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MICHELLE WOLF
Comedy
Wednesday 24th July 2019
MICHELLE  has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape as she continues on the path of a breakout year, with the Village Voice calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” & The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” She recently served as the executive producer, writer, & host of the critically-acclaimed variety sketch series “The Break with Michelle Wolf” on Netflix.
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CAT SHOWCASE 10TH ANNIVERSAY
Dance
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th July 2019
The Lowry Centre for Advanced Training in Dance present our highly anticipated 10th Anniversary Performance. Both evenings include new works created in collaboration between the current students and our highly accomplished CAT Artists.
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WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT
Family
Saturday 3rd August to Sunday 1st September 2019
See the smash-hit production of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt on tour, direct from the West End, as it returns vividly and noisily in director Sally Cookson’s fun-filled adaptation set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score.
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MAGIC GOES WRONG
Comedy
Tuesday 6th to Sunday 11th August 2019
Multi award-winners Mischief Theatre have teamed with Las Vegas legends Penn & Teller to conjure an evening of grand illusion. A hapless gang of magicians are staging an event to raise money for people injured in their magic shows. But as the accidents spin out of control, so does their fundraising target!
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STEPHEN FRY - A TRILOGY: GODS. HEROES. MEN.
Comedy
Tuesday 27th to Friday 31st August 2019
One of the world’s greatest storytellers, telling the world’s greatest stories. In this trilogy of plays (if you’re quick you can see them all!), Stephen Fry takes to the stage in the company of the Greek gods, heroes and men whose gripping tales still echo today. Laugh-out loud funny, mind-blowing and often personal, Mythos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the icon himself.
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CERYS MATTHEWS
Gigs
Thursday 5th September 2019
Join BBC broadcaster Cerys Matthews, as she takes us around the world, celebrating her love of food and music. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up a discounted copy of Where the Wild Cooks Go with your ticket by choosing the book-with-ticket option (book RRP £27). Cerys Matthews will be signing after the event.
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THE ILLEGAL EAGLES
Gigs
Thursday 5th September 2019
Following continued public demand the World’s Official No.1 tribute to the legendary rock band return in 2019 for more stunning vocals, tight harmonies and awesome guitar riffs! Described as ‘flawless’ by The Express, The Illegal Eagles are internationally renowned for their outstanding ability to recreate the Eagles’ distinctive sound with both flare and incredible authenticity.
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TABBY MCTAT
Family
Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2019
From the team behind Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales and Zog, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Tabby McTat is a heart-warming tale of friendship and loyalty interwoven with original songs and a sprinkling of magic. Suitable for children and families of all ages.
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CHRISTINA BIANCO
Comedy
Sunday 8th September 2019
From The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Paul O’Grady Show, and ITV’s The Imitation Game, the girl with thousand voices returns to the UK with a brand new show for this nationwide tour. Through her uncanny impressions and musical mash- ups, this ‘comic firecracker with a pyrotechnic voice’ (Time Out) will celebrate the stars who’ve made lasting impressions on us all.
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THE TAPE FACE SHOW
Comedy
Monday 9th September 2019
TAPE FACE returns to the UK with a BRAND NEW SHOW! New Jokes, New Props, Same Tape. After storming into America and being seen by 51 million people online, TAPE FACE lands back on UK soil and hits the road. Grab a ticket and prepare for another storm. Putting your shoes on will never be the same after seeing this show.
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NATIONAL THEATRE: A TASTE OF HONEY
Drama
Friday 13th to Saturday 21st September 2019
The National Theatre, producers of War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time are taking Shelagh Delaney’s career defining play A Taste of Honey, on a UK tour from September 2019. Directed by Bijan Sheibani (Barber Shop Chronicles), this British classic is an exhilarating depiction of working-class life in post-war Salford.
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JOHN FINNEMORE'S FLYING VISIT
Comedy
Friday 13th September 2019
John Finnemore, writer and star of the multi-award winning BBC Radio shows “John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme”, “Cabin Pressure” and “John Finnemore’s Double Acts” brings his new live show to the stage!
