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What's On In Manchester

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Oxford Rd. Manchester. M15 6JA. (Map)
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE COMPLETE DEATHS Drama
Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th October 2016
There are 75 onstage deaths in the works of William Shakespeare: from the carnage at the end of Hamlet to snakes in a basket in Antony & Cleopatra. And then there’s the pie in Titus Andronicus.
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LEMN SISSAY Drama
Saturday 8th October 2016
One of the nation’s best-loved voices, Lemn is the author of several volumes of poetry alongside articles, public art and plays. His Landmark Poems are installed throughout Manchester and London and he is frequently broadcast on radio and television.
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BURNING DOORS Drama
Monday 10th to Wednesday 12th October 2016
Blending sensuous theatricality and vigorous physicality, Belarus Free Theatre combine forces with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina to share stories of persecuted artists, living under dictatorship, who will not be silenced.
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RETURN TO GREY GARDENS Comedy
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th October 2016
The beloved cult documentary by the Maysles Brothers captured the eccentric lives of mother and daughter former society doyennes, now fallen on hard times.
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WHY? WHAT'S HAPPENING FOR THE YOUNG FESTIVAL Family
Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd October 2016
Contact and Southbank Centre join forces to present the third edition of Why? What's Happening for the Young. Inspired by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the festival is happening in both Manchester and London.
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STANDING ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS Drama
Saturday 22nd October 2016
In Standing On the Shoulders of Giants, the poets collaborate with their predecessors Speakeasy, and their older sibling, Inna Voice, to present a poetical production of epic proportions.
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BEDTIME STORIES Family
Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th October 2016
Celebrate the magical time of the day when stresses and strains of life melt away and enter a world of imagination and dreams with Bedtime Stories. Tucked up with your family and friends in a bedroom installation, take this chance to unwind and be dazzled with circus, theatre, dance and projections.
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SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL 2016 Drama
Monday 31st October to Friday 11th November 2016
Celebrating 400 years of ‘sound and fury’ Shakespeare Schools Festival is proud to present a series of unique performances by children from all over Greater Manchester. Whether you are a parent, friend or a local school, this is a wonderful way to experience the language, magic and possibilities of Shakespeare.
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ANDY FIELD: LOOKOUT Family
Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November 2016
Created in collaboration with local primary school children, Lookout is a one-to-one encounter between one adult audience member and one child performer taking place somewhere high up overlooking the city. Together they look out across Manchester and imagine its future.
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HOME IS...ILE LA WA Drama
Saturday 12th November 2016
Home Is... explores the concept of home and what happens when your idea of home conflicts with the reality. The same morning the Government unleashes ‘Go Home’ buses on the streets of London, four strangers find themselves detained together following an immigration raid.
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CANDOCO DANCE COMPANY Dance
Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th November 2016
A double bill from the cutting-edge company of disabled and non-disabled dancers that invites audiences to consider what dance can be.
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ONE MIC STAND Drama
Friday 18th November 2016
Join Manchester’s finest young spoken word performers for a boisterous night of poetry, music and visual art.
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KEY CHANGE Drama
Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th November 2016
Devised with women in HMP Low Newton to tour to male prisons, critically-acclaimed Key Change carries their voices over the razor wire in a raw and illuminating portrayal of women in prison.
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GREG WOHEAD: COMEBACK SPECIAL Drama
Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th November 2016
Jam sessions, patter with a Southern drawl, big dance numbers, and a bit of sweat: this is a re-enactment of Elvis Presley’s 1968 Comeback Special. Sort of. It’s an experiment in time drag; wearing another time as drag and dragging another time into the present. What happens if the Comeback comes back?
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MOTHER'S RUIN Drama
Friday 25th November 2016
Mother's hit alternative queer cabaret returns. Hosted by Timberlina and starring an inimitable mix of beautiful, radical performers from the North West and beyond.
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AN EVENING WITH ALAN CUMMING Comedy
Saturday 26th November 2016
Witty, sharp, sophisticated and provocative… Described by Time Magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, Alan Cumming has built up a devoted audience over decades of unforgettable performances on television, stage and screen.
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GARY CLARKE COMPANY: COAL Dance
Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th December 2016
Marking the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1984/85 British Miners’ strike, award-winning choreographer Gary Clarke proudly presents COAL.
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THE SIEGE OF CHRISTMAS Family
Thursday 15th to Thursday 22nd December 2016
Starting outside the main doors of Contact, and roaming throughout our unique castle-y building, The Siege of Christmas is a theatrical adventure for young audiences and the taller people that look after them. It is made by the award-winning Contact Young Company and Slung Low.
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