A WORLD premiere will bring the festive season to life at The Lowry in 2022.

For its main Christmas production next year, the venue at Salford Quays will be staging Claus the Musical.

Based on the novel The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by Wizard of Oz creator L Frank Baum, it's a magical tale of an abandoned baby raised in an enchanted forest who grows up to bring Christmas to the world.

The show will run from December 14, 2022 to January 8, 2023. Full casting will be revealed later. Tickets are now on sale from www.thelowry.com