Category The Lowry

Theatre Review: THE BLACK BLUES BROTHERS – The Lowry, Salford


Paying tribute to the much-loved film, THE BLACK BLUES BROTHERS’ incredible strength, agility and balance make for an entertaining evening.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Following an international sell-out tour in over 150 cities, an audience with Pope Francis, an appearance at the 2020 Royal Variety Performance and a sold-out Edinburgh Festival season, THE BLACK BLUES BROTHERS finally make their UK debut with a new tour, stopping at The Lowry’s Quay Theatre for a three-night run.

The acrobatic company, which hails from Sa...

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Theatre Review: BLOOD BROTHERS – The Lowry, Salford

Niki Evans (Mrs Johnstone) & the cast of Blood Brothers- Blood Brothers UK 2022 Tour- Photo by Jack Merriman

Niki Colwell Evans & the cast of BLOOD BROTHERS. Photo: Jack Merriman

Carefully balancing moments of intensity with comedy, BLOOD BROTHERS continues to draw a crowd thanks to its compelling storyline, talented cast performance and instantly recognisable songs.

4 out of 5 stars

Few musicals can claim to be as popular as Willy Russell’s smash-hit show BLOOD BROTHERS...

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Theatre Review: THE COLOR PURPLE – The Lowry, Salford

Despite its heavy themes, THE COLOR PURPLE is a powerful and uplifting tale that celebrates life, love and the strength of survival.

4 out of 5 stars

Following its praised revival in 2019, new musical, THE COLOR PURPLE, finally heads out on a UK tour with a week-long run at Salford’s The Lowry.

Based on Alice Walker’s 1982 Pulitzer prize-winning novel, the coming-of-age story follows courageous heroine Celie, who lives in the Deep South during the turn of the 20th century...

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Theatre Review: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

The cast of GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Leaning on Bob Dylan’s glorious melodies and poetic lyrics, Conor McPherson’s GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY is a stripped-back, heart-warming, and thought-provoking play packed with emotion.

4 out of 5 stars

It’s hard to imagine Bob Dylan’s extensive back catalogue could be woven into a 1930s musical, yet celebrated playwright Conor McPherson has managed to do just that.

Set in 1934 during the Great Depression, GIRL FROM THE NORTH CO...

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Theatre Review: IDENTICAL – The Lowry, Salford

Emme Patrick and Eden Patrick in IDENTICAL.

Emme Patrick and Eden Patrick in IDENTICAL. Photo Credit: Pamela Raith

Aided by its impressive set, engaging cast and catchy score, IDENTICAL is a delightful, heart-warming musical.

4 out of 5 stars

Kenny Wax’s brand new musical IDENTICAL is inspired by Erich Kästner’s 1949 novel THE PARENT TRAP. It tells the story of identical twins separated when they were babies due to their parent’s divorce. Fast forward to ten years later, and the twins meet by coincidence at summer camp.

As the curtain rises on this popu...

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Theatre Review: CLUEDO – The Lowry, Salford

The ensemble cast of CLUEDO UK Tour 2022.

The ensemble cast of CLUEDO UK Tour 2022. Photo Credit: Craig Sugden

Despite some uneven pacing, CLUEDO makes for a fun and nostalgic evening of entertainment.

3.5 out of 5 stars

Everyone’s favourite murder mystery board game takes to the stage this Summer, with a new UK tour of CLUEDO.

Based on the hit 1985 film CLUE and inspired by the classic board game, CLUEDO follows six distinguished guests who are invited to dinner one dark and stormy night by the mysterious Mr Boddy.

As the night progresses, it soon becom...

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Theatre Review: NORTHERN BALLET’S CASANOVA – The Lowry, Salford

Joseph Taylor and Minju Kang in Northern Ballet's Casanova. Photo Credit Emma Kauldhar

Joseph Taylor and Minju Kang in Northern Ballet’s Casanova. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

Enhanced perfectly by its opulent set and costume design, Northern Ballet’s CASANOVA is a sensual delight and a masterclass in balletic storytelling.

4 out of 5 stars

We all know the word Casanova; it’s thrown around when describing someone notorious for seducing women and having many lovers. The term originally comes from the Italian adventurer Giacomo Casanova, and many will not know his story...

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Theatre Review: LES MISERABLES – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of in LES MISERABLES UK Tour 2022.

The cast of in LES MISERABLES UK Tour 2022. Photo: Danny Kaan

Reworked for a modern audience, LES MISERABLES is one of the most memorable interpretations yet, thanks to its spectacular set-pieces, stunning special effects, and superb cast performance.

5 out of 5 stars

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of LES MISÉRABLES heads to Salford’s The Lowry this month for a four-week run as part of a new 2022 tour.

Based on the 1862 novel by Victor Hugo, LES MISÉRABLES is a gripping story of love, loyalty and lo...

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Theatre Review: SHEILA’S ISLAND – The Lowry, Salford

Abigail Thaw, Sara Crowe, Judy Flynn and Rina Fatania in SHELIA'S ISLAND.

Abigail Thaw, Sara Crowe, Judy Flynn, Rina Fatania in SHELIA’S ISLAND. Photo: Craig Fuller

With its perfect ensemble cast, SHEILA’S ISLAND is a sharp-witted comedy about four women trying to survive a night of tantrums, tears, and terror.

4 out of 5 stars

How well do you know the people you work with? How well do you want to know them, and who would crack first when the going gets tough? These are the central questions in Tim Firth’s SHEILA’S ISLAND, a reworked feminised incarnation of NEVILLE’S ISLAND, which h...

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Theatre Review: BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS – The Lowry, Salford

Dianne Pikington (Miss Eglantine Price) Bedknobs & Broomsticks. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Dianne Pikington in BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

From set and costume design to choreography and stage trickery, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS leaves you seriously questioning the existence of magic.

4 out of 5 stars

Another Disney film to become a stage production, BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, flies into Salford’s The Lowry this week, but who needs movie magic when you’ve got the magic of theatre?

The brand-new musical takes audiences on a journey of wonder through magical lands, past perilous...

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