Category Theatre Venues

Theatre Review: THE JAMES PLAYS – The Lowry, Salford

James II from THE JAMES PLAYS. Image Credit: Manuel Harlan

James II from THE JAMES PLAYS. Image Credit: Manuel Harlan

Following its successful run at the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival, Rona Munro’s award-winning THE JAMES PLAYS heads to The Lowry this weekend as part of a national tour.

The vividly imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings – James I, II and III – who ruled Scotland from 1406 to 1488.

The first play, JAMES I: THE KEY WILL KEEP THE LOCK tells the story of James I (Steven Miller), the heir to the throne w...

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Theatre Review: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – The Lowry, Salford

Pixie Lott in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. Image Credit: Sean Ebsworth Barnes

Slick and stylish, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S shines in some areas and disappoints in others

More than 50 years after the release of the iconic film, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S is given a new lease of life in a brand-new stage production starring the pop princess Pixie Lott.

Based on the classic novella by Truman Capote, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S tells the story of Holly Golightly (Lott), a young New York socialit...

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Theatre Review: KING LEAR – Royal Exchange, Manchester

King Lear, Royal Exchange

Philip Whitchurch (Earl of Gloucester) & Don Warrington (King Lear) in KING LEAR.  © Jonathan Keenan

Hard-hitting, savage and incredibly intense, Talawa’s production of KING LEAR is a brutal and bloody tale of a family tearing each other apart

Following their groundbreaking production of Arthur Miller’s ALL MY SONS in 2013, Talawa Theatre Company and Artistic Director Michael Buffong return to the Royal Exchange with a new version of William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR.

The classic tragedy t...

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Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years – The Lowry, Salford

Bookends Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years at The Lowry

Bookends deliver a unique, multi-layered show that pays tribute to music legends Simon & Garfunkel

After sell-out runs in 2014 and 2015, tribute act Bookends return to the stage to pay homage to one of the greatest pairings in modern folk music history – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Made up of childhood friends Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, the Bookends duo are best known for their authentic sound...

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Theatre Review: THE HERBAL BED – The Lowry, Salford

The Herbal Bed Photo by Mark Douet

THE HERBAL BED is an intelligent piece of theatre, full of drama, debate and old-fashioned virtues

To coincide with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Peter Whelan’s gripping 1996 play THE HERBAL BED has been revived in a new production directed by Royal & Derngate Artistic Director James Dacre.

Inspired by the real-life scandal involving William Shakespeare’s daughter, THE HERBAL BED tells the fictitious story of Susanna Hall, Shakespeare’s eldest daughter who is publicly accused ...

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Theatre Review: DICK TRACY – The Lowry, Salford

Le Navet Bete Dick Tracy

Sharp, slick and silly, DICK TRACY is a fast-paced, slapstick romp that will have you crying with laughter

Director John Nicholson teams up once again with the award-winning Le Navet Bete to present DICK TRACY, a highly energy, slightly bonkers, physical comedy about the world-famous detective.

Based loosely on the comic book character of the 1930s, DICK TRACY follows the crime fighter and all round good guy as he attempts to stay one-step ahead of the criminals and clean up the city...

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Theatre Review: THE WITCHES – The Lowry, Salford

Cast of The Witches and Sarah Ingram

Sarah Ingram and the cast of THE WITCHES.  Image Credit: Catherine Ashmore

Playful, inventive and deliciously disgusting, THE WITCHES brings Roald Dahl’s iconic book to life

Roald Dahl’s award-winning novel THE WITCHES is brought to life in a tremendous new stage production directed by Nikolai Foster.

Originally published in 1983, THE WITCHES tells the story of a young boy who is sent to live with his Grandmother after his parents are killed in a horrific car crash...

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Theatre Review: WHAT’S DONE, IS DONE – HOME, Manchester

What's Done Is Done CAN Young Artists

Bold, original and innovative, WHAT’S DONE, IS DONE is a thought-provoking piece of theatre by CAN Young Artists

Community Arts North West (CAN) presented their first production WHAT’S DONE, IS DONE at Manchester’s HOME venue yesterday as part of the World Stages Festival.

WHAT’S DONE, IS DONE tells the story of Trish, an outsider who is fed up of watching all her schoolmates having fun from her bedroom window...

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Jason Donovan: Ten Good Reasons Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Jason Donovan Ten Good Reasons Tour at The Lowry

Jason Donovan takes his debut album Ten Good Reasons on tour for the first time

27 years after the release of Ten Good Reasons, Jason Donovan takes his debut album on tour for the first time.

The Australian pop-star first shot to fame in the soap opera Neighbours before embarking on a music career in 1988, selling over 3 million records in the UK including four UK No. 1 singles. The Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits Tour is the first time Donovan has ever toured his debut five-time platinum se...

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Theatre Review: THE MERRY WIVES – The Lowry, Salford

Barry Rutter and Becky Hindley in THE MERRY WIVES. Image: Nobby Clark ©

Barry Rutter and Becky Hindley in Northern Broadsides’ THE MERRY WIVES. Image Credit: Nobby Clark ©

Lively, inventive and wickedly funny, Northern Broadsides’ production of THE MERRY WIVES is a full-on farce that’s sure to entertain

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR may not have been one of Shakespeare’s favourite plays but it certainly appears to be one of Barry Rutter’s...

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