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FOREVER YOUNG  
Wednesday 4th to Saturday 21st March 2015 - Oldham Coliseum

Prepare for a musical like no other. Forever Young is set in a particularly theatrical nursing home for actors, with a group of pensionable performers determined to prove that it's not all behind them.

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TWELVE ANGRY MEN  
Monday 23rd to Wednesday 28th March 2015 - The Lowry
This powerful new production of Reginald Rose’s gripping courtroom thriller visits The Lowry following its record breaking West End run.
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DEAD CENTRE LIPPY  
Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th March 2015 - The Lowry
A haunting investigation into why we tell stories in the face of tragedy, in this award-winning show.
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ANNA KARENINA  
Thursday 26th March to Saturday 2nd May 2015 - The Royal Exchange
Anna is the envy of St. Petersburg society. Glamorous and admired, but locked in a loveless marriage, her sudden and passionate love affair with Count Vronsky turns her world on its head and puts at risk everything she has ever known.
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THE LIFE AND LOVES OF NOBODY  
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th March 2015 - The Lowry
A visually stunning exploration of the gap between our dreams and our realities, presented by internationally celebrated theatre makers Third Angel.
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STRIKE  
Saturday 28th March 2015 - The Lowry
STRIKE! uses intense physicality, humour, innovative aerial structures, straps, slack rope and a deluge of cardboard boxes to blur the boundaries between circus and theatre.
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BEATING McENROE  
Saturday 28th March 2015 - The Lowry
An award-winning solo show about rivalry and love, competition and control, vitriol and zen, from theatre maker Jamie Wood.
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PRIVATE LIVES  
Saturday 28th March to Saturday 18th April 2015 - Bolton Octagon

On a romantic evening in 1930s France, Amanda and Victor are enjoying their first evening as newlyweds, blissfully unaware that Amanda's ex-husband Elyot and his beautiful young wife Sybil are celebrating their own honeymoon in the hotel room just next door.

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THE KING'S SPEECH  
Monday 30th March to Saturday 4th April 2015 - Opera House

At an office in Harley Street, London, Bertie and his wife Elizabeth (the future much-loved Queen Mother) are meeting maverick Australian speech therapist and failed actor, Lionel Logue. Starring Jason Donovan as Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue in a powerful dramatic role.

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SECRET DIARIES  
Tuesday 2nd April 2015 - The Lowry
Best days of your life? Declaring war on the girl stealing your best friend, realising you're gay, falling in love, facing rejection... but one day you'll wake up happy in your own skin...
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CIRQUE SURREAL - THE VOYAGERS  
Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th April 2015 - The Lowry
A dynamic fusion of circus, dance, drama and comedy in this spectacular, internationally acclaimed production for all the family.
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PENELOPE RETOLD  
Friday 3rd April 2015 - The Lowry
An epic, heartbreaking, and fiercely playful exploration of the Odyssey myth by Olivier Award nominee Caroline Horton.
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ABLUTIONS  
Saturday 4th April 2015 - The Lowry
A bartender hatches a devious plan of escape in this adaptation of the Man Booker nominated novel by Patrick DeWitt.
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REBECCA  
Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th April 2015 - The Lowry
A spellbinding new production of Daphne du Maurier’s haunting tale, presented by acclaimed company Kneehigh.
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BEAUTIFUL THING  
Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th April 2015 - The Lowry
Prepare to laugh and cry with Nikolai Foster’s celebrated production of this glorious urban love story and modern classic.
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THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS  
Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th April 2015 - The Lowry
Based on the best-selling novel by John Boyne, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a heart-wrenching tale of an unlikely friendship between two innocent boys.
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HINDLE WAKES  
Thursday 16th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015 - Oldham Coliseum

Mill worker Fanny Hawthorn and mill owner's son Alan Jeffcote return home from an illicit weekend away together. Their trip is kept secret from disapproving parents and of course Alan's fiancée Beatrice until a dramatic turn of events exposes their affair.

