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Come As You Arts North West in development with The Lowry

The Play That Killed Me


Thu 23 September - Sun 3 October

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The Play That Killed Me

Read the four star opening night review in Whats On Stage.

Led by award-winning film-maker and writer Justin MacGregor, Come As You Arts North West bring the world première of The Play That Killed Me to The Lowry. 

Inspired by the writer’s grandfather, it tells the story of two actors, Hector and Charles, who are busy putting on plays for the troops in Africa during World War II. With morale at a dangerous low, they decide to put one on at the front to help rouse the troops despite promises to their wives they would not do anything foolhardy.

The Play That Killed Me is about hope and sacrifice, about finding beauty and truth in strange places, about the bonds of love and friendship that see people through the most agonizing of situations.

The production is the first for Come As You Arts North West at The Lowry.

Showcasing a range of new and innovative theatre from local and emerging companies. This is your chance to catch the very best in up-and-coming talent. 

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