Set in a society where private lives become political and freedom of expression is out of the question, new play Meek at The Lowry has plenty of recognisable overtones – not least in the worrying vision of state control playing out daily in our own not-fake-news broadcasts and social media streams (#MeekThePlay, by the way). Award-winning writer Penelope Skinner has managed to evoke something of the fraught times in which we live, exploring the balance between authoritarianism, religion and individualism. In a society ruled by God’s law, protagonist Irene finds herself imprisoned without charge, the publicity of the event threatening her safety yet further. Determined not to be broken by a ruthless system, Irene is forced to make a tough decision – the only option that will save her. This impassioned and haunting piece, developed for Headlong in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre, promises to hold a mirror up to nature and could well be uncomfortable viewing. To book your exclusive £10 ticket through Manchester Wire, click here or on the link below (and check out the terms and conditions listed below).
Wed 19 – Sat 22 Sep, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ, Tel: 0843 208 6000, 8pm (& 2.30pm Sat), £18.50, www.quaytickets.com
Terms and conditions: Ticket price does not include £1.25 booking fee. Offer is subject to availability. Offer id valid on all seats for all performances of Meek at The Lowry this September.
Published on: Thu 13 Sep 2018