Category The Lowry

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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Roy Hemmings - The Sounds of Philadelphia and Motown

Original Drifters member Roy G Hemming’s brings together the sound of three of America’s iconic Labels Motown, the Sound of Philadelphia and Stax Atlantic, in one action-packed show

Ex-Drifter Roy Hemmings has merged three American labels to mix a concert overspilling with a soulful sixties sound...

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INTERVIEW: Ian Hislop and Nick Newman Talk TRIAL BY LAUGHTER

TRIAL BY LAUGHTER. Photo Credit: Philip Tull

The cast of TRIAL BY LAUGHTER. Photo Credit: Philip Tull

Writers Ian Hislop and Nick Newman talk about taking their new play TRIAL BY LAUGHTER out on tour

Following the sell-out success of THE WIPERS TIMES in London’s West End, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman take their new play TRIAL BY LAUGHTER out on tour with a week-long run at Salford’s The Lowry later this month.

Inspired by real-life events, TRIAL BY LAUGHTER follows the trial of bookseller, publisher and satirist William Hone who in 181...

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Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. Photo Credit: Jay Brooks

Howard Donald, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. Photo Credit: Jay Brooks

Take That’s Gary Barlow talks about pride, pep talks, pin-ups and taking stage musical THE BAND out on tour

After a successful London run, new stage musical THE BAND makes a welcome return to the North West for a two-week run at Salford’s The Lowry.

Written by the Olivier award-winning writer Tim Firth, THE BAND tells the story of a group of girls who reunite after 25 years apart to fulfil their dream of meeting...

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Theatre Review: AN EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN AT CHRISTMAS – The Lowry, Salford

An Evening With Eric and Ern

AN EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN AT CHRISTMAS is a brilliant homage to the much-loved comedy act of Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise

Back in the 1970s, a Morecambe and Wise Christmas Special was as much as a TV tradition as the Queen’s speech. Drawing in audiences of more than 20 million a time, the comedy duo’s end-of-year Christmas shows became some of the highest-rated TV programmes of the era. More than 30 years later, TV may have changed but the nation’s love for Morecambe and Wise clearly hasn’t...

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Theatre Review: DOCTOR DOLITTLE – The Lowry, Salford

Doctor Dolittle the Musical Tour

With its visually striking sets and spectacular puppetry, DOCTOR DOLITTLE has plenty of awe-inspiring moments to keep the family entertained

More than 50 years after the release of the hit 1967 film starring Rex Harrison, Samantha Eggar, Anthony Newley and Richard Attenborough, Leslie Bricusse’s acclaimed family musical DOCTOR DOLITTLE returns to the stage in a major new revival opening at Salford’s The Lowry this week.

Based on the children’s stories by Hugh Lofting, DOCTOR DOLITTLE tells ...

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Comedy Review: Dara O’Briain VOICE OF REASON – The Lowry, Salford

Dara OBriain Voice of Reason

With VOICE OF REASON, Dara O’Briain delivers yet another universally humorous show, littered with intelligent observations and a crowd-pleasing climax

Arguably one of the most recognisable and popular faces of UK comedy circuit today, Dara O’Briain is one of the busiest touring comedians at the moment...

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Theatre Review: SIX – The Lowry, Salford

The cast of SIX The Musical. Photo Credit: Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

The cast of SIX The Musical. Photo Credit: Idil Sukan/Draw HQ

Smart, sexy and super sassy, SIX remixes 500 years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sassitude

“Do you remember us from your GCSEs?” shouts Jarneia Richard-Noel’s Catherine of Aragon as SIX takes to the stage. But this isn’t your average history lesson. Oh no...

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Theatre Review: MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE– The Lowry, Salford

Matthew Bourne's SWAN LAKE UK Tour 2018.

Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE UK Tour 2018. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

With its masterful choreography, stunning set and innovative costume design, you can’t help but fall under the spell of Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE

It’s hard to believe that Matthew Bourne’s SWAN LAKE is a whopping 23 years old. As the iconic dance piece returns to the stage for a new UK tour, it still feels as bold, fresh and inventive as ever.

Best known for shattered conventions by replacing the female corps-de-ballet ...

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