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C-O-N-T-A-C-T (Media City)

★★★★

‘Delightful. An inspired piece of theatre’
The Guardian

Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions join forces with The Lowry to bring the critically acclaimed live production of C-O-N-T-A-C-T, to two new outdoor locations in Salford and Manchester from May 2021.

A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive theatre experience.

After taking the streets of Paris and London by storm with sell-out performances, C-O-N-T-A-C-T now journeys north to the streets of Salford and Manchester.

Become totally immersed in the world of our characters for 50 remarkable minutes, as you plug into this joyous, poetic and liberating experience, literally. Delivered via an app created especially for this exciting new show, you will be swept-away by state-of- the-art 3D sound design as you use your smartphone and headphones to navigate the performance. Walk the path with the performers and share their sensations and thoughts, as the action unfolds before your eyes.

This ‘charming’ (Time Out), ‘gripping’ (The Guardian) and ‘magical’ (The Arts Desk) production pushes the boundaries of what live theatre can achieve, allowing us to redefine what ‘performance’ means to us, and ultimately encouraging us to fall in love with theatre all over again.

‘A tantalising vision of a new kind of theatre’
The Times

Limited outdoor season in Salford and Manchester from 18th May for 6 weeks only. Limited spaces available, book now!

This event takes place at Media City
15/06/2021 to 27/06/2021
Opera North - Fidelio
This romantic melodrama, inspired by a true story from the French Revolution, speaks to our times with its themes of isolation, liberty and humanity. Fidelio is actually Leonore, a noblewoman disguised as a boy in search of her husband, Florestan, who has been unjustly imprisoned by tyrannical political opponent Don Pizarro. Fidelio secures a job as a prison guard and sets in motion a chain of events in which she must risk everything to save her husband’s life…
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
15/06/2021 19:30
Opera North - A Night at the Opera

Perfect for those who have never tried opera before as well as aficionados of the art-form, A Night at the Opera gala concert, conducted by Paul Daniel, will see the Orchestra of Opera North joined by guest soloists including Elin Pritchard (soprano) and Benson Wilson (baritone).

Over the course of an evening at The Lowry, they will perform a programme that features many of opera’s best-loved arias and duets, including favourites from the works of Mozart, Verdi and Puccini.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
16/06/2021 19:30
CAT Open Days 2021

Open Days - Centre for Advanced Training in Dance [CAT]

These Open Days will introduce you to the Centre for Advanced Training in Dance, an intensive, part time, pre-vocational training programme for young people who aim to pursue a career in dance. We welcome hard working young dancers aged 11-16 (on 1st Sep 21) who are passionate and committed to a future as a dance professional.

The days will include a fun, challenging technical and creative workshop delivered by our highly accomplished tutors and a chance for students, parents & guardians to find out more about the dance opportunities available to them.

The Lowry CAT is part of a national programme funded by the Department of Education through the recognised Music and Dance Scheme. Means-Tested Grants are available for students to access the programme, providing accessible excellent dance training for young people who wouldn’t usually have the opportunity. Students that have graduated from The Lowry CAT have gone on to study at major UK conservatories such as Rambert School of Dance, Central School of Ballet, Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Laban Conservatoire.

Entry to the scheme is through an audition process on 27th June 21 although the criteria will look closely at the potential of each student regardless of their previous dance experience. We will be looking for those young people who demonstrate exceptional potential, commitment and enthusiasm for dance. Students wishing to audition for the CAT are advised to first attend one of the Open Days. Application forms for auditions will be available from all Open Days and The Lowry CAT web page.

Please note: In order to attend this event please confirm your email address at the time of booking so we can send you detailed schedule information


Please Note: Open Day tickets are for participants only. No tickets should be ordered for parents/guardians 

For more information on The Lowry CAT programme visit Dance Training | Get Creative | The Lowry
For information on the National CAT Programme visit the National Dance CATs website

 

 

Open Day Times:

 

Sunday 6th June 21

09:30-13:45 (Afternoon sessions may become available if we reach capacity)

The Lowry, Salford Quays | Greater Manchester |

 

Sunday 12th June 21

09:30-13:00

Newbiggin Hall | Carlisle | Cumbria

 

12:45-17:00 (precise times to be confirmed after booking)

The Brewery Arts Centre | Kendal | Cumbria

 

Friday 18th June 21

16:45-18:45

Online via Zoom

 

 

Sunday 20th June 21

09:30-13:45 (Afternoon sessions may become available if we reach capacity)

The Lowry, Salford Quays | Greater Manchester |

 

You may also attend our free Open Contemporary Dance Classes held currently online via Zoom Fridays 4.45pm-5.45pm. These turn into The Lowry CAT Audition Preparation classes from June 2021 To find out more and to sign up, click here: https://forms.gle/wzpKnCvQfkAC4Nt66


The Lowry Theatre, Salford
18/06/2021 to 20/06/2021
The Lowry Gallery

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.

Booking details
• The Galleries will open for weekends only and booking is essential.
• Our opening hours will be 11-4 on Saturdays and Sundays.
• Social distancing measures are in place together with a one-way system
• Visits to the gallery will be via timed entry slots so please ensure you arrive on time (late comers may be declined entry)

• All tickets must be bought in advance and there is a  maximum number of 6 tickets per booking.

• All tickets within a particular group must be purchased by one booker and each group must consist of one household or support bubble.

• When you arrive at The Lowry temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• Face coverings are mandatory at all times throughout the venue and entry will be denied if face coverings are not worn.

• No food or drink will be allowed into the galleries.

• Always follow instructions given by our staff as well as signage and notifications to ensure the safety of everyone in the building and maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles at all times.

Do not attend the venue and contact us immediately if you:
• believe you may be infected with COVID-19;
• have experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have arrived in England in the last 14 days and are not covered by the exemption rules relating to self-isolation; or
• have been instructed to self-isolate.

These measures are designed to keep everyone safe and ensure that everyone has a great time. Please respect our staff at all times as they implement these measures for everyone's wellbeing - and most importantly we hope you enjoy your visit!


Please take a look at our FAQs in advance of your visit. – www.thelowry.com/coronavirus

The Lowry Gallery, Salford
19/06/2021 to 29/08/2021
Future Cargo

A truck arrives from an unknown location loaded with a mystery shipment. As the sides roll up a strange and unstoppable process is set into motion.

Future Cargo is the latest outdoor work by Frauke Requardt & David Rosenberg. Created with longstanding collaborators, Hannah Clark (set and costume), Ben &Max Ringham (music and sound) and lighting designer Malcolm Rippeth.

Future Cargo is a sci-fi dance show performed in a 40 foot haulage truck and, like all Requardt & Rosenberg’s shows, it delivers the delicate integrity of a deeply intimate experience within a large-scale dance spectacle.

‘Magnificently sly and witty dance theatre...stunning’ – The Stage on DeadClub™

‘[An] ambitious, innovate spectacle’ – Financial Times on The Roof

This is Requardt & Rosenberg’s fourth outdoor show. Together they create performance away from traditional auditoriums, making highly visible, unique events with a distinctive format.

Credits:

Co-Directors: Frauke Requardt and David Rosenberg
Designer: Hannah Clark
Lighting Design: Malcolm Rippeth
Sound Design & Composition: Ben and Max Ringham
Dance Captain: Valentina Formenti
Dancers: Jordan Ajadi, Ruben Brown, Anders Duckworth and Makiko Aoyama
Musician: Jack Baker

Suitable for all ages

Future Cargo is produced by The Place. Future Cargo is supported by Without Walls and commissioned by Norfolk & Norwich Festival, Stockton International Riverside Festival, Freedom Festival Arts Trust and Out There International Festival of Circus & Street Arts.

Future Cargo is co-commissioned by The Place, Festival.org and DanceEast via Stomping Ground, Southampton City Council as part of Mayflower 400, Pavillion Dance South West.

Creation supported by 101 Creation Space and Royal Docks. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. The R&D for Future Cargo was supported by Blueprint: Without Walls R&D Investment Fund.

Duration: 50 mins


Please note your arrival time

Collection Point A - Arrival Time 17:30-17:40 For 6pm Shows
Collection Point B - Arrival Time 17:40-17:50 For 6pm Shows

Collection Point A - Arrival Time 19:30-19:40 For 8pm Shows
Collection Point B - Arrival Time 19:40-19:50 For 8pm Shows

The Lowry Theatre, Salford (Outside Performance)
19/06/2021 to 20/06/2021
Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald – Let the light in

Jane McDonald is back in 2021 with her brand new ‘Let the Light In’ tour.

TheBAFTA award-winning star always delivers a phenomenal show along with herfantastic live band and backing singers. With stunning production and a newline-up of songs her ‘Let the Light In’ tour promises to be the best one yet.

After her sell out tours of 2018 and 2019 you’ll need to book early to secureyour seat for this fabulous evening of music and laughter.

23/06/2021 20:00
Quickly Kevin – That Wonderful Night
Hans Segers’ ties! Nigel Martyn’s favourite drinks! The Eddie McGoldrick song. “Steffa Barnsa! Steffa Barnesa! Steffa Barnesa!”. If this random collection of words mean anything to you, then it’s likely you’ll be enthralled by the following news: Quickly Kevin are back for a brand new live show that’ll be the biggest ever!
 
As always, you can surely expect (most of) the following: an extra-special surprise guest, all your favourite Quickly Kevin features, the unmatched thrill of a big screen, an update on Gavin Peacock, audience members in full kit, and of course, the big, grand finale: a 90s sticker penalty shoot out.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
01/07/2021 19:30
Zog

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
 
Large in size and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know.  Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.  Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!
 
The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat) is back in 2020 and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before! With brand new songs from Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, The Midnight Gang) and directed by Emma Kilbey, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog is a magical production for all ages.
 
Running Time: Approximately one hour

Age suitability: All ages welcome.

Facebook: FreckleProductions                     Instagram: Freckle_Productions     

Twitter: Freckle_Prods                                   #ZogLive

www.FreckleProductions.co.uk

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/07/2021 to 04/07/2021
Caitlin Moran

Caitlin Moran: More Than A Woman LIVE!

Caitlin Moran is back on the road, and coming to (insert city) and this time she’s celebrating getting older!

Caitlin will be discussing her new book More Than A Woman, a hymn to the women in their 30s and 40s and their supernatural ability to deal with the stuff you never thought would happen to you: grey hair; hangovers that last for days; ageing parents; having sex with the same person for years and years and still saying ‘thank you’ afterwards - the list goes on.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join Caitlin for a joyous and hilarious evening filled with uplifting tales of mothers, daughters, female friendship, and life in and beyond your thirties.

Every ticket includes a paperback copy of More Than A Woman (RRP £8.99) to be collected at the venue on the night.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/07/2021 20:00
Anton and Giovanni – Him and Me

Strictly Come Dancing professionals ANTON DU BEKE and GIOVANNI PERNICE join forces in 2021 for their first ever tour together - HIM & ME!

The Ballroom King and the two-time Guinness World Record holder will be joined by a world class
cast of dancers and singers.

This show promises to be THE best night out in the Summer of 2021 for all ages…
A true dance extravaganza!

Produced by Strictly Theatre Co. and directed by Alan Burkitt.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/07/2021 19:30
Police Cops – Badass Be Thy Name

Hot off the back of total sell-out runs at San Francisco Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Soho Theatre, multi award-winning POLICE COPS return with their latest comedy blockbuster. A gritty kitchen sink drama turns into a vampire-slaying horror epic. Complete with a '90s rave soundtrack, supercharged physical comedy and more vampires that you can shake a stake at.

Winner: Amused Moose Comedy Award 2018.
★★★★★ (EdFestMag)
★★★★★ (The Stage)
"I paid £12, I would have paid £13" (Dara Ó Briain)

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LENGTH:

1 hour, no interval.

AGE:
12+

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
09/07/2021 20:00
The Lowry Uncut – CAT Showcase
The Lowry Uncut - CAT Showcase
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/07/2021 20:00
Peter James' Looking Good Dead


Roy Grace is back as the thrilling work of multi-million No.1 best-selling author Peter James comes to The Lowry with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead.

No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.

From the producer of recent Lowry stage hits, Band of Gold and The Girl On The Train and adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna, Looking Good Dead will keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments!

Don't miss your chance to see the world premiere tour of Peter James' gripping new play.

The Lowry, Lyric Theatre
12/07/2021 to 17/07/2021
Rambert Summer Livestream

Marne van Opstal & Imre van Opstal

Marion Motin’s Rouge

Siblings Marne van Opstal and Imre van Opstal (company dancers NDT, Batsheva) are among the hottest up-and-coming new choreographers on the scene. Rambert is always looking for exciting new voices, so we’ve invited them to unleash their fresh creative force on our dancers.

Marion Motin’s choreography for Dua Lipa (IDGAF) and Christine and the Queens (Christine, Tilted) has a quirky hip hop vibe. Rouge is what happened when we invited pop’s coolest choreographer to work with Rambert’s daring dancers. Now she’s back in the studio re-making Rouge with a new cinematographic twist.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford (Online)
15/07/2021 to 17/07/2021
An Evening With Ryan Giggs

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is coming back to The Lowry, Salford in April for a special event.

The Lowry, Salford is set to host An Evening With Ryan Giggs on 15th April which will see him do a live on-stage interview with Pete Graves
Fans will also get the opportunity to meet him in person before the event

Promoters said: "As far as Manchester United legends go, Ryan Giggs is by far the most decorated footballer in their history having won over 30 trophies including a record 13 premier League Titles and two European Cups as well as having countless individual accolades and records to his name.

"Ryan Giggs was and still remains a fans favourite of the modern era and they still sing his name near on every game. For Manchester United fans the sheer thought of him running past defenders and scoring incredible solo goals still puts the hairs up on the back of their necks as they remember Giggs was one of the most exciting players of his generation and a rare talent for which they may never see the likes of again.

"Who knows what to expect when the Welsh-wizard Ryan Giggs takes to the stage for an extremely rare public appearance and interview about his illustrious career.

*Platinum - £250
Includes Meet and Greet
Professional Photo
1 x Signature
Front section seating

*Gold - £90
Include Photograph with Ryan Giggs
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/07/2021 19:30
Carlos Acosta – On Before

Carlos Acosta is the world’s favourite dancer and On Before, which sees him dance a full-length show again, is a homage to his late mother and the most personal work he has ever created.

On Before embodies Carlos’ astonishing dance vision and features collaborations with major UK and international dance makers, Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, Will Tuckett, Raul Reinoso, Yury Yanowsky, Miguel Altunaga as well as Carlos’ own choreography.

In a framework created by Carlos, On Before tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, set to a diverse musical repertoire ranging from Handel to Cuban contemporary composer Omar Puente and culminating in a moving finale featuring a live choir performing Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium.

Originally conceived in 2010, Carlos is revisiting this extraordinary show and returning to dance it again for a short regional tour as theatres across the UK re-open their doors again. For 2021 Carlos Acosta will dance alongside Laura Rodriguez, an original member of his own company, Acosta Danza, which he founded in Cuba in 2015.

“Sophisticated beautifully thought-out work” The Observer

“A journey worth following” The Daily Telegraph

“Dance with beauty and style.” The Guardian

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
21/07/2021 to 22/07/2021
In The Night Garden

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.”

Pip-pip, onk-onk!

