In the Night Garden Live is coming to The Lowry in 2021!
Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!
You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour and your little ones will be amazed when they see a very special visit from the amazing flying Pinky Ponk
Now in its 12th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. Over 1.2 million people have seen it so far and it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13,610 parents’ reviews.
There are other shows for young children, but as The Independent wrote, “there’s nothing quite like In the Night Garden Live.”
Yoga and Mindfulness is a brilliant way to de-stress, relax, stretch and re-focus on the body and breath. Join us in this relaxed and supportive session, open to all, no experience necessary.
Yoga Mats available for use (clean & covid safe)
Suggested duration of visit: 1 hour. Please note: The galleries close at 4pm. As such, visitors should only book the 3:30pm timed-entry if they are happy to experience the exhibition in a reduced 30 minute session. Thank you.
Days Like These is a new exhibition which shares the stories of Salford in 2020, using paintings, photographs, films and poetry contributed by some of the 245,000 residents of the city - from empty Salford streets and the joy of reuniting, to the impact on frontline workers and the challenges of being alone. The exhibition wants to reflect the hopes and fears of everyone, then and now, and after you have seen the exhibition, we hope you contribute too.
Alongside is a new display of the best of Salford’s own LS Lowry – an artist known for his paintings of crowded city streets, and vast empty landscapes.
The exhibition forms part of the Spirit of Salford initiative – a scheme designed to celebrate the unique personality and pioneering spirit of Salford.
Please take a look at our FAQs in advance of your visit. – www.thelowry.com/coronavirus
Walkeoke is back!
This is a fun, easy walking-based workout to some of your favourite tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. You can easily take part on your feet or seated works great too, following the arms and upper body work. Come along to loosen your joints and muscles, smile more, worry less and even tick off around 2,000 steps (or equivalent work). Cameras on or off - your disco, your rules - In this friendly Zoom disco session we like to get warm instead of tired, using the music to boost your mood and increase your energy rather than use it up. It really gives you a lift!
We have 4 sessions of Summer fun lined up so whether you've been before or you're joining for the first time, let's get some GOOD VIBRATIONS going! GET BOOKED IN - THEY'RE FREE FOR ALL!
Spark's magic can transform anything. He'll turn the bogeys up his nose into some pink ribbons and bows. He'll make a gorgeous high heeled shoe out of a pile of donkey poo... But terrible things have started to happen in his forest. Wasps, werewolves, spells going disastrously wrong - calamities maybe not even Spark can stop...
Join award-winning storyteller Dommy B for a fantastic laugh-out-loud adventure, full of fun for all the family! You could choose to just sit back and enjoy listening to the tale, or, if you want, join in by helping Dommy B as he guides us through creating some brand-new magic rhymes for Spark!
Sometimes words can paint a fantastic picture, and take you places you have never been before!
Dommy B performs his most popular poems in this rollercoaster of a show.
If you want to take part, you can see how fun and easy it is to play with words, rhythms and rhymes as Dommy B creates brand new verses with your suggestions right in front of your eyes! Or you can enjoy just sitting back to hear all about the wild ride of hijinks from a host of memorable, zany characters!
If your little ones love words, poetry and storytelling, this is for you!
Exploring themes linked to wellbeing, isolation, community and togetherness through poetry. This supportive environment will nurture your creative thoughts and ideas whilst developing skills.
Who: Anyone aged 18+ No experience necessary, just come along and have a go.
This poetry workshop will use poetry, a little taboo vocabulary and humour in a safe way to enable self expression. The power of words can be therapeutic, comedic and uplifting. In fact you are in control of how you receive language - give it the power it deserves or don’t! There’s scientific evidence that the odd swear word can help to release tension in certain situations. If you think I am talking faeces I highly recommend ‘Forbidden Words’ by Keith Allan & Kate Burridge.
Using her own performance poetry Jenny will introduce ‘poetry for expression’. Through creative ice breakers, writing prompts and taboo vocabulary mixed with real experiences to engage in writing a poem to help vent or express something. The aim of the workshop is not to create a masterpiece poem, it is to creatively engage in language use in a way to express yourself a little differently.
Legendary Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson brings his critically acclaimed ‘An Evening With’ spoken word show to the UK for the very first time.
