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THE GIPSY KINGS Gigs
Sunday 22nd July 2018

The Gipsy Kings are a fantastic group of flamenco, salsa and pop musicians. While they were born in France their parents are of Berber-Moroccan and Spanish gypsies.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES - THE FINAL CURTAIN
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Monday 23rd to Saturday 28th July 2018
£10 OFF SELECTED TICKETS - Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. He keeps bees, occasionally casts his fly fishing rod, even plays his Stradivarius when the rheumatism allows. This world premiere production reunites Robert Powell & Liza Goddard following huge acclaim for their performances in Single Spies and Relatively Speaking.
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CROONERS Musicals
Thursday 9th August 2018

Fans of the Rat Pack and the music of the American Song Book are being offered a very British alternative for 2017. Crooners is a brand new comedy musical that puts a quintessential British twist to a genre symbolized by the Crooner and exemplified by the music of the Rat Pack and the American Song Book.

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ABBA MANIA Gigs
Friday 10th August 2018

It is just over 40 years since ABBA won Eurovision and now it’s your chance to thank ABBA for the music! ABBA Mania brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed.  If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA Mania is for you!

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THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN Gigs
Saturday 11th August 2018

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits.

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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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YOU WIN AGAIN Gigs
Wednesday 29th August 2018

Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular.

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CROSSING OVER WITH JOHN EDWARD Mediumship
Saturday 1st September 2018

As a psychic medium, author and lecturer, he has, for over the last 30+ years, helped thousands with his uncanny ability to predict future events and communicate with those who have crossed over to the Other Side.

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THE ROLLING STONES STORY Gigs
Sunday 16th September 2018

You can now relive all these classic hits in The​ ​Rolling​ ​Stones​ ​Story​, a high energy concert celebrating the music of the World’s Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band. Let’s Spend The Night Together in the company of Mick and the boys and you will experience a truly authentic Rolling Stones spectacle...

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SPIRIT OF THE DANCE Dance
Thursday 20th & Friday 21st September 2018

Spirit of the Dance is one of the biggest dance shows in the world. Winner of nine global awards and now celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

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BIFFY CLYRO Gigs
Saturday 22nd September 2018

MTV’s iconic Unplugged sessions from the mid-1990s are back as Scottish band Biffy Clyro announces a new acoustic album and tour, giving the chance for a wider audience to see the band play a rare, full-length acoustic set in magnificent surroundings.

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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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PAUL SMITH - HIYA MATE Comedy
Sunday 30th September 2018

Following the amazing success of 2017, Paul Smith brings his 2018 Special to a venue near you! Join the quick witted, affable Scouse comic for more hilarious tales from his life. Guaranteed to entertain, you won’t want to miss out on one of the best comedy shows of the year.

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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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HELLO AGAIN NEIL DIAMOND Gigs
Thursday 4th October 2018

Using evocative imagery, video & narration to enhance the magic, Hello Again… takes you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50 year career. From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon find yourself singing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks & many more.

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CIRKOPOLIS Dance
Saturday 6th October 2018

In its dazzling new circus spectacular, Cirkopolis, Montreal-based troupe Cirque Éloize transports us to a retro-futuristic industrial world. Through gravity-defying circus arts, dance & theatre, 11 multi-talented artists & acrobats tell the story of workers who rebel against the spirt-crushing monotony...

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OLIVA TWEEST - THE AFROMUSICAL Musicals
Tuesday 9th October 2018

Ambitious London hustler and club-promoter Tobi has no problem winning female attention but yearns to shake off his shady reputation and move up in the world. Featuring popular and original hit songs performed by live band and refreshing high-energy choreography for a new era of musical entertainment.

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AN EVENING WITH STACEY DOOLEY Drama
Wednesday 10th October 2018

Catch Stacey in this rare live appearance as she discusses everything from gender equality and domestic violence, to sex trafficking and sexual identity, weaving these global strands together in an exploration of what it is to be women in the world today.

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JAMES MARTIN ON THE ROAD... AGAIN Drama
Thursday 11th October 2018

Superstar chef James Martin will be returning to theatres around the country following the huge success of his 2016 tour. This will see James bring the experiences of his hit TV shows ‘French Adventure’, ‘American Adventure’ and ‘Saturday Morning with James Martin’ to this brand new live show.

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PAUL SMITH - HIYA MATE Comedy
Friday 12th October 2018

Following the amazing success of 2017, Paul Smith brings his 2018 Special to a venue near you! Join the quick witted, affable Scouse comic for more hilarious tales from his life. Guaranteed to entertain, you won’t want to miss out on one of the best comedy shows of the year.

