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SHAUN OF THE DEAD LIVE  
Wednesday 22nd to Friday 24th July 2015 - Dancehouse Theatre
Life is going nowhere for Shaun. He spends his life in his local pub, with his best mate Ed, has issues with his Mum and step-dad and things aren't running too smoothly with his girlfriend Liz.
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21,000 MILES OF RAIL  
Thursday 23rd July 2015 - The Lowry
'21,000 Miles of Rail’ attempts to unpack the rules of talking on trains, and test the possibilities of chance encounters with strangers.
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BAGHEADS  
Sunday 6th & Monday 7th September 2015 - The Lowry
As heroin addict Shaun Cook lies in hospital following a suicide attempt, his family come to terms with his life and their part in his downfall.
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HANDBAGGED Offers
Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th September 2015 - The Lowry

GREAT £15 EARLY BIRD OFFER. Liz vs. Maggie. Two enduring icons born in the same year. One destined to rule, the other elected to lead.  But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?

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Darcy Oake at the Manchester Apollo
DARCY OAKE  
Friday 18th September 2015 - Apollo

Canadian magician Darcy Oake will be heading out on his first ever UK tour with a series of thrilling live shows. Emerging in the world of illusion as a new generation of contemporary mysticism he has quickly established himself as one of the most exciting performers in magic right now.

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BLIND MAN'S SONG  
Saturday 19th September 2015 - The Lowry
After a sell-out run at the 2015 London International Mime Festival, critically acclaimed Theatre Re ( The Gambler , The Little Soldiers ) presents a wordless tale about the power of imagination blending physical theatre, mime, illusions and a live musical score.
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YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD  
Tuesday 22nd to Thursday 24th September 2015 - Stockport Plaza

When Tommy and Ada meet on a park bench it is all too clear they are from very different backgrounds; but as they begin to confide secrets and recount memories, could this be the start of something special for such an unlikely pair?

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THEN LEAP!  
Thursday 24th & Friday 25th September 2015 - The Lowry
The clock ticks, the years pass, and 39 year old Ottilie Dundee finally goes home to unearth some long-buried truths.  There she meets the largest obstacle of all, and true to form this old friend never forgot.
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MLF PRESENTS MARGARET ATWOOD  
Sunday 27th September 2015 - Royal Exchange
Manchester Literature Festival are delighted to present award-winning Canadian author and international bestseller Margaret Atwood. Margaret's previous works include The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy.
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THE FACE OF BRITAIN: SIMON SCHAMA  
Monday 28th September 2015 - The Lowry
Join Simon Schama for a thrilling evening discussing the stunning and surprising array of images that tell the story of the British.
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LA MÉLANCHOLIE DES DRAGONS  
Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd October 2015 - Number 1 First Street

La Mélancolie des Dragons is a unique masterpiece, combining performance and visual art in a truly enchanting mix. After touring the world, it comes to HOME for its UK premiere.

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SIRENS  
Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd October 2015 - The Lowry
Promising to be both alluring and alarming, Sirens, features six young women and their heartfelt exploration of contemporary femininity.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST  
Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th October 2015 - The Lowry
Oscar Wilde’s much loved and brilliantly witty masterpiece stars members of the West End cast including Nigel Havers.
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GOLEM  
Wednesday 7th to Saturday 17th October 2015 - Number 1 First Street

A 1927, Salzburg Festival, Theatre de la Ville Paris & Young Vic co-production. Directed by Suzanne Andrade. The danger lies not in machine becoming more like man but in man becoming more like machine.

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THE FRAGILITY OF X  
Thursday 8th & Friday 9th October 2015 - The Lowry
A woman and her autistic teenage son go on an extraordinary journey. Bursting with ambivalent and chaotic feelings of a parent/child relationship and underscored with a theatrical style that relishes treating the darkest of material with the lightest of touch.
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Dynamo at the Manchester Apollo
DYNAMO  
Friday 9th to Sunday 18th October 2015 - Apollo

He's walked on water, levitated above the Shard, walked down the LA Times Building, predicted the World Cup outcome and taken a trip on the side of a bus but Dynamo announces his biggest challenge to date as the renowned street magician will take to the stage as he embarks on his first ever live tour.

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GHOST OPERA  
Thursday 15th & Friday 16th October 2015 - The Lowry
Following their latest Edinburgh success 'Ablutions', award-winning FellSwoop Theatre present 'Ghost Opera': a mesmeric two-hander, spoken and sung, accompanied by a string quartet and devised in development with The Lowry.
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THE HOGWALLOPS  
Friday 16th & Saturday 17th October 2015 - The Lowry
Spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy and theatrical storytelling in this quirky adventure about a dysfunctional family.
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ELECTRIC DREAMS  
Saturday 17th October 2015 - The Lowry
Electric Dreams is the new show by critically acclaimed company, Dumbshow, inspired by the ideas in Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine. Rose can't remember the first 18 years of her life. What happened to her?
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POLES APART  
Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th October 2015 - The Lowry
A new comedy written and directed by John Godber. Commissioned by David Pugh Limited. Uncompromising, unflinching and deliriously funny, this visually exciting world premiere tries to understand culture clashes up-close and personal.
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THE ORESTEIA  
Fri 23rd October to Sat 14th November 2015 - Number 1 First Street

Terrible secrets are handed down through the generations in a bloody chain of murder and revenge. The Oresteia , the first great work of theatre written two and a half thousand years ago, is as gripping and relevant as ever. Where is justice in a landscape of blood?

