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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.
 
 
 
 
THE EASTER FUNNY
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th April 2014 - Opera House, Manchester
Have you ever wondered how good you'd be at your dream job? Opera House pantomime favourite Tam Ryan and renowned actor John Thompson want to find out. They'll be hosting some special guests and learning some new skills in this show full of fun for the whole family.
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AMERICAN WRESTLING
Saturday 12th April 2014 - Wythenshawe Forum

The ever popular stars of American wrestling return to the Forum on the 12th April for an evening of fun for all the family!!

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CBEEBIES LIVE! THE BIG BAND
Sunday 13th April 2014 - Phones 4u Arena, Manchester

Starring Justin Fletcher MBE, Mr. Tumble, Mister Maker, Mr. Bloom and the ZingZillas, CBeebies Live! The Big Band brings together some of your best loved CBeebies' characters in a music - themed spectacle, which is sure to have pre-schoolers rocking in the aisles!

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BIN MEN
Sunday 13th April 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
A play with music for young children and their families about Don and Sam – Bin Men with big dreams!
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GO! GO! GO!
Tuesday 15th April 2014 - Palace Theatre

Nick Jr.’s headline show, Go! Go! Go! Will hit the road this Spring. The TV pop band will play for the nation’s youngest pop fans and all the family.

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THE GRUFFALO
Tuesday 15th to Sunday 20th April 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
Don’t miss Tall Stories’ hit musical stage adaptation of the award-winning picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
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PETER PAN
Thursday 17th & Friday 18th April 2014 - Stockport Plaza

Starring comedy legend Bobby Davro as Smee! Join Wendy, Michael and John as they take off to Neverland with the boy who never grows up… Peter Pan.

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MY FIRST BALLET - COPPELIA
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th April 2014 - Palace Theatre, Manchester

English National Ballet's My First Ballet: Coppélia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

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THE FROG & THE PRINCESS
Sunday 27th April 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
A funny, poignant puppetry re-telling of this traditional tale by the Brothers Grimm, exploring friendship and difference.
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HORRIBLE HISTORIES
Tuesday 29th April to Saturday 3rd May 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
Brand new show featuring amazing 3D effects – it’s the horrible history of Britain with the nasty bits left in!
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PINOCCHIO
Sunday 18th May 2014 - The Lowry
Follow Pinocchio and his grasshopper friend as they set out on an adventure – to find some fun! Now…if only his nose would just stay still.
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WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD
Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd May 2014 - Palace Theatre

Book early for a glittering family treat. Join the woolly sheep, the hairy hog, the fat red hen and the dainty dog in this brand new stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks ' colourful farmyard adventure. With live music, puppetry, plenty of audience participation and lots of laughs!

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CHRIS AND PUI ROADSHOW
Sunday 25th May 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
See Chris and Pui from CBeebies’ Show Me Show Me live on stage as they bring songs, rhymes and comedy sketches to The Lowry.
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PIRATE GRAN
Thursday 29th to Saturday 31st May 2014 - The Lowry, Salford Quays
Meet Gran. She bakes. She knits. You’d never guess she was Pirate! 'Pirating isn't the life for everyone, but Gran says if you don't mind sleeping in a hammock and being called Scary Mary, then it's a career more girls should think about.'
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1001 NIGHTS
Thursday 29th May 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

This compelling, funny and totally absorbing play made by Kent based theatre company Transport, wowed audiences at the Unicorn theatre, London in 2013 and now is now back for a UK tour. Suitable for ages 6+.

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THE TAP DANCING MERMAID
Friday 30th May 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

It's time to hear the Moon's story, one you will NEVER forget… Gather round for the Moon's magical story about a tippetty-top tap dancer who he has been watching at  night. Suitable for ages 6+.

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JUST US THREE AND THE SEA
Saturday 31st May 2014 - The Edge Chorlton

Sedrick the Seagull finds himself lost in a forest with an injured wing. He wonders how he will ever find his way home! But then he meets Gerry the Giraffe, & Bernard the Bear & soon discovers what real friends are for as they set off on an adventure together to find the sea……. Suitable for ages 3-7.

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PEPPA PIG'S BIG SPLASH
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th June 2014 - Opera House, Manchester
Come and join Peppa and her friends for another all-singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and muddy puddles! Peppa's brand new show Peppa Pig's Big Splash.
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ANT & DEC'S TAKEAWAY TOUR
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th August 2014 - Phones 4u Arena

Ant & Dec have announced they will be bringing their prime time award-winning ITV show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway to Manchester. The show will be packed with special guests, amazing prizes to be won and of course lots of surprises for the audience.

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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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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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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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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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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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LEMONY SNICKET'S LATKE WHO COULDN'T STOP SCREAMING
Family
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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