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Tez Ilyas Photo: Gaby Jerrard PR

Interview: Tez Ilyas

Eleanor Forrest finds out what it means for comedian Tez Ilyas to ’Teztify’ against modern day assumptions of himself as a Northern, Working-class, British Muslim.

Photo: Steve Tanner

Review: Brief Encounter

Michael McQuaid reviews Emma Rice and Kneehigh Theatre’s adaptation of the 1938 film

Photo: KylaBorg @ flickr

Wonder Women Festival lands in Manchester

The breakdown of our top art picks from the feminist festival of the year

Photo: The Lowry

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Mark Haddon novel is expertly brought to life on stage by Simon Stephens adaption as the play goes on tour around the UK

Photo: Sadlers Wells

Review: The Peony Pavilion – Chinese National Ballet

The Peony Pavilion is one of the most famous Chinese love stories and is performed by the Chinese National Ballet at The Lowry

Photo: The Lowry

Review: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The audience at the Lowry were treated to a wonderful performance that was visually superb and entertaining from beginning to end

Photo: The Lowry

Review: Showstoppers! The Improvised Musical

Showstoppers! create an entire musical production before your very eyes; a show that is improvised based entirely on audiences’ suggestions

Photo: The Lowry

All Genius, All Idiot

All Genius, All Idiot is a delightful circus performance laced with tongue-in-cheek antics, yet does not shy away from edgier material

Photo: Isabelle @Flickr

Review: Chris Ramsey’s All Growed Up

The Geordie comedian delivered a blockbuster show on the stage at The Lowry


Review: Paul Foot

Paul Foot’s stand up makes for an uncomfortable watch with a few good moments

Colin Cloud Picture: Press shot

Preview: Colin Cloud

Edinburgh Festival Fringe and forensic science success Colin Cloud is coming to the Lowry

Photo: Johan Persson

Review: Edward Scissorhands

The modern fairy tale enchanted the audience at The Lowry with ambitious visual effects and strong performances,