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Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 January
Blonde Bombshells of 1943

Winner of Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Entertainment 2006.

A huge hit at the Bolton Octagon and a sell-out in London, this laugh-out-loud musical comedy, based on the award-winning Last of the Blonde Bombshells starring Dame Judi Dench, is packed with 1940s classics performed live by a sensational eight-piece swing band.

The celebrated Blonde Bombshells, the most glamorous of all-girl swing bands, manages to lose members every time it plays a GI camp! Now there's an important BBC job in the offing and bandleader Betty needs to find new musicians - fast!

With an eccentric bunch of riotous new recruits - including naïve schoolgirl Liz, who plays a mean clarinet; Miranda, an upper-crust saxophonist; singing nun Lily; and Patrick, a male drummer willing to wear a frock to avoid a drafting - Betty and her band prepare to make the journey to a secret BBC recording, and potential fame and fortune.

Packed with toe-tapping tunes by Fats Waller, The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller and many more, this sparking and hilarious musical play will have you roaring with delight and is guaranteed to send you home with a smile and a swing!

‘An absolute blast - go see and enjoy.' The Daily Telegraph

Monday 2 - Saturday 7 February
Boeing Boeing
By Marc Camoletti. Translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans.

When Boeing Boeing took off to a roar of laughter in London's West End in 2007, the Daily Telegraph called it ‘the funniest show in London'. Directed by Olivier Award-winner Matthew Warchus, this hysterical production has since taken Broadway by storm. Audiences and critics have been unbuckling their seatbelts and rolling in the aisles for this first-class Tony Award-winning comedy (Best Revival 2008).  

Starring Martin Marquez (Hotel Babylon, Dirty Tricks, EastEnders), Susie Blake (Coronation Street, The Victoria Wood Show), John Marquez (Hotel Babylon, EastEnders, Doc Martin), Sarah Jayne Dunn (Hollyoaks, Drop Dead Gorgeous), Thaila Zucchi (Skins, Love Soup) and Josephine Butler (No Heroics, Sorted).

‘Fasten your seatbelts for the most deliriously funny flight of your life.' Mail on Sunday

‘The funniest play to hit Broadway in ages.' Wall Street Journal

Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 February
Horrible Histories: The Frightful First World War and Woeful Second World War
The Birmingham Stage Company

Following the huge success of the Imperial War Museum North's family friendly exhibition based on The Frightful First World War, we're pleased to announce the return of Horrible Histories to The Lowry.

Using actors and amazing 3D special effects, these two astounding shows are guaranteed to thrill as historical figures and events come alive on stage and hover at your fingertips. Written by Terry Deary - the world's best selling non-fiction writer for children - these ground-breaking theatrical presentations will leave you gasping!

Wednesday 11 February
Post-show talk 13.30
Free to ticket holders.
Lyric Theatre

Thursday 12 February
Post-show talk 13.30
Free to ticket holders.
Lyric Theatre

Wednesday 18 - Sunday 22 February
Wild Rose presents the Russian Ice Stars
Cirque de Glace


Cirque de Glace is a unique combination of world class skating and unforgettable spectacle.

This new genre of ice show is guaranteed to stimulate, dazzle, entertain and thrill all ages. So be there, as Cirque de Glace hits the live entertainment world like a meteor
and an explosion of fire and ice takes place before your very eyes.

Friday 6 and Saturday 7 March
The Dance Consortium
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Fresh from a smash-hit tour of the UK in autumn 2008.

Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts presenting a playful, entertaining view of classical ballet in parody form, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts and is now treasured all around the world.

Affectionately known as The Trocks, this company of professional male dancers presents an inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their brilliant comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces!

‘The Trocks deliver a kick from a steel toe-cap in a silky pointed shoe.' The Daily Telegraph

Friday 6 March
Open Rehearsal*
See how a performance comes together. There will be the opportunity to ask questions during the afternoon and a brief introduction by the Artistic Director or Ballet Master after class. All welcome.

Times - 16.20 - 18.20
Free to ticket holders of the Friday 6 March performance.
Lyric Theatre
*Please note dancers will be in practice clothing.

Friday 6 March 19.30
Post-show talk
Free to ticket holders.
Lyric Theatre

Saturday 7 March
Masterclass
Experience the style and choreography of this world-class company as Ballet Master Paul Ghiselin takes you through your paces.
Suitable for dance professionals and teachers aged 18+. Capacity 20.


Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March
Calendar Girls

Following a sell-out run in October, Calendar Girls returns by popular demand!
     
A very British story with a very British heart, Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Adapted by Tim Firth from his smash-hit Mirimax film of the same name, it is based an uplifting and very inspiring true story.

Calendar Girls has been one of our fastest selling shows ever so book your tickets now to make sure you don't miss out!

‘A show whose feelgood factor is sky-high. Unashamedly sentimental and full of heart and bare-faced cheek.' - The Guardian

Monday 23 - Saturday 28 March
Noël Coward's Brief Encounter

Brought to you by the award-winning producers of Calendar Girls, Equus, The Play What I Wrote and Art, Brief Encounter has a company of ten actor-musicians who recreate the world of Milford Junction with film, music and words in ways that have never been seen before to create a unique theatrical evening which has left both audiences and critics overwhelmed by emotion, laughter, tears, and praise for the production in London's West End.

Do not miss this chance to experience a night at the theatre that you will remember always.

‘I haven't had such a good time in years!' The Independent

Wednesday 15 - Sunday 19 April
SpongeBob Squarepants: The Sponge Who Could Fly! A New Musical

Take a look at what's surfacing on a stage at The Lowry... SpongeBob Squarepants: The Sponge Who Could Fly!

Will he take flight, or will his dream come crashing down to the ocean floor? It's a tale too exciting to be kept undersea! So dive into the UK stage première of the exciting musical about dreams, friendship and soaring to new heights, SpongeBob Squarepants: The Sponge Who Could Fly!

Wednesday 8 - Sunday 12 April
LazyTown Live! - The Pirate Adventure

Swashbuckling fun for all the family starring UK cast.

Hot on the heels of the phenomenally successful first ever LazyTown Live! (The Lowry, 2008) comes a brand new show that's guaranteed to make superheroes of you all.

Get ready for star-jumps, power-moves, laugh out-loud fun, sing-along songs and dancing in the aisles when LazyTown Live! - The Pirate Adventure sails into town.

Come aboard! Book your tickets and help Sportacus save LazyTown today!

Superseats
Book the best seats in the house and get a goody bag with a souvenir brochure for each child.

Wednesday 29 April - Saturday 2 May
Derren Brown

Following the sell-out successes of his previous visits, Derren Brown returns to The Lowry. On stage as well as on TV Derren Brown is in a class of his own, exhilarating audiences with his unique brand of intelligent and theatrical entertainment. His pioneering blend of psychology, illusion and showmanship makes for a stunning and dramatic evening in the hands of a master performer. There's nothing like it anywhere else in the world - book now to avoid disappointment.

Suitable for ages 12+.
 
‘Clearly the greatest dinner party guest in history...or the scariest man in Britain.' The Guardian