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THE TOAD KNEW Drama
Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th May 2017
Step into the beautiful and intoxicating world of multi-talented performer and director James Thierrée. A member of the Chaplin dynasty, he has been delighting crowds across the world for years with his unforgettable shows that are boundless in their creativity.
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SPRING REIGN
Drama
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Originated and directed by Benedict Power, and scripted by award winning writer Rob Johnston, Spring Reign is based on real-life accounts.
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ANDY PARSONS
Comedy
Thursday 11th May 2017
Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.
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LIFE BY THE THROAT Drama
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th May 2017
This is the story of one man’s life, from birth to death - written and performed by a woman. James Joseph Patrick Keogh is a force to be reckoned with. Born into poverty and madness, he survives on wit, laughter and one ingenious scheme after another.
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AN EVENING WITH ANTHONY JOSHUA
Sport
Friday 12th May 2017
ANTHONY 'AJ' JOSHUA will be live on stage to talk about his life and career so far. AJ is an Olympic gold medallist and current heavyweight champion of the World. He is fighting Klitchko in April before his Lowry appearance. Tickets are sure to fly out so book now to avoid missing out.
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REUNION - ANA MORALES COMPANY
Dance
Friday 12th May 2017
From the cradle of flamenco Seville,  Ana Morales and David Coria - two of the most celebrated and exciting flamenco performers today - bring this brand new production Reunión to UK audiences for the first time.
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DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH Drama
Saturday 13th May 2017
STOP! It is of vital importance that you stop what you’re doing and read this very carefully. Your life may depend on it...
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BANG! SAID THE GUN

Comedy
Saturday 13th May 2017
Bang Said The Gun is poetry for people who don’t like poetry. Voted the best poetry night in the UK by the Times, Bang Said The Gun has made poetry cool again.
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SUKANYA THE OPERA (RAVI SHANKAR)
Opera
Sunday 14th May 2017
Come and experience Ravi Shankar’s Sukanya. This special event combining myth, music and dance, will bring Ravi Shankar’s Opera to life for the very first time.
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SHIVOHAM
Gigs
Sunday 14th May 2017
First half of the concert by 20 Indian youth choir members & second by 50 adult choir members. Both choirs will be performing traditional group songs of Indian Music, includes classical raga based Tarana, 4 seasons songs, Chants of Shiva, Hymns of Vedic traditions, famous poetry of Indian poets & cultural songs of India.
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LA STRADA
Drama
Monday 15th to Saturday 20th May 2017
In this much-anticipated new stage production, Fellini’s profoundly impassioned and deeply involving story is sure to stimulate the senses, fire emotions and stir the soul.
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MILONGA
Dance
Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th May 2017
Deeply rooted in Argentinean culture, tango has fascinated and captivated the world with its sexuality, power and beauty.
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THE ROAD TO HUNTSVILLE
Drama
Wednesday 17th May 2017
An exploration into unconventional love, state homicide and cats. It was the winner of the Arts Award Voice at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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SOMETHING TERRIBLE MIGHT HAPPEN Drama
Thursday 18th May 2017
We’re the safest people who have ever lived, and we’re terrified. We’re scared of men on dark streets, groups of kids, animals, disease, gooey liquids, people we don’t know, the weird guy at number 13, big things, small things and unnecessarily average sized things.
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KIERAN HODGSON
Comedy
Friday 19th May 2017
Following a sell-out tour and BBC Radio 4 adaptation of last year’s Lance, Hodgson returns with his second Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated smash-hit character comedy show.
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BREAKIN' CONVENTION UK TOUR 2017 Dance
Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May 2017
Breakin' Convention showcases the very best performances from around the world and around the corner in an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
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THE MARKED Drama
Saturday 20th May 2017
As a boy, Jack lived in a world of monsters and invisible guardians, as he fought to protect the people he loved. Now grown, his life on the streets of London is less fantastical. But when a ghost from his past turns up, Jack must harness the power of forgotten myths to defeat her.
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GEOFF NORCOTT

Comedy
Sunday 21st May 2017
A Trade Unionist’s son who grew up on a council estate, Geoff Norcott is wondering how he ended up leaning to the right.
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THE UKULELE ORCHESTRA Gigs
Sunday 21st May 2017
They walk on stage with only a ukulele each, and from their formal black-tie opening, proceed to tear the house down as they wow the audience and make friends everywhere.
