Category The Lowry

Theatre Review: THE GOOD LIFE – The Lowry, Salford

Rufus Hound as Tom in THE GOOD LIFE

Rufus Hound as Tom in THE GOOD LIFE. Photo Credit: Dan Tsantilis

A strong cast performance and delightful staging help to keep THE GOOD LIFE engaging, even if the comedy fails to generate the genuine belly laughs that the original generated

3 out of 5 stars

With sustainability and climate change high on the UK’s agenda, you can see why Adapter and Director Jeremy Sams decided to bring THE GOOD LIFE to the stage. After all, if the recent pandemic has taught us anything, it’s the importance of self-sufficiency.


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Theatre Review: TELL ME ON A SUNDAY – The Lowry, Salford

Jodie Prenger in TELL ME ON A SUNDAY.

Jodie Prenger in TELL ME ON A SUNDAY. Photo Credit: Tristram Kenton

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY may be one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lesser-known musicals, yet this one-woman, one-act show still boasts plenty of charm.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Originally conceived for television, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY may be one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lesser-known musicals. Yet this one-woman, one-act show still boasts plenty of charm, as Jodie Prenger beautifully demonstrates in its latest UK tour. 

Set in the heady days of the 1980s, TEL...

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Theatre Review: DEATH DROP – The Lowry, Manchester

Featuring an international cast of famous faces, DEATH DROP is a colourful mash-up of murder mystery drama, energetic comedy and a refined panto musical, dusted with drag sparkle.

5 out of 5 stars

Arm yourself with sequins, put on those killer heels, and girl grab your wig because drag queen sensations are in town, and there is a murder on the loose.

Set in 1991 on the 10th wedding anniversary of Charles and Princess Diana, DEATH DROP follows a glorious mix of guests who are mysteriously invited to the elusive...

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Theatre Review: BALLET BLACK – The Lowry, Salford


Delivering a seamless performance from start to finish, the BALLET BLACK double bill provides a diverse offering that all dance audiences can enjoy

4 out of 5 stars

BALLET BLACK returns to Salford’s The Lowry, with a double bill of thrilling dance to captivate your senses.

Cassa Pancho’s professional British ballet company celebrates dancers of Black and Asian descent and is making a fundamental change in the diversity of classical British ballet – the company even created the first UK-made pointe shoes fo...

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Theatre Interview: RuPaul’s Drag Race legends Willam and Ra’Jah O’Hara talk DEATH DROP

Willam in DEATH DROP

RuPaul’s Drag Race legends Willam and Ra’Jah O’Hara talk about DEATH DROP, a full-scale murder mystery starring some of the most celebrated drag performers

A group of strangers is invited to a remote island for a dinner to celebrate Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ tenth wedding anniversary. No one knows the host or why they have been summoned. But before they can figure it out, they start dying. Mysteriously. One by one...

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Theatre Interview: Jeremy Sams Talks THE GOOD LIFE

British theatre director and writer Jeremy Sams talks about bringing iconic 70s British sitcom THE GOOD LIFE to the stage for the first time ever

Asked if he thinks his stage adaptation of 70s sitcom THE GOOD LIFE resonates now, Jeremy Sams laughs and says: “Totally. I’ve spent the last 18 months or so looking at people’s pictures of homemade sourdough on social media and noting the pride they take in it!”

When the TV show premiered in 1975, Tom and Barbara Good (as portrayed by Richard...

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Interview: David Suchet Talks POIROT AND MORE

Production photo for David Suchet Poirot and More

Ahead of his show at Salford’s The Lowry, actor David Suchet talks about his illustrious career on stage, television, film and radio, and his new show POIROT AND MORE

He’s played everyone from Shakespearean kings to Mozart’s nemesis Salieri, Sigmund Freud and Robert Maxwell – not to mention a certain internationally cherished, splendidly moustached little Belgian detective...

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Theatre Interview: Jodie Prenger Talks TELL ME ON A SUNDAY

Jodie Prenger in Tell Me On A Sunday

Jodie Prenger in TELL ME ON A SUNDAY. Photo Credit: Watermill Newbury

Ahead of its run at Salford’s The Lowry, Jodie Prenger talks about TELL ME ON A SUNDAY, her role as Emma and what audiences can expect to see from the show

Following her acclaimed performances in the National Theatre’s production of A TASTE OF HONEY, ABIGAIL’S PARTY and CALAMITY JANE, Jodie Prenger makes a welcome return to Salford’s The Lowry in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY...

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


EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE is a funny, fabulous and feel-good show about self-discovery and empowerment.

5 out of 5 stars

It’s fair to say that EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE has come a long way since its premiere at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield back in 2017. Following a successful West End run the same year, the smash-hit musical has taken the world by storm, with a North American premiere set for next year and a big-screen version arriving on Amazon Prime in September...

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Theatre Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – The Lowry, Salford


THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG 2020 UK Tour Cast. Photo Credit: Robert Day

The accident-prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society return to Salford’s The Lowry with hilarious consequences

4.5 out of 5 stars

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society is finally able to tour with their production of ‘Murder at Haversham Manor’, but not everything is going according to plan…

Before the production has even formally begun, one of the actors is missing and audience participation is encouraged to track him down...

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