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Yoga & Mindfulness

Yoga and Mindfulness is a brilliant way to de-stress, relax, stretch and re-focus on the body and breath. Join us in this relaxed and supportive session, open to all, no experience necessary.

 

Yoga Mats available for use (clean & covid safe)

The Lowry, Salford
25/07/2021 to 29/08/2021
Magic Goes Wrong
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
27/07/2021 to 01/08/2021
LOWRY Walkeoke - the return!

Walkeoke is back!

This is a fun, easy walking-based workout to some of your favourite tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s. You can easily take part on your feet or seated works great too, following the arms and upper body work. Come along to loosen your joints and muscles, smile more, worry less and even tick off around 2,000 steps (or equivalent work). Cameras on or off - your disco, your rules - In this friendly Zoom disco session we like to get warm instead of tired, using the music to boost your mood and increase your energy rather than use it up. It really gives you a lift!

We have 4 sessions of Summer fun lined up so whether you've been before or you're joining for the first time, let's get some GOOD VIBRATIONS going! GET BOOKED IN - THEY'RE FREE FOR ALL!

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j72Bt6HU7hc

The Lowry, Salford - via Zoom
30/07/2021 to 20/08/2021
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.


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

 

The Lowry Gallery, Salford
31/07/2021 to 29/08/2021
Storytelling and Poetry: Spark, the Goblin Wizard

Spark's magic can transform anything. He'll turn the bogeys up his nose into some pink ribbons and bows. He'll make a gorgeous high heeled shoe out of a pile of donkey poo... But terrible things have started to happen in his forest. Wasps, werewolves, spells going disastrously wrong - calamities maybe not even Spark can stop...

 

Join award-winning storyteller Dommy B for a fantastic laugh-out-loud adventure, full of fun for all the family! You could choose to just sit back and enjoy listening to the tale, or, if you want, join in by helping Dommy B as he guides us through creating some brand-new magic rhymes for Spark!

The Lowry, Salford
31/07/2021 13:30
Storytelling and Poetry: Dragons and Goblins and Magic and YOU!

Sometimes words can paint a fantastic picture, and take you places you have never been before!

 

Dommy B performs his most popular poems in this rollercoaster of a show.

 

If you want to take part, you can see how fun and easy it is to play with words, rhythms and rhymes as Dommy B creates brand new verses with your suggestions right in front of your eyes! Or you can enjoy just sitting back to hear all about the wild ride of hijinks from a host of memorable, zany characters!

 

If your little ones love words, poetry and storytelling, this is for you!

The Lowry, Salford
31/07/2021 15:00
Creative Writing & Poetry

Exploring themes linked to wellbeing, isolation, community and togetherness through poetry. This supportive environment will nurture your creative thoughts and ideas whilst developing skills.

 

Who: Anyone aged 18+ No experience necessary, just come along and have a go.

 

This poetry workshop will use poetry, a little taboo vocabulary and humour in a safe way to enable self expression. The power of words can be therapeutic, comedic and uplifting. In fact you are in control of how you receive language - give it the power it deserves or don’t! There’s scientific evidence that the odd swear word can help to release tension in certain situations. If you think I am talking faeces I highly recommend ‘Forbidden Words’ by Keith Allan & Kate Burridge.

 

Using her own performance poetry Jenny will introduce ‘poetry for expression’. Through creative ice breakers, writing prompts and taboo vocabulary mixed with real experiences to engage in writing a poem to help vent or express something. The aim of the workshop is not to create a masterpiece poem, it is to creatively engage in language use in a way to express yourself a little differently.

The Lowry, Salford
01/08/2021 to 08/08/2021
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
Big Top in the Park: Lost in Translation Circus – Above


An enchanting circus fable that will mesmerise audiences of all ages.

Enter the forest, get lost in the tree tops and discover a whole new world.

Freely inspired from Italo Calvino’s novel “The Baron in the Trees”, this thrilling circus show will enchant you and amaze you, taking you somewhere between the ground and the sky, reverie and reality.


Above is a playful, romantic fable, following the life of Cosimo who at 12 years old rebels against his family and climbs a tree in protest at being forced to eat snails, vowing that his feet will never touch the ground again. He spends the rest of his life in the trees, has adventures with bandits and pirates, explores the forest, falls in love, and watches the revolutionary ideas of The Age of Enlightenment unfold beneath him. With high flying aerial stunts, amazing acrobatics, stunning visuals, and fun physical comedy, Above is a rich theatrical experience for the whole family.

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Prince’s Park in Irlam, Salford
11/08/2021 to 15/08/2021
Anna X

Immersed in an addictive world of front-row fashion shows, private views, and endless parties, Anna and Ariel find themselves struggling to keep up with New York’s dazzling social elite. How far will two outsiders go to construct the identities they want? And at what price?

Golden Globe Award-winner Emma Corrin and Royal Television Society’s 2019 Breakthrough star Nabhaan Rizwan star in this searing tale of self-invention, determination, and deceit.

ANNA X is a new play by Joseph Charlton, directed by Daniel Raggett, coming to the Lowry in Salford for one week only.

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/08/2021 to 14/08/2021
Crafty Families

Little ones and their grown-ups can get crafty with professional artist Venessa Scott, who will lead you through some fun, creative and colourful arts activities.

The Lowry, Salford
14/08/2021
Big Top in the Park: Squashbox Theatre – Stones and Bones

SQUASHBOX THEATRE
Presents:
STONES AND BONES
Come on a journey to Ancient Cornwall...
A land of fiery volcanoes and strange prehistoric creatures...
A land of myth and legend, giants and druids...
A land of ancient stone circles and mysterious monuments...
A land of Stones and Bones...
Squashbox Theatre’s new show is a marvellous mix of history and mystery!
Find out all about archaeology and fossils, say hello to one of your stone-age ancestors,
hear stories of giants and wizards, see a volcano erupting before your very eyes, and maybe
even glimpse a dinosaur or two...

There will be thrills and spills galore, but also lots of laughs, plenty of puppets, songs,
slapstick, tall tales and crazy characters – all presented in that unique Squashbox style!

Stones And Bones is 50 mins long and suitable for children aged 5+.

“Slick, original and funny, Stones and Bones is a one man whirlwind tour of prehistoric
Cornwall, and is a must see for all Dinosaur lovers, young and old alike.”
Sophia Richards, guide2bristol.com

"Craig's success lies in the fact that he talks to, rather than at, his young audience, and he
does it all with a huge sense of joy and fun that is as inspiring as it is infectious. An engaging
entertainer to be treasured."
Frank Ruhrmund, The Cornishman

“Craig Johnson is totally at ease with his audience, adult and child alike, and combines an
innate understanding and delight in storytelling with fantastic comic and musical skill.
Mike Shepherd, Founder and Artistic Director, Kneehigh Theatre

Prince’s Park in Irlam, Salford
14/08/2021 14:00
Big Top in the Park: Comedy Club 4 Kids

Since 2005, the Comedy Club 4 Kids has been getting the best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit to do their thing for an audience of children (aged 6+) and their families… but without the rude bits! A decade later, the company has expanded from one London residency to being countrywide, running shows and workshops all over the UK from Peebles to Portsmouth, even producing a book on how to write and perform stand-up. The show is family friendly, but without any patronising idiocy. In fact, it's just like a normal comedy club, but it's on in the day, kids are allowed in, and thus there is a higher than usual chance of heckles like "why is that your face!?"

