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PETRICHOR (live VR)

PETRICHOR is a MATCHBOX production for ThickSkin.
Experience online at home or in Virtual Reality (VR) at The Lowry

Welcome to PETRICHOR.

Thousands applied and you have been selected.
This is a new beginning, a clean slate, a second chance.
You are an important part of this machine,
And that’s all you need to think about.

Step into a new world. A world where every single day is exactly the same. PETRICHOR is a dystopian reality, where every moment is muted, managed and monochrome. Nothing bad ever happens. Nothing good does either. Excitement and happiness have been traded for a world without pain and suffering.

A chance meeting brings two unlikely individuals together and offers a small glimpse of what life could be. Their newfound connection sends ripples through this ordered world. They begin to question every decision, every step and every thought they’ve ever had. Could there be something more than this?

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
30/10/2020 to 31/10/2020
The Lowry Gallery

Days Like These is a new exhibition which shares the stories of Salford in 2020, using paintings, photographs, films and poetry contributed by some of the 245,000 residents of the city - from empty Salford streets and the joy of reuniting, to the impact on frontline workers and the challenges of being alone.  The exhibition wants to reflect the hopes and fears of everyone, then and now, and after you have seen the exhibition, we hope you contribute too.

Alongside is a new display of the best of Salford’s own LS Lowry – an artist known for his paintings of crowded city streets, and vast empty landscapes.

Together they open from 1 November 2020.
The exhibition forms part of the Spirit of Salford initiative – a scheme designed to celebrate the unique personality and pioneering spirit of Salford.

Booking details
• The Galleries will open on  Sunday 1 November and then for weekends only and booking is essential.
• Our opening hours will be 11-4 on Saturdays and Sundays.
• Social distancing measures are in place together with a one-way system
• Visits to the gallery will be via timed entry slots so please ensure you arrive on time (late comers may be declined entry)

• All tickets must be bought in advance and there is a  maximum number of 6 tickets per booking.

• All tickets within a particular group must be purchased by one booker and each group must consist of one household or support bubble.

• When you arrive at The Lowry temperature checks and security controls will be in place.

• Face coverings are mandatory at all times throughout the venue and entry will be denied if face coverings are not worn.

• No food or drink will be allowed into the galleries.

• Always follow instructions given by our staff as well as signage and notifications to ensure the safety of everyone in the building and maintain social distancing from all other households or support bubbles at all times.

Do not attend the venue and contact us immediately if you:
• believe you may be infected with COVID-19;
• have experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have been in close proximity to anyone who has experienced symptoms in the last 14 days;
• have arrived in England in the last 14 days and are not covered by the exemption rules relating to self-isolation; or
• have been instructed to self-isolate.

These measures are designed to keep everyone safe and ensure that everyone has a great time. Please respect our staff at all times as they implement these measures for everyone's wellbeing - and most importantly we hope you enjoy your visit!


Please take a look at our FAQs in advance of your visit. – www.thelowry.com/coronavirus

The Lowry Gallery, Salford
01/11/2020 to 28/03/2021
Rewrites: Sunshine

REWRITES (MINI MUSICALS SHOWCASE) 

Tue 10-Sat 15 Nov 7:30pm 

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 on stage with the performers. AND we are streaming these exciting new shows online through the stream.theatre platform alongside the famous NAMT new musical showcase in New York!  

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

·        SUNSHINE by Kath Haling, developed by Perfect Pitch 

·        A MOTHER’S SONG byFinn Anderson and Tania Azevedo 

·        IN CONCERT: UNFORTUNATE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF URSULA THE SEA WITCH by Fat Rascal 

SUNSHINE 

Live at The Lowry Tue 10 Nov at 7:30pm (limited capacity with social distancing in place) 
Watch online at steam.theatre from Wed 18 Nov (link to site)
 

A work-in-progress performance 

Writer - Kath Haling  

Director - Katharine Farmer  

Affirming and deeply moving, Sunshine  is a two-part dramatic musical monologue that tells the story of Matthew and Norah, two people transformed by a single moment in time. This work-in-progress presentation explores the humanity of grief, resilience and renewal.  

 

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
10/11/2020 19:30
Rewrites: A Mother’s Song

REWRITES (MINI MUSICALS SHOWCASE) 

Tue 10-Sat 15 Nov 7:30pm 

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 on stage with the performers. AND we are streaming these exciting new shows online through the stream.theatre platform alongside the famous NAMT new musical showcase in New York!  

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

·        SUNSHINE by Kath Haling, developed by Perfect Pitch 

·        A MOTHER’S SONG by Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo 

·        IN CONCERT: UNFORTUNATE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF URSULA THE SEA WITCH by Fat Rascal 

A MOTHER’S SONG 

Live at The Lowry – Thu 12 Nov at 7:30pm (limited capacity with social distancing in place) 
Watch online at steam.theatre from Mon 16 Nov (link to site)
 

A concert-style performance of extracts from the show 

Book - Finn Anderson & Tania Azevedo
Music & Lyrics - Finn Anderson
Director - Tania Azevedo

Three remarkable women at different times in history, all linked by bloodline, find connection through the traditional folk ballads passed down their family tree. These songs have traveled the globe, from Scotland, through Northern Ireland and into the Appalachian mountains. And in modern-day New York, Sarah's rediscovery of these songs and the family stories embedded within them, help guide her through life-changing events and decisions. Can Sarah maintain her identity as anindependent, queer woman in NYC, without abandoning the traditions of her childhood?  

A contemporary new musical with an original pop-folk score from award-winning composer Finn Anderson.

★★★★ 

hugely impressive in its exploration of complex themes… a musical of considerable depth and power… a beautiful and deeply personal work of theatre” 

(Broadway Baby) 

★★★★ 

as refreshing as it is heartbreaking… Finn Anderson’s creation is rare in that it allows its folk music to be more than pretty. It’s percussive, visceral, and passionate… an important show” 

(Musical Theatre Review) 

 

Created by Off West End award-winning team Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo. 

 

A Mother's Song was originally commissioned by the American Music Theatre Project and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since then is has been developed further through a 4-week residency in Chicago with American Music Theatre Project.  

Finn Anderson 

Finn is a writer, composer and singer-songwriter,working throughout the UK and internationally. He has created four award-nominated musicals and is the 2020 recipient of the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme. Most recently Finn co-created award-winning Edinburgh Fringe hit Islander  which is currently in development for productions in Poland, Korea, Australia and the USA, as well as a radio adaptation with BBC Radio 4. Other projects include a short online musical for National Theatre of Scotland/BBC, and a new Scottish-Brazilian musical created with acclaimed Brazilian songwriter Siba. He has created music for many of the UK’s leading theatre artists, companies and venues. His debut solo album ‘Until the Light’  was released in 2019.  

Tania Azevedo 

Tania is a critically acclaimed Portuguese-Australian director, dramaturg and theatre maker. Whilst maintaining a commitment to theatre that entertains, Tania aims to develop pieces that strive for social change. Tania's work has been presented in theatres across the UK and internationally including National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal StratfordEast, The Other Palace, The Hope Mill Theatre, Theatre 503, King's Head, The Citizens Theatre, The Union Theatre, The VAULTS, The Bunker, and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 

 

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
12/11/2020 19:30
Rewrites: Unfortunate - A Concert

REWRITES (MINI MUSICALS SHOWCASE) 

Tue 10-Sat 15 Nov 7:30pm 

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 on stage with the performers. AND we are streaming these exciting new shows online through the stream.theatre platform alongside the famous NAMT new musical showcase in New York!  

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

·        SUNSHINE by Kath Haling, developed by Perfect Pitch 

·        A MOTHER’S SONG byFinn Anderson and Tania Azevedo 

·        IN CONCERT: UNFORTUNATE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF URSULA THE SEA WITCH by Fat Rascal 

IN CONCERT - UNFORTUNATE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF URSULA THE SEA WITCH  

Live at The Lowry – Fri 13 & Sat 14 Nov at 7:30pm (limited capacity with social distancing in place) 
Watch online at steam.theatre from Tue 17 Nov (link to site)
 

A concert-style performance of the full show 

by Fat Rascal Theatre 

Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-sizeicon. But who is the woman behind the tentacles? From the multi-award winning Fat Rascal Theatre and fresh from complete sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe comes the untold story of Ursula the sea witch in concert. It’s time to take the plunge as Fat Rascal reveal what really happened under the sea, in a tell-all tale of sex, sorcery and suckers. A musical parody. 

 

★★★★★ “Damn near perfection” – Theatre Weekly 

★★★★★ “A must see – ready for the West End” – Fringe Review 

★★★★★ “Does to The Little Mermaid  what Wicked  did to TheWizard of Oz” – Musical Theatre Musings 

★★★★★ “A mic-drop achievement” – The Spy in the Stalls 

★★★★★ Deadline News 

★★★★★ Musical Theatre Review 

★★★★★ Broadway Baby 

★★★★★ScotsGay 

★★★★★The Student 

★★★★★ Sincerely Amy 

★★★★★Within Her Words 

★★★★★ Mind The Blog 

★★★★★Corr Blimey Blog 

★★★★Across The Arts 

★★★★ Miro Magazine 

★★★★ Broadway World 

★★★★ Young Perspective 

★★★★ Musica lManda 

 

 

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
13/11/2020 to 14/11/2020
Paul and the Vacations: Name Badge

'Hey Ray,


Hope you’re well. I think there are some crossed wires here, as per my last email (attached) ‘Name Badge’ is a sketch show based around working in an office. It has nothing to do with the fact that Steve on security didn’t let me into the building last week for not having my name badge. (Even though I bring it in every day)
 
Also Matt informs me that the print font for the poster is in Times New Roman, not Courier New, like I requested. I thought we were all on the same page about this?
 
Hope you don’t mind, but I’ve Cc’d in the audience,
 
Going forward, let me know what we can do to make sure you don’t have these misunderstandings in the future.

Regards,
 
The Producer'

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
18/11/2020 20:00
Unfamiliar at Home

Unfamiliar at Home by Victor Esses and Yorgos Petrou

What is a family? Where does it come from? Can we make our own?

Victor and Yorgos recently made some big plans, and they don’t know if they are ready for them. One is to create a performance together, the other is to have a baby…
 
An adaptation of their piece Unfamiliar, Unfamiliar at Home is performed in the artists’ home, on Zoom. This tender autobiographical performance combines text, movement and found objects to explore family, wanting children and being queer today. What do we need to do to live the life we always wanted?
 
Nominated for LUKAS Awards 2019 and shortlisted for Zealous Stories: Performance Prize.
Frank, intimate, layered and highly emotional - Camden New Journal
Inspiring - The Protagonist Magazine
 
Developed at Battersea Arts Centre, The Pleasance, The Marlborough, Applecart Arts and Finnish Institute London. It was selected by Brighton Dome's The Works where it received dramaturgical support, scratched at The Basement and Barbican Centre as part of Fertility Fest. It is kindly supported by Arts Council England and High Commission of Cyprus in the UK.
 
Victor Esses is a theatre and performance maker and a live artist. He is interested in participation, autobiographical material, storytelling and multimedia as ways to investigate belonging, human connection, and overcoming. He is Associate Artist to CASA Festival. Performance/Maker credits include Where to Belong (Rich Mix, Summerhall, UK tour, shortlisted for Emerge Performance Prize and Sit Up Awards), Sound of Us (Vilnius, Tallin Larp Festival, Theatre Deli), Dis Place (CPT, Arts Admin, Latitude Festival) and Codependently Yours (Arcola Theatre, VFD, Albany, ACE supported). Directing includes: Venus Flytrap (Theatre503, performed by Jonny Woo), Tapped Out! (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Assault (Old Red Lion Theatre) and The Last Days of Gilda (Arcola Theatre, shortlisted for Brazil Focus Award. Performing includes: Tunguska Event – History Marches on a Table (Whitechapel Gallery), Trojan Horse, Rainbow Flag (film by artist Ian Giles) and Faraway, So Close (Old Fire Station).
 
