Boogie Nights at The Lowry Review

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The Lowry, Manchester

3-6 June 2015


Reviewed by Michelle Wright

Boogie and party like its 1972 at this fun filled show at The Lowry in Salford Quays, Manchester. If you want a cheesy trip down memory lane to the 70’s this toe tapping, seat dancing show is for you. Jam packed with 70’s classic music, phrases and references, you can’t help but be entertained by this Salford Music Theatre Company production.

The theatre was transformed into a classic flashing dance floor – typical of the 70’s era, and the stage for the night.

The storyline was a rocky love story of our two main characters, jack-the-lad Roddy O’Neil and his childhood sweetheart, Debs. They were both following their dreams… Roddy to be in a rock band, and Debs, well to be with Roddy. But the road to love isn’t a smooth one. The show is filled with cheesy 70s tunes, fabulous one liners and in particular a hilarious portrayal of Roddy’s dad, Eamon.

The audience were involved in the show right from the very start with Roddy asking for help, and the involvement of the whole theatre in YMCA.

We were thoroughly entertained throughout the whole show, and the cast of over 30 really got into the swing of things, their enjoyment clear on their faces. The only point I would raise would be that I was not aware this production was an amateur performance. The copy for this was the tiniest point size on the promotional literature, and could lead to some being disappointed. That said, once I discovered this, it did not affect my enjoyment of the show at all.

Boogie Nights is on at The Lowry until 6th June 2015 so book your tickets now and be prepared to dance and sing whilst getting your 70s groove on!

Rating: 4.5/5

Tickets cost £18 (includes £2 booking fee).

Boogie Nights is at The Lowry in Manchester until 6 June 2015. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0843 208 6000.

The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3AZ | 0843 208 6000

4 half Star

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