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/07/2021 to 25/07/2021
Mime Workshop with Theatre Re

In this day-long practical workshop Guillaume Pigé (Theatre Re Director and RADA Associate Teacher) will provide an introduction to corporeal mime, as well as how we collaborate with performers to devise Theatre Re’s work. Punctuated by games, ensemble work, technique, repertoire and improvisation, this workshop will support professional, semi-professional, recent graduates and performers-in-training in developing their skills and creativity in an open, playful and generous environment.

Everyone is welcome and no previous experience of Corporeal Mime is required to join, only your professionalism, curiosity and playfulness.

Session will run from 10am to 5pm (with a 1 hour lunch break) in the Aldridge Studio.

Session cost £60 (£50 concession) for the day.

Concessions are available to full-time students, those aged under 18, senior citizen, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU and people with registered disabilities.

Any questions please get in touch at: theatrere.participation@gmail.com
Come and get your Theatre Re fix!

About Theatre Re:
“Theatre Re excels at transforming small, intimate stories into whirling, viscerally physical extravagance.” What’s On Stage

Established as a professional ensemble in 2011, Theatre Re is one of the UK’s leading visual theatre companies. It has garnered a national and international reputation for creating world class, deeply moving, and visually striking poetic theatre.

The company’s name comes from the prefix re and symbolises its guiding principles: to rediscover, to reinvent and to reveal. Rooted in Etienne Decroux's Corporeal Mime, productions use movement, music and design to tell stories. Our work crosses disciplines, with past projects taking inspiration from science, philosophy, psychology, public health and education to address global human challenges, bring people together and develop empathy with strength and delicacy. Collaborations with community organisations throughout the creation process are central to the company’s work.

The company is led by artistic director Guillaume Pigé with Alex Judd, Katherine Graham and Eygló Belafonte as associate artists. They are supported by a core group of long-standing collaborators.

Theatre Re is currently an @Home company at The Point, Eastleigh (until 2022) and has previously been an associate company at South Hill Park in Bracknell and Greenwich Theatre.

www.theatrere.co.uk

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/07/2021 10:00
Frank Skinner: Showbiz
Following a sold out five-week run at the West End’s Garrick Theatre and having sold out here last autumn, comedy legend Frank Skinner is returning to The Lowry with his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz.
 
Prior to his west end triumph, the last twelve months have seen Frank perform sold-out runs at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the Edinburgh fringe, and a 45-date national UK tour, making Showbiz the must-see comedy event of the year.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/07/2021 19:30
Magic Goes Wrong
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
27/07/2021 to 01/08/2021
An Evening with Bruce Dickinson

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.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
04/08/2021 20:00
Treasure Island
A Le Navet Bete and Barbican Theatre production

It’s late one night at the Admiral Benboe and young Jim Hawkins is serving ale to the one and only customer the pub ever has. Suddenly the door slams open and in strides Billy Bones, the infamous pirate, to change Jim’s life forever…

Featuring dastardly pirates, tropical islands and a mermaid you’ll never forget, set sail on the Jolly
Todger with Jim Lad, Long John Silver and a whole host of other characters for a hilarious voyage across the seas. But will they get there in one piece? Is everyone who they say they are? And does ‘X’ really mark the spot?

Award-winning funny men Le Navet Bete (The Three Musketeers: A Comedy Adventure, Dracula: The Bloody Truth) join forces with UK comedy writer and director John Nicholson (Peepolykus, BBC Radio 4) to play out Robert Louis Stevenson’s legendary tale as you’ve NEVER seen it before.

‘A ripping good yarn with an abundance of theatrical surprises’  ⋆⋆⋆⋆ The Stage

‘Great fun! Ideal for children who love an adventure’  ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ Reviewshub
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/08/2021 to 08/08/2021
Anna X
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
10/08/2021 to 14/08/2021
The Play That Goes Wrong

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
★★★★
‘GENUINELY HILARIOUS.
BOY, DOES IT HIT THE FUNNY BONE’
The Daily Telegraph
★★★★
‘RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY’
The Times
★★★★
‘EXQUISITELY CHOREOGRAPHED MAYHEM’
Independent
★★★★
‘A TRIUMPH OF SPLIT-SECOND TIMING’
Metro

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
17/08/2021 to 22/08/2021
Groan Ups
Direct from the West End, following their smash hit success with The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return to The Lowry with a brand new comedy about growing up. 

Do we choose who we become?

Is the story of our lives already written?

Do we ever really grow up?

Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the the challenges of adulthood. 

Bag your tickets early. This is a lesson not to be skipped!
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/08/2021 to 28/08/2021
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
WINNER!
Best New Musical
Whats On Stage Awards, London
 
The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical comes to The Lowry.
Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand-new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
01/09/2021 to 12/09/2021
Daliso Chaponda - Apocalypse Not Now

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

 

https://youtu.be/F_fexhZjB4Y 

https://youtu.be/jXKYxJNhQvs

https://youtu.be/CleVoBA9mhQ

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
10/09/2021 20:00
Titania McGrath
Feelings don’t care about your facts…

Titania McGrath is a world-renowned millennial icon and radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest, and she’s coming to show you – yes, YOU – why you are wrong about everything!

MXINFESTO takes the form of a confrontational lecture in which Titania guides her audience through the, often bewildering, array of terminology and concepts that constitute 21stcentury “wokeness”. New words such as “manterrupting”, “microaggressions” and “heteronormativity” often leave the general public bemused, particularly if they don’t read the Guardian.

Having conquered the world of social media, Titania is now generously bestowing her wisdom onto a live audience. Her step-by-step guide will enable her audience to become the woke people they need to be in an increasingly progressive world. In a non-patronising manner, Titania will explain where exactly they are going wrong and how to be more like her. 
 
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
11/09/2021
Charlie and Stan

David Pugh, Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Bath Productions present
CHARLIE AND STAN
Written and Directed by Paul Hunter
 
In 1910, the then unknown  Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel set sail onboard a tramp steamer from Liverpool to New York as part of Fred Karno’s famous music hall troupe. On the voyage, they shared a cabin, they shared comedy routines and they shared laughter but by the end of the journey they had drifted apart...yet they would both go on to become the biggest stars of the age.

Inspired by real life events, Told by an Idiot’s acclaimed production of Charlie and Stan is the remarkable story of the greatest comedy double act that nearly was. With an original piano score played live every night, Charlie and Stan is a hilarious and deeply moving homage to two men who changed the world of comedy forever.
 
Told by an Idiot have garnered critical acclaim and devoted audiences worldwide for their wonderfully theatrical shows. With Charlie and Stan they have uncovered a hidden and poignant chapter of comedy history shining an unusual light on a pair of show business legends.

This “blissful entertainment” (Daily Telegraph) is coming to CITY prior to London’s glittering West End. 
 
“Invention stuffed and music crammed.
A glimpse of the double that could have been in this silly, sublime treat”
Daily Telegraph

 “Seldom less than magical”
The Guardian

“Hilarious.
A riotous masterclass in storytelling”
Whatsonstage 

Originally produced by Told by an Idiot and Theatre Royal Plymouth, in association with Royal and Derngate Northampton and Unity Theatre Liverpool

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
13/09/2021 to 18/09/2021
The Addams Family
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN & RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by CHARLES ADDAMS
Presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide


Look who's moved into the neighbourhood! 
Everyone's favourite kooky family are now on stage in this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She's fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?
Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist!
Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
14/09/2021 to 18/09/2021
The Killer Question
The Silence Of The Lambs meets Last Of The Summer Wine in dark comedy thriller The Killer Question. Former game show champion Walter Crump lives for murder (it was even his specialist subject on the nerve shredding, general knowledge quiz show The Chair). But did his obsession with death ultimately lead to his own? That’s certainly what Inspector Black believes, and now it is Crump’s dopey widow Margaret who finds herself in the chair – accused of her husband’s murder.
But as shocking details emerge about the events leading up to Walter’s final head to head, it quickly transpires that what started out as an open and shut case has turned into another game altogether: the cat and mouse variety, with more than one deadly twist in the tale.
Will Inspector Black solve the mystery? Will Margaret be home in time for Country File? Who will prove to be the ultimate victim of The Chair? And, just as important, which actor will play which character… the audience decides!

Written by : Dave Payne
Produced by: Just Some Theatre
Cast: Peter Stone, Jake Urry, Jordan Moore
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
18/09/2021 20:00
Tom Seals – The 45s Tour

The mantle of UK Piano Man has been dominated by Elton John, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum. Over the past five decades no one else has come remotely close - until now that is!

Fresh from his sell-out “Let The Good Times Roll” Tour - Tom Seals, “quite possibly the future of jazz and blues”, has the world at this fingertips. His virtuoso solo-ing, excellent improvisations skills and distinctive voice have left top industry officials hailing him the UK’s finest boogie woogie and blues pianist/vocalist. 

Still only in his twenties, Seals is surely destined for greatness. Hot on the heels of sold-out shows across the globe including London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s, a stunning performance at Birdland Jazz Club on Broadway in New York and working with Jools Holland, Tom Seals’ star is destined to soar stratospherically in 2021 with the release of his debut album, own TV show and festival appearances worldwide.

Notable appearances include: - Cheltenham Jazz Festival’s ‘Gregory Porter & Friends’ - Jools Holland’s ‘Boogie Woogie & Blues Spectacular’ - Birdland Jazz Club, New York City - British Summer Time - Hyde Park - Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club - Dubai Opera House

You can read Tom’s full biography at: www.tomseals.co.uk

About The Show

'Tom Seals Presents’ is a brand new music and chat show. Hosted by pianist, vocalist and presenter Tom Seals, the show is a perfect mix of music and celebrity interviews. 
Guests will join Tom to chat about their favourite 3 songs! Tom and his incredible band will then put their own spin on the celebrities’ choices.

Guests include musicians, comedians, actors, sports stars, YouTubers and other public figures.
- Montreux Jazz Festival - Cropredy Festival - The Steinway Two Pianos Festival - Glastonbury - Newark Showground “Drive-In” - Blenheim Palace

”The UK’s finest boogie-woogie and blues sensation”
THE EXPRESS 

“A master of the piano and vocals to pierce your soul.  A boogie-woogie genius and quite charming with it all.”
CLOSE-UP CULTURE  

“He entertained a sold-out house with his breath-taking mastery of  the piano, cool vocals and big juicy doses of wit.” 
CLOSE-UP CULTURE

"He plays the hell outta them keys!”
JENNIFER HUDSON

“FAN-F*****G-TASTIC!” 
HUGH LAURIE

“He sounds like Little Richard!” 
SIR TOM JONES

“An extraordinary young talent! The wonderful Tom Seals!” 
 JOOLS HOLLAND

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
19/09/2021 19:30
An Evening With Paul Scholes
A evening with one the greatest to ever play the beautiful game but don't just take our word for it, here is what other legends had to say about Paul Scholes......

Pele:
"If he was playing with me, I would have scored so many more."

Zinedine Zidane:
"My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder."

Luis Figo:
"I’m star-struck when I see Paul Scholes because you never see him. On the pitch you can’t catch him. Off the pitch he disappears."

Edgar Davids:
"I’m not the best, Paul Scholes is."

Xavi:
"In the last 15 to 20 years the best central midfielder that I have seen – the most complete – is Scholes. I have spoken with Xabi Alonso about this many times. Scholes is a spectacular player who has everything. He can play the final pass, he can score, he is strong, he never gets knocked off the ball and he doesn’t give possession away. If he had been Spanish then maybe he would have been valued more."

Patrick Vieira:
"The player in the Premiership I admire most? Easy – Scholes."

Roy Keane:
"An amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being."

Laurent Blanc:
"I tell anyone who asks me – Scholes is the best English player."

Thierry Henry:
"I can’t understand why Scholes has never won the player of the year award. He should have won it long ago. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t seek the limelight like some of the other ‘stars’."


This exclusive show will see a LIVE & UNSCRIPTED 2 part interview, reminiscing about those glorious football memories and get an real life insight to the behind the scenes at the clubs he has played for. Who knows what will happen when Paul Scholes hits the stage to give you ‘off the camera’ life and career stories.
Some fans will have the opportunity to meet Paul before the show for a meet and greet which includes a Q&A and the chance to bring your own to be signed. (Paintings excluded)
Gold Ticket holders will be able to have a photo with Paul Scholes during a pre show photo session
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
19/09/2021 20:00
Twelve Angry Men
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The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
21/09/2021 to 25/09/2021
THE BALLAD OF MARIA MARTEN

Eastern Angles and Matthew Linley Creative Projects in association with the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
 
THE BALLAD OF MARIA MARTEN
By Beth Flintoff
Directed by Hal Chambers

A thrilling retelling of a real-life murder mystery…

(for East Anglian venues - A thrilling retelling of Suffolk’s real-life murder mystery…)

Summer, 1827. In a red barn Maria Marten awaits her lover. A year later her body is found under the floor of the barn in a grain sack, barely identifiable, and the manhunt begins.

Maria’s story sent shock waves throughout the country. The Red Barn Murder (as it became known) was national news, inspiring writers and filmmakers down the ages. The sort of gruesome tale that had all the hallmarks of a classic crime drama – a missing body, a country location, a disreputable squire and a village stuck in its age-old traditions.

But in all this hysteria Maria’s own story gets lost. Until now. Hal Chambers and Beth Flintoff’s spine-tingling retelling rediscovers her story, bringing it back to vivid, urgent life.

'Rich and transporting' ★★★★ The Stage

‘Flintoff restores dignity to Maria…unexpectedly joyous’ ★★★★ The Guardian

‘It is vital, layered and empowered, a beautiful piece of theatre’ ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘Superbly staged’ British Theatre Guide

‘A thrilling and poignant retelling’ Grapevine Live

‘Extraordinary, brilliant and powerful’ ★★★★★ Charles Hutch Press

‘One of the best theatre experiences of the year.’ East Anglian Daily Times

‘Maria Marten is reborn in stunning show’ Ipswich Star

‘Barnstorming’ Yorkshire Times

‘This is a gem of a production’ On Yorkshire Magazine


Age guidance 12+

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
21/09/2021 to 25/09/2021
Myra Dubois: Dead Funny
Myra is dead; long live Myra! Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she'll ever receive, the 'acid-tongued and funny to the bone' (Time Out) Myra brings forward her funeral to make sure people get it right! An irreverently sardonic and 'incredibly quick-witted' ★★★★ (The Scotsman) side-eye at death, dying and the theatrics of grief. Get ready to R.I.Pee your pants! As seen on The John Bishop Show (BBC1),Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5), and soon to appear in the feature film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
25/09/2021 20:00
David Essex
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor DAVID ESSEX OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 18 date UK tour taking place in October 2020 will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire repertoire.
 
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews which saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
 
Since then David Essex has enjoyed a remarkable career that has combined concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television with striking success. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also had twenty-three Top 30 singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On which not only topped the charts in Britain and the USA but sold over one million copies. Subsequent singles followed such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close and Gonna Make You A Star which made David a household name.  Mayhem ensued throughout the UK, with crowds for his concerts resembling Beatlemania and traffic stopping whenever he appeared.
 
David has continued to this day to produce and write albums including 2013’s Reflections and has contributed to stage and screen with the likes of Silver Dream Machine taken from Silver Dream Racer, in which he starred.
 
Acting credits also include That'll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently BBC TV's EastEnders as the head of the Moon family.  Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, ELF!, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.
 