Yorgos Petrou is a visual artist who works with photography, video, sculpture, and performance. His practice examines the human body physically, emotionally, and politically and how it can become a site of individuality and empowerment, trauma and dichotomy. Shows include Bloomberg New Contemporaries ICA, London; Royal Society Summer Exhibition at Southbank Centre, supported by the Wellcome Trust; Identalterity, 5th Biennale of Thessaloniki; Freud and Eros, Freud Museum London; Shorts at Oxford, Modern Art Oxford; Jonny, Insitu Space for Contemporary Art Berlin; Wolstenholme Creative Space, Independents Liverpool Biennial; Motherless Beautiful, British Museum London; Planétes, Cultural Capital of Europe Pafos; Pivo Research, Pivo São Paulo; Unfamiliar, The Pitt Barbican Centre London and Battersea Arts Centre London; Occupy and Echo (a stage), Reading Room Melbourne. 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
20/11/2020 20:00
MARVELus
We’re delighted to present the world’s premier nerd-culture comedy double-act, The Just Us League, with their smash hit show MARVELus: All the MARVEL Movies…Kind Of

Squeezing (almost) all the MARVEL movies into an action-packed evening of laughs, their short punchy sketches and high-energy style will delight the whole spectrum of MARVEL fans; from those that have seen just one movie to mega-aficionados who know the franchise inside out.  It’s weapons-free comedy that takes no prisoners.
Like your super-hero movies?  You’ll love this.

Direct from sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a critically acclaimed, award-nominated tour of Australia and New Zealand, The Just Us League, are bringing their incredible MARVEL-based comedy show to venues across the UK in Autumn 2020.

www.thejustusleague.co.uk

@JULcomedy
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
21/11/2020 20:00
SIX
Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out London smash hit ‘SIX’ is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over!

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Think you know the rhyme, think again….

Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!

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You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
27/11/2020 to 10/01/2021
The Gruffalo

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood…

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

Get a sneak preview at gruffalolive.com

The Gruffalo © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 1999 – Macmillan Children’s Books

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
12/12/2020 to 10/01/2021
Adam Kay - The Nightshift Before Christmas
Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... but 1.4 million NHS staff are heading off to work. Following the million-selling success of This Is Going To Hurt, Adam Kay delves back into his diaries for a hilarious peek behind the blue curtain at Christmastime.

Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas is a love letter to all those who spend their festive season on the front line, removing babies and baubles from the various places they get stuck, at the most wonderful time of the year. This heart-warming and hilarious live show mixes highlights from the book with Kay’s award-winning stand-up comedy and exclusive new content.


Praise for Adam's live work:

"Blissfully brilliant" ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

"Electrifying" ★★★★ Guardian

“Hilarious and heartbreaking” Charlie Brooker

"This made me very, very happy" Stephen Fry


www.adamkay.co.uk



The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/12/2020 20:00
C-O-N-T-A-C-T (Central Manchester)

★★★★
‘Delightful. An inspired piece of theatre’
The Guardian

Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions join forces with The Lowry to bring the critically acclaimed live production of C-O-N-T-A-C-T, to two new outdoor locations in Salford and Manchester from January next year.

A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive theatre experience.

After taking the streets of Paris and London by storm with sell-out performances,
C-O-N-T-A-C-T now journeys north to the streets of Salford and Manchester.
Become totally immersed in the world of our characters for 50 remarkable minutes, as you plug into this joyous, poetic and liberating experience, literally. Delivered via an app created especially for this exciting new show, you will be swept-away by state-of- the-art 3D sound design as you use your smartphone and headphones to navigate the performance. Walk the path with the performers and share their sensations and thoughts, as the action unfolds before your eyes.
This ‘charming’ (Time Out), ‘gripping’ (The Guardian) and ‘magical’ (The Arts Desk) production pushes the boundaries of what live theatre can achieve, allowing us to redefine what ‘performance’ means to us, and ultimately encouraging us to fall in love with theatre all over again.

‘A tantalising vision of a new kind of theatre’
The Times

Limited outdoor season in Salford and Manchester from 19 January for 6 weeks only. Limited spaces available, book now!

This event takes place in Central Manchester
19/01/2021 to 28/02/2021
C-O-N-T-A-C-T (Media City)

★★★★
‘Delightful. An inspired piece of theatre’
The Guardian

Aria Entertainment and WEF Productions join forces with The Lowry to bring the critically acclaimed live production of C-O-N-T-A-C-T, to two new outdoor locations in Salford and Manchester from January next year.

A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? Dive into her mind in this unique sensory and immersive theatre experience.

After taking the streets of Paris and London by storm with sell-out performances,
C-O-N-T-A-C-T now journeys north to the streets of Salford and Manchester.
Become totally immersed in the world of our characters for 50 remarkable minutes, as you plug into this joyous, poetic and liberating experience, literally. Delivered via an app created especially for this exciting new show, you will be swept-away by state-of- the-art 3D sound design as you use your smartphone and headphones to navigate the performance. Walk the path with the performers and share their sensations and thoughts, as the action unfolds before your eyes.
This ‘charming’ (Time Out), ‘gripping’ (The Guardian) and ‘magical’ (The Arts Desk) production pushes the boundaries of what live theatre can achieve, allowing us to redefine what ‘performance’ means to us, and ultimately encouraging us to fall in love with theatre all over again.

‘A tantalising vision of a new kind of theatre’
The Times

Limited outdoor season in Salford and Manchester from 19 January for 6 weeks only. Limited spaces available, book now!

This event takes place at Media City
19/01/2021 to 28/02/2021
Jon Courtenay

Comedian and musician Jon Courtenay is the first ever GoldenBuzzer act to win Britain’s Got Talent.

 

Long before triumphing in the 2020 final, Jonwas a powerhouse live performer with decades of experience touring the world. Becomepart of Jon’s journey of a lifetime where you will roar with laughter, maybeshed a few tears and definitely be inspired by his music and the hilarioustales of his family, relationships and life on tour. With a soundtrackincluding all his Britain’s Got Talent songs and music spanning the classics torock n roll, you are guaranteed a rip-roaring night of music andcomedy. This will be a night to remember!

 

A real winner.” Ant and Dec

 

“It’s funny, it’s touching, it’s unique to you…thatwas unbelievable.”  David Walliams

 

“I think this is one of the best Golden Buzzers we’veever had on the show.”  Amanda Holden

 

“It was magical and done so simply. it made me feel warminside. You nailed it my friend. You ticked every single box.”  Alesha Dixon

 

“It was just a wonderful audition. You are someone who has workedhard for years and needs a break and I’m sure you will get a huge reaction fromthis, I promise you.” Simon Cowell

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
22/01/2021 20:00
Whistle Stop Opera - Cinderella

The much-loved fairy tale, but not quite as you know it...

Cinderella spends her days scrubbing the floors, dreaming of a better life. The prince spends his looking out of the palace windows, dreaming of the perfect companion. Until fate intervenes, the two meet and the rest is history...

Join Opera North this festive season for a magical whistle stop tour of Cinderella, it’s the perfect chance to experience the charm of opera whatever your age! The production will be performed indoors and features a cast of three professional opera singers and an accordionist.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
23/01/2021
An Evening With Paul Scholes
A evening with one the greatest to ever play the beautiful game but don't just take our word for it, here is what other legends had to say about Paul Scholes......

Pele:
"If he was playing with me, I would have scored so many more."

Zinedine Zidane:
"My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder."

Luis Figo:
"I’m star-struck when I see Paul Scholes because you never see him. On the pitch you can’t catch him. Off the pitch he disappears."

Edgar Davids:
"I’m not the best, Paul Scholes is."

Xavi:
"In the last 15 to 20 years the best central midfielder that I have seen – the most complete – is Scholes. I have spoken with Xabi Alonso about this many times. Scholes is a spectacular player who has everything. He can play the final pass, he can score, he is strong, he never gets knocked off the ball and he doesn’t give possession away. If he had been Spanish then maybe he would have been valued more."

Patrick Vieira:
"The player in the Premiership I admire most? Easy – Scholes."

Roy Keane:
"An amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being."

Laurent Blanc:
"I tell anyone who asks me – Scholes is the best English player."

Thierry Henry:
"I can’t understand why Scholes has never won the player of the year award. He should have won it long ago. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t seek the limelight like some of the other ‘stars’."


This exclusive show will see a LIVE & UNSCRIPTED 2 part interview, reminiscing about those glorious football memories and get an real life insight to the behind the scenes at the clubs he has played for. Who knows what will happen when Paul Scholes hits the stage to give you ‘off the camera’ life and career stories.
Some fans will have the opportunity to meet Paul before the show for a meet and greet which includes a Q&A and the chance to bring your own to be signed. (Paintings excluded)
Gold Ticket holders will be able to have a photo with Paul Scholes during a pre show photo session
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/01/2021 20:00
Dave Spikey

Funny things happen all the time. Normal events don’t catch the eye but Dave’s special radar instinctively draws him to the small out-of-the-ordinary events and conversations that wash over most of us and pass us by. Once identified, he applies his unique style of exaggerating and elaborating them whilst reminding us that we too have not only witnessed them, it’s probably happened to us! It’s this added dimension, this comedy of association that elevates the event to laugh-out-loud funny.

No wonder Time Out magazine said of him, “Not only a very funny comedian but one of the finest raconteurs around.”  

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/01/2021 20:00
Dave Spikey - A Funny Thing Happened
Funny things happen all the time. Normal events don’t catch the eye but Dave’s special radar instinctively draws him to the small out-of-the-ordinary events and conversations that wash over most of us and pass us by. Once identified, he applies his unique style of exaggerating and elaborating them whilst reminding us that we too have not only witnessed them, it’s probably happened to us! It’s this added dimension, this comedy of association that elevates the event to laugh-out-loud funny.

No wonder Time Out magazine said of him, “Not only a very funny comedian but one of the finest raconteurs around.”   


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/01/2021 20:00
An Evening with Kevin and Joanne Clifton
An Evening with Kevin & Joanne Clifton for a socially distanced audience.

Join Strictly Come Dancing Champion siblings, KEVIN and JOANNE CLIFTON for ‘An Evening with Kevin & Joanne Clifton’.

An intimate show produced for a socially distanced audience, the talented siblings will sing songs from their CD, tell stories of their dancing lives and perform some of
your favourite Ballroom and Latin dances with their professional dance partners.

Due to scheduling, this will be the only chance to catch the successful brother and sister duo on tour together.

Join Kevin and Joanne for a lovely evening of song, dance and dancing memories!

This production is suitable for a socially distanced audience and is being created and toured with the audience, theatre staff, cast and crew safety at the forefront. 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
31/01/2021
Russell Kane and Friends

Multi-awardwinning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane isbest known for the BBC Sounds podcast, Evil Genius which has become a flagshipshow and was the best performing original podcast on the platform. Russell’sother podcast Boy’s Don’t Cry also features regularly on the iTunes top chartsfor listened to podcasts and will return with a new series later thisyear. 



RecentTV appearances include The Apprentice You’re Fired, The One Show, AntiquesRoadtrip, Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three seriesof Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include Live At TheApollo, Unzipped, Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity...GetMe Out of Here Now. 



Winnerof Best Show in 2010 at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, Russell went on to makehistory as the first comedian to win both the EdinburghAward and Melbourne Comedy Festival’s Barry Award in one year.



