Category The Lowry

INTERVIEW: Rufus Norris Talks MACBETH UK and Ireland Tour

MACBETH at National Theatre, London. Photo: Brinkhoff and Moegenburg

MACBETH at National Theatre, London. Photo: Brinkhoff and Moegenburg

Director Rufus Norris talks about taking his epic and visually daring production of MACBETH out on tour

Following its sell-out run at London’s National Theatre in March, Rufus Norris takes his epic and visually daring production of MACBETH out on UK tour, opening at Salford’s The Lowry this week.

Set in a barbaric world afflicted by a bloody civil war, Norris’ production of MACBETH sees Shakespeare’s complex characters pro...

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Theatre Review: THOR AND LOKI – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of THOR AND LOKI. Photo Credit: Geraint Lewis

The cast of House of Blakewell’s THOR AND LOKI. Photo Credit: Geraint Lewis

House of Blakewell’s THOR AND LOKI is a camp, comedic and a completely bonkers romp through the Nine Realms

Fresh from their run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, House of Blakewell bring their new musical comedy THOR AND LOKI to Salford’s The Lowry.

As Thor (Harry Blake) approaches his 34 birthday, the God of Thunder is having an identity crisis...

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INTERVIEW: DJ Paulette Talks HOMEBIRD

DJ Paulette

Former Hacienda legend DJ Paulette talks to Frankly My Dear UK about her new art installation HOMEBIRD

Former Hacienda legend DJ Paulette swaps the turntables for art in a new installation titled HOMEBIRD which opens at The Lowry this weekend.

Following the success of Paddy Hartley and THREAD, HOMEBIRD is the third in The Lowry’s Edit series of gallery projects and collaborations...

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Theatre Review: THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY

Fast, furious and side-splittingly funny, THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY is a brilliantly funny farce full of inventiveness and fun

Following the phenomenal sell-out success of their multi-award-winning comedy THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Mischief Theatre make a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry with their latest West End smash hit THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY.

Set in 1950s Minneapolis, THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY follows escaped convict Mitch (Liam Jeavons) and his screwball sideki...

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Theatre Review: CILLA THE MUSICAL – The Lowry, Salford

Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black in CILLA THE MUSICAL. Photo: Matt Martin

Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black in CILLA THE MUSICAL. Photo: Matt Martin

CILLA THE MUSICAL is an entertaining tribute to the life and music of Cilla Black

In many ways, it was a brave decision to bring CILLA THE MUSICAL to the stage. While Cilla’s rags-to-riches story is certainly a fascinating one, the late pop star’s back catalogue is hardly big enough to fill a two-hour jukebox musical. Yet, somehow Jeff Pope’s heart-warming musical adaptation works.

Inspired by the critically acclaim...

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INTERVIEW: Kara Lily Hayworth Talks CILLA THE MUSICAL

Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black in CILLA THE MUSICAL. Photo: Matt Martin

Kara Lily Hayworth as Cilla Black in CILLA THE MUSICAL. Photo: Matt Martin

Kara Lily Hayworth talks about taking on the iconic role of Cilla Black in CILLA THE MUSICAL

Following the success of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series, CILLA THE MUSICAL finally heads to Salford’s The Lowry next week for a week-long run.

Based on the life of Cilla Black, CILLA THE MUSICAL follows the extraordinary life of the ordinary teenage girl from Liverpool, Priscilla White, and her rocky, yet incredible, ...

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Katherine Kingsley steals the show as the blue-eyed soul singer in Jonathan Harvey's new musical DUSTY

Katherine Kingsley as Dusty and Roberta Taylor as Kay in DUSTY

Katherine Kingsley as Dusty and Roberta Taylor as Kay in DUSTY. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Katherine Kingsley steals the show as the blue-eyed soul singer in Jonathan Harvey’s new musical DUSTY

Few singers are as loved, revered and fondly remembered as Dusty Springfield. But behind the hits, the hair and the husky voice was a complex and troubled artist as Jonathan Harvey’s new musical DUSTY demonstrates.

Drawing on personal memories of those who knew her best, DUSTY is a warts-and-all biogr...

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Julia Donaldson Interview:

Emma Carroll as Lily Ladybird in WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD.

Emma Carroll as Lily Ladybird in WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD. Photo: Michael Jean-Marain

Prize-winning author Julia Donaldson talks about the new stage production of WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD

Anyone with young children will be familiar with Julia Donaldson...

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Theatre Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER – The Lowry, Salford

Helen Bradbury in LOVE FROM A STRANGER.

Helen Bradbury in LOVE FROM A STRANGER. Photo Credit: Sheila Burnett

Lucy Bailey ramps up the tension in her adaption of Agatha Christie’s 1936 play LOVE FROM A STRANGER

Lucy Bailey’s slick new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s 1936 play LOVE FROM A STRANGER is tense and entertaining, with a good blend of grit and lightheartedness, which creates an enjoyable piece of entertainment.

Based on Christie’s short story, Philomel Cottage, Christie adapted the story for the stage herself...

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Theatre Review: THE LAST SHIP – The Lowry, Salford

Marvin Ford, Michael Blair, Matt Corner, Joe Caffrey and Richard Fleeshman in THE LAST SHIP

Marvin Ford, Michael Blair, Matt Corner, Joe Caffrey & Richard Fleeshman in THE LAST SHIP. Photo: Pamela Raith

Heartwarming and powerful, Sting’s musical THE LAST SHIP looks set to become a new British classic

Sting’s new musical, THE LAST SHIP, looks set to join the likes of classics such as BILLY ELLIOT, BRASSED OFF and THE FULL MONTY in the world of theatre...

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