Something For The Weekend: Fri 28 February – Sun 2 March

1. Propeller present The Comedy Of Errors – Fri 28 February – Sat 1 March & A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Sat 1 March

Propeller is an all-male Shakespeare company which seeks to find a more engaging way of expressing Shakespeare and to more completely explore the relationship between text and performance. This weekend, they bring not one, but two productions to The Lowry!

The Comedy Of Errors

In Shakespeare’s smartest and most farcical play, two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis – so complicated that time itself loses the plot – into heart-warming focus. Fortunately the audience is always one step ahead…

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In Shakespeare’s most magical play, love and illusion collide when two pairs of lovers become entangled in fairy mischief on the eve of a Royal Wedding. Dreams and reality become interchangeable and romantic chaos ensues. Seeing really is believing!

Members of the company in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Credit - Dominic Clemence

2. Performer as Curator – Alison Goldfrapp – LAST CHANCE TO SEE

Closing this weekend, this is your last chance to see the first in our series of Performer as Curator. Alison Goldfrapp’s era-spanning journey into fantasy, fairy tales and folklore has dazzled visitors to The Lowry over the past few months. Featuring artists such as surrealist Leonora Carrington, legendary film director David Lynch, Manchester’s own Henry Liverseege, Outsider Art pioneer Henry Darger and many more (click here for a full list of artists featured), there is something for everyone in this eclectic and awe-inspiring exhibition.

Whether you have seen it yet or not, we recommend getting down to our galleries this weekend for a final glance in to the mind of one of music’s most intriguing performers.

goldfrapp trio(From L-R) John Stezaker, Untitled, 1988-90 / Anna Fox, Country Girls, 1999 / Toshiko Okanoue, Nature, undated

3. Dunham Massey is the Stamford Military Hospital

This weekend, just a short drive from The Lowry, the National Trust’s Dunham Massey site is transformed into a military hospital. In World War 1 this Georgian manor house was made into a sanctuary from the trenches for over 300 soldiers. This year the National Trust have reverted the site back to a hospital as their flagship project to mark the World War 1 centenary commemorations. You can now see what life was like for the patients and how the war changed everything for those who lived and worked at Dunham. Spend time in the ward, recreation room and operating theatre as you experience the Stamford Hospital as it once was. The house is open from 11am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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