Returning to the stage following her acclaimed performances in the National Theatre’s production of A Taste of Honey, Oliver!, One Man Two Governors, Annie, Abigail's Party and Calamity Jane, Jodie Prenger stars as ‘Emma’, in the 2021 UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, TELL ME ON A SUNDAY reprising a role Jodie first bought to life in 2016.
TELL ME ON A SUNDAY charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980’s. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she's been looking for love in all the wrong places.
This iconic musical features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wonderful score, accompanied live by West End musicians, including the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face, and title track Tell Me On A Sunday. Previously performed by iconic musical theatre stars Marti Webb and Sarah Brightman, this new production directed by Paul Foster includes an intimate post-show chat with Jodie charting her life, love and experience playing the role of ‘Emma’.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s numerous awards include 7 TONYs, 3 Grammys, 7 Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, 2 Emmys and the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre.
Don Black is an Oscar winning lyrist (Born Free) who has penned numerous James Bond theme tunes and chart hits including Michael Jackson’s Ben and Lulu’s To Sir With Love.
A new comedy musical about anxiety disorders, caring and trying to keep going. With power ballads, show tunes and body percussion, HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL explore what it’s like to be human and to struggle.
Alice is making a new start. Things are going to be different. She has moved out of the big city to a small town, doing the job she loves as an Occupational Therapist. She is going to be a new person here, cool, calm and free. The kind of person who goes running everyday and can go to a cafe and sit on their own. She is going to make a difference, meet new people and become a new woman…BUT her old friend Anxiety has other ideas…
How do you make new friends when even choosing what to have for dinner fills you with dread and self-doubt? What do you do when it all gets too much?
★★★★★ “A packed and very rewarding experience” – British Theatre
★★★★ The Live Review
★★★★ ‘relatable to every person in the audience’ – Upstaged Manchester
★★★★ ‘engaging and entertaining theatre’ – Opening-Night.org
‘Hilarious’ – BritishTheatreGuide
“It entertains. But, it also probes questions about our own insecurities, self-doubt and social angst” – South West Londoner
Livestreaming Frequently Asked Questions:
What does livestreaming mean?
The show will be performed live at the theatre and a recording of this performance will be simultaneously be played through the device you are watching the show on. Like live TV or National Theatre Live.
Do I need to download anything to watch the livestream?
No, although it is advisable to update your device.
How will I get the link for the livestream?
A link will be sent to you on the day of the performance by the box office you have booked your tickets through.
Is my ticket per person watching, or per device?
I am not free on the Friday 22nd January at 7.30pm, can I still watch the show?
We will not be doing another livestream performance soon, but the recording of the livestream may be available for people to watch who were not able to see the show.
Can I record the livestream?
Live at The Lowry – Tue 8 June at 7:45pm (limited capacity with social distancing in place)
Watch online at steam.theatre from Fri 11 June (link to site)
A work-in-progress, concert style performance
Developed by Perfect Pitch
Written by Rachel Bellman and Josh Bird
Directed by Julie Atherton
Game Theory is a thrilling original musical about friendship, betrayal, and the lengths we will go just to belong.
Presented as a work-in-progress, concert style presentation, Game Theory tells the story of Cass, a university fresher desperate to feel like she belongs, and her three student friends hovering on the fringes of campus society, Mia, Tom and Luke. As the group are drawn into the black market underworld of endangered flowers (yes that’s a thing!) they all become entangled in a criminal investigation, and it's soon clear that someone is lying to them.
But the real question is... how far would you go for your friends?
Developed by Perfect Pitch
A MOTHER’S SONG
Live at The Lowry – Wed 9 June at 7:45pm (limitedcapacity with social distancing in place)
Watch online at steam.theatre from Sat 12 June (link to site)
Created by Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo
Three remarkable women at different timesin history, all linked by bloodline, find connection through thetraditional folk ballads passed down their familytree. These songs have traveled the globe, from Scotland, through NorthernIreland and into the Appalachian mountains. And in modern-day New York,Sarah's rediscovery of these songs and the family stories embedded within them,help guide her through life-changing events and decisions.Can Sarah maintain her identity as an independent, queer woman inNYC, without abandoning the traditions of her childhood?
