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Theatre Review: INTER_UPTED – The Lowry, Salford

Aditi Mangaldas Inter_upted

INTER_UPTED is an innovative transformative piece that questions the deteriorating reliability of the body

Celebrated Indian choreographer Aditi Mangaldas makes a welcome return to the stage with her new show INTER_UPTED, a high-octane piece which explores human vulnerability.

Performed by three musicians and seven dancers including Mangaldas, INTER_UPTED infuses the classical Indian form Kathak with 21st century sound, rhythm and light...

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THE 39 STEPS (The Lowry) Review

The 39 Steps Tour

Olivia Greene as Pamela and Richard Ede as Hannay in THE 39 STEPS. Photo: Dan Tsantilis

Fast-paced, well-polished and sublimely executed, THE 39 STEPS is still in spiffing form

Considering THE 39 STEPS is now in its 10th year, the award-winning production is still in spiffing form. After nine years in London’s West End, Patrick Barlow’s hilarious adaptation is back on tour and is as bonkers and as brilliant as ever.

Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps [DVD][1939 version starring Ro...

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Comedy Review: JAMES VEITCH – Dot Con, The Lowry

James Veitch Dot Con

Dot Con is a topical, fast-paced and witty comedy show about scamming the scammers

Email spam is still a big business. In 2013, 60% of emails sent were either spam or scam, resulting in innocent people being relieved of around $6 billion of their hard earned cash. So one bold, brave and bored comedian decided to do something about it.

For the past four years, James Veitch has been responding to as many scam emails as he can, from unclaimed insurance bonds to close friends marooned in a foreign...

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The Hollywood Special Effects Show

Go behind-the-scenes to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic

The glitz, glamour and gore of Hollywood heads to The Lowry this weekend for an explosive half-term treat for all the family.

THE HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS SHOW takes you behind the scenes of the UK’s favourite films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic.

Billed as a family show suitable for children aged 6 or over, the 110 minute show is a showcase of horror effects, pyrotechnics and gore.

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Theatre Review: Tom – The Story of Tom Jones, The Lowry

Kit Orton in TOM: THE STORY OF TOM JONES. Image Credit: Simon Gough

Kit Orton performing as Sir Tom Jones in TOM: THE STORY OF TOM JONES. Image Credit: Simon Gough

TOM is a hip-swinging musical full of heart but ultimately struggles to separate the man from the myth

Since Sir Tom Jones first shot to fame in 1965, the Welsh singer has had sold over 100 million records worldwide, claiming 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in the US. Surprising then that it’s taken almost 50 years for his inspirational story to be brought to the stage.


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Comedy Review: Sean Lock: Keep It Light – The Lowry, Salford

Sean Lock Keep It Light at The Lowry

Comedian Sean Lock waxes lyrical on everyday subjects such as parenting, old age and immigration in his latest tour Keep It Light

Comedian Sean Lock is not known for being especially serious. In fact, it is his cynical but humorous outlook on life that has made him on the one of the UK’s most popular stand-up comedians.

In his latest tour Keep It Light, Lock waxes lyrical on everyday subjects such as parenting, old age and immigration...

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Theatre Review: GRAEME OF THRONES – The Lowry, Salford

Graeme of Thrones

GRAEME OF THRONES is a bonkers but brilliant parody of George RR Martin’s epic novels

Direct from sold out shows in London’s West End, GRAEME OF THRONES warped incarnation of Westeros heads to Salford’s The Lowry this week for a unique theatrical journey through the Seven Kingdoms.

Based on the international phenomenon Game Of Thrones, GRAEME OF THRONES tells the story of avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme who wants to recreate his favourite fantasy saga on stage...

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Theatre Review: 30 DAYS OF THE SMITHS – The Lowry, Salford

‘The Smiths outside Salford Lads Club’. Image courtesy of Stephen Wright.

‘The Smiths outside Salford Lads Club’. Image courtesy of Stephen Wright.

Despite its initial promise, 30 DAYS OF THE SMITHS fails to transfer from page to stage

30 DAYS OF THE SMITHS makes its world premiere as part of WEEK 53 at The Lowry this week, with a special performance at THE DOCK LAUNCH NIGHT.

Described a new art ‘sound installation’, 30 DAYS OF THE SMITHS interweaves the music and lyrics of British guitar group THE SMITHS with visual imagery and electronic music by UK sound artis...

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Theatre Review: STAR BOY PRODUCTIONS – The Lowry, Salford

Star Boy Productions

From fake marriages to scam contracts, STAR BOY PRODUCTIONS examine the psyche of African migrants in Europe

To mark the launch night of the newly opened THE DOCK space, STAR BOY PRODUCTIONS perform the first of two productions for WEEK 53 at The Lowry.

Created by Etuwe Bright Junior, Aloys Kwaakum and Lateef Babatunde of Star Boy Collective, STAR BOY PRODUCTIONS attempts to examine the psyche of African migrants in Europe, poking fun at the clandestine survival tactics they resort to in order ...

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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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