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BASIL BRUSH'S FAMILY FUN DAY
Family
Saturday 14th September 2019
Britain’s most loveable fox takes you on a journey of laughs, storytelling and song in show for all the family specially written for the live stage and packed with fun and excitement. Come join in the mayhem!
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BASIL BRUSH UNLEASED
Comedy
Saturday 14th September 2019
Showbiz legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000’s, 1970’s (& everything in-between) this one’s for you as Basil goes prime time! Join him as he takes to the road following his much-talked about Edinburgh Festival debut, in a show for the adults! Fresh from appearances on The Last Leg (Chanel 4) & Celebrity Juice (ITV2), join Basil as he gives his comedic take on everything from Love Island to Westminster, in his trademark anarchic style.
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GRIFF RHYS JONES
Comedy
Sunday 15th September 2019
Griff is back and once again all over the place touring the UK this autumn with his brand new full-length stand-up show. Guaranteed to be packed with wicked insights into the pains of celebrity, the vicissitudes of parenthood and encounters with the great, the good and even the royal.
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THE THUNDER GIRLS
Musicals
Tueasday 24th to Saturday 28th September 2019
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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UNDER THREE MOONS
Drama

Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th September 2019

A new play about friendship and growing up, ‘Under Three Moons’ explores how men relate to each other today. Who we are and how we live. And the spaces between.
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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Drama
AS YOU LIKE IT
Wednesday 25th September to Saturday 5th October 2019
COME INTO THE FOREST; DARE TO CHANGE YOUR STATE OF MIND... Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Kimberley Sykes directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy.
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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Drama
TAMING OF THE SHREW
Friday 27th September to Thursday 3rd October 2019
IN A REIMAGINED 1590, ENGLAND IS A MATRIARCHY. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder.Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story. Justin Audibert turns Shakespeare’s fierce, energetic comedy of gender and materialism on its head to offer a fresh perspective on its portrayal of hierarchy and power.
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ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY
Drama
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Tuesday 1st to Saturday 5th October 2019
‘TO WHOM SHOULD I COMPLAIN?’ When a young novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official, who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her. Shakespeare wrote this play in the early 1600s, yet it remains astonishingly resonant today. RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran directs this new production.
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HEDDA TESMAN
Drama
Thursday 3rd to Saturday 19th October 2019
A doting husband. A troubled writer. A loaded gun. It’s 2019 and Hedda Tesman returns to a life she can’t seem to escape. After thirty years of playing wife, Hedda is bitter and bored. When her estranged daughter, Thea, suddenly reappears asking for help, the present begins to echo the past and Hedda embarks on a path of destruction.
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AN EVENING WITH ARMISTEAD MAUPIN
Drama
Tuesday 8th October 2019
In his first ever UK tour, Fane Productions and Kilimanjaro present an evening with the bestselling, much-loved author and LGBT activist, Armistead Maupin. Don’t miss the chance to join America’s ultimate storyteller, as he recounts his favourites tales from the past 4 decades, offering his own engaging observations on society and the world we inhabit.
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JOSH WIDDICOMBE
Comedy
Wednesday 9th October 2019
The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand new stand up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.
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SADLER'S WELLS PRESENTS...
Dance
ZOONATION'S SOME LIKE IT HIP HOP
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th October 2019
ZooNation’s smash-hit sensation Some Like it Hip Hop thrilled audiences and critics when it opened in 2011, prompting five-star reviews and standing ovations with its infectious “wit, heart and magnificent energy” (The Independent).
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RAY BRADSHAW: DEAF COMEDY FAM
Comedy
Sunday 13th October 2019
Full of hilarious, revealing tales about growing up with deaf parents, Deaf Comedy Fam presents a very first for comedy, as each show will be performed by Ray simultaneously in both spoken English and British Sign Language – which just so happens to be Ray’s first language.
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FRISKY AND MANNISH
Comedy
Saturday 19th October 2019
10 years since they burst onto the scene with their wildly popular brand of musical infotainment, Frisky & Mannish are officially Pop PhDs, fully qualified to conduct scientific analyses of the molecular intersections between every pop song ever...