A contemporary new musical withan original pop-folk score from award-winning composer FinnAnderson.
“hugely impressive in its exploration ofcomplex themes… a musical of considerable depth and power… abeautiful and deeply personal work of theatre”
“as refreshing as it is heartbreaking… FinnAnderson’s creation is rare in that it allows its folk music to be more thanpretty. It’s percussive, visceral, and passionate… an important show”
(Musical Theatre Review)
Created by Off West End award-winning teamFinn Anderson and Tania Azevedo.
A Mother's Song was originallycommissioned by the American Music Theatre Project and the RoyalConservatoire of Scotland for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since then is hasbeen developed further through a 4-week residency in Chicago with AmericanMusic Theatre Project.
Finn is a writer, composer andsinger-songwriter, working throughout the UK and internationally. He hascreated four award-nominated musicals and is the 2020 recipient of the CameronMackintosh Resident Composer Scheme. Most recently Finn co-createdaward-winning Edinburgh Fringe hit Islander which is currentlyin development for productions in Poland, Korea, Australia and theUSA, as well as a radio adaptation with BBC Radio 4. Other projects include ashort online musical for National Theatre of Scotland/BBC, and a newScottish-Brazilian musical created with acclaimed Braziliansongwriter Siba. He has created music for many of the UK’s leadingtheatre artists, companies and venues. His debut solo album ‘Until theLight’ was released in 2019.
Tania is a criticallyacclaimed Portuguese-Australian director, dramaturg and theatremaker. Whilst maintaining a commitment to theatre thatentertains, Tania aims to develop pieces that strive for social change. Tania'swork has been presented in theatres across the UK and internationallyincluding National Theatre of Scotland, Theatre Royal Stratford East,The Other Palace, The Hope Mill Theatre, Theatre503, King's Head, The CitizensTheatre, The Union Theatre, The VAULTS, The Bunker, and The EdinburghFestival Fringe.
Live at The Lowry – Thu 10 June at 7:45pm (limited capacity with social distancing in place)
Watch online at steam.theatre from Sun 13 June (link to site)
A concert-style performance
Presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment
Directed by Bronagh Lagan
Written And Performed by Drew Dillon
A one man musical with a pop infused score, 34 tells the story of a young gay man navigating life and love in Belfast while wrestling with the politics, relationships and the pull of the place he calls home.
Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
Rescheduled from Tuesday 23rd February 2021
Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm), Nicole Barber-Lane (Hollyoaks), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), and Nicki French (Eurovision), it’s our brand-new show, Cruising Through Menopause. In the hysterical sequel to our smash-hit Menopause The Musical®, we fast forward five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set off on the high seas.
Hot flushes, mood swings, memory lapses, weight gain - these are a few of our favourite menopausal things! Cruising Through Menopause is a hilarious, heartfelt, reassuring and unflinching look at the joys of menopause and friendship. When your life is a bumpy ride full of twists and turns, it’s hard to find true friends. But step on board and we’ll take you on a trip of self-discovery, love and friendship all backed by a soundtrack of brand-new toe-tapping parodied hits!
For these four ladies the menopause was not the beginning of the end, but the beginning of a beautiful friendship where love conquers, and friendships never fail.
So, all aboard and we’ll have you laughing, singing and maybe even dancing on-stage, as you join us for Menopause The Musical 2 - Cruising Through Menopause.
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Age advisory 16+
Strictly Ballroom The Tour Limited
By Agreement with Global Creatures
Strictly Ballroom The Musical, based on the award-winning world-wide film phenomenon, is heading out to tour the UK and Ireland, starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Kevin Clifton!
With direction from dancer, choreographer, theatre director and Britain’s favourite TV Judge, Craig Revel Horwood, Strictly Ballroom the Musical will be will be foxtrotting around the UK from January 2022.
Bringing together a cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom the Musical follows rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings. When his radical dance style see him fall out of favour with Australian Federation, he must dance with beginner, Fran. Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom!
Featuring toe tapping numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, as well as several wonderful new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect. This spectacle is sure to make for an unforgettable evening under the glitter ball that will send your heart soaring!