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Shows in August

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...

Prices from: £30

Fiddler on the Roof

Playhouse Theatre Until Nov 2, 2019

A resonant slice of history...and a warm, absorbing folk tale that strikes unerringly at the heart with the timeless simplicity of its themes: home, family, love.

Fiddler on the Roof, Playhouse Theatre, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Sir Trevor Nunn's hit revival of the classic, Fiddler on the Roof, heads to the West End this year after a sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Olivier award-winner Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn are...

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Equus

Trafalgar Studios 1 Until Sep 7, 2019

You will not see a better production of this masterpiece

Equus, Trafalgar Studios 1, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Hot off the back of a five-star run at Theatre Royal Stratford East and a subsequent U.K tour, Trafalgar Studios will host the West End premiere of Ned Bennet's stunning revival of Peter Schaffer's 1973...

Prices from: £25

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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Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre Open Run

Fabulous, fresh and enormously fun homegrown musical

Everybodys Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, Manchester
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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....

Prices from: £25

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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On Your Feet!

London Coliseum Until Aug 31, 2019

Christie Prades is superb as the Cuban-American singer in a rags-to-riches story charged with sociopolitical significance

On Your Feet, London Coliseum, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

On Your Feet!, the 2015 Broadway hit is heading to London's West End in 2019. Telling the story of Latin music heroes Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and their rise to fame from their childhood in Cuba, to...

Prices from: £20

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
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'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...

Prices from: £35

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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Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre Open Run

Easily the standout musical of the decade!

Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, Manchester
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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 Until Oct 27, 2019

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

Following a 21-date national tour around the UK and huge popularity at Trafalgar Studios, Mischief Theatre's Olivier-winning comedy continues to play at the Duchess Theatre due to huge demand. After benefiting...

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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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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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Evita

Open Air Theatre Until Sep 21, 2019

A work of screaming fun...Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical is so often staged it's tough to make it fresh, but Jamie Lloyd and co rise to the challenge

Evita, Open Air Theatre, Manchester
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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic Evita is heading to the Regents Park Open Air Theatre this year in what is sure to be the production of the summer. Directed by acclaimed practitioner Jamie Lloyd...

Prices from: £85

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...

Prices from: £40

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...

Prices from: £35

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...

Prices from: £50

As You Like it

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Sep 21, 2019

buoyant and embracive

As You Like it, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

The Forest of Arden does a roaring trade in confused lovers, exiled aristos and melancholy fools in Shakespeare's witty musical comedy returning to the Globe for the 2019 Summer Season, following a successful...

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4

Ambassadors Theatre Until Oct 12, 2019

An entertaining romp through teen awkwardness

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3 4, Ambassadors Theatre, Manchester
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Sue Townsend's undiscovered teenage intellectual, Adrian Mole (aged 13 3/4) is back this summer in this critically acclaimed musical adaptation of his adolescent misadventures. Based on the first and second...

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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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The Night Of The Iguana

Noel Coward Theatre Until Sep 28, 2019

its core message - that kindness and dignity matter, even to lost souls - feels pretty refreshing right now

The Night Of The Iguana, Noel Coward Theatre, Manchester
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

After nearly 19 years, the West End welcomes back Golden Globe and Bafta award-winning Clive Owen as he takes on the role of disgraced priest and second rate Mexican tour guide in this major revival of...

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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...

Prices from: £35

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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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
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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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The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

Join the millions who have already discovered whodunit, but will not share their secret...

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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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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Bitter Wheat

Garrick Theatre Until Sep 21, 2019

John Malkovich brilliantly captures the bluster [and] sexual hubris...of Harvey Weinstein.

Bitter Wheat, Garrick Theatre, Manchester
3 star rating3 star rating3 star rating

John Malkovich makes his much-anticipated stage return this summer in David Mamet's new play, a searing and satirical black comedy that promises to 'rip the pashmina off the suppurating wound that is showbusiness'....

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Harold Pinter Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

Wartime romance plucks the heartstrings again

Captain Corellis Mandolin, Harold Pinter Theatre, Manchester

After stunning on a UK tour, this highly-acclaimed new staging of Louis de Bernieres's best-selling romance transfers to the Harold Pinter for a limited season this summer. A sweeping epic set in WWII...

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A Very Expensive Poison

Old Vic Theatre Until Oct 5, 2019

On reading Luke's book I got that tingling, exciting and irritatingly certain feeling that I was absolutely going to have to make a piece of theatre about this story

A Very Expensive Poison, Old Vic Theatre, Manchester

From the writer of Enron and The Effect comes a brand new play about the murder of Alexander Litvinenko and the search for his killers, as begun by the man as he lay dying from a mysterious poison. Adapted...

