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Music Review: Alexander O’Neal THE RESURRECTED TOUR – The Lowry, Salford

Alexander ONeal The Resurrected Tour

THE RESURRECTED TOUR sees Alexander O’Neal perform hits from his extensive back catalogue as well as tracks from his new studio album

To mark the release of his first studio album in 15 years, R&B artist Alexander O’Neal takes to the stage for a new UK tour, playing tracks from his new album RESURRECTED as well as hits from his extensive back catalogue.

First rising to prominence as a solo artist in the 1980s, Alexander O’Neal is a successful R&B and soul singer...

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Natalie Reckert talks to Frankly My Dear UK about what it takes to become a world-class hand-balancing artist

NATALIE INSIDE OUT by Natalie Reckert and Mark Morreau

Natalie Reckert talks to Frankly My Dear UK about what it takes to become a world-class hand-balancing artist

It’s fair to say that Natalie Reckert has a pretty unique job. As a world-class handstand artist, Reckert uses her body to create circus art like never before, a skill she explores in her new show NATALIE INSIDE OUT.

Developed in collaboration with The Lowry and digital artist Mark Moreau, NATALIE INSIDE OUT explores the inner workings of the circus performer’s body at a level of deta...

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Smart, sassy and super funny, Katherine Ryan's GLITTER ROOM is a feel-good feminist tour

Katherine Ryan GLITTER ROOM

Katherine Ryan offers a hilarious insight into her life as a single, working mum in her new show GLITTER ROOM

It’s rare, but it happens, sometimes the warm-up act is just as good as the headliner. Whilst waiting for Katherine Ryan to take to the stage at The Lowry, we were treated to a short but intensely funny set by Alison Smith, a fellow Canadian and old time friend of Ryan’s, who now lives in Manchester.

From the off, Smith connected with the audience, explaining that she’s no fool and...

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The Hollies Review: The British group return to the stage with a refreshed format for 2018 with A HIGHWAY OF HITS

The Hollies A HIGHWAY OF HITS Tour 2018

The Hollies return to the stage with a refreshed format for their 2018 show A HIGHWAY OF HITS

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub.

With over 60 singles and 26 albums to their name, you’ll be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard of The Hollies. Best known for their distinctive three-part vocal harmony style, The Hollies were one of the leading British groups of the 1960s and 70s, with major hits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Formed in 1962 by Allan Clarke and Gra...

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Theatre Review: EAST IS EAST – Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Kulvinder Ghir as GEORGE KHAN in EAST IS EAST at Bolton Octagon

Kulvinder Ghir as GEORGE KHAN in EAST IS EAST at Bolton Octagon. Photo Credit: Richard Davenport

Ayub Khan Din’s award-winning comedy EAST IS EAST feels as fresh and as funny as ever

EAST IS EAST may be more than twenty years old but Ayub Khan Din’s award-winning comedy feels as fresh and as funny as ever in a hilarious new production at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre.

Set in 1970s Salford, EAST IS EAST tells the story of the Khan family...

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Craig Campbell Review: The Canadian born comedian is on top form for his 2018 tour EASY TIGER

Craig Campbell 2018 Tour

Canadian born comedian Craig Campbell is on top form for his 2018 tour EASY TIGER

Canadian born comedian Craig Campbell was on top form for his gig at Salford’s The Lowry. Opening with a few jokes directed at Mancunians that were received in good spirits, Campbell seemed appreciative of the Manchester sense of humour and our ability to take those little taunts on the chin – although I’ve never glassed anyone in a pub, I swear Craig! 

Best known for his Edinburgh Fringe shows as well as his a...

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Phill Jupitus JUPLICITY Review: A thoroughly enjoyable gig with its fair share of laugh-out-loud moments

Phil Jupitus 2018 Tour

From poetry and music, to conversation and comedy, Phill Jupitus latest show JUPLICITY certainly has it all

Fans battled through an actual blizzard on St. Paddy’s night to see Phill Jupitus perform his show JUPLICITY at The Lowry

Already sat comfortably with his back to us on stage, Phill is listening to Elvis Costello’s ARMED FORCES as if at home in his own Scottish living room. As the audience filters in, it is clear straight away that the show’s format is going to be an unusual one.

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Simon Evans GENIUS Review: Evans has the middle-aged audience eating out of the palm of his hand

Simon Evans 2018 Genius Tour

Simon Evans brings his unique style of comedy to the stage in his new show GENIUS

Best known for his appearance on TV programmes such as Michael Mcintyre’s comedy roadshow LIVE AT THE APOLLO and STAND UP FOR THE WEEK, comedian Simon Evans takes his Edinburgh Fringe Festival show GENIUS out on tour with a stop at Salford’s The Lowry.

Complaining about his thinning hair and the fact that he’s looking a lot older, Evans opens the show by discussing his age and how it is catching up with him...

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Music Review: BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY – The Lowry, Salford

Big Girls Don't Cry Tribute Act

The East Coast Boys authentically recreate the iconic sounds of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY

This review was originally posted on The Reviews Hub

Since bursting onto the scene back in 2008, BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY has gained itself a reputation as being one of the best Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tribute acts around...

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Sir Matthew Bourne transports CINDERELLA to 1940’s Britain in a unique and fitting tribute to this classic fairy tale

The cast of Matthew Bourne's CINDERELLA

The cast of Matthew Bourne’s CINDERELLA. Photo Credit: Johan Persson

CINDERELLA is transported to 1940’s Britain in Sir Matthew Bourne’s unique and fitting tribute to this classic fairy tale

Using a score by Sergei Prokofiev originally penned during World War II as inspiration, Sir Matthew Bourne transports CINDERELLA to the nostalgic era of 1940’s Britain in a unique and fitting tribute to this classic fairy tale.

Set against the backdrop of a war-torn London, the performance begins w...

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