Followingthe success of his sell-out tour The Fast and The Curious throughoutUK and Ireland, Russell has extended it far into 2020.  As ever, Russellalso continues to provide his ever-popular topical onlinerants ‘Kaneings’.

 

 SUPPORTINGACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/02/2021 20:00
Nabil Abdul Rashid

Nabil Abdul Rashid is a finalist and Alesha Dixon’sGolden Buzzer act on the 2020 series of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, and will beheading out on his debut UK tour in 2021.

Comedically Nabil is all things to allpeople. Part artist, part entertainer and completely hilarious, Nabil has beenhailed for his energetic delivery and stage presence as well as his brilliantlywritten material which allows him to make even the darkest subjects hilarious.His unique take on social issues from the quirks of day to day life, tocultures, history and geopolitics as well as his relaxed but precise style ofdelivery makes his stand up a wonder to behold. 

 

Nabil has made several media appearancesas a comedian and social commentator on ITV, BBC2, BBC3, BBC Asian Network, Channel4, Al Jazeera English, Islam Channel and British Muslim TV. He has also touredacross Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

 
“You’re charismatic and I loved it, absolutely loved it. You are a breath of fresh air.” Alesha Dixon

“The writing is perfect, the delivery is perfect.” David Walliams

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/02/2021 20:00
The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance

Britain’s Got Talent 2020 finalist, comedian, juggler and variety star Steve Royle takes his Royle Variety Performance on the road for a fun-filled evening for all the family.
 

Steve spent many years supporting the likes of Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Mick Miller, Roy Walker and The Lancashire Hotpots on tour. He is a regular television ‘warm-up’ for programs such as "The Rob Brydon Show", "A Question Of Sport", "Mastermind", "The Price is Right" and has several television appearances to his credit including "Phoenix Nights", "Max And Paddy's Road To Nowhere", "Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor...", and despite being one of the North West's healthiest males, a medical insurance commercial for "Medicash". He was also featured on the Granada Programme "Behind The Scenes" and "That's Entertainment" (with Cannon and Ball) and was voted "Entertainer of the Year" at the inaugural Red Rose Awards.

“You’re naturally funny, end-of-the-pier British which is what I like.” Simon Cowell

“You’re the heart and soul of [Britain’s Got Talent] because you come out and make everyone smile.” Alesha Dixon

“I adored this act, it felt fresh and it felt polished.” Amanda Holden

“A Brilliant Comedian.” Peter Kay (in his autobiography "Saturday Night Peter")

“Fantastic...should be a star!” Dave Spikey (in his autobiography "Under the Microscope")

“a comedy masterclass!” The Stage

 

Britain’s Got Talent clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93iMrKkloy0

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/02/2021 20:00
Ross Noble - Humournoid

What happens when pure comedy takes human form?
What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up?
Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it. 
 
Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide Ltd
Recommended 15+
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
07/02/2021 20:00
Frank Skinner: Showbiz
Following a sold out five-week run at the West End’s Garrick Theatre and having sold out here last autumn, comedy legend Frank Skinner is returning to The Lowry with his critically acclaimed stand-up show Showbiz.
 
Prior to his west end triumph, the last twelve months have seen Frank perform sold-out runs at London’s Leicester Square Theatre, the Edinburgh fringe, and a 45-date national UK tour, making Showbiz the must-see comedy event of the year.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
20/02/2021 19:30
Josie Long
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and very-hard-to-pin-down-indie-underdog-nightmare Josie Long is back with a brand new show after a brief hiatus, during which she had a baby and so on.

How do you bring someone into a world that everyone keeps telling you is ending? This show is about the mind-bending intensity of new motherhood, but mostly about kindness, gentleness, and joy - all in all, the edgiest thing you will see this year. The aim is for you to come out of it feeling optimistic about the future, although that is a big ask. At the very least there will be some really silly voices in it, and that’s not nothing.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/02/2021 20:00
Craig Revel Horwood - All Balls and Glitter
So Comedy & Broken Robot Productions by arrangement with Gavin Barker Associates presents
 
CRAIG REVEL HORWOOD – THE ALL BALLS AND GLITTER TOUR
 
The star of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing is taking to the road with his debut solo tour! Join Craig as he talks about his life from Australia to the West End to Strictly, reveals a wealth of backstage gossip with his trademark wit and candour, and gives a very special performance of some of the music which has been the soundtrack to his career. Book now for a fabulous evening of entertainment!      
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/02/2021 19:30
Birmingham Royal Ballet - Cinderella
Sir David Bintley’s enchanting fairy tale is a glorious celebration of ballet, with breathtaking scenery and costumes by the designer of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s famous Nutcracker.
Cinderella’s life with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters is one of drudgery and hardship until the evening of an extravagant party at the palace. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, she’s the centre of attention when she arrives at the ball in a magical coach, wearing a gorgeous gown. Cinderella captures every imagination with it's sure-fire mix of wonderful dance, spectacular scenery, and a cast of characters that includes mice, lizards and even a dancing frog.


CHOREOGRAPHY: DAVID BINTLEY
MUSIC: SERGEI PROKOFIEV
DESIGNS: JOHN F. MACFARLANE
LIGHTING: DAVID A. FINN
LIVE MUSIC: ROYAL BALLET SINFONIA
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/03/2021 to 06/03/2021
Ivo Graham
The time for faff is over: has Big Daddy Graham got the skillz (anecdotes/banter/topical asides) to pay da billz (gas/water/electric)? More hilariously anxious blather from one of the most hilariously anxious blatherers in the business.
 
Most recently nominated for Dave’s Edinburgh Comedy Award after a sell-out run at the 2019 Fringe Festival. Also spotted on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week, Live from the BBC, Cats Does Countdown, Richard Osman's House of Games, Roast Battle, Hypothetical, The Stand Up Sketch Show, The Now Show, Fighting Talk.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
12/03/2021 20:00
Magical Bones - Black Magic

Broken Robot Productions presents

 

MAGICAL BONES: BLACK MAGIC

 

The Britain’s Got Talent finalist is hitting the road ashis much-anticipated debut UK tour continues in Spring 2021. Join one of themost explosive names in street magic today as he effortlessly combines intricate sleight of hand with jaw dropping break-dance moves in one of themost awe-inspiring show’s you’ll see this year.

 

In addition to wowing the nation on BGT, Bones has also been entertaining international audiences with appearances on US television’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, as well as having a critically acclaimed and totally sold out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His other credits include international stagehit Impossible, BBC1’s BAFTA Awards, ITV1’s This Morning and Sky’s Around The World In 80 Tricks.

 

‘A dazzling evening full of imagination and flair’

The Guardian

 

‘What is happening on stage really is magic’

The Telegraph

 

‘Magical Bones performance is stunning’

Evening Standard

 

 'Magical Bones boggled our minds'

Official London Theatre

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
13/03/2021 20:00
Fascinating Aida
David Johnson & John Mackay present  
FASCINATING AÏDA
They’re back at last!

Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman are heading out on tour.

With a selection of old favourites, songs you haven’t heard before and some you wish you’d never heard in the first place. The songs are hilarious and topical - the glamour is unstoppable.

With three Olivier Award nominations and over 25 million YouTube and Facebook hits for Cheap Flights and their incredibly rude Christmas song how can you possibly miss them?
 
“Cabaret Heaven” ★★★★★ Metro

“Outrageous... seductive” ★★★★ Guardian

“I can’t recommend this show highly enough” ★★★★★ Mail on Sunday

“Hilarious” ★★★★ Telegraph

“Engages the brain as well as the funny-bone” ★★★★★ Times

Age guidance: 14+

Show running time: approx. 2 hours including interval
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
14/03/2021 to 16/05/2021
Paul McCaffrey - Lemon
As seen on Live At The Apollo.
 
In this hilarious new stand up show, McCaffrey struggles to get to grips with technology, being spied on by the Chinese, idiotic self-help books and setting fire to his oven gloves. The man is an absolute Lemon, funny though.
 
Most recently Paul has performed to over half a million people in supporting Kevin Bridges and Sean Lock on nationwide tours.

Star of Live At The Apollo, BBC3’s Impractical Jokers and Russell Howard’s Good News, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central. An accomplished radio presenter and guest, Paul has recently been heard on: talkSPORT, Absolute’s The Alternative Vote and Rob Beckett’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Football and BBC Radio 2’s Russell Kane’s Whistlestop Tour
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
14/03/2021 20:00
Clive Anderson
The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back takes to the road with his much-anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare's greatest tragedy.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/03/2021 20:00
Levantes Dance Theatre: The Band & Audition

THE COMPANY

Levantes Dance Theatre have a constant enthusiasm for fusing artistic disciplines and indulging in vibrant aesthetics. Our work is inclusive and exploratory with a focus on visuals and movement.

The company was formed to create bold, bright and visually striking performance. We work with a number of exceptional collaborators on each new project. We make bold, bright and beautiful performance for audiences of all ages.

Levantes’ practice is made of three interconnecting stands:

  • We make daring performance, laced with humour, for black box theatre spaces that transcends dance, theatre and circus conventions to offer new and intriguing experiences for audiences.
  • We make charming and peculiar public intervention performance in the form of bite sized canapé routines; visual pieces of play that interact closely with audiences at festivals and outdoor events.
  • The third element of our work is the fantastic education and skills development opportunities that we provide for communities, families, university students, young creatives and artistic professionals.

All strands collectively develop the company’s connection with audiences who are seeking something delectably different from the norm.

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
23/03/2021 20:00
Ruthie Henshall
Ruthie Henshall is back in the UK with a new intimate show In My Life which plays an exclusive three-city tour in April 2020. 

In My Life premiered at the Sydney Opera House in June 2019 and went on to tour Australia playing to packed houses and a slew of five-star, rave reviews.

This new intimate show is a rare opportunity to see this dazzling star up close and personal, reinterpreting highlights from her acclaimed career as well as exploring the work of other iconic artists from Stephen Sondheim and Carole King to Victoria Wood and The Beatles. Ruthie is accompanied by her musical director, Paul Schofield, on piano.

Ruthie Henshall is one of the most celebrated stars in the history of the West End. Her multi-award winning career has seen her star in the most popular musicals of the past thirty years in the West End and on Broadway from her iconic appearance as Fantine in Les Misérables (including the tenth anniversary concert) to her Olivier Award nominated performances in Crazy For You, She Loves Me (winner), Peggy Sue Got Married, Marguerite and Chicago.  Ruthie’s other credits include Cats, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, A Chorus Line, Putting It Together, Billy Elliot (including the world-wide cinema release) and her legendary appearance as both Roxie and Velma in Chicago in the West End and on Broadway. She recently starred as Mama Morton in Chicago, making her the only British actress to play all three female leads in the show. Ruthie has enjoyed tremendous success in plays, in concert and on television, including her stint as a judge on Dancing on Ice. Her recordings include four solo albums and numerous cast recordings.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/03/2021 20:00
Groan Ups
Direct from the West End, following their smash hit success with The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery and Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the multi award-winning Mischief Theatre return to The Lowry with a brand new comedy about growing up. 

Do we choose who we become?

Is the story of our lives already written?

Do we ever really grow up?

Follow an unruly classroom of six year-olds on their journey through anarchic high school teenagers to the the challenges of adulthood. 

