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FAULTY TOWERS DINING EXPERIENCE
Comedy
Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th December 2018
This true blend of spontaneous comedy and unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start.
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AN EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN AT CHRISTMAS
Drama
Tuesday 18th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019
An Evening of Eric and Ern at Christmas with Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel FROM THE OLIVIER NOMINATED DUO BEHIND THE HUGELY CELEBRATED & CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WEST END HIT ERIC & LITTLE ERN. It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest.
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CINDERELLA: A WICKED MOTHER OF A NIGHT OUT
Drama
Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd December 2018
Crammed with live music, mayhem and a touch of midnight magic, Cinderella will have you dancing in the aisles and laughing your bloody baubles off.
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LITTLE GIFT
Musicals
Wednesday 19th to Monday 31st December 2018
Told with exquisite puppetry, original music and a whole lot of heart, LITTLE GIFT is a brand-new story from multi award-winners M6 Theatre and Andy Manley.
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ADAM KAY
Comedy
Tuesday 8th January 2019
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.
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SANDI TOKSVIG LIVE!
Comedy
Wednesday 9th January 2019
Sandi thinks that being called a National Treasure is bit embarrassing and she has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster.
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ELKIE BROOKS
Gigs
Thursday 10th January 2019
Elkie will be performing her biggest hits including “Pearl’s A Singer”, “Lilac Wine”, “Fool (If You think It’s Over)”, Don’t Cry Out Loud” & “No More The Fool” as well as many more featured on her recent hit album.
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THE BETTING SHOP
Drama
Thursday 10th & Friday 11th January 2019
The rush, the thrills, the highs, the lows have all been felt within these walls. Bet and Fred's Betting Shop attracts clientele from all walks of life, but this isn't your run of the mill London bookies.
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BING LIVE!
Family
Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th January 2019
Calling all Bingsters! Bing and his friends are coming to Salford in the first ever Bing stage show! Join Bing, Sula, Coco and Pando as they find out how to tell stories by pretending, dressing-up and singing songs.
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THE BAND
Musicals
Wednesday 16th to Saturday 26th January 2019
Join us as this group of girls who were once inseparable reunite after 25 years apart and try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting the boyband whose music became the soundtrack to their lives.
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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: NORTHERN JOKER
Comedy
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th January 2019
Justin Moorhouse returns with his brand new show 'Northern Joker' in January 2019! 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…
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RAMIN KARIMLOO - FROM NOW ON
Gigs
Monday 21st January 2019
Come be part of the RK community and join Ramin and friends for an intimate evening of great storytelling and music; like watching a group of friends sing in your own home.
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CLEM BURKE & BOOTLEG BLONDIE PLAY PARALLEL LINES
Gigs
Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Bootleg Blondie is the official Debbie Harry & Blondie tribute band, the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB’s in New York City before it's demise in 2006 and to have the honour to be thanked on Blondie’s 11th album ‘Pollinator’.
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FLO AND JOAN
Comedy
Thursday 24th January 2019
Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.
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SAM AVERY
Comedy
Thursday 24th January 2019
Sam Avery - The Learner Parent. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.
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ONLY FOOLS THE (CUSHTY) DINING EXPERIENCE
Comedy
Friday 25th January 2019
Brilliantly funny, Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience is a wholly original immersive theatre show created in loving tribute to the BBC’s Only Fools & Horses TV series. All tickets include a 3-course meal.
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CONFETTI AND CHAOS
Comedy
Friday 25th January 2019
Filled with comedy and chaos, the confetti-filled show features four performers playing nine characters in a whirlwind of laughter, love and tears, and a 3-course meal.
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THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW
Gigs
Sunday 27th January 2019
From AC/DC to ZZ Top and everything in between, including Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Queen, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Meatloaf plus much much more.
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DAVE GORMAN
Comedy
Sunday 3rd February 2019
Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.
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BILLIONAIRE BOY
Family
Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th February 2019
This hilarious new musical is a triumphant treat for the whole family, based on the bestselling book by David Walliams, and presented by the NST team following their award-winning “whisker-licking treat” Fantastic Mr Fox.
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LOST VOICE GUY
Comedy
Friday 15th February 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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CHRIS WASHINGTON
Comedy
Saturday 16th February 2019
Chris Washington - You Beauty! In 2017 a Wigan postman used all his annual leave to take a show to the world’s biggest arts festival and was nominated for Best Newcomer. A true ‘you beauty’ underdog story… “A revelation” Chortle
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MARK WATSON
Comedy
Sunday 17th February 2019
Mark Watson is a comedian, author, sports pundit and husband. He did his first gig in 2002 and the same year won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Competition.
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ROBERT WHITE
Comedy
Wednesday 20th February 2019
Known for his brilliant timing and anarchic performance style, Robert’s chaotic stage presence, improvisational skills and delivery saw him win the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality.
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ED GAMBLE
Comedy
Thursday 21st February 2018
Ed Gamble - Blizzard - After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back at The Lowry with another bracing flurry of idiocy.
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THE LIFE I LEAD
Drama
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th February 2019
The Life I Lead - A richly comic and moving tale of fathers and sons across different generations, filling in the blanks behind a very well-known face.
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NISH KUMAR
Comedy
Sunday 24th February 2019
Nish Kumar - It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself - Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a nationwide tour of the UK! The title is a quote from Terminator 2.
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NOUGHTS & CROSSES
Drama
Tuesday 26th February to Saturday 2nd March 2019
Pilot Theatre presents this gripping Romeo and Juliet story by acclaimed writer Malorie Blackman and adapted by Sabrina Mahfouz is a captivating drama of love, revolution and what it means to grow up in a divided world.
