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OPERA NORTH'S THE MAGIC FLUTE
Opera
Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th March 2019
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music.
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OPERA NORTH'S KATYA KABANOVA
Opera
Thursday 7th March 2019
In Katya Kabanova, Janáček created one of opera’s authentic masterpieces, charting his heroine’s tragedy with profound compassion in wildly beautiful music that crackles with tension and barely suppressed eroticism.
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OPERA NORTH'S GIANNI SCHICCHI & THE RITE OF SPRING
Opera
Friday 8th March 2019
The opera is presented together with Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet The Rite of Spring in a double bill which offers two very different reflections on the decline of the old order and the beginning of the new.
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AN EVENING WITH THE HAIRY BIKERS
Comedy
Sunday 10th March 2019
National Treasures Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers have announced a huge nationwide tour for 2019 taking in over 37 dates between February and April. With their irresistible enthusiasm, An Evening With The Hairy Bikers will be an epic night of cooking and conversation.
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ROBIN INCE
Comedy
Sunday 10th March 2019
Robin Ince is a multi-award winning comedian and broadcaster. His shows have been described as 'a bundle of fascinating and surprising digressions and uncanny impressions'.
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MINI MAGIC FLUTE
Family
Sunday 10th March 2019

A Prince is in search of a Princess, but will they ever find one other? What adventures lie in wait for them along the way? A trio of opera singers and an accordionist invite you to join them for a family-friendly, interactive retelling of Mozart’s magical fairy tale where nothing is quite as it first appears…

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RAIN MAN
Drama
Monday 11th to Saturday 16th March 2019
Based on the Oscar winning film which famously starred Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, Bill Kenwright presents the inaugural Classic Screen to Stage Theatre Company with a production of RAIN MAN, which won Oscar’s for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Actor for Hoffman. THIS SHOW IS NO LONGER STARRING MATHEW HORNE OR ED SPELLERS.
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HUMANHOOD: TORUS
Dance
Monday 11th March 2019
Humanhood’s much anticipated first group piece, performed by the newly joined five exceptional dancers, merges the company’s unique synergy and powerful movement into a tribal hurricane of effortless fluidity. Embarking in a journey into the toroidal flow, expanding and collapsing through chaos and stillness, Torus is a return to the tribal. Rhythm becomes visual, sonic and kinaesthetic.
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INTO THE LIGHT
Drama
Wednesday 13th March 2019

Directed by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham and incorporating an international cast of performers with and without learning disabilities, Hijinx & Teatro la Ribalta’s Into the Light is daring physical theatre about the right to be seen and heard, performed by those we need to see and hear.

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THE DUBLIN LEGENDS
Gigs
Thursday 14th & Friday 15th March 2019
The Seven Drunken Nights and More Tour 2019. Irish Folk music at its very best! The Dublin Legends return to our stage in March 2019!
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BEYOND BELIEF
Drama
Thursday 14th & Friday 15th March 2019

What would happen if you could live forever? A captivating and moving story of loss and infinite love, set in a terrifying near future where tech giants’ Beyond Belief’ can resurrect your digital soul. With their passionate and playful physical style, Tmesis explore afterlife in the digital age.

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KIERAN HODGSON
Comedy
Saturday 16th March 2019
Three-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Star of Radio 4’s Earworms and Lance, and as seen regularly on BBC2’s Two Doors Down, Upstart Crow and Dad’s Army: We’re Doomed.
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U DANCE 2019
Dance
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March 2019
Experience two exhilarating evenings of exciting and diverse dance performance. Celebrating some of the finest youth dance companies and young people’s choreography, from across the region.
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GEORGE LEWIS
Comedy
Sunday 17th March 2019
When George was 12 he fell for the most beautiful, most orange girl in Stockport. To win her heart, he tried to act less like a boy and more like a man. Specifically, Liam Gallagher. In this show, George looks back on teenage life in a world going crazy for Britpop, Minidiscs and New Labour.
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NO SUCH THING AS A FISH
Comedy
Sunday 17th March 2019
We can’t wait to get back on the tour bus to spread the nerdery further and wider across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales than ever before.
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THE NORTH
Dance
Monday 18th March 2019
It’s a place we all know but have never been… A forest, a desert of ice. The land of ancient gods, wild animals and strange creatures. The home of the Terrible and the Sublime…
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BRB: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Dance
Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd March 2019
A cruel Prince, cursed to spend the rest of his life living in a fantastical castle with the animals he callously hunted, finds salvation in the heart of a beautiful girl.
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BRB: FIRST STEPS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Family
Friday 22nd March 2019
This hour-long, interactive show, specially adapted for children aged from three to seven, features ballet excerpts from Beauty and the Beast, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet's amazing dancers and orchestra, interspersed with scenes in which a storyteller introduces the children to the music and the leading characters, and shares some technical magic.
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SINDHU VEE
Comedy
Friday 22nd March 2019
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee embarks on a UK tour with her critically acclaimed and Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, Sandhog.
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BESS THE COMMONER QUEEN
Drama
Saturday 23rd March 2019