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Peter Pan

Troubadour White City Until Sep 1, 2019

Spellbindingly imaginative. An edgy and dazzling production that lights up the theatre.

Peter Pan, Troubadour White City, Manchester

Head to the second star on the left and straight on till morning as the highly acclaimed National Theatre production of Peter Pan swoops back into London this year, landing at the newly opened Troubadour...

Les Miserables

Gielgud Theatre Until Nov 30, 2019

A new concert version with a whole host of stars!

Les Miserables, Gielgud Theatre, Manchester

After almost 35 years at its original home at the Queen's Theatre, the iconic Les Miserables is on the move... but don't fret, Cosette, it's not going very far! In this new semi-staged concert performance,...

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The Lehman Trilogy

Piccadilly Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

This real-life drama plays out with poetic intensity

The Lehman Trilogy, Piccadilly Theatre, Manchester

After its sell-out success at the National Theatre last summer, the Sam Mendes helmed The Lehman Trilogy is heading to the West End's Piccadilly Theatre in May 2019! Adapted from Stefano Massini's vast...

Prices from: £150

The Worst Witch

Vaudeville Theatre Until Sep 8, 2019

This crafty show brims with magic!

The Worst Witch, Vaudeville Theatre, Manchester

Where pint-sized heroine Mildred Hubble goes, pandemonium is sure to follow. So when Mildred is accepted into a school for gifted young wizards, her bubbling trouble doubles to magical proportions! Catch...

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 12, 2019

Let's go dress him like the witch of Brentford

The Merry Wives of Windsor, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Manchester

Down on his luck, famed bounder Sir John Falstaff decides to turn his fortunes around by scamming two married women with identical love letters, hoping that at least one of them falls for his ploy and...

Torch Song

Turbine Theatre Until Oct 13, 2019

The Turbine Theatre opens with Harvery Fierstein's Torch Song!

Torch Song, Turbine Theatre, Manchester

The brand new Turbine Theatre celebrates its inaugural season with a revival of Harvey Fierstein's Tony-winning play, Torch Song. Following the story of Arnold Beckoff, a drag queen on a quest for love...

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Magic Mike Live

London Hippodrome Until Oct 27, 2019

The law says you cannot touch! But I think I see a lotta lawbreakers

Magic Mike Live, London Hippodrome, Manchester

Conceived and directed by Channing himself, you're invited to the large-scale, live production of Magic Mike Live! The empowering and exhilarating performance which took Las Vegas by storm, now sees Channing...

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Falsettos

The Other Palace Aug 30 - Nov 23, 2019

William Finn and James Lapine's Tony winning hit heads to London in its European Premiere!

Falsettos, The Other Palace, Manchester

Fans of Falsettos rejoice! The two-time Tony-winning musical is finally making its European premiere at The Other Palace this August! Written by musical making maestros William Finn and James Lapine, Falsettos...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 13, 2019

'Gentles, perchance you wonder at this show. But wonder on, till 'truth make all things plain.'

A Midsummer Nights Dream, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Manchester

When the fairy King and Queen quarrel, no one is safe from their fervour, setting the scene for a witty and vibrant comedy of romance, mischief and magic that enchant audiences of all ages from the first...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Troubadour White City Until Sep 1, 2019

The classic children's book is live on stage!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Troubadour White City, Manchester

A very special play for youngsters (and parents that remember the books), four of children author's Eric Carle's celebrated stories are woven together in a stage adaptation that returns to London. Watch...

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Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain Part Four!

Apollo Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

The Horrible Histories stage shows have become a bit of a British institution. It's not hard to spot why. Think Fry and Laurie mixed with Little Britain and a dash of Monty Python. It's sparky, cheery and covered in poo!

Horrible Histories Barmy Britain Part Four, Apollo Theatre, Manchester

The Horrible Histories team truly are the gift that keeps on giving. After 2017's Best of Barmy Britain, they're back with Part Four of their zany series, teaching us all about the history of this sceptered...

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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...

Brainiac Live!

Garrick Theatre Until Sep 1, 2019

Excellent...Science Museum meets Top Gear

Brainiac Live, Garrick Theatre, Manchester

Get ready for this explosive live show from the minds behind the hit TV show as it turns the Garrick Theatre into a laboratory this summer holiday. An extravaganza of marvelous and mischievous experiments,...

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The Son

Duke of Yorks Theatre Until Nov 2, 2019

A compulsive, involving, emotionally stirring evening - theatre's answer to a page-turner.

