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Shows in January

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre Open Run

Fabulous, fresh and enormously fun homegrown musical

Everybodys Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

When this exuberant new musical from The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae premiered at the Sheffield Crucible earlier in 2017, it became an instant success with both audiences and critics....

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre Until Jan 11, 2020

One of the most impressive musicals I have ever seen

Tina The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Biographical musicals are all the rage both on Broadway and in the West End. One of the best is this phenomenal extravaganza based on the life of iconic songstress Tina Turner. With Mamma Mia and The Iron...

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Girl From The North Country

Gielgud Theatre Dec 10, 2019 - Feb 1, 2020

BOB DYLAN's songs have never sounded so HEARTBREAKINGLY PERSONAL & UNIVERSAL. AS CLOSE AS MORTALS COME TO HEAVEN ON EARTH

Girl From The North Country, Gielgud Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The unequivocal songwriting talent of Bob Dylan lends itself to this quietly wonderful play by Connor McPherson. A tribute to his career and legacy in the most perfectly Dylan way possible, Girl From The...

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Come From Away

Phoenix Theatre Open Run

it takes all of ten seconds to be in its generous embrace...It calls for quicksilver, charismatic acting and singing. It gets it from this versatile cast. It's an evening that, frankly, gets everything right.

Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Also playing on Broadway and in Toronto, this touching musical celebrating the strength of human compassion is now inspiring audiences in the West End. Created by Canadian husband and wife team Irene Snakoff...

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The Snowman

Peacock Theatre Nov 21, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

Guaranteed to melt the heart of even the most cynical Scrooge

The Snowman, Peacock Theatre, Manchester
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The wildly successful live stage adaptation of Raymond Brigg's best-loved children's cartoon makes another return to the Peacock this Christmas. On a cold winter's night, a young boy gets the surprise...

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Les Miserables

Sondheim Theatre Opens Dec 18, 2019

The iconic musical phenomenon is back!

Les Miserables, Sondheim Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Over 70 million people have enjoyed this spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece since it premiered on the West End in 1985. Now let Les Miserables sweep you too through its epic tale of passion...

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Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre Open Run

Sheer enjoyablility... a 5-STAR experience!

Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Soon-to-be-married Sophie is desperate to find her father to walk her down the aisle; unfortunately, her mother Donna has no idea who it is! After discovering three possible candidates in her mother's...

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Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre Open Run

Easily the standout musical of the decade!

Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Matilda, Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with magical powers, is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Winner of...

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The Play That Goes Wrong

Duchess Theatre Open Run

Immaculately staged... roused even a staid matinee audience to hysterics

The Play That Goes Wrong, Duchess Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Now eyeing nearly half a decade in the West End, Mischief Theater's bonkers theatrical farce is one of the capital's most consistent audience favourites. The original production from the company, discover...

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Six

Arts Theatre Open Run

This is quite the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre I have ever had the privilege to watch

Six, Arts Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

The Queens are back for 2019 with five Olivier award nominations! Henry the VIII's hunt for an heir and his love of beheadings has made him one of the most famous monarchs in Britain's history, with the...

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Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre Open Run

The most cryingly good night out to have come along for years!

Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price, but things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted when he's sent to...UGANDA! From Trey Parker and Matt...

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Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Open Run

Over a year into its, it's better than ever

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Head into the surrounds of the Grand Chamber of London County Hall for this innovative staging of Agatha Christie's dazzling play that casts you as the jury in the case of the Crown versus Leonard Vole....

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Noises Off

Garrick Theatre Sep 27, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

These times call for laughter - and this delivers.

Noises Off, Garrick Theatre, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Comedy fans rejoice as Michael Frayn's fantastic farce returns to the West End this autumn for a run at the Garrick Theatre, directed by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall, Labour of Love). A love letter to backstage...

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Waitress

Adelphi Theatre Until Jan 4, 2020

This show is the real deal

Waitress, Adelphi Theatre, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Broadway's sweetest treat arrives, bringing its delicious confection of peppy songs, romance, and dramedy to the Adelphi Theatre this spring. Adapted by Jessie Nelson from the beloved 2007 indie film by...