A unique insight into the political intrigues of Elizabethan England, as witnessed first-hand by “Bess of Hardwick”. Bess was the closest female friend & Lady-in-Waiting to Elizabeth I &, at the same time, confidante to Mary Queen of Scots, whom Bess & her 4th husband (the Earl of Shrewsbury) kept under “house-arrest” for over 15 years until Mary’s execution.

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PAUL CARRACK
Gigs
Sunday 24th March 2019
With a back-catalogue of hits to his name including “How Long”, “Tempted” and “The Living Years”, Paul’s uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world.
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MISHA GLENNY - McMAFIA
Comedy
Monday 25th March 2019
Misha Glenny is an Award-winning journalist and author, his international bestselling book, McMafia, was recently turned into the hit BBC TV series of the same name.
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THE WORST WITCH
Family
Tuesday 26th to Sunday 31st March 2019
Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this thrilling new stage adaptation is directed by Theresa Heskins and features songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred-induced-mayhem. Age 7+
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RHOD GILBERT
Comedy
Wednesday 27th March 2019
Blue Jeans Management Proudly Presents Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense.
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BEST OF BE FESTIVAL
Drama
Wednesday 27th March 2019

Each year, BE FESTIVAL packages up three of their favourite shows from their international festival and sends them on a tour of the UK. Out on the road this year, there’ll be a daredevil, an illusionist and a juggling-computer-musical genius, performing 3 nail-biting, 30-minute shows all in one exhilarating evening.

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MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP - PEPPERLAND
Dance
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March 2019
Dance Consortium presents an unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, two keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences.
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SINGALONGA: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Gigs
Sunday 31st March 2019
Woah, woah, woah woah. Ladies and Gents this is the moment you’ve waited for… Singalonga Productions, producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga Grease brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing – The Greatest Showman!
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WOMAN TO WOMAN
Gigs
Sunday 31st March 2019
Woman to Woman sees a unique and timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female Singer-Songwriters.
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LOL (LADIES OF LAUGHTER) with NOREEN KHAN
Comedy
Sunday 31st March 2019
Noreen Khan hosts a night of comedy with some of the UKs favourite female acts. Come along for an evening of laughter - full line up to be confimed in October.
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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Drama
Monday 1st to Saturday 6th April 2019
The Girl On The Train - Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the DreamWorks film. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.
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ROOM ON THE BROOM
Family
Tuesday 2nd to Sunday 7th April 2019
Join the witch and her cat on their mission to defeat the dragon in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
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SHAPPI KHORSANDI
Comedy
Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Comedian, author, cultural icon and – most recently – idiot who agreed to be tortured on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!’, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she’s in her element, and now – after her spell in the jungle – she sets out for the more welcoming destination of Salford.
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PAMELA DEMENTHE - EVULVALUTION
Comedy
Thursday 4th & Friday 5th April 2019
The doyenne of erotic fiction, Pamela DeMenthe gets primal as she presents her new novel, a time travelling prehistoric romp, set in Hull: eVULVAlution.
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STEPHEN BAILEY
Comedy
Saturday 6th April 2019
Everyone’s favourite ‘guilty pleasure’ (Daily Record), stand-up comedy star, Stephen Bailey is back on tour with his brand-new show ‘Our Kid’
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BRENNAN REECE
Comedy
Saturday 6th April 2019
Star of Live At The Apollo (BBC) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Brennan Reece returns with his third UK tour – Evermore. A true Northern voice, with family close to his heart. Your Mum is going to love him!
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AN EVENING WITH BRIAN BLESSED
Comedy
Sunday 7th April 2019
Larger Than Life? British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television. An Evening with Brian Blessed is an experience that nobody should miss. His eloquence and humour will have the audience captured from the moment he walks on stage until the moment he leaves.
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SEANN WALSH
Comedy
Sunday 7th April 2019
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and the self-dubbed “Lie-In King”, Seann Walsh is “unquestionably the best observational comic of his generation (The Guardian). Returning from his run in America, where he made his USA television debut appearance on Conan, Seann Walsh is back on tour in the UK.
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TOMMY TIERNAN
Comedy
Sunday 7th April 2019
Back on the road again Tommy Tiernan has a new show, Paddy Crazy Horse. He rants and raves, he dances and acts. He tries to be very silly and very serious at the same time.
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THE CHIT CHAT CHALK SHOW
Family
Sunday 7th April 2019

