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Theater Camp (12A)

HOME, Manchester
Monday 2 - Thursday 5 October 2023
★★★★"This joyous mockumentary is the funniest film in years. A sparkling comedy about a children's drama club which lampoons its subjects with such boundless affection, it leaves you loving them even more." ~ The Times. Tony Award ...

The Irrepressibles

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 3 October 2023
Manchester-based Yorkshire composer and indie singer-songwriter Jamie Irrepressible sets out on an intimate UK tour of beautiful churches and concert hall venues with his creative guise The Irrepressibles. The artist changed his name from "...

Dual دوگانه

HOME, Manchester
Wednesday 4 - Thursday 5 October 2023
Dual دوگانه is a multilingual, multidisciplinary, multi-form work with a live theatre show at its core devised and performed by Peyvand Sadeghian in collaboration with a female-led, multi-ethnic and multinational artistic team. One wo...

Diana: The Untold & Untrue Story

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Wednesday 4 - Sunday 8 October 2023
Do you know the story of Diana? Probably. But do you know our story of Diana? We very much doubt it. Join Diana in heaven as she shares the untold and untrue tale of her extraordinary life. Combining drag, multimedia, audience interaction, ...

Lady Bushra

The Frog and Bucket, Manchester
Wednesday 4 October 2023
Don't miss the chance to see the hilarious and iconic drag comedian Lady Bushra as this 'teenage' starlet takes you on quite the unique journey! Hailed from the 'exotic land of Bradford' Bushra is your South Asian 'Karen' so get ready to he...

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Thursday 5 October 2023
Now celebrating over 24 years touring in the UK after first appearing at the Edinburgh Festival in 1989, The Lady Boys of Bangkok is now officially the largest and longest continuous touring cabaret show in the UK. Featuring a cast of 16 ma...

RuPaul's Drag Race - Werq The World

AO Arena, Manchester
Saturday 7 October 2023
The biggest drag show in the world, RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World, Ireland with an all-new production this Autumn. Acclaimed for their amazing production values, RuPaul's Drag Race Werq The World Tour 2023 will sashay* into the big are...

RuPaul's Drag Race - Werq The World

O2 Apollo, Manchester
Saturday 7 October 2023
The biggest drag show in the world, RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq The World, Ireland with an all-new production this Autumn. Acclaimed for their amazing production values, RuPaul's Drag Race Werq The World Tour 2023 will sashay* into the big are...

Grayson Perry

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 8 October 2023
Chelmsford-born Turner Prize-winning acclaimed cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry CBE is as well known for his colourful pottery and tapestries as he is for his books, TV shows and social commentary. Using all these different media, he exp...

All of Us Strangers (15)

HOME, Manchester
Sunday 8 October 2023
★★★★✭ "Andrew Scott and Paul Mescal are ace in a stunning fantasy romance. Told with economy, and evading any easy genre classification - it's part romance, part fantasy, part thriller, and more besides - it's a very moving piece ...

Housekeeping for Beginners (15)

HOME, Manchester
Monday 9 October 2023
"There are many greatly moving moments in Goran Stolevski's third feature, all connected by a heartfelt understanding of the value of nurturing companionship." ~ Little White Lies. A queer Macedonian woman goes to drastic measures to hold h...

Miriam Margolyes

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 11 October 2023
Another unforgettable adventure through the extraordinary life and strong opinions of Miriam Margolyes, live on stage in her biggest tour yet to mark the launch of her new book, OH MIRIAM!, "something that has been said to me a lot over th...

Absolutely Britney Bottomless Brunch

The Bread Shed, Manchester
Saturday 14 October - Saturday 16 December 2023
Drag queens, brunch, bottomless cocktails, and all the Britney hits you can handle? Look no further for a pop-tastic brunch party that was born to make you happy! This Britney special features the UK's number 1 Britney impersonator, sound-a...


New Century Hall, Manchester
Tuesday 17 October 2023
Internationally acclaimed gender non-conforming and transfeminine author, poet, comedian, mixed-media artist and public speaker ALOK explores themes of trauma, belonging, and the human condition in their new comedy show, Biology. Described ...


HOME, Manchester
Wednesday 18 - Saturday 28 October 2023
Pulling back the glittery curtain of pride to reveal a place where many still suffer the devastating impact of generational HIV stigma, racism, homophobia and toxic gender norms, this powerful and passionate play inspired by true events cel...

The Death & Life of All of Us

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 18 - Thursday 19 October 2023
Mixing documentary footage, storytelling, and live-music, The Death & Life of All of Us is a funny and poignant exploration of family secrets, shame, and embracing our imperfections from Victor Esses, a Jewish-Lebanese Latinx queer perfo...