David has also written a bestselling poetry book Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes plus two successful autobiographies A Charmed Life and Over The Moon, the latter a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
 
David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and continues to break boundaries with his unique talent. On the tour Essex said:
 
“I've had so many requests to tour again, so I’ve decided to do one more tour. I'm looking forward to touring the UK again in October 2020, it should be fun"”
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
26/09/2021 19:00
Albert Lee
Twice Grammy Winner revered by both professional musicians and fans alike as one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen. Ranging from soulful ballads to Rock n Roll, complimented by his great band this is a show not to be missed.

Co-writer of Country Boy and always in great demand by other artistes Albert has appeared on 4 of Eric Clapton's Crossroads festival, The Concert For George, The Rock and Roll Hall of fame concert paying homage to The Everly Brothers.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
27/09/2021 20:00
Tom Stade - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era!  Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief; what’s coming is way better than what has gone!
 
30 years on the comedy frontline and this Canadian legend remains as engaging,
innovative and hilarious as ever.  As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo.

www.tomstade.co.uk

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/09/2021 20:00
Sindhu Vee - Alphabet

Chambers Touring Ltd Presents 
 
SINDHU VEE: ALPHABET

A brand-new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.

Expect "outspoken, frank and funny stand-up" (Evening Standard) from this Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee.

As seen on Live At The Apollo, QI, Have I Got News For You and Sex Education and heard on Radio 4's Things My Mother Never Told Me (...About Lockdown) and The Guilty Feminist podcast.
 
“Acerbic perspective and unapologetic delivery” The List

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
29/09/2021 20:00
Akram Khan – Xenos

Out of all the creations I have been blessed to be involved in, XENOS is the one that I find to be the closest in line with my personal journey as an artist.

The themes of reflection, death, rebirth, time, alienation, identity, memory, are all part of this creative process, and together with some incredible collaborators, I have embarked on this challenging journey, to give birth to XENOS.

Essentially, this work is a reflection of how I feel about our world today. It is about our loss of humanity, and how, through past and present wars, we are yet again confronted by the burning question of what it is to be human. How can we as humans, have such ability to create extraordinary and beautiful things from our imagination, and equally, our immense ability to create and commit violence and horrors beyond our imagination.

Prometheus saw this in mankind before we, as a species, ever recognised it.

– Akram Khan


Picture  by Nicol Vizioli

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
29/09/2021 to 30/09/2021
Cara Dillon
Cara Dillon, the multi-award winning Northern Irish singer, returns this Autumn to perform some of her favourite and most popular songs along with her band.

Cara has been celebrated as one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world and continues to honour her rich cultural heritage. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Cara continues to maintain an enviable position at the very top of her genre, and her voice has been lauded by the good and great since her very beginnings. She will be joined by a band featuring Sam Lakeman (Piano, Guitar), Ed Boyd (Guitar), Conal McDonagh (Uilleann Pipes) and Toby Shaer (Fiddle, Whistles).
 
www.caradillon.co.uk
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/09/2021 20:00
Power


POWER is an uplifting, funny + moving piece of Circus-Theatre.

Autobiographical stories of a Circus Strong Lady intersect with stories from real people, collected in interviews on the question:
”Can you tell me about a time when you felt really powerful?”

POWER explores the strength we find in unexpected places, the resilience in accepting that life gets messy + the
power in choosing to take the next step, through the mess. It is a celebration of the ways we can feel powerful,
even in an uncertain world.

It’s impact? Audiences are walking out optimistic + reframing their own experiences as stories of power + strength.?"

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
30/09/2021 to 01/10/2021
George Hinchliffe’s Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Who is to blame for the worldwide phenomena of ukulele orchestras and ukulelemania?

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain!

Tap your toes with the royalty of the ukulele scene, the independent rock-stars of the “bonsai guitar”, who have plucked and sung, joked and whistled with Clean Bandit, Robbie Williams, Madness, Cat Stevens, The Ministry of Sound and Blue Peter.

The world’s very first Ukulele Orchestra is not just about ukuleles; it is about entertainment, joy, fun, strum and artistry.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
01/10/2021 19:30
Steve Hughes: Are you serious?

Blue Jeans Management Proudly Presents

STEVE HUGHES: Are you Serious?

 

Returning to the UK for his first full length tour in six years, Australian (and adopted Brit) comedy legend Steve Hughes is known the world over for his hard hitting, take no prisoners stand up. 

 

Internationally renowned as a comedy powerhouse, Steve has spent the past 5 years confronting his demons, recovering from a crippling breakdown and severe depression.  He’s lucky to be alive, let alone funny.  But when your life turns to hell there has to be a few laughs in there somewhere…

Having been to the abyss, Steve now returns to the UK better – and more lucid than ever before.  He’s recently played to sell-out crowds and great critical acclaim around Australia, now catch his highly-anticipated return to the UK.  Join him as he offers a hilarious ride through the dark night of the soul and presents his inciteful interpretation of an insane world.

Free-thinking, intelligent, opinionated; this is Steve doing what he’s always done best; making the uncomfortable acceptable and the horrifying hilarious.

As seen on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo and The Michael McIntyre Show

 

“Outstanding.  Hughes is gold” Metro 5 Stars

“His insights are spot on, his opinions are intelligent, and his jokes are top class” Guardian

“Intelligent, provocative, profound, and topped off with good, solid gags. See him while it’s still legal” Chortle

“Hughes makes Armageddon seem like a proper laugh riot”

Rolling Stone 

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www.stevehughes.net.au


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
01/10/2021 20:00
Socially Distant Sports Bar - Live

Phil McIntyre Live Ltd presents

The Socially Distant Sports Bar: Live!

Join Elis, Mike and Steff as they take their smash hit podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar out on the road for the very first time. Be in the away end/audience as the team discuss big sporting stories such as wooing an optician with a camping stove in Bath; having lunch with Joe Frazier and Nigel Havers in a hotel near Maesteg; the social history of Carmarthernshire 1895-1915; and X-Rated trips to Wimbledon in the 1980s (to not watch the tennis). They may even get around to talking about some actual sport.

‘Unreasonably hilarious’ The Telegraph
‘Like being in the pub with your mates again’ The Sportsman
‘It’s ideal if you miss the sound of friends mocking each other in the pub
[…] Like Athletico Mince, you don’t have to like sport to enjoy it’ The Guardian
‘It works brilliantly because all three regularly unleash the hilarity, breaking out into schoolyard giggles’ Metro

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
02/10/2021 19:30
Luisa Omielan: God Is A Woman

"How different would the world be if women’s stories had been included more in the Bible? Did you know that Adam had a first wife before Eve? Her name was Lilith and she left Adam because she wanted to do reverse cow girl and he would only do missionary - they didn’t mention THAT in the creation myth."

At a time of pandemics and global warming, we all turn to spirituality for hope and purpose, so let's hear about the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus and cunnilingus, courtesy of BAFTA breakthrough act winning Luisa Omielan - now that’s a Sunday school we all would have stayed awake in!

‘The biggest stand up hit of the decade’
The Guardian

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
02/10/2021 20:00
Phil Wang - Philly Philly Wang Wang
Philly Philly Wang Wang
THE 2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE SELL-OUT HIT

Following a sell-out 2018 tour,and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance,Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.

Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apolloand Netflix.
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/10/2021
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Live In Concert 2020

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.

Channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/10/2021 19:30
Rambert - Draw From Within


DRAW FROM WITHIN
Wim Vandekeybus

Draw from Within began life in 2020 as a live digital broadcast and was an instant hit. Now reworked to be performed in a theatre with a face-to-face audience , Rambert’s brilliant dancers rip and roll through contrasting, vivid theatrical worlds. Some dream worlds, some full-on nightmares, some sweet and funny. 

Wim Vandekeybus and Rambert have created an exhilarating reflection on a time when we’re desperate for old-fashioned physical interaction, and find ourselves wondering which way is up.

And my, is its new piece brilliantly danced: those 19 Rambertians perform like racehorses elated at having at long last been let out of the traps. - The Telegraph

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/10/2021 to 08/10/2021
John Archer

Semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on 7 UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage on his own one man show.

A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best Comedy Magician in the UK today.

The first man to fool Penn and Teller on ITV’s ‘Fool Us’ with Jonathan Ross and a former winner of the prestigious Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year.

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
07/10/2021 20:00
Jonny Awsum Is Coming To Town
Jonny Awsum shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent with his performances of ‘This Is A Musical’ with Ant and Dec,  and ‘The Triangle Song’ with David Walliams, winning standing ovations and unanimous approval from the judges and achieving over 50 million online views of his performances.

Following BGT Jonny enjoyed a whirlwind 18 months including a sell-out five-star reviewed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a starring role in his first pantomime and tour support to both Lost Voice Guy and Tape Face on their hit UK theatre tours.

After being inundated with requests to perform his own tour, Jonny is delighted to announce that he’s finally coming to town! His very first solo tour will include brand new material together with the greatest hits from his TV and comedy club sets.  Please note this show is not suitable for kids. 

Recommended age 14+.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
08/10/2021 20:00
Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour
If no news is good news then good news is fake news.  Jonathan Pie returns to the road once more to berate the people in power - and the journalists apparently holding them to account. 
 
Jonathan Pie is the exasperated News Reporter whose videos have been seen across the world. His previous two tours have taken in venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the London Palladium and performances across the US and Australia.

Jonathan Pie has been described as ‘brilliant, brave, raw and analytical without forgetting to be funny’ by Ricky Gervais.  With over 1.2 Million Facebook followers, his videos regularly achieve millions of views going viral internationally. His response to the election of Donald Trump was viewed more than 150 million times world wide.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
09/10/2021
Any Suggestions Doctor
Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody
 
The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y!
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
09/10/2021 19:30
Baker and Harris
PLACEHOLDER
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/10/2021 19:30
Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation
He’s back for more comedy chaos! Jason has learnt over the past few years that we all need to “play” a bit more in our lives.
With this in mind, Jason will do what he does best, connecting with the audience in a way no other comic can. Whether it’s inviting or dragging (as it has been known) people up onto stage and making a “holy show of them” as they say in Ireland.
Jason’s Audience Precipitation, will be a laugh out loud, must see show, with a light drizzle of audience participation… ooohhh clever that.
 
Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) Ireland’s Got Talent (Virgin), Wild Things (Sky1)
 
“Unmissable” Evening Standard
“Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a botttle” – Edinburgh Evening News
 “Byrne is consistently brilliant” – The Metro
 “The outright king of live comedy” Times
Social Media
Website: www.jasonbyrne.ie
Twitter: @thejasonbyrne
Facebook: @JasonByrneLive
Instagram: @thejasonbyrne
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/10/2021 20:00
Ballet Black - Double Bill

 

Dance so thrilling, imaginative and rich that it packs our auditorium every time – the hugely
popular Ballet Black is back with a double bill full of lyrical contrasts and beautiful movement.
For her latest programme, Artistic Director Cassa Pancho brings us new and original works.
Royal Ballet’s Olivier Award-winning choreographer Will Tuckett blends classical ballet, poetry
and music to explore ideas of home and belonging in Then Or Now while Oliver Award-winning
choreographer Mthuthuzeli November contemplates the purpose of life in The Waiting Game.
Expect sensational solos, seductive duos and fiercely dynamic pieces performed seamlessly by
the Company.

Ballet Black is transforming the dance landscape by giving a platform to artists of Black and
Asian descent as well as to new and established choreographic voices whose unexpected stories
and themes come from the heart to resonate with modern audiences.

Age guidance 7+  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
12/10/2021 to 13/10/2021
Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

Little Wander in association with PBJ Management presents...

Bridget Christie: Who Am I?

Brand new show from the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Rose D’or and South Bank Sky Arts Award
winner, star of her own Netflix special and BBC Radio 4 series, Bridget Christie Minds the Gap.

“she is among the last decade’s most blissfully funny, ridiculous and radical standups…” – Brian Logan

"A masterclass" (Guardian) "Superb" (Telegraph)

"10th-best living comedian" (Times)

“I absolutely could not have done Nanette without the work that [Bridget] did” – Hannah Gadsby

Age Guidance: 16+

Photo: Natasha Pszenicki D

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/10/2021 to 15/10/2021
What The Ladybird Heard

Two crafty robbers, one tiny ladybird, and a whole farmyard of fun!

Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len have a cunning plan to steal the farmer's fine prize cow. But they reckon without the tiniest, quietest creature of all: the Ladybird has a scheme of her own!
 
Join the clever Ladybird as she leads the animals on their quest to save the day in this joyous stage adaptation of What the Ladybird Heard, the bestselling picture book by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks.
 
With live music, puppetry and a whole farmyard of fun, this 55-minute family favourite is the perfect treat!

Recommended for ages 3+.

Running time: 55 mins  
For a sneak peek of the trailer visit: https://www.whattheladybirdheardlive.co.uk/

★★★★★ Netmums
★★★★★ Culture Whisper
★★★★ The Stage
'A total delight' The Guardian

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
16/10/2021 to 17/10/2021
Iain Stirling
Iain Stirling (Love Island and Taskmaster) is taking his ‘extremely funny’ (Telegraph) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, following his 2018 sell-out smash U OK HUN? x.

Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes.

Having sold out his Edinburgh fringe run in advance for the second time, Iain can currently be seen on our screens hosting the third series of hit comedy gameshow Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2). He recently starred in his own Comedy Central Live special which launched the latest series and has also been seen on The Comedy Bus, Drunk Historyand Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central(all Comedy Central), Virtually Famous(E4), Russell Howard's Good Newsand Sweat the Small Stuff(both BBC Three) and Fake Reactionand Safe Word(both ITV2)

 

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
16/10/2021 to 20/03/2022
Dame Joan Collins is Unapologetic

Legend of the screen and stage, and one of themost recognisable faces in showbusiness, Dame Joan Collins, iscelebrating the publication of My Unapologetic Diaries with threeexclusive live events.

Join Joan in conversation as she shares revealssome of the exciting, funny (and often outrageous!) stories and secrets fromher long career, whether it is an encounter with a member of the RoyalFamily, or her keen and honest insights of other celebrities at parties ordinners. The recipient of several accolades, including a GoldenGlobe Award, a People's Choice Award, several Best Actress Awards and aPrimetime Emmy Award nomination, Joan has also been awarded a star on theHollywood Walk of Fame.

Expect the unexpected – anecdotes, surprises, humour – foran evening of unusual and memorable entertainment with one of our greatestnational treasures. This fascinating glimpse into the world ofthe renowned star lifts the lid on the highs and lows of her amazing career,from her early days at RADA right up to her most recent roles on the big andsmall screen.

Intimate and witty, Joan deftly blends storytelling, humour andgossip for a night that you do not want to miss. Joan pulls no punches,but she doesn't care. She's Unapologetic!

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
17/10/2021 14:00
Fin Taylor

Fin Taylor: So My Wife...

We want stand-ups to speak truth to power. But lately no one agrees on what’s true or who’s in power.

What are comedians to do in the age of post-truth and identity politics? Is it possible to make everyone laugh when half the crowd thinks comedy’s too PC and the other half thinks the opposite? What do we talk about after this year when nothing happened and the only thing that did, everyone’s sick to death of?

I’ll tell you what we do.
We go back to the old ways.

We put on a suit,
And we talk about our wife.

