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LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE - A ROAD MUSICAL  
Tuesday 28th 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) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Falsettos) and 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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THE WARD ACADEMY: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN  
Sunday 21st July 2019 - The Lowry
The Ward Academy is very proud to present The Greatest Showman. Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
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AMÉLIE THE MUSICAL  
Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th August 2019 - Opera House

Amélie The Musical, an adaptation of the much-loved 2001 award-winning film Amélie, will embark on an extensive UK tour this year. With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé & book by Craig Lucas, this new musical adaptation of the 5-time Oscar®-nominated film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant, will be directed by Michael Fentiman, with star casting to be announced.

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&JULIET Musicals
Tuesday 10th September to Saturday 12th October 2019 - Opera House
& 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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9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL  
Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st September 2019 - Palace Theatre
Direct from the West End, Dolly Parton’s rip-roaring West End musical is coming to Manchester! Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to the Palace Theatre to see Dolly Parton’s smash-hit musical this September!
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THE THUNDER GIRLS  
Tueasday 24th to Saturday 28th September 2019 - The Lowry
Fame and greed tore their friendship apart, They haven’t spoken in decades …. THE THUNDER GIRLS were a successful ‘80s girl band until lead singer, Chrissie, sensationally quit the Band to pursue a solo career taking with her, Rick, the Band’s manager.  Chrissie broke the Girl Code as Rick was also the boyfriend of Band mate, Roxanne.
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GUYS & DOLLS  
Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th October 2019 - Stockport Plaza

STOCKPORT OPERATIC SOCIETY PRESENTS GUYS AND DOLLS - A Musical Fable of Broadway. Hailed as the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls rolls the dice as it sweeps into the Stockport Plaza Theatre in October.

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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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ON YOUR FEET  
Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November 2019 - Palace Theatre
HER VOICE. HIS VISION. THEIR STORY. The Broadway and West End production of Gloria and Emilio Estefan's smash-hit musical embarks on a UK and Ireland tour this Autumn. ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom.
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THE ENTERTAINER  
Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November 2019 - Opera House

1982: Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season. As his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands, his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war, & Archie’s professional & personal lives collide with devastating consequences. Shane Richie takes on the role he was born to play, memorably created on stage & screen by Laurence Olivier.

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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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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT POST SHOW PARTY  
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th November 2019 - Palace Theatre

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Post Show Party at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. More information coming soon.

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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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BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL
Thursday 20th February to Sunday 17th May 2020 - Opera House

Based on the Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film, the new musical will have a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy Award-winning Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the film including The Power of Love and Johnny B. Goode. Tickets go on sale on Friday 24th May 2019 at 10am.

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LES MISERABLES  
Tuesday 12th to Saturday 30th May 2020 - The Lowry
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 play The Lowry in May 2020.
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EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE  
Tuesday 21st July to Saturday 1st August 2020 - The Lowry
The smash-hit and critically acclaimed West End musical comes to The Lowry. Funny, fabulous and feelgood, this is the musical sensation for all the family and not to be missed! With an original score of catchy pop tunes by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae (Doctor Who), this brand-new musical will have everybody talking about Jamie for years to come. Sixteen: the edge of possibility. Time to make your dreams come true.
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