Tig Notaro

New Century Hall, Manchester
Thursday 19 October 2023
Named as one of the "50 best stand-up comics of all time" by Rolling Stone, Mississippi-born, Texas-raised Tig Notaro is an Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian, writer, radio contributor, and actor as well as a favourite on numerous...

Jordan Gray

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 20 October 2023
Fresh off a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, a historic performance at The London Palladium, a game-changing set on Channel 4's Friday Night Live, and a triumphant season at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, Jordan returns to the UK to ta...

Cheeky Little Brown

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 20 - Saturday 21 October 2023
This new co-production from tiata fahodzi - Britain's leading African theatre company - Belgrade Theatre and Bristol Old Vic, by Papatango Prize winning playwright Nkenna Akunna ("Some of Us Exist in the Future"), is a failed night out, a...

To Wong Foo The Musical

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Saturday 21 October - Sunday 17 December 2023
3 drags have come to save America, one show tune at a time! To Wong Foo The Musical is based on the 1995 cult-classic film, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar, written by multiple Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane and feat...

Jeanette Winterson

HOME, Manchester
Sunday 22 October 2023
One of our most prolific and inspiring storytellers, Jeanette Winterson returns to MLF to launch her new book, Night Side of the River: Ghost Stories. She will read from her new collection and share some of her real life encounters with th...

Baga Chipz

Gorilla, Manchester
Monday 23 October 2023
Baga Chipz is stunning. Baga Chipz is Class. Baga Chipz is Sexy. She's now a material girl. The iconic RuPaul's Drag Race UK legend hits the road with her first ever solo theatre show 'Material Girl'. Expect a brand-new show with live sing...

Paul Foot

The Lowry, Salford
Thursday 26 October 2023
As seen on Would I Lie To You?, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, multi-award-winning and trail-blazing comedian, Paul Foot, is back on tour with Dissolve, his most personal, surprising and ground-breaking show e...

Baga Chipz

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Thursday 26 October 2023
Baga Chipz is stunning. Baga Chipz is Class. Baga Chipz is Sexy. She's now a material girl. The iconic RuPaul's Drag Race UK legend hits the road with her first ever solo theatre show 'Material Girl'. Expect a brand-new show with live sing...

Reuben Kaye

HOME, Manchester
Friday 27 October 2023
Fast, on the edge and brutally funny. Australia's favourite comedian Reuben Kaye is back to tear the world apart and put it back together. Backed by a full band, this show is guaranteed to have you on your feet screaming or bent over in hys...

Departing Seniors (CTBA)

HOME, Manchester
Saturday 28 October 2023
A full-blooded and fabulously entertaining Scream-style slasher, director Clare Cooney's debut revitalises the genre with LGBTQ+ themes, a diverse cast of characters and a whipsmart narrative that demands you keep up. After gay Mexican stud...

Sasha Velour

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Sunday 29 October 2023
Sasha Velour presents an immersive evening of drag, storytelling, and live art, in celebration of her book The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag. The book documents the histories and controversies surrounding drag alongside Velou...

Beautiful Thing

HOME, Manchester
Tuesday 31 October - Saturday 11 November 2023
A touching, urban love story, full of warmth and humour, this 30th anniversary revival of Jonathan Harvey's iconic, coming-out and coming-of-age story set in the nineties, is about community, friendship, rites of passage and what it is to b...

An Evening of Burlesque

The Albert Halls, Bolton
Friday 3 November 2023
A night of laughter, cabaret, mystery, and glamour! Roll up, roll up. . . a scintillating night out of sparkling entertainment - the UK's longest running burlesque show - is back touring the nation. And, it's bigger than ever. Join us for t...


Depot Mayfield, Manchester
Saturday 4 November 2023
A queer block party for all. For homos, hetros, lesbos, don't knows and disko asbos. Featuring a vast array of genres, cultures and experiences, the 2023 Homobloc Festival Line-up includes: Jessie Ware. Confidence Man. The Blessed Madonna. ...


O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Thursday 9 November 2023
Fast-rising queer icon Fletcher gives an up-close look at the moments of heartache, triumph and deeply transformative experiences on her way to self-discovery, including the breakthrough hit "Undrunk," which spent several weeks on the U.S....

Chloe Petts

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 12 November 2023
Fresh from her smash hit Edinburgh Fringe run and Soho Theatre sell-out debut, rising star and "very funny" (Guardian) "very gay" Kent comedian Chloe Petts returns with her follow-up hour, If You Can't Say Anything Nice. Everyone compliment...

An Evening of Burlesque

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Friday 17 November 2023
A night of laughter, cabaret, mystery, and glamour! Roll up, roll up. . . a scintillating night out of sparkling entertainment - the UK's longest running burlesque show - is back touring the nation. And, it's bigger than ever. Join us for t...