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Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre Open Run

Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, Manchester
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The subversive and downright twisty hit musical follows two unlikely friends and how they become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Based on Gregory Maguire's best-selling...

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Lion King

Lyceum Theatre Open Run

A wonderful, wonderful musical. It will touch a deep chord in anybody

Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, Manchester
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This vastly successful re-imagining of Disney's 1994 continues to conquer after nearly two decades at the Lyceum theatre. Conjuring up the African savannah in all its grand, majestic beauty, using elaborate...

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Phantom of the Opera

Her Majestys Theatre Open Run

After more than 32 years in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera continues to sound marvellous.

Phantom of the Opera, Her Majestys Theatre, Manchester
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House. A mysterious masked Phantom becomes obsessed with Christine Daae, the...

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School of Rock

Gillian Lynne Theatre Open Run

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

School of Rock, Gillian Lynne Theatre, Manchester
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

After schooling Broadway with his newest hit Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to the West End with School of Rock. Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is set to feature his bumbling...

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Thriller - Live

Lyric Theatre Open Run

A glitzy concert of song and dance...a great night out.

Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre, Manchester
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Thriller - Live is an uplifting, feelgood show with the incredible choreography and sensational songs of Michael Jackson that everyone knows and loves. High production values, a large company on stage...

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The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

Criterion Theatre Open Run

It's not what could go wrong; more a question of what could go right!

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, Criterion Theatre, Manchester
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Not content with dominating the West End with their mega-hit madcap romp The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre bring us a brand new show, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery, dispelling any myths that...

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Ghost Stories

Ambassadors Theatre Oct 3, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

An immaculately crafted evening of entertainment. Play the game and you'll have a scream.

Ghost Stories, Ambassadors Theatre, Manchester
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Join the lightly cynical parapsychologist Mr Goodman, who's life's work is dis-proving the tales of ghostly activity he investigates. Except there are three cases that have him flummoxed. This is the chillingly...

Only Fools and Horses - The Musical

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Feb 8, 2020

Loving, lively homage is an unashamedly British night out

Only Fools and Horses The Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

After quite a few years since we bid farewell to Del Boy, Rodney and the gang from Peckham, the disaster-prone fortune finders are back, but this time in a brand new stage musical! Based on the hit TV...

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A Christmas Carol

Old Vic Theatre Nov 23, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020

not even Scrooge himself could dislike this

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

After two triumphant runs, Jack Thorne's (the writer behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) joyful version of A Christmas Carol returns to The Old Vic for the 2019 festive season! Matthew Warchus returns...

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The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

The longest running show in the West End

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, Manchester
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away...

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9 to 5

Savoy Theatre Open Run

slick and stylish

9 to 5, Savoy Theatre, Manchester
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

Fire up your fax machines and get tapping at those typewriters! Dolly Parton's delightfully barmy musical adaptation of the hit 1980 revenge caper finally makes its West End debut this January. Starring...

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Carmen

London Coliseum Jan 29 - Feb 27, 2020

Intelligent, fascinating music theatre

Carmen, London Coliseum, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Bizet's masterpiece sees an updating to the last days of General Franco's dictatorship as Calixto Bieito's acclaimed production of this must-see opera finally makes its way to London after enjoying rave...

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The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre Open Run

One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Celebrating 30 years of frightening audiences in the West End, the spine-chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novella The Woman in Black, is set as a play within a play. Elderly Arthur Kipps retells...

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Dear Evan Hansen

Noel Coward Theatre Opens Oct 29, 2019

A gorgeous heartbreaker of a musical!

Dear Evan Hansen, Noel Coward Theatre, Manchester

After much speculation and rumour, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Broadway's latest smash hit musical, is heading to London's West End in 2019! Telling the story of troubled teen Evan, the six-time Tony-winning musical...

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Playhouse Theatre Nov 27, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020

James McAvoy and Jamie Lloyd reunite in Cyrano de Bergerac.

