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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Untitled Residency

28th October 2019

…of it. Giving artists the freedom to innovate by only focusing on the process – the messy, the mistakes, the warts and all – and not outcome. Untitled Residency have…

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…

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…

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

26th September 2018

…a run-down rehearsal room, where a director is drifting off to sleep. As images of the day’s rehearsals run through his mind, the play is revisited, recast and replayed, and…

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…

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…

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…

The Addams Family Musical Returns to The Lowry in 2020

7th November 2019

…Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman wrote or co-wrote the film screenplays for Sleeper, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Manhattan Murder Mystery, For the Boys and Intersection, and was head writer for The Tonight…

Artist News & Opportunities

21st August 2018

…week. Applicants must be able to attend an interview during the week commencing 18thNovember 2019. UNTITLED gives artists the freedom to explore by focusing on the process – the messy,…

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…

Developed With Artists

21st August 2018

…VAULT, Brighton and Edinburgh festivals. Their brand new comedy musical THOR AND LOKI is currently playing at Edinburgh Fringe, before performances at HighTide Festival, Harlow Playhouse and The Lowry. HOUSE…

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”…

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…

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…

Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's Worlwide Cult Phenomenon Set To Terrify Salford

13th September 2019

…Nunn’s revival of Fiddler on the Roof. It is playing at the Playhouse Theatre until November 2nd. Andy was also seen in Martin McDonagh’s Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre), Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins…

Former Coronation Street star Wendi Peters to appear in 'Salad Days' musical at The Lowry.

27th July 2018

Former Coronation Street star Wendi Peters will take to The Lowry stage in the musical romp ‘Salad Days’ this September. The TV and West End star will play two roles,…

The Lowry announces return of its hugely popular Open Day

31st July 2018

…classes. Pier Eight restaurant & bar will also host a DJ playing music through the decades. The range of activities will also spill out of the building and onto the…

Griff Rhys Jones joins X-Factor winner Matt Terry as cast is announced for The Grinch

6th September 2019

…X-Factor winner Matt Terry as Young Max and Edward Baker-Duly as The Grinch, the world-famous festive mischief maker. The record-setting Broadway sensation is set to play a UK Tour and…

Cast announced for The Lovely Bones at The Lowry

11th September 2019

…vision to life in an exciting, emotional and uplifting theatrical experience. Charlotte Beaumont returns to play Susie Salmon. Her theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe), Pebbles (Katzpace), No…

Theatre tailored for audiences with profound multiple learning disabilities comes to The Lowry

9th April 2019

…with strong sensory and participation elements. The play follows a lighthouse keeper who lives on a desolate outcrop surrounded by stormy seas. Duty bound to maintain the light that guides…

Four Artist Development opportunities from The Lowry to be available to diverse artists and artforms.

20th September 2019

…programme is all about creating an opportunity for artists and creatives to take risks, make leaps and play with ideas. The Lowry are looking for expressions of interest from: Projects…

The Lowry associate artists LUNG return to Salford with their award winning production Trojan Horse

24th September 2019

…Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead, the co-artistic directors of LUNG says “If you look at every single play, the issues are really relatable,” Monks insists. “We want to tell British…

Peppa Pig Live! returns for a new adventure

26th July 2018

…morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in! Richard Lewis once again takes the helm for this new live stage adaptation of eOne’s popular animated…

Adam Cooper and Ashley Shaw join the cast of Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes at The Lowry

25th September 2019

…“The Red Shoes” we will play over 200 performances across 21 leading regional large-scale theatres, more than any other UK dance company. We have an audience who are fiercely loyal,…

Salford Brass Band To Join Circus Company On Stage At The Lowry Theatre

4th July 2018

…American jazz – and add their own Salford sound into the mix. They will also learn Circa Tsuica’s technique of ‘sound painting’ so they can move as they play –…

Nigel Slater's Toast, a Lowry commission, returns to Salford

29th October 2019

…is a new play based on Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography. Vividly recreating suburban England in the 1960s, Nigel’s childhood is told through the tastes and smells he grew up with…

The Lowry announces return of its hugely popular Open Day

16th August 2019

…of the building and onto the plaza as visitors will be able to watch live performances from Charmaine Childs: The Strong Lady, play large outdoor games, join in bhangracise and…

Casting announced for the National Theatre's UK and Ireland tour of Macbeth

2nd August 2018

Scottish actor Michael Nardone will play the title role in the National Theatre’s touring production of Macbeth. He will star alongside Kirsty Besterman playing Lady Macbeth. Following its sold-out London…

Coronation Street legends Brian Capron and Vicky Entwistle to join Harry Potter star Mark Williams in Doctor Dolittle this Christmas

19th July 2018

play Albert Blossom/Straight Arrow while Entwistle takes on the role of Polynesia. Mollie Melia-Redgrave and Patrick Sullivan are also confirmed today for the roles of Emma Fairfax and Matthew Mugg…

The Grinch is heading to The Lowry to steal Christmas 2019!

30th November 2018

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical – the record-setting New York Christmas sensation – is to play Christmas 2019 season at The Lowry. Tickets go on sale…

Alexander Patmore, Joel Benedict and Paula Tappenden to join Blood Brothers

5th March 2019

…Liverpool life started as a play, performed at a Liverpool comprehensive school in 1981 before opening at the Liverpool Playhouse 35 years ago in 1983, completing sell out seasons in…

Greater Manchester actor to star in Equus

5th March 2019

…true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping and transfixing psychological thriller is re-imagined by award-winning theatre director Ned Bennett in this major new revival for 2019. Norah Lopez Holden will play the…

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…

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…

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…

John Partridge and Charlie Stemp lead an all-star cast in comedy 'Rough Crossing'

8th January 2019

…John is best known to TV audiences as the suave and charismatic Christian Clarke in ‘EastEnders’. He is one of musical theatre’s most prolific leading men, having played in major…

Miles Jupp to star in world premiere UK tour of The Life I Lead

7th January 2019

playing ‘Mr Banks’ in Disney’s classic film ‘Mary Poppins’ and ‘Professor Emelius Browne’ in ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks,’ British actor David Tomlinson was renowned for playing the classic English gent: forthright,…

What The Ladybird Heard takes over The Lowry for school summer holidays.

18th July 2018

…a plan of her own! Cast member Emma Carroll said, “I get to play Lily who works on the farm and the Ladybird! The Ladybird is the smallest and quietest…

West End transfer announced for The Lowry commission, Nigel Slater's Toast

14th December 2018

…the British Book Awards Biography of the Year, Toast is a new play based on Nigel Slater’s award-winning autobiography. Vividly recreating suburban England in the 1960s, Nigel’s childhood is told…

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…

Stick Man opens for month long run at The Lowry

19th November 2018

…children’s play is at The Lowry and follows the Stick Man on a series of unfortunate adventures which lead him far from home. Expect live music, funky moves and a…