"A highlight for children in recent years, giving them a taste of some of the biggest names in comedy... with the fun, rowdy feel of a real comedy club" - The Guardian
"The ethos is just right" - The Daily Telegraph
"The perfect way to entertain the whole family." - Three Weeks
"All in all this show was great." - The Scotsman
"Comedy Club 4 Kids has stand-up sets from grown-up, high-quality acts who perform their usual sets, just without the swearing or rude bits." - The Independent

Prince’s Park in Irlam, Salford
15/08/2021 14:00
Big Top in the Park: Big Top Comedy Club (1)

More hilarity, mirth and merriment than you can shake a (rather large) funny stick at!!!

Join us in the Big-Top for an evening of the finest stand-up comedy delivered by some of the finest stand-up comedians on the UK circuit today!

Featuring Patrick Monahan, Abigoliah Schamaun and compered by the bearded beauty that is Martin Mor!!!!

Do note that line ups are subject to change.


Abigoliah Schamaun is a product of her New York stand up roots; frank, funny, and unapologetic. She first showed her face in the UK comedy scene when she became a finalist in the Funny Women Comedy Awards 2010 and has grown an Edinburgh Fringe following coming back yearly ever since. She moved to London in 2014 and has become a regular on the circuit. She was named “One to Watch” at Leicester Comedy festival 2017 and The List named her "Top 5 Up and Coming Female Comedians"     

Audience favourite Patrick Monahan blends a high energy comedy style with hilarious and engaging topical and observational material. Known for working a room, Patrick is adored by his audiences with whom he makes an effortless connection!
Winner of the 2011 ITV1 series ‘Show Me The Funny’ which led to the release of his debut DVD ‘Patrick Monahan Live’ (2 Entertain).
Patrick is also a regular MC and headlining act at the top London and UK comedy clubs and in addition to this he is in huge demand on the corporate circuit as an after dinner speaker and awards host.
Expect plenty of playful audience fun from this loveable Irish/Iranian Teessider!

Martin Mor comes from Northern Ireland, and after a successful career as a circus performer, he turned his attention on the unsuspecting comedy circuit.
With over 30 years’ experience as a professional performer, Martin has established himself as one of the UK’s most popular and in-demand comedians.
Martin has performed successfully at events of all description; from the Hammersmith Apollo to a show for the inmates of an Italian prison, from comedy clubs to performing in some of the most unique, and unusual locations.
In April 2016 Martin was part of a team that set the world record for the highest altitude comedy show by performing at 5,300m/17,600ft at Mount Everest basecamp.
Very much the comedian’s comedian, Martin has been the support act of choice for; Frankie Boyle, Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jasper Carrot, Patrick Kielty, Johnny Vegas, Steve Coogan, and once Tina Turner.

 

Prince’s Park in Irlam, Salford
15/08/2021 20:45
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
Big Top in the Park: Lost in Translation Circus – The Hogwallops

The Lowry and Lost in Translation Circus present Big Top in the Park

The Hogwallops


A chaotic tale of a family of misfits.

Meet The Hogwallops, a family unlike all others. Every day activities are extreme, with simple tasks such as bedtime and teeth brushing needing a bungee and a high level jet-spray. Dressing is a game of flying aerial wardrobe antics, and meal times are a nerve-wracking display of juggling food and crockery.

Probably the craziest, funniest, most awe-inspiring family you will ever meet.

Prince’s Park in Irlam, Salford
19/08/2021 to 21/08/2021
Big Top in the Park: Big Top Comedy Club (2)

The comedy circus is in town and we’ve got some of the very best comedians in the UK under the big top to get you rolling in the aisles!


Proudly presenting Lou Conran, Chris Washington and Tom Binns as Hospital Radio DJ Ivan Brackenbury.


Ringmaster and MC for proceedings LOU CONRAN is cheeky, quick off the mark and side achingly funny. A high energy storyteller with an instinctive wit that has been wowing audiences and industry alike over the last 15 years.


Lou is renowned on the international comedy circuits for her compere and hosting skills as well as being a favourite tour support for the likes of Sarah Millican, Joe Lycett, Suzi Ruffell, and Puppetry of The Penis.


★★★★★
 "As filthy as she is fabulous, keeping the audience in fits.. GO SEE HER!" Edinburgh Guide


“An innately strong storyteller.. absolutely hilarious!" Chortle


CHRIS WASHINGTON is a former Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Nominee and one of the hottest rising stars on the circuit today.


You might recognise him from Mock The Week or Live at the BBC, where his laid back and down to earth approach to storytelling has seen him gather fans from across the globe.


On the brink of becoming a household name we urge you to snap up this opportunity to see him!


“Gaining big laughs from the really small stuff” The List


“A mainstream comedy star in the making” Chortle


TOM BINNS chaotic yet loveable character, the hospital radio DJ IVAN BRACKENBURY
has been wowing audiences and reviewers alike worldwide for years!


As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown in dictionary corner, He's been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award, Trident Comedy Award and Perth International Fringe Comedy Award (twice). He's was voted a ‘Fosters Comedy God’, he's won Best International Act at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe (twice), Nottingham International Comedy Festival and 3 Sony Gold Awards.


He's been in BBC Shows Alan Partridge, Lee and Herring, Friday/Saturday Night Armistice and Channel 4 shows IT Crowd, The Big Breakfast, Ri:se, Under the Moon, Drifters and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and the feature films Going to Mecca and Eaten by Lions.


★★★★★
“Binns has his character nailed and he mines the comic seam, ruthlessly to create top-quality entertainment with practically universal appeal” The Guardian


 

Prince’s Park in Irlam, Salford
20/08/2021 21:00
Storytelling and Puppet making

Fun and interactive story time for children aged 5-11 years and their families; listen to a story and create your own puppets!

The Lowry, Salford
21/08/2021 to 28/08/2021
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
Black Love

By Chinonyerem Odimba, with music by the Ringham Brothers. 

  

Introducing Roundabout’s first ever musical. 

 

Love freely. Love freedom. Love. 

   

Meet Aurora and Orion: Sister and Brother. Constellations in time. More than blood. More than just fam. 

  

They look after each other in their small London flat, filled with the memories of their parents’ Black Love. 

 

When that love is threatened, they have to find their way back to each other and to what it means to love whilst Black. Using real-lifestories, imagined worlds and new songs inspired by an R&B heritage, they begin a  journey to confronting their own worst fears. 

 

BLACK LOVE is an explosion of form busting storytelling, an ode to Black music, and those real stories we rarely hear. 

 

Age Guidance: 12+ 

Running time: 80 minutes

Content warning: strong language, scenes of a sexual nature
Trigger warning: references to and themes around racism, death of a parent

 

About Chino: 

Chinonyerem is a Nigeria-born, Bristol based playwright, director and poet. Her work for theatre includes JOANNE AND AMONGST THE REEDS for Clean Break, London / The Yard, a modern retelling of TWIST for Theatre Centre, MEDEA at Bristol Old Vic, and WE TOO, ARE GIANTS for Kiln Theatre. More recently, a new play PRINCESS & THE HUSTLER toured across the UK for Eclipse Theatre/Bristol Old Vic/HullTruck. She was the Writer-in-Residence at Live Theatre/Northumbria University and is now an Associate Artist at Live. Her work has been shortlisted for several awards including the Adrienne Benham Award, Alfred Fagon Award, and the Bruntwood Playwriting Award. She is the joint winner for the 2018 Sonia Friedman Award for a new play ‘How to Walk on the Moon’ written for C4/Talawa Theatre. She also writes for radio and TV. 

