Category The Lowry

Theatre Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN – The Lowry, Salford

Adam Jackson Smith and Samantha Womack in THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.

Adam Jackson Smith and Samantha Womack in THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

Despite its slow start, THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN successfully transfers from page to stage thanks to a powerful and convincing performance from Samantha Womack

3.5 out of 5 stars

When British author Paula Hawkins released her debut novel THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN back in 2015 it took the world by storm, selling an estimated 20 million copies worldwide and resulting in a major film starring Emily Blunt...

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Theatre Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – The Lowry, Salford

Birmingham Royal Ballet BEAUTY AND THE BEAST UK Tour 2019

With its spellbinding transformations, wild waltzes and visually striking set, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s dark and haunting rendition of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is wonderfully magical

4 out of 5 stars

The story of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST may be a tale as old as time but Birmingham Royal Ballet’s rendition of this classic fairy tale is certainly a lot darker than the enchanting tale we all remember.

Based on the French fairy tale of the same name, BEAUTY AND BEAST tells the story of a cruel Prince cursed to spend...

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Theatre Review: Opera North’s Katya Kabanova – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of Opera North's Katya Kabanova

The cast of Opera North’s Katya Kabanova. Photo Credit: Jane Hobson

Performed entirely in English with subtitles on stage, Opera North’s Katya Kabanova offers a short and sweet introduction into the world of opera

3 out of 5 stars

Layering class, duty and passion, Opera North’s Katya Kabanova plunges audiences into her turbulent love life with an intense operatic performance.

Trapped in a small town, a loveless marriage and under the watchful eye of her overbearing mother in-law, Katya unmasks her repressive s...

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Theatre Review: BILLIONAIRE BOY – The Lowry, Salford

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With its zany characters, slapstick comedy and clever, catchy songs, BILLIONAIRE BOY has everything a young child might want from a musical

David Walliams’ impressive library of children’s books have fast become modern British classics, especially with the annual BBC Christmas special adaptations putting them on the map. GANGSTA GRANNY was the first to grace the stage last year, with the play touring the UK, but BILLIONAIRE BOY is the first to get the musical treatment...

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David Walliams talks about BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL, wacky inventions and what he would do with a Billion pounds

The smash-hit show BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL, based on the book by David Walliams, comes to The Lowry this February half-term. Ahead of the show’s arrival, Walliams talks about the musical, wacky inventions and what he would do with a Billion pounds!

BILLIONAIRE BOY THE MUSICAL begins when factory-worker Len Spud and his son Joe become overnight billionaires, due to Mr Spud’s ...

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Clem Burke & Bootleg Blondie play Parallel Lines

BOOTLEG BLONDIE together with drummer Clem Burke certainly sound like the real thing but ultimately try too hard to imitate the iconic band

BOOTLEG BLONDIE is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band and the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGBs in New York City. They’ve also been mentioned by Blondie themselves on their 2017 album POLLINATOR...

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INTERVIEW: Miles Jupp and James Kettle Talk THE LIFE I LEAD


Stand-up comedian Miles Jupp and comedy writer James Kettle talk about new play THE LIFE I LEAD and the remarkable life of David Tomlinson

Stand-up comedian and actor, Miles Jupp, takes to the stage to playing quintessentially English gentleman actor, David Tomlinson, in a UK tour of biographical stage comedy, THE LIFE I LEAD.

Written by narrative and entertainment comedy writer James Kettle, THE LIFE I LEAD is a richly comic and moving tale of a very well-known face...

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Theatre Review: THE BAND – The Lowry, Salford

Yazdan Qafouri, Curtis T Johns, Nick Carsberg, AJ Bentley and Sario Solomon in THE BAND.

Yazdan Qafouri, Curtis T Johns, Nick Carsberg, AJ Bentley & Sario Solomon in THE BAND. © Matt Crockett

Warm, funny and affectionate, THE BAND successfully captures what it means to be a music fan

I remember the day Take That announced they were splitting up like it was yesterday. It was 13 February 1996 and I was 12 years old. I remember seeing girls crying on the TV, not really understanding what all the fuss was about...

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INTERVIEW: Alison Fitzjohn Talks THE BAND

Alison Fitzjohn as Claire in THE BAND

Alison Fitzjohn as Claire in THE BAND. Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

Alison Fitzjohn talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the role of Claire in THE BAND and why the new musical appeals to so many people

Following praise from critics and audiences across the UK and a successful run in London’s West End, the fastest selling musical theatre tour of all time – THE BAND – makes a welcome return to the North West this week as part of an extended UK tour.

Written by Tim Firth and featuring th...

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Co-creator and director Adam Meggido talks about SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL and the inspiration behind the show

Following a successful eleven-year run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, as well as a BBC Radio 4 series and a critically acclaimed run in London’s West End, must-see phenomenon SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL heads out on a UK tour.

Created from scratch at each performance, the award-winning show sees a group of incredible performers turn audience suggestions into all...

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