The Lowry has a history of developing close working relationships with artists and companies
Associate Artists and The Lowry
Our Associate Artists are mid-career and established artists and companies who are making nationally and internationally touring work, and tackling the challenges of our industry.
We invite our Associate Artists to share their skills and expertise with us to inform the way we work and our future planning and make exciting, ground-breaking work which we believe in.
Associate Artists programme
We are committed to a new approach to Associate Artists relationships in which we aim to cultivate a true, balanced partnership between artist and venue.
We believe in the social and artistic impact of our Associate Artists’ work and invest in the making, production and touring of their work.
By democratising the relationship and ensuring that both parties are making contributions, directing the support and being heard in the conversation, artists and venues are empowered and supported by each other, as they should be.
Who is it for?
Experienced mid-career artists and companies who are confident in their practice and their artistic voice, and who want to invest time and effort in a relationship with a venue in order to develop themselves and the industry at large.
THE ASSOCIATE ARTISTS
Meet FINN ANDERSON
Finn Anderson is the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer awarded by Musical Theatre Network, Mercury Musical Developments. Finn’s residency is co-hosted residency at The Lowry and Hope Mill Theatre, which started in April 2020.
Finn is a composer, writer and singer-songwriter with a focus on creating new musical theatre.
Read More about Finn Anderson’s work below.
Meet pOLICE COPS
POLICE COPS are Zachary Hunt, Nathan Parkinson and Tom Roe; a three man multi award-winning, globally acclaimed comedy group based in London.
With a shared vision of creating highly physical, highly entertaining and even highlyer clever comedy, POLICE COPS have enjoyed TOTAL SELL OUT runs at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021) and on London’s West End at Soho Theatre. POLICE COPS create highly playful performances which combine inventive physical storytelling with their own brand of off-the-wall comedy. Parody and satire are centred at the heart of their productions, where they integrate with dynamic stagecraft, supercharged physical theatre and cinematic style.
Read More about Police Cop’s work below.
Meet Meghan Doyle and Stan Hodgson
Meghan Doyle and Stan Hodgson are Associate Artists of The Lowry. They create original musical theatre, with actor-musicians, combining live music and the energy of a night out to tell exhilarating stories. From 2013-2023 they were Founding Members and Co-Artistic Directors of The Letter Room, a national touring theatre company.
They will shortly be announcing their new company.
Read More about Meghan Doyle’s and Stan Hodgson’s work below.
Meet Thick & Tight
Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry established Thick & Tight in 2012.
Their award-winning work mixes dance, mime, theatre, parody and drag, influenced by a wide range of historical, political, literary and artistic subjects.
The work has been shown extensively in the UK and beyond, often within a queer context where it is most at home. Thick & Tight are interested in promoting queer culture and anti-elitism, exploring dance theatre as a political art form with the power to challenge and dispel social stigma. Trained at Rambert School, Daniel and Eleanor work extensively as freelance performers and choreographers.
Read More about Thick & Tight’s work below.