As seen on Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, The Mash Report and Roast Battle, Fin has also written for The Roast of Alec Baldwin on Comedy Central US.

“An invigoratingly good comic…a live thrill to watch” **** The I

“Gleefully provocative and packed with big hard laughs” **** Guardian

“The most discussed and critically praised comedian of recent Edinburgh Fringes” ***** Scotsman

 

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
17/10/2021 20:00
Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric

CLINTON BAPTISTE is… STRATOSPHERIC!                    

 

FromBolton via Vegas…..to the stars!

 

Followingthe massive success of his last UK tour, clairvoyant medium and psychic ClintonBaptiste has gone exploring, stateside.

 

Notquite Caesar’s Palace but a series of shows in Vegas have lifted his celebritystatus up a notch.  Let him take you on ajourney from his humble roots via the dazzling heights of Sin City…..

 

…..andon to an amazing finale that will heal the world.

 

Viva Las Vegas…Viva Clinton!

 

Clinton Baptiste isthe hapless, unsubtle psychic from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. 

Following his sell outtour of 2019-20 “The Paranormalist Returns”, Clinton has taken a whirlwind tourof the US.

Hear his tales of rubbingshoulders with the hippy dippy new-agers from La La Land and how he hits thebig time in Vegas with his lavish psychic show.

For a while thingscouldn’t be better.  A new lease of life,new teeth, new hair and a buttock lift. (Both of them.)   

But a humbly spiritualman at heart, Clinton realises that sometimes all that glitters ain’t gold and now returns to you, his beloved British audienceto once again conjure up those pure selfless gifts he was born with.

 

For tonight, ladiesand gentlemen, Clinton will all cast fame and fortune aside……and heal theworld!

 

 

“Fromthe moment Lowe dances onto the stage the audience absolutely loves his show.”

BRUCEDESSAU

 

“unashamedlycrowdpleasing”

BEYONDTHE JOKE

 

 

 “old-fashionedcomedy at its best.”

British Theatre Guide

 

“I wouldhighly recommend grabbing a ticket. Seats are selling fast and you certainlywon’t be disappointed with this great evening of comedy.”

BritishTheatre Guide

 

“nothing short of genius.”

On Yorkshire Magazine

 

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/10/2021 20:00
Emily Atack: Has Left The Group
Emily Atack is back with a brand-spanking new show.

She’s said goodbye to her carefree twenties and is now wondering what life is like as a mature, responsible grown up... if she finds one, she’ll ask.

Until then she’ll be bringing her trademark humour, honesty and playfulness to explore everything from work to dating to her latest obsession… cancelling plans.  
Join Emily this autumn... we promise she won’t cancel!

TW: @EmAtack | INSTA: @emilyatackofficial

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/10/2021 20:00
Tell Me on a Sunday

Returning to the stage following her acclaimed performances in the National Theatre’s production of A Taste of Honey, Oliver!, One Man Two Governors, Annie, Abigail's Party and Calamity Jane, Jodie Prenger stars as ‘Emma’, in the 2021 UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY reprising a role Jodie first bought to life in 2016.

TELL ME ON A SUNDAY charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980’s. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she's been looking for love in all the wrong places.

This iconic musical features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wonderful score, accompanied live by West End musicians, including the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face, and title track Tell Me On A Sunday. Previously performed by iconic musical theatre stars Marti Webb and Sarah Brightman, this new production directed by Paul Foster includes an intimate post-show chat with Jodie charting her life, love and experience playing the role of ‘Emma’.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s numerous awards include 7 TONYs, 3 Grammys, 7 Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, 2 Emmys and the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre.

Don Black is an Oscar winning lyrist (Born Free) who has penned numerous James Bond theme tunes and chart hits including Michael Jackson’s Ben and Lulu’s To Sir With Love.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
19/10/2021 to 23/10/2021
Contra

Performance artist Laura Murphy fuses aerial rope, stand up, theatre and live art in this groundbreaking, feminist solo-work.

Written and performed by Laura Murphy | Directed by Ursula Martinez

Drawing from circus, stand-up and live art, Contra is a solo-cabaret of contradictions. Fierce, witty and uncompromising, this highly physical show interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body and explores, literally, where such bodies are positioned and how we are meant to look at them. Expect scenes of nudity, aerial acrobatics, and explicit references to mythical reptiles and female sexuality.

Created in part as a contribution to the #metoo movement, Contra is an intervention into perceptions of gender, femininity, queerness & consent: 

“In Contra I use my body as a relatable starting point for discussing wider social issues, and use layers of humour, text and physicality to make the critical perspective more accessible. Bringing my naked body into the room puts social and political occupations of that body visually on the table for discussion: I embody Eve tempted and then let loose, billboard advertisements, pleasant faces, bodies packaged and consumed...you see vulnerability, a victim, a retaliator, a strong-woman acrobat and a feminist. In confronting my own experiences of these embodyments and particularly of gendered violence, I hope to inspire feelings of solidarity & encourage audiences to do the same” - Laura Murphy

Fresh to the Uk from a European tour, Contra is a highly physical, funny and thought provoking work of contemporary performance. Laura's methodology involves asking her circus technique to serve the work rather than lead it, helping her to push the boundaries of what is expected from aerial work and what aerial disciplines are able to communicate within a theatrical context. Through lip sync, spoken text, dance and aerial rope choreography, Laura juxtaposes her autobiographical accounts with the voices of comedians, preachers, pop vocalists and strangers on public transport. Delivered with humour, honesty and poignancy, Laura shares stories of bodily functions, heartbreak and family discussions of lesbian sex. Beautifully surreal and comically astute, Contra unpicks the absurdity and contradictions of female identity in the present day.

Audience comments: "...thought provoking, entertaining and progressive...unapologetic" | " Contra provides the pleasures of spectacle and deconstructs itself neatly in the process " | "... a radical overturning of conventional expectations of aerial performance and performers. "

Laura Murphy is a genre-defying queer performance maker from Bristol who makes text-driven and dynamic physical work about things that she thinks need to be talked about. Her work is cross-disciplinary fusion of theatre, live art, aerial choreography, dance and verbal explosions, which integrates intimacy and spectacle. Laura is a CircusNext Laureate 2018-19 (European programme coordinated by Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe and supported by the European Union) and PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield, researching aerial work as critical performance.

Ursula Martinez is a theatre maker (writer, performer and director). She co-directed the award-winning Office Party, and directed Victoria Melody’s Northern Soul, Leah Shelton’s Bitch on Heat and Lucy McCormick’s Triple Threat. She is an original cast member of the Olivier Award winning contemporary circus/variety phenomena La Clique and La Soiree, and is an associate artist with performance provocateurs ‘Duckie’. Martinez’s solo shows include A Family Outing, My Stories, Your Emails, and Free Admission, in addition to Wild Bore an  international collaboration with Adrienne Truscott (US) and Zoe Coombs Marr (Australia). For all her theatrical accolades, Martinez is probably most well known for pulling red hankies out of her vagina!

Credits:
Producer - Nicole A’Court Stuart
Lighting design - Katie Davies
Early Stage mentoring - Terry O’Connor
Choreographic support - Madeleine McGowan
Supported by Arts Council England, CircusNext (Jeunes Talents Cirque Europe), Jacksons Lane and Carré Magique


Ages: 18+

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
19/10/2021 to 20/10/2021
Paul McCaffrey - Lemon
As seen on Live At The Apollo.
 
In this hilarious new stand up show, McCaffrey struggles to get to grips with technology, being spied on by the Chinese, idiotic self-help books and setting fire to his oven gloves. The man is an absolute Lemon, funny though.
 
Most recently Paul has performed to over half a million people in supporting Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock on nationwide tours.

Star of Live At The Apollo, BBC3’s Impractical Jokers and Russell Howard’s Good News, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central. An accomplished radio presenter and guest, Paul has recently been heard on: talkSPORT, Absolute’s The Alternative Vote and Rob Beckett’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Football and BBC Radio 2’s Russell Kane’s Whistlestop Tour
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
21/10/2021 20:00
Dane Baptiste - Chocolate Chip
Baptiste is back on international tour with a brand new stand-up show.

Dane is now a Grown Ass Black Man. Too old to be concerned with chicken or trainers. Too young to be considered a peer of Trevor McDonald. Has he got a chip on his shoulder? Yes. A chocolate one.

Join one of the nation’s most exciting stand up stars as he presents another brilliantly hilarious and boldly provocative show. Star of hit podcasts Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and Quotas Full. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunny D, Live at the Palladium… pretty much all over your TV screen.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
23/10/2021 20:00
Grayson Perry – A Show For Normal People

Despite being an award-winning artist, Bafta-winning TV presenter, Reith Lecturer and bestselling author, Grayson Perry is a normal person – and just like other normal people, he’s marginally aware that we’re all going to die.

Born in Essex in 1960, Grayson has had a career spanning 40 years. From his A House for Essex, a permanent building constructed in the North Essex countryside in 2015, to Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip - a three-part documentary travelogue in which he explored the meaning of the American Dream today - and Grayson’s Art Club, which brought the nation together during lockdown through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses, Perry is somewhat an expert in making lemonade out of the mundanity of life.

Let Grayson take you through an enlightening and eye-watering evening in which this kind of existentialism descends from worthiness to silliness. You’ll leave safe and warm in the knowledge that nothing really matters anyway.

Join Grayson as he asks, and possibly answers, these big questions in an evening sure to distract you from the very meaninglessness of life in the way only a man in a dress can.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/10/2021
Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric

CLINTON BAPTISTE is… STRATOSPHERIC!                    

From Bolton via Vegas…..to the stars!

Following the massive success of his last UK tour, clairvoyant medium and psychic Clinton Baptiste has gone exploring, stateside.

Not quite Caesar’s Palace but a series of shows in Vegas have lifted his celebrity status up a notch.  Let him take you on a journey from his humble roots via the dazzling heights of Sin City…..

…..and on to an amazing finale that will heal the world.

Viva Las Vegas…Viva Clinton!

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless, unsubtle psychic from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. 
Following his sell out tour of 2019-20 “The Paranormalist Returns”, Clinton has taken a whirlwind tour of the US.
Hear his tales of rubbing shoulders with the hippy dippy new-agers from La La Land and how he hits the big time in Vegas with his lavish psychic show.
For a while things couldn’t be better.  A new lease of life, new teeth, new hair and a buttock lift. (Both of them.)  
But a humbly spiritual man at heart, Clinton realises that sometimes all that glitters ain’t gold and now returns to you, his beloved British audience to once again conjure up those pure selfless gifts he was born with.

For tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Clinton will all cast fame and fortune aside……and heal the world!


“From the moment Lowe dances onto the stage the audience absolutely loves his show.”
BRUCE DESSAU

“unashamedly crowdpleasing”
BEYOND THE JOKE


 “old-fashioned comedy at its best.”
British Theatre Guide

“I would highly recommend grabbing a ticket. Seats are selling fast and you certainly won’t be disappointed with this great evening of comedy.”
British Theatre Guide

“nothing short of genius.”
On Yorkshire Magazine

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/10/2021 20:00
Ruthie Henshall
Ruthie Henshall is back in the UK with a new intimate show In My Life which plays an exclusive three-city tour in April 2020. 

In My Life premiered at the Sydney Opera House in June 2019 and went on to tour Australia playing to packed houses and a slew of five-star, rave reviews.

This new intimate show is a rare opportunity to see this dazzling star up close and personal, reinterpreting highlights from her acclaimed career as well as exploring the work of other iconic artists from Stephen Sondheim and Carole King to Victoria Wood and The Beatles. Ruthie is accompanied by her musical director, Paul Schofield, on piano.

Ruthie Henshall is one of the most celebrated stars in the history of the West End. Her multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years in the West End and on Broadway from her iconic appearance as Fantine in Les Misérables (including the tenth anniversary concert) to her Olivier Award nominated performances in Crazy For You, She Loves Me (winner), Peggy Sue Got Married, Marguerite and Chicago.  Ruthie’s other credits include Cats, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Putting It Together, Billy Elliot (including the world-wide cinema release) and her legendary appearance as both Roxie and Velma in Chicago in the West End and on Broadway. She recently starred as Mama Morton in Chicago, making her the only British actress to play all three female leads in the show. Ruthie has enjoyed tremendous success in plays, in concert and on television, including her stint as a judge on Dancing on Ice. Her recordings include four solo albums and numerous cast recordings.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
27/10/2021 20:00
Paul Foot – Swan Power
Paul Foot has made numerous television and radio appearances, the most recent of which include "8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown" Channel 4, ABC Australia's "Melbourne Gala", "Breaking The News" BBC Radio Scotland and "Dave News" for Dave at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.  In 2019 he also made a triumphant debut at Glastonbury and played the comedy tents of many of the most prestigious summer festivals.  Excerpts of his many much-loved appearances on "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" have garnered over a million views on YouTube.  A BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic winner, he has been nominated twice for the Barry Award at The Melbourne Comedy Festival and has been voted Best of The Fest International and Best International Act at the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals respectively.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/10/2021 20:00
Chateau Ghoul

Château Ghoul is East Yorkshire's go-to boutique hotel offering themed weekends.

Our hosts Brian and Brenda Binns or B&B as they are known introduce a cornucopia of events: their supernatural sensation - Psychic Attraction, (like Fatal Attraction but without the rabbit), their Upcycling weekend, (not to be confused with the Tour de Yorkshire Lycra Festival), and the ever popular 1970’s Shanga Langa Waddy Ding Dong experience.

Guaranteed fun for all the family, the only trouble is – the guests keep dying...

 

This latest comedy from award winning LipService combines live on stage hilarity with stunning digital projections to create a multimedia haunted house thriller.

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/10/2021 to 30/10/2021
Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure for Kids

World record-breaking beatboxer SK Shlomo makes mad music with his mouth. Become one of this sonic superhero’s sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101!

“Mesmerising!” ★★★★★ Primary Times  

“Staggering!” ★★★★★ Families Edinburgh

“Super Mega Awesome” ★★★★★ Deadline News

“Joyous...the parents were having just as good a time as their kids” ★★★★★ BroadwayBaby.com 

“Outrageously talented” ★★★★ The List Edinburgh

“A perfect show… sets young imaginations alight” ★★★★ The Times

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
31/10/2021 13:00
Collabro, plus support
COLLABRO – Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgave - are the world’s most successful musical theatre group. Having met for their first rehearsal in a pub at London Bridge in 2014, they auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent a month later and received a full standing ovation from both the audience and the judges after their performance.  They went on to win the competition with one of the biggest majorities ever, and their debut album ‘Stars’ entered the UK albums chart at number one, was quickly certified gold, and became the fastest selling album in 2014.

Four sell out UK tours, two US tours, headline slots at the London Palladium, Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, the 02 Arena and a show for Her Majesty The Queen later, COLLABRO have announced the release of their fifth album ‘Love Like This’ on November 15th  2019, through BMG. They will take the new album out to their fans with a full UK tour throughout October 2020.

A hand picked selection of their favourite contemporary songs, Love Like This includes Coldplay’s Fix You as an instant grat track (“We know that everyone thinks of something different when they hear this song and we used our voices to act as the majority of instruments to put our unique spin on it”), Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know (“We sang this song on our second UK tour but it’s never been on an album and we still love it now”), Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do (“This is for all our fans who have been asking for a wedding song!”) and Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved (“When we heard Lewis sing this for the first time we were all together. We looked at each other and just knew it was a song we wanted to sing. The melody is beautiful and everyone can relate to the lyrics”).
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
31/10/2021 19:00
Ross Noble - Humournoid

What happens when pure comedy takes human form?
What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up?
Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it. 
 
