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Snow Doesn't Stop The Show At The Lowry

The Lowry can confirm that the show will most definitely "go on" in both its theatres on Tuesday 5 January with performances of its festive shows, White Christmas and Porridge, going ahead as planned.

However, we understand that there will be some customers who are affected by the adverse weather conditions and will be unable to attend. In this case, we advise them to contact the box office on 0843 208 6000 to arrange a credit note to be used against future theatre performances at The Lowry (terms and conditions apply).

Based on the classic 1954 movie, Irving Berlin’s dazzling White Christmas is full of tap dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written – a magical theatrical experience for the whole family.

Starring Aled Jones, Suzanne Shaw, Adam Cooper, an ensemble of more than thirty and a dynamic 17-piece orchestra, this multi-million pound production is brimming with classic Irving Berlin hits like Blue Skies, How Deep is the Ocean, Happy Holiday, Sisters and of course the unforgettable title song White Christmas. It tells the story of two buddies putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the process.

Written especially for stage by the original creators, Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais, one of Britain’s best-loved comedies, Porridge, will begin its 4 week stretch at The Lowry from Tue 22 December.

This hilarious trip down memory lane will see some of the best-loved British comedy characters of all time brought to life by a talented cast, including Mark Pearce, Daniel West and Leigh-born star of stage and screen Darryl Clarke.

Following two previous Christmas seasons at The Lowry with stage adaptations of Dad’s Army and ‘Allo ‘Allo, Calibre Productions return with this comedy classic. Producer Ed O’Driscoll says, “Working with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais is both exciting and a privilege. I’m delighted they have agreed to be so involved with our production and must say that their enthusiasm is contagious. It obviously reflects their tremendous love for the series”.

Posted on Tuesday, 05 January 2010 under News Theatre News


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