Kill The Beast: What Happened Last Time

The Lowry’s Associate Artists return to The Lowry with their first completely original production, He Had Hairy Hands (Thu 5 & Fri 6 June)

For those of you who were lucky enought to catch them last year or in 2011, you’ll know what to expect. A riot, that’s what.

For newcomers to Kill The Beast, here are a few of the reviews from their adaptation of Tom Baker’s cult novel, The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, which premiered at The Lowry in 2011.

Snatch your tickets for He Had Hairy Hands from the slavering jaws of disappointment here:

Click on the images to read the full reviews:


Time Out

“A scorchingly talented young company” ****




What’s On Stage

“Inventive, clever, grusome and hilarious, The Boy Who Kicked Pigs is a twisted triumph and an unmissable debut production”



4605240060 British Theatre Guide

“A truly brilliant example of a class act in action” *****




“The League of Gentlemen stripped back to their Edinburgh roots” ****





“..the grinding suburbia of a Lowry painting through The League of Gentleman’s Royston Vasey.” ****

“the show’s rictus grin never droops and the blood and guts keep coming.”





A Younger Theatre

“Inventive, visually stunning stuff, made with a love and awareness of what has gone before… great, very grisly fun”




The Public Reviews

“A perfect example of the fun, vitality and inventiveness that can make theatre magical” (Editor’s Pick)


4605240245The Skinny

“The League of Gentlemen meets Hammer Horror with a detour through Willy Wonka’s nightmare tunnel” ****