Bag your tickets early. This is a lesson not to be skipped!
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/03/2021 to 03/04/2021
Any Suggestions Doctor
Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody
 
The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is landing near you! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, incredible props & set and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers. Travel on an adventure everyone can enjoy made entirely from your suggestions. Allons-y!
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
04/04/2021 19:30
Ralph McTell
Ralph McTell is touring his new album ‘Hill of Beans’.  Produced by the legendary Tony Visconti, it is Ralph’s first album of original material for 9 years.  The performance will feature plenty of songs from his 50+ year career in addition to showcasing some of his most recent work.  A singer songwriter of international acclaim who has played across the world, McTell brings his exquisite songwriting to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories.  His spellbinding songs and wry humourous anecdotes take the audience from his buskers days in Paris, to concert halls in Australia and America and through the Streets of London.
 
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/04/2021 19:30
Phil Wang
Philly Philly Wang Wang
THE 2019 EDINBURGH FRINGE SELL-OUT HIT

Following a sell-out 2018 tour,and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance,Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show.

Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell!

As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apolloand Netflix.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/04/2021 20:00
Dial M for Murder

THE GENRE-DEFINING THRILLER FOR ALL TIME.

Can you ever get away with the perfect crime?

A brand-new production of the blueprint for the modern thriller, Dial M for Murder is back.

TV and Stage favourite, Tom Chambers, (Top Hat, Strictly) stars as the charismatic and manipulative Tony Wendice, a jaded ex-tennis pro who has given it all up for his wife Sheila. When he discovers she has been unfaithful his mind turns to revenge and the pursuit of the ‘perfect crime’.
Made famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s world-renowned film of 1950, the iconic Dial M for Murder will leave you spellbound as Tony becomes more tangled in the web of his own making. The ultimate masterclass in suspense is guaranteed to entwine you with its spine-chilling twists and turns.
Dial M for Murder is the definitive seat gripping drama that is not the be missed!

The Lyric, The Lowry, Salford
06/04/2021 to 10/04/2021
Everybody's Talking About Jamie
WINNER!
Best New Musical
Whats On Stage Awards, London
 
The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical comes to The Lowry.
Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed!

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand-new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
06/04/2021 to 17/04/2021
Yotam Ottolenghi - A Life in Flavour
An exclusive opportunity to hear directly from Ottolenghi himself about his life in flavour, and find inspiration for your own cooking.

Is flavour at the heart of your cooking? Do you dream of taking your food to the next level? Then don’t miss this chance to hear from chef and cookery writer Yotam Ottolenghi as he discusses the tastes, ingredients, and flavours that excite him, and how he has created a career from cooking.
 
Sharing his experience as a chef, restaurateur and food writer, Ottolenghi will offer unique insights into how flavour is dialled up and why it works – from basic pairings that are fundamental to taste, to cooking methods that elevate ingredients to great heights. He will also discuss his life and career, from how his upbringing has influenced his food, to opening six delis and restaurants in London.
 
Don’t miss your chance to purchase a copy of Yotam Ottolenghi’s new book Ottolenghi Flavour with your ticket for £20 (RRP £26). Yotam will be signing copies after the event.
 
Yotam Ottolenghi is a cookery writer and chef-patron of the Ottolenghi delis, NOPI and ROVI restaurants. He writes a weekly column in The Guardian’s Feast Magazine, a monthly column in The New Yorker and has published seven bestselling cookbooks: Plenty and Plenty More (his collection of vegetarian recipes); Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and Jerusalem co-authored with Sami Tamimi; and NOPI: The Cookbook with Ramael Scully. Sweet, with Helen Goh, is his baking and desserts cookbook. His 2018 award-winning book is Ottolenghi Simple, with Tara Wigley and Esme Howarth.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/04/2021 19:30
Simon Evans - The Work of the Devil
Simon Evans’ last show, Genius 2.0 (***** “A Masterclass” The Scotsman) provided an hilarious analysis of the departure of any visible sign of intelligence from modern life. But his new show raises the stakes, with his usual excoriating views of a world on fire given a perspective shift from personal revelations that turned his world upside down this year. 

Simon Evans is the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth & Simon Evans Goes To Market. Simon has made appearances on This Week, Question Time, Celebrity Mastermind, Pointless Celebrities and Mastermind The Professionals

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
13/04/2021 20:00
Andy Parsons – Healing The Nation

BORIS JOHNSON replaces Theresa May as PM. Show REWRITTEN.

The 2019 GENERAL ELECTION happens. Show REWRITTEN again.

COVID-19 arrives – show REWRITTEN for the third time.

So the 2019/2020 HEALING THE NATION TOUR has become the 2019/2020/2021 HEALING THE NATION TOUR, and as the tour has gone on, there’s been less and less healing and more and more of the opposite. Admittedly, I could have changed the title but it still seemed strangely appropriate - and some of the gigs have been rescheduled so it would prove confusingto existing ticket holders if the ticket said “HEALING THE NATION” but the show was now called “MY LIFE IN BALLET”.

So, we have the serially rewritten HEALING THE NATION TOUR 2019/2020 now EXTENDED INTO 2021, not so much due to POPULAR DEMAND but more lack of OPEN VENUES. And with NEGATIVE POWERS OF HEALING. Yet this latest, very new version of the show is my FAVOURITE so far.

  

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/04/2021 20:00
An Evening With Ryan Giggs

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs is coming back to The Lowry, Salford in April for a special event.

The Lowry, Salford is set to host An Evening With Ryan Giggs on 15th April which will see him do a live on-stage interview with Pete Graves
Fans will also get the opportunity to meet him in person before the event

Promoters said: "As far as Manchester United legends go, Ryan Giggs is by far the most decorated footballer in their history having won over 30 trophies including a record 13 premier League Titles and two European Cups as well as having countless individual accolades and records to his name.

"Ryan Giggs was and still remains a fans favourite of the modern era and they still sing his name near on every game. For Manchester United fans the sheer thought of him running past defenders and scoring incredible solo goals still puts the hairs up on the back of their necks as they remember Giggs was one of the most exciting players of his generation and a rare talent for which they may never see the likes of again.

"Who knows what to expect when the Welsh-wizard Ryan Giggs takes to the stage for an extremely rare public appearance and interview about his illustrious career.

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/04/2021 19:30
Jen Brister
Brister has it all: a wife, kids, a house and a job she loves (sometimes) so what the hell is she moaning about? Join Jen as she takes an irreverent look at the often controversial subject of 'privilege'. Who has it? Who doesn't? And why does no one like to admit they have any?
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
20/04/2021 20:00
Titania McGrath
Feelings don’t care about your facts…

Titania McGrath is a world-renowned millennial icon and radical intersectionalist poet committed to feminism, social justice and armed peaceful protest, and she’s coming to show you – yes, YOU – why you are wrong about everything!

MXINFESTO takes the form of a confrontational lecture in which Titania guides her audience through the, often bewildering, array of terminology and concepts that constitute 21stcentury “wokeness”. New words such as “manterrupting”, “microaggressions” and “heteronormativity” often leave the general public bemused, particularly if they don’t read the Guardian.

Having conquered the world of social media, Titania is now generously bestowing her wisdom onto a live audience. Her step-by-step guide will enable her audience to become the woke people they need to be in an increasingly progressive world. In a non-patronising manner, Titania will explain where exactly they are going wrong and how to be more like her. 
 
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
21/04/2021 20:00
Iain Stirling
Iain Stirling (Love Island and Taskmaster) is taking his ‘extremely funny’ (Telegraph) comedy back on the road for his biggest ever nationwide tour, following his 2018 sell-out smash U OK HUN? x.

Do you ever wonder how people manage to be normal? Iain does. So much so he’s written a brand new stand-up show about it. Join the ‘star of comedy’ (The i) as he explores his inability to function in the most basic of public settings, social media’s constant pressure to “live your best life” and that one time a man stole his shoes.

Having sold out his Edinburgh fringe run in advance for the second time, Iain can currently be seen on our screens hosting the third series of hit comedy gameshow Iain Stirling’s CelebAbility (ITV2). He recently starred in his own Comedy Central Live special which launched the latest series and has also been seen on The Comedy Bus, Drunk Historyand Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central(all Comedy Central), Virtually Famous(E4), Russell Howard's Good Newsand Sweat the Small Stuff(both BBC Three) and Fake Reactionand Safe Word(both ITV2)

 

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/04/2021 to 16/10/2021
Ladykiller
A hotel room, a chambermaid and a dead woman. It’s not what it looks like, really, it’s not. It was self-defence... and anyway the woman was asking for it.

The chambermaid considers herself to be a pretty normal person; she reads books. She pretended to read the party manifestos at the General Election. She’s even read The Psychopath Test and she’s pretty sure she’s not one so...

After rave reviews and sold out shows at Edinburgh Fringe 2018 and Vault Festival 2019, Ladykiller is a blood- soaked morality tale about victimhood, power and flipping the gender rule book on psychopathy. Charting one woman’s journey from violent oppression to bloody revolution, it is the (gruesome) quintessential jet-black comedy for the age of the gig economy.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
22/04/2021 to 23/04/2021
Laura Lexx: Knee Jerk
Star of Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Hypothetical (Dave) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central), 'tour-de-force’ ★★★★ (Telegraph) Laura Lexx shines a light on how hard it is to be a good person these days. Why don’t we just leave each other alone and get on with the big stuff? 
 
Following a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe which earned her a prestigious Comedian's Choice Award for the second year in a row, Lexx has a laugh with society's big issues: social media, mental health, climate change and conceiving...but come for the jokes, not answers.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
24/04/2021 20:00
Oti Mabuse - I Am Here

Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion OTIMABUSE is creating a show like no other in 2021.

 

Prepare for a night ofelectrifying choreography as Oti is joined by some of the world’s greatestdancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

 

OTI MABUSE - I AM HERE is a whirlwind celebration of the influences andinspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa tofollowing her dream. From mesmerising Jives and pumping Sambas to SouthAfrica’s exhilarating Kwaito, this is an explosive night of dance and musicthat will set your heart racing.

29/04/2021 19:30
In The Night Garden
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The Lowry Theatre, Salford
01/05/2021 to 02/05/2021
Michael Spicer: The Room Next Tour

Michael Spicer is a comedy writer, actor, director and the creator of the internet sensation, The Room Next Door, which in 2020 made its American debut on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

He has produced over 100 sketches and short films via YouTube and Twitter, achieving international media attention. His forthcoming book, The Secret Political Adviser, will be released by Canongate on October 1st, 2020.

Michael Spicer’s “The Room Next Door Tour” provides an entertaining insight into the internet sensation of 2020. Michael talks about his life making comedy under the radar, his viral hits of the past and of course, brand new Room Next Door sketches.” This is a unique opportunity as the man from The Room Next Door puts his headphones down and walks out onto the live stage.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
01/05/2021 20:00
Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
 
Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole?

What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
02/05/2021 20:00
Omid Djalili – The Good Times Tour

After experimenting with a Zoom gig where he got muted by 639 people and a Drive-in gig where Omid witnessed an audience member get out his car, attach a hose pipe to his exhaust and feed it through the window; multi award-winning comedian and actor Omid Djalili is now where he belongs, on a stage and bringing back the Good Times. 

Intelligent, always provocative, entertaining, Omid’s legendary stand-up performances is a captivating comedy masterclass. His credits range from Hollywood films to television and the West End stage. Earning praise across the world for his performances, Omid is seen hosting his own ITV quiz show The Winning Combination. He appeared in the smash hit Mama Mia 2: Here We Go Again, His Dark Materials for BBC1 & HBO, and Letter For The King on Netflix. Omid also gained rave reviews for his leading role of Tevvye in the Chichester Festival Theatre production of “Fiddler On The Roof”.


