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The Secret Life of You and Me by Lowri Evans

A live scrap book. An unfinished love affair. A made up true story.

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tue 11 Feb – Sat 15 Feb, 7:45pm

Running time: 1 Hour

Venue: Downstairs

Hello. My name is Lowri. I made this show because, to be honest, I was approaching my thirtieth birthday and I didn’t have a lot to show for my life. I had started working with people with dementia and I noticed that the things they had to show for their lives were disappearing.
This show is my attempt to make a tiny mark on a page.

The Secret Life of You and Me is part live performance, part art installation. It's a heart-warming show about life, love, meanings and memory, which attempts to piece together the milestones of Lowri’s life, your life and all of our lives. A stunning scrapbook of storytelling, The Secret Life of You and Me is influenced by Lowri’s projects with people with dementia, conversations with strangers and a long distance relationship that spanned the UK and Brazil. The Secret Life of You and Me is about the space between us and how we connect across it.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

Weds 12 February 7.45pm
BRAZIL NIGHT

Come along for cheap caipirinhas, post-show Samba and see Lowri's unique scrapbook of a love affair set in São Paulo. You can even help her improve her Portuguese. Tá bom?
 

Friday 14 February 6-7pm
VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL WORKSHOP

Come and join Lowri’s love-letter writing workshop with a difference... sick bags provided. 
Cost £5.00 or free with ticket to the show. (Booking required)


 

* All tickets on 14 February include a complimentary Valentine's cocktails on arrival!
 

 

“A delightfully personal and thoughtful one-woman show” 4 stars, Laura Maley, What’s On Stage

“Lowri Evans is a remarkable actress and researcher” Mark Brown, The Telegraph

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  • Tue 11 Feb – Sat 15 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Wed 12 Feb – Sun 16 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Thu 13 Feb – Mon 17 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Fri 14 Feb – Tue 18 Feb, 7:45pm
  • Sat 15 Feb – Wed 19 Feb, 7:45pm

Lowri Evans Performer
Lisa Mattocks Producer
Liz Postlethwaite Dramaturg
Steph Walker Sound Design
Layla Sailor Lighting Design
Sonia Hughes Mentor
Peader Kirk Mentor
Andrew Crofts Technician

 

Lowri is an artist based in Manchester. She makes performances, interventions, books and objects with strangers in unsuspecting places. Her work draws upon her background in visual art, experience in performance and commitment to social engagement. Lowri is interested in human experience, the mundane and the miraculous. She strips information away to the barest truths. Lowri is fascinated by the blurring of art and real life and creates autobiographical work that attempts to connect with others in imaginative and meaningful ways. She has a recognisable and original heartfelt and handwritten aesthetic.

Over the last few years she has worked with National Theatre of Scotland, Tate Liverpool, Cornerhouse, Contact Theatre, Hatch, Islington Mill, hÅb, The Lowry, Quarantine, David Hoyle, Small Things, Weeding Cane, Salford University and Grupo XIX de Teatro. She is one third of girl band Hotpants Romance, who have released two albums and toured the world and is one fifth of female performance troupe Eggs Collective. She is currently creating a performance at Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo about Rosa Luxemburg.

The Future is an artist-centred development collective, which focuses on the growth and development of early career artists in the North West. The Future actively supports, produces and provides free dedicated arts administration to contemporary artists and theatre companies; and is run by Lisa Mattocks and Jenny Gaskell.

Additional information

Developed with support from The Future, hÅb, The Lowry, University of Salford and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Lowri Evans Valentine’s Love Letter Workshop

Fri 14 Feb, 6:00pm

On Valentine’s Day Lowri invites you to join her for a special pre-show writing workshop with a difference.

This is an hour of fast, fun practical exercises to think and write about love’s many weird and wonderful forms, plus you get to make something special to take home with you. Whether you’re single or spoken for, this workshop is for anyone, no experience necessary and cocktails are provided!

You can add a ticket to come to this workshop for free when you book to see Lowri's show "The Secret Life of you and Me"
or £5.00 otherwise.

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