Founded in Halifax, Northern Broadsides are a theatre company who are bringing their classical adaptations to the Lowry Theatre. 

The story entails of Phoebe Throssel who lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children.  

Ten years since a tearful goodbye, an old flame returns from fighting Napoleon. But the look of disappointment on Captain Valentine’s face when he greets a more mature, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action. 

She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Livvy, a younger alter-ego who soon entraps the clueless Captain. As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves?  

Laurie Sansom’s directorial debut for Northern Broadsides, is believed to feature a commentary from the true, Quality Street factory workers, whose own stories of hapless romance and growing old disgracefully give the show a playful Yorkshire twist, bringing a classic Northern characteristic.  

Sansom’s ‘Quality Street’ will be staged at the Lowry from Tuesday 25th – Saturday 29th February 2020 in the Quay Theatre.  

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