Guest Post: Love From a Stranger at the Lowry | Manchester

July 12, 2018

This week saw Dr C heading to The Lowry in Salford Quays for a wonderful evening at the theatre. She was there to see their latest show, Love From a Stranger.

“Be Careful Who you Wish for” runs the tagline for the current adaptation of the Agatha Christie & Frank Vosper play, Love From a Stranger. It couldn’t be more fitting in summing up this hugely thrilling tense play. The play begins with Ceclilly Harrington coming in to a large sum of money. Who then becomes bored of her life, and eventually calls off her engagement to her long term fiancé. As somewhat of a coincidence she meets a charming American man, Bruce Lovell. He embodies all of her newfound wants and lusts in life. Inevitably, she falls head of heels in love with him. But as that tagline warns “Be careful who you wish for!”


The second half of the play sees our young couple moved to an idyllic cottage in the countryside where thinks take a much darker turn. I won’t ruin any of the surprises. To say that the entire theatre was gripped was an understatement. I felt barely able to breathe because of the chilling claustrophobic environment so expertly acted by the leads Helen Bradbury and Sam Frenchum. Who were directed by Lucy Bailey. I had no idea what to expect from this play, and neither did my friend. We both happily agreed that we’d watch it again for the twists and turns of the second act. There were many debates and conversations all around us as we went to the bar afterwards for a drink. Love From a Stranger is currently touring the UK. The play runs at The Lowry (where we saw it) from 10-14th July. Miss this one at your peril!

Have you been to the theatre recently? Would you watch Love From a Stranger? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. Dr C was invited to The Lowry as press. All words, photos and opinions are her own.

P.P.S. The Lowry is located at Pier 8, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ.


  • Reply Oliver July 13, 2018 at 5:12 pm

    Love a good Agatha Christie play (or book, movie, tv show for that matter!) so definitely interested in this… even though I suspect I might have missed it! Hope you enjoyed it thought!

    Oliver x

  • Reply Karen July 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    I must say, that the Lowry in general is such a good venue, I’d see almost anything there!

  • Reply Mellissa Williams July 13, 2018 at 9:30 am

    It sounds a very atmospheric show, the last half especially. Sounds like you enjoyed it! One of the last theatre shows I saw was The Woman IN Black and that was very atmospheric too but also spooky

  • Reply Carl July 13, 2018 at 8:56 am

    Great post, I’ve thought about letting people guest post on my site but haven’t got around to it yet

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