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STEVE HARLEY ACOUSTIC TRIO
Gigs
Sunday 3rd March 2019
Steve Harley, the original Cockney Rebel, tours frequently with his Acoustic Trio, playing an intimate, unique and atmospheric show. The performance promises subtle lyricism, mingled with great improvisation and rocky rhythms.
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ANDREW MAXWELL
Comedy
Sunday 3rd March 2019
A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos.
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OPERA NORTH'S THE MAGIC FLUTE
Opera
Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th March 2019
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Adventure jostles with fantasy, comedy with drama, and Mozart sets it all to a score full of miraculous music.
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OPERA NORTH'S KATYA KABANOVA
Opera
Thursday 7th March 2019
In Katya Kabanova, Janáček created one of opera’s authentic masterpieces, charting his heroine’s tragedy with profound compassion in wildly beautiful music that crackles with tension and barely suppressed eroticism.
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OPERA NORTH'S GIANNI SCHICCHI & THE RITE OF SPRING
Opera
Friday 8th March 2019
The opera is presented together with Stravinsky’s groundbreaking ballet The Rite of Spring in a double bill which offers two very different reflections on the decline of the old order and the beginning of the new.
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ROBIN INCE
Comedy
Sunday 10th March 2019
Robin Ince is a multi-award winning comedian and broadcaster. His shows have been described as 'a bundle of fascinating and surprising digressions and uncanny impressions'.
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THE DUBLIN LEGENDS
Gigs
Thursday 14th & Friday 15th March 2019
The Seven Drunken Nights and More Tour 2019. Irish Folk music at its very best! The Dublin Legends return to our stage in March 2019!
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BRB: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Dance
Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd March 2019
A cruel Prince, cursed to spend the rest of his life living in a fantastical castle with the animals he callously hunted, finds salvation in the heart of a beautiful girl.
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BRB: FIRST STEPS BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Family
Friday 22nd March 2019
This hour-long, interactive show, specially adapted for children aged from three to seven, features ballet excerpts from Beauty and the Beast, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet's amazing dancers and orchestra, interspersed with scenes in which a storyteller introduces the children to the music and the leading characters, and shares some technical magic.
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PAUL CARRACK
Gigs
Sunday 24th March 2019
With a back-catalogue of hits to his name including “How Long”, “Tempted” and “The Living Years”, Paul’s uniquely soulful voice is a must for his millions of fans around the world.
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THE WORST WITCH
Family
Tuesday 26th to Sunday 31st March 2019
Featuring all of Jill Murphy’s beloved characters, this thrilling new stage adaptation is directed by Theresa Heskins and features songs, music, magic and a dose of Mildred-induced-mayhem. Age 7+
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RHOD GILBERT
Comedy
Wednesday 27th March 2019
Blue Jeans Management Proudly Presents Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense.
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MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP - PEPPERLAND
Dance
Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March 2019
Dance Consortium presents an unprecedented chamber music ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, two keyboards, and percussion teases out and elaborates on Sgt. Pepper’s non-rock and roll influences.
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WOMAN TO WOMAN
Gigs
Sunday 31st March 2019
Woman to Woman sees a unique and timeless collaboration between three of the UK’s most celebrated female Singer-Songwriters.
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LOL (LADIES OF LAUGHTER) with NOREEN KHAN
Comedy
Sunday 31st March 2019
Noreen Khan hosts a night of comedy with some of the UKs favourite female acts. Come along for an evening of laughter - full line up to be confimed in October.
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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
Drama
Monday 1st to Saturday 6th April 2019
The Girl On The Train - Based on the best-selling novel by Paula Hawkins and the DreamWorks film. Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.
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BLOOD BROTHERS
Musicals
Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th April 2019
Written by Willy Russell, the legendary 'Blood Brothers' tells the captivating & moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on the opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. The superb score includes 'Bright New Day', 'Marylin Monroe', & the hit 'Tell Me Its Not True'.
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RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC
Gigs
Wednesday 1st May 2019
Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
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STEWART FRANCIS
Comedy
Thursday 2nd May 2019
The star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Crackerjack' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off...INTO THE PUNSET.
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STRICTLY COME DANCING - THE PROFESSIONALS
Dance
Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th May 2019
Audiences will enjoy the incredible talent of these world-class dancers as they perform exquisitely choreographed Ballroom and Latin routines with all the sequins, sparkle and stunning production values we have come to know and love!
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JESS ROBINSON
Comedy
Friday 3rd May 2019
Multi-award-winning Jess Robinson is back with a new show! With more spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics.
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NORTHERN BALLET'S THE GREAT GATSBY
Dance
Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th May 2019
Northern Ballet's The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel is brought to life as dancers glide across the floor in gorgeous Chanel-inspired costumes to a cinematic score by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE.
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PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS
Comedy
Sunday 12th May 2019
The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant.
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THE MOUSETRAP
Drama
Monday 13th to Saturday 18th May 2019
Discover why Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has kept people guessing for so long, becoming the longest running show of any kind in the history of theatre. The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be?
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WALLACE AND GROMIT THE WRONG TROUSERS
Family
Sunday 26th May 2019
Wallace and Gromit The Wrong Trousers - Musical Marvels: A Cracking Live Orchestra ShowEveryone’s favourite dynamic duo are heading on tour in Spring 2019 with their live, interactive show -Wallace & Gromit’s Musical Marvels.
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RUBY WAX
Comedy
Sunday 2nd June 2019
Ruby Wax - How to be Human is the show you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you’ve upgraded your iPhone. With a little help from monk Gelong Thubten, who explains how the mind works, & neuroscientist Ash Ranpura who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain.
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ZOG
Family
Friday 7th to Sunday 9th June 2019
Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre Kingston present Zog. Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved Zog comes to life in Mike Shepherd’s magical adaptation with Johnny Flynn’s sumptuous folk score featuring live musicians.
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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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