Cyrano de Bergerac, Playhouse Theatre, Manchester

Hollywood heavyweight James McAvoy returns to the West End in 2019 in the Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal, The Ruling Class) helmed revival of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play, Cyrano de Bergerac. Adapted by Martin Crimp,...

Pretty Woman

Venue To Be Confirmed Jan 1, 2020 - Jan 1, 2021

The iconic Rom-Com gets a 21st Century musical adaptation!

Pretty Woman, Venue To Be Confirmed, Manchester

Pretty Woman is walking down the street to London's West End in 2020! With music by 90s icon Bryan Adam's and a book by Garry Marshall and J.F Lawton the brand new musical adaptation has wowed audiences...

Mary Poppins

Prince Edward Theatre Oct 23, 2019 - Mar 29, 2020

One of the most amazing theatrical experiences you will ever witness

Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre, Manchester

Everyone's favourite governess is flying back into London in 2019 for another magical run in the West End! Join Mary Poppins, Bert, Jane and Michael as the wonderful story of Mary Poppins comes back to...

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Leopoldstadt

Wyndhams Theatre Jan 25 - May 16, 2020

My grandfather wore a caftan. My father went to the opera in a top hat, and I have the singers to dinner. It was not to last.

Leopoldstadt, Wyndhams Theatre, Manchester

At the sprightly age of 81, Tom Stoppard is back with this brand new play, set to make its world premiere in early 2020. Touted as the playwright's most personal work to date, Leopoldstadt is a look at...

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Death Of A Salesman

Piccadilly Theatre Oct 24, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

This masterpiece resonates and devastates afresh

Death Of A Salesman, Piccadilly Theatre, Manchester

After a sell-out run and a five-star critical reception at the Young Vic, the Marianne Elliot and Miranda Cromwell helmed production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman makes a hotly anticipated West...

Endgame

Old Vic Theatre Jan 27 - Mar 28, 2020

'Go and get two bicycle-wheels.' 'There are no more bicycle-wheels.' 'What have you done with your bicycle?' 'I never had a bicycle.'

Endgame, Old Vic Theatre, Manchester

Daniel Radcliffe makes his Old Vic return alongside Olivier and Tony winner Alan Cumming in this brand new revival of Samuel Beckett's iconic play, presented in a double bill with his rarely played Rough...

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears

London Palladium Dec 7, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020

Ring in the most wonderful time of the year with the Palladium Panto!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, London Palladium, Manchester

The famous and star-studded London Palladium pantomime returns this Christmas with Goldilocks and the Three Bears! Far from the princes and princesses, we're used to this 2019 pantomime is sure to get...

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& Juliet

Shaftesbury Theatre Opens Nov 2, 2019

The musical we never knew we needed!

 Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre, Manchester

If you've been waiting for a musical that features the hits of Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys and The Weeknd, then your day is finally here! & Juliet, a brand new musical which features the songs...

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Groan Ups

Vaudeville Theatre Open Run

A lesson not to be skipped

Groan Ups, Vaudeville Theatre, Manchester

From the minds behind bonkers West End and Broadway smash The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery comes this brand new show inspired by those halcyon days spent at school. Promising...

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Touching The Void

Duke of Yorks Theatre Nov 9, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020

Nail-biting. You feel as if you've been to the ends of the earth without moving from your seat

Touching The Void, Duke of Yorks Theatre, Manchester

Astounding and thrilling, the story of two climbers' fight for survival in the Peruvian Andes, Touching The Void transfers to the West End this winter for a strictly limited run. Based on the memoir by...

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Magic Goes Wrong

Vaudeville Theatre Opens Dec 14, 2019

Penn & Teller and Mischief Theatre combine magical forces for brand new West End comedy.

Magic Goes Wrong, Vaudeville Theatre, Manchester

From the minds behind The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery comes a brand new, and disaster-prone, magic show! Co-created between the worlds most iconic magical duo Penn & Teller...

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Billionaire Boy

Bloomsbury Theatre Dec 13, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

It promises to be a brilliant show!

