Category The Lowry

Theatre Review: THE WITCHES – The Lowry, Salford

Cast of The Witches and Sarah Ingram

Sarah Ingram and the cast of THE WITCHES.  Image Credit: Catherine Ashmore

Playful, inventive and deliciously disgusting, THE WITCHES brings Roald Dahl’s iconic book to life

Roald Dahl’s award-winning novel THE WITCHES is brought to life in a tremendous new stage production directed by Nikolai Foster.

Originally published in 1983, THE WITCHES tells the story of a young boy who is sent to live with his Grandmother after his parents are killed in a horrific car crash...

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Jason Donovan: Ten Good Reasons Tour – The Lowry, Salford

Jason Donovan Ten Good Reasons Tour at The Lowry

Jason Donovan takes his debut album Ten Good Reasons on tour for the first time

27 years after the release of Ten Good Reasons, Jason Donovan takes his debut album on tour for the first time.

The Australian pop-star first shot to fame in the soap opera Neighbours before embarking on a music career in 1988, selling over 3 million records in the UK including four UK No. 1 singles. The Ten Good Reasons and Greatest Hits Tour is the first time Donovan has ever toured his debut five-time platinum se...

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Theatre Review: THE MERRY WIVES – The Lowry, Salford

Barry Rutter and Becky Hindley in THE MERRY WIVES. Image: Nobby Clark ©

Barry Rutter and Becky Hindley in Northern Broadsides’ THE MERRY WIVES. Image Credit: Nobby Clark ©

Lively, inventive and wickedly funny, Northern Broadsides’ production of THE MERRY WIVES is a full-on farce that’s sure to entertain

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR may not have been one of Shakespeare’s favourite plays but it certainly appears to be one of Barry Rutter’s...

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Ed Byrne: Outside, Looking In – The Lowry, Salford

Ed Byrne Outside Looking In at The Lowry

Ed Byrne injects hilarity into the monotony of everyday life in his new show Outside, Looking In

Following critical acclaim at 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, comedian Ed Byrne takes his new show Outside, Looking In on tour across the UK. Byrne is a regular face on the UK and Irish comedy circuit and has enjoyed huge critical and popular success as a stand-up comedian over the past 22 years.

Outside, Looking In sees the Irish comedian cleverly turn mundane everyday stories into imaginative ane...

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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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