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iMAGICIAN  
Sunday 19th April 2015 - Opera House
After 10 years performing around the world, Jamie Allan is set to astound you in his first UK tour of a brand new show, iMagician. iMagician blends technology with incredible magic and illusion, enhanced by cutting-edge projection technology and world-class sleight of hand.
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SHOOTING WITH LIGHT  
Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th April 2015 - The Lowry
Innovative staging, physicality and multimedia interweave in this story about capturing moments, freezing shadows and the photographs that outlive our memories.
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LORRAIN AND ALAN
Drama
Saturday 25th April 2015 - The Lowry
When Alan discovers a mysterious young woman lying amongst the seals their lives become irreversibly entwined. But who is Lorraine? Where does she come from? And why does she take so long in the bath?­­
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SEX IN SUBURBIA  
Tuesday 28th April 2015 - Palace Theatre

Direct from rave reviews and sell out performances at the Liverpool Royal Court. Book an unforgettable date with the hit comedy of the year! Claire Sweeney stars in and co-writes this brand new comedy about dating, men and finding Mr Right. Age 16+.

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THE WOMAN IN BLACK  
Tuesday 28th April to Saturday 2nd May 2015 - The Lowry
This gripping theatrical exploration of terror has long been thrilling audiences of all ages with its unique blend of suspense, drama and bold stagecraft.
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NT CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL 2015  
Thursday 30th April to Sunday 3rd May 2015 - The Lowry
Connections celebrates great new writing for the stage and the energy, commitment and talent of young theatre- makers.
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THE ANCIENT SECRET OF YOUTH  
Thursday 30th April to Saturday 23rd May 2015 - Bolton Octagon

One night, 3 old friends who have known each other for 40 years discover an ancient book that offers up the secret of youth. Within its pages the book reveals a series of rituals, that if followed sincerely - & with absolute diligence - promise nothing less than to turn back the clock, & give them youth once again.

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KING LEAH  
Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th May 2015 - The Lowry
Prepare for a Lear stripped back to its heart and soul as director Jonathan Miller collaborates with the award-winning Northern Broadsides.
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BOEING BOEING  
Friday 5th May to Saturday 6th June 2015 - Oldham Coliseum

Fasten your seat belts, sit back relax and enjoy this fast moving comedy which will soon be landing in Oldham. Bachelor playboy Bernard has the perfect life - a swish Parisian apartment and not one but three glamorous air stewardess girlfriends.

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THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE  
Monday 11th to Wednesday 13th May 2015 - The Lowry
The Pirates of Penzance, the tale of wayward but not very successful Pirates and one the most famous of all the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas.
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THE GHOST TRAIN  
Thursday 14th May to Saturday 20th June 2015 - The Royal Exchange
A group of passengers are left stranded at a remote railway station, facing the prospect of a night in the waiting room. But when the old stationmaster warns them about the phantom train that haunts the tracks after dark, the evening starts to take one chilling turn after another.
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HE HAD HAIRY HANDS  
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th May 2015 - The Lowry
The year is 1974, the sleepy town is Hemlock-Under-Lye and when werewolf attacks threaten teatime, there’s only one person you can call…
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TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD  
Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd May 2015 - The Lowry
Harper Lee’s classic novel is adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel in this magnificent story of courage, compassion and racial injustice.
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DREAMERS  
Friday 19th June to Saturday 4th July 2015 - Oldham Coliseum

It's the 90's and every weekend a group of young girls shake off the weekly grind with a messy night on the town. They don't care if Monday's blue, Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too. It's Friday- they're in love.

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NOISES OFF  
Thursday 4th July to Saturday 4th July 2015 - Bolton Octagon

It's less than twenty-four hours before opening night. Dotty's lost her sardines, Selsdon's drunk, Frederick's about to have yet another nosebleed, and Tim's on the brink of collapse.

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME  
Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st November 2015 - The Lowry
After a smash-hit run across the UK, Manchester's 'Best Visiting Production' returns to the stage to end its first UK tour. Over 35,000 people saw the show during its three-week run at Christmas & now those that missed out have a second chance to catch this multi-Olivier Award-winning production.
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