The reviews are in for Arabian Nights, our Christmas 2012 production at The Lowry, and the critics are as one in proclaiming our show as one of the best to see this festive season in the North West.
rv. Leach’s imaginative production is an exemplar of visual storytelling in which no magical location is beyond the bounds of ingenuity.rn. The Guardian
rv. A perfect family show… The tales simply shine with all the freshness of almond blossom in a Persian garden.
rn. The Times
rv. Tremendous… Full of darkness and light, these tales thrillingly explore the mysteries of the human heart. rn. The Observer
rv. The Library Theatre has again proved how providing a very immediate, very direct, very clever show can reach right to the heart of the theatrical experience. It’s electrifying stuff. rn. Manchester Confidential
rv. There is a great deal of fun to be had from this show with some real belly-laughs, some touching moments and a few lessons to be learned, all put across by a great ensemble.rn. British Theatre Guide
rv. A lovely, lively, warm-weather alternative to the stock fare of pantomime and snowy tales which you usually get at this time of year… A cast whose energy and zest is infectious.rn. Manchester Evening News
rv. An outstanding production with a fantastic cast… Arabian Nights offers panto-bored youngsters and seasonally stressed-out adults some top quality eye-catching and rib-tickling escapism. rn. Bolton News
rv. Few shows around this Christmas will fire up childhood imagination quite like this jewel-encrusted telling of the Arabian Nights legends… An intoxicating and enchanting production. rn. Lancaster Guardian
rv. If you don’t fancy pantomime but you want a great show to take the whole family to this festive season, then Arabian Nights should be high on your list._ rn. The Public Reviews
rv. Directed with imagination by Amy Leach… Where other festive shows tend to lean towards excess, Arabian Nights lets the words and company stand front and centre, and it’s a real breath of fresh air.
rn. What’s On Stage
rv. A sumptuous and sensory feast… Arabian Nights will enthrall and entertain over the two-and-a-half hour ride. rn. GQ Central
rv. The Library Company comes out all-tales blazing this year with a play that isn’t exactly seasonal, but has strong entertainment value… Overall the effect is charming. rn. Oldham Chronicle
rv. Lovely… Forget the pantomime – this is the family show to see in Manchester this Christmas. rn. The Stage
rv. Absolutely terrific… Thrilling, often very funny, thoroughly magical. A dazzling show, full of wonder and magic.”
rn. Creative Tourist
rv. A magical experience that audiences young and old will never forget… A great production. rn. Morning Star
rv. Excitingly staged… This script has had many productions; this, thanks to its director, designer and strong-willed yet composed Shaharazad, must be among the very best.
rv. Top quality entertainment, a wonderful family show… Heaps of praise should go to director Amy Leach who works wonders creating such a vibrant piece of theatre.
rn. Cultural Shenanigans
rv. Enchanting, magical, and mesmerising. rn. What’s Good To Do
rv. The Library Theatre Company have excelled themselves… The audience, young and old, loved it. Be charmed, enchanted, and uterly bewitched.
rn. Disability Arts Online
rv. There is plenty on which the eyes and ears can feast… Rather clever, captivating.
rn. Manchester Salon
rv. Imaginative, innovative, impressive… A really surprising, super, spectacular, must-see production. rn. Clitheroe Advertiser
Arabian Nights runs until Sat 12 Jan 2013. Tickets are available here or from The Lowry Box Office on 0843 208 6010.