The Political History of Smack and Crack at The Lowry

Thu 1 November - Thu 15 November

The Political History of Smack and Crack

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‘The history of England jumps off its axis. 2am, 8th July, 1981, all the major cities across England burn.’

The night of the Manchester uprising. That night should change everything.

Chronicling the fallout for communities crushed by the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism, this an epic love song to a lost generation inspired by the playwright’s own personal experience.

These performances are off-site; performed at the Mustard Tree in Ancoats as part of the With One Voice International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival 12-18 November 2018. Audience members should be aware that there is limited seating and reduced technical support for these performances.

Produced by Most Wanted and Offstage Theatre in association with W14 Productions and Alastair Michael and co-commissioned by Soho Theatre.


“riotously entertaining and deeply moving”

The Stage

“a good heart and beautiful performances”

The 730 Review

“unexpectedly tender, shockingly dark.”

The Scotsman

The Guardian

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