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DICK WHITTINGTON Family
Saturday 9th December 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018

This year the Manchester Opera House will journey to London this festive season in the magical pantomime adventure Dick Whittington. John Barrowman and The Krankies will lead the cast in the magical production.

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THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY Gigs
Thursday 11th January 2018

Direct from it's success in London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage.

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BOWIE EXPERIENCE Gigs
Friday 12th January 2018

Bowie Experience is a spectacular concert featuring all of David Bowie’s hits - celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon. An unforgettable journey of sound and vision through David Bowie’s golden years from Space Oddity through to Let's Dance..

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GREG DAVIES Comedy
Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Following the phenomenal success of his sold out 2017 tour, Greg Davies, BAFTA-nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is taking his critically acclaimed show You Magnificent Beast on tour for the very last time.

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THINK FLOYD Gigs
Thursday 25th January 2018

This extraordinary band, dubbed the Definitive Pink Floyd Experience, are renowned for their stunning celebration of the music of one of the world's greatest bands. . Pink Floyd's Nick Mason describes the band as "Brilliant! - They are really good.".

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SOMEONE LIKE YOU (THE ADELE SONGBOOK) Gigs
Friday 26th January 2018

Someone Like You (The Adele Songbook) is an immaculate celebration of one of our generation’s finest singer-songwriters. The outstanding Katie Markham has the show-stopping voice & captivating charisma to deliver all your favourite Adele hits in an enthralling concert performance.

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A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE
Saturday 27th January 2018

A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of Country Music.

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STRANGERS ON A TRAIN Drama
Monday 5th to Saturday 10th February 2018

Strangers On A Train is based on the world renowned 1950 novel by Patricia Highsmith made universally famous by the classic Alfred Hitchcock film. In the great tradition of Hitchcock, this spine chilling tale will delight you with its dark wit whilst having you on the edge of your seat from the start.

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AN AUDIENCE WITH MICHAEL BOLTON Gigs
Sunday 11th February 2018

Kong Events and Goldstar Promotions are pleased to exclusively announce an audience with multiple Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and Social Activist, Michael Bolton.

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TANGUERA Dance
Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th February 2018

Tanguera is the story of Giselle, a young woman who arrives on the sultry streets of Buenos Aires & meets Lorenzo the dockworker. He falls in love with her at first sight but, like so many immigrants at that time, Giselle struggles to make a life for herself in this new world & she falls into the hands of the local crook.

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THE RAT PACK LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS Gigs
Monday 19th to Saturday 24th February 2018

The boys are back in town to take you back to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 50s and early 60s. The fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band join Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands Hotel.

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THE JOHNNY CASH ROADSHOW Gigs
Sunday 25th February 2018

Welcome to the Johnny Cash Roadshow, a show not to be missed by avid fans or the casual listener. This year prepare for a musical adventure unrivalled by any other that truly celebrates the career of a music legend, Johnny Cash.

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BACK TO BACHARACH Gigs
Wednesday 28th February 2018

Back to Bacharach takes you on a journey through music, narration, and projected imagery of legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach and lyricist Hal David. Together, they helped shape the path of modern music as we know it today.

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MOTOWN'S GREATEST HITS: HOW SWEET IT IS Gigs
Thursday 1st March 2018

The ultimate celebration of the sweet sound of MOTOWN is back! This stunning 100% live show combine's first class music together with slick choreography, and an amazing band. Truly outstanding, the best MOTOWN experience you will ever have!

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PEPPA PIG'S ADVENTURE Family
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th March 2018

Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music!

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YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND Gigs
Tuesday 6th March 2018

You've Got a Friend: The Music of James Taylor and Carole King. From the creators of the smash hit West End show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’, You’ve Got A Friend celebrates two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King.

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MENOPAUSE: THE MUSICAL Musicals
Wednesday 7th March 2018

Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics.

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ELLEN KENT'S LA TRAVIATA Opera
Friday 9th March 2018

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La Dame aux Camelias.

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ELLEN KENT'S MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opera
Saturday 10th March 2018

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

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ELLEN KENT'S RIGOLETTO Opera
Sunday 11th March 2018

Verdi’s masterpiece Rigoletto is a dramatic tale of the jester’s daughter whose heart is stolen by a charming but unreliable ruler – and how her father’s attempts to prevent the love affair lead to tragedy. The opera was almost banned because it exposed the licentious behaviour of the powers-that-be at court.

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Drama
Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th March 2018

The Importance Being Earnest by the master of comedy Oscar Wilde, makes a welcome visit to Manchester society in this wonderfully witty, deliciously decadent and classic revival from The Original Theatre Company.

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SEVEN DRUNKEN NIGHTS: THE STORY OF THE DUBLINERS Gigs
Sunday 18th March 2018

Telling the story of a career spanning 50 years and evoking the spirit of Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Barney McKenna, Jim McCann, Ciaran Bourke and John Sheahan, this hugely talented cast of musicians and singers bring the music of this iconic group to life.