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CHRIS DE BURGH
Gigs
Sunday 20th October 2019
Chris de Burgh will perform two of his most outstanding recordings, back to back and in their entirety, on his Classic Albums Tour, 2019.
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LOST VOICE GUY
Comedy
Sunday 20th October 2019
Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK.
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DADA MASILO - GISELLE
Dance
Tuesday 22nd & Wednesday 23rd October 2019
South Africa’s internationally renowned choreographer, Dada Masilo, presents her fearless re-imagining of the iconic classic, Giselle.
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BEN ELTON
Comedy
Thursday 24th October 2019
More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad.
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JUSTIN LIVE
Family
Friday 25th October 2019 - The Lowry
Come and see CBeebies superstar and children’s favourite Justin Fletcher live on stage in an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza. Justin Live is a fun show for all the family packed full of popular interactive song and dance routines, comedy, and some custard pies too!
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ELLIE TAYLOR
Comedy
Friday 25th October 2019
Fresh from recording her debut Netflix stand up special, the star of The Mash Report, Live at the Apollo and QI is back with a brand-new show. Join Ellie as she bangs on about life, love and what will happen if one more person tells her “you got this”.
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DEAR ZOO
Family
Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2019
After a successful debut tour, Dear Zoo the timeless children’s classic book is back on stage for 2019! Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted young readers since it was first published in 1982, and has sold 8 million copies worldwide. This production will delight all those who have read the book (both young and old) as it unfolds with child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.
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JAMES ACASTER
Comedy
Friday 25th October 2019
"One time I bought a lasagne from the supermarket, heated it up in the oven and ate a bit of it and it wasn't very nice so I put it in the fridge because it felt wrong to dump a whole lasagne in the bin and then later on I ate a spoonful of the cold lasagne because I was drunk and it was absolutely delicious." - JAMES ACASTER
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LISA STANSFIELD
Gigs
Saturday 26th October 2019
Lisa Stansfield has announced a Salford show to mark the 30th anniversary release of her debut solo album ‘Affection’. Now, on its 30th anniversary, the album will be celebrated with a tour that will see Lisa and her prodigious band perform the hits and more from ‘Affection’, alongside favourites and classics from Lisa’s seven subsequent solo records.
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JASON BYRNE
Comedy
Saturday 26th October 2019
Jason Byrne returns with his brand-new show, Wrecked But Ready. After 23 consecutive years Jason is wrecked but he is as ever ready (which is a battery, but he’s more Duracell than Eveready).
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COUNT ARTHUR STRONG
Comedy
Sunday 27th October 2019
As well as being the all‐round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the first word he spoke was ‘Uranus’.
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IN CONVERSATION WITH MARGARET ATWOOD
Drama
Sunday 27th October 2019
On Tuesday September 10, the wait will be over…THE TESTAMENTS, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to THE HANDMAID’S TALE, will be revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
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ABIGOLIAH SCHAMAUN
Comedy
Sunday 27th October 2019
She’s a myriad of paradoxes. A hardcore yoga bunny with surprisingly squishy thighs. A boring heteronormative disguised as a luscious lady lover. She grew up in the conservative Midwest of America to become an unabashedly liberal UK-based comic. Nothing is what it seems...
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AUSTENTATIOUS
Comedy
Sunday 27th & Monday 28th October 2019
Austentatious is saddling the horses for a Grand Tour of the United Kingdom! Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
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ALBERT LEE
Gigs
Tuesday 29th October 2019
Undoubtedly one of the finest guitarists the world has ever seen, Double Grammy Award Winner Albert Lee is also an accomplished piano player and has a fine singing voice. He has a soulful voice but can equally ‘tear it up’ rock ‘n roll style.
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RAMBERT TRIPLE BILL
Dance
Wednesday 30th October to Friday 1st November 2019
A sell-out before its world premiere season even opened in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to The Lowry, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences and critics alike across the UK and the USA.
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TOM SEGURA
Comedy
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Actor/Comedian/Writer Tom Segura has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most in demand and highly regarded talents. He is best known for his three Netflix specials, Disgraceful (2018), Mostly Stories (2016), and Completely Normal (2014).
