Category The Lowry

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s ROMEO AND JULIET – The Lowry, Salford

Joseph Caley as Romeo and Momoko Hirata as Juliet. Image Credit: Andrew Ross

Joseph Caley as Romeo and Momoko Hirata as Juliet in BRB’s ROMEO & JULIET. Image Credit: Andrew Ross

Passionate, emotional and breathtaking, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET is simply spectacular

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s 2016 Shakespeare season looks amazing. The world-class ballet company is performing seven ballets at 10 venues across the UK as part of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death...

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Paddy McGuinness: Daddy McGuinness – The Lowry, Salford

Paddy McGuinness Daddy McGuiness at The Lowry

5 years after his last tour, comedian Paddy McGuinness makes his long-awaited return to the stage with his latest stand-up tour Daddy McGuinness.

The 42-year old comedian from Farnworth in Lancashire, first rose to fame in 2000 after appearing on Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights and Max and Paddy’s Road to Nowhere. He is best known as the TV host of ITV’s dating game show Take Me Out and Channel 4’s Benchmark and has numerous sell out tours and best-selling DVDs under his belt.

McGuinness’ ...

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Music Review: Paul Carrack Soul Shadows 2016 UK Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Paul Carrack UK Tour 2016

This review was originally posted on The Reviews Hub. 

Ask most people if they know who Paul Carrack is and chances are, you’ll be met by a blank stare. But while you may not recognise the name, you’ll certainly know the voice. Dubbed as ‘The Man with the Golden Voice’ by the BBC, the Sheffield-born singer/songwriter is the talent behind an array of UK pop hits including The Living Years, Tempted, How Long and Over My Shoulder.

Carrack first rose to prominence in the mid-1970s as the...

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Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted – The Lowry, Salford

Lee Nelson Suited and Booted at The Lowry

Lee Nelson attempts to move away from the chavvy south London wide-boy act which made his name in his latest stand-up tour Suited and Booted.

Best known for his BBC Three show Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, as well as his high profile pranks such as invading Kanye West’s headline set at Glastonbury, Nelson may have swapped his usual tracksuit and baseball cap for a smart two-piece but his loutish and seemingly unintelligent comedy is as evident as ever.

Nelson, played by comedian Simon Brodki...

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What’s On at The Lowry in February 2016

Shrek The Musical

Shrek The Musical, A Girl Is A Half Formed Thing and Paddy McGuinness all head to The Lowry this month

The Lowry has released details of its upcoming shows with a whopping 29 shows performing at the award-winning venue during February.

From musicals and plays to stand-up comedy and live music events, The Lowry certainly has something for everyone this month. We’ve picked out a handful of the best shows for you to catch below.

Shrek The Musical

Shrek at the Lowry

Direct from the West End, SHREK THE MUSICAL tak...

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Theatre Review: Austentatious – An Improvised Jane Austen Novel at The Lowry, Salford

Austentatious at The Lowry

Smart, silly and wickedly funny, Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel is fully deserving of its huge popularity

Improvised comedy (or ‘improv’ as it is otherwise known) has always had a bit of a bad reputation in the UK. Despite continued efforts to revive the genre, many ‘off-the-cuff’ improv productions can easily become meandering and flabby. One troupe that have truly mastered the art, however, is the team behind Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel.

Austentatio...

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New Musical THE GIRLS Heads To The Lowry

The Original Calendar Girls and the cast of The Girls. Image Credit: Matt Crockett

The Original CALENDAR GIRLS and the cast of new musical THE GIRLS. Image Credit: Matt Crockett

Gary Barlow & Tim Firth’s long awaited new musical THE GIRLS premieres at The Lowry

Following its short preview run at Leeds, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s long awaited new musical THE GIRLS heads to The Lowry, Salford this week for its world premiere.

Based on the award-winning film and play Calendar Girls, THE GIRLS tells the story of a brave group of women who decide to appear nude for a Women’s In...

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Music Review: Alexander O’Neal – 30 Years of Soul at The Lowry, Salford

Alexander O'Neil 30 Years of Soul at The Lowry

Alexander O’Neal may be in his sixties but he still has what it takes to entertain an audience

Alexander O’Neal’s heyday may have been in the 1980s but his extensive back catalogue and abilities as a live performer is still capable of drawing in the crowds.

The American singer-songwriter first shot to fame in the 1985 with hit single Saturday Love and has since released 14 UK top 40 singles including If You Were Here Tonight, Criticize, Saturday Love, (What Can I Say) To Make You Love Me ...

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Theatre Review: Opera North – Kiss Me, Kate at The Lowry, Salford

Kiss-Me-Kate-Opera-North

Smart, stylish and scintillatingly witty, Opera North’s production of KISS ME KATE is not to be missed

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub

Following their five-star production of Carousel in 2012, Opera North returns to the world of Broadway with a brand new production of hit musical Kiss Me, Kate.

Written by Samuel and Bella Spewack, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the tangled love lives of theatre actor/producer Fred Graham and his leadi...

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Soul-Legends

Gwen Dickey stars in new soul music spectacular Soul Legends

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub

If Soul Legends is anything to go by, Salford just can’t get enough of that sweet soul music.

Created by the producers of Magic of Motown, Soul Legends is a two hour music spectacular which promises more soul classics than any other production...

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