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Friday 30 September 2022

Mrs Doubtfire

Mrs Doubtfire

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
A hilarious and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, MRS. DOUBTFIRE is the musical comedy we need right now. Out-of-work actor Daniel will do anything for his kids.  After losing custody in a messy divorce,...

Fisherman's Friends: The Musical

Fisherman's Friends: The Musical

The Lowry, Salford
The true story of the world's most unlikely buoy-band. When a group of Cornish fisherman come together to sing the traditional sea shanties they'd sung for generations, they hoped to raise a few quid for charity. Nobody, least of all them, ...

Road

Road

Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham
Jim Cartwright's debut play mixes humour and pathos to portray an all-too-relevant tale of deprivation and the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit. Now considered a modern classic, "Road" won The George Devine Award, The Plays and...

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero, who escapes the harsh realities of working-class Brooklyn life when he embarks on a reckless, yet thrilling road to dancing success. Saturday Night Fever - spectacularly re-imagined in a...

Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Twopence To Cross The Mersey

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Adapted from Helen Forrester's million-selling autobiography, Twopence To Cross The Mersey is a stunning period drama set in the early 1930's in the midst of the Great Depression. In 1931 Helen's spendthrift father was declared bankrupt, f...

The Four Tops and Temptations

The Four Tops and Temptations

AO Arena, Manchester
Ever since the mid-60's The Four Tops have been winning audiences with their energising vocal powers and melodic harmonies. Their first hit Baby I Need Your Loving lead on to many more, including Reach Out I'll Be There and Bernadette. The ...

Luther - Luther Vandross Celebration

Luther - Luther Vandross Celebration

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
The world's premier show in celebration of 'The Velvet Voice' experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever ...

The Enemy

The Enemy

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Since 2007, the socially anchored, Coventry power rock trio led by lead singer and main songwriter Tom Clarke haven't been afraid to shed a tonne of bravado as a shield for some deep-seeded insecurities - mainly Tom's own personal hang-ups....

The Magic of Motown

The Magic of Motown

The Albert Halls, Bolton
Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding mus...

90s Baby Classical

90s Baby Classical

Albert Hall, Manchester
This unique spectacular nostalgic 90s show includes a full 17-piece elemental orchestra performing era-defining 90s tracks live alongside some of the best artists and vocalists from the era. British vocalist, Alison Limerick, joins us at...

Ian Brown

Ian Brown

O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Frontman, founder and co-songwriter of one of Manchester's most revered bands in music history, The Stone Roses, "King Monkey" has enjoyed a long and successful solo career, scoring seven UK Top 10 albums, alongside hits such as "My Star" a...

Primus

Primus

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Since 1984, Primus have followed in the footsteps of boundary-pushing artists like Frank Zappa and Pink Floyd to create some of the most original and inventive music in existence. The Californian rock band's incomparable sound is cerebral a...

Kin

Kin

HOME, Manchester
Commissioned by the National Theatre and supported by HOME, Artistic Director Amit Lahav, together with Gecko's extraordinary ensemble of international devising performers presents a provocative story of desperation and compassion. At a tim...

Stiff Little Fingers

Stiff Little Fingers

King George's Hall, Blackburn
During the first wave of U.K. punk rock, plenty of bands sang about a world full of violence and chaos, but Stiff Little Fingers didn't have to imagine a dystopian world - formed in Belfast in 1977 at the height of "The Troubles," police br...

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
WORLD PREMIERE STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE BESTSELLING NOVEL. At a snow-covered graveside in 1930s Germany, an illiterate girl steals an abandoned book - Liesel Meminger's first act of book thievery. As Liesel's appetite for books grows, so doe...

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
FOLLOWING HIS SMASH-HIT PRODUCTION OF HOBSON'S CHOICE, ATRI BANERJEE RETURNS WITH A DEVASTATING NEW TAKE ON TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MASTERPIECE. Tom escapes a suffocating home life through cigarettes and long visits to the...

Scare City Experience - Camelot

Scare City Experience - Camelot

Camelot, Chorley
Want to be scared out of your mind this Halloween? The world's longest outdoor horror attraction, Scare City (from the team that delivered Camelot Rises and Summer Knights), is back - bigger, better and bloodier than ever. Confront the fear...

Behemoth + Arch Enemy

Behemoth + Arch Enemy

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Controversial Polish outfit Behemoth trade in a potent mix of death and black metal. From their inception in Gdansk in the early '90s, they've gone through countless personnel changes and even incurred the wrath of their country's governmen...

