Category The Lowry

Comedy Review: Justin Moorhouse: PEOPLE AND FEELINGS

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Justin Moorhouse brings his latest tour PEOPLE AND FEELINGS to Salford’s The Lowry.

Best known for his slots on LIVE AT THE APOLLO, THE NEWS QUIZ and FIGHTING TALK, as well as his role as Young Kenny in PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS, Justin Moorhouse has fast become one of the most popular comedians on the Northern comedy circuit.

PEOPLE AND FEELINGS marks Moorhouse’s biggest tour to date and sees the stand-up comic take to the stage...

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Theatre Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG – The Lowry, Salford


James Brining breathes new life into Fleming’s classic tale CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

It’s fair to say that CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG holds a special place in most people’s hearts. Since 1968, the British musical has entertained audiences of all ages with its mixture of madness, intrigue and exuberance. Understandably then, expectations are high for the stage show which flies into Salford’s The Lowry for a 6 week run over Christmas.

Based loosely on the novel by Ian Fleming, CHITTY CHITTY...

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Theatre Review: THE RED SHOES – The Lowry, Salford


Brave, bold and intensely gripping, Sir Matthew Bourne’s magical new adaptation of THE RED SHOES dazzles the senses and breaks the heart

Sir Matthew Bourne’s magical new adaptation of THE RED SHOES makes its world premiere at The Lowry this week, reviving the classic story of love, passion and obsession for a new generation.

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and the iconic 1948 film of the same name, THE RED SHOES is the story of one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in t...

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The National Ballet of China: THE PEONY PAVILION – The Lowry, Salford

The National Ballet of China: THE PEONY PAVILION

Complex, beautiful and utterly enchanting, National Ballet of China’s production of THE PEONY PAVILION is a sumptuous feast for the eyes and ears

Following a sell-out performance at the Edinburgh Festival in 2011, The National Ballet of China bring their captivating production of THE PEONY PAVILION to Salford’s The Lowry.

Adapted from Tang Xianzu’s play of the same name, THE PEONY PAVILION tells the tale of heroine Du Liniang who, whilst dreaming, falls in love with a young scholar called Liu...

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Comedy Review – Griff Rhys Jones: JONES & SMITH – The Lowry, Salford

Photo Credit: Steve Ullathorne

Photo Credit: Steve Ullathorne

Griff Rhys Jones has been in the comedy business for more than three decades. After rising to fame the late 1970s alongside long-term comedy partner Mel Smith in the hit BBC TV show NOT THE NINE O’CLOCK NEWS, the comedian has founded TV production company Talkback Productions, appeared in a number of films, won two Olivier awards and hosted of IT’LL BE ALRIGHT ON THE NIGHT...

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Theatre Review: BLOOD BROTHERS – The Lowry, Salford

Blood Brothers UK Tour

Lyn Paul as Mrs Johnstone and the cast of BLOOD BROTHERS UK Tour (previous touring cast).

Now in its 33rd year, Willy Russell’s tale of poverty, class, love and tragedy continues to captivate in this touring production of BLOOD BROTHERS

If you asked me to name my top five musicals, BLOOD BROTHERS would certainly be on the list...

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Theatre Review: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS – The Lowry, Salford

Rufus Hound as Mr Toad in THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Photo by Marc Brenner. ® Jamie Hendry Productions

Rufus Hound in THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. Photo: Marc Brenner. ® Jamie Hendry Productions

Lively, fun and charming, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS musical breathes new life into Grahame’s iconic story

Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS has been given a new lease of life in a brand-new musical adaption by the creative team behind MARY POPPINS.

Based on the 1908 novel, THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS tells the story of four woodland creatures – Ratty, Badger, Mole and Mr Toad – as th...

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Theatre Review: INTER_UPTED – The Lowry, Salford

Aditi Mangaldas Inter_upted

INTER_UPTED is an innovative transformative piece that questions the deteriorating reliability of the body

Celebrated Indian choreographer Aditi Mangaldas makes a welcome return to the stage with her new show INTER_UPTED, a high-octane piece which explores human vulnerability.

Performed by three musicians and seven dancers including Mangaldas, INTER_UPTED infuses the classical Indian form Kathak with 21st century sound, rhythm and light...

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Comedy Review: Al Murray, The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Together – The Lowry, Salford


Is it time to call last orders on The Pub Landlord or can he surprise us with a late night lock-in?

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub.

Ever since Al Murray created The Pub Landlord back in 1994 at the Edinburgh Festival, the fictional publican has become known for his love of all things British...

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Theatre Review: RELATIVELY SPEAKING – The Lowry, Salford

Robert Powell as Philip and Liza Goddard as Shelia in RELATIVELY SPEAKING

Robert Powell as Philip and Liza Goddard as Shelia in RELATIVELY SPEAKING. Photo Credit: Nobby Clark

Smart, well-crafted and incredibly funny, RELATIVELY SPEAKING is a laugh-out-loud comedy full of misunderstandings and mistaken identity

When Alan Ayckbourn’s celebrated comedy RELATIVELY SPEAKING (originally titled MEET MY FATHER) first opened at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 1967, the critics hailed the arrival of a great new comic talent...

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