Billionaire Boy, Bloomsbury Theatre, Manchester

David Walliam's novels have delighted children, and adults alike, across the world! With two of his previous books (Gangsta Granny, Awful Auntie) getting the stagey make-over it only seems right that Walliams'...

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Austentatious

Fortune Theatre Open Run

winning and enthusiastic performances. The audience applause between scenes is politely anticipatory of what might be next. By the end, it is rapturous.

Austentatious, Fortune Theatre, Manchester

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when one's creative output captivates across the centuries, an improv show will capitalise on it. After becoming one of the biggest draws of the Edinburgh Fringe...

Coming Clean

Trafalgar Studios 2 Jan 8 - Feb 1, 2020

Frank, funny and moving

Coming Clean, Trafalgar Studios 2, Manchester

Kevin Elyot's groundbreaking production returns to the Trafalgar Studios by popular demand! A seminal off-West End hit Coming Clean looks into the nature of fidelity and the limits of love as one same-sex...

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Amelie

The Other Palace Nov 29, 2019 - Feb 1, 2020

I really hope London audiences will be enchanted by our little Parisian Tale. Amelie is a show about making connections, the simple acts of kindness that pull people closer

Amelie, The Other Palace, Manchester

This Christmas the Other Palace lay on a delectable treat in the form of this vibrant musical adaptation of the five-time Oscar-nominated 2001 indie film! Charming, witty and utterly unique, Amelie takes...

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The Wolf of Wall Street

The Immersive Wolf of Wall Street Until Jan 19, 2020

Make it rain at The Wolf of Wall Street immersive experience!

The Wolf of Wall Street, The Immersive Wolf of Wall Street, Manchester

The story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort comes into vivid life in this brand new and totally immersive experience! A multi-millionaire by the age of 26 and a federal convict by 36 Belfort's story has taken...

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The Man In The White Suit

Wyndhams Theatre Sep 26, 2019 - Jan 11, 2020

New for Autumn 2019!

The Man In The White Suit, Wyndhams Theatre, Manchester

Stephen Mangan reunites with director Sean Foley for this world premiere stage adaptation of the classic Ealing comedy. Alongside Kara Tointon, Mangan stars as Sidney Stratton, mill worker and inventor...

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An Act of God

The Vaults Nov 27, 2019 - Jan 12, 2020

A gut-busting-funny riff on the never-ending folly of mankind.

An Act of God, The Vaults, Manchester

The Almighty bestows her divine presence on stage at The Vaults this Christmas, offering you a chance to discover the motives behind her mysterious ways in this glorious comedy by David Javerbaum. Originally...

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The Greatest Play in the History of the World

Trafalgar Studios 2 Nov 26, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

A love letter to life

The Greatest Play in the History of the World, Trafalgar Studios 2, Manchester

British TV legend Julie Hesmondhalgh (Coronation Street, Broadchurch) is stepping onto the London stage this November as she stars in The Greatest Play in the History of the World. Written by Ian Kershaw...

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I Wanna Be Yours

Bush Theatre Dec 4, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020

A touching portrayal of modern relationships.

I Wanna Be Yours, Bush Theatre, Manchester

Zia Ahmed's debut play gets its premiere at the Bush Theatre this December. Charting the ups and downs of one long-distance relationship I Wanna Be Yours is a touching portrayal of a modern love story...

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La Clique

Christmas in Leicester Square Nov 8, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

A night of naughtiness and laughter with La Clique!

La Clique, Christmas in Leicester Square, Manchester

Following a world tour which gained international acclaim, and a decade on from winning an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment, the multi-award-winning La Clique makes its return to the West End with...

Cirque du Soleil - LUZIA

Royal Albert Hall Jan 11 - Feb 16, 2020

Cirque explores Mexico's rich culture in their latest spectacular

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA, Royal Albert Hall, Manchester

The internationally acclaimed Cirque du Soliel returns to London for its 30th year in the capital in 2020, bringing something special for the occasion - the European premiere of their stunning new show,...

