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What’s On | From August 2021

Waitress. Funny, warm and deliciously indulgent. This musical is set to serve up a treat.


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Welcome to the latest Manchester What’s On Guide! Welcome back! This year’s greeting has never been more heartfelt. While we have missed the fabulous shows and our beautiful buildings, we’ve missed our audiences most of all. Our theatres, normally buzzing with life, have stood dark, looked after by a handful of colleagues. But now, thanks to the courage of our producers and the hard work of our staff we can offer a fantastic programme in a Covid secure environment. New entrances and routes, e-tickets and an ‘at seat’ service for refreshments are being introduced to make you feel safe. Above all, we promise world-class musicals, dance, comedy and music – exactly as you remember it. As well as firm favourites, you’ll see new productions and hit shows that we’re really proud to be bringing to Manchester. We are looking forward to welcoming old and new friends. So please join us for a spectacular season and a chance to make new memories. Sheena Wrigley, Theatre Director

See It Safely Your safety is important to us so please be assured we will adopt the latest government health advice as we continue through the year. Look out for the ‘See It Safely’ logos on all correspondence and we will keep you informed prior to and during your visit so all you will need to focus on and enjoy is what’s on stage.

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9 to 5 the Musical Remember that commute and the ‘Boss Man?’ Let Violet, Doralee and Judy bring all the fun and intrigue of the workplace back to life through song and laughter!

Ross Noble Join Ross on an unforgettable and surreal journey through his stream of consciousness.

WHAT’S ON this

season

Bat Out of Hell

From show-stopping musicals to family favourites, here are a few of our season highlights...

The anthems of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf thunder into Manchester in this critically acclaimed production.

Heathers The Musical Hey Yo, Westerberg! It’s time for Big Fun as Heathers comes to Manchester.

The Book of Mormon A tongue-in-cheek musical comedy that endorses the power of love and makes you question your beliefs.

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Waitress The UK and Ireland tour, starring Lucie Jones, opens in Manchester and our tip is… you’re sure to be served up an unmissable musical treat.

Gemma Collins Oh, my days! The GC is back in town and ready to share her big night out with you.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Pack up your wigs, heels and all the glitter you can find, because Priscilla is back!

Contents The Woman in Black

p6

The Rocky Horror Show

p7

Bat Out of Hell

p8

Dirty Dancing

p11

Heathers The Musical

p12

Rock of Ages

p13

Priscilla Queen of the Desert p14 Grease The Musical

p15

The Cat and The Canary

p17

Bedknobs and Broomsticks The Magical Musical p18 Hairspray

p20

Waitress

p22

White Christmas The Musical p24 Riverdance

p26

Gangsta Granny

p27

The Book of Mormon

p28

Aladdin

p30

Moscow City Ballet / Footloose

p31

9 to 5 the Musical

p33

Ellen Kent Operas

p34

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MONDAY 23RD – SATURDAY 28TH AUGUST

Join the millions of theatregoers worldwide who have experienced the thrill of Susan Hill’s acclaimed ghost story coming dramatically alive in Stephen Mallatratt’s ingenious stage adaptation. This gripping production, directed by Robin Herford, is a brilliantly successful study in atmosphere, illusion and controlled horror. ‘GUARANTEED TO CHILL THE BLOOD.’ – London Evening Standard ‘A MASTERPIECE.’ – The Guardian

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MON – SAT 7.30PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 8+ Mon – Thu UNDER 18s – FREE (With a full paying adult)

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OPERA HOUSE

TUESDAY 24TH – SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST

★★★★★

‘FRESH, SUBVERSIVE, ESSENTIAL.’ T H E DA I LY T E L E G R A P H

ORE ODUBA Photos of previous cast.

STRICTLY COME DANCING WINNER

Ready to thrill you with fun and naughty moments, Richard O’Brien’s legendary rock ‘n’ roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show returns as part of a sell out worldwide tour, having been seen by over 30 million theatregoers. Starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba as Brad and directed by Christopher Luscombe, The Rocky Horror Show is a guaranteed party and features timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet, and of course, the pelvic-thrusting, show-stopping Time Warp. Ages 12+. Please note, this show contains scenes of an adult nature.

