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10CC's GRAHAM GOLDMAN
Gigs
Sunday 24th September 2017
Graham played with various Manchester bands before forming The Mockingbirds in '65 (with Kevin Godley on drums), & when the record label Columbia rejected Graham’s first single composition for the band, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The song, For Your Love, became a huge hit for The Yardbirds.
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DON'T DRIBBLE ON THE DRAGON
Family
Sunday 24th September 2017 - MAGIC DESIGNED BY PAUL DANIELS
Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon… and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop!  When Tom's endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers' friendship apart can their dragon's amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse?
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WTF - JO BANNON - ALBA
Drama
Wednesday 27th September 2017
Influenced by her experience as a person with albinism, Jo Bannon uses blinding light, proximity, movement and sound to create an extraordinary visual poem.
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RAMBERT - GHOST DANCES PLUS OTHER WORKS
Dance
Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th September 2017
Christopher Bruce’s masterpiece, Ghost Dances, is possibly the most popular work in Rambert’s history. It tells stories of love and compassion, as death – in the form of the iconic “ghost dancers” – interrupts the daily lives of a series of ordinary people.
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BAYADERE - THE NINTH LIFE
Dance
Thursday 28th & Friday 29th September 2017
Bayadère - The Ninth Life is a radical reimagining of the ballet La Bayadère. Jeyasingh draws on this story and the first visit of Indian dancers to Europe in 1838, weaving a compelling narrative that moves seamlessly from fact to fantasy.
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TEAM VIKING
Drama
Thursday 28th September 2017
Five years ago, James’s best friend was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted.
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STICK MAN
Family
Saturday 30th September & Sunday 1st October 2017
Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is back at The Lowry! Most suitable for all aged 3+ but all ages welcome.
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ROBIN INCE
Comedy
Saturday 30th September 2017
Robin's first new stand up show in three years is a clash of the two cultures, a joyous romp through his favourite artists and strangest scientific ideas.
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MATT RICHARDSON
Comedy
Sunday 1st October 2017
A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange. Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy.
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ED GAMBLE
Comedy
Sunday 1st October 2017
After the huge success of his 2016 tour, that gobby little toerag Ed Gamble is back with a brand new lumbering beast of a comedy show.
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BEVERLEY KNIGHT
Gigs
Sunday 1st October 2017
Following the release of last year’s acclaimed Top 10 album Soulsville, singer songwriter and actress Beverley Knight announces a new UK Tour.
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THE KITE RUNNER Drama
Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th October 2017
Based on Khaled Hosseini’s international bestselling novel, this haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures and continents, follows one man’s journey to confront his past and find redemption.
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THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE Drama
Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th October 2017
Following a hugely successful 2016 Australian and UK tour, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia’s critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True returns to delight audiences this Autumn.
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OUTLANDS
Dance
Wednesday 4th October 2017
OUTLANDS is a vivacious and gripping triple bill of contemporary dance that showcases and celebrates up and coming female choreographers commissioned as part of 2Faced Dance Company’s The BENCH INDIA and UK programme.
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THE SIMPSONS TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW
Comedy
Thursday 5th October 2017
Following critically acclaimed, total sell-out runs at Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth Comedy Festivals, Yianni Agisilaou brings his love letter to the world's greatest TV show to The Lowry
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HUSH HUSH Drama
Friday 6th October & Friday 17th November 2017
We've said too much already. Move on. Nothing to see here. This is a Pay What You Decide event. WTF? Reserve your tickets, come along, see the show and decide how much you want to pay afterwards!
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PHIL WANG
Comedy
Saturday 7th October 2017
Phil is a 27-year old stand-up comedian on his first tour of the UK. He has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Would I Lie To You? He is very excited to be performing here, in Salford - a place he often calls his second home.
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RAY MEARS Drama
Sunday 8th October 2017
Ray will take you on a journey that he deeply values for cultural, spiritual, moral and aesthetic reasons and explain why he believes these are vital for the human spirit and creativity.
