ALADDIN

Yaoqian Shang and Lachlan Monaghan rehearse BRB's ALADDIN. Photo: Ty Singleton

Yaoqian Shang and Lachlan Monaghan rehearse Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ALADDIN. Photo: Ty Singleton

Lachlan Monaghan and Yaoqian Shang discuss their lead roles in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ALADDIN

The UK’s leading classical ballet touring company – Birmingham Royal Ballet – makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry this month with ALADDIN, a classic story about a street urchin who frees a genie from a magical lamp and finds his wishes granted.

In anticipation for their four night ru...

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Theatre Review: LETTERS TO MORRISSEY – HOME, Manchester

Gary McNair in LETTERS TO MORRISSEY. Photo by David Moneith-Hodge

Powerful, funny and incredibly poignant, LETTERS TO MORRISSEY is a darkly comic and emotive coming-of-age story

Following its successful run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Gary McNair brings his one-man show LETTERS TO MORRISSEY to Manchester for a week long run at HOME.

LETTERS TO MORRISSEY starts back in 1997 with a lonely teenage McNair searching for understanding in a world of confusion...

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Theatre Review: HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES – The Lowry, Salford

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES UK Tour

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES is a hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps, social discord and misunderstandings

When HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES first made its premiere in 1970, it cemented Alan Ayckbourn’s career as a successful dramatist. Almost 50 years later, the comedy of confusion continues to entertain audiences, with the latest revival embarking on a national tour following its critically acclaimed run at London’s West End.

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES follows the lives of three couples: the w...

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LipService deliver a hilarious pastiche mash-up with MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT

MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT by LipService

Clever, witty and delightfully silly, MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT is a hilarious pastiche mash-up of plots and characters from the world of women writers

On the 200th anniversary of her death, literary spoof specialists LipService turn to Jane Austen for inspiration for their latest show, MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT.

Delivered in true LipService style, MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT takes Austen’s most famous novel, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and turns it completely on its head...

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Theatre Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY – The Lowry, Salford

The Addams Family Musical UK Tour

The cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Photo Credit: Matt Martin

What THE ADDAMS FAMILY lacks in drama and narrative, it more than makes up for in atmosphere and cast

With the possible exception of THE FLINTSTONES and THE SIMPSONS, few fictional families are as iconic as THE ADDAMS FAMILY...

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Theatre Review: WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DANCING – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DANCING

WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DANCING is a kaleidoscope of memories, people and experiences charting the changing attitudes to gay rights

Following the sell-out successes of THE FACTORY and NOTHING, the Royal Exchange Theatre’s award-winning Young Company return with a new original piece charting the shifting and stalling attitudes to gay rights.

WE WERE TOLD THERE WAS DANCING invites the audience to travel through space and time to experience what it’s like to fall in love with someone of the same...

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Behind The Scenes at The Lowry

From the dressing rooms to the lighting tower, we go behind-the-scenes at The Lowry

If you live in the North West, chances are you’ve visited The Lowry Theatre at some point. The world-class arts centre hosts around 1000 performances each year from opera and musicals to dance, music and comedy and is the UK’s largest theatre space outside of London.

In 2014, a whopping 866,773 people visited The Lowry making it one of the most popular venues in Greater Manchester...

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