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DescriptionDine in Pier Eight

IVO & Routes North

In The Vice Like Grip Of It

Fri 26 February - Sat 27 February

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Picture of a woman holding a sign that says was it something i said

You are watching a woman through the fourth wall of her home. The feed from the camera hidden in the lamp next to her is projected across her kitchen cabinets. When she speaks, her voice is caught by the microphone in her smartphone and amplified to you. She opens her laptop and an image of her face flickers across the room. You watch her type: 'I think I'm being watched...'

A new play exploring the relationship between citizens and the state in light of our knowledge of contemporary surveillance practices.

'A challenging and commendable piece... Rather than exploring in detail, the piece plants a seed, raising more questions than it answers but surely that is what good theatre should do.' The Public Reviews - read in full


 Post Show Talk by the company


Co-Produced by ARC, The Lowry, Salford and Theatre in The
Mill, Bradford, as part of the Routes North Initiative

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The Show Will Go On! Adverse Weather

Should we see adverse weather on the day of any performance at The Lowry, the show will continue as normal. Due to the nature of our agreements with the producers who bring their shows to The Lowry, we are not able to offer any refunds or ticket exchanges outside of our normal policy (see standard terms and conditions with link) due to adverse weather. Galleries opening times may vary, but please check for the most up-to-date information.


The Studio is home to an extended family of up and coming theatre makers, companies, and mavericks from the North West and beyond.

This award-winning space presents shows with a sense of adventure, from touring shows through to brand new productions created through our Developed With The Lowry and Associate Artist programmes.

Find out what’s on or get a flavour of what goes on in The Studio by watching this short film.


The Lowry Studio is generously supported by


The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).