Tue 8 June

Rewrites: Game Theory

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Tue 8-Thu 10 June 7:45pm

The Lowry’s annual mini-musical theatre festival REWRITES returns with 3 new musicals in development. But this year we are going BIG! For the first time, the performances will take place on our huge Lyric stage and audiences will be sat onstage with the performers. AND we are streaming these exciting new shows online through the platform from Fri 11 June.

The new musicals-in-development showcased at REWRITES will include:

– GAME THEORY by Rachel Bellman and Josh Bird, developed by Perfect Pitch
– A MOTHER’S SONG by Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo
– 34 by Drew Dillon, presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment

Live at The Lowry – Tue 8 June at 7:45pm (limited capacity with social distancing in place)
Watch online at from Fri 11 June
A work-in-progress, concert style performance

Developed by Perfect Pitch
Written by Rachel Bellman and Josh Bird
Directed by Julie Atherton

Game Theory is a thrilling original musical about friendship, betrayal, and the lengths we will go just to belong.

Presented as a work-in-progress, concert style presentation, Game Theory tells the story of Cass, a university fresher desperate to feel like she belongs, and her three student friends hovering on the fringes of campus society, Mia, Tom and Luke. As the group are drawn into the black market underworld of endangered flowers (yes that’s a thing!) they all become entangled in a criminal investigation, and it’s soon clear that someone is lying to them.

But the real question is… how far would you go for your friends?


Cast includes:

Jonathan Carlton (Kinky Boots, Pippin)

Paige Fenlon (Pretty Woman)

Scott Folan (Blinded by the Light, Cyrano)

Luke Friend (American idiot, The X Factor)

Tom Hier (Miss Saigon, Joseph)

Maiya Quansah-Breed (SIX)

Jessica Shaw (Club Mex)

Amelia Walker (SIX)

The Marathon Project

Featuring a special preview from The Marathon Project before the performance

On your marks. Get set. Choose!

Join ‘The Marathon Project’ for a work-in-progress sharing of their musical choose-your-own adventure and try to stay on track when everything around you stops making sense!

Based on the infamously bonkers 1904 Olympic event, this interactive extravaganza sprinted out of the starting blocks during lockdown. ‘The Marathon Project’ dives into the surreal chaos of then and now. What will you run into along the way? And will you ever make it to the finish line?

Spearheaded by some of the most exciting musical theatre makers in the UK including SpitLip, Sheep Soup, Burnt Lemon, The Letter Room and members of the BAC Beatbox Academy, ‘The Marathon Project’ is a ground-breaking new collective of 20 artists determined to use this frankly baffling time to make innovative, exciting ways of remote collaboration possible.