Category The Lowry

Theatre Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – The Lowry, Salford

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Benjamin Dilloway as Mr Darcy and Tafline Steen as Elizabeth Bennet.                    Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Deborah Bruce’s revival of Simon Reade’s 2015 adaptation of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is as witty and wonderful as ever

It is testament to Jane Austen’s unmistakable wit and wisdom that her work still continues to entertain audiences more than 200 years later. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE in particular remains a favourite, with the love story between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr...

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The Hollies: A HIGHWAY OF HITS – The Lowry, Salford

The Hollies

A HIGHWAY OF HITS sees the The Hollies make a welcome return to The Lowry

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub.

Considering the number of bands that have reunited over the past few years, you’d be forgiven for thinking that The Hollies are just another come-back band. In fact, they are one of the few British pop groups who have never actually broken up and still continue to record and perform to fans across the world.

Formed in 1962 by Allan Clarke and Graham Nash, The Holli...

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Theatre Review: MANDELA TRILOGY – The Lowry, Salford

Mandela Trilogy

The remarkable life of Nelson Mandela is vividly brought to life in Cape Town Opera’s production of MANDELA TRILOGY.

Performed by a cast of over 60 South African performers, the MANDELA TRILOGY is a musical tribute to the South African revolutionary and former President...

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Comedy Review: JIMMY CARR: THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR – The Lowry, Salford

JIMMY CARR: THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR

It’s hard to believe that Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In the course of his career, the English comedian, best known as the host of TV panel show 8 OUT OF 10 CATS, has performed nine sell-out tours to over two million people across four continents. And as you can imagine, he’s built up a pretty extensive repertoire of jokes in that time.

THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE, GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR sees Carr return to the stage to perform some of his best material in...

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Theatre Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s SHAKESPEARE DREAM BILL – The Lowry, Salford

Birmingham Royal Ballet's SHAKESPEARE DREAM BILL

THE DREAM, part of SHAKESPEARE DREAM BILL by Birmingham Royal Ballet. Copyright: Bill Cooper

Birmingham Royal Ballet return to the stage with a captivating piece of storytelling and world-class dance with SHAKESPEARE DREAM BILL

Following their stunning performance of ROMEO AND JULIET earlier this year, Birmingham Royal Ballet return to The Lowry to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with SHAKESPEARE DREAM BILL.

Combining contemporary ballet with traditional pieces, the SHA...

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Theatre Review: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

The cast of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

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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Theatre Review: GANGSTA GRANNY: LIVE ON STAGE!

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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