Boasting powerhouse performances from Timothy Spall and Vanessa Redgrave, this is the delicate, intimate and amusing story of the relationship between beloved British artist L.S. Lowry (Spall) and his overbearing mother Elizabeth (Redgrave) in 1920s Salford. Bed-ridden and bitter, Elizabeth actively tried to dissuade her bachelor son from pursuing his artistic ambitions, whilst never failing to voice her opinion at what a disappointment he was to her.
Special guests Timothy Spall and Adrian Noble (former RSC director) will take part in an on-stage ‘In Conversation’ after the screening.
Timothy Spall said: “I’m delighted to be bringing this film back to Lowry’s hometown of Salford, and am thrilled that the premiere is taking place in the building where his work is on display for all to enjoy.”
The LS Lowry Collection in our Galleries will be open after the screening for late night viewing so you can see the paintings behind the story.
The Lowry Collection Curator Video
Claire Stewart, The Lowry Collection curator on the paintings in Mrs Lowry & Son.
Then & Now Video
We took a look at some of L.S. Lowry’s most famous work based around Greater Manchester, comparing the scenes he painted to what those locations look like now.