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JERSEY BOYS  
Tuesday 29th January to Saturday 16th February 2019 - Palace Theatre
This smash hit musical has won 57 major awards worldwide, including the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Jersey Boys tells the true life story of four boys from the wrong side of the tracks who wrote their own songs, invented their own unique sound, and sold 100 million records worldwide.
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ANNIE  
Saturday 2nd to Saturday 16th February 2019 - Opera House

Direct from the West End, ANNIE, returns for a new UK Tour! Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck soon changes when she's chosen to spend a fairytale Christmas with famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks.

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THE FULL MONTY Offers
Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd February 2019 - Opera House
EXCLUSIVE 50% OFF TICKETS - David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers’s presentation of the Sheffield Theatres production of Simon Beaufoy’s The Full Monty, which won the UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production, will tour the UK & Ireland for the final ever time in 2018/19.
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WHAT A SONG AND DANCE  
Tuesday 19th to Thursday 21st February 2019 - The Lowry
Join Salford Music and Performing Arts Service (MAPAS) Musical Theatre Group for these special performances at The Lowry Studio. The group will be performing a wonderful selection of your favourite songs and dance from the big screen.
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QUADROPHENIA LIVE  
Sunday 24th February 2019 - Stockport Plaza

Produced by Concept Concerts this production, acclaimed by a Sunday Times journalist as “Mighty, moving and unstoppable,” sees 8-piece band, The Goldhawks, deliver a stunning live performance of The Who’s smash hit concept album, Quadrophenia.

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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Offers
Tuesday 26th February to Saturday 23rd March 2019 - Opera House
BEST AVAILABLE BAND A TICKETS £25* - Discover the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and - of course - the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.
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LES MISERABLES  
Tuesday 19th February to Saturday 30th March 2019 - Palace Theatre
TICKETS ON SALE NOW - After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical Les Misérables will tour the UK in 2019.
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RAGS THE MUSICAL  
Saturday 2nd March to Saturday 6th April 2019 - Hope Mill Theatre

RAGS The Musical tells the heart-warming and powerful tale of a group of Jewish immigrants as they arrive to start a new life in America. RAGS The Musical is a story of love, loss and hope. Featuring a score celebrating the multicultural music which was filling the streets of New York in 1910. It is a saga of hope and disappointments, of power and greed, of strength and love, combined with memorable music.

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THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS  
Sunday 31st March 2019 - Opera House

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest & best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up which has jump-started the legacy of Jake & Elwood for a new generation with its modern twist on this cult classic & an energy & spirit that is impossible to resist.

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AMERICAN IDIOT  
Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th April 2019 - Palace Theatre
Following two critically acclaimed West End runs and a sell-out UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive rock musical American Idiot returns to mark the show’s 10th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Grammy Award winning original album. Contains strong language and drug references - not suitable for under 14s.
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STEVE STEINMAN'S VAMPIRES ROCK  
Saturday 6th April 2019 - Opera House

This rock-tastic, hilarious, musical concert lives up to its rocking reputation. A tongue-in-cheek storyline, spellbinding cast, guitar gods and sexy vampettes take you on a ride through some of the greatest classic rock anthems ever! Including tracks from Queen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Journey, Guns n Roses and many more.

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WEST SIDE STORY  
Saturday 6th April to Saturday 25th May 2019 - Royal Exchange Theatre
WEST SIDE STORY marries stunning choreography to a matchless songbook – Maria, America, Somewhere, Tonight – as it translates ROMEO AND JULIET to 1950s Manhattan. It’s the Jets and the Sharks, two rival gangs who make New York’s mean streets even meaner. But it’s also passionate, tender and deeply romantic – the greatest love story ever told.
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HAIR THE MUSICAL  
Monday 8th to Saturday 13th April 2019 - Opera House
Adored for its Grammy award-winning score featuring iconic hits such as Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, I Got Life and Good Morning Starshine, experience the intoxicating power of Hair and celebrate its affirmation of life, freedom and equality. Come join the tribe and relive the summer of love!
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BLOOD BROTHERS  
Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th April 2019 - The Lowry
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary 'Blood Brothers' tells the captivating & moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. The superb score includes 'Bright New Day', 'Marylin Monroe', & the hit 'Tell Me Its Not True'.
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MRS. BROWN'S BOYS D'MUSICAL  
Saturday 12th to Sunday 14th April 2019 - Manchester Arena

The Award Winning Brendan O’Carroll and Mrs. Brown’s Boys invite you to their brand new production “Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical?”. “Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Musical?” promises to take audiences on an exhilarating, side splitting and musical adventure. If you haven’t experienced Mrs. Brown’s Boys live show, this tour is set to be one of the hottest tickets for 2019 and is not to be missed.

