Category The Lowry

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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Theatre Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE – The Lowry, Salford


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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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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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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