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THE BOOK OF MORMON Musicals
Thursday 6th June to Saturday 24th August 2019

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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IN THE NIGHT GARDEN Family
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th August 2019

You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour and it’s a completely new production for the very first In the Night Garden Live UK theatre tour.

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NICK OFFERMAN : ALL RISE
Friday 30th August 2019

Award-winning actor, writer, woodworker, and comedian Nick Offerman is bringing his new show All Rise to the Palace Theatre this August! Perhaps best known for his role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, Offerman has also appeared in hit films The Founder, Fargo and 21 Jump Street, as well as being an accomplished writer and stage performer.

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PAUL SMITH
Saturday 31st August 2019

Following his first national tour in 2018 which saw him go from circuit act to one of the biggest selling names in UK stand up in less than a year, Paul Smith returns with his second national tour show.

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Z BO JACKSON DANCE GALA Dance
Tuesday 10th September 2019
The UK’s hottest new dance company Z Bo Jackson Company are heading to the Palace for a night of explosive entertainment. With their unique style of dance fusion, the company creates visual storytelling for the Z Generation. Alongside the company’s talented dancers, the event will be hosted by Got to Dance judge & Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt, with exhilarating performances from guest artists Flawless and ITV’s Dance, Dance, Dance winner Chrissy Brooke.
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9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Musicals
Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st September 2019
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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9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL POST SHOW PARTY Musicals
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st September 2019
9 to 5 The Musical Post Show Party! More information on this event to follow.
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HORRIBLE HISTORIES - TERRIBLE TUDORS Family
Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th September 2019

From the horrible Henries to the end of evil Elizabeth, hear the legends (and the lies!) about the torturing Tudors. Find out the fate of Henry's headless wives and his punch up with the Pope. Meet Bloody Mary and see Ed fall dead in his bed. Survive the Spanish Armada as it sails into the audience!

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HORRIBLE HISTORIES - AWFUL EGYPTIANS Family
Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th September 2019

From the fascinating Pharaohs to the power of the pyramids, discover the foul facts of death and decay with the meanest mummies in Egypt. Are you ready to rumble with Ramesses the Great? Dare you enter through the Gates of the Afterlife? It’s the history of Egypt with the nasty bits left in!

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ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE
Wednesday 2nd October 2019

Backed by the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, All You Need Is Love will fill you with nostalgia, joy and wonderment as we pass through the greatest and most iconic hits of the Fab Four, taking us back to the heyday of Beatlemania.

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BILL BRYSON
OBSERVATIONS ON LIFE AND THE HUMAN BODY  
Saturday 5th October 2019

Best known for his wickedly sassy travel books, Bill Bryson undertook the gigantean task of providing a layman’s take on science in the best-selling A Short History of Nearly Everything. For the past three years Bill Bryson has been taking a good long look at the human body. The result; his latest soon-to-be-released tome The Body; A Guide for Occupants.

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CURTAINS Musicals
Tuesday 8th to Saturday 12th October 2019
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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CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON'S CINDERELLA Dance
Thusday 17th to Saturday 19th October 2019
A sparkling production by Christopher Wheeldon. The classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale becomes a truly magical ballet brought to life with over 40 dancers, a live orchestra, & plenty of surprises. This inventive production combines magnificent sets & costumes, surprising theatrical tricks & lively choreography to delight, move & astound – all to the melodious tunes of Prokofiev’s sublime score, performed by English National Ballet Philharmonic.
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ABBA MANIA
Sunday 20th October 2019

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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AVENUE Q
Monday 21st to Saturday 26th October 2019

GUESS Qs BACK! Catch-up with all your favourite (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for….nevermind. Suitable for audiences 14+

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ON YOUR FEET Musicals
Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November 2019
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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BEN FOGLE - ADVENTURES IN THE WILDERNESS Drama
Monday 11th November 2019
Thrilling tales from a modern day journeyman. From crossing Antarctica to conquering Everest, Ben Fogle will take the audience on an inspiring adventure. The UN Patron of the Wilderness, Ben Fogle has travelled the world, has published 10 bestselling books & his TV shows are a global hit watched by millions around the world.
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THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN
Wednesday 13th November 2019

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. 

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A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE
Thursday 14th November 2019

A Country Night In Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of Country Music. With songs including Ring Of Fire, Crazy, Sweet Home Alabama, Don’t Rock The Jukebox, Need you Now, 9-5, Don’t Worry Baby to name just a few, this incredible celebration of Country music is a night not to be missed.

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CELTIC WOMAN - ANCIENT LAND
Friday 15th November 2019

In the years since its 2005 debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman has emerged as both a formidable multimedia presence and a genuine cultural phenomenon. In 2019 Celtic Woman bring their Ancient Land tour to the Palace Theatre, Manchester.

