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THE FIRST HIPPO ON THE MOON
Family
Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th June 2017
From Number One bestselling children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first?
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DECLARATION
Comedy
Saturday 24th June 2017
Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round.
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SIMON & GARFUNKEL THROUGH THE YEARS
Gigs/Concerts
Wednesday 28th June 2017
Immerse yourself into a live performance like no other. The music of duo, reborn into a concert of genius.
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BEVERLEY KNIGHT
Gigs
Thursday 29th June 2017
Triple Mobo winner Beverley Knight takes to our Lyric Stage for one night only!
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TAHA
Drama
Saturday 1st July 2017
Amir Nizar Zuabi, founder of celebrated theatre company ShiberHur, directs a lyrical story of the life of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammed Ali.
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WAITING FOR GOD
Comedy
Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th July 2017
Roy Hudd (The News Huddlines) and Nichola McAuliffe (Surgical Spirit) star in the hugely anticipated stage production of BAFTA nominee Waiting For God. Having delighted TV audiences throughout the 1990s, revisit all your favourite characters from the original series, reimagined for 2017.
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SONS OF PITCHES
Gigs
Tuesday 4th July 2017
The Sons of Pitches will be hitting the road again in 2017 with a brand-new specially themed touring show. It will have a unique, never-before seen flavour all of it’s own!
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ROALD DAHL'S FANTASTIC MR FOX
Family

Wednesday 5th to Sunday 9th July 2017

Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox is family fun at its finest. A tale of greed, pride and the power of friendship, this flagship production for the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations promises a huge theatrical feast with live music and songs, ideal for the whole family.
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AND HERE I AM Drama
Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th July 2017
An epic voyage of identity and self-discovery, AND HERE I AM follows one Palestinian’s extraordinary true-life story, from the first intifada to the second, from resistance fighter to artist, and from refugee camp to political exile in Norway.
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THE RED SHOES
Dance
Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th July 2017
The intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes is back by popular demand and will dazzle your senses and break your heart.
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FLUID Drama
Sunday 16th July 2017
Fluid by Jez Kerr, Nicki Dupuy and Tommy Scribble. Fluid is an audio-visual performance by three internationally renowned artists that explores ideas around what connects us together.
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JOE MCELDERRY
Gigs/Concerts
Saturday 22nd July 2017
To celebrate the release of his fifth studio album, Joe will embark on THE GLORIA TOUR - performing tracks from the new album, along with some special guests…
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MOTHERSHIP
Gigs/Concerts
Saturday 22nd July 2017
Led Zeppelin tribute MOTHERSHIP - described in Classic Rock Magazine as “the most authentic-sounding Zep tribute in the UK” - present a brand new show celebrating the music of the greatest rock band in history.
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I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE
Comedy
Sunday 23rd July 2017
BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage in 2017 with its sell out touring show.
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HOW TIME FLIES
Family
Sunday 23rd July 2017
HandMade Theatre presents, How Time Flies, an original and quirky show inspired by the wonderful and intriguing world of archaeology.
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JOHN BISHOP
Comedy
Sunday 23rd & Monday 24th July 2017
Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here to warm up his brand new show WINGING IT in autumn 2017!
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THE MIKADO Drama
Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th July 2017
THE MIKADO, or “The Town of Titipu," was produced at the Savoy Theatre on 14 March, 1885 and proved to be one of the most famous of all the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas, running, as it did, for 672 nights.
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THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
Family
Tuesday 25th to Sunday 30th July 2017
E. Nesbit’s classic novel The Railway Children is brought thrillingly to life in a stunning new stage production.
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THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA
Family
Tuesday 27th to Sunday 30th July 2017
Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem...,expect to be surprised!
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RUSSELL BRAND
Comedy
Tuesday 1st August 2017
In RE:BIRTH, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death.
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ROOM ON THE BROOM
Family
Tuesday 1st to Sunday 27th August 2017
Join the Witch and her cat in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
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THE WIGGLES
Family
Friday 4th August 2017
Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony will play everyone’s favourite Wiggles songs like ‘Hot Potato’, ‘Rock-a-Bye your Bear’ and ‘Do the Propeller!’, along with their Wiggly friends Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword.
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THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Musicals
Tuesday 29th August to Saturday 9th September 2017
Everyone's favourite kooky family comes to the stage in the UK premiere featuring a live orchestra and extraordinary original score the show will entertain whether you are 12 or 312!
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THE JUNGLE BOOK
Family
Tuesday 29th August to Saturday 2nd September 2017
This spectacular new production from award-winning Metta Theatre brings Kipling’s classic tale crashing into the 21st Century with breathtaking street dance and circus.
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MR DARCY LOSES THE PLOT Drama
Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th September 2017
Jane Austen is dreaming up Darcy, a proud, lip curling, handsome creation in very tight pants. But then a door squeaks, a visitor approaches and Jane hastily hides her writing. Mr Darcy is left dangling. Left to his own devices he embroiders his own storyline while his creator stitches her quilt...
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AN EVENING WITH DAVID SEDARIS Drama
Sunday 10th September 2017
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humour writers.
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BURLESQUE AT THE LOWRY
Dance
Sunday 10th September 2017
The Slippery Belle returns to the plush red velvet setting of the Quays theatre! Imagine a night combining vintage glamour, retro decadence and good old fashioned debauchery.
