From Fri 21-Sat 29 Jun, the Olivier-and-Tony-nominated production of Coram Boy brings a whirlwind story of angels, orphans and deadly deeds to The Lowry, backed by a soaring score featuring breathtaking classical arrangements.

Based on the award-winning novel by Jamila Gavin, Helen Edmundson’s globally celebrated adaptation renders the vibrant textures, sinister schemes and irrepressible pomp of 18th century England with breathtaking scope and exquisite detail.

The stirring tale follows Alexander Ashbrook, an aristocratic heir who dreams of becoming a composer at Gloucester Cathedral – to the chagrin of his unyielding father – and Meshak, son of the ruthless predator Otis Gardener, who targets young unmarried mothers with promises of safely delivering their babies to Coram’s Foundling Hospital, instead condemning the children to a dreadful fate.

Eight years later, their stories intertwine on the streets of London, where Coram orphans Toby and the musically gifted Aaron find themselves on parallel adventures towards a shared destiny, while the mighty composer Handel progresses with a new score – the world-changing oratorio which celebrates the timeless hope love and triumph over evil.

Click here to book tickets, and check out the rehearsal footage below.

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Fri 21 Jun - Sat 29 Jun, 2pm, 7.30pm, The Lowry,
Pier 8, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ
, Tel: 0161 876 2000, From £29.50
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Fri 24 May 2024