Victoria Park, Swinton
09/09/2021 to 12/09/2021
Hungry

By Chris Bush 

“I’d watch you eat. I’d eat you up. You’re not like them, are you? You’re real.”  

 

Lori is a professional chef. Bex waits tables to make ends meet. One night together in a walk-in fridge and the rest is history. 

 

Lori has big plans, but Bex is struggling. If we are what we eat, then Bex is in real trouble. It's not her fault though - the system is rigged. No-one on minimum wage and zero hours has the headspace to make their own yoghurt. 

 

HUNGRY is a new play about food, love, class and grief in a world where there's little left to savour. 

 

Age Guidance: 12+ 

Running time: 70 minutes

Content warning: Strong language
Trigger warning: References to eating disorders, death of a parent

 

About Chris: 

CHRIS BUSH is an award-winning playwright, lyricist and theatre-maker. Her past work includes PERICLES (National Theatre), THEA SSASSINATION OF KATIE HOPKINS (Theatr Clwyd), STANDING AT THE SKY'S EDGE, STEEL (both Sheffield Theatres) and THE CHANGING ROOM (NT Connections). Upcoming work includes FAUSTUS: THAT DAMNED WOMAN (Headlong/Lyric Hammersmith/Birmingham Rep), THE LAST NOEL (Attic Theatre) and a new musical adaptation of THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE (National Theatre). 

Victoria Park, Swinton
10/09/2021 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
Nikki Rummer - Unbroken
Unbroken is Nikki Rummer’s debut as a solo performer: beloved father David Bruce Rummer summons his family for one last Christmas with the whole clan. Across three bittersweet weeks, three generations celebrate the life a man who demands to be remembered, looking wide-eyed to the past to make sense of their rapidly changing futures. 
Told through the eyes of a daughter, Unbroken is a one-woman show that brings a whole family to life. The pieces of memories and fragments of secrets are woven into the body of one performer as she unpicks the question: Am I going to end up like them?
Combining her talent for storytelling and her unique movement language inspired by her acrobatics, gymnastics and capoeira practice, Nikki tells a very personal story with universal resonance.
 
This production has been co-commissioned by The Lowry.
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
10/09/2021 to 11/09/2021
Really Big and Really Loud

By Phoebe Eclair-Powell 

 

This is a story. Charli’s story. 

 

It’s about losing your voice and going on a big adventure to find it again. It features a rageful rhino, a very helpful fly called Stephen and some really good songs about chips. 

 

A show for all the family from award-winning playwright Phoebe Eclair-Powell. 

 

Age guidance: 5+ 

Running time: 60 minutes

 

About Phoebe: 

Phoebe Eclair-Powell is a writer from South East London. Her recent play SHED: EXPLODED VIEW just won the prestigious Bruntwood Award for 2019. Her latest play HARM ran at the Bush theatre in June 2021 to brilliant reviews, and has been filmed by BBC Culture in Quarantine. 

Phoebe has written for award winning Channel 4 Continuing Drama Hollyoaks and an episode of Sky comedy Two Weeks To Live with Maisie Williams. Phoebe is currently under commission with Reading Rep, Newcastle Live Theatre, Paines Plough Roundabout and The Bush Theatre. 
Victoria Park, Swinton
11/09/2021 to 12/09/2021
May Queen

By Frankie Meredith 

May Day in Coventry, 2022. Sixteen-year-old Leigh has been chosen as May Queen. She’s buzzin, as is the rest of the city.

The cider is flowing and St George’s flag is flying – but during the day’s festivities something happens. Something disturbing but maybe…unsurprising.

As the year moves on in the City of Peace and Reconciliation, Leigh must face up to the events of that hot May Day, and dig deep within herself to ask – how did she get here? And how does she get out?

 

Age Guidance: 12+ 

Running time: 70 minutes

Content warning: Strong language, sexual assault
Trigger warning: Description of sexual assault

 

About Frankie: 

 

Frankie is a midlands-based playwright and theatre maker. Having gained a place on the Lyric Hammersmith Young Writers Programme she started writing short plays which were performed at various theatres around London.  

Frankie was Paines Plough’s Playwright Fellow 19-20 during which time she had some of her work translated into Catalan and performed in Barcelona.  

Victoria Park, Swinton
11/09/2021 19:00
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 to 12/09/2021
Bonnie and the Bonnettes: Drag Me To Love
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Victoria Park, Swinton
11/09/2021 21:00
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
Rambert Autumn Livestream

RAMBERT2 X BENOIT SWAN POUFFER

Rambert’s Artistic Director creates a new piece especially for the fresh new talent of Rambert2. These early career dancers were handpicked from more than 650, for their outstanding ability and individuality. Their debut theatre tour received standing ovations.

Having challenged five different choreographers to expand the frontiers of real-time livestream performance for Rambert since last autumn, Benoit now takes his turn to create for this exciting new cinematic medium. Always ambitious, always daring, we can’t wait to see what new and stimulating audience experiences he creates.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford (Online)
16/09/2021 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
Greater Manchester Fringe: Lady in Red

The story of one woman’s struggle to break the ‘Chains of love’ It is Christmas Eve and 'Rose,' a woman in a red dress, awakes to find that she has no memory of who or where she is. As she gradually weaves the threads of memory together, a dark and violent picture begins to emerge. Compelled to leave for fear of her life Rose begins to pack... but it's dark outside and the house is full of strange noises. Will she escape, before her attacker returns? Or is he still in the House?

LADY IN RED is a mesmerising and powerful, award-winning drama that has stunned and moved audiences, nation-wide. Combining superb dialogue, a compelling plot, inspired performance and evocative colours to create an unforgettable experience - a journey through one woman's attempts to leave an abusive relationship. (Contains strong language and themes. 15+)

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
20/09/2021 to 21/09/2021
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
Louder is not always Clearer
Louder Is Not Always Clearer 
A Mr and Mrs Clark Production
 
Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s just become a
father. His friends say that he’s outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and
nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that
disability would stigmatise their son and the family.
 
‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf
man, created and performed by a deaf man. For a hearing audience it is an
illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the show is a
familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous
and at times moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.
 
Mr and Mrs Clark make new and thought provoking performances that engage and
entertain audiences. The Clarks were short-listed for the Amnesty International
Freedom of Expression Award in 2015 and presented (F.E.A.R.) as part of Wales In
Edinburgh in 2017. Louder Is Not Always Clearer was short-listed for a Total Theatre
Award in 2019.
 
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
22/09/2021 20:00
Everything I Didn’t Say

Meadow Rain would like to say sorry.
Sorry for disappearing.
Sorry for being a bad friend.
And sorry for calling her best friend a rude word.

She’s also sorry for keeping secrets. Secrets about Terry. Secrets she is now ready to reveal… 

This funny 'subtle sucker-punch of a show' (4*s The List) seeks to change perceptions of what coercive control is and what a victim can look like. It is brought to you by award-winning creators of fringe sell-out show 'So It Goes' and made with support from Shoreditch Town Hall, Blue Elephant Theatre and is partnered with UK SAYS NO MORE, a campaign to change the societal narrative towards Domestic Abuse.