 “So hysterically funny and at the same time so poignant and powerful that calling it stand-up barely does it justice.” - Michael Levin, Huffington Post

 "A thin, high cheek-boned, flamboyant luvvie.” - The Guardian

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
02/05/2021 20:00
Milton Jones in Milton: Impossible
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.
Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.
But this is also a love story with the twist, or at least a really bad sprain.
Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsburys, where good food costs less.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/05/2021 19:30
Northern Ballet - Swan Lake
Escape into an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful reimagining of Cinderella.
Live every moment of Cinderella’s story from heartbreak to joy. In this sparkling adaptation of the classic rags-to-riches tale, Cinders is whisked away from her wicked step-mother to the glistening lake of ice where she first meets her Prince.
You won’t believe your eyes as Northern Ballet’s remarkable dancers bring their signature magic to the ultimate feel-good fairytale. The perfect entertainment for the whole family.

Don’t miss out on your tickets to the ball. Book now.

Please note that this production contains short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/05/2021 to 08/05/2021
Steve Bugeja: Tried To Start His Own Nickname
One of comedy’s most exciting rising stars, Steve Bugeja (AKA ‘The Mighty Booj’, ‘Moulin Booj’, or – for December only – ‘Ebenezer Booj’) is bringing his brand new show for 2020. A familiar face on TV and radio, Steve hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles, and has made numerous appearances on TV shows such as The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central).
A prolific writer, Steve was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and for Iain Stirling’s Celebability (ITV2), and has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and to BBC Radio 4.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
09/05/2021 20:00
The Addams Family
Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN & RICK ELICE
Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA
Based on Characters Created by CHARLES ADDAMS
Presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide


Look who's moved into the neighbourhood! 
Everyone's favourite kooky family are now on stage in this spectacular musical comedy from the writers of multi award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, with music and lyrics by TONY AWARD nominated Andrew Lippa.
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret that only Gomez knows. She's fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences?
Join them, plus Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist!
Featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score THE ADDAMS FAMILY is sure to entertain whether you are 12 or 312!
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/05/2021 to 15/05/2021
The Kite Runner
From London’s west end, The Kite Runner is an outstanding and unforgettable theatrical tour de force and it’s coming to Salford.
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship spans cultures and continents and follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
Afghanistan is a country on the verge of war and best friends are about to be torn apart. It’s a beautiful afternoon in Kabul, the skies are full of colour and the streets are full of the excitement of a kite flying tournament, but no one can foresee the terrible incident that will shatter their lives forever.

Adapted by Matthew Spangler
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Directed by Giles Croft
Originally produced by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/05/2021 to 22/05/2021
The Lost Voice Guy - Cerebral LOLsy

Following the success of his huge sell out 2019 UK tour, Lost Voice Guy is heading back out on the road to put a smile on the faces of people up and down the country once again.

The Britain’s Got Talent winner will poke fun at his life living as a disabled person in a post-apocalyptic world, as he tries to cope with the fame and fortune since his memorable victory. From the highs of meeting 50% of The Chuckle Brothers to the lows of being called ‘him off The X Factor’, and everything in between.

The stand-up comedian might not have a Geordie accent yet, and he might still sound like a posh version of Robocop, but his comedy is sure to leave you speechless.

As featured on America’s Got Talent: The Champions, The Royal Variety Performance, Live At The Apollo, The Last Leg, The One Show, and star of Ability on Radio 4.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
21/05/2021 20:00
Myra Dubois: Dead Funny
Myra is dead; long live Myra! Realising she stands to miss out on the most attention she'll ever receive, the 'acid-tongued and funny to the bone' (Time Out) Myra brings forward her funeral to make sure people get it right! An irreverently sardonic and 'incredibly quick-witted' ★★★★ (The Scotsman) side-eye at death, dying and the theatrics of grief. Get ready to R.I.Pee your pants! As seen on The John Bishop Show (BBC1),Big Brother's Bit on the Side (Channel 5), and soon to appear in the feature film Everybody’s Talking About Jamie.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
21/05/2021 20:00
Ben Hart: Wonder
Britain’s Got Talent 2019 finalist, West End star and multi award-winning magician Ben Hart is embarking on his debut solo tour.
 
Described by David Walliams as ‘the living embodiment of magic’, Ben has recently played to royalty, heads of state and celebrities, in West End theatres, international arenas and on dozens of UK and international TV appearances (including his own series on BBC Three, The One Show and BBC One’s “Now You See It”).
 
Expect his most mind-blowing and exciting magic in a show that shines a light on magic, life, the universe and the darkest corners of your imaginations. With the simplest of props, using the objects and minds of the audience, Ben Hart conjures an altogether new kind of magic.
 
Age Guidance: 12+


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/+
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/05/2021 20:00
The Dublin Legends
“Alive-Alive Oh!”

Following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012 and John Sheahans’ decision to retire it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and THE DUBLIN LEGENDS were born.

THE DUBLIN LEGENDS, Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O’Connor & Shay Kavanagh, have over 100 years of performing experience between them and Sean was the lead singer with The Dubliners for over 30 of them! They will, of course, continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.

In 2017 guitarist and founder, Eamonn Campbell, passed away while they were on tour in Holland. Even though he had been in poor health it was still a massive shock. The lads asked an old friend, Shay Kavanagh, if he would like to come on the road with them and, thankfully, Shay readily agreed. Shay is a stalwart of the Irish Folk Music scene. He was a founding member of General Humbert with the great Mary Black and has played with The Dublin City Ramblers for many years.

It was Eamonn’s wish that the band continue touring and finish off recording the album they had been working on. This is a follow-up to “The Dublin Sessions” which featured 16 newly recorded tracks and included some old favourites & classics that the lads wanted to get down on disc…The Leaving of Liverpool, Schooldays Over, Pub with No Beer, Rambling Rover, Hand Me Down My Bible and some scorching tunes from Gerry O’Connor: Billy in The Low Ground / The Temperance Reel

In the past seven years the band have continued the legacy of The Dubliners by travelling far and wide playing concerts to a whole new generation of Irish music fans. They have wowed audiences in Iceland, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland and all over England, Scotland & Wales.
This band are the REAL DEAL so make sure you join THE DUBLIN LEGENDS on their 2019 UK Tour for a night full of songs and stories and the odd pint of Guinness!

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/05/2021 20:00
Beverley Craven - Strings Attached
Fresh from the highly acclaimed, sell-out Woman To Woman UK tour with fellow artistes Julia Fordham and Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven makes a welcomed return to the stage.
 
Performing with a string quartet ensemble this intimate show will feature songs and stories spanning her 30-year career as a singer/songwriter and performer.
 
The Brit Award winner first shot to fame in 1991 when her debut album, featuring three of her top 20 hits, reached number 3 in the UK charts. A humorous and highly entertaining evening is in store as Beverley bares her soul and music onstage with classic songs such as Holding On, Loves Scenes, Memories and Promise Me. Her witty narrative, unforgettable melodies and poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear… 


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/05/2021 20:00
Strictly Come Dancing - The Professionals 2021

Following the huge success of the 2019 tour, Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals will return with another amazing line-up. This month-long tour will open on 7 May at the Brighton Centre and then play London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Salford, Hull, Sheffield, Glasgow, Blackpool, Newcastle and finishing on 4 June in Edinburgh.

The show will feature a stunning line-up of pro dancers full of glitz and glamour: Australian Open Champion and 2018 finalist Dianne Buswell; Two-time Ballroom and Latin World Champion Nadiya Bychkova; Italian Latin Champion Graziano Di Prima; Professional World Mambo Champion and former Strictly finalist Karen Hauer; 2017 Strictly Champion Katya Jones; undefeated four-time British National Champion Neil Jones; 2017 Strictly finalist Gorka Marquez; four-time Italian Dance Championship winner Luba Mushtuk, two-time Strictly Come Dancing South Africa finalist Johannes Radebe and Dancing With The Stars Ireland professional dancer Kai Widdrington. Tickets are on sale now!

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/05/2021 to 26/05/2021
Dom Joly – Holiday Snaps

Dom Joly's Holiday Snaps - Travel and Comedy In The Danger Zone

Dom Joly is best known as the creator of Trigger Happy TV. And now the writer and broadcaster is undertaking his first UK tour since 2011, giving fans a rare opportunity to see him live. Dom will be talking about his exploits as a serial globe-trotting and seeker of dangerous travel spots. From North Korea though the Congo and Syria to Chernobyl, he's visited some of the most unusual places on the planet. Joly famously attended school with Osama Bin Laden and armed with a trusty Powerpoint, fans can expect his holiday snaps to provide comedy and a sense of danger. The best-selling author will meet fans after the show to sign copies of his latest book, The Hezbollah Hiking Club.

27/05/2021 20:00
Absolute Bowie
Absolute Bowie: Legacy Tour
 
There will only ever be one David Bowie, he was unique in every way and an inspiration to millions. Absolute Bowie continue to celebrate the life and music of the Starman with a spectacular show uniting Bowie fans across the UK. Absolute Bowie’s Legacy Tour is named after the Greatest Hits album released in 2016 and takes us on a musical journey of non-stop hits through the iconic singer's ever changing personas.
 
Absolute Bowie are proud winners of the ‘Best Bowie Tribute’ and ‘Best Tribute Band" at the UK Agents Association Awards in 2018. They are often credited with being the most accurate and exciting Bowie tribute with incredible attention to detail, costume changes galore, excellent musicianship and an electrifying front man.
 
Don't just take our word for it, the band provide a “Loving crafted Bowie show" (NME) that wows audiences across the UK. Check out their social media to see what people say about them - the band is, without doubt, the most popular David Bowie tribute in Europe and now in their 12th year. 
 
Featuring the incredible vocals of John O’Neill as David Bowie, with our very own Ronno, Andy Marr on guitar, Fabio Cashio on bass, Ale Paolillo on keyboards and Alex Ricardi on drums.
 
Prepare to be taken from A to Z (Absolute Beginners to Ziggy!) with Stations to Station in between.
 
http://www.absolutebowie.com
https://www.facebook.com/absolutebowie1
https://twitter.com/absolutebowie
https://www.instagram.com/absolutebowie

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/05/2021 20:00
Barbara Nice's Comedy Playground
Join Stockport housewife, cleaner to the stars, Take a Break reader and Britain’s Got Talent star Barbara Nice for all the best bits of her 25 years of delighting live comedy audiences, as well as new stuff she wrote on the bus.
 
A playful, life-affirming show for all the family. Help top up Barbara’s pension by coming along and having a pigging great time.

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/05/2021 20:00
Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour
If no news is good news then good news is fake news.  Jonathan Pie returns to the road once more to berate the people in power - and the journalists apparently holding them to account. 
 
Jonathan Pie is the exasperated News Reporter whose videos have been seen across the world. His previous two tours have taken in venues such as the Hammersmith Apollo and the London Palladium and performances across the US and Australia.

Jonathan Pie has been described as ‘brilliant, brave, raw and analytical without forgetting to be funny’ by Ricky Gervais.  With over 1.2 Million Facebook followers, his videos regularly achieve millions of views going viral internationally. His response to the election of Donald Trump was viewed more than 150 million times world wide.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/05/2021 19:30
Steve Harley Acoustic Band
Widely considered one of the most charismatic performers on stage, Steve Harley continues to play to sold-out venues across the UK and Europe.
For Steve, life on the road is more than just a job: it is almost his life’s blood.

And with the February 2020 release of the all-acoustic CD, “UNCOVERED”, the original Cockney Rebel shows no sign of slowing down.
The Acoustic Band for 2020 will find Steve supported by long-standing violinist/guitarist Barry Wickens, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, with Dave Delarre on lead guitar.

Steve has been playing Live shows around the world for over 45 years and the thrill of another night in another place to another audience has not dimmed at all.

“We have real adventures on tour, “says Steve. “I’ve seen the Northern Lights, the Midnight Sun and dozens of wonderful galleries, museums and great cities, all on my down-time. I have a great life as a Wandering Minstrel!”

