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Dance Touring Partnership presents Boy Blue Entertainment in

The Five and The Prophecy of Prana

Tue 11 November - Wed 12 November

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The Five and The Prophecy of Prana

'A mash-up of superhero comics, Japanese manga and kung-fu movies. Hip-hop and fighting moves mesh wonderfully' Independent

Five young troublemakers are drawn into a power struggle in this action-packed adventure.

Set in modern Tokyo, The Five & the Prophecy of Prana sees dazzling visuals frame a dynamic fusion of hip-hop and martial arts in an explosive tribute to Japan’s popular graphic novel form Manga.

The Olivier award-winning team behind Pied Piper and the choreographer and composer for the film Streetdance 3D worked with the monks from the Shaolin Temple Warrior School, Japanese Manga artist Akio Tanaka, and award winning video animation studio Yeast Culture to create this electrifying celebration celebration of camaraderie and the triumph of the human spirit.

'Fight scenes explode with acrobatics in sharp rhythm' Independent ★★★★

'A highly diverting achievement with, there is little doubt, a sequel already in the works' The Times ★★★★

'A lot of fun. Skillfully blends martial arts forms with locking, popping, tutting house and B-boying. Projections turn the stage into frames from a Japanese comic book. Cleverly conceived and entertaining'
Evening Standard ★★★★

'Injecting manga and martial arts [into hip hop] proves a masterstroke by Boy Blue' Guardian

'[The animations] sweep the action onwards with cartoon strip freshness, mixing drawing with live action in constantly inventive ways' Daily Telegraph

** Please note, access to The Lowry will be affected on the evening of 12 November by the Run In The Dark event at Salford Quays. Please allow extra time to complete your journey. **

Free post-show talk - Tue 11 November

Group Discounts Available

No booking fees for groups of 10+!
You’ll also receive £1.50 off the adult ticket price and 1 in 10 tickets free.
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School Prices Available

No booking fees for schools
Tickets are £11.50 each, and you'll receive 1 in 10 tickets free.
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