Category The Lowry



THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (previous touring cast).                                      Photo Credit: Mark Yeoman.

Brutal, harrowing, but incredibly captivating, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is escapist theatre at its very best

To celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the nation’s favourite movie, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION has been given a new lease of life in a brand new touring stage production produced by Bill Kenwright.

Based on the short novel by Stephen King, ...

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Gilly Tompkins as Granny and Ashley Cousins as Ben in GANGSTA GRANNY.

Gilly Tompkins as Granny and Ashley Cousins as Ben in GANGSTA GRANNY.       Photo Credit: Mark Douet

Birmingham Stage Company’s ingenious and lively adaptation of David Walliams bestselling novel GANGSTA GRANNY is every bit as good as the original

Most adults will recongise David Walliams as the man behind BBC One’s LITTLE BRITAIN or as a judge on BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT but for many children, he is a literary hero...

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Funny Women Awards 2016 Regional Final – The Lowry, Salford

Funny Women Awards 2016

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub.

The Lowry played host to the regional final of the 2016 Funny Women Awards as nine comedy acts took to the stage compete for a place in the coveted final.

Launched in 2003, the Funny Women Awards aims to find the best new female comedy performers by offering the winner a career developing cash prize of £2000 as well as industry support...

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THE 39 STEPS (The Lowry) Review

The 39 Steps Tour

Olivia Greene as Pamela and Richard Ede as Hannay in THE 39 STEPS. Photo: Dan Tsantilis

Fast-paced, well-polished and sublimely executed, THE 39 STEPS is still in spiffing form

Considering THE 39 STEPS is now in its 10th year, the award-winning production is still in spiffing form. After nine years in London’s West End, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious adaptation is back on tour and is as bonkers and as brilliant as ever.

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps [DVD][1939 version starring Ro...

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Comedy Review: JAMES VEITCH – Dot Con, The Lowry

James Veitch Dot Con

Dot Con is a topical, fast-paced and witty comedy show about scamming the scammers

Email spam is still a big business. In 2013, 60% of emails sent were either spam or scam, resulting in innocent people being relieved of around $6 billion of their hard earned cash. So one bold, brave and bored comedian decided to do something about it.

For the past four years, James Veitch has been responding to as many scam emails as he can, from unclaimed insurance bonds to close friends marooned in a foreign...

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Theatre Review: ROCK OF AGES – The Lowry, Salford

Rock of Ages at The Lowry

SMTC’s production of ROCK OF AGES entertains but is a little rough-around-the-edges

The tail end of the big, bad 1980s was a time of big bands, big egos and even bigger hair. It was also was the age of the power ballad – those air-guitar anthems that you can’t help but rock along to...

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Theatre Review: The Hollywood Special Effects Show – The Lowry, Salford

The Hollywood Special Effects Show at The Lowry

The Hollywood Special Effects Show is interesting but ultimately fails to match up to its intended audience

If you’ve been to the cinema this year, chances are you saw a film that contained special effects. Almost every modern film features some form of special effects (SFX), whether its make-up prosthetics or CGI graphics. No surprise then that the team behind THE HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW decided to bring the glitz, glamour and gore of Hollywood to the stage.


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The Hollywood Special Effects Show

Go behind-the-scenes to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic

The glitz, glamour and gore of Hollywood heads to The Lowry this weekend for an explosive half-term treat for all the family.

THE HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW takes you behind the scenes of the UK’s favourite films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.

Billed as a family show suitable for children aged 6 or over, the 110 minute show is a showcase of horror effects, pyrotechnics and gore.

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Theatre Review: Tom – The Story of Tom Jones, The Lowry

Kit Orton in TOM: THE STORY OF TOM JONES. Image Credit: Simon Gough

Kit Orton performing as Sir Tom Jones in TOM: THE STORY OF TOM JONES. Image Credit: Simon Gough

TOM is a hip-swinging musical full of heart but ultimately struggles to separate the man from the myth

Since Sir Tom Jones first shot to fame in 1965, the Welsh singer has had sold over 100 million records worldwide, claiming 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the US. Surprising then that it’s taken almost 50 years for his inspirational story to be brought to the stage.


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Theatre Review: FAGIN’S TWIST – The Lowry, Salford

FAGIN'S TWIST. Photo: Eric Richmond

FAGIN’S TWIST. Photo: Eric Richmond

Bold, ambitious and incredibly inventive, FAGIN’S TWIST shows Dicken’s Oliver Twist in a shadowy new light

Following the highly successful THE BLACK ALBUM in 2014, Avant Garde Dance return to the stage for their first major production, FAGIN’S TWIST.

Inspired by Charles Dickens’ classic tale, FAGIN’S TWIST tells the untold story of one of literature’s most notorious, complex and misunderstood villains...

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