Cordae

Cordae

Manchester Academy, Manchester
The two-time Grammy Award-nominated gold-selling Maryland-raised rapper has quietly become one of the modern generation's most trusted narrators. A remarkable life has given him a lot to say. He went from trailer parks and public housing wi...

Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Come and be whisked away to the Fleetwood Mac tribute of your "Dreams"! With a programme selected from the band's impressive catalogue of iconic hits, you're sure to experience them as you never have before! The talented group of musicians ...

Saturday 1 October 2022

Mrs Doubtfire

Mrs Doubtfire

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
A hilarious and heartfelt story about holding onto your loved ones against all odds, MRS. DOUBTFIRE is the musical comedy we need right now. Out-of-work actor Daniel will do anything for his kids.  After losing custody in a messy divorce,...

Fisherman's Friends: The Musical

Fisherman's Friends: The Musical

The Lowry, Salford
The true story of the world's most unlikely buoy-band. When a group of Cornish fisherman come together to sing the traditional sea shanties they'd sung for generations, they hoped to raise a few quid for charity. Nobody, least of all them, ...

The Hallé - Abba Symphonica

The Hallé - Abba Symphonica

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
All of their greatest hits including Waterloo, Mamma Mia, Knowing Me, Knowing You, Take A Chance On Me, Money, Money, Money, Voulez Vous, The Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, The Name Of The Game, Does Your Mother Know, Angel Eyes, Danci...

Road

Road

Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham
Jim Cartwright's debut play mixes humour and pathos to portray an all-too-relevant tale of deprivation and the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit. Now considered a modern classic, "Road" won The George Devine Award, The Plays and...

Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever

Palace Theatre, Manchester
Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero, who escapes the harsh realities of working-class Brooklyn life when he embarks on a reckless, yet thrilling road to dancing success. Saturday Night Fever - spectacularly re-imagined in a...

Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive

AO Arena, Manchester
Parkway Drive has spent the past decade at the forefront of heavy music worldwide. The five-piece metal band from Byron Bay, Australia formed in 2002. Parkway Drive has released five studio albums including Killing with a Smile (2005), Hori...

Welcome To the Warehouse

Welcome To the Warehouse

Depot Mayfield, Manchester
Depot:Joseph Capriati | The Martinez Brothers | Loco Dice+ Kink | East End Dubs+ Syreeta | Layla BenitezConcourse:Seth Troxler | Enzo Siragusa+ Chris Stussy | Adam Port | Jaden Thompson+ Lauren Lo Sung | Kellie AllenArchive:Archie Hamilton...

Twopence To Cross The Mersey

Twopence To Cross The Mersey

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Adapted from Helen Forrester's million-selling autobiography, Twopence To Cross The Mersey is a stunning period drama set in the early 1930's in the midst of the Great Depression. In 1931 Helen's spendthrift father was declared bankrupt, f...

Neighbourhood Festival

Neighbourhood Festival

Various Venues, Manchester
One ticket = one wristband, which gives you access to all venues (entry on a first come first served basis / not guaranteed).   Line-up: The Snuts, Everything Everything, Sundara Karma, Alfie Templeman, Baby Queen, Dylan, Lauran Hibberd, L...

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited

Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Former Genesis guitarist and prog legend Steve Hackett is returning with an exciting new show for a 15 date UK tour next spring after his outstanding performance at this year's inaugural Stone Free Festival. Celebrating the 40th anniversary...

Kin

Kin

HOME, Manchester
Commissioned by the National Theatre and supported by HOME, Artistic Director Amit Lahav, together with Gecko's extraordinary ensemble of international devising performers presents a provocative story of desperation and compassion. At a tim...

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
WORLD PREMIERE STAGE ADAPTATION OF THE BESTSELLING NOVEL. At a snow-covered graveside in 1930s Germany, an illiterate girl steals an abandoned book - Liesel Meminger's first act of book thievery. As Liesel's appetite for books grows, so doe...

The Glass Menagerie

The Glass Menagerie

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
FOLLOWING HIS SMASH-HIT PRODUCTION OF HOBSON'S CHOICE, ATRI BANERJEE RETURNS WITH A DEVASTATING NEW TAKE ON TENNESSEE WILLIAMS' SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MASTERPIECE. Tom escapes a suffocating home life through cigarettes and long visits to the...

Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway

Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Peep! Peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at East Lancashire Railway. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement. There will be lots to enj...