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NOSFERATU  
Thursday 29th October 2015 - The Lowry
Nosferatu tells the dark and mysterious tale of the sailors in Bram Stokers novel Dracula, as they journey from Varna to Whitby with an unknown cargo.
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ADA ADA ADA  
Friday 30th October 2015 - The Lowry
A spellbinding interactive storytelling of the world’s first computer programmer, Ada Lovelace, using an LED dress and a kilometre of string.
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A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS  
Saturday 31st October 2015 - The Lowry
Lost Hearts features one of James's most memorable villains, the predatory scholar Mr Abney. It is paired here with arguably his most poignant and personal work: A Warning to the Curious, in which a young archaeologist is haunted and hunted by the guardian of an ancient treasure.
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BERYL - THE GREATEST WOMAN ON TWO WHEELS  
Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th November 2015 - The Lowry
Maxine Peake’s witty, charming and critically acclaimed play celebrates the life of sporting legend Beryl Burton – the greatest woman on two wheels.
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LA MERDA  
Thursday 5th & Friday 6th November 2015 - The Lowry
Winner of six major awards, Cristian Ceresoli's critcially-acclaimed play is a poetically shocking exploration on the human condition, performed by sensational Silvia Gallerano. (Age 18+)
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AN EVENING WITH ROGER MOORE  
Monday 9th November 2015 - The Lowry

Celebrating 70 years in show business this year, the Hollywood legend and James Bond star chats with biographer Gareth Owen about his extraordinary life and career.

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THE RED CHAIR  
Thursday 12th November 2015 - The Lowry
Award-winning Clod Ensemble brings you a delicious feast for the imagination that tells the fabulous tale of a man who eats himself into his chair.
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SHE CALLED ME MOTHER  
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th November 2015 - The Lowry
Evangeline is waiting; she has been waiting a long time. Will her daughter ever return to her and can Shirley ever forgive the Mother that let her go?
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AND THEN THERE WERE NONE  
Monday 16th to Saturday 21st November 2015

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company , And Then There Were None returns to the stage to follow in the footsteps of the company's hugely successful Witness for the Prosecution and Black Coffee .

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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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THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY  
Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st November 2015 - The Lowry
A radical reworking of Middleton's classic 17th century play from Belgium's foremost physical theatre company. NO to submission, NO to revenge, NO to the appeal of tragedy for tragedy: blood and fury.
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WHO'S SARI NOW?  
Thursday 19th November 2015 - The Lowry
6 women. 1 sari. And as many ways to drape as there are stories to tell.
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BROMANCE  
Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th November 2015 - The Lowry
Bromance is the  debut show from Britain's hottest young acrobats, winners of the2013 Circus Maximus Award and 2014 Total Theatre and Jackson's Lane Award for Circus at the Edinburgh Festival.
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THE TERRIBLE TALE OF THE TWIDDLY WIDDLIES  
Friday 27th November 2015 - The Lowry
A triptych of darkly comic poems, accompanied by animations projected on to the performers’ bandaged faces. Expect murder, milkmen and golf jumpers.
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LORD OF THE FLIES  
Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th December 2015 - The Lowry
William Golding’s 20th century classic explodes onto the stage in a remarkable production direct from London’s Regent’s Park Theatre.
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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE  
Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd December 2015 - The Lowry
The iconic story of idealist George Bailey, whose dreams look set to be dashed by small-town scandal and big business. Alone on a bridge, he decides that everyone would be better off without him. or would they? It falls to hapless guardian angel, Clarence, to try and save him.
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INKHEART  
Fri 4th December 2015 to Sat 16th January 2016 - Number 1 First Street

A new stage adaptation of the bestselling novel by Cornelia Funke. Directed by Walter Meierjohann. This Christmas, prepare to be transported into the enchanted world of Inkheart , where nothing is what it seems and magic hides behind every page.

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HENRY ROLLINS  
Tuesday 12th January 2016 - The Bridgewater Hall

Henry Rollins has announced details of his first UK "talking shows" since his memorable Long March tour of 2012.

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BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S  
Tuesday 12th to Satruday 16th April 2016 - The Lowry
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the classic tale of Holly Golightly written by Truman Capote and so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film, is being given a new lease of life as a stage play with music in a sparkling, sophisticated production starring the multi award-winning Pixie Lott as Holly.
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THE MOUSETRAP  
Monday 27th June to Saturday 2nd July 2016 - Opera House

The legendary, record-breaking, Box Office smash hit thriller returns! Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap. A classic. A landmark. A legend. The Mousetrap is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre.

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