A new comedy musical about anxiety disorders, caring and trying to keep going. With power ballads, show tunes and body percussion, HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL explore what it’s like to be human and to struggle.
Alice is making a new start. Things are going to be different. She has moved out of the big city to a small town, doing the job she loves as an Occupational Therapist. She is going to be a new person here, cool, calm and free. The kind of person who goes running everyday and can go to a cafe and sit on their own. She is going to make a difference, meet new people and become a new woman…BUT her old friend Anxiety has other ideas…
How do you make new friends when even choosing what to have for dinner fills you with dread and self-doubt? What do you do when it all gets too much?
★★★★★ “A packed and very rewarding experience” – British Theatre
★★★★ The Live Review
★★★★ ‘relatable to every person in the audience’ – Upstaged Manchester
★★★★ ‘engaging and entertaining theatre’ – Opening-Night.org
‘Hilarious’ – BritishTheatreGuide
“It entertains. But, it also probes questions about our own insecurities, self-doubt and social angst” – South West Londoner
Livestreaming Frequently Asked Questions:
What does livestreaming mean?
The show will be performed live at the theatre and a recording of this performance will be simultaneously be played through the device you are watching the show on. Like live TV or National Theatre Live.
Do I need to download anything to watch the livestream?
No, although it is advisable to update your device.
How will I get the link for the livestream?
A link will be sent to you on the day of the performance by the box office you have booked your tickets through.
Is my ticket per person watching, or per device?
I am not free on the Friday 22nd January at 7.30pm, can I still watch the show?
We will not be doing another livestream performance soon, but the recording of the livestream may be available for people to watch who were not able to see the show.
Can I record the livestream?
This major new production of Cole Porter and P. G. Wodehouse’s classic golden age musical Anything Goes comes to The Lowry for 2 weeks only and is set to be the musical of 2021
Kathleen Marshall’s previous multi Tony-Award winning staging of Anything Goes hit the high seas on Broadway, and this stunning production direct from a season at London’s Barbican Theatre, features a joyful score of theatre’s most memorable songs, including ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’ and ‘You’re the Top’.
It's Bon Voyage on the S.S America but it’s not all smooth sailing as they head to sea; etiquette is cast-off through the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to find true love. Their journey proves that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing and dancing sailors, a comical disguise, farcical blackmail, and some timeless good fun!
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/
Strictly Ballroom The Tour Limited
By Agreement with Global Creatures
Strictly Ballroom The Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland, starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton!
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 January 2022.
Bringing together a cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom the Musical follows rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings. When his radical 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!
Featuring toe tapping numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, as well as several wonderful new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect. This spectacle is sure to make for an unforgettable evening under the glitter ball that will send your heart soaring!