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A VIEW FROM A BRIDGE  
Thu 15th January to Sat 14th February 2015 - Bolton Octagon

Eddie works, goes bowling, looks after his family and hopes for a better future for his orphaned niece, Catherine - raised by him and his wife Beatrice as their own.

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SUPREME FABULETTES - VIVA LA DIVAS  
Friday 13th February 2015 - The Lowry
A glamorous and outrageous show, Viva la Divas tells the rise from rags to riches of the Supreme Fabulettes against a backdrop of backstabbing, love and tears, all played for laughs.
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ROVE  
Friday 13th February 2015 - The Lowry
Families, history and live folk music combine in this show for anyone who has ever wished they knew more about where they came from.
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WHOAAAAA STEADY! AND HORSE  
Tuesday 24th February 2015 - The Lowry
Belgian actress and theatre-maker Leentje Van de Cruys collaborates with University of Salford Performance students to present a double bill of performances about being human (and being a horse).
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OUTINGS  
Tuesday 24th February 2015 - The Lowry
The world's first show based on coming-out stories comes to the Lowry following a hit Edinburgh Fringe season.
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MY BROTHER'S COUNTRY  
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th February 2015 - The Lowry
An exploration of Islam, sexuality and how our world came to be, in this play by new theatre company Soroush.
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SCUTTLERS  
Saturday 7th February to Saturday 7th March 2015 - The Royal Exchange
The Scuttlers were Manchester's original gangs. Throughout the 1870s and beyond, the streets of Openshaw, Gorton, Ancoats and Salford were terrorised by rival groups of young mill workers fighting for control.
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HINDLE WAKES  
Thu 19th February to Sun 15th March 2015 - Bolton Octagon

Following the success of Hobson's Choice, the Octagon presents another famous, great Northern play: Hindle Wakes. It's the end of the Wakes weekend in the fictitious mill town of Hindle in Lancashire, just before the outbreak of the First World War.

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DEAD SIMPLE  
Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th March 2015 - Opera House
The No.1 novelist returns to the stage in 2015 with the adaptation of his most famous and popular book to date and the first book that featured James' now famous character of Detective Roy Grace Dead Simple .
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NT CONNECTIONS HOME PERFORMANCE  
Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th March 2015 - The Lowry
Drama Baby by Jamie Brittain and The Crazy Sexy Cool Girls’ Fan Club by Sarah Solemani.
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THE ERADICATION OF SCHIZOPHRENIA IN WESTERN LAPLAND  
Wednesday 11th & Thursday 12th March 2015 - The Lowry
Mediterranean roasted vegetables, Finnish folk and Adolf Hitler all feature in this new Ridiculusmus work, inspired by a treatment method for psychosis.
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HOW TO DISAPPEAR COMPLETELY  
Friday 13th March 2015 - The Lowry
Itai Erdal received a phone call telling him his mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and had nine months to live. Itai moved back to Israel to spend every moment with his mother.
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STANDBY FOR TAPE BACK-UP  
Saturday 14th March 2015 - The Lowry
Ross Sutherland attempts to draw out his life story using nothing but an old videotape in this journey into synchronicity and madness.
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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