The Son, Duke of Yorks Theatre, Manchester

After a critically acclaimed run at the Kiln Theatre in North London in February, the Michael Longhurst directed production of The Son is heading to the West End! Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston and...

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Bartholomew Fair

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 12, 2019

'The drunkards they are wading, The punks and chapmen trading...'

Bartholomew Fair, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Manchester

Just as we now flock to festivals and parks at the merest hint of sun, so too did our ancestors, and no occasion in the capital was as prominent as the Bartholomew Fair. Running for two weeks each year...

Where is Peter Rabbit?

Theatre Royal Haymarket Until Sep 1, 2019

A wholesome bundle of joy - a comforting musical package that Beatrix Potter herself would have been proud of

Where is Peter Rabbit, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Manchester

Everyone's favourite mischievous bunny is back for summer 2019, hopping into the Theatre Royal Haymarket with this charming stage show. Along with pals Jemima Puddleduck, Mrs. Tiggywinkle, and the grumpy...

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Ida Barr: Granarchist Bingo

Underbelly Festival London Until Sep 7, 2019

The audience became one during a night of uplifting joy courtesy of the legendary Ida Barr.

Ida Barr Granarchist Bingo, Underbelly Festival London, Manchester

From resident home tenant to global star, rejoice people of London's Underbelly Festival for everyone's favourite pensioner returns with her brand of artificial hip-hop. You're offered the chance to change...

The Illusionists - Direct From Broadway

Shaftesbury Theatre Until Sep 1, 2019

A feast for the eyes!

The Illusionists Direct From Broadway, Shaftesbury Theatre, Manchester

After a scintillating run on Broadway over Christmas, The Illusionists return to London this summer to showcase their out of this world tricks to UK audiences. Full of outrageous and astonishing acts,...

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The Queen of The Mist

Charing Cross Theatre Until Oct 5, 2019

...imaginatively staged, funny...Under the music direction of Connor Fogel, it is also one of the best sounding musicals staged in Charing Cross Theatre.

The Queen of The Mist, Charing Cross Theatre, Manchester

In the early 1900s, there was nothing more terrifying for an aging woman than penury that might put her in the poorhouse - so much so that one woman, Annie Edison Taylor, came up with an entirely novel...

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The Gruffalo

Lyric Theatre Until Sep 8, 2019

Tall Stories have transformed a well-loved story into an exuberant, funny show

The Gruffalo, Lyric Theatre, Manchester

Following several successful runs in the capital,, Julia Donaldson's iconic children's picture book musical stage adaptation returns in summer 2019! When Mouse embarks on an adventurous journey through...

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Marcel Lucont's Cabaret Fantastique

Underbelly Festival London Until Sep 27, 2019

Fresh, accessible and hilarious

Marcel Luconts Cabaret Fantastique, Underbelly Festival London, Manchester

Marcel Lucont returns to London this year with his undisputed Cabaret Fantastique! Having appeared on Comedy Central, Set List and The John Bishop Show, Marcel Lucont's trailblazing cabaret sets up shop...

The Taming of the Shrew

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

Deftly provocative and exuberantly entertaining

The Taming of the Shrew, Royal Shakespeare 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

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

The eternal madness of desire is infectiously relayed

As You Like It, Royal Shakespeare 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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Peter Gynt

National Theatre, Olivier Until Oct 8, 2019

We look forward to seeing what McArdle will do with a part brimming with comedic potential.

Peter Gynt, National Theatre Olivier, Manchester

Man and myth collide in The National's stunning new production of the Ibsen classic Peer Gynt. Last seen on the NT stage during the celebrated company's 2017 production of Angels In America, Glaswegian...

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Warheads

Park Theatre Until Sep 7, 2019

Warheads is a punchy urban drama based on a true story.

Warheads, Park Theatre, Manchester

After drawing much acclaim during its debut run in London last year, Taz Skylar and Ross Berkeley Simpson's poignant portrait of PTSD, war and the loss of innocence comes to the Park Theatre as part of...

Measure for Measure

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Until Aug 29, 2019

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

Measure for Measure, Royal Shakespeare 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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Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

London Palladium Until Sep 8, 2019

Jason Donovan and Sheridan Smith shine in this bright, beautiful, brash production

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, London Palladium, Manchester
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Start practicing those colours, Joseph is back! Celebrating 50 years of the man and his thoroughly extravagant threads, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice have buried the hatchet and are reviving their biblical...

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...

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
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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...