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FAT FRIENDS - THE MUSICAL Musicals
Monday 19th to Saturday 24th March 2018

The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor (creator of Band of Gold, The Syndicate and In The Club) is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical, with original music by Nick Lloyd Webber.

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BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS Gigs
Sunday 25th March 2018

Buddy Holly and The Cricketers with The English Rock and Roll Orchestra. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Buddy’s only ever visit to our shores, the UK’s first and best-loved Buddy Holly act, Buddy Holly & The Cricketers, revisit some of the same venues on the same dates in 2018

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HAIRSPRAY Musicals
Monday 26th March to Saturday 7th April 2018

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to venues across the UK with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show.

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SISTERS OF SOUL Gigs
Sunday 8th April 2018

Jocelyn Brown, Jaki Graham & Voice of Rose Royce Gwen Dickey Sisters of Soul. Somebody Else’s Guy, Car Wash, Could It Be I’m Falling in Love, Wishing on a Star and No More Tears – the original Sisters of Soul in a show packed full of million-selling hits. . .

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OF MICE AND MEN Drama
Monday 9th to Saturday 14th April 2018

ON SALE WEDNESDAY 5TH JULY - Set in the trying times of the Great Depression, Of Mice And Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship and what it means to be human.

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20th CENTURY BOY Musicals
Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st April 2018

This hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death. Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex.

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GILBERT O'SULLIVAN Gigs
Sunday 22nd April 2018

The superstar who topped the UK & US single charts in the 70s with songs of endearing tunefulness, unabashed sentiment and existentialist musings. Today, British singer-songwriter Gilbert O’Sullivan continues to be regarded with tremendous affection & his songs remain well-loved around the world.

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MY FIRST BALLET - SWAN LAKE Dance
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th April 2018

Give children a first taste of the magical world of ballet. Enjoy one of the most famous ballets of all time together, in this beautifully adapted new version for children aged three upwards.

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KINDERTRANSPORT Drama
Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th May 2018

This heart-warming production is from the producers of last year’s acclaimed revival of ‘The Crucible’. It marks the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport, which saw thousands of Jewish children ferried from Austria and Germany to safety.

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MY DAD WROTE A PORNO Comedy
Friday 11th May 2018

Hear the hilarious My Dad Wrote A Porno live as the team behind the smash hit podcast take their sell-out show ON TOUR. With nearly 100 million downloads, and legions of fans across the globe, this is a ‘cultural phenomenon’ (The Sunday Times).

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SHANE FILAN Gigs
Saturday 12th May 2018

Hot off the back of the hugely successful “Love Always” Tour which took place in autumn 2017, Shane Filan has announced the second leg, taking in some of the UK’s best loved venues, and the tour is coming to back to Birmingham, to the Alexandra Theatre on Saturday 5 May 2018.

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MARTI PELLOW Gigs
Saturday 19th May 2018

Marti Pellow will tour the UK in 2018 with “The Private Collection Tour”. The tour celebrates 30 years in the industry, including number 1’s and hit singles from his many albums as both a solo artist and with Wet Wet Wet.

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AN AUDIENCE WITH KATIE PRICE Drama
Friday 25th May 2018

This special evening will consist of Katie Price talking about her life stories and she will also be performing her brand new single I Got U. Not only this, there will also be the opportunity for a VIP meet and greet and photo opportunity with Katie herself!

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AWFUL AUNTIE Family
Wednesday 20th to Sunday 24th June 2018

From the acclaimed producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very old car, a very large owl and a very small ghost!

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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Comedy
Monday 25th to Saturday 30th June 2018

Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off in this multi award-winning West End smash hit comedy. The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does!

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AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN THE MUSICAL Musicals
Monday 13th to Saturday 18th August 2018

The world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet! Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie Up Where We Belong along with many 80s classic anthems.

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T.REXTASY Gigs
Sunday 23rd September 2018

Marc Bolan, with his band T.Rex, was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era.  T.Rextasy have now been performing around the world for over 20 years, a career that ironically out lives Marc’s very own T.Rex.

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ROCK OF AGES Musicals
Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th September 2018

Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs.

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LEVEL 42 - ETERNITY Gigs
Wednesday 3rd October 2018

In 2016 the band completed a sold-out 37-date Sirens II Tour of the UK and Europe with critics praising the funk favourites for their ability to “light up the stage” (Birmingham Mail) and sound “as slick as ever” (Bournemouth Echo).

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KINKY BOOTS Musicals
Monday 12th November to Saturday 1st December 2018

Don't miss the 'freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade' (The Hollywood News) as it embarks on its first ever UK tour! It's the ultimate fun night out for you and your loved ones, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

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CINDERELLA Family
Saturday 8th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019

Join Cinders as she transforms from rags to riches, outwits her very Ugly Sisters, and, with the help of her best friend Buttons and one very magical Fairy Godmother, wins the heart of the dashing Prince Charming.

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