The Lowry, Salford Quays is to host a special ‘Gala Premiere’ for director Adrian Noble‘s intimate and moving new LS Lowry biopic, Mrs Lowry & Son, on Tuesday 27 August 2019.
Mrs Lowry & Son depicts the relationship between L.S. Lowry, one of Britain’s most iconic artists, and his overbearing mother Elizabeth, with whom he lived until her death. The film stars Timothy Spall as Lowry and Vanessa Redgrave as Elizabeth.
Tickets for the red carpet event have gone on sale today priced at £15.
Spall will be among those attending the premiere in the venue’s Lyric Theatre and will take part in an on-stage ‘In Conversation’ with the Adrian Noble after the screening.
Commenting on their hosting of the Gala Premiere, Julia Fawcett OBE, chief executive of The Lowry, said:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to showcase this very powerful yet humorous insight into the relationship between Lowry and his mother to a home audience here in the heart of Salford. Lowry is a much-loved artist but there’s so much more to him than many people know. I think cinemagoers will be surprised to see some of the struggles he faced throughout his career, not least of all his mother’s criticism of his work.”
The Lowry is home to the world’s largest public collection of paintings and drawings by the Salford artist. It provides critical and curatorial analysis of his work and seeks to raise his profile as an artist of international stature.
Their permanent exhibition, LS Lowry: The Art & The Artist, features more than 160 paintings and drawings from a collection of over 300 works held in trust on behalf of the people of Salford.
Open daily and free of charge, it currently features a display dedicated to Mrs Lowry & Son, including behind the scenes photographs, props, film clips, mood boards, shooting schedules and the final screenplay signed by the cast.