A brand new exhibition at The Lowry will delve into the magical world of children’s literature and theatre this July.

Picture This will explore six popular children’s books—ranging from beloved modern works to iconic classics—that have a strong visual identity on the page, and have been brought to life in spectacular fashion on the stage.

Each section of the free family exhibition will include illustrations and artwork from the books, alongside filmed extracts from stage productions and a variety of props, costumes, designs and posters.

Interactive opportunities are littered throughout, with visitors invited to draw, write, perform, read, play and even concoct their own production ideas.

At the heart of the exhibition will be a stage, featuring daily readings of the featured books and other titles, along with performance, music-making and artist-led workshops.

The six books / productions featured in Picture This are:
  • Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson; illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Presented on stage by Tall Stories
  • Coming to England by Floella Benjamin; illustrated by Diane Ewen. Presented on stage by Birmingham Rep, Floella Benjamin, Keith Taylor/Nicoll Entertainment.
  • Wild by Emily Hughes. Created by How It Ended and originally presented by Unicorn Theatre in association with How It Ended.
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Presented on stage by Protein Dance. With exclusive new artwork by Chris Riddell.
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; illustrated by Chris Riddell. Presented on stage by The Royal Opera House.
  • You Choose by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart. Presented on stage by Nonsense Room Productions.

Picture This opens on Sat 23 Jul, and runs through until Sun 30 Oct. For more information, visit The Lowry website.

Sat 23 Jul - Sun 30 Oct, The Lowry,
The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 14 Jun 2022