Dark outdoor production Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show coming to The Lowry

Manchester Theatre - Dr Bloods Old Travelling Show

Remix, imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse are bringing the raucous and dark outdoor production Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show to The Lowry.

The performance follows the success of their critically acclaimed stage recreation of George A. Romero’s zombie classic Night Of The Living Dead at HOME Manchester.

The 30 minute production is direct and written by imitating the dog’s co-artistic directors Andrew Quick and Pete Brooks and will be performed outside The Lowry on Saturday 17 October.  The evening will feature two performances at 7.30pm and 8.30pm.

Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show is set to draw on elements of classic horror films as well as the traditions of carnivals and medicine shows as Dr Blood tells of the price paid for ambition, hypocrisy and greed.

Speaking about the production, imitating the dog’s co-director Andrew Quick said, “It’s a strange time to be making a new show but we are really looking forward to meeting the new challenges of creating work in the present conditions. We felt it was important to keep going and create a piece that was not only magical and entertaining but will abide by social distancing guidance and be COVID 19 safe. It will be a challenge to make but it is a hugely entertaining production that is scary in parts but also full of fun, with some deep and dark themes running through it. We’ll be using screen and camera technologies for which we are known and I just can’t wait to share with audiences at The Lowry that have supported us over the years and for us all to come together and experience all the joys of live theatre outdoors.”

The show is suitable for 14+ with tickets priced from £5 and available from the Lowry website.   Further showings will take place at Lancaster Arts (20-21 October) and Belgrade Theatre, Coventry (23-24 October).

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Author: Michelle Swift