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Coleen Nolan to star in The Thunder Girls

27th March 2019

…past to play her. I’m also incredibly inspired by the fact that this play has created roles for women who are fabulous over 50. I am nervous, but Anita was…

'Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' to launch third UK Tour at The Lowry

4th March 2020

…the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade, winning five Tony Awards® including Best Play, six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Play, five Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding…

Beverley Callard to star in World Premiere of The Thunder Girls

22nd February 2019

…not say no and cannot wait to play Roxanne.” Melanie Blake said: “To be returning to my home city 25 years since I left with my debut play premiering at…

The National Theatre to open UK tour of ROMEO AND JULIE- a new play by Gary Owen - at The Lowry in Salford

15th November 2019

…a great play can be reframed by a great contemporary playwright.’ Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre said, ‘Rachel O’Riordan directs Gary Owen’s new play Romeo and Julie, which…

Mina Anwar announced as the second Thunder Girl

8th March 2019

‘The Thunder Girls,’ is the debut play by Manchester local Melanie Blake, starring four female actors over the age of 50, and will have its will preview run at The…

Specially staged version of West End smash hit to tour 17 schools in Rochdale, Salford & Wigan

16th October 2018

…our education system. I am delighted that our play will play its part in introducing young people to the theatre. I always hoped that Curious Incident was a play that…

Jailed without charges: New play ‘Meek’ explores the balance between religion and state control at The Lowry.

3rd August 2018

…our personal freedoms. It is also a play about love.” Penelope Skinner’s impassioned play for Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, is a searing evocation of fraught times; a…

Chorley actor stars in comedy ‘All You Need is LSD’ at The Lowry.

27th September 2018

…Nutt’s infamous claims about the therapeutic benefits and supposed risks of ‘recreational’ drugs, Leo questions if the world still needs a ‘psychedelic revolution.’ Leo Butler, playwright: “This play takes inspiration…

Major new stage production of Willy Russell's Educating Rita to star Stephen Tompkinson

14th March 2019

…to learn from each other. The play was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and played at the Warehouse Theatre, London in 1980, starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston. Julie…

RSC to tour three productions in repertoire for the first time

5th February 2019

…the Shrew Claire Price plays Petruchia and Joseph Arkley plays Katherine in Justin Audibert’s reimagined staging of The Taming of the Shrew and will do so among a cast where…

Mischief Theatre return to The Lowry with The Comedy About a Bank Robbery

14th August 2018

…have two shows playing concurrently in the West End: The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre – also playing on Broadway and touring the UK – and The…

Matthew Kelly and David Yelland star in first revival of Alan Bennett’s ‘The Habit Of Art'

10th September 2018

…in the role of Kay, the Stage Manager. Robert Mountford plays the Author, Neil. John Wark will play Donald (Humphrey Carpenter). Alexandra Guelff plays the role of George, the Assistant…

Casting Announced for revival of My Night With Reg at The Lowry

12th December 2019

…company based in Manchester, have revealed the cast for their 2020 revival tour of Kevin Elyot’s award-winning play ‘My Night with Reg’. Kevin Elyot’s award-winning play ‘My Night with Reg’…

Casting Announced for Quality Street. A Northern Broadsides production

17th December 2019

…The Globe). Gabriel Paul’s stage credits include: The Play That Goes Wrong (West End and UK Tour), Queen of Chapletown (Leeds Playhouse), Bouncers (Esk Valley Theatre), Othello (DemiParadise Productions), Street…

UK tour for play about lives of hidden young carers from Salford

5th April 2019

A play about young carers in Salford that “knocked MPs sideways” is about to embark on a national tour in June 2019. The show, Who Cares, was written by Matt…

'Home, I'm Darling' to play The Lowry as part of limited UK Tour

13th March 2019

…be the perfect 1950’s housewife will take to The Lowry stage from Tue 23 – Sat 27 April. This new play by Laura Wade, is directed by Theatr Clwyd Artistic…

Four Greater Manchester actors to star in Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’

19th March 2019

…will tread The Lowry boards in ‘Much Ado About Nothing.’ Simeon Truby who will play Leonato lives in Swinton, Sophia Hatfield who will play Margaret is from Aston Under Lyme,…

Rehearsal images released for the National Theatre's A Taste of Honey UK Tour

2nd September 2019

…open at The Lowry on Fri 13 September. Playing until Sat 21 September. Shelagh Delaney’s remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play, which was first produced in the Lyttelton Theatre in 2014, is…

The National Theatre's tour of A Taste of Honey to open at The Lowry

8th February 2019

The National Theatre today announced a UK tour of Bijan Sheibani’s production of A Taste of Honey, Shelagh Delaney’s remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play, which was first produced in the Lyttelton…

Star cast announced for Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party at The Lowry.

