Cover picture 'Mister
Lowry on Swinton Moss 1970' by Harold
Riley. By kind permission of the artist.
The complete script of a powerful and moving play.
“AN INSPIRED CHOICE”
Mister Lowry at the Bristol Old Vic.
"The world premiere of John Caine’s
incisive portrait of the painter L.S.Lowry proved an inspired choice at
the Bristol Old Vic. The play says as much about the trials, traumas
and quiet triumphs of the North Country artist as any full-blown
"Lowry’s relationship with his parents -
a stiff and starchy
father who did not encourage him but plainly was as proud as Punch of
his work, and a talented but invalid mother who Lowry adored – is a
strong thread throughout, with his mother standing as substitute for
the only love of Lowry’s life, a fellow student at art school.
darker side of Lowry’s complex character is also given full rein – his
contempt for the critics who for most of his life considered him to be
a ‘Sunday painter’ his hatred for the view that he could only paint
‘matchstick men’ his periods of depression at his loneliness, and his
Jeremy Brien. ‘THE STAGE’
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Malcolm Tierney as Mister
Lowry. Photo courtesy of Bristol Old Vic.
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