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Theatre Review: Opera North’s CARMEN – The Lowry, Salford

Brave, bold and perfectly cast, Opera North’s CARMEN brings George Bizet’s iconic opera into the present.

4 out of 5 stars

Opera North’s decision to run George Bizet’s CARMEN as their post-Covid breakout performance is a brave and a bold one – and is as camp as you like!

A far cry from the cliched Spain of Bizet’s original, Edward Dick opts to set his version in an indistinctly defined American border town...

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Theatre Review: GREASE – Opera House, Manchester

GREASE THE MUSICAL hand jives it’s way to Manchester’s Opera House for an evening of fun, audience vocal participation and bum shaking

4.5 out of 5 stars

It is 43 years to the day that YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT was top of the UK and US Billboard charts. I know this as it number one the day I was born and tonight’s show hits that anniversary too!

GREASE THE MUSICAL hand jives it’s way to Manchester’s Opera House with special guest star Peter Andre playing selected dates as the ethereal Teen Angel and quirk...

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Theatre Review: GHOST STORIES – The Lowry, Salford

GHOST STORIES

With its hair-raising special effects, dramatic lighting and spine-tingling storytelling, GHOST STORIES makes for a terrifyingly terrific evening

4.5 out of 5 stars

It’s been 10 years since GHOST STORIES made its debut in London. Since then, it has moved to the West End, toured the globe and has even been made into a successful film in 2017 starring Martin Freeman and Paul Whitehouse...

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Theatre Review: SNOW WHITE – Opera House, Manchester

Craig Revel Horwood as the Wicked Queen in SNOW WHITE. Photo Credit

Craig Revel Horwood as the Wicked Queen in SNOW WHITE. Photo Credit: Phil Tragen

Fresh from the ballroom, Craig Revel Horwood shines as the Wicked Queen to make SNOW WHITE the fairest panto in all the land

4.5 out of 5 stars

With its jaw-dropping dance sequences, side-splitting comedy and sensational special effects, SNOW WHITE proves itself to be the fairest panto in all the land – or in Manchester at least, this Christmas. 

Fresh from the ballroom, Craig Revel Horwood leads the cast as the extraordinarily ad...

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Theatre Review: RSC AS YOU LIKE IT – The Lowry, Salford

The company of RSC's AS YOU LIKE IT.

The company of RSC’s AS YOU LIKE IT. Photo Credit: Christopher McGrillis

3 out of 5 stars

As part of a Royal Shakespeare Company’s national tour of three Shakespeare productions: As You Like It, The Taming of The Shrew and Measure for Measure, Kimberley Sykes directs this strident, contemporary version of Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It at The Lowry Theatre...

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Theatre Review: Stephen Fry’s MYTHOS: A TRILOGY – The Lowry, Salford 

Stephen Fry Mythos Tour 2019

Delivered with enthusiasm, humour and warmth, Stephen Fry’s MYTHOS: A TRILOGY brings Greek mythology to life with his trio of plays

5 out of 5 stars

Off the back of two of his published books surrounding Greek Mythology, Stephen Fry took to The Lowry’s Lyric Theater to perform a trilogy of plays in the company of the Greek GODS, HEROES and MEN whose gripping tales still echo today. 

The stage is set with a lone armchair, spot-lit, centre stage and when Fry enters, it is to a huge applause from an extremely di...

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Music Review: Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain – The Lowry, Salford

ukulele orchestra of great Britain

Mixing light-hearted entertainment with dead-pan British humour and irresistible foot-tapping music, its easy to see why the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has become a national treasure

5 out of 5 stars

Straight off the back of their US tour, George Hinchcliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is primed and ready for a run of dates across the UK...

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Comedy Review: Seann Walsh – AFTER THIS ONE, I’M GOING HOME – The Lowry, Salford

Seann Walsh AFTER THIS ONE, I'M GOING HOME UK Tour

Fresh after last year’s STRICTLY scandal, comedian Seann Walsh is back on top form with his come back gig AFTER THIS ONE, I’M GOING HOME

4 out of 5 stars

Last October’s STRICTLY COME DANCING stint saw Seann Walsh begin to gain momentum with the public...

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Comedy Review: Dara O’Briain VOICE OF REASON – The Lowry, Salford

Dara OBriain Voice of Reason

With VOICE OF REASON, Dara O’Briain delivers yet another universally humorous show, littered with intelligent observations and a crowd-pleasing climax

Arguably one of the most recognisable and popular faces of UK comedy circuit today, Dara O’Briain is one of the busiest touring comedians at the moment...

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Comedy Review: Dylan Moran – DR COSMOS – The Lowry, Salford

Dylan Morris Dr Cosmos Tour

Dylan Moran offers his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life in his latest show DR COSMOS

If you want to know how Dylan Moran copes with life and all its little infuriating injustices, then Dr Cosmos is the show for you! Moran’s observations on the philosophical questions, the meaning of life, how the internet has changed the world we live in as we knew it then and know it now, couples and just how weird and quite frankly, just how ridiculous they are.

Mor...

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