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SIMON DAY
Comedy
Sunday 8th October 2017
Simon Day, In Character - featuring GEOFFREY ALLERTON - TONY BECKTON - BRIAN PERN.
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ME
Family
Sunday 8th October 2017
This early year’s favourite is a lovely and touching story about a parent and their love for their child by much loved children’s author Emma Dodd.
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ANTIGONE Drama
Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th October 2017
This blistering new adaptation sees Sophocles’ tragedy reimagined in a dystopian landscape, where fate is written in code and where drones flock across the skies. Brought to life by innovative theatre company Actors of Dionysus, this production combines bold ideas with passionate and visceral physical theatre.
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DWEEZIL ZAPPA
Gigs
Monday 9th October 2017
Witness Dweezil Zappa and his band bringing his father’s musical legacy to life on stage, fifty years since The Mothers Of Invention first toured the UK.
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ALEXANDER WHITLEY
Dance
Tuesday 10th October 2017
Following on from his innovative digital work Pattern Recognition, Alexander Whitley takes on the breathtaking scale of space for his company’s new multi-discipline dance, film and music work.
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THE MUSICAL BOX
Gigs/Concerts
Tuesday 10th October 2017
THE MUSICAL BOX, internationally acclaimed for its historical re-enactment of early Genesis' works, is coming to the UK to perform The Black Show.
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WHITE IS THE NEW BLACK
Drama
Wednesday 11th October 2017
Expect the unexpected when cultures collide in an emotive new theatre show consisting of 2 short plays that explore the grey areas between black & white.....
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ACOSTA DANZA
Dance
Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th October 2017
Following an exceptional career as a ballet star, Carlos Acosta launches his brand new company. For their first UK tour, in which Acosta himself makes a guest appearance, the company will perform works by Marianela Boán, Goyo Montero and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.
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JIMEOIN
Comedy
Monday 13th October 2017
Don’t miss Jimeoin’s knock-out performance at The Lowry  - grab yourself a ring-side seat for an unforgettably hilarious evening of world-class stand-up with Ireland’s champion UFC ("Unbelievably Funny Comedian") - live!
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ELLIE TAYLOR
Comedy
Friday 13th October 2017
Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, the star of BBC's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show, Ellie Taylor presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed.
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ALEENA'S GARDEN
Family
Saturday 14th October 2017
Come along and explore Aleena’s Garden with Colour The Clouds Theatre Company. Join us for a sensory adventure through the seasons; help Aleena to make the garden grow and meet some special friends along the way.
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CENTAURE
Drama
Saturday 14th October 2017
Centaure is an intense live audio & video performance by artists Franck Vigroux (music) & Kurt d’Haeseleer (video). Contains strobe and flashing images.
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AUSTENTATIOUS
Comedy
Sunday 15th October 2017
Austentatious is an improvised comedy play starring a cast of the country’s quickest comic performers. Every single show the cast conjure up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.
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MILTON JONES
Comedy
Sunday 15th October 2017
Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means its probably just a window.
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MITCH BENN
Comedy
Sunday 15th October 2017
It’s been a morbid time for "the country's leading musical satirist" (The Times); he's turned 46 - over the hill by anyone's standards - his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies.
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ALULA CYR - HYENA
Drama
Sunday 15th October 2017
Formed in 2014 by three multi-skilled circus women; Fiona Thornhill, Jessica Ladley and Lil Rice, London based Alula Cyr creates exciting modern work inspired by their shared obsession in the Cyr wheel and passion to perform material with a message.
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JOHN BISHOP - JOHN TOMPSON - JASON MANFORD
Comedy
Monday 16th October 2017
A night of comedy to raise money for the wonderful Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT).   CAFT provides holidays and day trips and Christmas parties to children who, for a variety of reasons, would never be given the opportunities taken for granted by their peers. 
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SOME GREATER CLASS
Dance
Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th October 2017
Artist and Choreographer Holly Blakey dives into the hyper-sexualised language of the music video to address ideas of connectivity, gender and class...