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HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES Drama
Monday 11th to Saturday 16th September 2017
Following its critically acclaimed West End revival, Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps and London’s funniest comedy of 2016, How The Other Half Loves, will open in Windsor before embarking on a national tour.
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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET'S ALADDIN
Dance
Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd September 2017
Step onto our magic carpet and soar into the fantastical world of David Bintley’s Aladdin, with music by BAFTA award-winning Carl Davis and vibrant designs from Dick Bird.
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RAMBERT - GHOST DANCES PLUS OTHER WORKS
Dance
Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th September 2017
Christopher Bruce’s masterpiece, Ghost Dances, is possibly the most popular work in Rambert’s history. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic “ghost dancers” – interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people.
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BAYADERE - THE NINTH LIFE
Dance
Thursday 28th & Friday 29th September 2017
Bayadère - The Ninth Life is a radical reimagining of the ballet La Bayadère. Jeyasingh draws on this story and the first visit of Indian dancers to Europe in 1838, weaving a compelling narrative that moves seamlessly from fact to fantasy.
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THE KITE RUNNER Drama
Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th October 2017
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
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RAY MEARS Drama
Sunday 8th October 2017
Ray will take you on a journey that he deeply values for cultural, spiritual, moral and aesthetic reasons and explain why he believes these are vital for the human spirit and creativity.
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DWEEZIL ZAPPA
Gigs
Monday 9th October 2017
Witness Dweezil Zappa and his band bringing his father’s musical legacy to life on stage, fifty years since The Mothers Of Invention first toured the UK.
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THE MUSICAL BOX
Gigs/Concerts
Tuesday 10th October 2017
THE MUSICAL BOX, internationally acclaimed for its historical re-enactment of early Genesis' works, is coming to the UK to perform The Black Show.
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OPERA NORTH'S UN BALLO IN MASCHERO Opera
Tuesday 10th October 2017
In Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) Verdi weaves a timeless tale of power, passion and political plotting, at the heart of which is a tragic love triangle.
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ACOSTA DANZA
Dance
Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th October 2017
Following an exceptional career as a ballet star, Carlos Acosta launches his brand new company. For their first UK tour, in which Acosta himself makes a guest appearance, the company will perform works by Marianela Boán, Goyo Montero and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
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MILTON JONES
Comedy
Sunday 15th October 2017
Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window.
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MICHAEL KIWANUKA
Gigs/Concerts
Tuesday 17th October 2017
The British artist takes his critically acclaimed, number one selling, Mercury Prize and BRIT Awards nominated second album ‘Love & Hate’ out on the road in October.
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JOEL DOMMETT
Comedy
Wednesday 18th October 2017
One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noiseas he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.
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SLAVAS SNOW SHOW
Family
Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th October 2017
The multi award-winning international sensation returns to Manchester by popular demand. A wonder of a show that is equally enjoyed by adults and families alike.
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HEDDA GABLER Drama
Monday 30th October to Saturday 4th November 2017
Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre, this modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece Hedda Gabler comes to The Lowry.
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CABARET Musicals
Tuesday 7th to Saturday 11th November 2017
Bill Kenwright presents the multi-award winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret. 1931 Berlin was a sexually charged haven of decadence in which the legendary Sally Bowles performs at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…
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SIMON AMSTELL
Comedy
Sunday 12th November 2017
Following a series of critically acclaimed, sold out international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand up tour in the UK.
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OPERA NORTH'S TROUBLE IN TAHITI & TRIAL BY JURY Opera
Friday 17th November 2017
An Evening Of Two Musical Theatre Classics Coupling A Witty Satire On The American Dream And A Delightful Courtroom Farce. Trouble In Tahiti | Bernstein - Trial By Jury | Sullivan.
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PIRATES OF THE CARABINA - FLOWN Drama
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017
FLOWN is the award-winning show from internationally acclaimed contemporary circus company Pirates of the Carabina - known for their daring and beautifully choreographed aerial theatre performances.
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GOK WAN - NAKED AND BARING ALL Drama
Monday 27th November 2017
From his humble beginnings on a Leicester council estate, to becoming one of the country’s most recognised faces. Gok candidly unravels his life to reveal everything he has not yet dared to bare. No collar is left unturned in what might be the most honest, campest and naked stage show ever to mince the boards.
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ELF
Family
Saturday 25th November 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018
Following a smash hit, sell out run in the West End, Elf the Musical spends Christmas 2017 at The Lowry.
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AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Family
Tuesday 5th December 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018
The mysterious and fabulously wealthy Phileas Fogg wagers his life’s fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days.
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THE GRUFFALO
Family
Wednesday 6th December 2017 to Sunday 7th January 2018
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
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OPERA NORTH'S MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opera
Tuesday 6th to Thursday 8th March 2018
Madama Butterfly is a tender story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures, which resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.
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OPERA NORTH'S DON GIOVANNI Opera
Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th March 2018
As he seduces his way across Europe, bedding 1003 women in Spain alone, Don Giovanni’s hedonism is a challenge not only to human morality, but also to God.
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WAR HORSE 2018 Drama
Wednesday 13th to Saturday 30th June 2018
War Horse is an unforgettable theatrical event which takes audiences on an extraordinary journey from the fields of rural Devon to the trenches of First World War France.
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