“UNCOVERED” includes a re-recording of Steve’s own highly-esteemed song “Love, Compared With You” with a newly composed third verse, plus his thus-far unrecorded “Only You”, and nine other songs he’s always wanted to perform. The album features Barry Wickens on viola and acoustic guitar, Oli Hayhurst on double bass, Tom Hooper on percussion and the Roots Music Legend, Martin Simpson, on guitar. Steve also sings a duet with the amazing Scottish singer, Eddi Reader.

The acoustic sets for 2020 will include songs from the new CD, plus a selection from the vast and eclectic Harley Songbook. Mr Soft, Judy Teen, Sebastian and the legendary Make Me Smile will all be re-produced in the unique acoustic style.
Close-Up Culture stated: “It was an intimate night in the presence of a great musician. An individual whose passion for live performance and perfection (it shows in his face) remains undiminished.”

Rod Stewart, who covered Steve’s song “A Friend For Life”, describes him as “One of the finest lyricists Britain has produced.”
MOJO said simply, “Harley creates rock songs that are proud, lyrical and full of yearning.”  Steve has also been described as “A consummate performer at the top of his game,” and this show will bear that out.

Steve received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Acoustic Music from the Acoustic Festival of Britain in 2018.

For Press/Media promotion of the event, contact Chris Hewlett at
chris@hrishewlett.com


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/05/2021 20:00
Simply Dylan

John O'Connell’s Simply Dylan Band will be back in 2021 for a brand-new headline tour across the UK to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday.

As straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks, no pretense; Simply Dylan is John’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.
O'Connell, formerly of Groundpig, has had his name indelibly written into the tapestry of Liverpool's music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians to form his Dylan Band.
 
The combination of the band delivering high energy renditions of the prodigious songwriter’s work and John skillfully singing and enunciating the lyrics,
has seen the project go from recognising Dylan's 70th Birthday, to selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across
the UK and most recently having the privilege to open up the Isle of Wight Festival in 2019 on the big top stage.

“It is incredible to consider that Dylan has been writing and performing for some 6 decades and continues to do so right up to the present day.
The talent he has for story-telling and developing a song is extraordinary. My greatest challenge is deciphering a set-list when there is so much choice and an array
of genres to select from; after all everyone has their own personal favourite!”
 John O’Connell

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
31/05/2021 20:00
Peter James' Looking Good Dead


Roy Grace is back as the thrilling work of multi-million No.1 best-selling author Peter James comes to The Lowry with the world premiere stage production of Looking Good Dead.

No good deed goes unpunished…hours after picking up a USB memory stick, left behind on a train seat, to try to return it to its owner, Tom Bryce inadvertently becomes a witness to a vicious murder. Reporting the crime to the police has disastrous consequences, placing him and his family in grave danger. When Detective Superintendent Roy Grace becomes involved, he has his own demons to contend with, while he tries to crack the case in time to save the Bryce family’s lives.

From the producer of recent Lowry stage hits, Band of Gold and The Girl On The Train and adapted by award winning writer Shaun McKenna, Looking Good Dead will keep you on the edge of your seat until the chilling final moments!

Don't miss your chance to see the world premiere tour of Peter James' gripping new play.

The Lowry, Lyric Theatre
01/06/2021 to 05/06/2021
Stephen K Amos
Stephen K Amos: Before and Laughter

In 2010 the world was in a sorry state. Fast forward ten years and everything’s still going downhill. Stephen has had his own share of highs and lows too. And when the world gives him lemons, he adds gin, tonic, ice and a healthy dose of humour. Forget the divisions and discord and immerse yourself in an hour of bridge building laughter to welcome the new decade.
As seen on QI (BBC2), Pilgrimage (BBC2), The Project (ABC TV), Live at the Apollo (BBC1).

‘truly top class comedian’ EdFest

“Unashamed feel-good entertainment” The Evening Standard
The Lowry Theatre
04/06/2021 20:00
Steve Hall and Steve Williams

After opening for Russell Howard’s sold out arena World Tour, Steve Hall and Steve Williams land in Salford to deliver a double dose of stand up.

Steve Williams has appeared on Tonight at the Palladium (ITV1), Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2), Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow (BBC1) and co-wrote A Gert Lush Christmas (BBC1), The Week That Wasn’t (Sky One) and many, many more…

Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee and 1/3rd of legendary sketch group ‘We Are Klang’ (BBC3), Steve Hall regularly appears on Frank Skinner’s Radio Show. He has written for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), A League of Their Own (Sky One) and many other shows…

Two comedians, one night, one winner – you!

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
05/06/2021 20:00
Rob Newman: Philosophy Show
In this all-new show, multi-award winning stand-up comic Rob Newman weaves together Nietzsche’s sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric spiders and singing Neanderthals into a hilarious tour-de-force that offers new hopes for a changing world.

Rob Newman’s Philosophy Show coincides with the release of his BBC Radio 4 series.

 
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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/06/2021 20:00
Quickly Kevin – That Wonderful Night
Hans Segers’ ties! Nigel Martyn’s favourite drinks! The Eddie McGoldrick song. “Steffa Barnsa! Steffa Barnesa! Steffa Barnesa!”. If this random collection of words mean anything to you, then it’s likely you’ll be enthralled by the following news: Quickly Kevin are back for a brand new live show that’ll be the biggest ever!
 
As always, you can surely expect (most of) the following: an extra-special surprise guest, all your favourite Quickly Kevin features, the unmatched thrill of a big screen, an update on Gavin Peacock, audience members in full kit, and of course, the big, grand finale: a 90s sticker penalty shoot out.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
06/06/2021 19:30
Reginald D Hunter

REGINALD D HUNTER

BOMBE SHUFFLEUR

 

Climate change. Mass unemployment. Economic pandemics. The rise of global fascism. So what the f*** could this man POSSIBLY say to upset you? Welcome to the world of the Bombe Shuffleur.


Reginald D Hunter is back with a brand-new show, and there’s no time for niceties. Unafraid to tackle head on the subjects the rest of us skirt around, Reginald is the voice of his generation – searingly honest, brutally funny and uniquely placed to commentate on the unfolding meltdown of life as we know it.

 

More than 20 years since moving to the UK from the US, three-time Perrier Award nominated Reginald has forged a reputation for delivering unadulterated comedy of the highest order. His TV appearances include Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You And 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, whilst he drew widespread acclaim for his two series for the BBC, Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the South and Reginald D Hunter’s Songs of the Border. 

 

“THIS IS COMEDY OF A RARE SCOPE” ««««« The Times

“STAND-UP COMEDY’S COOLEST CUSTOMER” Telegraph

 

“A DANGEROUSLY FUNNY MAN…HE KEEPS SKILFULLY STEERING THE AUDIENCE INTO MORALLY CHALLENGING TERRITORY” Independent

 

Age recommendation 18+
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/06/2021 20:00
Robert White - Tank Top Tour
Following on from the success of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, and his debut comedy Tour ‘The Tank Top Tour - 2019’, unique and hilarious musical comedian, Robert White, brings you more, but this time with a little of his personal journey, life ups and downs and some quirky tales into the bargain.
 
Tank Top Tour: Take Two - 'Troubles and Treats'
 
Robert White, that gay autistic keyboard-wielding comedian who you've almost forgotten [from Britain's Got Talent 2018], fresh off the heels of his debut tour last year, brings you his unique form of musical stand-up in a laugh packed hour, but this time with a little more edge, a little more personal revelation and a whole new tank top. Just him, some jokes, some songs, a keyboard and maybe a personal trouble or comedic treat, or two.
 
Robert is probably the only Asperger, dyslexic, cross lateral, gay, quarter-Welsh, webbed-toed comedian on the circuit...probably. This Edfringe White brings you more of the fun you saw on telly.... plus lots of extra naughty bits.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
06/06/2021 20:00
Derren Brown: Showman
Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show!
 
The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!
 
Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!
 
"All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you'd expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year."Derren Brown
 

Not suitable for under 12s
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/06/2021 to 19/06/2021
Tom Stade - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era!  Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief; what’s coming is way better than what has gone!
 
30 years on the comedy frontline and this Canadian legend remains as engaging,
innovative and hilarious as ever.  As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s
Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo.

www.tomstade.co.uk

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/06/2021 20:00
Steve Hughes: Are you serious?
Returning to the UK for his first full length tour in six years, Australian (and adopted Brit) comedy legend Steve Hughes is known the world over for his hard hitting, take no prisoners stand up.

Internationally renowned as a comedy powerhouse, Steve has spent the past 5 years confronting his demons, recovering from a crippling breakdown and severe depression.  He’s lucky to be alive, let alone funny.  But when your life turns to hell there has to be a few laughs in there somewhere…

Having been to the abyss, Steve now returns to the UK better – and more lucid than ever before.  He’s recently played to sell-out crowds and great critical acclaim around Australia, now catch his highly-anticipated return to the UK.  Join him as he offers a hilarious ride through the dark night of the soul and presents his inciteful interpretation of an insane world.

Free-thinking, intelligent, opinionated; this is Steve doing what he’s always done best; making the uncomfortable acceptable and the horrifying hilarious.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
12/06/2021 20:00
Tom Houghton
By arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay and Associates Ltd.

“Clever, passionate, soulful’ – The New European

“Get a ticket today. Tomorrow may well be too late. A Star is Born’ – One 4 Review

“A twisted view of the world” – The Sunday Express

“This unexpected tour de force warrants a 21-gun salute” – The Daily Telegraph

“A crafty idiot” – The Daily Mail

“Now that’s class” – Fringe Guru

 “The Honourable” Tom Houghton has been storming the comedy circuit with his hilarious stories and sharp-eyed silver spoon observations. Whether it’s growing up with a Dad who is the Ex-Chief of Defense Staff, living in the Tower of London or lifting the lid on the all-boys boarding school environment. Every tale will fascinate, make you think while at the same time have you doubled over with laughter

Now the total fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s ‘Roast Battle’ and critically-acclaimed star of BBC and Channel 4 and First Dates, Tom is the ultra-privilaged master of making the seemingly unrelatable, relatable. Come and witness a rare look behind the curtain of a world known by so few. Inhabited by larger than life characters, hilarious mis-adventures and discover that true honour often lies where you’d least expect.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
19/06/2021 20:00
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Live In Concert 2020

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2020 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.

Channelling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/06/2021 19:30
Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald – Let the light in

Jane McDonald is back in 2021 with her brand new ‘Let the Light In’ tour.

TheBAFTA award-winning star always delivers a phenomenal show along with herfantastic live band and backing singers. With stunning production and a newline-up of songs her ‘Let the Light In’ tour promises to be the best one yet.

After her sell out tours of 2018 and 2019 you’ll need to book early to secureyour seat for this fabulous evening of music and laughter.

23/06/2021 19:30
Baker and Harris
PLACEHOLDER
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/06/2021 19:30
John Archer

Semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on 7 UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage on his own one man show.

A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best Comedy Magician in the UK today.

The first man to fool Penn and Teller on ITV’s ‘Fool Us’ with Jonathan Ross and a former winner of the prestigious Magic Circle Stage Magician of the Year.

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
25/06/2021 20:00
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!

Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
26/06/2021 to 27/06/2021
AK Theatrical
AKtheatre Arts present an evening of Singing, Dancing & Acting with performances from local talented children from Salford. 
 
A high energy show perfect for the whole family.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
26/06/2021 18:00
Jonny Awsum Is Coming To Town
Jonny Awsum shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent with his performances of ‘This Is A Musical’ with Ant and Dec,  and ‘The Triangle Song’ with David Walliams, winning standing ovations and unanimous approval from the judges and achieving over 50 million online views of his performances.