Scare City Experience - Camelot

Scare City Experience - Camelot

Camelot, Chorley
Want to be scared out of your mind this Halloween? The world's longest outdoor horror attraction, Scare City (from the team that delivered Camelot Rises and Summer Knights), is back - bigger, better and bloodier than ever. Confront the fear...

Jasmin Vardimon Company - Alice

Jasmin Vardimon Company - Alice

The Lowry, Salford
A woman, or perhaps a child, unsure of her identity and where she is going. Escaping or exploring, discovering the powers within her changing body. The world around her is different, curious, and compelling - at times absolutely bonke...

Surf Curse

Surf Curse

New Century Hall, Manchester
Surf Curse is the indie rock recording project of Los Angeles based songwriters Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck. Seeing Surf Curse live has become a right of passage for disaffected adolescence in the South-West while Rattigan and Rubeck hav...

Carole - The Music of Carole King

Carole - The Music of Carole King

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Carole -The Music of Carole King is a celebration of the music of one of the world's greatest songwriters Carole King. With a cast of the UK's finest singers, dancers and musicians this wonderful homage takes you on an incredible journey th...

Richard Marx

Richard Marx

RNCM, Manchester
As a performer, songwriter and producer, Richard Marx's nearly three-decade-long career has had innumerable highlights. The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, starting with his self-titled debut which went to #8 ...

Channel One Soundsystem

Channel One Soundsystem

Manchester Academy, Manchester
Channel One Sound System is one of the UK's best known and most loved reggae sound systems. Having taken over the running of their father's sound in 1979, Mikey Dread and his brother Jah T took the sound to local blues parties and dances. M...

Sunday 2 October 2022

Calum Scott

Calum Scott

The Lowry, Salford
After rising to fame on the 2015 season of Britain's Got Talent, singer/songwriter Calum Scott was able to parlay his success into a recording career as a soulful pop artist. The Hull-bred musician's compelling version of Robyn's "Dancing ...

Incubus

Incubus

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Seminal Southern Californian Alt-Rock band Incubus merge Nu-Metal grooves with Funk, Rock and Hip Hop, "meandering through what can rather uncomfortably be termed noodly, time-signature lottery jazz-metal terrain", carving their own musical...

Flo & Joan

Flo & Joan

The Lowry, Salford
Multi-award winning musical comedy duo (and sisters) Flo & Joan are climbing out of their pits, armed with a piano and percussion section to bring you a brand new show of their critically acclaimed songs and comedy. Their unique, sharp-ton...

Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway

Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Peep! Peep! Join Thomas & Friends for a day of family fun at East Lancashire Railway. Take a train ride with Thomas, meet Sir Topham Hatt and join Sodor Station Sweepers Rusty & Dusty for a trainload of excitement. There will be lots to enj...

Newton Faulkner

Newton Faulkner

King George's Hall, Blackburn
The famous dreadlocks are probably the easiest signifier for Newton Faulkner. That might have been the point, as pretty much everything else about the Surrey-born singer songwriter is more difficult to define. Faulkner possesses a pop sensi...

Twinkle Twinkle

Twinkle Twinkle

The Lowry, Salford
TouchedTheatre's hit show for 1-3 year olds. There are melodies that live in all of us. No one knows that more than Marty the puppy, whose songs and play-time with his Dad are the best part of his day. But sometimes, you have to learn how t...

Many Voices of Eve - The Printmakers + London Vocal Project

Many Voices of Eve - The Printmakers + London Vocal Project

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
A joyful celebration of female songwriters, composers & poets, through the medium of jazz ensemble & choir, this collaborative project unites two iconic and vibrant ensembles: The Printmakers - Nikki Iles' all-star sextet featuring the grea...

Heywood to Ramsbottom

Heywood to Ramsbottom

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Heywood Train Station is the most easterly point of the ELR, and a great place to start your journey if you want to ride the line from end to end (and back again)! Heywood is a small factory town on the outskirts of Greater Manchester and i...

The Dangerous Summer

The Dangerous Summer

The Deaf Institute, Manchester
A funny thing happened when The Dangerous Summer walked away in 2014: People kept listening. In fact, the legend of the Ellicott City, Maryland based band signed by Hopeless Records during their senior year of high school in 2007 only grew ...

The Lowry Gallery

The Lowry Gallery

The Lowry, Salford
The Lowry Gallery has a permanent L.S Lowry exhibition which is open to all, and free to enter.  The Lowry is named after Laurence Stephen Lowry (1887 - 1976) - an artist who spent much of his life in Salford and whose work is strongly ass...
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