30th December 2019

…Gemmill will play Goldberg and Paul Hickey will play McCann in a national UK tour of Harold Pinter’s comedy of menace which will receive a dramatic new re-imagining from the…

Untitled Residency

28th October 2019

…going rogue and disrupting a common practice and see what comes out of it. Giving artists the freedom to innovate by only focusing on the process – the messy, the…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to tour secondary schools in Greater Manchester

12th November 2019

…of the play is performed in the round and will be followed by a Q&A session for students with the professional company. The tour is accompanied by a learning programme…

Cast announced for Kate Wasserberg's Rita, Sue and Bob Too

26th February 2019

…Liburd playing Rita, Susan Mitchell playing Mum, Samantha Robinson playing Michelle and David Walker playing Dad. Andrea Dunbar’s honest, refreshing play examines the northern female perspective through the misadventures of…

Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's acclaimed BBC Radio 4 drama 'Trial by Laughter' brought to life on stage

3rd January 2019

…for their new play Trial by Laughter, based on their critically acclaimed original BBC Radio 4 drama of the same name. The production is a Trademark Touring and Watermill Theatre…

Coronation Street’s Sonia Ibrahim joins the cast of #BeMoreMartyn

15th April 2019

Sonia Ibrahim, best known for playing Coronation Street’s Mel Maguire, has joined the cast of Hope Theatre Company’s ‘#BeMoreMartyn: The Boy with the Deirdre Tattoo.’ The play about Martyn Hett,…

Arts for Social Change

16th August 2018

…Then also benefits young carers. Using yourself as a voice for other young people in a similar situation.” “There might be people who see our play or watch our films…

Mischief Theatre return to The Lowry with 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong'

26th November 2019

Opening Next Week on Tuesday 3 December. Mischief Theatre, the multi award-winning theatre company responsible for the worldwide smash hit ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’, return to The Lowry next…

The Lowry to showcase ground-breaking LGBTQ performances

22nd January 2020

…drag performances in The Royal Vauxhall tavern to some of the most powerful plays of the 20th and 21st centuries (‘Boys in the Band’, ‘Bent’, ‘Rotterdam’, recent Olivier Award sensation…

The Addams Family Musical Returns to The Lowry in 2020

7th November 2019

…Show with Johnny Carson. Rick Elice’s play, Peter and the Starcatcher, received nine nominations and won five 2012 Tony Awards. He also wrote the book for The Cher Show, a…

2020 UK Tour of Jonathan Maitland's The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson

11th October 2019

Following a sold-out run at Park Theatre, London, The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, the new political comedy from journalist, broadcaster and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile,Dead…

New To Opera? Try It ON Comes To The Lowry

31st October 2019

…about the opera they have decided to see. This season, the choice includes three very different productions with a much-loved favourite, a spectacular Egyptian power play and an exploration of…

Samantha Womack & Cameron Blakely revive their roles in The Addams Family

6th February 2020

…role he played for two years in London’s West End. Cameron was also part of the 25th Anniversary at the O2, where he played Bamatabois. Other credits include Smee in…

Strictly Come Dancing's Kevin Clifton to star as Scott Hastings in Baz Lurman's Strictly Ballroom The Musical

13th March 2020

Former Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton is to star in the 2020/2021 UK & Ireland tour of Baz Luhrmann’s smash hit Strictly Ballroom The Musical, playing the lead role…

Taking a trip down memory lane: Robert Lepage makes rare visit to the UK with solo show about childhood in Quebec

2nd March 2020

…Translation by Louisa Blair The Lowry in Salford is one of only two UK venues that will play host to Robert Lepage’s acclaimed production of 887. Lepage is one of…

Rambert bring their brand new work 'Life is a Dream' to The Lowry

26th September 2018

…Quay Brothers, Life is a Dream is a two-act, modern reimagining of the 17th-century play of the same name by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. The production is set in…