Following BGT Jonny enjoyed a whirlwind 18 months including a sell-out five-star reviewed run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a starring role in his first pantomime and tour support to both Lost Voice Guy and Tape Face on their hit UK theatre tours.

After being inundated with requests to perform his own tour, Jonny is delighted to announce that he’s finally coming to town! His very first solo tour will include brand new material together with the greatest hits from his TV and comedy club sets.  Please note this show is not suitable for kids. 

Recommended age 14+.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
26/06/2021 20:00
Stewart Lee - Snowflake/Tornado
Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back nightly from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times).

Tornado questions Stew’s position in the comedy marketplace after Netflix mistakenly lists his show as “reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise again. Nobody on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.”
 
Snowflake questions Stew’s worth in a society demolishing the liberal values he has been keen to espouse in a fairy-tale landscape of winter wonder.

Snowflake / Tornado is part of The Lowry’s Week 53 festival in 2020.
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
29/06/2021 to 03/07/2021
Zog

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
 
Large in size and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know.  Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three.  Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!
 
The smash-hit stage adaptation from Freckle Productions (the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Tabby McTat) is back in 2020 and promises to be bigger, brighter and more roar-some than ever before! With brand new songs from Joe Stilgoe (The Jungle Book, The Midnight Gang) and directed by Emma Kilbey, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog is a magical production for all ages.
 
Running Time: Approximately one hour

Age suitability: All ages welcome.

Facebook: FreckleProductions                     Instagram: Freckle_Productions     

Twitter: Freckle_Prods                                   #ZogLive

www.FreckleProductions.co.uk

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
02/07/2021 to 04/07/2021
The Lancashire Hotpots Chips & Giggles
There’s only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that’s an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots.  Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Lancashire Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Shopmobility Scooter and of course…Chippy Tea!  It’s going to be an unbeatable night of music and laughs for everyone.  Whether you’re up for a battered sausage or a tub or gravy you’re in for a great time with the Hotpots!
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
03/07/2021 20:00
An Evening With David Sedaris
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.
 
Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. In 2018 he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 
He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. 
 
Sedaris’s original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.” 
 
As a companion piece to his New York Times best-selling book Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’s diary covers, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. He is currently working on a second volume of his diaries.
 
You can follow David on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davidsedaris
or visit his official website at http://www.davidsedarisbooks.com/
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/07/2021 19:00
Anton and Giovanni – Him and Me

Strictly Come Dancing professionals ANTON DU BEKE and GIOVANNI PERNICE join forces in 2021 for their first ever tour together - HIM & ME!

The Ballroom King and the two-time Guinness World Record holder will be joined by a world class
cast of dancers and singers.

This show promises to be THE best night out in the Summer of 2021 for all ages…
A true dance extravaganza!

Produced by Strictly Theatre Co. and directed by Alan Burkitt.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/07/2021 19:30
Carl Hutchinson
After two consecutive sell-out years, Carl returns with a brand new show! Expect stories, observations & audience interaction. Always an exciting night, join this dynamic and versatile performer for a truly unmissable evening of comedy.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
12/09/2021 20:00
Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
Those good ol’ boys in ELVANA ‘Elvis fronted Nirvana’ are delighted to announce that they will be touring their first ever fully ‘Unplugged’ show in 2020. Emulating the iconic Nirvana Unplugged concert, Elvana will be performing many of the tracks of this show including ‘Jesus Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam, ‘Lake of Fire’ and ‘Where did you sleep last night?’ All shook up with a splash of Elvis Presley and tongues shoved firmly into cheeks. This is an evening with Elvana as you’ve never seen them before. Very Limited number of seats available so make sure to book early and avoid disappointment.
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/09/2021 19:00
The Killer Question
The Silence Of The Lambs meets Last Of The Summer Wine in dark comedy thriller The Killer Question. Former game show champion Walter Crump lives for murder (it was even his specialist subject on the nerve shredding, general knowledge quiz show The Chair). But did his obsession with death ultimately lead to his own? That’s certainly what Inspector Black believes, and now it is Crump’s dopey widow Margaret who finds herself in the chair – accused of her husband’s murder.
But as shocking details emerge about the events leading up to Walter’s final head to head, it quickly transpires that what started out as an open and shut case has turned into another game altogether: the cat and mouse variety, with more than one deadly twist in the tale.
Will Inspector Black solve the mystery? Will Margaret be home in time for Country File? Who will prove to be the ultimate victim of The Chair? And, just as important, which actor will play which character… the audience decides!

Written by : Dave Payne
Produced by: Just Some Theatre
Cast: Peter Stone, Jake Urry, Jordan Moore
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
18/09/2021 20:00
David Essex
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor DAVID ESSEX OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 18 date UK tour taking place in October 2020 will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire repertoire.
 
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews which saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
 
Since then David Essex has enjoyed a remarkable career that has combined concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television with striking success. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also had twenty-three Top 30 singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On which not only topped the charts in Britain and the USA but sold over one million copies. Subsequent singles followed such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close and Gonna Make You A Star which made David a household name.  Mayhem ensued throughout the UK, with crowds for his concerts resembling Beatlemania and traffic stopping whenever he appeared.
 
David has continued to this day to produce and write albums including 2013’s Reflections and has contributed to stage and screen with the likes of Silver Dream Machine taken from Silver Dream Racer, in which he starred.
 
Acting credits also include That'll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently BBC TV's EastEnders as the head of the Moon family.  Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, ELF!, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.
 
David has also written a bestselling poetry book Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes plus two successful autobiographies A Charmed Life and Over The Moon, the latter a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
 
David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and continues to break boundaries with his unique talent. On the tour Essex said:
 
“I've had so many requests to tour again, so I’ve decided to do one more tour. I'm looking forward to touring the UK again in October 2020, it should be fun"”
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
26/09/2021 19:00
Cara Dillon
Cara Dillon, the multi-award winning Northern Irish singer, returns this Autumn to perform some of her favourite and most popular songs along with her band.

Cara has been celebrated as one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world and continues to honour her rich cultural heritage. Spanning a career of over 25 years, Cara continues to maintain an enviable position at the very top of her genre, and her voice has been lauded by the good and great since her very beginnings. She will be joined by a band featuring Sam Lakeman (Piano, Guitar), Ed Boyd (Guitar), Conal McDonagh (Uilleann Pipes) and Toby Shaer (Fiddle, Whistles).
 
www.caradillon.co.uk
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
30/09/2021 20:00
Jason Byrne: Audience Precipitation
He’s back for more comedy chaos! Jason has learnt over the past few years that we all need to “play” a bit more in our lives.
With this in mind, Jason will do what he does best, connecting with the audience in a way no other comic can. Whether it’s inviting or dragging (as it has been known) people up onto stage and making a “holy show of them” as they say in Ireland.
Jason’s Audience Precipitation, will be a laugh out loud, must see show, with a light drizzle of audience participation… ooohhh clever that.
 
Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) Ireland’s Got Talent (Virgin), Wild Things (Sky1)
 
“Unmissable” Evening Standard
“Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a botttle” – Edinburgh Evening News
 “Byrne is consistently brilliant” – The Metro
 “The outright king of live comedy” Times
Social Media
Website: www.jasonbyrne.ie
Twitter: @thejasonbyrne
Facebook: @JasonByrneLive
Instagram: @thejasonbyrne
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/10/2021 20:00
Finn Taylor
Finn Taylor: So My Wife...

They say comedy’s about speaking truth to power. But when no one agrees on what’s true or who’s in power, maybe the old ones are the best? As seen on  Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats, the Mash Report and Roast Battle, Finn has also written for The Roast of Alec Baldwin on Comedy Central US.
“An invigoratingly good comic…a live thrill to watch” **** The i 


“Gleefully provocative and packed with big hard laughs” **** The Guardian


“The most discussed and critically praised comedian of recent Edinburgh Fringes” ***** The Scotsman
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
17/10/2021 20:00
Clinton Baptiste
CLINTON BAPTISTE in The Paranormalist Returns!
As seen on PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS...

The world- renowned clairvoyant, medium and psychic is back!

Join paranormal sensation Clinton Baptiste as he takes you on a hilarious yet touching journey through his life, out the other side and beyond the Celestial Curtains.

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s smash hit Channel 4 tv show PETER KAY’S PHOENIX NIGHTS.  Now, some eighteen years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation.

Clinton will give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave.  He will predict your future, tell you about your past and all manner of spooky stuff an’ that.

But more, he takes you through his demise, his comeback and finally…finally on this special night, he will attempt to pass over to The Other Side and return (before the venue want you all out)….with THE ANSWER!

Starring ALEX LOWE, Clinton Baptiste is the copyright of Goodnight Vienna Productions.

‘Hundreds of years ago when man walked the planet he had no real means of communication. In time man developed a phenomena which has never been fully understood by the psychic community. This phenomena is…Clinton Baptiste’ - Peter Kay (That Phenomena)

Ages 14+

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/10/2021 20:00
Dane Baptiste - Chocolate Chip
Baptiste is back on international tour with a brand new stand-up show.

Dane is now a Grown Ass Black Man. Too old to be concerned with chicken or trainers. Too young to be considered a peer of Trevor McDonald. Has he got a chip on his shoulder? Yes. A chocolate one.

Join one of the nation’s most exciting stand up stars as he presents another brilliantly hilarious and boldly provocative show. Star of hit podcasts Dane Baptiste Questions Everything and Quotas Full. As seen on Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Sunny D, Live at the Palladium… pretty much all over your TV screen.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
23/10/2021 20:00
Clinton Baptiste Goes Stratospheric

CLINTON BAPTISTE is… STRATOSPHERIC!                    

From Bolton via Vegas…..to the stars!

Following the massive success of his last UK tour, clairvoyant medium and psychic Clinton Baptiste has gone exploring, stateside.

Not quite Caesar’s Palace but a series of shows in Vegas have lifted his celebrity status up a notch.  Let him take you on a journey from his humble roots via the dazzling heights of Sin City…..

…..and on to an amazing finale that will heal the world.

Viva Las Vegas…Viva Clinton!

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless, unsubtle psychic from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. 
Following his sell out tour of 2019-20 “The Paranormalist Returns”, Clinton has taken a whirlwind tour of the US.
Hear his tales of rubbing shoulders with the hippy dippy new-agers from La La Land and how he hits the big time in Vegas with his lavish psychic show.
For a while things couldn’t be better.  A new lease of life, new teeth, new hair and a buttock lift. (Both of them.)  
But a humbly spiritual man at heart, Clinton realises that sometimes all that glitters ain’t gold and now returns to you, his beloved British audience to once again conjure up those pure selfless gifts he was born with.

For tonight, ladies and gentlemen, Clinton will all cast fame and fortune aside……and heal the world!


“From the moment Lowe dances onto the stage the audience absolutely loves his show.”
BRUCE DESSAU

“unashamedly crowdpleasing”
BEYOND THE JOKE


 “old-fashioned comedy at its best.”
British Theatre Guide

“I would highly recommend grabbing a ticket. Seats are selling fast and you certainly won’t be disappointed with this great evening of comedy.”
British Theatre Guide

“nothing short of genius.”
On Yorkshire Magazine

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
24/10/2021 20:00
Paul Foot – Swan Power
Paul Foot has made numerous television and radio appearances, the most recent of which include "8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown" Channel 4, ABC Australia's "Melbourne Gala", "Breaking The News" BBC Radio Scotland and "Dave News" for Dave at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.  In 2019 he also made a triumphant debut at Glastonbury and played the comedy tents of many of the most prestigious summer festivals.  Excerpts of his many much-loved appearances on "Never Mind The Buzzcocks" have garnered over a million views on YouTube.  A BBC New Comedy Award and Daily Telegraph Open Mic winner, he has been nominated twice for the Barry Award at The Melbourne Comedy Festival and has been voted Best of The Fest International and Best International Act at the Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals respectively.


