Tickets for The Fountainhead at The Lowry
Based on the book by Ayn Rand
UK PREMIERE / A PRE-FACTORY EVENT
You’re likely to find yourself sky high, breathless and hypnotised’ – The New York Times
Ivo van Hove brings his Internationaal Theater Amsterdam ensemble to The Lowry to perform his most controversial work. The Fountainhead is a gripping adaptation of Ayn Rand’s uncompromising 20th-century classic, a major inspiration for libertarian politicians on both sides of the Atlantic.
The Fountainhead is a portrait of Howard Roark, a brilliant young architect who rejects easy routes to commercial success in favour of innovation and independence. It’s ‘a war of ideas’, in Van Hove’s words, encompassing art and architecture, commerce and capitalism. But it’s also a passionate hymn to individualism – and a dark, violent love story. Presented as a pre-Factory event, The Fountainhead receives its UK premiere at MIF19.
The Lowry Wed 10 & Thur 11 July, 6.30pm Sat 13 July, 2pm
Tickets £18–£35 £13–£30 concs £10 Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage
The Fountainhead is presented in Dutch with English subtitles and contains scenes of an adult nature 4hr 15min incl interval