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COMEDY 4 CHRISTIES
Comedy
Sunday 21st May 2017
Once again the very best of the comedy scene unite to bring you an amazing night of laughs to raise money for The Christie.
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HAPPILY EVER AFTER
Family
Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd May 2017
Created by Action Transport Theatre and The Proud Trust, Happily Ever After is inspired by Dutch children’s book ‘King and King ’ by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland. The show uses ATT’s trademark highly visual, wordless storytelling and comedy clowning to tell this funny and delightful twist on the traditional fairytale.
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STEWART LEE
Comedy
Monday 22nd to Thursday 25th May 2017
After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.
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SYMPHONIE DRAMATIQUE
Dance
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Symphonie Dramatique is a humorous look at the mythical couple of Romeo and Juliet. Their adaptation geared to audiences 10 and up draws from William Shakespeare’s romantic masterpiece to evoke notions of seduction, desire, unchained passion, and death.
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ARDEN SCHOOL OF THEATRE BA DANCE SHOWCASE
Dance
Tuesday 23rd May 2017
15 dancers present a collage of versatility, passion and changing relationships, where storeys become stories. This is the annual showcase for Dance and Performance students at the Arden School of Theatre.
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LIVE ON MARS: A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE
Gigs
Wednesday 24th May 2017
Influenced by Bowie’s legendary concert performances, LIVE ON MARS fuses sound and vision to portray the essence of Bowie, his alter egos and creative muses, with elements of mime, dance, and stunning big screen visuals and animation.
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KATY BRAND
Comedy
Thursday 25th May 2017
Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity.
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CONTAINED Drama
Thursday 25th May 2017
Contained is a vibrant, compelling and personal new show from England’s largest professional learning-disabled theatre company: nine interwoven true stories about family and friendships, love and loss, the everyday and the extraordinary.
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TIM PEAKS DINER
Gigs
Friday 26th May 2017
Tim Peaks started as a metaphorical and metaphysical diner in the tweets of Tim Burgess. An imaginary world where a jukebox played and coffees were poured...
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RINGSIDE
Drama
Friday 26th to Sunday 28th May 2017
Ringside. A woman on a trapeze. The ghost of every glamorous woman you’ve ever seen on a trapeze high up in the big top, performing to the roar of the crowd.
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JOHN BISHOP & JASON MANFORD'S COMEDY GALA
Comedy
Saturday 27th May 2017
A night of comedy to raise money for the wonderful Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT).   CAFT provides holidays and day trips and Christmas parties to children who, for a variety of reasons, would never be given the opportunities taken for granted by their peers. 
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PINOCCHIO Offers
Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May 2017
£10 Adult & £5 Children Tickets LIMITED TIME OFFER! With insightful humour, engaging drama and an acute observation of behaviour Pinocchio will take audiences on a wonderful journey of discovery through the parameters of this timeless and beloved fable.
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JONNY & THE BAPTISTS
Comedy
Saturday 27th May 2017
A riotously funny epic about friendship, inequality and betrayal from the multi-award-nominated musical comedians.
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BILAL ZAFAR
Comedy
Saturday 28th May 2017
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2016 and New Act of the Year award winner BILAL ZAFAR brings us his highly anticipated debut show Cakes.
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JON RICHARDSON
Comedy
Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st May 2017
Jon Richardson's new tour, Old Man, is coming to The Lowry.
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DINOSAUR WORLD
Family
Monday 29th to Wednesday 31st May 2017
An interactive new for show all the family. Grab your compass and discover a pre-historic world of astonishing (and remarkably life-like) dinosaurs.
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MARK MURPHY'S VTOL presents OUT OF THIS WORLD
Drama
Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st May 2017
Genre-defying action packed theatre from acclaimed writer and director Mark Murphy. Photo Chris Nash.
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THE MIKADO Musicals
Tuesday 30th May to Thursday 1st June 2017
With all the wonderful G and S twists and an outstanding musical score you can clearly see why this is the most popular G and S opera.
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STRANGE FACE - ADVENTURES WITH A LOST NICK DRAKE RECORDING Drama
Thursday 1st June 2017
Times Top Pick of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show about a lost Nick Drake recording. A quirky, funny and poignant award-winning solo show - a celebration of life, coincidences and the legacy of singer-songwriter Nick Drake.
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DAVE SPIKEY Comedy
Friday 2nd June 2017
In this show Dave will look back on his remarkable life and his incredible journey from working class kid to Chief Biomedical Scientist to much loved comedy performer and writer.
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