 

5*s Edinburgh Festival Magazine

4*s The List

4*s Wee Review
'This production blew me away...moving, intimate and expertly performed' Scottish Women's Aid

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
23/09/2021 20:00
Crimes in Egypt

Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is set to enjoy a holiday cruise along the river Nile when tragedy strikes. All the passengers and staff aboard are suspects, and the murder count is growing, will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time?


A versatile cast of just four, brings to life lascivious lawyers, crocked captains, fastidious physicians, ardently amorous authors, feuding femme fatales, plodding paramours, friendly first mates and attractive Americans, in this romp inspired by Christie, Coward and Wodehouse.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
26/09/2021 20:00
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
Bimini Bon Boulash – Release the Beast

Bimini Bon Boulash: Release the Beast

 

Don’t miss the chance to see the UK’s favourite drag queen and star of Ru Paul's Drag Race UK, Bimini Bon Boulash – and to be among the first to get your hands on a copy of her brand new book, Release the Beast, for a reduced price when you buy a book with your ticket.

 

Join Bimini for an evening of laughs and wisdom as she discusses Release the Beast, her hilarious and inspiring guide to transforming your life through lessons from drag. Expect a fun, frisky, no-holds-barred conversation with Bimini about how drag took her from the brink of self-destruction to the mainstage, as well as life lessons learnt from convention-breaking icons from Kate Moss to Katie Price. You will also get a chance to ask Bimini your questions.

 

Bimini has written a queer self-help manifesto with a message of radical self-love and acceptance. In this unique event, she will show you how to lead all the lives you wish you could lead, through the life-changing magic of dragging up.

 

'Always surprising, unfailingly original and a kind-hearted soul, Bimini Bon Boulash is modern-day, punk-fashion drag royalty' British Vogue

 

'Bimini Bon Boulashis a fashion queen for the ages' Dazed

'She's a superstar' Kathy Burke
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/10/2021 19:30
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
David Suchet - Poirot and More
An Evening with David Suchet
The Lowry Theatre, 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
Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Loyiso Gola: Pop Culture

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide

Recommended 15+

Fresh off the release of his hour long Netflix Stand-Up Special 'Unlearning', Loyiso Gola takes us on a hilarious journey exploring the differing impact of pop culture moments around the world. As seen on: Netflix, Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, QI & Late Night News with Loyiso Gola. “Behind his playful bewildered style is a brilliant comic brain” The Scotsman ★★★★ "An engaging hour of silly and serious material." THE LIST

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
19/10/2021 20:00
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
Count Magnus – Two Ghost Stories by MR James

Nunkie Theatre Company presents
Count Magnus – Two Ghost Stories by M R James.

“At first they hear nothing at all. Then they hear someone scream, just as if the most inside part of his soul was twisted out of him.”

The ghost stories of M R James amuse and terrify as powerfully today as when they were first written over a century ago. Nunkie Theatre Company brings two of these classic spinechillers to life, in this thrilling one-man show.

In Count Magnus a travel-writer’s over-inquisitiveness leads to a diabolical chase from darkest Sweden to rural Essex. Denmark is the setting for Number 13, where a hotel room with the famously unlucky number, conceals a ghastly, baffling secret.

***** Riveting… The Daily Mail

www.nunkie.co.uk

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
22/10/2021 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
The Good Life
The Good Life
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
26/10/2021 to 30/10/2021
Agudo Dance - Carmen

AGUDO DANCE COMPANY
Artistic Director: Jose Agudo
Production: Carmen

Carmen will always be free… she is a gypsy, a Romany, a traveller, an
untamed spirit, captivating and elusive, yet earthy and fiercely alive.
Jose Agudo draws upon his unique palette of Flamenco and contemporary
dance to create this dramatic adaptation of Prosper Merimée’s classic novella.
The company delivers a rich tapestry of human motives and emotions,
unravelling the complex exchange between conformity and freedom; the
tension unleashed by obsessive human behaviour, the desire for self-
disclosure and upholding the right to be free.

Set to an original Flamenco infused score by Bernhard Schimpelsberger and
additional track by Kefaya, Carmen is a story about individuality, freedom,
love and pleasure, and the belief that our journey of twists and turns we call
life is always valuable.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
26/10/2021 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
Dickson Mbi - Enowate

A dancer of extraordinary power and grace, Dickson Mbi summons multiple identities in this mesmerising solo performance inspired by a life-changing journey to his ancestral home in Cameroon.

The symbolic presence of a two-headed snake, the tiger whose roar vibrated as part of a funeral ritual, the knowing touch of a blind elder … it was these unnerving encounters that profoundly affected the London choreographer during a recent trip to his family’s village. They have all brought him closer to the animistic practices of his African heritage and to the mystical place where they meet with his modern East End upbringing. 

Enowate, meaning ‘truth stands’, draws on sinuous elements of hip hop and contemporary dance in combination with original music and otherworldly animated projections. In asking the relatable question, ‘who am I?’, he connects with enigmatic forces to reveal himself and emerge from the shadows.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
02/11/2021 to 03/11/2021
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
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The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/11/2021 19:30
Luminosa – A Circus Cabaret (Ages 16+)
Jacksons Lane & Lost in Translation presents
LUMINOSA
Open your eyes and let the light flood in…Luminosa is a brand new circus cabaret for the 21st century! A sizzling, scintillating night of daring feats, fun and fantastic performance, expect cutting edge dance in the sky, jaw-dropping juggling, tipsy hoop swirling, live music, laughter and much more in this feel-good show, hosted by the legendary cabaret compere Abi Collins. Featuring the cream of British and international circus artists, Luminosa is the biggest and best circus show in town, a real ‘don’t miss’ night out.
 
Producers Jacksons Lane are the UK’s premiere venue for circus. Lost In Translation are one of the UK’s leading international ensembles, touring internationally throughout the year
 
“Jacksons Lane is the home of circus” Sideshow Magazine
“Breathtaking physical performance, crazy and ridiculous, completely infectious. Just what circus should be” A Younger Theatre on Lost In Translation Circus
 
Ages 16+
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/11/2021 to 06/11/2021
The Noise Next Door: – RUN WILD!

The Noise Next Door: Run Wild!
(For Ages 5 - 105)

It’s time for YOU to take control in the comedy show where anything can happen. Join the stars of Britain’s Got Talent (ITV1) and The One Show (BBC One) for an hour of songs, scenes and gags all based on what the audience want to see. Join comedy’s most exhilarating act for a show that’s fun for literally everyone.
 
The Noise Next Door have appeared on BBC One, BBC Three, ITV1, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4, and have performed alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, and Harry Hill.
 
“World-class comedy”  ***** USA Weekly
“Comedy masterpiece” ***** ThreeWeeks
“Fabulous” ***** Latest
“Immense” ***** Broadway Baby

(Ages 5+)

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/11/2021
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
Little Luminosa (Family show)
Bring your little ones to this special version of the evening circus cabaret. See daring feats and dancing in the sky in this fun and fantastic performance with live music, laughter and much more.  Everyone is welcome in this funny, family-friendly show – the circus as you’ve never seen it before
 
Suitable for all ages
 
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/11/2021 14:30
The Noise Next Door: – In Charge

The Noise Next Door: In Charge

The quickest wits in comedy are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations.

