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.
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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/
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.”
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/
★★★★★ Culture Whisper
★★★★ The Stage
'A total delight' The Guardian
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
Freckle Productions present
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
Stick Man © 2008 Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Published by Alison Green Books, an imprint of Scholastic Children’s Books.
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
First Act - 60 mins
Interval - 15 mins
Second Act - 60 mins
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.