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What's On In Manchester

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GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Drama
Monday 25th to Saturday 30th March 2019

After its sell-out run in the West End, this darkly funny production of Glengarry Glen Ross is touring the UK. Well loved & acclaimed TV & stage stars Nigel Harman & Mark Benton are the deal-chasing cut throat salesmen in this ‘razor-sharp’ revival of Mamet’s Olivier and Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece.

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THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS Musicals
Sunday 31st March 2019

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest & best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up which has jump-started the legacy of Jake & Elwood for a new generation with its modern twist on this cult classic & an energy & spirit that is impossible to resist.

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JULIAN CLARY Comedy
Tuesday 2nd April 2019

In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

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RHOD GILBERT - THE BOOK OF JOHN Comedy
Wednesday 3rd April 2019

It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show.  In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod.  Almost all of it s**t.

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WILLNE AND STEPHEN TRIES LIVE Comedy
Thursday 4th April 2019

For the first time ever, YouTube personalities and friends (sort of) WillNE & Stephen Tries are going on a tour. Comedians, commentators & mickey-takers of the internet, sit back & enjoy a show from two of YouTube’s funniest (looking) men. Between the two of them, Will & Stephen’s videos have amassed more than 3 million subscribers & 355 million views making them two of the fastest growing channels in the UK.

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STEVE STEINMAN'S VAMPIRES ROCK Musicals
Saturday 6th April 2019

This rock-tastic, hilarious, musical concert lives up to its rocking reputation. A tongue-in-cheek storyline, spellbinding cast, guitar gods and sexy vampettes take you on a ride through some of the greatest classic rock anthems ever! Including tracks from Queen, AC/DC, Meat Loaf, Journey, Guns n Roses and many more.

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AN AUDIENCE WITH SIMON REEVE Drama
Sunday 7th April 2019

An audience with travel documentary maker Simon Reeve at the Opera House Manchester.

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ABIGAIL'S PARTY Offers
Monday 8th to Saturday 13th April 2019
AMAZING £15 TICKETS - Jodie Prenger leads the cast in this groundbreaking comedy classic!. Mike Leigh’s iconic Abigail’s Party is one of Britain’s most celebrated comedies; beloved by audiences, it thrills and delights in equal measure. It’s not to be missed.
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AN EVENING WITH KATYA ZAMOLODCHIKOVA Comedy
Sunday 14th April 2019

RuPaul's Drag Race Miss Congeniality & All Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand up show, Help Me I'm Dying to the UK! Known for her incredibly funny personas & characters, including everybody's favourite dumpster living hairdresser, Trish, Katya's show promises to be one hilarious night.

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THE KING AND I Musicals
Friday 26th April to Saturday 11th May 2019

The King and I is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals – with one of the finest scores ever written including Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, with over 50 world-class performers AND full-scale orchestra. A celebration of the lavish heritage of the very best in romantic musical theatre from an unparalleled multi award-winning creative team. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness this glorious production.

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PETER JAMES' THE HOUSE ON COLD HILL Drama
Monday 13th to Saturday 18th May 2019

Following the overwhelming, sell out stage success of Not Dead Enough, The Perfect Murder and Dead Simple, the No. 1 best-selling author Peter James is back with this spine-tingling smash hit play.

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THE ELVIS WORLD TOUR Gigs
STARRING SHAWN KLUSH AND DEAN Z
Tuesday 21st May 2019

Champion US Elvis Tribute Artist Dean Z (winner of EPE's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest) will be joining Shawn Klush, bringing his one of a kind, high energy performances to the show along with original Elvis band members The Sweet Inspirations.

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WANNABE - THE SPICE GIRLS SHOW Gigs
Thursday 23rd May 2019

Wannabe is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the World's biggest girl band, the Spice Girls. Featuring the greatest Spice Girls hits, this musical celebration recreates the era of Girl Power! NB. Tribute show.

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MY FIRST BALLET: SLEEPING BEAUTY Family
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 2019

Give children a first taste of the magical world of ballet and enjoy the classic fairy tale together, in this new version specially created for children aged three upwards. Performed by second-year students of English National Ballet School, our My First Ballet series has been enjoyed by over 290,000 people since its creation in 2012.

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THE CARPENTERS STORY Gigs
Thursday 30th May 2019

This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music.

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BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM Family
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd June 2019

Join Ben & Holly, and their friends on this exciting, enchanting and magical musical adventure packed full of games, songs and laughter. This beautiful story of elves, princesses and childhood innocence will delight all the family!

