Category The Lowry

Theatre Review: YEAR OF WONDERS – The Lowry, Salford

YEAR OF WONDERS is a captivating tale of a tiny village stricken by Bubonic Plague in the mid-1600’s

Based on the 2001 novel by Geraldine Brooks, YEAR OF WONDERS tells the story of a housemaid named Anna Frith who must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love when an infected bolt of cloth carries plague to an isolated village. 

Adapted for the stage by Jane Arnfield and Mike Alfreds, who have previously worked together on THE TIN RING...

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Theatre Review: Maeve Binchy’s MINDING FRANKIE The Lowry, Salford

Clare Barrett and Steve Blount in MINDING FRANKIE.

Clare Barrett and Steve Blount in MINDING FRANKIE. Photo Credit: Breda Cashe

Maeve Binchy’s MINDING FRANKIE is a sweet, heartwarming story that asks what it really takes to be a parent

Maeve Binchy’s last novel MINDING FRANKIE has been brought to life on stage in a new adaption by Shay Linehan. 

Based on the 2010 novel of the same name, MINDING FRANKIE tells the story of Noel whose life is suddenly turned upside down when a former fling with tells him she’s pregnant with his baby – and that ...

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Theatre Review: WAR HORSE – The Lowry, Salford

Thomas Dennis as Albert & Joey in WAR HORSE.

Thomas Dennis as Albert & Joey in WAR HORSE. Photo Credit: Brinkhoff&M+Âgenburg

Powerful, emotive and incredibly moving, WAR HORSE is tender and touching story about the bond between a boy and his horse

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, National Theatre take their acclaimed play WAR HORSE out on a UK tour, with a three week run at Salford’s The Lowry.

Based on the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo, WAR HORSE tells the story of Joey, young Albert’s beloved ho...

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Theatre Review: THE NATURE OF FORGETTING – The Lowry, Salford

THE NATURE OF FORGETTING by Theatre Re

The cast of THE NATURE OF FORGETTING by Theatre Re. Photo Credit: Richard Davenport

Poignant and emotional, THE NATURE OF FORGETTING is a moving tale of friendship, love, guilt and memories

It takes a lot of talent to tell a coherent, understandable story without using words. Theatre Re’s THE NATURE OF FORGETTING uses very few words but presents an incredibly beautiful and emotive piece all the same.

THE NATURE OF FORGETTING tells the story of Tom, a 55-year-old man celebrating his birthday...

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Fresh, inventive and completely memorising, Northern Ballet’s adaption of JANE EYRE is an absorbing contemporary ballet which packs an emotional punch

Northern Ballet JANE EYRE

Joseph Taylor as Mr Rochester and Mariana Rodrigues as Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

Fresh, inventive and completely memorising, Northern Ballet’s adaption of JANE EYRE is an absorbing contemporary ballet which packs an emotional punch

From the Tony award-nominated JANE EYRE (THE MUSICAL) to National Theatre/Bristol Old Vic’s innovative 2015 adaption, JANE EYRE has been reimagined many times but never quite so beautifully as Northern Ballet’s latest touring production.

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Music Review: Thank You For The Music – The Lowry, Salford

Thank You For The Music ABBA Tribute

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC is the ultimate tribute to ABBA, recreating the sounds, sights and unforgettable hits of the Swedish pop group

Mamma Mia – what a performance! A blast from the past recreating ABBA’s number one hits with bright lights, flashy outfits and unforgettable voices.

The Swedish pop group from the 1970’s and early 80’s, ABBA, have created a legacy that not many will forget with number one hits from ‘Waterloo’ to ‘Super Trouper’, their songs have long been played and turned i...

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Behind The Scenes of Northern Ballet’s JANE EYRE: Bertha Mason’s Costume Tour

Northern Ballet JANE EYRE

Joseph Taylor as Mr Rochester and Mariana Rodrigues as Bertha Mason in Jane Eyre. Photo: Emma Kauldhar

First Soloist Victoria Sibson goes backstage to talk about her costume for Bertha Mason in Northern Ballet’s JANE EYRE

Northern Ballet bring their stunning production of JANE EYRE to The Lowry for the first time this week...

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Nigel Slater's TOAST Review: A phenomenal piece of British nostalgia which brings more than just a single memory to the stage

Lizzie Muncey and Sam Newton in TOAST.

Lizzie Muncey and Sam Newton in TOAST. Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Nigel Slater’s TOAST is a phenomenal piece of British nostalgia which brings more than just a single memory to life on stage

The theme for the second of The Lowry’s Week 53 Festival is ‘coming of age’ and TOAST, an interactive trip down memory lane which explores the childhood of one of Britain’s favourite foodies, Nigel Slater, couldn’t be more fitting.

Adapted from Nigel Slater’s book ‘Toast – The Story of a Boy’s H...

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INTERVIEW: Natasha Hodgson from Kill The Beast talks DIRECTOR’S CUT

DIRECTORS CUT by Kill The Beast

Natasha Hodgson from Kill The Beast talks about their new show DIRECTOR’S CUT and how the theatre company have perfected their style over the years

Ahead of its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August, Kill the Beast Theatre Company bring their new show DIRECTOR’S CUT to The Lowry next month.

Described as a “hilarious farce with a twist of horror”, DIRECTOR’S CUT is a ghost story set on a 1970s film set...

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Theatre Review: BRIGHTON ROCK – The Lowry, Salford

Sinister, suspenseful and incredibly inventive, Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of BRIGHTON ROCK is a chilling retelling of Graham Greene’s iconic novel

Acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery brings the dark underworld of Graham Greene’s iconic novel BRIGHTON ROCK to the stage with a chilling retelling of this brilliant and classic story.

Set in 1960s Brighton, BRIGHTON ROCK tells the story of Pinkie, a sociopathic teenage boy who takes over after the boss of his mob is killed...

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