The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy gold, but for this show they’re putting you, the audience, in charge in brilliant and bombastic new ways.
 
Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other... Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy!
 
The Noise Next Door are twelve time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe and have appeared on BBC One, ITV1, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.

“Hilarious... A superior kind of chaos” Telegraph
“21st century comedy at its finest and funniest.” The Stage
“Comedy gold... Staggeringly well executed.” Guardian
“Phenomenal” Daily Mirror

(15+)

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/11/2021 20:00
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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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
Opera North Pre-Show Talk - Carmen
Opera North Pre-Show Talk - Carmen
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
10/11/2021 to 12/11/2021
Opera North - Carmen

CARMEN

Music Georges Bizet
Libretto Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
First performance Paris, 1875

New production

Bizet’s masterpiece of sexual obsession and self-destruction is enduringly popular for many reasons, not the least of which is its brilliantly characterful score. It’s the story of a woman on the margins of society, driven by a fierce, uncompromising desire for personal liberty, and of a man who, in the grip of sexual obsession, tries to own her.

The opera’s frank sensuality, stark emotional realism and brutal violence outraged many in its first audiences, and it was widely condemned for its perceived immorality. Almost 150 years later, Carmen presents new challenges to contemporary sensibilities, whilst Bizet’s music – overflowing with passion, colour, energy and unforgettable melody – continues to mesmerise.

Edward Dick directs our first Carmen in ten years following his triumphant Tosca for the Company in 2018.

‘The production’s real strengths … lie in Dick’s understanding of the psychological dynamics between the protagonists … It’s compelling stuff, disquieting, creepy and exciting in equal measure.’ Tim Ashley, The Guardian, on Tosca, 2018

Cast includes:

Carmen Chrystal E. Williams
Don José Antoine Bélanger
Micaela Camila Titinger Autumn
Alison Langer Winter
Escamillo Phillip Rhodes Autumn
Gyula Nagy Winter
Frasquita Amy Freston
Mercedes Helen Évora
Morales Christopher Nairne Autumn
James Davies Winter
Remendado Stuart Laing
Dancairo Dean Robinson
Zuniga Matthew Stiff

Conductor Garry Walker (Autumn), Antony Hermus (Winter)
Director Edward Dick
Set Designer Colin Richmond
Costume Designer Laura Hopkins

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
10/11/2021 to 12/11/2021
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
Opera North Pre-Show Talk - Bernstein Double Bill
Opera North Pre-Show Talk - Bernstein Double Bill
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/11/2021 to 13/11/2021
Opera North - Trouble in Tahiti / Symphonic Dances


TROUBLE IN TAHITI

Music Leonard Bernstein
Libretto Leonard Bernstein
First performance Waltham, Massachusetts, 1952

The American Dream turns suffocatingly sour in Leonard Bernstein’s unsparing examination of a marriage falling apart in 1950s suburbia. Sam and Dinah appear to have the perfect life in their ‘little white house’. But their growing failure to connect exposes a mutual feeling that they are trapped in a life that has turned into a lie.

Bernstein’s score is heavily influenced by the syncopated rhythms of jazz and by the distinctive American vernacular of musicals and the movies. A highlight of Opera North’s Little Greats season of short operas in 2017, Matthew Eberhardt’s production of Trouble in Tahiti is deeply touching, whilst giving full value to the Hollywood pizzazz of Dinah’s showpiece number ‘Island Magic’.

‘Gently satirical but also wryly sympathetic about a marriage that has gone dead in the water, it is clothed in music of jazzy lyricism not many miles from West Side Story. …I loved every minute and recommend it warmly.’ Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph

Cast:

Sam Quirijn de Lang
Dinah Sandra Piques Eddy
Trio Laura Kelly-McInroy
Joseph Shovelton
Nicholas Butterfield

Conductor Martin Pickard
Director Matthew Eberhardt
Set Designer Charles Edwards
Costume Designer Hannah Clark

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/11/2021 to 13/11/2021
SLIM: KING
SLIM: KING
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/11/2021 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
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
UBU

Behold the tale of UBU who liked power so much he refused to give it back.

Splendid Productions present a brand new creative adaptation of Alfred Jarry’s surrealist classic.  We explore power, leadership and ambition with our usual heady concoction of music, laughter, politics, foolishness and hard hitting theatrical nonsense.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
16/11/2021
Birth

After the success of its critically acclaimed international hit The Nature of Forgetting, Theatre
Re returns with 'a rich tapestry of ongoing humanity' (The Scotsman) about the evolution of
family and life.

Emily is eight months pregnant when she reads her grandmother's journal. As she delves into
the depths of her family history, its pages unveil a legacy of courage, unspoken tragedies and
unconditional love.

Established as a professional ensemble in 2011, Theatre Re has garnered a national and
international reputation for creating world class, deeply moving, and visually striking poetic
theatre.

‘Ravishingly beautiful, spellbinding piece of work’
★★★★★ The Arts Desk

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/11/2021 to 19/11/2021
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
Nigel Ng: The Haiyaa Tour

Nigel Ng: The Haiyaa Tour

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
20/11/2021 20:00
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
Human by Extraordinary Bodies

‘Human’ - a story about the small moments that shape us.

This new live show by Extraordinary Bodies is a poetic record of our time,
based on real life stories from our company and performers, and told
through circus, music and film.

Intimate, funny and celebratory, ‘Human’ looks into the heart of birth,
love and change. It reminds us that as humans, we have the extraordinary ability to move forward together by taking the time to really understand each other.

At a time when the world’s been cracked open, we invite you to spend
an hour with us, imagining how we can make sure no one is left behind.

‘Human’ is BSL interpreted and audio described, and all performances
are relaxed.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/11/2021
BLKDOG

Vital and gripping, BLKDOG is Botis Seva’s haunting commentary on surviving adulthood as a
childlike artist. A genre-defying blend of hip hop dance and free form antics, BLKDOG explores
the inner battlefield of an ageing artist trying to retain his youth.

With music from long standing collaborator Torben Lars Sylvest and performed by Botis’
powerhouse company Far From The Norm, BLKDOG searches for coping mechanisms in the
ultimate hunt for acceptance.

“Botis' political, theatrical and experimental take on hip hop might just make him the next big
thing” Lyndsey Winship

“It’s rare to find young choreographers developing a distinctive movement language and Seva is
certainly one of the most original emerging talents in the UK – if not European – choreography”
Graham Watts


“A new dance language was being forged in front of my eyes […] It’s easy to see
why BLKDOG won an Olivier on its London debut, and after seeing this deeply compelling,
powerful work”
Dance Austrailia

“Always earth-bound, they look like a feral street gang, egged on by Torben Lars Sylvest’s
pounding score – so intense that as an audience you feel its vibrations in your own body.”
Culture Whisper

“Influenced by hip-hop, they jerk and pulse their way around the stage, with timing that is
robotically and breathtakingly precise […] dance does not get more exciting than this.”
The Reviews Hub

“Is this a detention centre or the mind’s interior?”
British Theatre Guide

“Seva is a choreographer on the cusp of a new direction in the shifting sands of British
contemporary dance and one likely to have a big following in its future.”
Bachtrack

“BLKDOG by Botis Seva rattles his mind and swoons the audience in a tenebrous exploration of his
psyche.”
Strand Magazine

“Steeped in Hip Hop, Seva savoured bold, hunkered-down unison motion, where his dancers put
across with electric timing”
The Times

“Seva’s dance language has its roots in hip-hop, but flowers in unexpected ways”
Financial Times

“Seva’s onto something remarkable”
The Stage

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
26/11/2021 20:00
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
Drunk Women Solving Crime – Christmas Show 2021

Broken Robot Productions & So Comedy presents

DRUNK WOMEN SOLVING CRIME: CHRISTMAS SHOW 2021

The hit comedy podcast takes to the stage with a very special, live christmas show!