Minute Taker

Waterside, Manchester
Friday 17 November 2023
Immerse yourself in an 80s dream with this captivating live performance from Manchester-based Shropshire queer synth-pop artist Minute Taker (a.k.a. Ben McCarthy). Inspired by 80s artists such as Kate Bush, Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode, ...

XXX Rated Bingo

Buzz Bingo Warrington, Warrington
Saturday 18 November 2023
Get ready for the raunchiest night of the year as Buzz Bingo presents a raunchy evening of entertainment. The evening will be compered by a fabulous drag act, performance by the boys and selected drinks will be served by topless waiters! P...

Eddie Izzard

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 24 November 2023
Eddie Izzard -The Remix is a chance for Eddie, inspired by her ever loyal audiences to remix and re-imagine some of her own favorite, personal comedy highlights. Eddie's 35 years of sell- out comedy shows stretch from "The Ambassadors" in 1...

Laura Murphy - A Spectacle of Herself

The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Join Laura Murphy on a mission to serve herself up [in]appropriately for your consumption, in a bold, cinematic, acrobatic odyssey through the frontiers of mental health, queerness, rage and the 21st Century space race. A genre-defying quee...

Hot Orange

Contact, Manchester
Tuesday 28 - Thursday 30 November 2023
Presented by Half Moon - the UK's leading small-scale young people's touring company, - and written by Amal Khalidi and Tatenda Naomi Matsvai, Hot Orange follows two girls as they navigate what it takes to sustain love and friendship beyond...

Kevin James Thornton

The Lowry, Salford
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Nashville country artist turned queer comedian, from small town Indiana, Kevin James Thornton is a rising TikTok and Instagram star with over 1 million followers and 500 million video views. He has built a loyal following posting hilarious,...

Lawrence Chaney

Contact, Manchester
Thursday 30 November 2023
Lawrence Chaney made history as the first plus-size winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Growing up in the late 90s/early 00s, all TV and media portrayed people's bodies negatively. Now, in 2023 people think they possess no prejudice against pl...


Manchester Academy, Manchester
Friday 1 December 2023
Nashville Tennessee-based queer, non-binary, alt-pop star corook (aka Corinne Savage) is a singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and a dork who can solve a Rubik's cube in under a minute (depending on how they're feeling that ...

Reverend Richard Coles

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 3 December 2023
Seen and heard on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live, Would I Lie To You?, Have I Got News For You and QI, Reverend Richard Coles is often described as Britain's most famous vicar. He is the only British vicar to have had a number-one hit single...


Depot Mayfield, Manchester
Saturday 9 December 2023
Defected and Glitterbox come to the Warehouse Project. Glitterbox is a nightlife phenomenon, conceptualised in 2015 by Defected boss Simon Dunmore. Ever since, Glitterbox has generated an inclusive, uplifting party atmosphere designed to un...

Gok Wan presents Isolation Nation

O2 Ritz, Manchester
Saturday 23 December 2023
Isolation Nation was born out of a need for community and friendship in one of the most uncertain times we will probably ever experience. The live streams brought together 100's of 1000's of people with one simple common denominator - great...

Alan Cumming Is Not Acting His Age

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Thursday 18 January 2024
What exactly is acting your age?  And who decides?  These are the questions Alan Cumming has been grappling with for a very long time. Cumming, at fifty-eight, is enjoying himself.  "I feel I'm still at an age where I can dance till dawn...

The Rocky Horror Show

Manchester Opera House, Manchester
Tuesday 23 - Sunday 28 January 2024
The Rocky Horror Show is the story of two squeaky clean college kids - Brad and his fiancee Janet. When by a twist of fate, their car breaks down outside a creepy mansion whilst on their way to visit their former college professor, they me...

Stephen K Amos

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 28 January 2024
Luverly! Stephen K Amos is back with a brand new show, Oxymoron (a.k.a. a serious comedian), after treading the boards of London's West End in the smash hit musical My Fair Lady, playing the iconic role of Alfred P. Doolittle. What a mad ...

Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch

The Lowry, Salford
Thursday 22 February - Saturday 2 March 2024
Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. From multi-award-winning Fat Rascal Theatre and fresh from complete sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK comes this critically acclaimed hit parody musical. 'Unfortunate' splash...

Queenz - The Show With Balls

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Thursday 29 February 2024
QUEENZ - The Show with BALLS! The trailblazing, life affirming drag extravaganza taking the UK by storm. Featuring mind blowing LIVE vocals, and not a lip-sync in sight! Join these death-dropping divas as they slay the biggest hits of all t...
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