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KISS MARRY KILL: The Lowry brings the electrifying and intimate story of forbidden love from the critically acclaimed Dante Or Die to the iconic Hallé St Peter’s this May

Jay and Paul are both serving life sentences for homophobic murders. Incredibly, they fall in love and seek permission to marry.

The Lowry is excited to present Dante or Die’s electrifying and intimate story of love and redemption, Kiss Marry Kill at the deconsecrated Grade II-listed St Peter’s church, the iconic Hallé St Peter’s in the centre of the Ancoats neighbourhood of Manchester from 10th – 12th May.  Inspired by true events, this dramatic recreation from award-winning site-sensitive specialists reimagines the first same sex marriage that took place in a UK prison in 2015.

Daphna Attias and Terry O’Donovan co-direct Dauda Ladejobi as Jay and Graham Mackay Bruce as Paul.  Joining them in the cast will be Morgan Archer (Chaplain and ensemble), live music from UK Rapper Lady Lykez as Kerry and ensemble, Frank Skully (Governor and ensemble) and Dean Statham (Ali and ensemble).

The production is touring to chapels around the UK, after previewing in Kent before opening to press at Stone Nest London on Thursday 18th April.  It will then travel to Reading, Manchester, and Norwich.

Kiss Marry Kill zeroes in on the limits of our compassion, challenging our assumptions and preconceptions around sexuality, and the criminal justice system.

With immersive sound design and live music from rapper Lady Lykez, this site-specific production envelops audiences in the private spaces and conversations of a world rarely seen.

The Lowry presents Kiss Marry Kill at Hallé St Peter’s from Fri 10th – Sun 12th May. For more information and tickets visit




10th May – 12th May 

Hallé St Peter’s 40, Blossom Street, Manchester M4 6BF

Presented by The Lowry

Fri at 7.30pm (incl. post-show talk)

Sat at 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Sun at 2.30pm

Tickets: from £12

Running time: 90mins without an interval.

Age guidance: 16+

Content warning: Discussion and descriptions of homophobic hate crimes. There are also scenes of a sexual nature, nudity, violence and strong language.


Written by Daphna Attias, James Baldwin & Terry O’Donovan

Direction Daphna Attias & Terry O’Donovan

Dramaturg: Lisa Goldman

Set & Costume Design: Sophie Neil

Lighting Design: Joshua Gadsby

Composer & Sound Designer: Yaniv Fridel (Soho Sonic) and Ofer (OJ) Shabi

Lyrics & Song Writing: Lady Lykez

Movement Direction: Ayse Tashkiran

Additional Sound Design : Ben Kelly

Recorded at Soho Sonic Sound Studios

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