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White Christmas

Dominion Theatre Nov 16, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

A magical new production, perfect for all the family!

White Christmas, Dominion Theatre, Manchester

West End heartthrob Danny Mac stars in this glittering new production of Irving Berlin's classic festive musical. A popular favourite in the USA, Irving Berlin's White Christmas is an absolute must-see...

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Oi Frog & Friends

Lyric Theatre Nov 29, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

The most outstanding children's book

Oi Frog Friends, Lyric Theatre, Manchester

The delightfully barmy bestselling children's book series from Kes Gray and Jim Field makes its stage debut this Christmas in the capital. Adapted by Emma Earle, Zoe Squire, Luke Bateman and Richy Hughs,...

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The Snow Queen

Park Theatre Dec 4, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

The Park theatre presents The Snow Queen!

The Snow Queen, Park Theatre, Manchester

It's time to forget Disney's Frozen (for now at least) as the Park Theatre brings you the original Hans Christan Andersen fairytale, that inspired the mega-hit, this Christmastime! From the creative team...

A Kind of People

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs Dec 5, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020

It's familiar territory for Bhatti who is adept at pulling off the veils of respectability to uncover the ugly truths at the heart of relationships.

A Kind of People, Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Manchester

Emerging British Sikh writer Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti has received much critical acclaim for her contributions to stage, screen and theatre, which also include a previous stint at the Royal Court with heartwarming...

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Measure for Measure

Barbican Theatre Nov 12, 2019 - Jan 16, 2020

It is easily the best Shakespeare production of the Stratford summer.

Measure for Measure, Barbican Theatre, Manchester

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, RSC artistic director Gregory Doran's visceral iteration of Measure for Measure lights up the Barbican Theatre...

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Peppa Pig

Duke of Yorks Theatre Nov 29, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

A rollicking, all singing, dancing interactive adventure.

Peppa Pig, Duke of Yorks Theatre, Manchester

Peppa Pig returns to the West End for her 8th consecutive Christmas. In this new show Peppa, George and pals are heading out on a brand new adventure - The Best Day Ever! With charming new fun, games and...

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The Taming of the Shrew

Barbican Theatre Nov 5, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020

Deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining

The Taming of the Shrew, Barbican Theatre, Manchester

Its the age old battle of the sexes but not as we know it! Rising theatre maker and RSC affiliate Justin Audibert reflects the changing times in his bold new revamp of The Bard's audacious tale of gender,...

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As You Like It

Barbican Theatre Oct 26, 2019 - Jan 16, 2020

The eternal madness of desire is infectiously relayed

As You Like It, Barbican Theatre, Manchester

No RSC season would be complete without a trip into the sumptuous, miasmatic forests of our dear William Shakespeare's fertile mind. Directed by up and coming theatre maker Kimberly Sykes, a riotous new...

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The Snail and the Wale

Apollo Theatre Nov 30, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

From the minds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning writers behind the children's fiction phenomenon The Gruffalo, comes The Snail and The Wale, an all new animal adventure that springs from the page and onto the stage for a very spec

The Snail and the Wale, Apollo Theatre, Manchester

From the minds of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning writers behind the children's fiction phenomenon The Gruffalo, comes The Snail and The Wale, an all new animal adventure that springs...

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The Arrival

Bush Theatre Nov 21, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020

Following his hit productions of 'The Brothers Size' and 'Barber Shop Chronicles', director Bijan Sheibani has written his first play.

The Arrival, Bush Theatre, Manchester

A driving force behind the UK theatre scene with critically acclaimed West End shows The Brothers Size, Barbershop Chronicles and Moonlight under his belt, Olivier Award-winning director Bijan Sheibani...

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Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis

Park Theatre Dec 11, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020

Quirky and kinky, and with a rocking Elvis soundtrack, this sweet yet saucy celebration of life's outsiders is the perfect 'adults only' alternative Christmas treat.

