THE DOCK LAUNCH NIGHT – The Lowry, Salford

The Dock Launch Night at The Lowry

Knock on the door, hang up your coat and grab a chair, THE DOCK is open!

As part of WEEK 53, the normally restricted backstage area of The Lowry known as THE DOCK, has opened to the public for the very first time.

The unseen space between the Lyric and Quays theatres has been transformed by artist David Shearing into a festival hub, acting as a bar, a pop-up café, a meeting place, a performance space and a place to hang out between festival events.

For those who haven’t heard of the festival,...

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Interview Exclusive: Frankly My Dear chats with Joe Belham of SONS OF PITCHES about their upcoming UK tour

Sons of Pitches

The SONS OF PITCHES have certainly been making extraordinary strides in the past year. Since winning BBC2’s The Naked Choir in 2015, the multi-award winning British vocal group has gone from strength to strength, with a new album on the way, as well as UK tour.

For those new to the group, SONS OF PITCHES are a Birmingham-based all-male a cappella group famous for their inventive pop covers, sensational beatboxing and impeccable harmonies...

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Theatre Review: THE JAMES PLAYS – The Lowry, Salford

James II from THE JAMES PLAYS. Image Credit: Manuel Harlan

James II from THE JAMES PLAYS. Image Credit: Manuel Harlan

Following its successful run at the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival, Rona Munro’s award-winning THE JAMES PLAYS heads to The Lowry this weekend as part of a national tour.

The vividly imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart kings – James I, II and III – who ruled Scotland from 1406 to 1488.

The first play, JAMES I: THE KEY WILL KEEP THE LOCK tells the story of James I (Steven Miller), the heir to the throne w...

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Theatre Review: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S – The Lowry, Salford

Pixie Lott in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S

Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S. Image Credit: Sean Ebsworth Barnes

Slick and stylish, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S shines in some areas and disappoints in others

More than 50 years after the release of the iconic film, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S is given a new lease of life in a brand-new stage production starring the pop princess Pixie Lott.

Based on the classic novella by Truman Capote, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S tells the story of Holly Golightly (Lott), a young New York socialit...

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Gig Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Manchester Arena

Jeff Lynne's ELO

Jeff Lynne’s ELO returns to the stage after 30 years for ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE tour

Following the success of his headline set at BBC Radio 2’s Festival In A Day, Jeff Lynne’s ELO finally returns to the stage for a twelve date UK tour, the first in over thirty years.

Originally formed by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) first shot to fame in the 1970s, winning over music fans with their modern rock/pop songs with classical overtones...

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First Look: Kit Harington in DOCTOR FAUSTUS

Kit Harington in rehearsals for Doctor Faustus. Picture Matt Humphrey

Kit Harington in rehearsals for DOCTOR FAUSTUS. Image Credit: Matt Humphrey

New images released of Kit Harington in rehearsals for his title role in DOCTOR FAUSTUS

Rehearsal images of the cast of DOCTOR FAUSTUS have been released ahead of opening night at Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End on Saturday 9 April.

Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the explosive new production stars GAME OF THRONES actor Kit Harington in the title role, alongside Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell as Mephistophe...

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Theatre Review: KING LEAR – Royal Exchange, Manchester

King Lear, Royal Exchange

Philip Whitchurch (Earl of Gloucester) & Don Warrington (King Lear) in KING LEAR.  © Jonathan Keenan

Hard-hitting, savage and incredibly intense, Talawa’s production of KING LEAR is a brutal and bloody tale of a family tearing each other apart

Following their groundbreaking production of Arthur Miller’s ALL MY SONS in 2013, Talawa Theatre Company and Artistic Director Michael Buffong return to the Royal Exchange with a new version of William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR.

The classic tragedy t...

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Simon & Garfunkel: Through The Years – The Lowry, Salford

Bookends Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years at The Lowry

Bookends deliver a unique, multi-layered show that pays tribute to music legends Simon & Garfunkel

After sell-out runs in 2014 and 2015, tribute act Bookends return to the stage to pay homage to one of the greatest pairings in modern folk music history – Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Made up of childhood friends Dan Haynes and Pete Richards, the Bookends duo are best known for their authentic sound...

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Film Review: CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D.

Captain Newman, MD

Sober, moving and surprisingly funny, David Miller’s 1963 classic CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D. heads to DVD

More than 50 years after its release, triple Oscar nominated psychological war film CAPTAIN NEWMAN M.D heads to DVD this month.

Set during WWII in 1944, CAPTAIN NEWMAN M.D tells the story of an eccentric doctor, Captain Josiah J. Newman (Gregory Peck) who runs the psychiatric unit of a U.S. Military Hospital in Arizona...

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Film Review: THE SOUND BARRIER

The-Sound-Barrier

Sir David Lean’s 1952 classic THE SOUND BARRIER is restored for DVD and Blu-Ray release

To mark the 25th anniversary of Sir David Lean’s death, his award-winning film THE SOUND BARRIER is been released on DVD and Blu-Ray for the first time.

Originally made for TV in 1952, THE SOUND BARRIER tells the fictional story of the British attempts to break the sound barrier and achieve supersonic flight...

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