Something For The Weekend: Fri 7 – Sun 9 March

1. The Seagull – Fri 7 – Sat 8 March

‘We need the theatre, couldn’t, couldn’t do without it. Could we?’

Anya Reiss, one of the most exciting new voices in British theatre, brings The Seagull right up to date while keeping the timeless quality of the great original.

A famous actress’ visit to her brother’s remote estate exposes the frustrated yearnings and ambitions of her family and friends. As her son puts much more than his self-respect at stake by trying to impress her with a play he’s written himself, others dream of love, the bright lights, and being able to escape their past.

This critically acclaimed adaptation of Chekhov’s masterpiece maintains all its power to enthrall; The Seagull is a captivating study of the corrosion of youthful idealism, wasted ambitions and unrequited love.

‘Fresh, colloquial, sexy and downright perceptive.’ The Daily Telegraph

Contains some strong language and may contain smoking.

Because of the nature of the staging for this production, which thrusts the stage out into the auditorium further than usual, seats at the side on all three levels will have excellent views of the action.

2. In the Frame: Dance on Film – opens Sat 8 March

Dance is often seen as an art form constrained to the stage. Dance on Film presents the genre of dance via a selection of films made by visual artists, choreographers and dance companies, redefining the idea of the moving image and constructing a new stage for dance.

From New York City Ballet’s New Beginnings – a moving film for two dancers shot at dawn at World Trade Centre 4 in New York in 2013; to a documentary that charts the lives of two principal ballet dancers who have been partners in life and dance for over 50 years.

The Lowry is also very proud to present the critically acclaimed All This Can Happen by choreographer Siobhan Davies and filmmaker David Hinton. Made entirely from early archive photographs and footage from the earliest days of cinema the film follows the footsteps of the protagonist from the short story ‘The Walk’ by writer Robert Walser.

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3. Grandpa’s Railway – Sun 9 March

A playful journey of discovery with Grandpa and his working model railway from acclaimed company M6.

Imagine a railway that fits in one room
But travels the world in just one afternoon.
A toot of the whistle, a hiss of the steam
A tale of adventures, surprises and dreams!

From the team behind the highly acclaimed Sunflowers and Sheds and Mavis Sparkle, comes M6’s brand new original production.

Featuring live music, a working model railway and a coachload of surprises, these playful characters embark on an evocative journey that explores the past, illuminates the present and lays new tracks for the future.

Grandpa's Railway 3 (Credit Lewis Wileman)

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