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd
Recommended 15+
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
02/11/2021 20:00
Simon Amstell – Spirit Hole

Simon Amstell
Spirit Hole

With his first stand up tour since the release of internationally acclaimed feature film - ‘Benjamin’ and Netflix Special ‘Set Free’, Simon Amstell brings ‘Spirit Hole’ to a theatre near you.

‘Spirit Hole’ is a blissful, spiritual, sensational exploration of love, sex, shame, mushrooms and more. If you yearn for a night of unprecedented joy and laughter book now and avoid regret.


‘Simon Amstell has a gift for taking a social norm and gently mocking it until it seems utterly ridiculous’. The New York Times.

'Set Free'* is a masterclass in the soul-searching, abject comedy that has come to define a generation. VICE

‘The real deal’. The Guardian


Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd
There is no age restriction but show is recommended 15+
*Previous show

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
03/11/2021 20:00
Chris Ramsey

20/20  - BRAND NEW STAND-UP SHOW

 Following overwhelming demand additional dates have been added for 2021

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour yet. Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena (twice) don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can. 
 
His stand-up special ‘Approval Needed’ is available to stream on Amazon Prime now and alongside his wife Rosie he is also the co-host of the no.1 hit podcast Shagged. Married. Annoyed.

Downloaded a phenomenal 43 million times to date, Chris and Rosie won the Global Award’s Best Podcast Award, and British Podcast Award Listeners Choice in 2020, their brand new book launched in autumn 2020 reaching number one on both Amazon and the Sunday Times Best Seller charts.

“A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller”
Evening Standard
 
“Spinning blokey pub banter and unpretentious patter into stand-up gold”
The Guardian Guide
 
“Engaging and incisive”
The Independent on Sunday

The Lowry, Salford
04/11/2021 19:30
Elaine Paige and John Barrowman
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/11/2021 19:30
Tim Peake – My Journey To Space

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride.

Tim Peake is a European Space Agency astronaut. In December 2015, he became the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station to conduct a spacewalk (and run a marathon!) whilst orbiting Earth.
Now, join him on an epic and thrilling journey to the International Space Station as part of his first ever UK tour.

Tim will be your personal guide through life in space, with unprecedented access, breath-taking photographs, and never-before-seen incredible footage. It’s a fascinating insight into what it’s really like to be an astronaut; from training to launch, spacewalk to re-entry, Tim reveals the secrets, the science and the everyday wonders of how and why humans journey into space.
Sharing his passion for aviation, exploration and adventure, this is your chance to spend an evening with one of the world’s greatest living astronauts, and to rediscover the wonder of the place we call home.

“It’s impossible to look down on Earth from space and not be mesmerised by the fragile beauty of our planet” Tim Peake

 “Everything you wanted to know about life in space” The Times

“A delightful adventure of understanding of how and why humans journey into space” Robin Ince, The Infinite Monkey Cage

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/11/2021 to 06/03/2022
Gabrielle - Celebrating Over 20 Years Of The Number 1 Album Rise
One of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters, Gabrielle returned to the top of her game with her 2018 album ‘Under My Skin’. The album debuted at #7 on the Official Album Chart and represented her highest-charting studio set since ‘Rise’ spent three weeks at #1 eighteen years earlier.
Boosted by Radio 2 support that saw Gabrielle receive Record of the Week and A-list additions for 3 of her latest singles, the campaign reminded the world of Gabrielle’s distinctive vocal gift – one that flourishes with equal measures of soul and emotion.

Having successfully proven herself all over again, Gabrielle is now set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the smash hit ‘Rise’ album with the confirmation of the ‘Rise Again Tour 2020’. The tour will see Gabrielle playing  songs from the album, along with other iconic hits and fan favourites.

“I’m so excited about going on the road and celebrating 20 years of the ‘Rise’ album being released. I’m looking forward to performing songs from ‘Rise’ alongside lots of my other favourites and of course I could never end a show without playing ‘Dreams’, its going to be a big party full of good vibes and memories” says Gabrielle.

Released late in 1999, ‘Rise’ shot back into the charts when its title-track spent two weeks at #1 the following February. The album then spent three weeks at #1 during an eleven-week run in the Top 10, before again returning to the Top 10 in the summers of 2000 and 2001. The album was eventually certified 4 x Platinum in recognition of more than 1.2 million sales.

‘Rise’ featured five of Gabrielle’s biggest hits: the title track (#1), ‘Out Of Reach’ (#4),  ‘When A Woman’ (#6), ‘Sunshine’ (#9) and ‘Should I Stay’ (#13).

VIP Package
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Have your photo taken with Gabrielle by the VIP Manager
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Package Price: £99.00 (ticket FV £35.50)
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
07/11/2021 19:00
Jayde Adams

Jayde Adams: The Ballad Of Kylie Jenner's Old Face 
 
Since her first stand-up special launched on Amazon Prime in 2020 it's received a huge amount of critical acclaim, amassing a staggering 60 million views across social media and longlisted for the Best Variety Special Emmy in the Hollywood Reporter Predictions. Don’t miss your chance to see her hit show in venue’s nationwide this Autumn.
 
If you want to be a 'successful independent woman person' you better have something you want to say and you better be wearing a Serious Black Jumper™. In this 5-star show, Jayde (as seen hosting Channel 4's Snackmasters & Crazy Delicious) will rifle through all the noise and self-promotion and figure out what's actually going on. 
 
“she delivers a show that unites the political with the personal in a way that many comics aim for, but few pull off with this sort of aplomb.” 
★★★★ (The Times)  
 
“winning combination of common sense and raw heart… Ironically, by taking year off singing Adams has really found her voice” 
★★★★ (Telegraph)

 

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
07/11/2021 20:00
Rutherford and Fry – The Complete Guide to Everything (*Abridged) - Live

They have promised you the guide to everything with a book, now they must follow this up to show you in person how much they really know!

This is a chance for them to answer the questions you never knew you needed answering. Essentially the questions they want answering.

We have been promised experiments, vast audience participation, the possibility of laughter, gunge??!! and hopefully something a little different than you may have expected…

In the Rutherford and Fry's comprehensive guidebook, they tell the complete story of the universe and absolutely everything in it - skipping over some of the boring parts. It's a celebration of the weirdness of the cosmos, the strangeness of humans and the very fact that amid all the mess, we can somehow make sense of life.

What follows is a collection of our favourite stories of how our senses deceive us, of how reality is not quite what it seems, and how science is the one way that we can understand this otherwise bewildering world. Our brains have evolved to tell us all sorts of things that aren't true: the world is flat, the stars are fixed in the heavenly firmament, a day is 24 hours, eating sugary sweets makes kids go nuts at parties. This book is crammed full of tales of how stuff really works. With the power of science, we have bypassed our monkey-brains, and we're going on a journey from the origin of time and space, via planets, galaxies, evolution, the dinosaurs, all the way into our minds, with truly head-scratching questions, that only science can answer:

What is time, and where does it come from?
Why are animals the size and shape they are?
How horoscopes work (Spoiler: they don't, but you think they do)
Does my dog love me?
Why nothing is truly round

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
08/11/2021 20:00
Jon Courtenay

Comedian and musician Jon Courtenay is the first ever GoldenBuzzer act to win Britain’s Got Talent.

 

Long before triumphing in the 2020 final, Jonwas a powerhouse live performer with decades of experience touring the world. Becomepart of Jon’s journey of a lifetime where you will roar with laughter, maybeshed a few tears and definitely be inspired by his music and the hilarioustales of his family, relationships and life on tour. With a soundtrackincluding all his Britain’s Got Talent songs and music spanning the classics torock n roll, you are guaranteed a rip-roaring night of music andcomedy. This will be a night to remember!

 

A real winner.” Ant and Dec

 

“It’s funny, it’s touching, it’s unique to you…thatwas unbelievable.”  David Walliams

 

“I think this is one of the best Golden Buzzers we’veever had on the show.”  Amanda Holden

 

“It was magical and done so simply. it made me feel warminside. You nailed it my friend. You ticked every single box.”  Alesha Dixon

 

“It was just a wonderful audition. You are someone who has workedhard for years and needs a break and I’m sure you will get a huge reaction fromthis, I promise you.” Simon Cowell

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
09/11/2021 20:00
Simon Evans - The Work of the Devil
Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (***** “A Masterclass” The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year. 

Simon Evans is the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth & Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon has made appearances on This Week, Question Time, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Mastermind The Professionals

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/11/2021 20:00
Dracula

New Year’s Eve, 1965, London, England.

Just before midnight, as revellers celebrate the beginning of another year, a young woman
enters Marylebone Police Station and confesses to a brutal murder.

She claims to be Mina Harker, the last living survivor of the intrepid group that witnessed
Count Dracula’s destruction 70 years before. But Mina Harker has not been seen since 1901.
And if she was alive, she would be ninety years old.

As Mina confesses to events that are much more terrifying than in the original, she retells
the events of Bram Stoker’s classic novel. She claims it’s the true story. The untold story.
And she must tell it now, before sunrise, before it’s too late, before…

Unfolding on stage as a live graphic novel, Dracula: The Untold Story is a chilling new version
of the classic gothic vampire tale that you thought you knew so well.
Using the latest digital technologies imitating the dog engage with the dark landscape of the
gothic with a renewed energy and political insight.   

Fresh from their critically acclaimed adaptations of Heart of Darkness and Night of the Living
Dead TM and 123 years after its publication, imitating the dog take Bram Stoker’s seminal
gothic novel as the starting place for their radical exploration of our fascination with the
most enduring manifestation of evil in literature and cinema.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
12/11/2021 to 13/11/2021
Seasick Steve

Seasick Steve has today announced he will be performing 9 headline shows across the UK this November in support of his latest album, Blues in Mono. For these special, intimate shows entitled the “Just Steve, A Guitar and You Tour”, Steve will be performing solo.

 

Steve says: I‘m lookinforward to coming and playing for yall. Just gonna be me, you and my guitar. A few songs and a few stories, kinda like we just hangingout together! Gonna be fun. See ya there.

 

Last year saw Steve release two albums, the rocking'Love & Peace’(July 2020) and the acoustic Blues In Mono(November 2020) a timeless tribute to traditional, acoustic country blues recorded with a microphone from the 1940s with Steve performing the songs solo, direct to an old tape machine. 

 

The “Just Steve, A Guitar and You Tour” is a tour that fans have been crying out for, for many years. Steve cant wait, offering fans his advice between now and the shows:

 

"In the meantime stay strong, workout, and eat your vegetables!”

 

www.seasicksteve.com

 

 

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/11/2021 19:00
Alice Fraser
Everything’s a matter of time, one way or another. Come see Australian comedian Alice Fraser (The Bugle) use her hour to turn time inside out and back to front. It’ll be fun! It’s a comedy show! No-one’s going to die, except you know… we’re all going to die.
As heard/seen on The Bugle, Radio 4 and Amazon Prime.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
14/11/2021 20:00
Paul Zerdin - Hands Free

Back by popular demand, Paul Zerdin and everyone’s favourite puppets are heading your way with a brand new UK tour in Autumn 2021.

Sam, Albert, Baby, Roger the bodyguard and an urban fox have all survived 2020 locked down with Paul….well nearly. They can’t wait to see you, so get ready to be involved. As well as his hilarious characters ‘Hands Free’ features Paul giving us a glimpse into his own world showing us what it’s like to be able to throw your voice in everyday situations where anything and everything can talk back!

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the winner of America’s Got Talent, the star of London’s Palladium Panto and without doubt one of Britain’s finest entertainers at a theatre near you.


"The best ventriloquist Britain has discovered for many years..."  The Stage

"If you think the words ‘brilliant’ and ‘ventriloquist’ have no place in the same sentence, go and see Paul Zerdin for some brutal re-education"  Evening Standard

"Technically immaculate, it’s what he does with his slick talent that really sets him apart. His relationship with the characters has all the dramatic tension of a real life double act"  The Guardian

www.paulzerdin.com //@paulzerdin

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/11/2021 20:00
Dial M For Murder

THE GENRE-DEFINING THRILLER FOR ALL TIME.

Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?

A brand-new production of the blueprint for the modern thriller, Dial M for Murder is back.

TV and Stage favourite, Tom Chambers, (Top Hat, Strictly) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Sheila. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’.
Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s world-renowned film of 1950, the iconic Dial M for Murder will leave you spellbound as Tony becomes more tangled in the web of his own making. The ultimate masterclass in suspense is guaranteed to entwine you with its spine-chilling twists and turns.
Dial M for Murder is the definitive seat gripping drama that is not the be missed!

The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
15/11/2021 to 20/11/2021
Ralph McTell
Ralph McTell is touring his new album ‘Hill of Beans’.  Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti, it is Ralph’s first album of original material for 9 years.  The performance will feature plenty of songs from his 50+ year career in addition to showcasing some of his most recent work.  A singer songwriter of international acclaim who has played across the world, McTell brings his exquisite songwriting to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories.  His spellbinding songs and wry humourous anecdotes take the audience from his buskers days in Paris, to concert halls in Australia and America and through the Streets of London.
 
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
15/11/2021 19:30
Austentatious

Austentatious is saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom!

Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

The show comes fresh from multiple sellout runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, a weekly residency in London’s West End and a BBC Radio 4 Christmas special. Now Austentatious will be appearing at theatres across the country to entertain and astonish audiences in equal measure.

Previous ‘lost’ masterpieces have included Double 0 Darcy, Game of Scones and The Wickham Man, and no two shows are ever the same. Performed in period costume with live musical accompaniment, this is a Regency treat guaranteed to delight Austen novices and die-hard fans alike.

★★★★★ “Ridiculously silly…wickedly funny” – The Times
★★★★ “Brilliant…these are comedians at the top of their game” – The Telegraph
★★★★ “A joy to behold” – The Guardian
★★★★ “Supersmart and terrifically funny” – The Scotsman

Austentatious said: “We are beyond delighted to be back on the road, and can’t wait to shine a spotlight on some of Austen’s lesser-known ‘classics’ – from Empire Line of Duty to Bennet Like Beckham. Prepare the barouche!”

Austentatious is performed by:

Amy Cooke-Hodgson
Graham Dickson
Charlotte Gittins
Cariad Lloyd
Joseph Morpurgo
Andrew Hunter Murray
Daniel Nils Roberts
Rachel Parris
Lauren Shearing

Line-up varies. Each show stars 5-6 members of the cast.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
20/11/2021 to 21/11/2021
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker
Music by Tchaikovsky
 
Reimagined for the 21st century

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to (insert venue) for one week only! It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by critics and audiences alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s.
Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Wards delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic.  Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021. 
Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.
 
Photo credit: Simon Annand
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/11/2021 to 04/12/2021
Andy Parsons – Healing The Nation

BORIS JOHNSON replaces Theresa May as PM. Show REWRITTEN.

The 2019 GENERAL ELECTION happens. Show REWRITTEN again.

COVID-19 arrives – show REWRITTEN for the third time.

