The smash-hit In the Night Garden Live begins a first ever tour of UK theatres with a brand-new show and will play at the Palace Theatre Manchester on 28-29 August. Take a spectacular journey into the magical world of In the Night Garden and experience the UK’s favourite family show with all the enchanting characters magically brought to life on stage.
Pulling the audience into an unsettling world of power and desire director Christopher Haydon’s contemporary version of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy MACBETH sees actor Lucy Ellinson take on this iconic title role at the Royal Exchange Theatre this autumn.
Casting has been announced for the brand new tour of Queen and Ben Elton’s smash hit musical We Will Rock You, which will storm onto the Palace Theatre stage from Monday 27th January – Saturday 8th February 2020.
Taking on the role of Galileo is Olivier Award nominee Ian McIntosh (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical / The Commitments), who will be joined by Elena Skye (Les Misérables / Kinky Boots) in the role of Scaramouche.
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed West End musical is coming to The Lowry from Tue 21 July to Sat 1 August 2020 as part of its first UK tour starring Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot the Musical) as Jamie New and Shane Richie (EastEnders) as Hugo / Loco Chanelle. Both Layton and Shane will be reprising their roles from the West End production.
The Victoria Hall in Bolton TO BE the new home of Bolton's Biggest Professional Family Christmas Pantomime!
Join Joseph Purdy Productions this Christmas for the rags to riches tale of CINDERELLA at The Victoria Hall in Bolton. Brought to you by Joseph Purdy Productions, get ready to go on timeless tale as Cinderella heads off to the Royal Ball to meet Prince Charming as he searches to find his one true love. But will everything go to plan or will Cinderella's evil step sisters Albertina and Halle get in the way of true love's Happily Ever After.
Producers Jamie Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg are delighted to announce a brand new production of the smash hit musical SISTER ACT opening at Curve, Leicester on 21 April 2020, where it will play until 2 May 2020, ahead of further UK venues and a London season. Initial venue details below with more exciting details and full creative team to be announced soon.
Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment and Joseph Houston and William Whelton of Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester are delighted to announce An Evening with Tracie Bennett, at 7pm on Sunday 4 August at Hope Mill Theatre.
Olivier Award-winning actress Tracie Bennett will be sharing stories and songs from her highly varied and acclaimed career – from the cobbles of Coronation Street to the Broadway and West End stages, including starring as Judy Garland in the feted End of the Rainbow and the recent Olivier Award-winning National Theatre production of Follies. The Evening will also feature guest singers performing songs from Tracie’s back catalogue of work. Tickets include a glass of fizz and there will be a raffle on the night with some amazing prizes to be won.
The Royal Exchange Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan as their new joint Artistic Directors. Bryony and Roy will join Executive Director Stephen Freeman to complete the leadership team for this award-winning theatre. Together they will assume the role of Chief Executive.
Feelgood have unveiled the cast for their 25th anniversary year show voted ‘most want to see again’;
Dracula – The Blood Count of Heaton from 24th July - 11th August.
Fe Fi Fo Fum… The Northwest’s most spectacular family pantomime JACK AND THE BEANSTALK has had it’s official launch at The Stockport Plaza in the very heart of Stockport with a host of stars that will once again delight audiences of all ages when the production opens at The Plaza on Friday 29th November.
William Desmond is the newest Golden Child of comedy cabaret, bringing his show to the Manchester Fringe for a one off performance this year. Today, people need to standout in a crowd of hundreds of faces. There are many ways to do this, but William has found the most effective way is lying on your CV. Is being the Golden Child really what we want though? Will is a twin, and during the 60 minute show he explores what it is like to be in constant competition with his brother. With musical parody and silliness, William shows that being good at everything isn’t always the answer.
Unearthing an early 1800s story about resistance, resilience and espionage, Kandinsky’s latest devised piece "There is a light that never goes out: Scenes from the Luddite rebellion" explores the ramifications of valuing machines over human life. James Yeatman and Lauren Mooney of Kandinsky’s question contemporary misconceptions about the Luddite uprising and ask audiences to think again about the real cost of progress then and now. The production runs in at the Royal Exchange Theatre from 25 July – 10 August.
Super Hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the UK next autumn as Marvel Universe LIVE! returns with a brand new show. Visiting nine UK cities in this all new production, produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel fans will see Spider-Man, The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands.
After its huge success in 2010, Oldham Theatre Workshop is reviving its teenage take on the Cinderella
story. This is an energy-infused piece of musical theatre, performed by some of the most talented young
actors, singers and musicians.
After 20,000 fans were mesmerized by the DraigCon Manchester conventions in 2018, this magical weekend in July will cast new spells over its 2019 visiting wizards and witches. Returning Harry Potter stars already confirmed will include Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and James Payton (Frank Longbottom) plus new face Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle) with many more to still be announced.