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Family and Children's Shows* in Manchester
* these are our picks for family & childrens shows, please be aware that some will be for older childen some for younger and some you may find inapropriate where others may not.
 
 
 
 
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THE FALCON'S MALTERSER  
Friday 10th October 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

The Falcon's Malteser, is now a hilarious show for young people following the adventures of the hopelessly inept private detective Tim Diamond and his sharp witted brother Nick. The plot sees the Diamond Brothers Detective Agency on a thrilling case to discover just what is so important about the box of Maltesers.

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DISNEY ON ICE - CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF MAGIC  
Wednesday 15th to Sunday 19th October 2014 - Phones 4u Arena

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and their friends from Disney’s Mulan, The Lion King and Pinocchio and Disney/Pixar’s Finding Nemo, The Incredibles and Toy Story take to the ice this October for a grand celebration in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic.

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SCREAM PARK UK suitable for ages 15+  
Thursday 16th October to Sunday 2nd November 2014 - Event City

They have scoured the country for the best mobile theme park thrill rides, ghost trains and attractions. These rides have been screened for contamination and will be situated in a military patrolled enclosure outside of the main safe zone.

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PIRATE & PARROT  
Friday 17th October 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

A perfectly capable, yet diminutive pirate (the world's smallest) and a dowdy parrot of gigantic proportions (the world's largest) meet in a strange twist of fate.

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LOLLY, POPS & CIRCUS PROPS  
Saturday 18th October 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

LOLLY has dreams … She dreams of ADVENTURE and TRAVEL! But when she runs away from the circus to see the world, she encounters a few unexpected obstacles along the way.

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Sunday 19th October 2014 - Pyramid and Parr Hall
See Chris and Pui from ‘Show Me Show Me’ live on stage! CBeebies’ favourite double act is bringing songs, rhymes, comedy sketches and lots of joining in for all the family. Sing, laugh and join in with Chris and Pui.
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Wednesday 22nd October 2014 - Dancehouse Theatre
OTIZ CANNELONI'S HISTORY OF MAGIC Abridged! - A family show about one of the most popular forms of entertainment. magic. It's funny, informative and there are plenty of chances to join in.
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COMEDYSPORTZ  
Saturday 25th October 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

ComedySportz is a fast-paced improv comedy show where 2 teams battle it out for the biggest laughs. The players create quick witted sketches, scenes & songs from whatever suggestions are thrown at them by the audience to create a show that's fast, feelgood & unpredictably funny.

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THE QUEENS KNICKERS  
Sunday 26th October 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
Get your knickers in a twist with this classic comedy for wise young children, based on the book by Nicholas Allan.
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MILKSHAKE! 2  
Monday 27th October 2014 - King Georges Hall
Starring some of your milkshake favourites this brand new musical spectacular is sure to have children up on their feet and singing at the top of their voices!
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EMILY BROWN AND THE THING  
Tuesday 28th October to Sunday 2nd November 2014 - The Lowry
What is keeping The Thing awake? Find out in this magical, musical show by Gruffalo stage show creators Tall Stories.
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WHEN TROLLS TRY TO EAT YOUR GOLDFISH  
Tuesday 28th October 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

A line of troll-prints lead out of the door, across the lawn and into the dark, deep forest… Nikki's goldfish, Great Bumbleduke the Third, needs rescuing!

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STOMP  
Tue 28th October to Sat 1st November 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP.
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WOLF  
Thu 30th October to Sat 1st November 2014 - Salford Arts Theatre

A raw, intimate look at relationships taut with insecurity, families ripped up and torn apart - Wolf unravels that which is at the core of every problem. A lack of truth. A mirror-like reflection of a world-full of tangled webs.

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PIGEON  
Friday 31st October 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

Travel back 100 years to the battle fields of the First World War, when pigeons saved lives by flying vital messages behind enemy lines.

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HANSEL AND GRETEL  
Sunday 2nd November 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
A deliciously scary story of a tango dancing witch, two brave children, and an irresistible recipe for an edible house.
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Sunday 2nd November 2014 - Pyramid and Parr Hall
The Peoples Theatre Company. This fun filled farmyard tale brings to life all the best loved characters from the original nursery rhyme along with a magical medley of games, giggles & sing along songs including Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes and of course Old MacDonald Had A Farm.
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A NOVEMBER DAY  
Sunday 9th November 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
A woman discovers the story of her grandfather in this timeless fable on war featuring puppet characters and live music.
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ALADDIN  
Sat 15th November 2014 to Sat 10th January 2015 - Oldham Coliseum

Your wish has been granted . the mischief returns to Oldham Coliseum next Christmas with our traditional pantomime Aladdin .

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WAR OF THE WORLDS  
Sunday 30th November 2014 - Phones 4u Arena
Don't miss the spectacular FINAL Arena Tour of the Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds - Alive on Stage. Conducted by Jeff Wayne, the most ambitious production yet will feature Liam Neeson in 3D holography, Jason Donovan, Westlife's Brian McFadden, Les Miserables' Carrie Hope Fletcher and remarkable special effects!
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MATCH  
Sunday 30th November 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
Inventive storytelling, puppetry, song and live music in this spellbinding production based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Match Girl.
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SHREK THE MUSICAL  
Mon 1st December 2014 to Sun 11th January 2015 - Palace Theatre

Join our unlikely hero and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful (if slightly temperamental) Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon.