Drunk Women Solving Crime is a true crime podcast with a twist…of lime. Join writer/comedian hosts Hannah George, Catie Wilkins and Taylor Glenn as they welcome top guests from comedians to crime writers to test out their drunk detective skills. Each episode sees the boozed-up panel tackle personal crime stories, solve true crime cases, and seek justice for your listener crimes. When women sit around and drink, we try to solve the world’s problems. So we’re taking back the night and putting our inebriation to good use. You’re welcome.

Guests to be announced; previous guests include Katherine Ryan, Ricki Lake, Deborah Frances-White, London Hughes, Sara Pascoe, Shazia Mirza and many others!

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
28/11/2021 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
Jason Manford’s Christmas Concert
Jason Manford’s Christmas Concert
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/12/2021 19:30
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
Ian Ashpitel & Jonty Stephens as Eric and Ern at Christmas

Ian Ashpitel & Jonty Stephens as
Eric & Ern at Christmas

FROM THE OLIVIER NOMINATED DUO BEHIND THE HUGELY CELEBRATED & CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WEST END HIT
ERIC & LITTLE ERN


This is a show for all the family from 8 to 108! A brilliant homage crammed full Morecambe & Wise's most loved routines, songs and sketches and, of course, a musical guest. This wonderful show, evokes memories of times when whole families would huddle together around the telly to watch those fantastic Christmas specials.

As seen on The One show BBC1 and The Alan Titchmarsh Show ITV

“Bring the kids - they’ll love it just as much as we did”
Dominic Holland

“I never thought I’d see Morecambe & Wise live - I think I just have!”
Ben Elton

“I laughed until I cried!”
Twiggy

“You have the giddy out of time illusion that you are
 watching the legendary double-act live.”
 Independent

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/12/2021 to 12/12/2021
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
Adam Kay – The Nightshift Before Christmas

Adam Kay: Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. Following the multi-million-selling success of This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. This heart-warming and hilarious live show mixes highlights from the book with Kay’s award-winning stand-up comedy and exclusive new content.

Praise for Adam's live work:
"Blissfully brilliant" ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday
"Electrifying" ★★★★ Guardian
“Hilarious and heartbreaking” Charlie Brooker
"This made me very, very happy" Stephen Fry

www.adamkay.co.uk

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
13/12/2021 19:30
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
Little Penguin’s First Christmas: a Snowbabies story

22nd-24th & 27th-31st December
10:00, 12:00 & 14:00

Adult and child ticket £15
Additional adult ticket £12
*If your family doesn't look like this then please call Box Office to discuss other options.

From the company that brought you the sell-out productions of Snowbabies! and Aleena's Garden, Little Penguin’s First Christmas is an immersive, festive experience for babies aged 0-36 months and their grown-ups!


Filled with puppetry, original music and sensory delights to stimulate and captivate, this show is a perfect first theatrical experience for your little one.


Join Little Penguin in her winter wonderland as she discovers the magic of her first Christmas.


Included in your child’s ticket price is their very own copy of Little Penguin’s First Christmas to take home!

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
22/12/2021 to 31/12/2021
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
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
15/01/2022
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
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
18/01/2022 to 22/01/2022
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
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
23/01/2022 19:30
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
Private Lives
PATRICIA HODGE  NIGEL HAVERS
IN
NOËL COWARD’S CLASSIC COMEDY

PRIVATE LIVES

Noël Coward’s gloriously entertaining Private Lives is the inaugural show from The Nigel Havers Theatre Company which will be touring the country with a wonderful line-up of theatrical gems.
Elyot and Amanda, who were once married, find themselves on honeymoon with their new partners, in the same hotel on the French Riviera, admiring the view from adjoining balconies. Their initial horror quickly evaporates and soon they are sharing cocktails. Who knows what the future holds for them now…

The Olivier Award winning Patricia Hodge, one of the country’s most loved actresses, plays Amanda. Nigel Havers, ever suave and thoroughly charming, plays Elyot, the role taken by Noël Coward himself in the original production in 1930.
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
15/02/2022 to 19/02/2022
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
Mike Bubbins: Retrosexual

Mike Bubbins: AND SO I DID


Mike Bubbins, star of hit podcast The Socially Distant Sports Bar, and of BBC television comedies Mammoth, Tourist Trap and The Unexplainers, unleashes AND SO I DID, his first ever solo UK stand-up tour. And things may never be the same again.


AND SO I DID is a powerful, thought-provoking, unapologetically visceral hour of stand-up comedy that pushes boundaries, defies neat descriptions and challenges audience and performer alike to question the very nature of their existence. In AND SO I DID, Bubbins lays himself bare, describing his torment over his sexuality, his struggles with his many demons and his journey to find his inner truth... AS IF IT IS!

It’s actually an hour and a half of really funny stories, pretty impressive characterisations, possibly a song (we’ll see how that goes), and Mike (me) getting very annoyed by berks, having a laugh about life and generally not taking himself (myself) too seriously.

AND SO I DID is a comedy show about me bringing to life the stuff that I find funny. Pretty straightforward, really.


‘They asked me to do a UK stand up tour...AND SO I DID.’- Mike Bubbins


 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
27/02/2022 20:00
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
Opera North Pre-Show Talk - Rigoletto
Opera North Pre-Show Talk - Rigoletto
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
09/03/2022 to 12/03/2022
Opera North - Rigoletto

RIGOLETTO

Music Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto Francesco Maria Piave
First performance Venice, 1851

New production

Rigoletto exists on the margins of a world owned by the privileged few – and is despised by them for his difference. He is in the pay of the Duke of Mantua, a man who is living proof that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Twisted inside by the life he has been forced to lead, Rigoletto is both feared for his sharp tongue and ridiculed for his appearance by the Duke’s entourage. The only thing he lives for is his daughter, Gilda, of whom he is obsessively protective. When, finally, a combination of bitterness and bravura get the better of him, the consequences for his most precious possession are fatal.

Verdi clothes this hard-hitting masterpiece in some of his most impassioned music. Rigoletto contains one of the most popular tenor arias of all time – the Duke’s ‘La donna è mobile – but the jauntiness of the tune takes on a much more chilling aspect in the context of a drama which explores the extremes of emotional exploitation.

This new production of Rigoletto is conducted by Opera North’s Music Director Garry Walker, and directed by one of the UK’s leading theatre artists, Femi Elufowoju Jr., who makes his opera directing debut. American baritone Eric Greene, whose previous work for Opera North includes Amonasro in Aida and Billy Bigelow in Carousel, sings the title role in a work of shattering power.