Join Hawk Dance Theatre & The Knotted Project on our magical chalky adventure for 3-8 year olds! The Chit Chat Chalk Show follows Kiko, a confused young girl, struggling to understand how she feels about the strange new world she lives in.

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BLOOD BROTHERS
Musicals
Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th April 2019
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary 'Blood Brothers' tells the captivating & moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. The superb score includes 'Bright New Day', 'Marylin Monroe', & the hit 'Tell Me Its Not True'.
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RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO
Drama
Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th April 2019

Best friends Rita and Sue get a lift home from married Bob after babysitting his kids. When he offers them a taste of adult adventure, the three start a fling each of them think they can control. A vivid portrait of girls caught between a brutal childhood and an unpromising future in this bold production by Kate Wasserberg.

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ART GARFUNKEL
Gigs
Sunday 14th April 2019
An evening of songs and stories with American singer and poet Art Garfunkel, who is best known for his partnership with Paul Simon in the folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel. He will be performing a career retrospective, featuring Simon & Garfunkel, classic and solo hits, plus pieces from his new autobiography.
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GARY DELANEY
Comedy
Sunday 14th April 2019
One of Britain’s leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary’s shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags.
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DEMETRI MARTIN
Comedy
Tuesday 16th April 2019
Award-winning American comedian and star of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Demetri Martin is heading across the pond to the UK in April 2019 as part of his brand new tour – Wandering Mind. As part of his limited UK tour, Demetri Martin will perform at The Lowry for one night only.
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HEART OF DARKNESS
Drama
Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th April 2019

Co-produced by Marche Teatro and Cast. Supported by Arts Council England, Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University and Theatre by the Lake. Following the popular and critically acclaimed adaptation of Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, imitating the dog turn their attention to Joseph Conrad’s extraordinarily influential novel, Heart of Darkness.

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SHEN YUN
Dance
Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th April 2019
Take an enlightening journey through 5,000 years! SHEN YUN’S unique artistic vision expands the theatrical experience into a multi-dimensional, inspiring journey through one of humanity’s greatest treasures—the five millennia of traditional Chinese culture.
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ANT MIDDLETON
Drama
Sunday 21st April 2019

Ant Middleton, best known as the Chief Instructor for Channel 4’s hit shows, SAS : Who Dares Wins, Mutiny and Escape has announced a brand new fully immersive show for 2019, The Mind Over Muscle Tour.

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HOME, I'M DARLING
Drama
Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th April 2019

Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre and direct from a limited West End transfer, Home, I’m Darling comes to Salford for one week only from Tuesday 23 April. Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, Humans) reprises her acclaimed role as Judy, in Laura Wade’s new comedy about one woman’s quest to be the perfect 1950’s housewife.

