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Theatre Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN – The Lowry, Salford

Stewart Wright as Mr Perks in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Photo Credit: Mark Dawson Photography

112 years after it was first published, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN is brought to life once again in a new stage production directed by Paul Jepson.

Based on the classic 1906 novel by Edith Nesbit, THE RAILWAY CHILDREN tells the story of three siblings – Roberta, Peter and Phyllis – whose lives are turned upside down then their father is falsely accused and imprisoned for selling state secrets to the Russians...

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Theatre Review: WAITING FOR GOD – The Lowry, Salford

Nichola McAuliffe and Jeffrey Holland in WAITING FOR GOD. Photo: Geraint Lewis

Ending its UK tour at Salford’s The Lowry, WAITING FOR GOD brings comedy and poignancy to an audience that lives knowing that old age is the path ahead. But how you tackle it is up to you. Your only as old as you feel and if that’s still 23, then a joy ride to Bournemouth in your Niece’s Porsche is just what the doctor orders.

Originally seen on our TV screens for five series in the 1990s, you might think it would be ...

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Comedy Review: Eddie Izzard – BELIEVE ME, The Lowry, Salford

Eddie Izzard BELIEVE ME Tour

As Eddie Izzard’s new memoir BELIEVE ME hits the book stands, the stand-up comedian, actor, writer and political activist opened his national book tour at The Lowry last night. The venue was crammed to the rafters and everyone that had purchased ticket also received a signed copy of ‘Believe Me’ completely gratis, thanks Eddie!

Comedian, actor, activist and staunch labour supporter despite his boarding school upbringing, Eddie is a personal hero of mine...

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Theatre Review: Shirley Valentine – The Lowry, Salford

Shirley Valentine UK Tour 2017

When Willy Russell’s heart-warming comedy SHIRLEY VALENTINE first premiered at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool in 1986, the one-woman play took the world by storm. Now, in celebration of its 30th anniversary, Jodie Prenger takes on the lead role in the first major revival of the much loved national treasure.

Set in Liverpool in the 1980s, SHIRLEY VALENTINE tells the story a middle-aged Liverpool housewife trapped in a loveless marriage...

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Theatre Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – The Lowry, Salford

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG UK & Ireland Tour. Photo Credit: Helen Murray

Following its successful run in London’s West End, the Olivier award winning play THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG heads Salford’s The Lowry this week as part of its UK tour.

Produced by LAMDA graduates Mischief Theatre, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is farcical play-within-a-play...

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Theatre Review: PERSUASION – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

PERSUASION - Royal Exchange Theatre

Following the bold reinterpretation of Aeschylus’s THE SUPPLIANT WOMAN, Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre’s Spring/Summer season continues to reshape and breathe new life into classic texts with its latest production of Jane Austen’s PERSUASION.

Written by Austen 1817, PERSUASION tells the story of the young Anne Elliot, who lost her chance at love when her family persuaded her to refuse an offer of marriage by the dashing – yet penniless – young naval officer Wentworth...

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Theatre Review: GHOST – THE MUSICAL, The Lowry – Salford

Andy Moss as Sam Wheat in GHOST THE MUSICAL. Photo: Matt Martin

When GHOST was first released back in 1990, it caused a real rumble. The American romantic fantasy film starring the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, was an outstanding commercial success, breaking box office records and earning Goldberg an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress...

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Theatre Review: TWELFTH NIGHT – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Faith Omole (Viola) in RET Twelfth Night. Photo Credit: Jonathan Keenan

Funny, beautifully staged and well performed, Jo Davies’ adaption of Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT is a must-see piece at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre this spring.

Written by William Shakespeare in 1601/02 as a twelfth night’s entertainment for the close of the Christmas season, this 400 year old play is a comedy disguised as an initial tragedy.

Separated in a shipwreck and believing each other to be dead, twins Vi...

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Theatre Review: JANE EYRE – The Lowry, Salford

Tim Delap (Rochester) and Nadia Clifford (Jane Eyre) in JANE EYRE. Photo: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

Beautifully acted and thought-provoking, JANE EYRE opens its UK tour at The Lowry

2017 marks the 170th anniversary of the first publication of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel JANE EYRE and it in a fitting tribute, the highly acclaimed co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic opens its UK tour at Salford’s The Lowry. 

Originally presented as a two part performance at the Brist...

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Theatre Review: SILVER LINING – The Lowry, Salford

Silver Lining at ETT and Rose Theatre. Photo by Mark Douet

SILVER LINING takes place in the upper day room of the Silver Retirement Home in Gravesend. Storm Vera is battering the country and freak floods has prompted the evacuation of all riverside properties. But as five elderly ladies wait patiently in the retirement home for help to arrive, it soon becomes clear that they have been forgotten about...

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