Scooby Doo meets Wicker Man

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After two sell-out runs of their debut show The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, Lowry associate artists Kill the Beast are back this Thursday and Friday with their first completely original work.

He Had Hairy Hands is a 70s detective werewolf mystery - An American Werewolf In London meets Twin Peaks - influenced by classic Hammer Horror, The Wicker Man, Scooby Doo and The League of Gentlemen.

Visually arresting, high-energy and hilariously blood-thirsty, He Had Hairy Hands is filled with sinister locals . . . and lots of hats.

The year is 1974, the sleepy town is Hemlock-Under-Lye, and when werewolf attacks threaten to ruin teatime, there’s only one person you can call…

Kill the Beast wowed Salford audiences with their first ever production, created as part of The Lowry’s ‘Developed With’ programme. The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, a stunning adaptation of Doctor Who star Tom Baker’s cult novel, premiered in The Lowry Studio in 2011 to enormous acclaim and went on to sell out The Lowry’s 450-seat Quays theatre in 2013.

Kill The Beast became Associate Artists of The Lowry in 2013 and the company have recently re-located from London to Manchester to take full advantage of the opportunities available for developing artists in the North.

He Had Hairy Hands previews at The Lowry studio before going on to premiere at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Box Office: 0843 208 6005 or www.thelowry.com