The Lowry - Spring Summer Season. Image courtesy of Ed Waring.
Image courtesy of Ed Waring.

The Lowry Spring Summer Season

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor

The new season at The Lowry is bursting with stunning ballet, truly beautiful opera and gritty, honest Northern drama. The Lowry’s stage will welcome back Northern Broadsides, Opera North, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures for a vibrant and electrifying new season.

Whether you’re a seasoned dance enthusiast or attending the ballet for the first time, The Lowry has got you covered. Birmingham Royal Ballet return to Salford with their thrilling gothic adaptation of the fairytale classic Beauty and The Beast. Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures make a welcome return to The Lowry’s stage with a passionate and contemporary reimagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Also this season – American choreographer Mark Morris swings into Salford with Pepperland – a unique tribute to The Beatles and one of the best-selling albums of all time, and, multiple award-winning electro-composer, Shiva Feshareki.

With a strong shot of Northern Grit, Andrea Dunbar’s acclaimed Rita, Sue and Bob Too brings the season to a dramatic head. And Northern Broadsides bring their wonderful Northern twist to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.

Things to do right now

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Visual Arts 20 September 2018–19 September 2019, FREE

Manchester Art Gallery Highlights Tour

Red Dust Road at HOME
Literature 11–21 September 2019, from £10.00

Red Dust Road at HOME

A Taste of Honey at The Lowry
Theatre 13–21 September 2019, from £12.50

A Taste of Honey at The Lowry

Cinema 13–22 September 2019, from £9

The Shock of the Future at HOME

MIF19 David Lynch at HOME Manchester International Festival
Cinema 6 July–29 September 2019, FREE

MIF19: David Lynch at HOME

Unearthing passion and protest at Quarry Bank
Activity 13 July–29 September 2019, general admission charges apply

Glorious Phantoms at Quarry Bank

GRUB Mayfield
Families 3 May–29 September 2019, FREE

Grub Food Fair at Mayfield

Music 18 May–1 October 2019, FREE

Free Jazz at Band on the Wall