A true polymath, Bruce’s accomplishments include: rock star, pilot and airline captain, beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, Sunday Times best-selling author, radio presenter, TV actor, sports commentator and international fencer… to name but a few.
Peppered with anecdotes from his extraordinary life – both on and off-stage – this unmissable show sees Bruce regale a cornucopia of fascinating tales and derring-do exploits as well as take questions from the audience.
Delivered with Bruce’s infectious enthusiasm and wry wit, this is a unique opportunity to spend an up-close evening with one of the world’s most captivating icons.
An enchanting circus fable that will mesmerise audiences of all ages.
Enter the forest, get lost in the tree tops and discover a whole new world.
Freely inspired from Italo Calvino’s novel “The Baron in the Trees”, this thrilling circus show will enchant you and amaze you, taking you somewhere between the ground and the sky, reverie and reality.
Above is a playful, romantic fable, following the life of Cosimo who at 12 years old rebels against his family and climbs a tree in protest at being forced to eat snails, vowing that his feet will never touch the ground again. He spends the rest of his life in the trees, has adventures with bandits and pirates, explores the forest, falls in love, and watches the revolutionary ideas of The Age of Enlightenment unfold beneath him. With high flying aerial stunts, amazing acrobatics, stunning visuals, and fun physical comedy, Above is a rich theatrical experience for the whole family.
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Immersed in an addictive world of front-row fashion shows, private views, and endless parties, Anna and Ariel find themselves struggling to keep up with New York’s dazzling social elite. How far will two outsiders go to construct the identities they want? And at what price?
Golden Globe Award-winner Emma Corrin and Royal Television Society’s 2019 Breakthrough star Nabhaan Rizwan star in this searing tale of self-invention, determination, and deceit.
ANNA X is a new play by Joseph Charlton, directed by Daniel Raggett, coming to the Lowry in Salford for one week only.
Little ones and their grown-ups can get crafty with professional artist Venessa Scott, who will lead you through some fun, creative and colourful arts activities.
STONES AND BONES
Come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall...
A land of fiery volcanoes and strange prehistoric creatures...
A land of myth and legend, giants and druids...
A land of ancient stone circles and mysterious monuments...
A land of Stones and Bones...
Squashbox Theatre’s new show is a marvellous mix of history and mystery!
Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors,
hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe
even glimpse a dinosaur or two...
There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty of puppets, songs,
slapstick, tall tales and crazy characters – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!
Stones And Bones is 50 mins long and suitable for children aged 5+.
“Slick, original and funny, Stones and Bones is a one man whirlwind tour of prehistoric
Cornwall, and is a must see for all Dinosaur lovers, young and old alike.”
Sophia Richards, guide2bristol.com
"Craig's success lies in the fact that he talks to, rather than at, his young audience, and he
does it all with a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious. An engaging
entertainer to be treasured."
Frank Ruhrmund, The Cornishman
“Craig Johnson is totally at ease with his audience, adult and child alike, and combines an
innate understanding and delight in storytelling with fantastic comic and musical skill.
Mike Shepherd, Founder and Artistic Director, Kneehigh Theatre
Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits! A decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency to being countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up. The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like "why is that your face!?"
"A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club" - The Guardian
"The ethos is just right" - The Daily Telegraph
"The perfect way to entertain the whole family." - Three Weeks
"All in all this show was great." - The Scotsman
"Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits." - The Independent
More hilarity, mirth and merriment than you can shake a (rather large) funny stick at!!!
Join us in the Big-Top for an evening of the finest stand-up comedy delivered by some of the finest stand-up comedians on the UK circuit today!
Featuring Patrick Monahan, Abigoliah Schamaun and compered by the bearded beauty that is Martin Mor!!!!
Do note that line ups are subject to change.
Abigoliah Schamaun is a product of her New York stand up roots; frank, funny, and unapologetic. She first showed her face in the UK comedy scene when she became a finalist in the Funny Women Comedy Awards 2010 and has grown an Edinburgh Fringe following coming back yearly ever since. She moved to London in 2014 and has become a regular on the circuit. She was named “One to Watch” at Leicester Comedy festival 2017 and The List named her "Top 5 Up and Coming Female Comedians"
Audience favourite Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection!
Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’ which led to the release of his debut DVD ‘Patrick Monahan Live’ (2 Entertain).
Patrick is also a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and in addition to this he is in huge demand on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host.
Expect plenty of playful audience fun from this loveable Irish/Iranian Teessider!
Martin Mor comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit.
With over 30 years’ experience as a professional performer, Martin has established himself as one of the UK’s most popular and in-demand comedians.
Martin has performed successfully at events of all description; from the Hammersmith Apollo to a show for the inmates of an Italian prison, from comedy clubs to performing in some of the most unique, and unusual locations.
In April 2016 Martin was part of a team that set the world record for the highest altitude comedy show by performing at 5,300m/17,600ft at Mount Everest basecamp.
Very much the comedian’s comedian, Martin has been the support act of choice for; Frankie Boyle, Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jasper Carrot, Patrick Kielty, Johnny Vegas, Steve Coogan, and once Tina Turner.
Kenny Wax Ltd & Stage Presence Ltd present A Mischief Theatre Production
The Play That Goes Wrong
RETURNING FOR YET ANOTHER CALAMITOUS RUN!
We can’t believe it either!
Mischief Theatre’s multi award-winning international smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong is returning to The Lowry, following its sell-out success in 2017.
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! As the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to reach their final curtain call, hilarious results ensue!
Hailed “a gut-busting hit” by the New York Times, The Play That Goes Wrong, now in its sixth year in the West End, has won a host of celebrity endorsements from the likes of Joanna Lumley “We laughed until the tears ran down our faces, it has to be seen” to Ant & Dec “The funniest show we’ve seen! If you can get a ticket, go!”
Don’t miss this brilliantly funny comedy that’s guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!
‘I FEARED I WAS GOING TO HYPERVENTILATE’
The Daily Mail
BOY, DOES IT HIT THE FUNNY BONE’
The Daily Telegraph
‘EXQUISITELY CHOREOGRAPHED MAYHEM’
‘A TRIUMPH OF SPLIT-SECOND TIMING’
The Lowry and Lost in Translation Circus present Big Top in the Park
A chaotic tale of a family of misfits.
Meet The Hogwallops, a family unlike all others. Every day activities are extreme, with simple tasks such as bedtime and teeth brushing needing a bungee and a high level jet-spray. Dressing is a game of flying aerial wardrobe antics, and meal times are a nerve-wracking display of juggling food and crockery.
Probably the craziest, funniest, most awe-inspiring family you will ever meet.
The comedy circus is in town and we’ve got some of the very best comedians in the UK under the big top to get you rolling in the aisles!
Proudly presenting Lou Conran, Chris Washington and Tom Binns as Hospital Radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury.
Ringmaster and MC for proceedings LOU CONRAN is cheeky, quick off the mark and side achingly funny. A high energy storyteller with an instinctive wit that has been wowing audiences and industry alike over the last 15 years.
Lou is renowned on the international comedy circuits for her compere and hosting skills as well as being a favourite tour support for the likes of Sarah Millican, Joe Lycett, Suzi Ruffell, and Puppetry of The Penis.
"As filthy as she is fabulous, keeping the audience in fits.. GO SEE HER!" Edinburgh Guide
“An innately strong storyteller.. absolutely hilarious!" Chortle
CHRIS WASHINGTON is a former Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Nominee and one of the hottest rising stars on the circuit today.
You might recognise him from Mock The Week or Live at the BBC, where his laid back and down to earth approach to storytelling has seen him gather fans from across the globe.
On the brink of becoming a household name we urge you to snap up this opportunity to see him!
“Gaining big laughs from the really small stuff” The List
“A mainstream comedy star in the making” Chortle
TOM BINNS chaotic yet loveable character, the hospital radio DJ IVAN BRACKENBURY
has been wowing audiences and reviewers alike worldwide for years!
As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown in dictionary corner, He's been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Trident Comedy Award and Perth International Fringe Comedy Award (twice). He's was voted a ‘Fosters Comedy God’, he's won Best International Act at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe (twice), Nottingham International Comedy Festival and 3 Sony Gold Awards.
He's been in BBC Shows Alan Partridge, Lee and Herring, Friday/Saturday Night Armistice and Channel 4 shows IT Crowd, The Big Breakfast, Ri:se, Under the Moon, Drifters and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the feature films Going to Mecca and Eaten by Lions.