Cast includes:

Duke of Mantua Roman Arndt
Rigoletto Eric Greene
Gilda Jasmine Habersham
Sparafucile Callum Thorpe
Maddalena Alyona Abramova
Giovanna Hazel Croft
Count Monterone to be announced
Marullo to be announced
Matteo Borsa Ivan Sharpe
Count Ceprano Neil Balfour
Countess Ceprano Molly Barker
Court Usher / Bodyguard Gordon D. Shaw

Conductor Patrick Milne (16 Mar) Garry Walker (19 Mar)
Director Femi Elufowoju Jr.
Set and Costume Designer Rae Smith
Lighting Designer Bruno Poet
Movement Laila Diallo

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
09/03/2022 to 12/03/2022
Opera North - Carmen (2022)

CARMEN

Music Georges Bizet
Libretto Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy
First performance Paris, 1875

New production

Bizet’s masterpiece of sexual obsession and self-destruction is enduringly popular for many reasons, not the least of which is its brilliantly characterful score. It’s the story of a woman on the margins of society, driven by a fierce, uncompromising desire for personal liberty, and of a man who, in the grip of sexual obsession, tries to own her.

The opera’s frank sensuality, stark emotional realism and brutal violence outraged many in its first audiences, and it was widely condemned for its perceived immorality. Almost 150 years later, Carmen presents new challenges to contemporary sensibilities, whilst Bizet’s music – overflowing with passion, colour, energy and unforgettable melody – continues to mesmerise.

Edward Dick directs our first Carmen in ten years following his triumphant Tosca for the Company in 2018.

‘The production’s real strengths … lie in Dick’s understanding of the psychological dynamics between the protagonists … It’s compelling stuff, disquieting, creepy and exciting in equal measure.’ Tim Ashley, The Guardian, on Tosca, 2018

Cast includes:

Carmen Chrystal E. Williams
Don José Antoine Bélanger
Micaela Camila Titinger Autumn
Alison Langer Winter
Escamillo Phillip Rhodes Autumn
Gyula Nagy Winter
Frasquita Amy Freston
Mercedes Helen Évora
Morales Christopher Nairne Autumn
James Davies Winter
Remendado Stuart Laing
Dancairo Dean Robinson
Zuniga Matthew Stiff

Conductor Garry Walker (Autumn), Antony Hermus (Winter)
Director Edward Dick
Set Designer Colin Richmond
Costume Designer Laura Hopkins

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
10/03/2022 19:00
Opera North Pre-Show Talk - Alcina
Opera North Pre-Show Talk - Alcina
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/03/2022 18:00
Opera North - Alcina

ALCINA

Music George Frideric Handel
Libretto Anon.
First performance London, 1735

New production

On an island paradise, a young man, Ruggiero, has fallen under the spell of a woman, Alcina, who is experiencing real love for the very first time. But on Alcina’s island nothing is as it seems, for she is an enchantress who transforms her discarded lovers into non-human form, and her island is a barren wasteland whose apparent beauty is maintained only by her powers of illusion. When Bradamante, Ruggiero’s fiancée, arrives on the island intent on reclaiming her lost love, Alcina’s magic is tested to breaking point.

This extraordinary tale of deception and disguise, of love and loss, of enchantment and illusion, is told in some of Handel’s most richly inventive music, such as Ruggiero’s regretful farewell to the beauty of Alcina’s island, ‘Verdi prati’.

Our first ever production of one of Handel’s most popular operas is directed by Tim Albery, responsible for a sumptuous revival of Giulio Cesare for Opera North in 2019. It reunites him with Baroque specialist Laurence Cummings, who led the Company’s highly acclaimed production of Monteverdi’s The Coronation of Poppea in 2014.

Cast includes:

Alcina Máire Flavin
Ruggiero Patrick Terry
Bradamante Joanna Motulewicz
Morgana Fflur Wyn
Oronte to be announced
Melissa Claire Pascoe

Conductor Laurence Cummings
Director Tim Albery
Set and Costume Designer Hannah Clark
Lighting Designer Thomas C. Hase
Video Designer Ian Galloway

Supported by the Friends of Opera North

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
11/03/2022 19:00
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
Animal Farm

The Children’s Theatre Partnership presents
Animal Farm
By George Orwell
Adapted and directed by Robert Icke
 
The animals of Manor Farm drive out the farmer and run the farm themselves. A revolution. And then what? Then freedom. Every animal will be free.

Old Major, the prize boar, calls the animals of Manor Farm together. He has had a strange dream of a better future.
 
George Orwell’s world-famous fable tells the story of a revolution and its aftermath. Re-imagined by an award-winning creative team, Animal Farm is a dynamic, daring and contemporary take on a timeless story.

Animal Farm is directed by Robert Icke, whose version of 1984 (co-adapted and directed with Duncan Macmillan) was a smash-hit in the West End and on Broadway; features puppetry designed by Toby Olie (whose credits include War Horse) and designed by four-time Olivier award-winner Bunny Christie.
 
The Children’s Theatre Partnership creates bold and imaginative theatre for young people, engaging new audiences and aiming to inspire a life-long love of theatre.

Age Guidance: 12+

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
22/03/2022 to 26/03/2022
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
Sheila’s Island

The Office meets Lord of the Flies meets Miranda.

Sheila’s Islandis a sparkling, sharp-witted new comedy from writer
Tim Firth (Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, The Band), starring Olivier Award winner Sara Crowe
(Private Lives, Calendar Girls, Four Weddings and a Funeral), and Judy Flynn (The Brittas Empire, Dinnerladies).

Bonfire night 2019, Sheila, Denise, Julie, and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd.’s annual outward bound team-building weekend. Somehow, Sheila has been nominated team leader, and, using her cryptic
crossword solving skills, has unwittingly stranded her team on
an island in the Lake District. Our intrepid heroines find themselves manufacturing weapons from cable ties and spatulas, and create a rescue flag with plastic plates and a toasting fork.

Questions are asked; truths are told; dirty washing is aired.

Is it possible to build an adequate night shelter with a prom dress and a sleeveless jumper? What is Julie’s husband
really up to in Aldi? And why are they on this bloody team building exercise when they could be at a spa?

Please note: This production is suitable for ages 13+

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
29/03/2022 to 02/04/2022
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
John Shuttleworth’s Back Again

John’s bad back is much better now, thank you, so he can safely punch the air once more as he performs all the faves from his pre-lockdown tour: ‘Blue Light Kettle’, Rapidly Downhill’ and ‘I Covet Joan’s Berlingo’, not to mention classics like ‘Y Reg’, ‘I Can’t Go Back To Savoury’ and ‘Pigeons in Flight’. Expect too fantastic new ditties written during lockdown, including ‘Stay at Home and Protect the VHS’.  The songs will be interrupted by hilarious phone calls from Ken, Mary and Joan Chitty, plus John’s tips on how to cope with modern home life, as described in his stylish new(ish) book ‘Two Margarines and other Domestic Dilemmas’! As seen recently in ‘Ricky and Ralph Go Out “(Dave )
 
 
A LUDICROUSLY COMPELLING NIGHT OUT     EVENING STANDARD
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
13/04/2022 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
Two Mr P’s in a Podcast – Live!

Mr P has been a primary school teacher for over 12 years. He still works part-time in school and leads training in schools all over the UK and beyond. From sharing ideas and funny insights into life in the classroom, he has now become one of the most followed teachers on social media in the UK.
 