Martha Josie and the Chinese Elvis, Park Theatre, Manchester

A comedy with gumption wings its way to London's champion of Off-West End stagecraft The Park Theatre this winter! Winner of the 1998 Pearson Best Play Award, quirky comedy Martha, Josie and The Chinese...

Cinderella

Lyric Hammersmith Nov 16, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

Don't miss the Lyric's famous pantomime - back for 2019!

Cinderella, Lyric Hammersmith, Manchester

The Lyric Panto is back for 2019 and this time its time to head to the ball with the ever-popular Cinderella! One of the capitals most sought after Pantomimes, the Lyric's hilarious and unforgettable magic...

Ian McKellen On Stage

Harold Pinter Theatre Sep 20, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020

Warmth, wit and wizardry. In a line of 20th century legends including Gielgud and Olivier. Come one, come all and marvel.

Ian McKellen On Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre, Manchester

From Gandalf to King Lear Ian McKellen's long and illustrious career have left many theatre and film fans a gasp at his talent. After spending his 80th year taking this incredible one-man show on an extensive...

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ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo Open Run

With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL London Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages.

ZSL London Zoo, ZSL London Zoo, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Whether you love animals cuddly, scary, creepy, slinky, big or small, old or very young, you are bound to be thrilled by at least one of the 750 species of animal at ZSL London Zoo. Nestled within Regent's...

Hamilton

Victoria Palace Theatre Open Run

"The Greatest Show on Earth", one paper declared the other day. C'mon! But seriously folks, there's going to be more where that came from, because - lock up your doubters: I have to report that it really is as good as we've been told

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

It's the musical that has bowled over Broadway, an all out smash-hit epic that traverses the life of one Alexander Hamilton, one of America's Founding Fathers, who took on the might of the British and...

London Dungeon

London Dungeon Open Run

A ghoulishly great time!

London Dungeon, London Dungeon, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

What's scarier than stepping into the London Dungeon? Knowing that all the horrors within are all based on real historical events! London's grisly past is brought to creeptastically realistic life by London...

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Bridge Theatre Nov 10, 2019 - Feb 2, 2020

A joyous and uplifting experience

The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, Bridge Theatre, Manchester

The Bridge Theatre conjures up C.S Lewis' magical world in this critically acclaimed adaptation of his beloved children's novel from Sally Cookson, following sell-out success at Leeds Playhouse. A captivating...

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View From The Shard

The Shard Open Run

The mangled, magnificent history and scale of the city is on full display.

View From The Shard, The Shard, Manchester

No matter where you are in London, there is one sight that you will always see, towering above the rest of the skyline majestically. We are of course talking about the Shard building at London Bridge,...

The Cutting Edge

The Comedy Store Open Run

If you've never seen live stand-up, make a resolution to start here

The Cutting Edge, The Comedy Store, Manchester

Join a rotating cast of comedians for their take on the weirdest, wackiest and just plain mad news stories of the week. Featuring a hilarious mixture of satire, jokes, puns, songs and even competitions,...

Kew Gardens

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Open Run

Perfect to get the family outside during the summer!

Kew Gardens, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Manchester

Founded in 1840 by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury​, Kew Gardens remains one of the capital's most popular and unique attractions. A vast expanse that covers some 300 acres, Kew comprises numerous...

The Red Shoes

Sadlers Wells Theatre Dec 3, 2019 - Jan 18, 2020

The double Olivier award-winning show returns!

The Red Shoes, Sadlers Wells Theatre, Manchester

Matthew Bourne's Olivier award-winning The Red Shoes returns to the Sadler's Wells this Christmas. Based on the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film, which is in turn based on the tragic fairytale by Hans...

Dial M For Murder

Richmond Theatre Jan 14 - 18, 2020

A taut, acidly funny thriller

Dial M For Murder, Richmond Theatre, Manchester

Written by Frederick Knott and filmed for Alfred Hitchcock's 1950 thrilling classic of cocktails and intrigue, don't miss the juicy Dial M For Murder as it heads out on a brand new UK tour, starring Strictly...

