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

Eddie Izzard BELIEVE ME Tour

Comedian, actor, activist and Eddie Izzard brings his new memoir BELIEVE ME to the stage

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 boardi...

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Music Review: SIMON & GARFUNKEL THROUGH THE YEARS – The Lowry, Salford

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL THROUGH THE YEARS by Bookends. Photo: Chris Groucutt

Bookends bring Simon & Garfunkel’s extensive back catalogue to life in SIMON & GARFUNKEL THROUGH THE YEARS

More than four decades after their breakup in 1970, American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel continue to inspire a generation as tribute act Bookends delicately demonstrate in their latest UK tour of SIMON & GARFUNKEL THROUGH THE YEARS.

Performed by childhood friends Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, SIMON & GARFUNKEL ...

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INTERVIEW: Jeffrey Holland on WAITING FOR GOD

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

Jeffrey Holland talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in the new comedy play

When WAITING FOR GOD first aired on BBC One in the early 1990s, it became an instant hit with fans, running for a total of five series between 1990 and 1994. More than 20 years later, the hit sitcom has been adapted for the stage with an all-new script penned by the original creator Michael Aitkens.

Set at the fictional Bayview Retireme...

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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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Album Review: Albert Hammond – IN SYMPHONY

Albert Hammond IN SYMPHONY

Albert Hammond re-records hits from his core back catalogue with IN SYMPHONY 

After more than five decades in the music industry, you’d think that Albert Hammond would be tempted to hang up his guitar and take it easy but the legendary singer-songwriter is showing no signs of slowing down. At 72, Hammond is still writing and performing material, re-scoring some of his biggest hits for his new album IN SYMPHONY.

For those who don’t recongise the name, Hammond is a London born, Gibraltarian ...

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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

Daft, inventive and utterly silly, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG takes British slapstick to a new level

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

PERSUASION is a fresh, bold and enjoyable reinterpretation of Austen’s final masterpiece

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 offe...

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Music Review: Red Hot Chilli Pipers – The Lowry, Salford

The 2017 tour sees the Red Hot Chilli Pipers reinvent hits from artists such as Coldplay and Queen

Over the past fourteen years, the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have grown to become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet. Formed in 2002, the Scottish group has played with rock band The Darkness, opened the popular T IN THE PARK music festival, won the BBC talent show WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS? and have sold out tours across the world including the UK and the USA.

For those who have never heard of th...

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

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

Timeless and touching Bill Kenwright’s reimagined production of GHOST THE MUSICAL is impressively faithful to the movie

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

TWELFTH NIGHT is one of the best Shakespeare adaptations seen at the Royal Exchange in a long time

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 dis...

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