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EQUUS
Drama
Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th April 2019
Inspired by a true story, Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller, Equus, explores the complex relationships between devotion, myth and sexuality. This gripping new production is directed by the award-winning Ned Bennett.
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ROB AUTON
Comedy
Sunday 28th April 2019
The Talk Show is a comedy/theatre/spoken word show about talking by award-winning writer and performer Rob Auton. The Talk Show was the second best reviewed comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival 2018.
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CATHERINE MAYER: FFS
Comedy
Sunday 28th April 2019
The author and Women’s Equality Party co-founder is at the end of her tether. A better, brighter, more equal future shimmers on the horizon, yet we seem to be hurtling in the opposite direction. A Funny, Free-wheeling Show about soundbite culture in a messy world. Go and see it: For Future’s Sake.
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UKULELE ORCHESTRA OF GREAT BRITAIN
Gigs
Sunday 28th April 2019
George Hinchcliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. The world’s very first Ukulele Orchestra is not just about ukuleles; it is about entertainment, joy, fun, strum and artistry.
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COMEDY 4 CHRISTIES
Comedy
Sunday 28th April 2019
Once again the very best of the comedy scene unite to bring you an amazing night of laughs to raise money for The Christie. The line-up includes award winning acts from the TV who have performed around the world. Keep your eyes peeled for this year’s very special line-up which won’t disappoint and is full of surprises.
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PRINCESS IDA
Opera
Monday 29th April to Wednesday 1st May 2019
Award winning Sale Gilbert & Sullivan Society are proud to bring you our 5th production at The Lowry. This rarely performed Gilbert and Sullivan Opera will delight you in the battle of the sexes.
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EDUCATING RITA
Drama
Tuesday 30th April to Saturday 4th May 2019
STEPHEN TOMPKINSON and JESSICA JOHNSON in WILLY RUSSELL’S EDUCATING RITA. This hilarious and heart-warming comedy won the Olivier award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award winning film which starred Julie Walters and Michael Cain.
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COMPANY WAYNE McGREGOR - AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Dance
Tuesday 30th April 2019
Wayne McGregor has been making choreography that interrogates life through the experience of the body, moving intelligently in space and time. His practice has been far-reaching and sought out collaborators from a diverse range of artistic and scientific fields to investigate the nature of embodied cognition.
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RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC
Gigs
Wednesday 1st May 2019
Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
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MICKY P KERR
Comedy
Thursday 2nd May 2019
In this, his debut solo tour, the now semi-famous Micky invites you to join him for an evening of music, social commentary and, above all, lots of laughs.
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STEWART FRANCIS
Comedy
Thursday 2nd May 2019
The star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Crackerjack' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off...INTO THE PUNSET.
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STRICTLY COME DANCING - THE PROFESSIONALS
Dance
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May 2019
Audiences will enjoy the incredible talent of these world-class dancers as they perform exquisitely choreographed Ballroom and Latin routines with all the sequins, sparkle and stunning production values we have come to know and love!
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JESS ROBINSON
Comedy
Friday 3rd May 2019
Multi-award-winning Jess Robinson is back with a new show! With more spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics.
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SUZI RUFFELL
Comedy
Saturday 4th May 2019
Star of Live At The Apollo, Live From The BBC, Mock The Week, Roast Battle and Live From The Comedy Store Suzi Ruffell takes her sell-out and critically acclaimed show Nocturnal on tour this Spring.
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THE GUILTY FEMINIST
Comedy
Sunday 5th May 2019
The Guilty Feminist podcast has become a comedy phenomenon with over 50 million downloads since it launched in late 2016. Comedian Deborah Frances-White and her guests discuss things which all twenty-first century feminists agree on – while confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears which undermine those noble goals.
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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Drama
Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th May 2019
Six years of war are over. Returning soldiers swap the battlefield for a landscape of love, masked balls and laughter. Two young dreamers fall head over heels, while two others resume their combative courtship.
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NORTHERN BALLET'S THE GREAT GATSBY
Dance
Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th May 2019
Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel is brought to life as dancers glide across the floor in gorgeous Chanel-inspired costumes to a cinematic score by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE.
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MYRA DUBOIS
Comedy
Thursday 9th May 2019
The self-declared siren of South Yorkshire presents a festive spectacular in what is undoubtably the best Christmas show you’ll see this summer! Join Myra DuBois for an evening of off-season seasonal sing-a-longs and summertime yule-tide anecdotes from her Christmases past, all delivered in her trademark acerbic wit!
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SMACK THAT (A CONVERSATION)
Dance
Saturday 11th May 2019
Beverly is having a party and you are one of her guests. Expect games, dancing, humour and a very raw and honest account of domestic abuse.
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RUBY TURNER
Gig
Sunday 12th May 2019