Curtains

New Wimbledon Theatre Jan 14 - 18, 2020

a traditional musical comedy that throws out plenty of laugh out loud one-liners and some great tunes

Curtains, New Wimbledon Theatre, Manchester

When the leading lady of a brand new Broadway musical is found dead on opening night, the cast and crew draft in detective (and musical theatre fan) Frank Cioffi to solve the case. With everyone in the...

ABBA Mania

Richmond Theatre Jan 10, 2020

an astounding tribute to the beloved music of one of the most successful acts in musical history.

ABBA Mania, Richmond Theatre, Manchester

It's time to smarten up your spandex and polish those platforms for the biggest ABBA party as it heads out on a new UK tour this year. One of the world's most respected tributes, ABBA Mania is THE way...

Sister Act

Venue To Be Confirmed Opens Jan 1, 2020

It's time to raise your voice as Sister Act returns to London!

Sister Act, Venue To Be Confirmed, Manchester

The gloriously joyous Sister Act returns to take us to heaven once again as it comes back to London in 2020. Stage darling Brenda Edwards will take on sassy songstress Deloris Van Cartier, in this slightly...

Original London Sightseeing Tour

The Original London Visitor Centre Open Run

The best way to see London

Original London Sightseeing Tour, The Original London Visitor Centre, Manchester

London is one of the most tourist friendly cities in the world, with every square mile of the capital absolutely packed with iconic buildings, new and old. And there's no better way to see it all than...

King Gong

The Comedy Store Open Run

An open night mic, with a difference!

King Gong, The Comedy Store, Manchester

A comedy night so brutally famous that even safely established comedians quake in their boots at a mere mention of it, The Comedy Store's King Gong is quite something to behold. Each week, 30 new acts...

Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Ralph Fiennes returns to the Shakespeare play after 30 years!

Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre Olivier, Manchester

Film and stage royalty Ralph Fiennes returns to the play that made his name playing Claudio in 1988, this time in the lead role of Antony! Shakespeare's historical play depicting Ancient Egypt's first...

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Open Run

The capital at its very best

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Exhibition, Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour, Manchester

Get schooled in Shakespeare with The Globe Exhibition, London's ultimate guide to The Bard. Packed full of video, artifacts and practical reconstructions, it takes you back in time to the raucous streets...

Macbeth

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Rory Kinnear returns to the National in 2018

Macbeth, National Theatre Olivier, Manchester

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear lead Shakespeare's murderous tragedy when it returns to the National in 2018, directed by Rufus Norris. Marking Kinnear's return to the NT since his star turn in 2016's...

Sherlock Holmes

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

Our version of Sherlock Holmes will have all the elements that fans want and expect, but with new twists and turns and plenty of surprises.....

Sherlock Holmes, Venue To Be Confirmed, Manchester

Watson! The Game is afoot! The world's most famous sleuth is about to get a brand-new stage play adaptation on Broadway in 2017, then headed back over to the West End, at a venue yet to be confirmed....

Alys, Always

Bridge Theatre Open Run

Harriet Lane's first novel is a tightly woven tale of deceit and ambition in literary London

Alys Always, Bridge Theatre, Manchester

Harriet Lane's 2012 debut thriller is adapted into a new stage drama by Lucinda Coxon, premiering at London's brand-new theatre at Tower Bridge. As part of the Bridge Theatre's inaugural season directed...

Sleepless

Venue To Be Confirmed Open Run

The iconic Eighties movie is reincarnated as a new musical!

Sleepless, Venue To Be Confirmed, Manchester

London's West End gets a taste of both Seattle and the Big Apple when this new musical adaptation of Nora Ephron's iconic Eighties romance movie arrives next year. With a venue and official dates yet to...

Madonna

London Palladium Jan 26 - Feb 11, 2020

Madonna is having a huge party and everyone's invited!

Madonna, London Palladium, Manchester

The undisputed Queen of Reinvention is back with new music and will be bringing her newest record, Madame X, to the London Palladium early next year, giving you the chance to get closer to the icon than...

