Something For The Weekend: Fri 16 – Sun 18 May


1. La Boheme – Fri 16 – Sun 17

Phyllida Lloyd’s famed production of La Bohème has been praised for its perennial freshness, immediacy and close attention to the text. It gives full expression to the joy, wit and frivolity of student life in Paris in the early 1960s, when it is set, but also faces squarely the devastation that death brings when it arrives in the midst of the lives of a group of young friends. Anthony Ward’s detailed and atmospheric designs vividly convey the hustle and bustle of the clubs and cafés of Paris.

Bohème remains one of the most popular of operas, and rightly so. Puccini weaves a web of glorious melody throughout, and his music speaks directly to the heart of anyone who has ever been young, and loved and lost.

Sung in Italian with English titles.

2. NorthWestDance / The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training Dance Open Days – Sun 18

NorthWestDance / The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training Open Days give young people aged 11-19 the chance to find out about local and regional dance opportunities by attending a free fun, physical and creative dance day delivered by The Lowry’s Centre for Advanced Training and NorthWestDance partners.

The workshops end with a question and answer session that gives both potential students and their parents/guardians the chance to talk to dance professionals about a career in dance.

Attending an Open Day is essential for any young person aged 12-16 wishing to apply for a place on The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training (CAT) For more information on the CAT please visit NorthWestDance.

There is an Open Day in each sub region of the North West. You can book onto an Open Day through The Lowry Box Office on 0843 208 6000.

Please remember to bring the Participant Information Form with you on the day.


3. Pinocchio – Sun 18 

Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure – to find some fun! Now…if only his nose would just stay still!

Hiccup Theatre join forces with acclaimed writer for children Michael Rosen (We’re Going on a Bear Hunt) to bring Carlo Collodi’s classic tale to life in a sparkling new version.

Suitable for age 3+ and their families

“Hiccup Theatre will charm, entertain and delight in equal measure” on Rumpelstiltskin

“Absorbing, exciting, inventive and wonderfully creative” The Stage on The Owl and the Pussycat

Relaxed Performance, 3pm

Please call the Box Office on 0843 208 6000 to book.

Relaxed performances are specifically designed to welcome into theatres people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or a sensory or communication disorder. They have a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels – an easy way to describe them is ‘the opposite of the quiet carriage on the train’. There is a relaxed attitude to noise, movement and small changes to the sound levels and some lighting effects in the show.

All Tickets £6

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