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GHOST - THE MUSICAL  
Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th April 2019 - Palace Theatre

The movie Ghost has proven to be one of cinema’s biggest all-time hits. Starring the late Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg it was the highest grossing film of 1990 and won an Oscar for screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin who has adapted his screenplay for this musical.

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DIRTY DANCING  
Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th April 2019 - Palace Theatre
Dirty Dancing is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion & sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby & Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds...
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THE KING AND I  
Friday 26th April to Saturday 11th May 2019 - Opera House

The King and I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – with one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, with over 50 world-class performers AND full-scale orchestra. A celebration of the lavish heritage of the very best in romantic musical theatre from an unparalleled multi award-winning creative team. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness this glorious production.

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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - A ROAD MUSICAL  
Monday 27th May to Saturday 1st June 2019 - The Lowry
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE is a touching and hilarious musical comedy, created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George) & William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Falsettos) & based on the Oscar-winning film by Michael Arndt. A smash hit off-Broadway, it arrives in a brand new, European premiere production.
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CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL  
Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th June 2019 - Opera House

Take a trip back to the electric 80’s and embark on a summer of love and smash-hit classics. Hair was big! Shoulders were padded! Mobiles weighed a tonne! Set to some of the most iconic, chart-topping pop anthems of the 80’s all performed live on stage.

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THE BOOK OF MORMON  
Thursday 6th June to Saturday 27th July 2019 - Palace Theatre

TICKETS ON SALE NOW - This outrageous musical comedy from creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.  Now with sold out productions in London, on Broadway, and in North America, Melbourne and Sydney, The Book of Mormon has become a worldwide sensation.

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VULVARINE  
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th July 2019 - The Lowry
The critically-acclaimed sellout Edinburgh Fringe hit. Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson Bloom from IT. But following a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning, Bryony gains superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind.
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&JULIET Offers
Tuesday 10th September to Saturday 12th October 2019 - Opera House
EARLY BIRD OFFER - £25 TICKETS* - & Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? And what if she got over Romeo by running off to Paris with Nurse and her best friends on a whirlwind trip of romance, self-discovery and gate-crashing the castle party? You know, like a normal teenager. Shakespeare and his wife Ann Hathaway may have their own ideas but this is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends.
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MAME  
Sat 27th September to Sat 9th November 2019 - Hope Mill Theatre

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame, starring critically acclaimed and two-time Olivier Award-winner Tracie Bennett.

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CURTAINS  
Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th October 2019 - Palace Theatre
Starring Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From creators of Cabaret and Chicago, this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain.
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THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT  
Fri 22nd November to Sun 29th December 2019 - Hope Mill Theatre

The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit by the writer of our 2017 hit musical and The Times Critic Pick Little Women tells the tale of a young man, Timothy, who sets out to find his place in an expanding and volatile world. Inspired by the characters of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the story follows the plight of young Tim from the home of his benefactor, Ebenezer Scrooge, to the theatrical madness of the great comic, Giuseppe Grimaldi.

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT  
Monday 25th to Saturday 30th November 2019 - Palace Theatre

The iconic musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert is going on tour! With more glitter than ever before, this smash-hit show features a dazzling array of stunning costumes, fabulous feathers and a non-stop parade of dance-floor classics including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, I Love The Nightlife and Finally!

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THE BODYGUARD  
Tue 10th December 2019 - Sat 4th January 2020 - Palace Theatre

TICKETS ON SALE NOW - The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back! Following her triumphant West End run and sell-out UK Tour, three-time Brit nominee and X-Factor winner, Alexandra Burke* returns to the role of Rachel Marron. *Alexandra Burke will perform the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ at all evening performances only.

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SIX  
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020 - The Lowry
Direct from the West End, this homegrown histo-remixed pop-concert musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss arrives at The Lowry this December. A phenomenal future is predicted for the ultimate Queen Revival.
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DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!  
Tuesday 10th December 2019 to Saturday 5th January 2020 - The Lowry

TICKETS ON SALE NOW - Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical - the record-setting New York Christmas sensation – is to play Christmas 2019 season at The Lowry. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, breathing life into this timeless story and conjuring the true meaning of Christmas.

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WE WILL ROCK YOU  
Monday 27th January to Saturday 8th February 2020 - Palace Theatre
TICKETS ON SALE NOW - Since 2002 over 16 million theatergoers in 19 countries have thrilled to this awe-inspiring production. With 24 of Queen’s biggest hits delivered in a show that boasts the scale and spectacle that marked the bands’ legendary live performances. 24 of Queen's greatest hits, including Radio Ga Ga, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody and, of course, We Will Rock You!
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BUDDY  
Monday 27th January to Saturday 1st February 2020 - The Lowry
Seen by over 22 million music fans since it opened in London’s West End in 1989, Buddy speaks an international language and continues to have audiences from aged 8 to 80 years old rockin’ in the aisles across the globe!
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