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THE FOOTBALL RAMBLE LIVE!
Comedy
Saturday 2nd November 2019
The Football Ramble are back! And they’re going global!Join the gang as they bring their chart-topping podcast to life in a multimedia extravaganza. Expect all your favourites from the show as they cast an eye over the best – and most ridiculous – moments from the footballing circus. It’s a football show, but not as you know it…
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JONNY AND THE BAPTISTS
Comedy
Saturday 2nd November 2019
Multi-award nominated* musical-activist-comedians, Jonny & The Baptists, are sick of being political and divisive. This show is about how everything is definitely fine. Let’s just get along!
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SQUEEZE
Gigs
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Squeeze have announced their brand new tour ‘The Difford And Tilbrook Songbook 2019’, which will see the South-London legends play their extensive list of hits as well as some rare, lesser known gems from their back catalogue and solo careers.
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LUKE KEMPNER
Comedy
Sunday 3rd November 2019
Comedian and Impressionist Luke Kempner hosts an ultimate reality show where no one is off limits. Expect celebrities, politicians and even royalty going head to head in Luke’s hit show; House of Faces.
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ELIO PACE'S BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK
Gigs
Monday 4th November 2019
The ALBUMS SHOW is BACK! TWO more classic Billy Joel albums performed in their entirety… in ONE sensational show. Elio Pace’s Billy Joel Songbook ‘Albums Show’ featuring David Brown really is a night of world-class musicianship and ingenious songwriting you simply cannot miss!
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RUSSELL KANE
Comedy
Wednesday 6th November 2019
He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.
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JOHN ROBINS
Comedy
Thursday 7th November 2019
Join John Robins for his new stand-up show following the critically lauded, sell-out smash, ‘The Darkness Of Robins’.  As well as receiving widespread acclaim for his radio show with Elis James, John Robins has gained a reputation as a stand-up for finding humour in our bleakest moments. Expect soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping-hot shame!
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JONATHAN PIE
Comedy
Sunday 10th November 2019
If no news is good news then good news is fake news.  Jonathan Pie returns to the road once more to berate the people in power – and the journalists apparently holding them to account.
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PAUL ZERDIN'S PUPPET PARTY
Comedy
Sunday 10th November 2019
Paul Zerdin & his dysfunctional puppet family are back by popular demand with a brand-new tour. As well as starring everyone’s favourites Sam, Albert & Baby, there’ll be his new bodyguard, an urban fox, some hilarious audience participation – & a talking ice cream – all using a mixture of master puppeteering, state of the art animatronic wizardry & a unique blend of edgy comedy.
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NICK SHARRETT'S RIGHT ROYAL DRAWALONG
Family
Sunday 10th November 2019
Join acclaimed children’s writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt and draw along with him! He’ll be showing you how to sketch favourite characters like Tracy Beaker and Timothy Pope, sharing ways of creating fantastic creatures like dragons and unicorns, and giving loads of top tips. And to celebrate his latest book ‘Nice Work for the Cat and the King’ everything will have a special ‘royal’ twist!
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NIGEL SLATER'S TOAST
Drama
Monday 11th to Saturday 16th November 2019
Nigel Slater’s Toast returns to The Lowry where it premiered in 2018 as part of Week 53 Festival. Since opening at The Lowry, the show has been seen at Edinburgh Festival and in London’s West End and has now embarked on its first full UK Tour.
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OPERA NORTH'S LA BOHEME
Opera
Tuesday 12th to Friday 15th November 2019
Can young love survive the winter? Rodolfo and his friends are free-spirited artists, living in poverty amongst the garrets and cafes of Bohemian Paris. One cold Christmas night, Rodolfo’s neighbour Mimì comes to his door in search of a light. Their passionate love will change his life, but can it survive until spring comes?
