The Lowry is hosting the world première of The Play That Killed Me, the first production in an exclusive new series of plays entitled NeverBeenSeen. The NeverBeenSeen series sees The Lowry work directly with up-and-coming theatre companies to develop exciting new work.

The Play That Killed Me, written by Justin MacGregor, is an affecting tale of hope, sacrifice and the bonds of love and friendship that see people through the most agonizing of situations.

Inspired by the writer’s grandfather Hector MacGregor, who starred in Alfred Hitchcock’s Stage Fright, The Play That Killed Me tells the story of two actors, Hector and Charles, who stage plays for the troops in Africa during World War II.

With morale at a dangerous low, they decide to put one on at the front to help inspire the troops despite promises to their wives they would not do anything foolhardy.

The Play That Killed Me is at the Lowry on 23 September and 2 - 3 October.