The Lowry to host World Premiere of new work Tomorrow Is Not Promised

The Lowry to host World Premiere of new work Tomorrow Is Not Promised

A story of one woman’s journey through grief to hope, at The Lowry on Friday 18 & Saturday 19 February 2022.

 A co-production between New Slang Productions, The Lowry and Sustained Theatre Up North.

New Slang Productions will premiere new work Tomorrow Is Not Promised at The Lowry on Friday 18 & Saturday 19 February 2022.  Alongside performances in the Aldridge Studio Tomorrow Is Not Promised will be Live Streamed on Saturday 19 February at 2pm. Tickets are available for both the in-person performances and Live Stream now.  

Written and directed by Tian Glasgow this new theatre show follows one woman’s journey through grief. The show incorporates movement and live music, with minimal set, to tell a beautiful engaging story.

The story centres around a black female protagonist. Following an earthquake, she awakes to finds herself homeless and alone. Her house destroyed leaving only her door. While deciding whether to rebuild or to start again, she encounters Suzanne who has suffered her own loss. The two embark on a journey to help others in the hope of finding healing for themselves.

The New Slang Productions team will also be holding an in-person Grief Gathering alongside the performances of Tomorrow is not Promised. Artistic Director Tian Glasgow is a Grief Gathering facilitator having connected with the creators of the sessions Fevered Sleep while they ran their This Grief Thing project.  

Tian said:

“We are very conscious of the themes of grief, loss and change that are presented in Tomorrow is not Promised plus all our experiences of the past few years can be very close to the surface. We would like to offer a calm and held space for audience members to connect with others and talk about anything pertaining to their experiences of grief.”

The session will be held on Saturday 19 February at 4pm – 5.30pm in the Crosslane Foundation Lab room.  

The Grief Gathering is supported by The Arts Council.  

Tomorrow Is Not Promised is part of The Lowry’s ‘Developed With’ artist development programme.

Antonia Beck, Senior Producer| Artist Development said:

“We are delighted to be presenting the world premiere of ‘Tomorrow is not Promised’ at The Lowry, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience this beautifully crafted and timely new production. As an up-and-coming writer and director Tian Glasgow is definitely one to watch, and it’s been a pleasure to support Tian through our ‘Developed With The Lowry’ programme and his company New Slang Productions – a dynamic company and voice in the arts sector, creating meaningful and thought-provoking new work that champions diversity and representation.”

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