London Eye River Cruise

London Eye River Cruise Open Run

The live commentary is superb and everyone who takes this river cruise will learn something new about one of the attractions they pass.

London Eye River Cruise, London Eye River Cruise, Manchester

All aboard the Silver Bonito for this history and view-packed circular cruise which launches from just underneath the London Eye! IN 40 minutes, you will be sweeping along the Thames taking in sight ans...

Tower of London

Tower of London Open Run

Step back in time!

Tower of London, Tower of London, Manchester

Step back in history to experience life in the Middle Ages, at the most famous of Britain's fortresses and places of execution, as well as the home of the Crown Jewels. You can choose to take a guided...

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

London Aquarium Open Run

The SEALIFE London Aquarium underwent a 5 million pound refurbishment and transformed into Sea Life London Aquarium in 2009, and still continues to improve

SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London Aquarium, Manchester

Situated next to the London Eye at County Hall, this mega aquarium is the jewel in the crown of the 28 Sea Life Centres throughout the UK and Europe.You will be taken on a truly fascinating journey from...

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It Or Not London Open Run

There is much at Ripley's to enjoy and I suspect that children, especially, will love it.

Ripleys Believe It or Not, Ripleys Believe It Or Not London, Manchester

For fans of the weird, wonderful and downright bonkers, venture into Ripley's London where over 700 exhibits wait to be discovered. Here you can experience the dark and irregular sides of art, foreign...

Beyond The Barricade

New Wimbledon Theatre Jan 26, 2020

A stunning evening celebrating the magic of musicals!

Beyond The Barricade, New Wimbledon Theatre, Manchester

Calling all musical theatre fans! Beyond The Barricade, the country's longest-running revue concert focussed solely on capturing the magic of musicals is back out on the road in 2020, celebrating 21 years...

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Open Run

What was once a stuffy and frustrating member of the Historic Royal Palaces to visit is now accessible, lively, intriguing and very, very modern.

Kensington Palace, Kensington Palace, Manchester

Kensington Palace is synonymous with the generations of stylish royal women who have called it their home: where Queen Victoria was born and raised; Queens Mary, Anne and Caroline held court; and the royal...

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

So this is Dickens, with magic. It's a raunchless Game of Thrones with heart. Crucially, it's authentic Potter but, most importantly, it's new. It's not the movie of the book. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could b

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, Manchester

Brace yourselves London, JK Rowling has blessed us with another foray into the Potterverse, announcing that new play 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' will apparate into The Palace Theatre sometime next...

Moscow City Ballet - The Nutcracker

Richmond Theatre Jan 27 - 28, 2020

For sheer colour, movement, athleticism, artistry, and of course the music, MCB put on a great performance

Moscow City Ballet The Nutcracker, Richmond Theatre, Manchester

When the weather turns frosty and a festive feeling combats chattering teeth and cold toes, long standing traditions like the Moscow City Ballet's Nutcracker bring together families and spread extra cheer....

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Open Run

An official royal residence for over 900 years

Windsor Castle, Windsor Castle, Manchester

The oldest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle is an official royal residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A home to the British Royal family since the reign of Henry I, the castle, which...

London Eye Flights

London Eye Open Run

The most famous Ferris wheel in the world

London Eye Flights, London Eye, Manchester

Since opening in March 2000 The London Eye (formerly The Millennium Wheel) has become an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK's most popular paid for visitor attraction,...

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Open Run

Experience the glittering world of fame for a day, and more!

Madame Tussauds, Madame Tussauds, Manchester

Get up close and personal with your favourite faces from the worlds of film, music, sport, history and more at the world famous Madame Tussauds, one of London's premiere tourist attractions! Founded...

Uncle Vanya

Harold Pinter Theatre Jan 1 - Mar 1, 2020

Coming soon

Uncle Vanya, Harold Pinter Theatre, Manchester

If you thought your family reunions were tough, spare a thought for Vanya, whose life is turned upside down by the appearance of his late sister's husband and his glamorous new wife. Interrupting his daily...


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