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CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL Musicals
Monday 3rd to Saturday 8th June 2019

Take a trip back to the electric 80’s and embark on a summer of love and smash-hit classics. Hair was big! Shoulders were padded! Mobiles weighed a tonne! Set to some of the most iconic, chart-topping pop anthems of the 80’s all performed live on stage.

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ROTTERDAM Drama
Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th June 2019

It's New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian.

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KRIS KRISTOFFERSON Gigs
Sunday 16th June 2019

Legendary singer-songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson will play The Opera House, Manchester on Sunday 16 June 2019.  Kris will be joined by The Strangers.

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UK PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE Gigs
Wednesday 10th July 2019

Featuring eight top-flight musicians and a world-class crew, this concert-based production authentically recreates the atmosphere of a Pink Floyd live performance, including impressive video projection on a large circular screen and a stunning light show.

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SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK Gigs
THE ROD STEWART STORY  
Thursday 11th July 2019

50 years on from the release of Rod's first album, Some Guys Have All The Luck - The Rod Stewart Story is back in theatres in 2019 with a brand new show, bringing to the stage a fantastic live concert celebration.

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LEA SALONGA Gigs
Saturday 13th July 2019

The Musical Sensation LEA SALONGA in concert. The original Miss Saigon returns. Coming to Manchester Opera House this July.

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RICEBOY SLEEPS Gigs
Sunday 14th July 2019

To celebrate the album’s 10th anniversary, Riceboy Sleeps will be performed live at the Opera House by Jónsi & Alex Somers with the London Contemporary Orchestra, conducted by Robert Ames, with orchestral arrangements by David Handler. A collaboration between Sigur Rós's Jónsi & American composer Somers, this atmospheric ambient album is being performed live in its entirety for the first & only time on this one-off run of select shows.

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AMÉLIE THE MUSICAL Musicals
Tuesday 6th to Saturday 10th August 2019

Amélie The Musical, an adaptation of the much-loved 2001 award-winning film Amélie, will embark on an extensive UK tour this year. With music by Hem’s Daniel Messé, lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Daniel Messé & book by Craig Lucas, this new musical adaptation of the 5-time Oscar®-nominated film written by Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Guillaume Laurant, will be directed by Michael Fentiman, with star casting to be announced.

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&JULIET Offers
Tuesday 10th September to Saturday 12th October 2019
EARLY BIRD OFFER - £25 TICKETS* - & Juliet is the irreverent and fun-loving new West End musical that asks: what if Juliet’s famous ending was really just her beginning? What if she decided to choose her own fate? And what if she got over Romeo by running off to Paris with Nurse and her best friends on a whirlwind trip of romance, self-discovery and gate-crashing the castle party? You know, like a normal teenager. Shakespeare and his wife Ann Hathaway may have their own ideas but this is Juliet’s story now. So don’t tell her how it ends.
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THE EXORCIST Drama
Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th October 2019

Inspired by true events, the two time Oscar-winning film version of this story has terrified generations the world over since its release in 1973. Now this brand new stage production of The Exorcist is unleashed for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience. Age guidance 18+.

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THE ENTERTAINER Musicals
Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd November 2019

1982: Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season. As his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands, his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war, & Archie’s professional & personal lives collide with devastating consequences. Shane Richie takes on the role he was born to play, memorably created on stage & screen by Laurence Olivier.

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FRANK SKINNER Comedy
Sunday 3rd November 2019

An unmissable opportunity to see comic legend Frank Skinner perform brand new stand-up in an intimate space. 

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ADAM ANT Gigs
Monday 11th November 2019

Following a sell-out world tour throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, Grammy nominee and Brit Award winner ADAM ANT brings his 2019 ‘Friend or Foe’ to venues across the UK. Adam Ant will play his landmark ‘Friend or Foe’ album in its entirety, as well as classic chart-topping singles and personal favourites.

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TOM GATES LIVE ON STAGE Family
Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd November 2019
Based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon, this brand new story of Tom Gates is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny and for the first time ever it's live on stage! This amazing world premiere will be touring the UK throughout the year! This exciting and hilarious new adventure brings Liz Pichon’s fantastic characters to life and is perfect for all the family whether you are a lover of the books or new to Tom and his friends!
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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS Family
Friday 6th to Saturday 29th December 2019

The Opera House are delighted to announce their 2019 pantomime will be the enchanting fairy-tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, starring the judge we all love to hate, Craig Revel Horwood as the ultimate Wicked Queen. Fresh from the ballroom, Craig Revel Horwood will dazzle in an array of stunning dance routines and show Manchester his real mettle as he tries to outwit the fair Snow White and prove to the world that he is the fairest of them all.

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