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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
28/10/2021 20:00
Collabro, plus support
COLLABRO – Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan and Thomas J Redgave - are the world’s most successful musical theatre group. Having met for their first rehearsal in a pub at London Bridge in 2014, they auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent a month later and received a full standing ovation from both the audience and the judges after their performance.  They went on to win the competition with one of the biggest majorities ever, and their debut album ‘Stars’ entered the UK albums chart at number one, was quickly certified gold, and became the fastest selling album in 2014.

Four sell out UK tours, two US tours, headline slots at the London Palladium, Wembley Stadium, the Royal Albert Hall, the 02 Arena and a show for Her Majesty The Queen later, COLLABRO have announced the release of their fifth album ‘Love Like This’ on November 15th  2019, through BMG. They will take the new album out to their fans with a full UK tour throughout October 2020.

A hand picked selection of their favourite contemporary songs, Love Like This includes Coldplay’s Fix You as an instant grat track (“We know that everyone thinks of something different when they hear this song and we used our voices to act as the majority of instruments to put our unique spin on it”), Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know (“We sang this song on our second UK tour but it’s never been on an album and we still love it now”), Ellie Goulding’s Love Me Like You Do (“This is for all our fans who have been asking for a wedding song!”) and Lewis Capaldi’s Someone You Loved (“When we heard Lewis sing this for the first time we were all together. We looked at each other and just knew it was a song we wanted to sing. The melody is beautiful and everyone can relate to the lyrics”).
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
31/10/2021 19:00
Emily Atack: Has Left The Group
Emily Atack is back with a brand-spanking new show.

She’s said goodbye to her carefree twenties and is now wondering what life is like as a mature, responsible grown up... if she finds one, she’ll ask.

Until then she’ll be bringing her trademark humour, honesty and playfulness to explore everything from work to dating to her latest obsession… cancelling plans.  
Join Emily this autumn... we promise she won’t cancel!

TW: @EmAtack | INSTA: @emilyatackofficial

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
31/10/2021 20:00
Chris Ramsey

20/20  - BRAND NEW STAND-UP SHOW

 Following overwhelming demand additional dates have been added for 2021

Critically acclaimed comedian Chris Ramsey is hitting the road for his biggest ever stand-up tour yet. Having filled venues across the country including The Newcastle Metro Arena (twice) don’t miss your chance to catch him live on stage while you can. 
 
His stand-up special ‘Approval Needed’ is available to stream on Amazon Prime now and alongside his wife Rosie he is also the co-host of the no.1 hit podcast Shagged. Married. Annoyed.

Downloaded a phenomenal 43 million times to date, Chris and Rosie won the Global Award’s Best Podcast Award, and British Podcast Award Listeners Choice in 2020, their brand new book launched in autumn 2020 reaching number one on both Amazon and the Sunday Times Best Seller charts.

“A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller”
Evening Standard
 
“Spinning blokey pub banter and unpretentious patter into stand-up gold”
The Guardian Guide
 
“Engaging and incisive”
The Independent on Sunday

The Lowry, Salford
04/11/2021 19:30
Gabrielle - Celebrating Over 20 Years Of The Number 1 Album Rise
One of the UK’s most successful singer-songwriters, Gabrielle returned to the top of her game with her 2018 album ‘Under My Skin’. The album debuted at #7 on the Official Album Chart and represented her highest-charting studio set since ‘Rise’ spent three weeks at #1 eighteen years earlier.
Boosted by Radio 2 support that saw Gabrielle receive Record of the Week and A-list additions for 3 of her latest singles, the campaign reminded the world of Gabrielle’s distinctive vocal gift – one that flourishes with equal measures of soul and emotion.

Having successfully proven herself all over again, Gabrielle is now set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the smash hit ‘Rise’ album with the confirmation of the ‘Rise Again Tour 2020’. The tour will see Gabrielle playing  songs from the album, along with other iconic hits and fan favourites.

“I’m so excited about going on the road and celebrating 20 years of the ‘Rise’ album being released. I’m looking forward to performing songs from ‘Rise’ alongside lots of my other favourites and of course I could never end a show without playing ‘Dreams’, its going to be a big party full of good vibes and memories” says Gabrielle.

Released late in 1999, ‘Rise’ shot back into the charts when its title-track spent two weeks at #1 the following February. The album then spent three weeks at #1 during an eleven-week run in the Top 10, before again returning to the Top 10 in the summers of 2000 and 2001. The album was eventually certified 4 x Platinum in recognition of more than 1.2 million sales.

‘Rise’ featured five of Gabrielle’s biggest hits: the title track (#1), ‘Out Of Reach’ (#4),  ‘When A Woman’ (#6), ‘Sunshine’ (#9) and ‘Should I Stay’ (#13).

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The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
07/11/2021 19:00
Alice Fraser
Everything’s a matter of time, one way or another. Come see Australian comedian Alice Fraser (The Bugle) use her hour to turn time inside out and back to front. It’ll be fun! It’s a comedy show! No-one’s going to die, except you know… we’re all going to die.
As heard/seen on The Bugle, Radio 4 and Amazon Prime.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
14/11/2021 20:00
The Da Vinci Code
‘An exhilarating, breathless thriller-chase. Blockbuster perfection’ The New York Times
The blockbuster story that captivated the world is now an epic stage thriller. Can you crack the code and solve a centuries old mystery?
The curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered, and alongside his body are a series of baffling codes. Follow the pulse-racing journey as Professor Robert Langdon and fellow cryptologist Sophie Neveu attempt to solve the riddles, leading to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and beyond, deep into the vault of history. In a breathless race through the streets of Europe, Langdon and Neveu must decipher the labyrinthine code before a shocking historical secret is lost forever.
Based on the best-selling novel of this century, with over 100 million copies sold, unlock the secrets of THE DA VINCI CODE in the world premiere stage adaptation of the international phenomenon and uncover the truth in the greatest thriller of the past 2000 years.
“I am thrilled that The Da Vinci Code is being adapted for the stage, and excited to see the unique potential of live theatre enhance this story. The team making the production has been faithful to the book, but will also bring something new for the audience, in what is certain to be a gripping, fast-paced stage thriller and a thoroughly entertaining show.” Dan Brown
15/11/2021 to 20/11/2021
Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker
Music by Tchaikovsky
 
Reimagined for the 21st century

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns to (insert venue) for one week only! It’s a Nutcracker! for all seasons, adored by critics and audiences alike. With family-sized helpings of Bourne’s trademark wit, pathos and magical fantasy, Nutcracker! follows Clara’s bittersweet journey from a darkly comic Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross’ Orphanage, through a shimmering, ice-skating winter wonderland to the scrumptious candy kingdom of Sweetieland, influenced by the lavish Hollywood musicals of the 1930’s.
Tchaikovsky’s glorious score and Anthony Wards delectable sets and costumes combine with Bourne’s dazzling choreography to create a fresh and charmingly irreverent interpretation of the classic.  Expect a sprinkling of delicious new surprises in this reinvented production for 2021. 
Hailed by The Observer as ‘the undisputed king of dance theatre’, master storyteller Matthew Bourne and his New Adventures company have produced some of the most successful dance productions of the last two decades including The Red Shoes, Swan Lake, Cinderella, Edward Scissorhands and most recently his acclaimed reimagining of Romeo and Juliet.
 
Photo credit: Simon Annand
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/11/2021 to 04/12/2021
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Direct from London, the smash hit production of C.S. Lewis’ classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, voted the nations favourite book in 2019, is coming to the Lowry next Christmas. Step through the wardrobe into the enchanted kingdom of Narnia. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and embark on the most magical of adventures in a frozen, faraway land where they meet a Faun, talking Beavers, the noble king of Narnia, Aslan, and the coldest, most evil of all, The White Witch.

This critically acclaimed production is pure theatrical magic.

Recommended suitable for age 6+
Children under 5 will not be allowed in the auditorium, including babes in arms

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/12/2021 to 15/01/2022
John Bishop – Right Here Right Now

Phil McIntyre Live by arrangement with Lisa Thomas Management proudlypresent:

 

JOHN BISHOP

Right Here, Right Now

www.johnbishoponline.com

 

A gloriously gifted storyteller’

★★★★ Daily Telegraph

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to TheLowry with his highly anticipated brand-new stand up show – Right Here, RightNow. 

This will be John’s eighth stand up show and itis shaping up to be his best yet.  Itwill see him performing across the UK, Ireland, America, Canada and Europe. He can’twait to be back on the road again!!

John has achieved huge success with a numberof his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows including- ‘JohnBishop’s Australia’ (BBC1), ‘John Bishop’s Britain’ (BBC1); ‘John Bishop’s OnlyJoking’ (Sky1); ‘The John Bishop Show’ (BBC1); ‘The John Bishop Christmas Show’(BBC1) and ‘John Bishop’s Gorilla Adventure’ (ITV1).  More recently ‘John Bishop’s Ireland’ forITV1 and four mammoth series of the critically acclaimed ‘John Bishop: InConversation With…’ which saw him chatting, one to one with some of the World’sbiggest, household names.  

 

‘Frankly hilarious’

★★★★

Daily Telegraph

 

Bishop has funny bones’

★★★★

The Times

 

‘Two hours of observational humour deliveredso skilfully it looks effortless’

Evening Standard

 

‘John Bishop has

taken on the mantle of Britain’s top comic’

★★★★

Daily Mirror

 

 

www.johnbishoponline.com

 

 
Twitter: @johnbishop100 
Instagram: Johnbish100
Facebook: f
acebook.com/johnbishoponline

16/01/2022 20:00
Strictly Ballroom
Strictly Ballroom the Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland!

With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom the Musical will be will be foxtrotting around the UK from September 2020.

Bringing together a cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom the Musical follows arrogant, rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings. When his radical and daring dance style see him fall out of favour with Australian Federation, he must dance with beginner, Fran. Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom!

With over 30 classic chart-topping hits performed live on stage including Time After Time, Let’s Dance, I’m So Excited, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Sway (Quien Sera), Mambo No. 5, Dancing With Myself, Sugar Sugar, It’s the End of the World as We Know It, Teardrops and Love is in the Air, this is will be an unforgettable production you won’t want to miss!
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/01/2022 to 22/01/2022
Queen Extravaganza

Due to the continuing uncertainty as to when full capacity shows will be able to re- start, Queen Extravaganza’s UK & European tour 2021 is being moved to 2022.

This sensational official tribute show, which will be celebrating 50 years of Queen, will feature all the hits and fan favourites.

All tickets purchased for the 2021 tour will be valid for the new dates. Customers will be contacted by their point of purchase to transfer tickets to the new dates.

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
13/02/2022 19:30
Ray Mears – We Are Nature

We are Nature

We need the Wilderness as much as the Wilderness needs us. 

Recently we have learnt to value our green spaces more than ever.

In this fascinating, inspirational, and educational show, Ray will be demonstrating and explaining techniques that will help us improve our senses and highlight the problems nature faces today.
It is time to cease being frustrated and act now to prevent crimes against nature and the environment

Come and celebrate the importance of the Wilderness to us all.

The Lowry, Salford
27/03/2022 19:30
Les Miserables
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” will play The Lowry in March and April 2022.

This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”.  With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of “LES MISÉRABLES” includes the songs; “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More“, “Master Of The House” and many more.  Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.

Storm the barricades for a ticket!
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
29/03/2022 to 23/04/2022
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06/10/2029 to 07/09/2030