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ALADDIN  
Thursday 4th to Thursday 7th December 2014 - Salford Arts Theatre

Come and cheer for Aladdin on his Arabian adventure.  With the help of the Genie of the lamp, he battles an evil magician to find true love. Excitement, laughter and Aladdin's hilarious dodgy relatives!

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SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS  
Friday 5th December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015 - Opera House
STARRING PRISCILLA PRESLEY! The highlight of the Christmas calendar with this year's Pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Packed with brilliant slapstick, hilarious comedy, stunning sets and sensational songs, our panto has become a must-see Christmas tradition.
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CINDERELLA  
Friday 5th December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015 - Stockport Plaza

Will Cinderella meet her prince? Will Buttons save the day? Will the Ugly Sisters EVER be beautiful? ... Jump into your pumpkin coach and head to The Plaza to find out!

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SLAVAS SNOWSHOW  
Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th December 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
One tiny piece of paper begins a heart-stopping blizzard in this hilarious, poignant and breathtaking spectacle of a family show.
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DIVERSITY  
Wednesday 10th December 2014 - Phones 4u Arena
After wowing audiences with Limitless last year, Diversity return to Phones 4u Arena Manchester with a new and improved version of their astounding show, Limitless - The Reboot.
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SNOW WHITE PANTOMIME  
Wednesday 10th to Wednesday 31st December 2014 - King Georges
Embracing the traditions but updating them to appeal to the young - experiencing their first taste of theatre - & the more mature - recalling their treasured memories of pantomimes past. Snow White is a classic fairy tale told in a contemporary and entertaining way for all members of the family and not to be missed.
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JACK & THE BEANSTALK  
Thu 11th December 2014 to Sat 3rd January 2015 - Salford Arts Theatre

Times are hard for young Jack and his mother. Forced to sell his beloved cow Daisy, poor Jack comes home with nothing but a few beans. But when the beans grow into a giant beanstalk, Jack finds himself in a whole new world of thrills and adventure.

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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH  
Fri 12th December 2014 to Sat 3rd January 2015 - Waterside, Sale

James Trotter's Mum and Dad were eaten by an escaped rhinoceros, so he lives with his Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker truly the most hideous Aunts in England.  He has to work all day and never gets to play with other children. Join James on the adventure of his life this Christmas!

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WINTER WINDERLAND  
Saturday 13th December to 4th January 2015 - Event City

Looking for something to do with the kids over Christmas? Come along with the family this Christmas & experience the UK's LARGEST indoor Winter Wonderland. There will be rides and attractions galore where the family can have four hours of non stop fun and entertainment.

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PETER PAN GOES WRONG  
Tue 16th December 2014 to Sun 11th January 2015 - The Lowry
Adapted from the original stage play Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie, Mischief Theatre Company bring their hilarious new show Peter Pan Goes Wrong to The Lowry this Christmas.
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WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT  
Wed 17th December to Sun 11th January 2015 - The Lowry
Michael Rosen’s award-winning book We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.
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LEMONY SNICKET'S LATKE WHO COULDN'T STOP SCREAMING  
Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th December 2014 - The Lowry
Full of dark beauty, ballet LORENT’s version of this classic fairy tale combines desire, devastation, romance and rescue to spellbinding effect.
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THE HOLDALLS CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE  
Saturday 27th to Monday 29th December 2014 - The Lowry
Join the Holdalls as they venture into the snow filled air, battle festive beasts and bump into the notorious Christmas Pirates!
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THE LION KING  
Saturday 17th January to Sunday 22nd February 2015 - Palace Theatre
With a cast of over 40 actors, singers & dancers, the story of The Lion King is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood & becoming king. TICKETS ON SALE SOON.
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SING-A-LONG-A FROZEN  
Sunday 8th March 2015 - The Lowry
Disney's Frozen gets the full Sing-a-long-a treatment! Join in the full experience with lyrics on screen and sing along with songs from the film.
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CBEEBIES LIVE! JUSTIN AND FRIENDS  
Tuesday 14th April 2015 - Phones 4u Arena

Roll up, roll up!  CBeebies Live! are back at Phones 4u Arena with a brand new circus-themed spectacular Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble's Circus! With singing, dancing and fun-filled surprises Justin & Friends: Mr Tumble's Circus will bring you all the thrills and excitement of the big top!

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MY FIRST BALLET SWAN LAKE  
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd May 2015 - Palace Theatre

Following the success of My First Cinderella , My First Sleeping Beauty and My First Ballet Coppelia , English National Ballet and English National Ballet School return with the enchanting My First Ballet series with their fourth classical ballet to be recreated especially for children My First Ballet: Swan Lake

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OCTONAUTS & THE DEEP SEA VOLCANO ADVENTURE  
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th May 2014 - Opera House

When there's trouble under the sea, the Octonauts dive into action! Get ready to embark on an exciting new mission with our underwater adventure super heroes, Captain Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, in the brand new live stage show.

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WICKED  
Wednesday 3rd June to Saturday 25th July 2015 - The Lowry
WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, comes to The Lowry in 2015 as part of its UK & Ireland tour.
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