Category The Lowry

THIS HOUSE Review: James Graham’s political play is a timely, moving and amusing insight into the workings of British politics

The Cast of THIS HOUSE by James Graham

The Cast of THIS HOUSE by James Graham. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Intelligent, enthralling and bitingly funny, THIS HOUSE is a timely, moving and amusing insight into the workings of British politics

Considering the current political climate, you’d be forgiven for thinking James Graham’s critically-acclaimed play THIS HOUSE is set just a few years ago...

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Robert Icke's riveting adaption of MARY STUART is an absorbing and timely piece of women in power and the pressures of a flawed political system

Lia Williams (Elizabeth) and Juliet Stevenson (Mary Stuart) in Mary Stuart.

Lia Williams as Elizabeth and Juliet Stevenson as Mary Stuart in MARY STUART. Photo by Manuel Harlan.

Robert Icke’s riveting adaption of MARY STUART is an absorbing and timely piece of women in power and the pressures of a flawed political system

On the service, Robert Icke’s decision to allocate the leads for MARY STUART at the start of each performance by the toss of a coin may sound like a theatrical gimmick but it soon becomes clear that it’s actually rather clever...

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THE WINSLOW BOY Review: Rachel Kavanaugh's revival of Terrance Rattigan's 1946 play is a thrilling legal drama which has have you gripped from the start

THE WINSLOW BOY

Rachel Kavanaugh’s revival of Terrance Rattigan’s A WINSLOW BOY is a thrilling legal drama which explores the ages of time, the courts of justice and a close-knit family’s relationship

Written by Terrance Rattigan in 1946, THE WINSLOW BOY tells the story of a family’s fight for their son who has been accused of stealing and cashing a five-shilling (25p) postal order...

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Music Review: Alexander O’Neal THE RESURRECTED TOUR – The Lowry, Salford

Alexander ONeal The Resurrected Tour

THE RESURRECTED TOUR sees Alexander O’Neal perform hits from his extensive back catalogue as well as tracks from his new studio album

To mark the release of his first studio album in 15 years, R&B artist Alexander O’Neal takes to the stage for a new UK tour, playing tracks from his new album RESURRECTED as well as hits from his extensive back catalogue.

First rising to prominence as a solo artist in the 1980s, Alexander O’Neal is a successful R&B and soul singer...

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Tribute act RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC return to the stage to pay homage to Fleetwood Mac's iconic album RUMOURS

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac

Tribute act RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC return to the stage to pay homage to Fleetwood Mac’s iconic album RUMOURS

Its been over 40 years since Fleetwood Mac released their award-winning album RUMOURS. In celebration, tribute act RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC head out on tour to take a journey through the band’s history, touching on the rocky roads that led them up to recording the iconic album. 

From the opening number, it is easy to see why RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC is endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himse...

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Comedic and thought-provoking, ART is a dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance

Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson in ART

Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson in ART. Photo Credit: Jon Swannell

Comedic and thought-provoking, ART is a dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance

It’s easy to see why ART has become an international phenomenon. Currently on tour in the UK starring Stephen Tompkinson, Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson, this fantastic and innovative comedy is a dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. No wonder it has won so many awards. 

ART centres around three f...

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Weaving songs from musical theatre with stories from his career, Lee Mead offers something for everyone in TEN YEARS: THE ANNIVERSARY TOUR

Lee Mead Ten Years The Anniversary Tour

Weaving songs from musical theatre with stories from his ten-year career, Lee Mead offers something for everyone in TEN YEARS: THE ANNIVERSARY TOUR

It’s been ten years since Lee Mead won the reality TV show ANY DREAM WILL DO and to celebrate, he treats us all to a set containing many songs from his career and a few stories to go with them.

Not only does Mead remind us all why he won the show whenever he sings but we are also reminded of how he won over the public...

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Smart, sassy and super funny, Katherine Ryan's GLITTER ROOM is a feel-good feminist tour

Katherine Ryan GLITTER ROOM

Katherine Ryan offers a hilarious insight into her life as a single, working mum in her new show GLITTER ROOM

It’s rare, but it happens, sometimes the warm-up act is just as good as the headliner. Whilst waiting for Katherine Ryan to take to the stage at The Lowry, we were treated to a short but intensely funny set by Alison Smith, a fellow Canadian and old time friend of Ryan’s, who now lives in Manchester.

From the off, Smith connected with the audience, explaining that she’s no fool and...

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The Hollies Review: The British group return to the stage with a refreshed format for 2018 with A HIGHWAY OF HITS

The Hollies A HIGHWAY OF HITS Tour 2018

The Hollies return to the stage with a refreshed format for their 2018 show A HIGHWAY OF HITS

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub.

With over 60 singles and 26 albums to their name, you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of The Hollies. Best known for their distinctive three-part vocal harmony style, The Hollies were one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and 70s, with major hits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Formed in 1962 by Allan Clarke and Gra...

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Canadian born comedian Craig Campbell is on top form for his 2018 tour EASY TIGER 

Craig Campbell 2018 Tour

Canadian born comedian Craig Campbell is on top form for his 2018 tour EASY TIGER

Canadian born comedian Craig Campbell was on top form for his gig at Salford’s The Lowry. Opening with a few jokes directed at Mancunians that were received in good spirits, Campbell seemed appreciative of the Manchester sense of humour and our ability to take those little taunts on the chin – although I’ve never glassed anyone in a pub, I swear Craig! 

Best known for his Edinburgh Fringe shows as well as his a...

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