New outdoor horror production to be performed at The Lowry

The Lowry, Salford will host two 30-minute performances of Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show outside its venue tomorrow (Saturday, October 17). 

The innovative imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse co-production is a bold piece of art designed to be performed outside given the current landscape.

The production, deemed unsuitable for young children, draws on elements of the classic horror film genre, as well as traditions of carnival and medicine shows. 

Imitating the dog co-director Andrew Quick, said: “It’s a strange time to be making a new show but we are really looking forward to meeting the new challenges of creating work in the present conditions. 

“We felt it was important to keep going and create a piece that was not only magical and entertaining but will abide by social distancing guidance and be Covid-19 safe.” 

Dr Blood is comprised of three stories told by three shadowy figures whose truck transforms into a theatre. 

From this stage they tell terrifying tales of the price paid for ambition, hypocrisy, and greed. Imitating the dog and Leeds Playhouse have previously collaborated on Night of the Living Dead ™- Remix, an acclaimed stage recreation of Romero’s zombie movie classic. 

The production company fuse live performance with digital technology to tell stories and create beautiful, memorable images for audiences. 

They strive to create stories that are entertaining, moving and engage with important ideas. 

The production will also be performed at the Lancaster Arts Theatre on 20th21st October and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry on 23rd-24th October. 

Tickets for Dr Blood’s Old Travelling Show are priced from £5 and can be booked online .

All ticket proceeds will go to support the venue during the lockdown.

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