This season The Lowry stages proudly showcase a variety of LGBTQ work.
The Lowry said “for decades LGBTQ artists have created a queer space for themselves on stages – from the cabarets and drag performances in The Royal Vauxhall tavern to some of the most powerful plays of the 20th and 21st centuries (‘Boys in the Band’, ‘Bent’, ‘Rotterdam’, recent Olivier Award sensation ‘The Inheritance’).
“On these stages they are able to subvert expectations, break boundaries and defy labels – not just against restrictive societal norms but against the notions of genre themselves.”
From Kevin Elyot’s dark comedy play ‘My Night With Reg’ to dance-cabaret celebration ‘Thick and Tight: Romancing the Apocalypse’, the work programmed as part of The Lowry’s spring season will be no exception to this.
My Night with Reg
Thu 23 – Sat 25 January
“Funny, sad and sweet, Kevin Elyot’s dark comedy play about the relationships of a group of gay men and their connections to the unseen yet magnetic Reg is a moving exploration of friendship, happiness and love, and their fragility in the shadow of the 1980’s AIDS crisis.
Thick and Tight: Romancing the Apocalypse
Mon 17 February
In their dance-cabaret celebration, duo Thick & Tight are joined by artist/designer Tim Spooner and two fabulous soloists; Harry Alexander (Michael Clark Company) and Vidya Patel (BBC Young Dancer South Asian Finalist).
Too Pretty To Punch
Sat 29 February
Too Pretty To Punch, written and performed by transgender/non-binary spoken word artist, animator and theatre maker Edalia Day, is a comedy about gender.
“Armed with a banjo and kick-ass video-projection, Edalia takes you on a hilarious and uplifting journey through what it means to be trans in 21st century Britain, taking on the world one troll at a time.”
Thu 5 – Sat 7 March
“‘Bottom’ challenges gay society to lose the labels of sexual preference and get-over internalised homophobia.”
For more information all of these shows, visit the Lowry website.