“Binns has his character nailed and he mines the comic seam, ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal” The Guardian
Fun and interactive story time for children aged 5-11 years and their families; listen to a story and create your own puppets!
By Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by the Ringham Brothers.
Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical.
Love freely. Love freedom. Love.
Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam.
They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love.
When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-lifestories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage, they begin a journey to confronting their own worst fears.
BLACK LOVE is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear.
Age Guidance: 12+
Running time: 80 minutes
Content warning: strong language, scenes of a sexual nature
Trigger warning: references to and themes around racism, death of a parent
Chinonyerem is a Nigeria-born, Bristol based playwright, director and poet. Her work for theatre includes JOANNE AND AMONGST THE REEDS for Clean Break, London / The Yard, a modern retelling of TWIST for Theatre Centre, MEDEA at Bristol Old Vic, and WE TOO, ARE GIANTS for Kiln Theatre. More recently, a new play PRINCESS & THE HUSTLER toured across the UK for Eclipse Theatre/Bristol Old Vic/HullTruck. She was the Writer-in-Residence at Live Theatre/Northumbria University and is now an Associate Artist at Live. Her work has been shortlisted for several awards including the Adrienne Benham Award, Alfred Fagon Award, and the Bruntwood Playwriting Award. She is the joint winner for the 2018 Sonia Friedman Award for a new play ‘How to Walk on the Moon’ written for C4/Talawa Theatre. She also writes for radio and TV.
By Chris Bush
“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”
Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history.
Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It's not her fault though - the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt.
HUNGRY is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there's little left to savour.
Age Guidance: 12+
Running time: 70 minutes
Content warning: Strong language
Trigger warning: References to eating disorders, death of a parent
CHRIS BUSH is an award-winning playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker. Her past work includes PERICLES (National Theatre), THEA SSASSINATION OF KATIE HOPKINS (Theatr Clwyd), STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE, STEEL (both Sheffield Theatres) and THE CHANGING ROOM (NT Connections). Upcoming work includes FAUSTUS: THAT DAMNED WOMAN (Headlong/Lyric Hammersmith/Birmingham Rep), THE LAST NOEL (Attic Theatre) and a new musical adaptation of THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (National Theatre).
Finalist of Britain’s Got Talent and star of BBC Radio 4’s Citizen of Nowhere Daliso Chaponda is finally back out of the house and on a stage with a new show of the slickest, sharpest look at life. It’s fair to say that neither 2020 nor 2021 have been going to plan for Daliso… but he’s been performing online daily to millions of viewers, and this is your first chance to see what this master of satire has been cooking up!
★★★★ 'Full of sharp one-liners and wellcrafted gags...a real talent to look out for' Metro
'He is hot property' Evening Standard
'An expert entertainer. Getslaughs from topics other comedians shun' The Guardian
'An intelligent, skilfully whittled show' The List
By Phoebe Eclair-Powell
This is a story. Charli’s story.
It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips.
A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell.
Age guidance: 5+
Running time: 60 minutes
Phoebe Eclair-Powell is a writer from South East London. Her recent play SHED: EXPLODED VIEW just won the prestigious Bruntwood Award for 2019. Her latest play HARM ran at the Bush theatre in June 2021 to brilliant reviews, and has been filmed by BBC Culture in Quarantine.Phoebe has written for award winning Channel 4 Continuing Drama Hollyoaks and an episode of Sky comedy Two Weeks To Live with Maisie Williams. Phoebe is currently under commission with Reading Rep, Newcastle Live Theatre, Paines Plough Roundabout and The Bush Theatre.
By Frankie Meredith
May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city.
The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing but maybe…unsurprising.
As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?
Age Guidance: 12+
Running time: 70 minutes
Content warning: Strong language, sexual assault
Trigger warning: Description of sexual assault
Frankie is a midlands-based playwright and theatre maker. Having gained a place on the Lyric Hammersmith Young Writers Programme she started writing short plays which were performed at various theatres around London.
Frankie was Paines Plough’s Playwright Fellow 19-20 during which time she had some of her work translated into Catalan and performed in Barcelona.