The diary-and-ditties combination is always entertaining; the closing cri de coeur is electrifying

Adam Kay This Is Going To Hurt Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, Vaudeville Theatre, Manchester
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Fresh from his successful runs at Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre, comic writer and performer, Adam Kay brings his best-selling first-hand account of life as a junior doctor, This Is Going To Hurt, to...

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...

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...

Fleabag

Wyndhams Theatre Until Sep 14, 2019

Witty, filthy and supreme

Fleabag, Wyndhams Theatre, Manchester

Starting out as a critically acclaimed one-woman show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to an award-winning BBC series, to a sell-out off-Broadway play, Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag is finally heading...

Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare - Hamlet

Leicester Square Theatre Until Sep 14, 2019

Wilder, funnier, gorier, more outrageous and drunker than ever before!

Sht Faced Shakespeare Hamlet, Leicester Square Theatre, Manchester

Prithee, roll up, roll up! The Sh*t-Faced Shakspeare crew are back this year to take on the Bard's most famous tragedy, the tale of the most emo Prince of all time - Hamlet! For those of us who haven't...

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet

Sadlers Wells Theatre Until Aug 31, 2019

A contemporary imagining, featuring the country's brightest young dance talent.

Matthew Bournes Romeo and Juliet, Sadlers Wells Theatre, Manchester

Three years on from their stunning adaptation of The Red Shoes, Matthew Bourne and New Adventures return to take on the Bard's dizzying tale of young love turned bittersweet tragedy in a zestful new production...

The Bridges of Madison County

Menier Chocolate Factory Until Sep 14, 2019

Bridges burns brightly!

The Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory, Manchester

Trevor Nunn returns to the Menier Chocolate Factory this summer to present the U.K premiere of this musical adaptation of Robert James Waller's bestselling novel. A tearjerker that'll hit you right in...

Henry IV Part II or Falstaff

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 11, 2019

Is the old King dead? As nail in door

Henry IV Part II or Falstaff, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Manchester

After proving himself to his father at the Battle of Shrewsbury, Prince Hal is once again haunting taverns in Eastcheap, though it seems his taste for Sir John Falstaff's particular company has turned...

Henry V or Harry England

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 11, 2019

Henry V or Harry England takes over the Globe

Henry V or Harry England, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Manchester

Once more unto the Shakespeare Globe, dear friends, once more. Shakespeare's Henry V or Harry England is the telling of King Henry V and his attempt at proving himself a worthy king. Presented by the Globe...

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...

The Silent Disco Show

Underbelly Festival London Until Sep 6, 2019

Get ready for a party like no other, The Silent Disco Show!

The Silent Disco Show, Underbelly Festival London, Manchester

Grab a pair of glowing headphones and prepare to be lost in your own world at The Silent Disco Show. It's an evening filled with today's biggest hits, sing-a-longs, cabaret, circus acts, and of course...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hilarious and good for all ages

Morgan Wests Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show For Kids and Childish Grown ups, Underbelly Festival London, Manchester

They've competed to be the Next Great Magician on ITV, attempted to escape The Slammer on CBBC, have fooled the famous Penn & Teller and now their taking over London's Underbelly Festival once more. The...

Henry IV Part I or Hotspur

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Until Oct 11, 2019

Doomsday is near: die all, die merrily

Henry IV Part I or Hotspur, Shakespeares Globe Theatre, Manchester

After toppling Richard II, Henry IV is finally King. But the unrest in the country leaves him no time to relax. Once close allies the Percys are preparing to usurp him, with their son, Hotspur leading...

Swing Out

Underbelly Festival London Until Sep 2, 2019

A little bit of swing, a whole lot of fun!

Swing Out, Underbelly Festival London, Manchester

Calling all jitterbugs! Summer is on the way and with it the urge to dance from sweet sunrise to simmering sunset, so shimmy and shake on down to Swing Out, a vintage dance experience that'll have all...

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...

Dinosaur World

Troubadour Wembley Until Sep 1, 2019

Walk with Dinosaurs!

Dinosaur World, Troubadour Wembley, Manchester

Dive into the past with Dinosaur World Live and discover the beasts that used to roam the earth in this immersive experience. Grab your compasses and your walking boots as you travel through time to unchartered...

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Underbelly Festival 2019

Spiegeltent Southbank Until Sep 29, 2019

The festival's packed comedy, circus and cabaret schedule sees some of the UK's finest live performers channel the spirit of the Edinburgh Fringe and take to the stage between April and September.

Underbelly Festival 2019, Spiegeltent Southbank, Manchester

When the howling gale force winds of March turn into the tentative unfurling of Springtime's first buds, the giant inflatable purple cow descends from the heavens and makes camp at the South Bank's Jubilee...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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