So the 2019/2020 HEALING THE NATION TOUR has become the 2019/2020/2021 HEALING THE NATION TOUR, and as the tour has gone on, there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seemed strangely appropriate - and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusingto existing ticket holders if the ticket said “HEALING THE NATION” but the show was now called “MY LIFE IN BALLET”.

So, we have the serially rewritten HEALING THE NATION TOUR 2019/2020 now EXTENDED INTO 2021, not so much due to POPULAR DEMAND but more lack of OPEN VENUES. And with NEGATIVE POWERS OF HEALING. Yet this latest, very new version of the show is my FAVOURITE so far.

  

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
27/11/2021 20:00
Stick Man

Freckle Productions present
STICK MAN

Touching, funny and utterly original, Freckle Productions’ delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man is back in town!
 
What starts off as a morning jog becomes quite the misadventure for Stick Man: a dog wants to play fetch with him, a swan builds a nest with him, and he even ends up on a fire! How will Stick Man ever get back to the family tree?

This award-winning production, from the team behind Zog, Tiddler and other Terrific Tales, and Tabby McTat features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
 
★★★★★ 'Wonderfully exuberant and imaginative! Our 3 year old was engrossed from start to finish' Time Out Critics’ Choice

★★★★ ‘Zesty and delightful. A clever compelling treat’ Independent

★★★★ 'More fun than you can shake a stick at' Daily Mail

★★★★ 'Julia Donaldson's miniature epic.  Sally Cookson and her team recreate the book with vigour and imagination' Times

★★★★★ Sunday Express ★★★★★ What’s on Stage

StickManLive.com
Twitter: @Freckle_Prods
Facebook: FreckleProductions
Instagram: Freckle_Productions


Stick Man © 2008 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books.


 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
30/11/2021 to 09/01/2022
Simon Brodkin - Troublemaker

World-famous prankster and creator of the hugely popular Lee Nelson, is back on stage with TROUBLEMAKER, his sensational new stand-up show.

After showering Sepp Blatter with banknotes, upstaging Kanye West at Glastonbury, and handing Theresa May her P45, the critically acclaimed comedian explores why trouble has followed him from primary school through medical school to lockdown homeschool. And what it’s like to be chased by Donald Trump’s bodyguards, how to make the police laugh while they’re arresting you, and what to do when you’re outed as a Jew by the Ku Klux Klan.

Simon is one of Britain’s most loved comedians following his smash hit BBC shows Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show & Well Funny People, Channel 4’s award-nominated Britain’s Biggest Hoaxer and multiple TV appearances (Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, The John Bishop Christmas Show, Children In Need, & Channel 4’s Comedy Gala).

After the success of his stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin, selected by The Guardian and The Evening Standard as one of their ‘Best Comedy Shows’ at the Edinburgh Festival, TROUBLEMAKER is the must-see comedy show of 2021.

“Comedy legend” The Sun

“Hilarious” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“There aren't many better comedians to turn to”  ★★★★ The Telegraph

“Get him out” Donald Trump

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
02/12/2021 20:00
Mark Watson – This Can’t Be It

We've all had some pondering to do about the fragility of life recently, but don't worry, skinny national treasure Mark Watson has it covered.  At 41, he's halfway through his days on earth, according to the life expectancy calculator app he paid £1.49 for. That life is in the best shape in living memory... but one problem remains, and it really is a huge one.

Spiritual enquiry meets high-octane observational comedy as the 'Taskmaster' survivor, multi-award-winner and “No More Jockeys” cult leader attempts to cram a couple of years of pathological overthinking into an evening of stand-up. Maybe we'll even solve the huge problem. Doubt it, though.

★★★★★ Telegraph

★★★★ Times | Independent | Metro | Time Out | Chortle

★★★★★ “Quite unlike anything else I’ve seen in almost 20 years of covering the Fringe...witty, warm, perfectly judged” Telegraph

★★★★ "This is a stand-up operating at the very top of his game" Independent

★★★★“He always displays an innate understanding of what the audience wants...creating a bespoke experience for every gig, an added flourish to a strong hour of stand-up” Chortle

★★★★ “A quick-fire hour of fun” Metro

Website: markwatsonthecomedian.com
Facebook: @MarkWatsonComedian
Twitter: @WatsonComedian

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
03/12/2021 20:00
Barbara Nice's Comedy Playground
Join Stockport housewife, cleaner to the stars, Take a Break reader and Britain’s Got Talent star Barbara Nice for all the best bits of her 25 years of delighting live comedy audiences, as well as new stuff she wrote on the bus.
 
A playful, life-affirming show for all the family. Help top up Barbara’s pension by coming along and having a pigging great time.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/12/2021 20:00
Dave Spikey

Funny things happen all the time. Normal events don’t catch the eye but Dave’s special radar instinctively draws him to the small out-of-the-ordinary events and conversations that wash over most of us and pass us by. Once identified, he applies his unique style of exaggerating and elaborating them whilst reminding us that we too have not only witnessed them, it’s probably happened to us! It’s this added dimension, this comedy of association that elevates the event to laugh-out-loud funny.

No wonder Time Out magazine said of him, “Not only a very funny comedian but one of the finest raconteurs around.”  

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/12/2021 20:00
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Direct from London, the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nations favourite book in 2019, is coming to the Lowry next Christmas. Step through the wardrobe into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet a Faun, talking Beavers, the noble king of Narnia, Aslan, and the coldest, most evil of all, The White Witch.

This critically acclaimed production is pure theatrical magic.

Recommended suitable for age 6+
Children under 5 will not be allowed in the auditorium, including babes in arms

Run Time:
First Act - 60 mins
Interval - 15 mins
Second Act - 60 mins


 




The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/12/2021 to 15/01/2022
SIX
Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out London smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Think you know the rhyme, think again….

Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!

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You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
14/12/2021 to 09/01/2022
Stephen K Amos
Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill. Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.
As seen on QI (BBC2), Pilgrimage (BBC2), The Project (ABC TV), Live at the Apollo (BBC1).

‘truly top class comedian’ EdFest

“Unashamed feel-good entertainment” The Evening Standard
The Lowry Theatre
14/01/2022 20:00
John Bishop – Right Here Right Now

Phil McIntyre Live by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management proudlypresent:

 

JOHN BISHOP

Right Here, Right Now

www.johnbishoponline.com

 

A gloriously gifted storyteller’

★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to TheLowry with his highly anticipated brand-new stand up show – Right Here, RightNow. 

This will be John’s eighth stand up show and itis shaping up to be his best yet.  Itwill see him performing across the UK, Ireland, America, Canada and Europe. He can’twait to be back on the road again!!

John has achieved huge success with a numberof his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including- ‘JohnBishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s OnlyJoking’ (Sky1); ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1); ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’(BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1).  More recently ‘John Bishop’s Ireland’ forITV1 and four mammoth series of the critically acclaimed ‘John Bishop: InConversation With…’ which saw him chatting, one to one with some of the World’sbiggest, household names.  

 

‘Frankly hilarious’

★★★★

Daily Telegraph

 

Bishop has funny bones’

★★★★

The Times

 

‘Two hours of observational humour deliveredso skilfully it looks effortless’

Evening Standard

 

‘John Bishop has

taken on the mantle of Britain’s top comic’

★★★★

Daily Mirror

 

 

www.johnbishoponline.com

 

 
Twitter: @johnbishop100 
Instagram: Johnbish100
Facebook: f
acebook.com/johnbishoponline

16/01/2022 20:00
Jamali Maddix: King Crud

As seen on Taskmaster (Channel4),  Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC2) and his critically acclaimed series Hate Thy Neighbor for Vice, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour.  With a brand new show for 2021 Jamali will be tackling more home truths and universal issues.  A master of the craft this latest show is not to be missed.

★★★★ Sunday Times

★★★★ Independent

★★★★Chortle

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
20/01/2022 20:00
Hal Cruttenden

Hal Cruttenden - It's Best You Hear It From Me

New Stand-Up Tour 2021/22

Hal is going back on the road with a brand-new show, doing what he does best - reminding us of how much we love stand-up comedy, and God do we need it!  Not as much as we needed the vaccine, although Hal would probably say he’s equally as important  His previous sell-out tour ‘Chubster’ was extended four times and has only added to Hal’s uncontrollable ego, but it does mean that it’s always good to book early.

From Live at the Apollo, Bake Off: Extra Slice, Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and The Royal Variety Performance.

‘On top form, Cruttenden consistently delivers full on laughs' ***** Edinburgh Evening News

“He had the audience in stitches” ***** Daily Record

“Go and see Hal Cruttenden, he’s got something to say and he’ll make you laugh a lot!” ***** Daily Mirror

“Reminded me how much I love stand up” **** The Times

“An Absolute joy to watch” **** The Scotsman

“The funniest he’s ever been” **** The Sunday Times

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
21/01/2022 20:00
Carl Hutchinson
After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
23/01/2022 20:00
Ben Hart: Wonder
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
 
Described by David Walliams as ‘the living embodiment of magic’, Ben has recently played to royalty, heads of state and celebrities, in West End theatres, international arenas and on dozens of UK and international TV appearances (including his own series on BBC Three, The One Show and BBC One’s “Now You See It”).
 
Expect his most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures an altogether new kind of magic.
 
Age Guidance: 12+


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/+
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/01/2022 20:00
Stewart Lee - Snowflake/Tornado

John Mackay in association with Debi Allen / Curtis Brown present

STEWART LEE
SNOWFLAKE / TORNADO

Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back nightly from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times). Including new material for 2022.

The first half, Snowflake, will be heavily rewritten in the light of the two years the show has been laid off, looking at how the Covid-Brexit era has impacted on the culture war between lovely snowflakes and horrible people.

The second half, Tornado, questions Stew’s position in the comedy marketplace after Netflix mistakenly listed his show as “reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise again. Nobody on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.”

“Lee remains one of the best stand-ups in the country” ★★★★★ Metro

“The world’s best living stand-up comedian” Dominic Maxwell, The Times

“There’s no-one else to touch him,” Mark Wareham, Mail On Sunday ★★★★★

“He makes stand-up almost a moral pursuit, … that makes the usual (and more popular) stand-ups seem crude and obvious.” Alan Bennet, London Review Of Books. 

“Proper, vicious prejudice - a self-proclaimed inhabitant of the moral high ground” Sarah Vine, Daily Mail

“A pot-bellied Bernard Manning for snowflakes” Tony Parsons, The Sun

“If I could bring one extinct thing back to life it would be Stewart Lee’s sense of humour.”  Frankie Boyle, BBC2

“The opposite of what really good comedy should be” Toby Young, Radio 4

Age guidance: 14+

 

Show running time: 2 hours plus interval

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/01/2022 to 29/01/2022
Autistic Bikini Queen

Following a sold out tour across Europe and Australia in 2019 and her most recent BBC stand up special Power & Chaos, Fern Brady brings her fifth solo show Autistic Bikini Queen on a nationwide tour.

As seen on Live at the Apollo, Frankie Boyle's New World Order, Roast Battle, Russell Howard, Jonathan Ross' Comedy Club. As heard on BBC Sound's Wheel of Misfortune podcast, the News Quiz and the Now Show.

Scotsman - "She’s absolutely fearless – there’s nowhere she won’t go and nothing she won’t say on stage and she’ll switch from snarling and menacing to sweet and girlish in an instant. It’s a killer combination"

Evening Standard
****-  She is distinctively acerbic and scathing but, most importantly, hugely entertaining too.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
25/01/2022 20:00
Rob Newman: Philosophy Show
In this all-new show, multi-award winning stand-up comic Rob Newman weaves together Nietzsche’s sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric spiders and singing Neanderthals into a hilarious tour-de-force that offers new hopes for a changing world.

Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show coincides with the release of his BBC Radio 4 series.

 
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/01/2022 20:00
Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
 
Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole?

What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/01/2022 20:00
Fascinating Aida
David Johnson & John Mackay present  
FASCINATING AÏDA
They’re back at last!

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour.

With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place. The songs are hilarious and topical - the glamour is unstoppable.

With three Olivier Award nominations and over 25 million YouTube and Facebook hits for Cheap Flights and their incredibly rude Christmas song how can you possibly miss them?
 
“Cabaret Heaven” ★★★★★ Metro

“Outrageous... seductive” ★★★★ Guardian

“I can’t recommend this show highly enough” ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

“Hilarious” ★★★★ Telegraph

“Engages the brain as well as the funny-bone” ★★★★★ Times

Age guidance: 14+

Show running time: approx. 2 hours including interval
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/02/2022 19:30
Nish Kumar

“Comedian Nish Kumar was booed off stage after making Brexit jokes at a charity event on Monday night. Kumar, who hosts the BBC’s Mash Report, was performing at the Lord’s Taverners annual charity cricket lunch.” BBC News Report – 3rd December 2019

TAKE….

“You can boo, but booing’s got nothing to do with it” Bob Dylan

….BACK….

“Man, I’ve got grown men @ing me bulls**t/You’re getting way too old for the timeline” Stormzy

….CONTROL

“I was at a hospital the other night where I think there were a few coronavirus patients and I shook hands with everybody, you will be pleased to know, and I continue to shake hands” Boris Johnson – 3rd March 2020.

It has been a period of upheaval and uncertainty with COVID and the political situation.

You will be amazed by my capacity to somehow take all these things personally.

Control is a new show from the host of the Mash Report and one of the Guardian’s Top Fifty Comedians of the 21st Century. As seen on Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, Netflix’s Comedians of the World, QI, Conan and The News.

“Kumar is the smartest, and often the silliest, political comic we’ve got: acute, furious and often the ridiculous fall guy of his own jokes” The Guardian

“One of the best young comedians we have” The Times

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/02/2022 20:00
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.
But this is also a love story with the twist, or at least a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
12/02/2022 19:30
Queen Extravaganza

Due to the continuing uncertainty as to when full capacity shows will be able to re- start, Queen Extravaganza’s UK & European tour 2021 is being moved to 2022.

This sensational official tribute show, which will be celebrating 50 years of Queen, will feature all the hits and fan favourites.

All tickets purchased for the 2021 tour will be valid for the new dates. Customers will be contacted by their point of purchase to transfer tickets to the new dates.

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
13/02/2022 19:30
Ahir Shah: Live

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Ahir Shah returns to stand-up with a new show about significance, insignificance, and scurvy. Featuring his signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and sweet gags, Live promises to be the single greatest work of art ever named after a probably apocryphal quote from Prime Minister Harold Macmillan.
 
Ahir’s last show, Dots, was recorded as a special for HBO Max (albeit after a 14 month delay brought about by events you may recall). That show was about uncertainty. Ideally, this tour will end in a way that is less on the nose.
 
As seen on Mock The Week, Live At the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, and The Mash Report.
 
‘Intricately crafted, profoundly moving, howlingly funny ... a blazing talent firing on all cylinders’★★★★★ Telegraph
 
‘Tremendously thoughtful, woundedly candid and self-laceratingly funny’★★★★ Scotsman

“It’s a highly personal howl in the dark from this sharpest of operators. Impassioned, probing and unexpectedly moving.” ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
13/02/2022 20:00
Henning Wehn – It'll All Come Out In The Wash

HENNING WEHN: IT'LL ALL COME OUT IN THE WASH

Watch German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn giveeverything a good rinse and witness him wring sense out of the nonsensical.Henning has no agenda, he just happens to be always spot on. It’s a curse.

