Shows at theatre are a true delight
SPRING brings a wealth of drama to the Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays.
First up is the English Touring Theatre with The Weir, Conor McPherson’s chilling, modern classic, winner of the 1997 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
Embarking on a national tour to mark its 20th anniversary year, it will run from Tuesday, January 23 to Saturday, January 27.
Royal Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet has Simon Godwin directing rising star Paapa Essiedu in the title role in a riveting, contemporary take on Hamlet, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of murder and revenge. It will be on stage from Friday, January 26, to Saturday, February 3.
Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories.
With the characteristic wit and musicality of Kneehigh Theatre, director Emma Rice brings the joy and heartache of this timeless story to the stage from Tuesday, February 20, to Saturday, February 24.
Northern Broadside’s witty adaptation of Dickens’ northern novel, Hard Times, is a touching and often hilarious tale of repression and longing. The show will run from Tuesday, March 6, to Saturday, March 10.
ART is the play that took both the West End and Broadway by storm, a phenomenon and one of the most successful plays ever. See it at The Lowry from Monday, March 26, to Saturday, March 31.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Birdsong is the hit, critically -acclaimed stage show based on the world famous novel by Sebastian Faulks. A mesmerising story of love and courage, it will be on from Wednesday, April 3, to Saturday, April 7.
Terence Ratigan’s The Winslow Boy, based on a real life event, is a courageous and often delicately humorous window into the class and political hypocrisy of the time, Monday, April 9, to Saturday, April 14.
Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams trade the play’s central roles decided by the toss of a coin in the Almeida West End’s production of Mary Stuart. ‘Two queens. One in power. One in prison. It’s all in the execution.’ See it from Tuesday, April 17, to Saturday, April 21.
National Theatre and Headlong present This House, James Graham’s critically-acclaimed play.
The show sees 1974’s government hanging by a thread. In an era of chaos, both hilarious and shocking, Britain’s political parties battle to change the future of the nation, on from Tuesday, April 24, to Saturday, April 28.
The dark underworld of Graham Greene’s classic novel, Brighton Rock, Is brought to life by Pilot Theatre & Week 53 in a new adaptation by acclaimed writer Bryony Lavery. See it from Tuesday, May 22, to Saturday, May 25.
For tickets, call the box office on 0843 208 6000.
●●Leandear in concert
●●Paapa Essiedu in Hamlet at the Lowry
●●Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams in Mary Stewart