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MICHAEL KIWANUKA
Gigs/Concerts
Tuesday 17th October 2017
The British artist takes his critically acclaimed, number one selling, Mercury Prize and BRIT Awards nominated second album ‘Love & Hate’ out on the road in October.
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UNDER GLASS Drama
Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st October 2017
Following a sold out run at Village Underground in London, and award-winning presentation at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Clod Ensemble are reviving their “astonishing and unforgettable” production Under Glass.
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JOEL DOMMETT
Comedy
Wednesday 18th October 2017
One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and Sky1’s Bring The Noiseas he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.
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ADANTE
Dance
Thursday 19th & Friday 20th October 2017
The fog rises. We get lost while following a map. We no longer know where we are. Igor and Moreno are internationally renowned dance artists who create mesmerising and visceral shows. In ANDANTE, the theatre is filled with smoke and scent; you are taken on a journey into a haze of uncertainty, time and love.
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RICHARD THOMPSON
Gigs
Thursday 19th October 2017
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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MY DAD WROTE A PORNO
Comedy
Friday 20th October 2017
What would you do if your dad wrote a dirty book? Ignore it? Not Jamie Morton. He reads it to the world. Along with his best mates James Cooper and Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine, Jamie reads the 'Lost Chapter' from his dad’s notoriously brilliant Belinda Blinked series.
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KATHERINE RYAN
Comedy
Saturday 21st October 2017
Star of BBC’s LIVE AT THE APOLLO & WOULD I LIE TO YOU, Sky One’s A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN, ITV’s THE JONATHAN ROSS SHOW and Channel 4’s 8 OUT OF 10 CATS DOES COUNTDOWN, Katherine Ryan is a writer / performer and stand-up comedian who is dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes.
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LIZ PICHON
Family
Saturday 21st October 2017
Join Liz as she presents TOM GATES BRILLIANT BANDS AND DOODLE LIVE TOUR, a hugely fun-packed & INTERACTIVE monster drawing event with live music! Bring a pencil and paper, learn to doodle just like Tom and hear DUDE3 Tom's FAVOURITE band in the whole WIDE world play some excellent tunes.
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PRINCE OF FIRE
Family
Sunday 22nd October 2017
When Ravana the ten-headed demon draws darkness over the world, can Rama and Sita's love and courage bring back a glimmer of light? Join Hanuman's monkey army in the quest to restore the true King and Queen to the throne and cast radiance among the darkness.
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FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD
Comedy
Sunday 22nd October 2017
Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2’s QI, created a genuinely “experimental” comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox.
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SLAVAS SNOW SHOW
Family
Tuesday 24th to Sunday 29th October 2017
The multi award-winning international sensation returns to Manchester by popular demand. A wonder of a show that is equally enjoyed by adults and families alike.
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A DOUBLE BILL - BEHELD & FACE IN
Dance
Tuesday 24th October 2017
Candoco Dance Company, the company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, creates excellent and profound experiences for audiences and participants that excite, challenge and broaden perceptions of art and ability.
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WHY THE WHALES CAME
Family
Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th October 2017
Children Gracie and Daniel are forbidden to go near the seemingly dangerous Birdman. But messages intrigue them and after being lost at sea and stranded on his tiny island, they begin to unravel the Birdman’s secrets, the villagers’ superstitions and why the whales came to the island.
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JON CULSHAW
Comedy
Thursday 26th October 2017
In conversation with Jon Culshaw, featuring Dead Ringers creator and producer Bill Dare. A night of utterly spontaneous, unscripted observations, recollections and character collections. And pizza.
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CHANJE KUNDA: SUPERPOSITION
Drama
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th October 2017
Superposition will take you down a rabbit hole of physics: from the quantum world of the tiny to the expanses of the universe – via a lap dancing club.
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JASON BYRNE
Comedy
Friday 27th October 2017
‘The Man With Three Brains’ is a brand new show from the highly acclaimed and extremely funny, Jason Byrne.
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