The Lowry sells its largest theater to 3 new musicals
A festival designed to give new musicals their big break arrives at The Lowry in a few weeks, with a host of performers from the West End.
The musical rewritings will take place from Tuesday 8 to Thursday 10 June in the 1700-seat lyric theater in Salford Hall. This is the fourth outing of the event, which features new musicals, works in progress and “curtain raisers” for the first time.
Work in the spotlight includes: Game Theory by Rachel Bellman and Josh Bird which was developed by Perfect Pitch by SIX producers Wendy and Andy Barnes; A maternal song by Tania Azevedo and Finn Anderson; and 34, written and performed by Drew Dillon and developed by Katy Lipson
The cast has just been announced for all three shows with West End performers on the opera stage over the 3 days including: Ayesha Quigley, Jonathan Carlton, Paige Fenlon, Luke Friend, Maiya Quansah-Breed
Each musical will be performed live at the Lowry for a small, socially remote audience who can sit on stage in the middle of the action. The performances will also be broadcast live worldwide from Friday 11 June on the stream.theatre platform.
Tickets are available at www.thelowry.com and at www.stream.theatre/home and are priced at £ 10 for in-room or online experiences.
Matt Eames, Senior Programmer / Producer at The Lowry said, “This is a really exciting time for new musicals and there has been incredible work developed and played online during the lockdown. Now is the time to make sure that we are driving this energy and that we are also focusing on our steps.
“It’s a unique opportunity to work with some really exciting people and to open The Lowry’s Rewrites Festival to a national audience by showing it online.
“I am delighted with the line-up and delighted that we can present the brilliant new musical theater being made across the UK. Many thanks to stream.theatre and all the companies involved for getting on this journey and finding a way to make it happen under such difficult circumstances.