BGT semi-finalist Rob King to perform in #BeMoreMartyn

4th June 2019

…Tattoo. The play about Martyn Hett, who lost his life in the Manchester Arena bombing, will be at The Lowry from Thu 20 – Sat 22 June. Rob will be…

Fascinating Aïda’s Adèle Anderson cast in new stage production of Doctor Dolittle

3rd October 2018

Adèle will play Lady Bellowes/Poison Arrow when the show comes to The Lowry Tue 11 December – Sat 5 January. As previously announced, Brian Capron, Vicky Entwistle, Mollie Melia-Redgrave and…

Alex Kingston and Sarah Hadland star in acclaimed hit comedy Admissions

4th April 2019

…hailed it “a scorching new drama… lands like a gut-punch“ and Time Out New York raved about the play, awarding it four stars. Admissions also won the Drama Desk and…

UNTITLED Residency 2020 Call Out

20th September 2019

UNTITLED gives artists the freedom to explore by focusing on the process – the messy, the mistakes, the warts and all – and not on outcome. We know that it…

Young people

16th August 2018

…young performers looking to develop as actors. There will be actor-training including working on character, voice, movement and script whilst we explore the play. This year’s play is “The Marxist…

Connections

26th October 2019

…looking to develop as actors. There will be actor-training including working on character, voice, movement and script whilst we explore the play. This year’s play is “The Marxist in Heaven”…

Recruitment Process

22nd March 2019

…free confidential counselling service It’s a team effort! Everyone can play a part in making our workplace welcoming to all and help ensure we continue to adapt. Some of the…

Bing Live is coming to The Lowry

11th December 2018

…Walsh. Since its launch on CBeebies, Bing has been a huge ratings hit and is the number one pre-school show on the BBC iPlayer. Celebrating the joyful, messy, reality of…

Creative Collective ‘Girl Gang’ announce all womxn line-up for exhibition in The Lowry galleries

17th February 2020

…and new commissions with womxn artists across Manchester, including Award-winning poet and playwright Jackie Hagan; writer, performance artist and producer Keisha Thompson; artist and performer Lowri Evans and artist and…

This season of dance at The Lowry

13th January 2020

…Jane; Not Fade Away; Paint it Black; Ruby Tuesday; Play With Fire; and Sympathy for the Devil. It was originally created for Ballet du Grand Theatre de Geneve in 1991…

The Lowry introduces ‘artwork recognition’ technology to galleries with Smartify app

22nd January 2019

Visitors to The Lowry in Salford can now use their smartphones to discover more about the work of LS Lowry and other artists on display – by scanning the work…

Strictly Ballroom The Musical Comes To The Lowry

3rd December 2019

…originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann devised with a group of classmates at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1984. Eight years later he made his screen…

The Lowry DOUBLES Christmas Appeal target raising more than £30,000 for young parents in Salford

21st January 2019

…confidence and low self-esteem. The £30,000 will fund a year-long project with two teenage parent groups in Salford. The project will focus on story-telling and creative play, helping young parents…

The Lowry to attend first Greater Manchester LGBTQ Arts + Culture Network Conference

16th January 2020

play a full part in its first conference. I am looking forward to meeting more LGBTQ+ artists, companies, producers and community groups and discussing what we can do to better…

Bold retelling of Joseph Conrad's timely novel 'Heart of Darkness' takes to the stage

7th February 2019

…of the dark heart which beats within us all. Now retold as a journey of a Congolese woman through war torn Europe, the play explores a forsaken landscape lost to…

Salford leisure centre as you've never seen it used before

10th January 2019

…surreal play, seen through the lens of an everyday fitness and leisure centre. Set in the 1980s world of headbands and leg warmers, it follows a lonely woman at the…

Samantha Womack to join Strictly winner Tom Chambers in thriller classic 'Dial M for Murder'

27th January 2020

A brand new production of the classic thriller, Dial M for Murder, tours the UK in 2020, playing at The Lowry from Tue 16 – Sat 20 June. The genre-defining…

WEEK 53 - Full 2020 programme line-up announced

29th January 2020

…of multiple faith backgrounds and gender identities, D.I.Why? Fashion will be a radical playground mixing fashion street culture and art, where what you wear is a political statement, Language, Power…