Eve gets Stuff at Lowry

Eve Burley in Stuff
Eve Burley in Stuff

After an award-winning run at last year’s 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester, MBH Theatre return with their hit show Stuff for a run at The Lowry in Salford next Saturday before four nights at the Camden Fringe in London.

Joining the cast is Manchester based actor Peter Ash who some will recognise from his recent performance in the War Horse tour or as Darius Fry in ITV’s Footballer’s Wives.

Returning from the original cast are Karl Greenwood, who won the UK Studio Theatre Award for Best male for his performance in Stuff and Eve Burley, above, who has just returned from Broadway in Anthony Burgess’sOne Hand Clapping.

“Last year was an incredible experience for us,” said founder of MBH and the show’s writer, Mick Cooper. “To not only get into the 24:7 Festival, but to actually win the audience favourite show award was incredible.

“We had so much positive feedback that we decided to bring our show to its biggest stage yet by appearing at The Lowry, before heading to London for the first time!”

The hour-long show contains strong language and is recommended for ages 15+.

Box office: 0843 208 6000 or www.thelowry.com/event/stuff

Central School of Ballet’s renowned graduate performing company Ballet Central this year celebrates its 30th anniversary and brings its nationwide tour to The Lowry in Salford Quays on Monday night.

The annual tour offers a chance to see some of the most skilled, new dance talent perform newly commissioned works as well as much-loved revivals by the dance industry’s top choreographers.

William Glassman, Artistic Director of Ballet Central, explains why the tour is so well received: “The 2015 repertoire includes a dynamic range of new pieces.

“These works range from an energetic neo-classical work by Scottish Ballet’s artistic director, Christopher Hampson entitled Four, to music from Flak by Graham Fitkin; a world premiere of Morning & Moonlight, a contemporary piece suggesting elements of a seascape by international choreographer Christopher Bruce CBE, performed to excerpts from Benjamin Britten’s Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes.

“There is also a narrative work by current choreography student and dancer with Birmingham Royal Ballet Kit Holder, inspired by the paintings of American artist Edward Hopper which features a new score by Ballet Central’s Musical Director Philip Feeney.

“Classical ballet fans will relish the Blue Ball Pas de Deux from Cinderella; La Fille Mal Gardée Pas de Deux and Pas de Quatre and revivals of Code by Phoenix Dance and Scenes from a Wedding by Christopher Marney.”

Box office: 0843 208 6000 or www.thelowry.com

A whole host of story-telling trouble awaits young audiences if they join Flicker And The Flying Books on their adventure at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre on Sunday and the Central Library on July 4, as part of the Manchester Children’s Book Festival.

No-one is interested in the little bookcase in the corner – they have far more important things to do.

Then one day, the magical Flicker starts throwing books from the shelves and flicking though pages. Soon there is mayhem and chaos, as the books come out of the page.

Flicker And The Flying Books offers a world of reading and colour, suitable for 3-8 year olds and their parents.

The cast is made up of members from the Royal Exchange Theatre’s Young Company and Elders Company

Box Office: 0161 833 9833 or www.royalexchange.co.uk/bookonline