With the New Year fast approaching. We thought we’d ease you in to 2016 with a rundown of our Top 10 shows. How we spoil you.
1. The Girls
Cheshire’s very own Gary Barlow & Tim Firth’s brand new musical The Girls kicks off 2016 on The Lowry’s Lyric stage.
The musical comedy The Girls is based on a true story about a group of ladies who decided to appear in a nude calendar in order to raise money for their local hospital. Raising over three million pounds in memory of one of their husbands who died of leukaemia, The Calendar Girls is a well-loved story.
The Girls comes to The Lowry from Fri 8 January – Sat 30 January. For more info and to book tickets click here.
2. Shrek The Musical
Based on the award-winning DreamWorks animation film, Shrek The Musical is a must-see show for all the family.
Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive Lord Farquaad, a gang of fairytale misfits, and a biscuit with attitude, and you’ve got the biggest, brightest musical comedy around!
Shrek The Musical comes to The Lowry from Tue 2 February – Sat 20 February. For more info and to book tickets click here.
3. The James Plays
4. Origins | Animikii Theatre
After murdering his brother, in cold blood, we meet Cain living out his life exiled from his homeland. Afflicted by his memories and haunted by figures from the past, Cain must now retrace his steps back to Eden in pursuit of answers.
A psychological thriller that plunges into the heart of darkness where movement, sound and rhythm fuse to create a physically pulsating stage adventure. Journey into the landscapes of both dream and reality, and confront life’s most primeval questions of faith, death and immortality.
Origins premieres at The Lowry from Thu 28 April – Fri 29 April. For more info and to book tickets click here.
5. Chitty Chitty, Bang Bang.
Starring Jason Manford as Caractacus Potts; Michelle Collins as Baroness Bomburst and Phill Jupitus as Lord Scrumptious/Baron Bomburst;
6. Wind in the Willows
After a recent visit to local schools inspiring youngesters to read the wild tale about the thrill-seeking, lovable menace Mr Toad, Wind in the Willows comes to The Lowry in October.
7. Carlos Acosta: A Classical Farewell
From humble beginnings in Cuba to performing on some of the world’s biggest stages, Carlos Acosta has had an incredible career. He has played many of ballet’s most iconic roles including Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Basilio in Don Quixote and The Prince in Nutcracker. He has worked with some of the world’s leading ballet companies including Ballet National de Cuba, The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Houston Ballet, written two novels and appeared in two feature films.
For his final UK tour dancing classical works, he performs experts from his favourite ballet repertoire alongside an incredible cast of dancers from Cuba, with a full live orchestra.
Carlos Acosta: A Classical Farewell comes to The Lowry from
8. The Chairs | Extant
The Chairs is presented by Extant, Britain’s leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired people, and comes to The Lowry in April.
9. Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Adapted by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg and directed by Nikolai Foster, this tale of vivacious, good-time girl Holly Golightly and her fantastical existence in 1940s New York City, is told through the eyes of a young writer, completely fascinated by this exquisite extrovert who every woman wants to be, and every man wants to be with.
10. U Dance 2016.
The annual national U. Dance Festival showcases the very best in youth dance from across the country. The four day festival, in July 2016, will give hundreds of young dancers the opportunity to perform to an audience on The Lowry’s stage and to work alongside nationally renowned artists.
U.Dance aims to give every child and young person in England the opportunity each year to take part in a dance performance. Since the inception of U Dance, in 2008, over 188,000 young people have performed at a U Dance registered event.
For more information click here.