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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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ILE LA WA
Drama
Wednesday 8th May 2019
Caught in the web of the government’s hostile environment as collateral damage or target, four stranger’s lives are interrupted when they can’t produce ID in a spot check...
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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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BURLESQUE AT THE LOWRY
Dance
Friday 24th May 2019
The Slippery Belle returns to the plush red velvet setting of the Quays theatre! A sensational night combining vintage glamour, retro decadence and good old fashioned debauchery. Book now- this is one show you don’t want to miss! Dress to impress for a divinely decadent evening. Line up to include KIKI LOVECHILD, CLEOPANTHA, COCO LOVE, RAT PACK TRIBUTE JOSHUA LEWIS plus many more!
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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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JAMES ACASTER
Comedy
Monday 3rd June & 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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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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SARAH KEYWORTH
Comedy
Saturday 8th June 2019
You’ve seen her on Comedy Central, you’ve seen her on the BBC. Now see 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee & Nottingham-born rising star Sarah Keyworth’s debut hour. Join Sarah as she tells you about her life with an important little girl & her battle against every expectation of what being a girl means. Think Girls Just Wanna Have Fun but British, deadpan & in no way similar.
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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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SUSIE DENT - THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDS
Comedy
Thursday 11th June 2019
Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost and the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly (and yes, you really can be gruntled).
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ASHLEY BLAKER & IMRAN YUSUF
Comedy
Sunday 16th June 2019
Two great religions. Two great comedians. The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!) Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.
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ADMISSIONS
Drama
Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd June 2019
Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) stars in this award-winning and bitingly funny new comedy from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York’s Lincoln Center, producers of Oslo.
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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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BEN ELTON
Comedy
Thursday 24th October 2019
More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad.
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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
Monday 3rd June & 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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COUNT ARTHUR STRONG
Comedy
Sunday 27th October 2019
As well as being the all‐round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the first word he spoke was ‘Uranus’.
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ALBERT LEE
Gigs
Tuesday 29th October 2019
Undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen, Double Grammy Award Winner Albert Lee is also an accomplished piano player and has a fine singing voice. He has a soulful voice but can equally ‘tear it up’ rock ‘n roll style.
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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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LUKE KEMPNER
Comedy
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke’s hit show; House of Faces.
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ELIO PACE'S BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK
Gigs
Monday 4th November 2019
The ALBUMS SHOW is BACK! TWO more classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety… in ONE sensational show. Elio Pace’s Billy Joel Songbook ‘Albums Show’ featuring David Brown really is a night of world-class musicianship and ingenious songwriting you simply cannot miss!
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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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