Theatre Preview: The Historians, The Lowry

The Historians is appearing at The Lowry
The Historians is appearing at The Lowry

On the heels of hit TV drama Last Tango in Halifax, Yorkshire playwright, Katharine Markwick brings a dance of a different nature to the Lowry in Salford on Sunday.

Set in 80s and 90s Halifax The Historians is the story of a female friendship played out against the backdrop of one town’s great industrial past and the national politics of the Thatcher to Blair years.

The Historians premiered at the Underbelly in Edinburgh 2011, winning a Fringe

Media Network Editor’s Choice Award, praise from the National

Theatre and a host of four and five star reviews.

It has subsequently been awarded two waves of funding from Arts Council England to take the piece to new audiences.

Box office: 0843 208 6000 or www.thelowry.com