Here’s What Is Coming Up At The Lowry In July

This July The Lowry stages an array of fantastic family shows. The unmissable brand new production of Fantastic Mr Fox (Wed 5 July – Sun 9 July), the classic tale of The Railway Children (Tue 25 – Sun 30 July), The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Thu 27 – Sun 30 July) and winner of the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family The Red Shoes (Tue 11 – Sat 15 July).

The venue also hosts it first ever dementia friendly performance in the form of The Mikado on Weds 26 July, 2pm.

In the galleries, Lowry at Home: Salford 1966 (Sat 10 June – Sun 24 Sept) and the permanent display of LS Lowry: The Art & The Artist continues daily


Nuffield and Curve Theatres
Fantastic Mr Fox
Wed 5 – Sun 9 July

Nuffield and Curve Theatres in association with Lyric Hammersmith present Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox adapted for the stage by Sam Holcroft at The Lowry Wed 5 – Sun 9 July.

The full cast for its brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic Fantastic Mr Fox, a co-production with Curve, in association with Lyric Hammersmith includes Greg Barnett (Mr Fox), Richard Atwill (Rat/Bean), Raphael Bushay(Badger/Boggis), Jade Croot (Kit), Sandy Foster (Rabbit), Lillie Flynn (Mrs Fox), Gruffudd Glyn (Mole/Bunce), Kelly Jackson (Mouse), and Edward Hole and Tanya Shields completing the ensemble, alongside actor-musicians,Patrick Burbridge, Anna Fordham and Richie Hart.

Boggis, Bunce and Bean, three greedy, smelly, horrid farmers hate the cunning Mr Fox.

Mr Fox is smart, clever and rather fantastic, but he doesn’t realise how determined the farmers are to get revenge. Can he hatch a plan to save his family and friends? Can they outrun the diggers and outsmart the farmers? And can Rabbit shut up long enough not to give the game away?

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations promises a huge theatrical feast with live music and songs, ideal for the whole family.

David Wood OBE presents
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Thu 27 – Sun 30 July

Children’s favourite ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ returns to The Lowry this July.

The truly magical Olivier Award nominated West End production The Tiger Who Came to Tea is roaring back onto the Lyric theatre stage Thu 27 – Sun 30 July

Adapted and directed by David Wood OBE, Judith Kerr’s ever popular tale, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, is the ideal introduction to theatre for children aged three plus and the perfect treat for the whole family.

When Sophie and her Mummy welcome the hungry Tiger to tea, he proceeds to eat all the sandwiches, buns, biscuits and more. He even manages to drink all the water in the tap! What will Sophie’s Daddy say when he gets home?

Join the Tiger, Sophie and her Mummy and Daddy, in this musical slice of teatime mayhem with sing-a-long songs, oodles of magic and interactive fun.

David Wood is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children, whose many successes include: The Gingerbread Man, Guess How Much I Love You, eight Roald Dahl adaptations including West End hits The BFG, The Witches and George’s Marvellous Medicine; and the Olivier Award winning Goodnight Mister Tom.

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the much loved book by Judith Kerr, designed by Susie Caulcutt, movement director Emma Clayton and Music Arranger / Supervisor Peter, starring Abbey Norman (Sophie), Ashley Tucker (Mummy), Harry Howle (Daddy/ Milkman/Postman/Tiger), Katie Arundell (Understudy/Wardrobe) and Jacob Jackson (Understudy/ASM). The Tiger Who Came to Tea is produced by Nick Brooke Ltd.

Regan De Wynter Williams Productions
The Mikado
Tue 25 – Sat 29 July

Regan De Wynter Williams Productions will present Sasha Regan’s all-male The Mikado Tue 25 – Sat 29 July at The Lowry, with a specially adapted dementia friendly performance on Wed 26 July, 2pm.

Although not yet confirmed, adaptions to The Mikado for the dementia friendly performance can include things like looking at the pacing of the story, if there are quick plot developments they may look to slow things down and make more obvious references to changes in the story. There may also be a lot of repetition so that theatregoers are able to follow along with the story.

As a theatre The Lowry can make adaptions like keeping the lights up in the auditorium so that theatregoers are not in complete darkness; having an open door policy so that theatregoers can see all exits and are free to leave when they need to; having extra trained staff on hand to help out with individual’s needs.

Following the highly successful all-male tours of H.M.S. Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance, Sasha Regan returns to Salford with the irresistible The Mikado – one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most famous operettas.

In true topsy –turvy fashion, Gilbert and Sullivan’s inherent humour and timeless tunefulness are married with Regan’s wicked sense of fun. This vibrant production successfully pokes playful fun at British politics and institutions. The crazy storyline takes us to 1950s England where a school camping trip is visiting the far away land of Titipu – a place where flirting is banned on pain of death and where tailors can become Lord High Executioners but cannot cut off another’s head, until they have cut off their own!

Visual Art

Lowry At Home: Salford 1966
Sat 10 June – Sun 24 September

Previously unseen photographs by one of the world’s most celebrated international photographers, famous for many iconic fashion and portrait images of the last 50 years. It is open Sun – Fri 11am – 5pm and Sat 10am – 5pm.

Commissioned by Nova magazine to record Salford in 1966, Clive Arrowsmith began his assignment at the home of LS Lowry. Quickly gaining Lowry’s trust, he was able to photograph the artist at home, in his garden and on nearby streets, providing a uniquely domestic portrait of an artist renowned for guarding his privacy.

LS Lowry: The Art & The Artist
Permanent display

The Lowry houses the largest public collection of paintings and drawings by LS Lowry in the world. It is open Sun – Fri 11am – 5pm and Sat 10am – 5pm. Free talks on LS Lowry every day at 12pm and 2pm.

A complete re-display of the Collection – with more gallery space than ever before dedicated to the Salford artist, along with new interpretation and new loans from across the UK.
Featuring some of his most famous and important works this exhibition shows an artist remarkable for his diversity and fearless innovation.

Claire Stewart, curator of The Lowry Collection at The Lowry, said: “We’re proud to house the world’s largest public collection of Lowry work – and in extending the exhibition in this way we further strengthening that position as the home of LS Lowry.

About Author /

Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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