With the arrival of March, Quaytickets warmly welcomes a diverse array of world class international artists performing at different venues across the North West. Whether you are interested in Dance, Music, Cabaret, Stand Up, or Contemporary Drama, we have selected our top picks of the shows that you need to see this month. Representing the vast spectrum of wonderful talent from overseas we are lucky enough to showcase, don’t miss these extraordinary artists!
Dance – Acosta Danza: Evolution
Tuesday 24 March 2020, at Lyric Theatre, The Lowry
International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta and his critically acclaimed Cuban dance company Acosta Danza return to the UK with their latest programme of new and existing works Evolution. Presented by Dance Consortium, this latest show continues the organisation’s unparalleled commitment to bringing the best international contemporary dance to audiences across the UK. With a programme including: Faun by twice Olivier award-winning Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Christopher Bruce’s Rooster, and Paysage, Soudain, la nuit by visionary Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg, Dance Consortium’s 46th tour (since 2000) promises to deliver.
Music – Quatuor Danel Evening Concerts
Friday 27 March 2020, at The Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Founded in 1991, Quatuor Danel have been at the forefront of the international music scene ever since. Famous for their bold, concentrated interpretations of the string quartet cycles of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Weinberg, Quatuor Danel Evening Concerts with David Fanning, exhibits their unique signature style. Comprising: Debussy’s only String Quartet, the ‘conscience of Soviet music’ Myaskovsky’s dignified Quartet No.13, and the compelling Piano Quintet by Shostakovich’s best-known Soviet successor – Schnittle, their lively and fresh take on the traditional repertoire makes them amongst the most vibrant classical musicians in the North-West.
Cabaret – Rendezvous in Bratislava
Saturday 14 March 2020, at The Studio, The Lowry
Laco Kalina was a dramaturg, satirist, collector of jokes and writer of cabarets, born in Slovakia in 1913 and died in Germany in 1981. He survived the fascists only to be imprisoned by the communists, who believed he was a threat to the regime. Using his autobiographies, scripts and jokes, his granddaughter Miriam Sherwood brings together original cabaret material with her flair for storytelling in Rendezvous in Bratislava. A shot of Slovak gin on arrival sets the mood for a fun, energetic evening, where audiences are immersed in a traditional cabaret experience; combining generations of music, comedy skits, political protests and autobiographical storytelling.
Stand Up – Tanyalee Davis:
Friday 20 March, at The Stockport Plaza
Tanyalee Davis is the Ferrari of comedy – low to the ground and kind of racy. Canadian born, this 3 foot 6 inch stand-up comedian inspires, enlightens, and entertains her audiences while headlining at comedy clubs, colleges, and comedy festivals throughout North America, the UK, and other parts of the world with her own unique perspective. With accolades including: Live at the Apollo, The John Bishop show and BBC’s The One Show, as well as millions of Youtube views, it is no surprise that Tanyalee’s latest show Adults is hotly anticipated. Promising an hour of adventures and hilarity, this comedy dynamo is not to be missed.
Contemporary Drama –
Robert Lepage: 887
Wednesday 18 – Thursday 19 March 2020, at Lyric Theatre, The Lowry
How does memory work? What are its underlying mechanisms? How does a personal memory resonate within the collective memory? Internationally renowned artist Robert Lepage explores all this and more in his world tour of 887. Somewhere between a theatre performance and a conference, Robert takes you on a journey into the realm of memory as he investigates how is theatre, an art based on the act of remembering, still relevant today? Ex Machina’s one man show promises to be a truly unique, unforgettable and uplifting experience and a rare chance to witness a true theatrical masterpiece.