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The Lowry Week 53

INSIDE | Your Guide to The Lowry’s Theatrical Week 53 Festival (Week 2)

The Lowry turned 18 this year, and their annual theatre festival Week 53 returns to challenge convention and celebrate the ‘coming of age’. After a hugely successful first week of powerful performances, events and immersive screenings, The Lowry are kicking off week 2 of their festival. The festival includes 100 artists and 70 performances that span 12…

Brighton Rock 2018 Gloria Onitiri as Ida

REVIEW | Brighton Rock | UK Tour

Peaky Blinders meets Romeo and Juliet in the 60s gangster love story Brighton Rock. Adapted by Graham Greene’s classic novel, it is a story set in the heart of the British seaside town. When a young waitress witnesses a gang’s activity, their enforcer Pinkie is fearful he’ll be found out so tricks her into falling…

Deborah McAndrew's Hard Times at the Lowry

Interview | Deborah McAndrew Talks Arts Education and Bringing Dickens’ Hard Times to the Stage

Northern Broadsides are back at The Lowry with their latest production of Hard Times, the classic Northern story written by Charles Dickens. Adapting it for the stage, this production is set in Coketown, a town where imagination is forbidden. Focusing on the story of Thomas Gradgrind who will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school…

INTERVIEW | Joey Parsad Talks The Hilarious ‘Around The World In 80 Days’ Coming to The Lowry This Christmas

Bringing bundles of humour to the Lowry’s Quays theatre this Christmas is the hilarious extravaganza that is Around The World In 80 days. The classic feel-good production is perfect for all the family as it tells the story of Phileas Fogg who wagers his life’s fortune to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. The…

INTERVIEW | Kate O’Donnell talks ‘You’ve Changed’

Queer performer, activist, campaigner and theatre artist Kate O’Donnell is bringing her critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show You’ve Changed to the Lowry this November. It has been fourteen years since Kate transitioned and her witty one-woman show is not only about how she has transitioned, but how the conceptions of gender have transitioned in society. “The…

INTERVIEW | Chanje Kuda blends science and performance to create Superposition

“I interviewed a particle physicist, a philosopher, and I also took a lap dancing course,” poet and performer Chanje Kunda told me. Her journey, drive & determination to make it in the theatre world is astounding and a remarkable story. After a success previous international tour of her work Amsterdam which she funded entirely through her PPI…

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