Artists

Developed With The Lowry

Developed With

We invite four promising emerging companies a year to join our 'Developed With' programme and these companies benefit from a package of support to help them develop a brand new show.

Many of the Developed With shows go on to tour nationally and internationally and some even return to The Lowry to play in one of our bigger theatre spaces.

Jenny May Morgan

Manchester based writer & comedy performer

Jenny May Morgan is a Manchester based writer and comedy performer. After regularly appearing in character and sketch comedy on the Manchester new writing scene, she created her comedy alter ego, a delusional erotic fiction author, Pamela DeMenthe. 

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Sticky Digits 

Her debut show launched at the Greater Manchester Fringe and was then selected for HOME re:play festival. It has since appeared at the Lowry Studio, toured nationally and had a hugely successful run at Edinburgh Fringe 2017. With comparisons to Alan Partridge, Garth Marenghi and Julia Davis, Jenny has created a show which blends comedy satire, surreal storytelling with Microsoft PowerPoint. Alongside the show, Jenny has created an online world for the character. Pamela has her own website, youtube channel and social media accounts where she releases book covers, illustrations and video tutorials. 

Pamela DeMenthe presents: EVULVAlution  

Jenny’s next show will be her second solo show and will mix film and live performance as we see Pamela attempt that difficult 29th novel, eVULVAlution: A time travelling prehistoric erotic story, set in Hull. But plagued by writers block and the burdening financial pressure of self-publishing, this novel may fall upon the audience to complete the ending.   

Jenny returns to the Edinburgh fringe 2018 with Pamela DeMenthe presents: Sticky Digits’ at Just The Tonic at The Grassmarket Centre 3rd-26th August. Tickets can be bought here.

Dickson Mbi

Choreographer/Dancer

Dickson is a world-renowned dancer in the Hip Hop dance community. He is known for his remarkable popping skills, strong personality, powerful movement and positive attitude. He has won many major Popping competitions including: Juste Debout UK, BattleISM, KOD and the UK B-Boy Championships regional conflict. Together with his partner Brooke Milliner, he is committed to fostering new generations of dancers both within their battling crew “Prototype” and their Popping crew “Fiya House”. With a background in jazz, ballet and contemporary dance he has trained at Lewisham College & London Contemporary Dance School and is mentored by Stuart Thomas and Bim Malcomson. 


Dickson has won several choreographic awards and commissions: REVERB Award for Best Choreography 2015, MASDANZA Audience Award for Best Choreography 2016, National Theatre of Korea commission solo, Leave A Trace – CHVRCHES (Music Video) 2016. He has featured in major TV commercial campaigns: BALLMAIN X H&M 2016, AUDI E TRON 2014, and was the face for LUCOZADE REVIVE 2012. 

He has danced with international artists including: Basement Jaxx, Shallama, Robbie Williams, Corrine Bailey-Rae, Black Eyed Peas, Russell Maliphant and Boy Blue Entertainment. His work has been recognised nationally as he was nominated for three major dance awards: “Best Achievement in Dance” at the UK Theatre Award 2017, “Emerging Artist” and “Outstanding Male Performer (Modern)’ at the National Dance Awards Critic Circle 2017 and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards for the ‘Times Breakthrough Artist’ 2018. Supported by OneDance UK (ADAD Trailblazers Fellowship program 2017-18) and as one of the featured artist on the BBCFOUR and Sadlers Wells dance series 2018.  Dickson’s next work will be supported by the Developed With programme at the Lowry, drawing on personal themes based around nature and the primal instincts of the body.

House of Blakewell

Musical Theatre Company

HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL are Harry Blake and Alice Keedwell. They make new musical theatre that combines live music, comedy and cabaret. Their work explores contemporary issues through audience interaction, showtunes, tap-dancing and the occasional recorder duet. 

 

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They made their debut at Soho Theatre in 2012, where they won the Craig Barbour Award for Songwriting. Past shows include HOUSE PARTY, WE CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY and I HAVE A BAD FEELING ABOUT THIS which played to packed houses and critical acclaim at Latitude, Bestival, VAULT, Brighton and Edinburgh festivals. Their brand new comedy musical THOR AND LOKI is currently playing at Edinburgh Fringe, before performances at HighTide Festival, Harlow Playhouse and The Lowry. HOUSE OF BLAKEWELL’s next piece will be supported by the Developed With programme at The Lowry.

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