For many years Ruby Turner has been regarded as having one of the greatest voices the UK has ever produced. Ruby can breathe life and meaning into a song whether it is a passionate soaring ballad or a soulful up-tempo groove. Her career to date has been sensational with major tours, film, TV and theatre appearances.
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PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS
Comedy
Sunday 12th May 2019
The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant.
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ADAM RICHES
Comedy
Sunday 12th May 2019
Enjoy a unique show of off the wall, absurd and downright hilarious live comedy from Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Adam Riches. From edge of your seat audience participation to masterful character creations, no two shows are alike.
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THE MOUSETRAP
Drama
Monday 13th to Saturday 18th May 2019
Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be?
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AN EVENING WITH ANDY HAMILTON
Comedy
Tuesday 14th May 2019
Following the success of his sell-out tour “Change Management”, award-winning writer and comedian Andy Hamilton is back with a new show. Expect a hilarious and illuminating night out with a master of comedy.
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EMILY ATACK
Comedy
Thursday 16th May 2019
Emily Atack takes to the stage in Spring 2019 for her debut comedy show. A live memoir of anecdotes, impressions and tales of an actress in her twenties.
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STRANGERS ON A TRAIN SET
Comedy
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th May 2019
LipService give you a whistle stop tour of epic landscapes, nostalgic railway scenes and train top tussles that will leave you breathless and racing for the refreshment coach.
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ELEANOR CONWAY
Comedy
Saturday 18th May 2019
Fresh off the back of a 100 date, 10 country tour, Eleanor Conway, returns with her hotly anticipated sequel Walk of Shame 2 (Reality Bites)
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AL MURRAY - LANDLORD OF HOPE AND GLORY
Comedy
Sunday 19th May 2019
Al Murray brings his show Landlord of Hope and Glory to The Lowry in May 2019! - Citizens of Hope and Glory! Our new tomorrow beckons. A new tomorrow that smells reassuringly of yesterday, but with wifi.
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SOFIE HAGEN
Comedy
Sunday 19th May 2019
After a total sell-out of her ‘Dead Baby Frog’ tour in 2018, Sofie returns with the show that won her the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer award. Plus, a first chance to hear her read from her new book ‘Happy Fat’, and a Q & A. An evening of varied delights from one of the most exciting talents of recent years. Book early.
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Drama
Monday 20th to Saturday 25th May 2019
Jonathan Church Productions, Curve and Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd present the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of To Kill a Mockingbird Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel. Based on the novel by Harper Lee.
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WALLACE AND GROMIT THE WRONG TROUSERS
Family
Sunday 26th May 2019
Wallace and Gromit The Wrong Trousers - Musical Marvels: A Cracking Live Orchestra ShowEveryone’s favourite dynamic duo are heading on tour in Spring 2019 with their live, interactive show -Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels.
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MAMA
Gigs
Sunday 26th May 2019
Mama perform An Evening of Genesis Music, a tribute to the music of British group Genesis performing pieces from every era of Genesis from the early Peter Gabriel albums, right through the Phil Collins era in the 70s and 80s, and up to the final Genesis studio album, We Can’t Dance.
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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - A ROAD MUSICAL
Musicals
Monday 27th May to Saturday 1st June 2019
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE is a touching and hilarious musical comedy, created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) & William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Falsettos) & based on the Oscar-winning film by Michael Arndt. A smash hit off-Broadway, it arrives in a brand new, European premiere production.
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SILENT LINES
Dance
Wednesday 29th May 2019
Silent Lines draws upon Maliphant’s research and explorations in dance and anatomy using a unique mix of movement, animated video projection, and lighting. The piece investigates a range of poetic possibilities, using the visually rich and resonant connections between internal and external worlds, the microcosm and the macrocosm...
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RUBY WAX
Comedy
Sunday 2nd June 2019
Ruby Wax - How to be Human is the show you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you’ve upgraded your iPhone. With a little help from monk Gelong Thubten, who explains how the mind works, & neuroscientist Ash Ranpura who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain.
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REGINALD D HUNTER
Comedy
Wednesday 5th June 2019
Celebrating his twentieth anniversary as a comedian living and performing in the UK, Reginald D Hunter sets out on a forty date tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019 with his highly anticipated new show.
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ZOG
Family
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June 2019
Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston present Zog. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog comes to life in Mike Shepherd’s magical adaptation with Johnny Flynn’s sumptuous folk score featuring live musicians.
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WOMAN TO WOMAN
Gigs
Saturday 8th June 2019
Woman to Woman sees a unique and timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female Singer-Songwriters.
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CHRIS McCAUSLAND
Comedy
Sunday 9th June 2019
A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK’s top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. He’s blind. He’s a dad. He’s a husband. He’s third in command. He’ll speaky about all of that, and loads more.
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MATTHEW BOURNE'S ROMEO AND JULIET
Dance
Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th June 2019