 “A master at using his outsider status.Dazzlingly funny” The Times

“He’s German but he means well” some bloke onTwitter 

Henning's most recent television and radioappearances include "Have I Got News For You" BBC1, "Would I LieTo You" BBC1, "Live At The Apollo" BBC2, "QuestionTime" BBC1, "8 Out Of Cats Does Countdown" Channel 4, "FightingTalk" BBC Radio 5 Live and "The Unbelievable Truth" BBC Radio 4.

"Wunderbar" The Times

"Cor blimey" The Guardian

 

 

www.henningwehn.de

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
25/02/2022 19:30
Gary Delaney – Gary in Punderland

Get ready to dive into a rabbit hole of the best jokes in the world - star of Live at the Apollo and sell-out sensation Gary Delaney is back! One of the most sought after joke writers in the country and longstanding Mock the Week special guest, Gary has been through the laughing glass and he’s ready to bring you a brand new show with hit after hit of the kind of one-liners only a master could craft. If you’re hunting for snark, Gary’s got it covered!

★★★★ ‘A cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns’  Guardian

★★★★ ‘More quality jokes in one hour than most comics have in their entire careers...Quite brilliant’  Scotsman

★★★★ ‘A master craftsman’  Times

★★★★ ‘One of Britain's grandmasters of the one-liner'’  Chortle

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
26/02/2022 19:30
Justin Live

Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.

Justin Live is a fabulous show for all the family packed full of well-known songs, lot’s of dancing, hilarious comedy and plenty of slapstick fun!

Famous for his BAFTA Award Winning appearances in hit programmes including Something Special, Justin’s House, Gigglebiz and Gigglequiz, Justin Fletcher MBE is bringing his very own spectacular show to our theatre in 2021.

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
27/02/2022
Clive Anderson
The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back takes to the road with his much-anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare's greatest tragedy.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
06/03/2022 20:00
Steve Hall and Steve Williams

After opening for Russell Howard’s sold out arena World Tour, Steve Hall and Steve Williams land in Salford to deliver a double dose of stand up.

Steve Williams has appeared on Tonight at the Palladium (ITV1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow (BBC1) and co-wrote A Gert Lush Christmas (BBC1), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One) and many, many more…

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and 1/3rd of legendary sketch group ‘We Are Klang’ (BBC3), Steve Hall regularly appears on Frank Skinner’s Radio Show. He has written for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), A League of Their Own (Sky One) and many other shows…

Two comedians, one night, one winner – you!

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
06/03/2022 20:00
Ed Gamble - Electric

Ed Gamble: Electric

After a sell-out tour of his house in 2020 (extended into 2021 due to popular demand), Ol’ Broken Pancreas is charged up and ready to flick the switch on another night of attention seeking.

Co-host of the award-winning mega-hit podcast Off Menu with James Acaster, Taskmaster champion, and has his own special Blood Sugar available worldwide on Amazon Prime.

As seen and heard on Mock the Week (BBC2), Live At the Apollo (BBC), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), QI (BBC2), Would I Lie To You (BBC) and Sunday mornings on Radio X alongside Matthew Crosby.


“an ability to open his mouth and spontaneously say something hysterically funny”
James Kettle, The Guardian

“he is on irresistible form”
Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph

“a seriously strong show…Gamble is a powerful, compelling orator”
Paul Fleckney, Chortle

“a hugely likeable performer…an excellent comic”
Paul Whitelaw, The Scotsman

“Superb stand-up”
Ben Williams, Time Out

 


 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
13/03/2022 19:30
Reginald D Hunter - Bomb Shuffler

REGINALD D HUNTER

BOMBE SHUFFLEUR

 

Climate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So what the f*** could this man POSSIBLY say to upset you? Welcome to the world of the Bombe Shuffleur.


Reginald D Hunter is back with a brand-new show, and there’s no time for niceties. Unafraid to tackle head on the subjects the rest of us skirt around, Reginald is the voice of his generation – searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it.

 

More than 20 years since moving to the UK from the US, three-time Perrier Award nominated Reginald has forged a reputation for delivering unadulterated comedy of the highest order. His TV appearances include Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You And 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, whilst he drew widespread acclaim for his two series for the BBC, Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South and Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border. 

 

“THIS IS COMEDY OF A RARE SCOPE” ««««« The Times

“STAND-UP COMEDY’S COOLEST CUSTOMER” Telegraph

 

“A DANGEROUSLY FUNNY MAN…HE KEEPS SKILFULLY STEERING THE AUDIENCE INTO MORALLY CHALLENGING TERRITORY” Independent

 

Age recommendation 18+
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
13/03/2022 20:00
Tom Houghton
By arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd.

“Clever, passionate, soulful’ – The New European

“Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born’ – One 4 Review

“A twisted view of the world” – The Sunday Express

“This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” – The Daily Telegraph

“A crafty idiot” – The Daily Mail

“Now that’s class” – Fringe Guru

 “The Honourable” Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations. Whether it’s growing up with a Dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defense Staff, living in the Tower of London or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, make you think while at the same time have you doubled over with laughter

Now the total fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Battle’ and critically-acclaimed star of BBC and Channel 4 and First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privilaged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Come and witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few. Inhabited by larger than life characters, hilarious mis-adventures and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
13/03/2022 20:00
Ivo Graham
The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business.
 
Most recently nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award after a sell-out run at the 2019 Fringe Festival. Also spotted on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman's House of Games, Roast Battle, Hypothetical, The Stand Up Sketch Show, The Now Show, Fighting Talk.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/03/2022 20:00
Magical Bones

Broken Robot Productions presents

 

MAGICAL BONES: BLACK MAGIC

 

The Britain’s Got Talent finalist is hitting the road ashis much-anticipated debut UK tour continues in Spring 2021. Join one of themost explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping break-dance moves in one of themost awe-inspiring show’s you’ll see this year.

 

In addition to wowing the nation on BGT, Bones has also been entertaining international audiences with appearances on US television’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, as well as having a critically acclaimed and totally sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His other credits include international stagehit Impossible, BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks.

 

‘A dazzling evening full of imagination and flair’

The Guardian

 

‘What is happening on stage really is magic’

The Telegraph

 

‘Magical Bones performance is stunning’

Evening Standard

 

 'Magical Bones boggled our minds'

Official London Theatre

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
18/03/2022 20:00
Absolute Bowie
Absolute Bowie: Legacy Tour
 
There will only ever be one David Bowie, he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie fans across the UK. Absolute Bowie’s Legacy Tour is named after the Greatest Hits album released in 2016 and takes us on a musical journey of non-stop hits through the iconic singer's ever changing personas.
 
Absolute Bowie are proud winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Tribute Band" at the UK Agents Association Awards in 2018. They are often credited with being the most accurate and exciting Bowie tribute with incredible attention to detail, costume changes galore, excellent musicianship and an electrifying front man.
 
Don't just take our word for it, the band provide a “Loving crafted Bowie show" (NME) that wows audiences across the UK. Check out their social media to see what people say about them - the band is, without doubt, the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 12th year. 
 
Featuring the incredible vocals of John O’Neill as David Bowie, with our very own Ronno, Andy Marr on guitar, Fabio Cashio on bass, Ale Paolillo on keyboards and Alex Ricardi on drums.
 
Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.
 
http://www.absolutebowie.com
https://www.facebook.com/absolutebowie1
https://twitter.com/absolutebowie
https://www.instagram.com/absolutebowie

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
19/03/2022 20:00
Ray Mears – We Are Nature

We are Nature

We need the Wilderness as much as the Wilderness needs us. 

Recently we have learnt to value our green spaces more than ever.

In this fascinating, inspirational, and educational show, Ray will be demonstrating and explaining techniques that will help us improve our senses and highlight the problems nature faces today.
It is time to cease being frustrated and act now to prevent crimes against nature and the environment

Come and celebrate the importance of the Wilderness to us all.

The Lowry, Salford
27/03/2022 19:30
Les Miserables
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” will play The Lowry in March and April 2022.

This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”.  With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of “LES MISÉRABLES” includes the songs; “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More“, “Master Of The House” and many more.  Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.

Storm the barricades for a ticket!
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
29/03/2022 to 23/04/2022
Janey Godley’s Soup Pot Tour

NEWS ALERT……Janey Godley and her soup pot are on tour.

“Frank Open the door” get ready!

So, tell all the Sandra’s, Big Frank and all the lassies fresh from Zumba to grab the soup pot and get ready for the “Queen of Scottish Comedy” coming to a town near you!

Live voice over’s and stand up like you’ve never seen before. Check out some hilarious patter from Big Tereeza in Torremolinos, Boris and his bawjaws and see Nicola up on the big screen with all the latest patter.

Hot from her recent appearance’s on BBC’s ‘Have I Got News for You’ and BBC Scotland’s ‘Breaking the News, Fringe Festival sell out and with over 20 years of performing award winning comedy around the world from Newcastle to New Zealand. Janey is excited to bring you her hilarious new show for 2022
With over 40 million hits online and regular sold out shows at Edinburgh and Glasgow Comedy Festivals, book early to avoid disappointment.

Come see the woman who Billy Connolly called “A Fu%king great comedian”

www.janeygodley.com
Twitter @janeygodley
Facebook @JaneyGodley

“A stand-up so personal in approach I wouldn’t be surprised if she breast-fed the front row”
Time Out
★★★★★ “The type of act you want to catch again and again, year after year.””
(One4Review)

“The Glasgow comedy queen”
The List

“The most outspoken female stand-up in Britain… The most ribald and refreshing comedy talent to have risen from the slums of Glasgow since Billy Connolly…
Daily Telegraph

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
08/04/2022 20:00
Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder


Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder

Back by popular demand with his hit stand-up show and after his regular appearances on Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News For You, 8 out of 10 Cats, Live At The Apollo and Hypothetical. One of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018.

He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more.

"A joke heavy show with gags a plenty" (The List)

“Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended!” (EdFestMagazine)

'Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funny' (Chortle.co.uk).

"He paints us pictures with fantastical words and images... it's almost impossible not to like him" (ThreeWeeks

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/04/2022 20:00
Julian Clary - Born To Mince

Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with Mandy Ward Artist Management presents: 

 

JULIAN CLARY

BORN TO MINCE

 

‘Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. Time once again for me to sally forth and pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!’

 

In this outrageously camp show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment. 

 

He’ll murder some well known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night At the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows. Don’t miss out.

 

This might well be the final mince…

 

 “Julian Clary unleashes a tsunami of smut” –

 

The Guardian

 

‘The master of camp comedy ….. mixing the expected with the spontaneous, he is pure entertainment.’

 

 The Times

 

Recommended 16+

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
22/04/2022 19:30
The Thinking Drinkers Guide

Returning with a BRAND NEW SHOW. The hilarious, award-winning drinks experts host history’s greatest ever pub quiz packed with loads of funny, fascinating facts and FIVE free discerning drinks for every audience member. You’ll learn a lot and you’ll laugh a lot as answers to life’s most important and unusual questions appear at the bottom of your glass.

Over 18's only.

'Terrific show. The best value for money in town' **** Scotsman.
‘An erudite, liquor-loving duo’ Metro.
‘Pioneers of alcohol-based comedy’ Sunday Times.
 ‘An intoxicating success…as interesting as it is hilarious’ **** Sunday Express
‘Great fun, informative, and at times completely mental’ Edinburgh Evening News.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
23/04/2022 20:00
Test Match Special Live

Spend an evening with Test Match Special and Ashes stars Phil Tufnell and Michael Vaughan as they take you inside the famous TMS commentary box and share memories from their remarkable playing careers.

What was it like facing Shane Warne is his prime? Which member of the TMS team never buys dinner? And what really happened the night after the 2005 Ashes…?

The iconic England duo have watched more cricket (and eaten more cake!) than almost anyone else and can tell amazing stories of life on the road as players, and now as commentators. From Barbados to Birmingham and Christchurch to Kolkata – they’ve seen it all.

Enjoy never-before-seen footage of iconic commentary moments, hear how the team kept their emotions in check on-air at the World Cup Final and find out what life is really like watching England from the finest seat in the house.

Special guest to be announced.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/04/2022 to 25/04/2022
Strictly Come Dancing – The Professionals 2022

The Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals tour opens in Salford on 28th April 2022

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
28/04/2022 to 29/04/2022
Omid Djalili – The Good Times Tour

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times. 

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination. He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 & HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of “Fiddler On The Roof”.


 “So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice.” - Michael Levin, Huffington Post

 "A thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie.” - The Guardian

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
01/05/2022 20:00
Wuthering Heights


The Yorkshire moors tell an epic story of love, revenge and redemption.

Rescued from the Liverpool docks as a child, Heathcliff is adopted by the Earnshaws and taken to live at Wuthering Heights. He finds a kindred spirit in Catherine Earnshaw and a fierce love ignites. When forced apart, a brutal chain of events is unleashed.
 
Shot through with music, dance, passion and hope, Emma Rice (Romantics Anonymous, Wise Children, Brief Encounter) transforms Emily Brontë’s masterpiece into a powerful and uniquely theatrical experience.

Lucy McCormick (Post Popular) leads the company of performers and musicians in this intoxicating revenge tragedy for our time.

“I am Heathcliff! Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
03/05/2022 to 07/05/2022
Craig Revel Horwood - All Balls and Glitter
So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Gavin Barker Associates presents
 
CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD – THE ALL BALLS AND GLITTER TOUR
 
The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour! Join Craig as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career. Book now for a fabulous evening of entertainment!      
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/05/2022 19:30
Simply Dylan

John O'Connell’s Simply Dylan Band will be back in 2021 for a brand-new headline tour across the UK to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday.

As straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks, no pretense; Simply Dylan is John’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.
O'Connell, formerly of Groundpig, has had his name indelibly written into the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians to form his Dylan Band.
 
The combination of the band delivering high energy renditions of the prodigious songwriter’s work and John skillfully singing and enunciating the lyrics,
has seen the project go from recognising Dylan's 70th Birthday, to selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across
the UK and most recently having the privilege to open up the Isle of Wight Festival in 2019 on the big top stage.

“It is incredible to consider that Dylan has been writing and performing for some 6 decades and continues to do so right up to the present day.
The talent he has for story-telling and developing a song is extraordinary. My greatest challenge is deciphering a set-list when there is so much choice and an array
of genres to select from; after all everyone has their own personal favourite!”
 John O’Connell

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
12/05/2022 20:00
Paul Merton’s Impro Chums

Paul Merton, Richard Vranch, Suki Webster, Mike McShane and accompanist Kirsty Newton are back on the road in 2022 to visit some of their favourite parts of the UK with another evening of mind-blowing improvisation. The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is a joy to behold. They flex their improvisational muscles to delight and entertain audiences in this country and abroad.

“MERTON'S CHUMS ARE SOME OF THE MOST SEASONED PERFORMERS IN THIS FIELD AND KNOW JUST HOW TO WORK THE GAMES, THE SUGGESTIONS AND THE AUDIENCE FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT. …PURE HILARITY - British Theatre Guide

THEY CONTINUE TO BE THE FINEST EXPONENTS OF THE IMPROV ART” - Daily Mirror
 
Age Recommendation 14+

*May contain some swearing and adult themes

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
13/05/2022 20:00
The Lost Voice Guy - Cerebral LOLsy

Following the success of his huge sell out 2019 UK tour, Lost Voice Guy is heading back out on the road to put a smile on the faces of people up and down the country once again.