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DIVERSITY Dance
Saturday 16th November 2019

Born Ready – The 10 Year Anniversary Tour marks a decade since the dance troupe won the 3rd series of Britain’s Got Talent. Since winning Britain’s Got Talent, Diversity’s career has gone stratospheric. They’ve danced for Royalty at the Royal Variety Performance, for the prime minister outside 10 Downing Street and took part in the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games in 2014.

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HANNAH GADSBY
Wednesday 20th November 2019

Nanette played around Australia and the UK for 18 months, taking out the top prizes at the Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals before sitting down in New York and dropping a Netflix special in June 2018 that won her a Peabody Award and started a global conversation that continues today.

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PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Musicals
Monday 25th to Saturday 30th November 2019

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 Musicals
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th November 2019

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

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STEVE STEINMAN'S ANYTHING FOR LOVE
THE MEAT LOAF STORY  
Wednesday 4th December 2019

Steve Steinman brings you his brand-new production featuring Meat Loaf’s greatest hits with special guest star Lorraine Crosby, the female lead vocalist on Meat Loaf’s...

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DWEEZIL ZAPPA performs HOT RATS
Thursday 5th December 2019

Dweezil Zappa and his “rocking teenage combo” will be performing his father Frank Zappa’s entire “Hot Rats” album in sequence live on stage as part of his upcoming 2019 tour. Dweezil has long undertaken a mission to re-acquaint the world with the sights and sounds of his infamous father and the incredibly talented group of musicians revive Frank’s music in a fresh context, whilst keeping true to Zappa Snr’s unique and impeccable sonic heritage.

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THE BODYGUARD Musicals
Tuesday 10th December 2019 - Saturday 4th January 2020

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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ELLEN KENT - LA BOHEME Opera
Tuesday 21st January 2020

‘Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. La Bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. 

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ELLEN KENT - MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opera
Wednesday 22nd January 2020

An Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra. One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant – with dramatic results. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet.. 

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MOSCOW CITY BALLET - SWAN LAKE Dance
Thusday 23rd & Friday 24th January 2020
Moscow City Ballet returns with the stunning Swan Lake, presented in classic Russian style with full orchestra. Swan Lake is a signature piece of MCB’s repertoire. The choreography, interpretation and stand-out virtuoso performances win consistently rave reviews. The epic story of Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for Odette is magnificently brought to life in all its original splendour by Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly familiar score.
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MOSCOW CITY BALLET - THE NUTCRACKER Dance
Saturday 25th January 2020
Moscow City Ballet returns with two of Tchaikovsky’s most beautiful ballets, each presented in splendid Russian style with full orchestra. Victor Smirnov-Golovanov’s original interpretation of The Nutcracker has an innovative freshness. This enchanting ballet tells the story of Clara’s magical adventure with her Nutcracker Prince. Set to Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece score, The Nutcracker features stunning costumes & sumptuous sets. An eternal seasonal favourite, it is an unmissable treat for all the family & the perfect introduction to ballet.
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WE WILL ROCK YOU Musicals
Monday 27th January to Saturday 8th February 2020
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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DENNIS & GNASHER UNLEASHED THE MUSICAL Musicals
Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd February 2020
Based on the No.1 CBBC cartoon, Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed: The Musical tells the story of this mischievous twosome and their best friends the Dinmakers; Rubi, JJ and Pieface, their mission to save Beanotown from the grips of the evil W Corps! Featuring live music, hilarious pranks, and of course, Dennis' trademark skateboard, this brand new, high-octane, BLAMTASTIC family musical is perfect for pranksters young and old!
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CABARET Musicals
Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th February 2020

Bill Kenwright presents the multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret. Directed by National Theatre Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres.

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RIVERDANCE Dance
Saturday 14th March 2020

Riverdance - The New 25th Anniversary Show - A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance.

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KEVIN BLOODY WILSON
Friday 20th March 2020

Labeled by 60 Minutes as Australian Comedy Icon & defender of free speech, Kev's Master Craftsmanship & world-wide popularity is further proof that Kevin Bloody Wilson is the sole owner of an entire genre of music, The Contemporary Bawdy Ballad. Don’t miss Kev in his highly anticipated return to the UK - with his Brand New Christmas Album - on his global Almost Awesome Tour!

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SUSAN BOYLE
Saturday 21st March 2020

Singing sensation Susan Boyle returns to the stages of the UK and with her dazzling new show, part of The Ten Tour celebrating an incredible decade in the music industry. Featuring her greatest hits and some phenomenal new genres of music, Susan Boyle will be sure to leave you in awe, just as she did ten years ago, stepping on to the Britain’s Got Talent stage.

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Musicals
Thursday 26th March to Saturday 30th May 2020
TICKETS ON SALE SOON! The Brilliant Original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is embarking on a major UK and Ireland tour. Now in its 33rd phenomenal year in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera is widely considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular productions in history. 
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