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together..
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ANGELA BARNES
Comedy
Thursday 20th June 2019
Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2’s Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show Rose-Tinted. With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.
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JANE MCDONALD
Gigs
Sunday 23rd June 2019
One of the nation's best-loved entertainers, is back with her phenomenal new live show.  The BAFTA award-winning star of Cruising with Jane McDonald and Jane & Friends always delivers a stunning performance and along with her fantastic live band, guarantees to bring the audience to their feet with this evening of music and laughter!
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THE LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS
Gigs
Saturday 29th June 2019
The Lancashire Hotpots are back with a brand-new show and they’re in the mood for love! Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Hotpot favourites with an emphasis on all the things they really love: meat pies, nights out down the boozer, and of course a Chippy Tea!
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JIMMY CARR
Comedy
Sunday 30th June 2019
Jimmy’s brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they’re just jokes – they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo. Now you’ve been warned, buy a ticket.
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AN EVENING WITH GILL SIMS
Drama
Wednesday 10th July 2019
Author of online sensation Peter and Jane, Gill Sims is the number one best-selling author behind “WHY MUMMY DRINKS”, its follow up “WHY MUMMY SWEARS” and the recently announced “WHY MUMMY DOESN’T GIVE A…”. Join Gill as she is interviewed about her blog, books, character and much more!
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VULVARINE
Musicals
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th July 2019
The critically-acclaimed sellout Edinburgh Fringe hit. Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson Bloom from IT. But following a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning, Bryony gains superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind.
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MICHELLE WOLF
Comedy
Wednesday 24th July 2019
MICHELLE  has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape as she continues on the path of a breakout year, with the Village Voice calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” & The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” She recently served as the executive producer, writer, & host of the critically-acclaimed variety sketch series “The Break with Michelle Wolf” on Netflix.
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WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
Family
Saturday 3rd August to Sunday 1st September 2019
See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on tour, direct from the West End, as it returns vividly and noisily in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.
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JOSH WIDDICOMBE
Comedy
Wednesday 9th October 2019
The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand new stand up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.
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CHRIS DE BURGH
Gigs
Sunday 20th October 2019
Chris de Burgh will perform two of his most outstanding recordings, back to back and in their entirety, on his Classic Albums Tour, 2019.
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ELLIE TAYLOR
Comedy
Friday 25th October 2019
Fresh from recording her debut Netflix stand up special, the star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and QI is back with a brand-new show. Join Ellie as she bangs on about life, love and what will happen if one more person tells her “you got this”.
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JAMES ACASTER
Comedy
Friday 25th October 2019
"One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn't very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious." - JAMES ACASTER
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LISA STANSFIELD
Gigs
Saturday 26th October 2019
Lisa Stansfield has announced a Salford show to mark the 30th anniversary release of her debut solo album ‘Affection’. Now, on its 30th anniversary, the album will be celebrated with a tour that will see Lisa and her prodigious band perform the hits and more from ‘Affection’, alongside favourites and classics from Lisa’s seven subsequent solo records.
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SQUEEZE
Gigs
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Squeeze have announced their brand new tour ‘The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019’, which will see the South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.
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RUSSELL KANE
Comedy
Wednesday 6th November 2019
He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.
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JONATHAN PIE
Comedy
Sunday 10th November 2019
If no news is good news then good news is fake news.  Jonathan Pie returns to the road once more to berate the people in power – and the journalists apparently holding them to account.
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ARDAL O'HANLON
Comedy
Sunday 17th November 2019
Ardal O’Hanlon, star of Death in Paradise, Father Ted and My Hero (BBC), continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up shows worldwide. Because he loves it. And it’s a compulsion. And the world is a funny place.
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SIX
Musicals
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020
Direct from the West End, this homegrown histo-remixed pop-concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss arrives at The Lowry this December. A phenomenal future is predicted for the ultimate Queen Revival.
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DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
Musicals
Tuesday 10th December 2019 to Saturday 5th January 2020

TICKETS ON SALE NOW - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - the record-setting New York Christmas sensation – is to play Christmas 2019 season at The Lowry. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, breathing life into this timeless story and conjuring the true meaning of Christmas.

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