Salford Quays: the home of MediaCityUK hosts a range of fun, family friendly activates throughout the year at the different locations across the quays. To kick start 2019, The Lowry Theatre has a whole host of fun filled theatre performances suitable for all ages, made for a great day out with family and friends.
See below our top picks for January-March!
Tickets can be purchased here.
Wed 16 January – Sat 26 January
A new musical with a beautiful story written by the Olivier Award winning writer Tim Firth, perfect for anyone who grew up with a boyband.
It’s 1993 and for five 16 year old girls, the band is everything. Join us as this group of girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became the soundtrack to their lives.
The Band features the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget. Back for Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day. The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine and Rule the World and stars Five to Five, the winners from BBC’s Let It Shine.
The Band has now become one of the most successful musical theatre tours ever.
Billionaire Boy The Musical
Thu 14 February – Sun 17 February
Whilst Mr Spud spends, spends, spends on fast cars, 100-inch TVs, and lavish gifts for his glamorous new girlfriend, Sapphire Stone, Joe is left to fend for himself.
In the unforgiving world of the school playground, things are about to get more complicated as Joe navigates an assault course of school bullies and dangerously inedible canteen food. Can money really buy happiness?
This hilarious new musical is a triumphant treat for the whole family, based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, and presented by the NST team following their award-winning “whisker-licking treat” Fantastic Mr Fox.
Mon 11 March – Sat 16 March
When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that he has a long-lost older brother, Raymond, who has inherited the family multimillion dollar fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’. Raymond is an autistic savant, has a remarkable memory and a genius for numbers.
Determined to get his hands on the money, Charlie ‘borrows’ Raymond from the institution where he has spent most of his life. As the two brothers embark on a trip across America, Charlie soon discovers that Raymond is worth more than he could have ever imagined.
Following previously acclaimed adaptations of films for the stage such as The Exorcist, A Few Good Men, The Shawshank Redemption and Twelve Angry Men this will be the premiere production in a brand new series under the Classic Screen to Stage Company banner.
The Worst Witch
Tue 26 March – Sun 31 March
Long before Harry Potter there was Mildred Hubble. An ordinary girl who found herself in an extraordinary place: a school for witches. Now in her final year, accident prone Mildred and her fellow pupils are about to embark on their biggest and most important adventure yet…
Jealous Ethel Hallow is always out to spoil Mildred’s fun. Miss Hardbroom is opposed to all fun in general. And just as Mildred sparks some inevitable mayhem certain to upset them both, an old enemy returns with a plan for revenge that could threaten not just the Academy, but the whole world.
Jill Murphy’s The Worst Witch stories have sold more than five million copies worldwide and been made into numerous films and TV series. The most recent and successful was written by playwright Emma Reeves (Royal Television Society Award for Best Children’s TV Programme and 2017 British Screenwriters Award for Best Children’s Programme) who now brings these stories to life on stage in a major new play touring the UK direct from a Royal & Derngate Christmas season.
Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this thrilling new stage adaptation is directed by Theresa Heskins (2017 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People) and features songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred-induced mayhem.