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THE PERFECT MURDER
Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th April 2014 - Opera House
Have you ever wondered how you commit the perfect murder? Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for a long time. But their marriage has reached crisis point and Victor has decided there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever.
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DUET FOR ONE
Thursday 10th April to Saturday 10th May 2014 - Bolton Octagon

World famous violinist Stephanie Abrahams has been diagnosed with MS and is now confined to a wheelchair. In a series of witty, intimate and frank conversations with a kind but uncompromising therapist she is able to face what her future might hold and come to terms with her loss.

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THE GHOST HUNTER
Saturday 19th April 2014 - The Lowry
The past catches up with a ghost tour guide in this tense and chilling tale presented by Theatre of The Damned.
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THE QUEEN IS DEAD
Monday 21st to Tuesday 22nd April 2014 - The Lowry
Set in Salford, the play focuses on the real lives of people affected by the Salford Riots in 2011.
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ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY
Thursday 24th April 2014 - The Lowry
The world’s most extraordinary self-help manual containing arcane and outlandish advice on melancholy is brought to the stage by Stan's Café.
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PUNK ROCK
Thursday 24th & Friday 25th April 2014 - The Forum Theatre, Romiley

NK Theatre Arts presents the dramatic play Punk Rock - performed by the NKTA Performance Class. Not suitable for children.

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A PLEASING TERROR
Friday 25th & Saturday 26th April 2014 - The Lowry
The world’s most extraordinary self-help manual containing arcane and outlandish advice on melancholy is brought to the stage by Stan's Café.
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TAKING CHARLIE
Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th April 2014 - The Lowry
A dark comedic fantasy based on a true story about the abduction of Charlie Chaplin’s body by two hapless kidnappers.
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SEE HOW THEY RUN Special Offers
Tuesday 29th April to Saturday 3rd May 2014 - Opera House
AWESOME £15 TICKET OFFER! Starring Warwick Davis and The Reduced Height Theatre Company. Hilarious comic situations involving mistaken identity, doors and vicars but the comedy will be heightened by the fact that the cast are all under four foot tall!
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TEECHERS
Wednesday 30th April to Saturday 3rd May 2014 - The Lowry
Three cast members effortlessly transform into a vast array of characters including teachers, dinner ladies, students, an obstructive caretaker and, of course, the school bully.
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CARRY ON CAMPING
Wednesday 30th April to Saturday 3rd May 2014 - The Marco Players

Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp.

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DIAL M FOR MURDER
Tuesday 6th to Satruday 10th May 2014 - Opera House, Manchester

Frederick Knott's intense and darkly gripping thriller, Dial M for Murder, famously filmed by Alfred Hitchcock, is now on a UK tour starring Christopher Timothy as Inspector Hubbard.

 
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COME AS YOU ARE Drama
Thursday 8th to Saturday 10th May 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

Manchester Road Players present Come As You Are by John Mortimer.  4 one act plays, all linked by their touching, unusual and humourous themes of sexual entanglement, set across 4 London locations.

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THE C PROJECT
Friday 9th & Saturday 10th May 2014 - The Lowry
A night of new writing by eight of Manchester's most exciting playwrights, with some of the region's best actors and directors, to raise money for specialist cancer centre The Christie.
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DOUBLE TROUBLE Drama
Saturday 10th May 2014
Double Trouble is a hilariously funny Jamaican comedy play, set at any period of time and focuses on various areas of relationships that base on sexual desires, the disparity of the haves and the have-nots and how some couples survive under the pretences of a monogamous relationship.
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BRASSED OFF
Thursday 15th May to Saturday 14th June 2014 - Bolton Octagon

Based on a true story and the 1996 film, Brassed Off is a comedy drama that celebrates the power of music and the capacity of the human spirit to inspire a community to triumph against all the odds.

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BEN HART
Sunday 18th May 2014 - The Lowry
Having spent his life using magic to solve impossible problems, award-winning magician Ben Hart turns his attention to himself.
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CHARIOTS OF FIRE
Monday 19th to Saturday 24th May 2014 - The Lowry
Direct from the West End, this thrilling tale of incredible athletic achievement offers a chance to see event theatre at its best.
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PAM AYRES
Thursday 29th May 2014 - The Lowry
Pam Ayres brings her latest show to The Lowry following the recent publication of her new book of poetry, YOU MADE ME LATE AGAIN!
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SHAKERS Drama
Friday 30th & Saturday 31st May 2014 - Bath House Theatre, Harpurhey

NORTH WEST THEATRE ARTS CO. Come to 'Shakers' the trendiest cocktail bar in town, where 'yuppies', 'business men' and 'chavs' alike go to unwind. Let Carol, Adele, Nicky and Mel serve you with the most popular drinks in town.

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ACCRINGTON PALS
Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th June 2014 - Pados House

The Accrington Pals follows the story of the innocent and enthusiastic men who volunteered their services to their country after Kitchener's calls for a New Army. Their experiences of life on the Western Front are contrasted with the women who are left behind in Accrington, women who come together as friends when facing financial, social and sexual deprivation, as well as being thrown into the social changes that came along with the absence of many men.

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LAST TANGO & LAST PANTO IN LITTLE GRIMLEY
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st June 2014 - Woodford Community Players

Membership of the Little Grimley, local amateur drama society has dwindled to four, the audiences aren't much bigger and the rent money is due.  It's time for dramatic action! ”There's only one thing that sells tickets these days”, declares Gordon, the Chairman –“Sex”.

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PENN & TELLER
Friday 13th June 2014 - Palace Theatre

Part of the legendary team’s first ever UK tour - will feature Penn & Teller’s classic magic tricks performed live amid their unique brand of humour and audience participation. No show will be the same. You never know what will happen!!!

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DERREN BROWN
Friday 13th to Saturday 21st June 2014 - The Lowry
The multi-award-winning master of psychological illusion brings his latest one-man show Infamous to The Lowry.
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MORECAMBE
Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st June 2014
This new production of the Olivier Award-winning play, stars Bob Golding as comedy icon, Eric Morecambe. A heart-warming, tear-jerking, laughter-inducing story of the man what brought us the sunshine.
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LOVE STORY
Thursday 19th June to Saturday 12th July 2014 - Bolton Octagon

Two worlds collide when spirited Italian-American Jennifer Cavilleri and wealthy, privileged Harvard Alumni Oliver Barrett IV fall in love. The pair, whose backgrounds could not be more different, are united by love.

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IMMORTAL CHI
Friday 4th July 2014 - Palace Theatre

Direct from China, and created by the team behind the renowned Shaolin Warriors, Immortal Chi is a brand new spectacular fusion of jaw dropping Martial Arts, amazing multi-media images, fabulous costumes and original live music.

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NOT I, FOOTFALLS & ROCKABY
Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th September 2014 - The Lowry
Lisa Dwan performs a one-woman Samuel Beckett trilogy after a critically acclaimed sell-out run of his landmark one–woman piece Not I.
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HA HA HOOD
Tuesday 14th October 2014 - Opera House, Manchester

After the hugely successful 2013 UK tour of Ha Ha Holmes! starring comedy national treasure Joe Pasquale, the Ha Ha! boys return this Autumn by popular demand with the next instalment in the series, Ha Ha Hood!

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HENRY IV (PARTS 1 & 2)
Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th October 2014 - The Lowry
Direct from Shakespeare's hometown in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company brings arguably two of Shakespeare's greatest plays Henry IV I and II to The Lowry.
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