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OPERA NORTH'S GIULIO CESARE
Opera
Wednesday 13th November 2019
Egypt, ancient times. The Roman leader Julius Caesar hounds an enemy to the edge of his empire. Arriving at the Egyptian court, he encounters a dynastic feud between the young queen, Cleopatra, & the joint ruler, her cruel brother, Tolomeo. As alliances shift, an ecstatic new love soars but Caesar soon finds himself drawn into a dangerous web of shifting alliances & bloodthirsty ambition…
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OPERA NORTH'S THE GREEK PASSION
Opera
Saturday 16th November 2019
Give us what you have too much of. In a remote Greek community, the villagers are casting roles for the upcoming Passion play. Manolios is cast as Christ, the widow Katerina will play Mary Magdalene, and her lover Panait is to be Judas.
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ARDAL O'HANLON
Comedy
Sunday 17th November 2019
Ardal O’Hanlon, star of Death in Paradise, Father Ted and My Hero (BBC), continues to tour his acclaimed stand-up shows worldwide. Because he loves it. And it’s a compulsion. And the world is a funny place.
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CIRCUS 1903
Family
Tuesday 19th to Sunday 24th November 2019
Experience all the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus when Circus 1903 rolls in to Salford this Winter. The show includes sensational life-sized elephants stunningly created by puppeteers from War Horse, putting elephants back in the ring as never before.
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SINDHU VEE
Comedy
Friday 22nd November 2019
Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Newcomer Nominee 2018, Sindhu Vee extends her UK tour due to popular demand with her critically acclaimed show, Sandhog.
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MATTHEW BORNE'S THE RED SHOES
Dance
Tuesday 26th to Saturday 30th November 2019
A sell-out before its world premiere season even opened in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to The Lowry, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences and critics alike across the UK and the USA.
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ED GAMBLE
Comedy
Wednesday 27th November 2019
Ed Gamble’s tour has been extended. Live at The Apollo (BBC2) Off of Mock the Week (BBC2), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Royal Variety (ITV) Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Hypothetical (Dave), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Apprentice You’re Fired (BBC2), Man Down (Channel 4), Conan (TBS) and a short film he can’t remember the name of where he killed a man from The Bill (ITV) with a spade.
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SUZI RUFFELL
Comedy
Thursday 28th November 2019
Suzi Ruffell has made a name for herself by turning tragedy and anxiety into big laughs. This year she is actually happy. This show answers the question: are all stand-ups at their best when they are miserable? Fingers crossed no!
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NINE LESSONS AND CAROLS FOR CURIOUS PEOPLE
Comedy
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th November 2019
For over a decade, Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People has been an end of year tradition playing to sold out audiences in London. Now, for the first time, this annual celebration of the curious and the creative, this variety night like no other, will be combining ideas, experiments, science, songs, comedy, poetry and more in Salford. Hosted by Robin Ince.
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KATE RUSBY AT CHRISTMAS
Gigs
Sunday 1st December 2019
Forever proud to call herself folk singer, Kate Rusby’s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. Famously down to earth, for over twenty years Kate’s engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit have further endeared her to concert goers everywhere.
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SIX
Musicals
Tuesday 3rd December 2019 to Sunday 5th January 2020
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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PETER PAN GOES WRONG
Family
Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th December 2019
Following their multi award-winning success with The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Mischief Theatre return with their riotous spin on a timeless classic, the West End smash hit Peter Pan Goes Wrong.
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THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD
Family
Friday 6th December 2019 to Sunday 12th January 2020
Follow the Gruffalo’s Child on her adventurous mission in Tall Stories’ enchanting adaptation of the much-loved picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
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DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
Musicals
Tuesday 10th December 2019 to Saturday 5th January 2020

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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STEPHEN K AMOS
Comedy
Wednesday 15th January 2020
Stephen K Amos is on a mission to bring about world peace. Or, to at least bring about an evening of peace, one venue at a time. In an age when arguments are started over everything from politics to bendy straws, Stephen is rising above the anger to remind us of what we have in common.
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DARREN HARRIOTT
Comedy
Friday 17th January 2020
Best Newcomer Nominee Darren considers himself a good person. Now he’s 30 and he’s never been in love. It can’t always be someone else’s fault? Learning more about himself and realising maybe he’s never actually been happy with who is, join Darren for his trademark passion and insightful wit as he tries to work himself out.
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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE
Comedy
Sunday 19th January 2020
These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent...
