A few years ago at the Edinburgh Fringe, everyone wanted to know if you’d caught Frisky and Mannish’s show yet. So a visit to this wondrous spectacle was in order. Frisky (the lady – brought up in Manchester) and Mannish (the ladyish man) turned out to be a glittering mirage, mashing up incongruous pairings of tunes using their musical and operatic skills. They met at Oxford University and very nearly didn’t make it to the Fringe in 2009, only deciding to go because Mannish’s place at a US stage school fell through at the last minute. But the States’ loss was our gain and after the success of that Fringe show (Frisky and Mannish’s School of Pop) they are touring a fourth joint show, fresh from the Fringe. As well as old favourites such as Kate Bash (a melody blending the oeuvres of Kates Bush and Nash) and Bee Gees Rude Boy (pretty self explanatory there), they’re taking on Lana Del Rey and Goyte. In their own words: ‘We tit around with pop songs.’

Sun 16 Sep, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, 0843 208 6000, 8pm, £15, www.thelowry.com

Sun 16 Sep
Marissa Burgess
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Wed 12 Sep 2012