3 years ago, alongside his younger brother (who also works in a school) he started the award-winning podcast - Two Mr Ps in a Podcast. In a year, it has been the number one education podcast and amassed over 3 million listens. In August 2021, they are releasing their highly anticipated first book - ‘Put A Wet Paper Towel On It - The Weird and Wonderful World of Primary Schools’.
 
Sharing funny stories from the front line of teaching, this live show will see the Two Mr Ps reminiscing on their own school days and looking at the wonderful and hilarious world of education. Anyone who went to school will enjoy and relate to this brilliant new show.
 

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
17/04/2022 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
Zog and The Flying Doctors

Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre present
ZOG AND THE FLYING DOCTORS
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a crash-bang-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu. However, Pearl’s uncle, the King, has other ideas about whether princesses should be doctors, and she’s soon locked up in the castle back in a crown and a silly frilly dress! 

With a bit of help from some friends and half a pound of cheese, can Pearl make her uncle better and prove princesses can be doctors too?

Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling sequel, Freckle Productions (Zog, Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Tabby McTat) bring the creative team behind Zog, Emma Kilbey and Joe Stilgoe, back together for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale.

Most suitable for ages 3+ but all ages welcome.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
28/05/2022 to 29/05/2022
Twelve Angry Men
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The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
31/05/2022 to 04/06/2022
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
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

One of Britain’s greatest modern plays, The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, is embarking on a UK Tour next year. The Olivier Award-Winning comedy-drama from Jim Cartwright has earned international acclaim across the globe, including a Golden Globe winning smash-hit film starring Jane Horrocks and Michael Caine.

Meet Little Voice and Mari Hoff. A mother and daughter central to the heart of this Northern fairy-tale, but as far apart in character as can be. Little Voice leads a quiet and unassuming life, seeking companionship and joy from music’s most iconic singers, whilst Mari prefers the sound of her own voice, indulging in a life of booze, cheap thrills and seedy men. Left to her own devices, LV starts to embody the famous divas she plays on repeat, swapping the grey backstreets of Northern England for the bright lights of Hollywood and Broadway, all from the safety of her own bedroom. When Mari starts dating small-time club owner Ray Say, LV’sastonishing impersonations of Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland to name a few, are thrust into the spotlight. Transformed and sensational, LV might just be Ray’s one and only chance to hit the big time, but what will the consequences be for mother and daughter?

Starring TV favorite Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies, Loose Women), British soap royalty Ian Kelsey (Emmerdale, Casualty) and ‘the girl of a thousand voices’ and two-time Drama Desk Award Nominee Christina Bianco, as Little Voice.
Cartwright’s timeless and iconic tale explores the highs and the lows of small-town dreams, family
rivalry and finding your voice in a noisy world.

With humour, heart and countless powerhouse ballads all performed live on stage, featuring music from Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, Billie Holliday and many more, this life-affirming production will rouse even the weariest of souls.

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
Ashley Blaker – 6.5 Children

So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Vivienne Clore presents

ASHLEY BLAKER: 6.5 CHILDREN

On the back of his BBC Radio 4 series, Ashley Blaker: 6.5 Children is hitting the road in 2022! 

The show brings a whole new perspective to the subject of parenting. That is because as parents of six children, Ashley and his wife are trying to raise a family in a world that is only really set up for having two. What is more, the Blakers’ children are not just any kids. Three have special needs – two autistic boys and an adopted girl with Down Syndrome – and Ashley sensitively finds the funny in both raising children with disabilities and adoption.

Ashley Blaker is an internationally acclaimed comedian, seen and heard on TV and radio across the world. He has performed on five continents including tours of the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Israel and Australia.
 
Following multiple sell out shows throughout the UK, 2018 saw Ashley make both his Off-Broadway and Edinburgh Fringe debut seasons, both receiving acclaim and playing to capacity audiences. In 2020 he returned to New York with ‘Goy Friendly’ which ran at the prestigious SoHo Playhouse.

‘Slickly funny stand-up’ - New York Times

‘A special vein of comic material’ **** - Financial Times

The Lowry Theatre, 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
Joanne McNally – Prosecco Express


Described as 'a truly gifted stand up' by The Sunday Times, join Joanne as she revisits her
irreverent and critically acclaimed show The Prosecco Express.

Due to a relentless ageing process, Joanne is suddenly in her late thirties with no husband,
no kids, no pension and no plan. She is full of questions: if she doesn’t birth anything, who will
be obligated to watch her die so she doesn’t have to do it alone? Can she start a GoFundMe
page to get a golden tomb built for single people to get buried in together, or do we all just get
thrown into a mass grave and covered in cat hair? When a man on a dating app identifies as
'spiritual', is it safe to assume he has the personality of a spoon? If you do all your drinking in
the bath, can you write it off as self-care? 'Dark, hilarious, strangely reassuring' [The
Independent], Joanne is on a mission to solve absolutely nothing.

‘Next stop, Netflix’ The Irish Daily Star ★★★★★
‘Joyously nuts’ The Examiner ★★★★★
‘The most exciting thing to happen to Irish comedy in years’ ★★★★★
‘Please bring your friends and laugh until you cry’ EDINBURGH REPORTER ★★★★
‘Authentic, hilarious comedy’ Deadline
‘Terrifyingly funny’ The Evening Standard

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
18/06/2022 20:00
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
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
26/06/2022
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
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.

23/07/2022 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
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
06/09/2022 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
The Lost Happy Endings

What happens when the Happy Endings are stolen?

An original story by Carol Ann Duffy retold as dance theatre for family.

Deep in the forest lives Jub, a magical girl with six fingers on each hand. Her job is to guard the Happy Endings to stories and fairytales. But one day an otherworldly Witch steals them, and at bedtime the stories are destroyed...

Goldilocks changed the locks on the cottage of the three bears...

Cinderella’s foot is now too big for the glass slipper…

Little Red Riding Hood is gobbled up by the wolf…

Pinocchio’s nose never stops growing, in fact, his nose grew so long that he arrived everywhere a whole day before he set off!

As the Witch disappears with the stolen Happy Endings it is up to Jub to save the night, encountering many beloved fairytale characters and woodland creatures in her quest...
Packed with spirit, adventure and glorious surprises, this fantasy family show will delight generations both old and young.

Original score composed by Murray Gold, with set design by Neil Murray, costume design by Nasir Mazhar and narrated by Joanna Lumley.

Commissioned by Sadler's Wells and co-produced by Northern Stage.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
22/10/2022 to 23/10/2022
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
Test Opera 1
Test Opera 1 - DO NOT BOOK
Test Opera 1
01/06/2031 to 03/06/2031
Test Opera 2
Test Opera 2 -DO NOT BOOK
Test Opera 2
09/06/2031 to 11/06/2031
Test Opera 3
Test Opera 3
Test Opera 3
23/06/2031 to 25/06/2031
3D Character Sculpture Workshop


Design and sculpt your own character. In this one day workshop we will show you how to design, draw and make your own 3D character sculpture. This could be a fantasy character inspired by animals, nature, films, books or any idea that you've always wanted to develop. No experience  is necessary and by the end of the course you will have a design that you could work from to further inspire your own illustrations or animations


Half Day Workshops 10am - 12pm / 1pm - 3pm.

Full Day Workshop 10am - 3pm can be booked using the link below.


https://tickets.thelowry.com/en-GB/bundles/lowry%203d%20workshop%20full%20course


Lowry GA
01/07/2031