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KAY MELLOR'S BAND OF GOLD
Drama
Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th January 2020
ON SALE 18th APRIL 9.30am - Following the huge, sell-out success of Fat Friends The Musical, Kay Mellor comes to Salford with the world premiere production of the multi-award winning TV series Band of Gold. Band of Gold was the ground-breaking crime drama that captivated over 15 million viewers each week when it aired on ITV. Don’t miss your chance to be one of the first to see the world premiere production of Kay Mellor’s incredible, thrilling new play.
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BUDDY
Musicals
Monday 27th January to Saturday 1st February 2020
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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ED BYRNE
Comedy
Sunday 2nd February 2020
Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children. Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert! A TV household name, in the past year Ed has appeared on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).
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DEMETRI MARTIN
Comedy
Thursday 13th February 2020
Award-winning American comedian and star of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Demetri Martin is heading across the pond to the UK in February 2020 as part of his new tour – Wandering Mind.
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SAM AVERY - TODDLERGEDDON
Comedy
Saturday 22nd February 2020
Join award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA The Learner Parent) for an evening of hilarious stand up, brand new for 2020. How do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon?
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JIMEOIN
Comedy
Sunday 23rd February 2020
Superb world-class stand-up from the Irishman from Australia acclaimed worldwide as one of live comedy’s true masters as Jimeoin brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to The Lowry for one night only as part of his latest smash-hit tour.
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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET'S SWAN LAKE
Dance
Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th March 2020
Ballet’s greatest love story returns in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s lavish production. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, powerfully illuminated by Tchaikovsky’s legendary score played live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, has bewitched audiences for generations.
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FIRST STEPS - SWAN LAKE
Dance
Friday 6th March 2020
This hour-long, interactive show features excerpts from the ballet, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet’s amazing dancers & full orchestra. These are interspersed with scenes in which a storyteller sets the scene, introduces the children to the music & characters, & shares some of the technical magic surrounding the ballet. A feast of dance, music, costumes & lots of fun, this is a perfect introduction to ballet.
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OPERA NORTH'S THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
Opera
Tuesday 10th to Saturday 14th March 2020
It’s Figaro’s wedding day, let the shenanigans commence. Trouble clouds the horizon. Figaro’s master, Count Almaviva is out to bed his bride-to-be Susanna. Meanwhile the heartbroken Countess finds herself the object of page-boy Cherubino’s infatuation and to top it all off, if Figaro cannot repay a debt to the housekeeper Marcellina, he’ll have to marry her instead!
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OPERA NORTH'S TURN THE SCREW
Opera
Wednesday 11th March 2020
A terrifying edge-of-your-seat thriller. In a remote country house, a newly-appointed governess fights to protect two children from menacing spirits. But are these apparitions real, or the product of her troubled imagination? And what terrible evil occurred before the governess’s arrival?
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OPERA NORTH'S STREET SCENE
Opera
Friday 13th March 2020
In a city that never sleeps, it doesn’t pay to have a dream… On a stiflingly hot summer’s day in New York, a family is pushed to breaking point. Frank is angry at a world that’s changing too fast, his daughter Rose longs for a better life away from the squalor of the city, and his unhappy wife Anna struggles with a terrible secret that could tear them all apart…
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MILTON JONES
Comedy
Saturday 21st March 2020
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really. Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo.
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MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Dance
Wednesday 1st to Saturday 4th April 2020
A Sadler’s Wells & Universal Music UK production MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE. Choreography: Kate Prince | Based on the songs of Sting | A village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Everything changes forever. Determined and daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures.
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STEWART LEE
Comedy
Wednesday 29th April to Saturday 2nd May 2020
Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets - Tornado questions Stew’s position in the comedy market place after Netflix mistakenly lists his show as “reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise again. Nobody on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.” Snowflake questions Stew’s worth in a society demolishing the liberal values he has been keen to espouse in a fairy-tale landscape of winter wonder.
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LES MISERABLES
Musicals
Tuesday 12th to Saturday 30th May 2020
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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DERREN BROWN - SHOWMAN
Comedy
Sunday 30th June to Thursday 11th July 2020
Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show! The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!
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