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TONY HADLEY Gigs
Saturday 13th October 2018

The fantastic Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet fame comes to the Manchester Opera House this October. A night that will surely sell out fast.

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ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET - MANON Dance
Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th October 2018

English National Ballet is proud to tour Kenneth MacMillan’s masterpiece outside London for the second time only in over 30 years. The young & naïve Manon is torn between two lives: privilege and opulence with the wealthy Monsieur GM, or innocent love with the penniless student Des Grieux. Wanting it all will be her downfall.

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RICHARD THOMPSON Gigs
Sunday 21st October 2018

One of this country's greatest songwriters & most distinctive guitar virtuosos, capable of breathtaking drama & sublime delicacy, prompting Rolling Stone to hail him as 'a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist.' His songs have been covered by everyone from Alison Krauss to Robert Plant.

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LET IT BE Musicals
Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th October 2018

Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the spectacular new concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.

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REBUS: LONG SHADOWS Drama
Tuesday 30th October to Saturday 3rd November 2018

The brand-new Rebus story written exclusively for the stage. Detective Inspector John Rebus is retired but the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh.

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THE PROCLAIMERS Gigs
Sunday 4th November 2018

It has been 31 years since Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. August sees The Proclaimers add to their magnificent songbook with the release of their 11th studio album and another UK tour across the UK from July to December.

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GRAYSON PERRY Comedy
Wednesday 7th November 2018

Award-winning artist; Bafta-winning TV presenter; Reith Lecturer and bestselling author with traditional masculine traits including having the desire to 'always be right and to overtake all other cyclists when going up big hills'. Join us for an intelligent evening of laughs, discussion, insight and costume changes.

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DYLAN MORAN Comedy
Thursday 8th November 2018

BAFTA and Perrier award winning comedian Dylan Moran embarks on his brand new tour -  Dr Cosmos.  Moran will offer his unique take on love, politics, misery and the everyday absurdities of life, all served with poetical panache from one of the finest comedians of his generation.

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AN EVENING WITH MICHAEL BOLTON Gigs
Friday 9th November 2018

It has been 31 years since Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. August sees The Proclaimers add to their magnificent songbook with the release of their 11th studio album and another UK tour across the UK from July to December.

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THE SENSATIONAL 60'S EXPERIENCE Gigs
Saturday 10th November 2018

Without doubt the most explosive 60’s show touring the UK, for one night only.  With a brand new production - The Sensational 60s Experience. Starring Mike Pender (Original voice of The Searchers) Chris Farlowe, Herman’s Hermits, The Fortunes, The New Amen Corner. LINE UP MAY CHANGE.

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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
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Saturday 8th to Sunday 30th December 2018
EARLY BIRD OFFER! £5 OFF SELECTED TICKETS - 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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THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicals
Wednesday 9th to Saturday 29th January 2019

Hot from a sell out worldwide tour and now having been experienced by over 30 million theatregoers across the globe, Richard O’Brien’s timeless musical masterpiece is touring with a stop at the Opera House Manchester.

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ANNIE Musicals
Saturday 9th to Saturday 16th February 2019

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 Musicals
Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd February 2019

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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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Musicals
Tuesday 26th February to Saturday 23rd March 2019

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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GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Drama
Monday 25th to Saturday 30th March 2019

After its sell-out run in the West End, this darkly funny production of Glengarry Glen Ross is touring the UK. Well loved & acclaimed TV & stage stars Nigel Harman & Mark Benton are the deal-chasing cut throat salesmen in this ‘razor-sharp’ revival of Mamet’s Olivier and Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece.

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THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS Musicals
Sunday 31st March 2019

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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JULIAN CLARY Comedy
Tuesday 2nd April 2019

In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

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RHOD GILBERT - THE BOOK OF JOHN Comedy
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show.  In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod.  Almost all of it s**t.

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AN AUDIENCE WITH SIMON REEVE Drama
Sunday 7th April 2019

An audience with travel documentary maker Simon Reeve at the Opera House Manchester.

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AN EVENING WITH KATYA ZAMOLODCHIKOVA Comedy
Sunday 14th April 2019

RuPaul's Drag Race Miss Congeniality & All Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand up show, Help Me I'm Dying to the UK! Known for her incredibly funny personas & characters, including everybody's favourite dumpster living hairdresser, Trish, Katya's show promises to be one hilarious night.

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PETER JAMES' THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL Drama
Monday 13th to Saturday 18th May 2019

Following the overwhelming, sell out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with this spine-tingling smash hit play.

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CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL Musicals
Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th June 2018

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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