The Britain’s Got Talent winner will poke fun at his life living as a disabled person in a post-apocalyptic world, as he tries to cope with the fame and fortune since his memorable victory. From the highs of meeting 50% of The Chuckle Brothers to the lows of being called ‘him off The X Factor’, and everything in between.

The stand-up comedian might not have a Geordie accent yet, and he might still sound like a posh version of Robocop, but his comedy is sure to leave you speechless.

As featured on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, The Royal Variety Performance, Live At The Apollo, The Last Leg, The One Show, and star of Ability on Radio 4.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/05/2022 20:00
Steve Harley Acoustic Band
Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Steve Harley continues to play to sold-out venues across the UK and Europe.
For Steve, life on the road is more than just a job: it is almost his life’s blood.

And with the February 2020 release of the all-acoustic CD, “UNCOVERED”, the original Cockney Rebel shows no sign of slowing down.
The Acoustic Band for 2020 will find Steve supported by long-standing violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, with Dave Delarre on lead guitar.

Steve has been playing Live shows around the world for over 45 years and the thrill of another night in another place to another audience has not dimmed at all.

“We have real adventures on tour, “says Steve. “I’ve seen the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun and dozens of wonderful galleries, museums and great cities, all on my down-time. I have a great life as a Wandering Minstrel!”

“UNCOVERED” includes a re-recording of Steve’s own highly-esteemed song “Love, Compared With You” with a newly composed third verse, plus his thus-far unrecorded “Only You”, and nine other songs he’s always wanted to perform. The album features Barry Wickens on viola and acoustic guitar, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, Tom Hooper on percussion and the Roots Music Legend, Martin Simpson, on guitar. Steve also sings a duet with the amazing Scottish singer, Eddi Reader.

The acoustic sets for 2020 will include songs from the new CD, plus a selection from the vast and eclectic Harley Songbook. Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Sebastian and the legendary Make Me Smile will all be re-produced in the unique acoustic style.
Close-Up Culture stated: “It was an intimate night in the presence of a great musician. An individual whose passion for live performance and perfection (it shows in his face) remains undiminished.”

Rod Stewart, who covered Steve’s song “A Friend For Life”, describes him as “One of the finest lyricists Britain has produced.”
MOJO said simply, “Harley creates rock songs that are proud, lyrical and full of yearning.”  Steve has also been described as “A consummate performer at the top of his game,” and this show will bear that out.

Steve received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from the Acoustic Festival of Britain in 2018.

For Press/Media promotion of the event, contact Chris Hewlett at
chris@hrishewlett.com


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
15/05/2022 20:00
Dom Joly – Holiday Snaps

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps - Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger. The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.

22/05/2022 20:00
Count Arthur Strong - And This is Me!

Count Arthur Strong presents himself in….. ‘And This Is Me!’

A twentieth anniversary tour!

After many years of giving his wonderful lecture talks of his he does, Count Arthur Strong has at last bowed to substantial pubic demand and allowed himself be talked into making the show about himself for once. And that had never occurred to him before because of him being highly magnanimous. From his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Forgotten Egypt’ in 2002, to talking about himself in 2022. Arthur has two decades of memories from his ten national tours,15 years of his multi Award winning radio show and three series of his BAFTA nominated TV sitcom. “Pure genius and pure tribute to the golden age of vaudeville”. Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard 'At every turn, his performance gives us something to marvel at' - Brian Logan, The Guardian

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/06/2022 20:00
The Dublin Legends
“Alive-Alive Oh!”

Following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012 and John Sheahans’ decision to retire it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and THE DUBLIN LEGENDS were born.

THE DUBLIN LEGENDS, Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O’Connor & Shay Kavanagh, have over 100 years of performing experience between them and Sean was the lead singer with The Dubliners for over 30 of them! They will, of course, continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.

In 2017 guitarist and founder, Eamonn Campbell, passed away while they were on tour in Holland. Even though he had been in poor health it was still a massive shock. The lads asked an old friend, Shay Kavanagh, if he would like to come on the road with them and, thankfully, Shay readily agreed. Shay is a stalwart of the Irish Folk Music scene. He was a founding member of General Humbert with the great Mary Black and has played with The Dublin City Ramblers for many years.

It was Eamonn’s wish that the band continue touring and finish off recording the album they had been working on. This is a follow-up to “The Dublin Sessions” which featured 16 newly recorded tracks and included some old favourites & classics that the lads wanted to get down on disc…The Leaving of Liverpool, Schooldays Over, Pub with No Beer, Rambling Rover, Hand Me Down My Bible and some scorching tunes from Gerry O’Connor: Billy in The Low Ground / The Temperance Reel

In the past seven years the band have continued the legacy of The Dubliners by travelling far and wide playing concerts to a whole new generation of Irish music fans. They have wowed audiences in Iceland, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland and all over England, Scotland & Wales.
This band are the REAL DEAL so make sure you join THE DUBLIN LEGENDS on their 2019 UK Tour for a night full of songs and stories and the odd pint of Guinness!

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/06/2022 20:00
Fat Friends - The Musical
Fat Friends - The Musical
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/06/2022 to 11/06/2022
Steve Bugeja: Tried To Start His Own Nickname
One of comedy’s most exciting rising stars, Steve Bugeja (AKA ‘The Mighty Booj’, ‘Moulin Booj’, or – for December only – ‘Ebenezer Booj’) is bringing his brand new show for 2020. A familiar face on TV and radio, Steve hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles, and has made numerous appearances on TV shows such as The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central).
A prolific writer, Steve was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and for Iain Stirling’s Celebability (ITV2), and has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and to BBC Radio 4.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
12/06/2022 20:00
An Evening with The Hollies - 60th Anniversary tour 2022

60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2022

One of the most iconic bands in British music, The Hollies, have moved  their UK tour originally scheduled for Autumn 2021 to next year, in order to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

The band said:

‘We felt like this is something no other band gets to do, celebrate six decades together, 60 years of these songs that mean so much to us and so many others.

We’re incredibly excited performing for everyone on what will be some of the most special shows in the history of The Hollies.’

All previously purchased tickets are still valid for the new dates.

Famed for their soaring, distinctive melodies and brilliantly crafted songs, the 60th anniversary tour will see The Hollies performing their best known hits including ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, ‘The Air That I Breathe’, ‘Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)’, ‘Bus Stop’, ‘Carrie-Anne’ and ‘Sorry Suzanne’.

The extensive tour will begin in Birmingham on 22nd May, and will include two shows at the legendary London Palladium, before finishing at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on 21st June.

The line-up includes powerhouse drummer Bobby Elliott, and singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist Tony Hicks, both of whom are original members of the band. They are joined by lead singer Peter Howarth, as well as bass player Ray Stiles, Keyboardist Ian Parker, and Steve Lauri on Rhythm Guitar.

Celebrated as one of the most influential bands from the 1960s British Invasion era alongside the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the Hollies have had over 20 world-wide hits, including number one singles in both the US and UK. They have spent an astonishing 263 weeks in the UK top 40 official singles chart, and have been performing continuously since their formation in 1962.

Their cultivated musicianship, coupled with the Hollies’ extensive back catalogue of memorable rock ‘n’ roll tunes, has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the early 1960’s British Rock Revolution.

In 1995, they were bestowed the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution To British Music, and in 2010 were inducted into the American Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their ‘impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of Rock and Roll’.

VIP packages also available including meet and greet with the band, photo opportunity, a signed photo and VIP laminate.

TheHolliesOfficial.com

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/06/2022 19:45
Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
Those good ol’ boys in ELVANA ‘Elvis fronted Nirvana’ are delighted to announce that they will be touring their first ever fully ‘Unplugged’ show in 2020. Emulating the iconic Nirvana Unplugged concert, Elvana will be performing many of the tracks of this show including ‘Jesus Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam, ‘Lake of Fire’ and ‘Where did you sleep last night?’ All shook up with a splash of Elvis Presley and tongues shoved firmly into cheeks. This is an evening with Elvana as you’ve never seen them before. Very Limited number of seats available so make sure to book early and avoid disappointment.
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
19/06/2022 19:00
Sandi Toksvig Live! – Next Slide Please

John Mackay, in association with Cathryn Summerhayes/Curtis Brown, presents

SANDI TOKSVIG LIVE!

Next Slide Please ...

Following the sell-out 2019 tour of National Trevor, the comedian, broadcaster, writer, campaigner and all-round good egg, returns to over 35 UK theatres with her brand-new show, Next Slide Please ...
In an evening of warmth, love and laughter, Sandi will explore reasons to be cheerful after many long months of coronacoaster gloom.  

Expect fascinatingly funny facts, silly jokes, a quick-fire Q&A and possibly a game of Covid Lingo Bingo.

(Don't expect handstands, ministerial behaviour or impressions of Chris Whitty)

Book early!

"A breath of fresh air ... lots of fun" ★★★★ The Times

"Wonderfully sharp" Time Out

"Laden with laughs" Guardian

"Never fails to delight and entertain" ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

www.sanditoksvig.com

Running Time: approx. 2 hours including interval

Age guidance: 14+

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
19/06/2022 19:30
Oti Mabuse - I Am Here

Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion OTIMABUSE is creating a show like no other in 2021.

 

Prepare for a night ofelectrifying choreography as Oti is joined by some of the world’s greatestdancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

 

OTI MABUSE - I AM HERE is a whirlwind celebration of the influences andinspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa tofollowing her dream. From mesmerising Jives and pumping Sambas to SouthAfrica’s exhilarating Kwaito, this is an explosive night of dance and musicthat will set your heart racing.

22/06/2022 to 23/06/2022
Cluedo
Was it Miss Scarlet, with the revolver in the dining room, or was it Professor Plum, with the lead pipe in the library?……..
 
Based on the classic detective board game loved by generations and the hit 1985 film CLUE, the brand new stage play of CLUEDO is coming to The Lowry Theatre next Spring. This UK premier production is directed by Mark Bell, director of the award winning The Play That Goes Wrong and A Comedy About A Bank Robbery and just like the game, it promises audiences of all ages a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment.
 
When Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Revered Green, Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard all arrive at a country house one dark and stormy evening, they are concerned to find they have all received the same mysterious invitation from Lord Boddy. What’s clear is that they all have something to hide and the mystery and hysteria grows, as the inhabitants and guests of Boddy Manor start being killed, with a variety of familiar weapons, leaving everyone to wonder, who will be next! 
 
This hilarious spoof of a thriller, will keep you guessing right up to the finale as both the audience and actors onstage try to work out whodunnit….with what... and where!!
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
27/06/2022 to 02/07/2022
Larry Dean

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and star of Live At The Apollo returns with a brand new hour of "confessional storytelling at its funniest" (Herald ★★★★★).  As seen on Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Mock The Week and Roast Battle. "Destined to become a household name" Telegraph ★★★★

Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2018.
Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show 2016.
Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2015.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
30/06/2022 20:00
Fran Lebowitz

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.

An American original and purveyor of urban cool, the cultural satirist and author is pointed, forthright, unapologetically opinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on American life. Lebowitz’s recent Netflix documentary series directed by good friend Martin Scorsese, Pretend It’s A City, was an unmitigated hit with its offering of a tantalizing snapshot of New York in full bloom, along with Lebowitz’s lively and unapologetic commentary on what it means to live there.

For a limited run of dates, Lebowitz will be live in conversation, sharing her invariably cutting take on anything and everything; from growing up in New Jersey and being expelled from her high school for being a bad influence on her peers, to moving to New York City in the 70’s, and writing a column for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. She’ll offers insights on such timely issues as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, as well as on her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists, and baby strollers.

These events promise to be a balm in a wildly shifting world, offering spot-on observations about contemporary living and the opportunity to ask Lebowitz your own controversial questions. Do not miss it.

“No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” – Fran Lebowitz

Presented by Fane

An American original and purveyor of urban cool, thecultural satirist and author is pointed, forthright, unapologeticallyopinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on Americanlife. Lebowitz’s recent Netflix documentary series directed by good friendMartin Scorsese, Pretend It’s A City,was an unmitigated hit with its offering of a tantalizing snapshot of New Yorkin full bloom, along with Lebowitz’s lively and unapologetic commentary on whatit means to live there.

For a limited run of dates, Lebowitz will be live inconversation, sharing her invariably cutting take on anything and everything;from growing up in New Jersey and being expelled from her high school for beinga bad influence on her peers, to moving to New York City in the 70’s, andwriting a column for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. She’ll offersinsights on such timely issues as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, aswell as on her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists, and babystrollers.

These events promise to be a balm in a wildly shiftingworld, offering spot-on observations about contemporary living and theopportunity to ask Lebowitz your own controversial questions. Do not miss it.

“No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furnitureunless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” – FranLebowitz

Presented by Fane

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
03/07/2022 19:30
Derren Brown: Showman
Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show!
 
The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!
 
Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!
 
"All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you'd expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year."Derren Brown
 

Not suitable for under 12s
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/07/2022 to 16/07/2022
The Lancashire Hotpots Chips & Giggles
There’s only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that’s an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots.  Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Lancashire Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Shopmobility Scooter and of course…Chippy Tea!  It’s going to be an unbeatable night of music and laughs for everyone.  Whether you’re up for a battered sausage or a tub or gravy you’re in for a great time with the Hotpots!
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/07/2022 20:00
The Da Vinci Code
‘An exhilarating, breathless thriller-chase. Blockbuster perfection’ The New York Times
The blockbuster story that captivated the world is now an epic stage thriller. Can you crack the code and solve a centuries old mystery?
The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey as Professor Robert Langdon and fellow cryptologist Sophie Neveu attempt to solve the riddles, leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history. In a breathless race through the streets of Europe, Langdon and Neveu must decipher the labyrinthine code before a shocking historical secret is lost forever.
Based on the best-selling novel of this century, with over 100 million copies sold, unlock the secrets of THE DA VINCI CODE in the world premiere stage adaptation of the international phenomenon and uncover the truth in the greatest thriller of the past 2000 years.
“I am thrilled that The Da Vinci Code is being adapted for the stage, and excited to see the unique potential of live theatre enhance this story. The team making the production has been faithful to the book, but will also bring something new for the audience, in what is certain to be a gripping, fast-paced stage thriller and a thoroughly entertaining show.” Dan Brown
25/07/2022 to 30/07/2022
An Evening With David Sedaris
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.
 
Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. In 2018 he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 
He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. 
 
Sedaris’s original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.” 
 
As a companion piece to his New York Times best-selling book Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’s diary covers, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. He is currently working on a second volume of his diaries.
 
You can follow David on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davidsedaris
or visit his official website at http://www.davidsedarisbooks.com/
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
01/08/2022 19:00
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!

Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/09/2022 to 11/09/2022
Strictly Ballroom

Strictly Ballroom The Tour Limited
By Agreement with Global Creatures
Proudly Presents

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Strictly Ballroom The Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland, starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton!

With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom the Musical will be will be foxtrotting around the UK from January 2022.

Bringing together a cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom the Musical follows rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings. When his radical dance style see him fall out of favour with Australian Federation, he must dance with beginner, Fran. Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom!

Featuring toe tapping numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, as well as several wonderful new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect. This spectacle is sure to make for an unforgettable evening under the glitter ball that will send your heart soaring!

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
26/06/2023 to 01/07/2023