Category The Lowry

Theatre Review: EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE – The Lowry, Salford

The company of EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE. Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE is the definition of a musical that will leave you feeling ‘bloody good’ at the end.

5 out of 5 stars

It’s true; everybody is talking about Jamie… they’re talking about how fabulously talented this new cast is as it hits The Lowry’s stage.

Based on the true story of Jamie New, “the boy who learned to fly,” EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE follows his journey to find himself and take the lea...

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Theatre Review: STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL – The Lowry, Salford

Kevin Clifton and Faye Brooks in STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL

Kevin Clifton and Faye Brooks in STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL

Despite being unpolished in places, STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL captures the quirky Australian charm of the movie thanks to its vibrant set and talented cast performance.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Kevin Clifton makes a welcome return to the ballroom in the musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s cult 1992 film, STRICTLY BALLROOM, marking a full-circle moment for the professional dancer after his 2018 victory on STRICTLY COME DANCING.

Set in early 1990s Austra...

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Theatre Review: THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO – The Lowry, Salford

Devastatingly raw and direct, THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO is a shocking real depiction of the migrant crisis and how human triumph shines above everything else.

4 out of 5 stars

From CHRISTY LEFTERI’s number one best seller, THE BEEKEEPER OF ALEPPO, is an unfiltered, raw depiction of war and the devastation that war leaves in its wake juxtaposed with the true beautifulness of human strength.

Set (partly) in the dusty sands of war-torn Aleppo, Syria, Beekeeper Nuri and his wife Afra embark on a journey across sea...

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Theatre Review: MOTHER GOOSE – The Lowry, Salford

Ian McKellen and John Bishop in MOTHER GOOSE. Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

Rude, witty, camp and hilarious, MOTHER GOOSE is everything that a pantomime should be, even if it’s a little rough around the edges.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Now in the final legs of its national tour, classic pantomime, MOTHER GOOSE comes to The Lowry to bless us with Easter fun and frivolity!

Based on the classic fairytales of Mother Goose and the Golden Egg, MOTHER GOOSE tells the story of a poor couple tempted by the opportunity of fortune w...

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Theatre Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS – The Lowry, Salford

Despite some odd directorial choices, STEEL MAGNOLIAS remains a heartwarming tale of community, showcasing the strength and resilience of women.

3.5 out of 5 stars

It’s been over 30 years since Robert Harling’s play STEEL MAGNOLIAS first made its premiere. The comedy-drama, inspired by his sister’s battle with type 1 diabetes, was adapted into a movie in 1989, starring Dolly Parton and Julia Roberts, and still continues to draw a crowd, as demonstrated by the new UK tour.

Set in small-town Lousiana, STEEL MA...

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Theatre Review: THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE – The Lowry, Salford

Keir Ogilvy (Boy), Millie Hikasa (Lettie) & Kemi-Bo Jacobs (Ginnie) in THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE. Photo Credit: Brinkhoff-Moegenburg

With its strong cast performance, amazing puppetry, and sumptuous staging, THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE is a masterclass in storytelling.

5 out of 5 stars

Imagine all the stories you read as a child; fairy tales, myths, Peter Pan and Narnia. Put them in a bag and shake them up, and you have the otherworldliness of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE.

Adapted by Joel Horwoo...

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Theatre Review: MATTHEW BOURNE’S SLEEPING BEAUTY – The Lowry, Salford

MATTHEW BOURNE'S SLEEPING BEAUTY. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

MATTHEW BOURNE’S SLEEPING BEAUTY. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

With its sumptuous sets, masterly storytelling and superb dance performances, MATTHEW BOURNE’S SLEEPING BEAUTY is a visually spectacular piece worthy of the ticket price.

5 out of 5 stars

It’s been 10 years since MATTHEW BOURNE’S SLEEPING BEAUTY first made its premiere at London’s Sadlers Wells Theatre...

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Theatre Review: THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL – The Lowry, Salford

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL UK Tour 2020. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL UK Tour 2020. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

With its captivating set and endearing performances, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL boasts plenty of charm, even if its script feels somewhat misplaced and outdated.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on Deborah Moggach’s novel and the hit 2011 film of the same name, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL tells the story of the charming yet failing Marigold Hotel in Bangalore...

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Theatre Review: FRIENDSICAL – A PARODY MUSICAL ABOUT FRIENDS – The Lowry, Salford

Despite its iconic references and catchy songs, FRIENDSICAL – A PARODY MUSICAL ABOUT FRIENDS lacks the charm of the original show.

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on one of the most popular TV shows of all time, FRIENDSICAL – A PARODY MUSICAL ABOUT FRIENDS is exactly what it says on the tin...

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Theatre Review: THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION – The Lowry, Salford

Staying true to the 1994 film, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION translates well to the stage thanks to its talented cast ensemble and captivating storyline.

4 out of 5 stars

Few stories can claim to be as culturally significant as Stephen King’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION...

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