TUE – THU 8PM, FRI & SAT 4.30PM & 8.30PM, SUN 4PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 6+ Tue – Thu UNDER 25s OFFER AVAILABLE

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★★★★★

‘A TRULY STAGGERING PIECE OF MUSICAL THEATRE.’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Direct from electrifying audiences in London, Toronto, Germany and New York, Jim Steinman’s spectacular musical Bat Out of Hell is returning to Manchester – to where it all began!

Bringing to life the legendary anthems of Jim Steinman & Meat Loaf, this critically-acclaimed production uniquely combines the magic and excitement of a musical with the immense energy of rock ‘n’ roll.

Photos of original 2018 cast by Chris Davis Studio.

This award-winning wild child musical thunders through powerhouse hits including I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That), Paradise By The Dashboard Light, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad, Dead Ringer For Love and Bat Out of Hell, in an over-the-top theatrical spectacle unlike any other.

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OPERA HOUSE

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SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER

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TUESDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER – SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER

‘THE BIGGEST LIVE THEATRE SENSATION OF ALL TIME.’ Photos by Alastair Muir. Photos from the 2018/19 UK tour.

T H E O B S E RV E R

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage is back! Exploding with heart-pounding music, breathtaking emotion and sensationally sexy dancing. Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey! Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life. This worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. See the hit film come to life before your eyes with this dazzlingly renewed version! Ages 12+

TUE – FRI 7.30PM, SAT 5PM & 8.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price (If booked by Tue 31 Aug), then £10 off Tue 28 Sep GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 6+ Tue – Thu UNDER 25s OFFER AVAILABLE

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PALACE THEATRE

TUESDAY 5TH – SATURDAY 9TH OCTOBER

★★★★★ ‘SHEER JOYFUL EXUBERANCE.’

Photos of previous cast.

CITY AM

Greetings and salutations! Following two smash hit West End seasons and winning a WhatsOnStage award for Best New Musical, Heathers The Musical embarks on a UK tour prior to playing in theatres across the globe. Westerberg High’s Veronica Sawyer is just another nobody dreaming of a better day. But when she joins the Heathers and her dreams of popularity may finally come true, mysterious teen rebel JD teaches her that it might kill to be a nobody, but it is murder being a somebody. Ages 14+

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THU, FRI & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Offer – £4 off per ticket for groups of 6+ Tue – Thu UNDER 25s & FAMILY OFFERS AVAILABLE

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OPERA HOUSE

TUESDAY 5TH – SATURDAY 9TH OCTOBER

‘HIGH ENERGY FEELGOOD NOSTALGIA THAT WILL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.’ S U N DAY E X P R E S S

KEVIN CLIFTON IS STACEE JAXX!

DAN LOONEY, ADAM PAULDEN, JASON HAIGH-ELLERY AND RICHARD KLIN FOR DLAP GROUP SUE GILAD AND LARRY ROGOWSKY PRESENT

The smash hit musical is back, and the party is gonna be bigger than ever! Strictly winner Kevin Clifton who thrilled audiences as rock star Stacee Jaxx on tour in 2019 goes back to the ‘Bourbon Room’ in the ultimate 80s rock ‘n’ roll musical. Rock of Ages is a LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems played loud and proud by an awesome live band. Book Now And Let’s Get Ready To Rock! Ages 12+

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN · HERE I GO AGAIN NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME · I WANT TO KNOW WHAT LOVE IS I WANNA ROCK · WE’RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT WE BUILT THIS CITY AND MANY MORE...

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TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 6+ Tue – Thu STUDENT & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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MONDAY 11TH – SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER

PALACE THEATRE

★★★★

‘THE GREATEST DISCO ANTHEMS EVER TO FILL A DANCE FLOOR.’ T H E DA I LY T E L E G R A P H

Back by popular demand! Pack up your wigs, heels and all the glitter you can find, because the iconic, joyous and award-winning musical Priscilla Queen of The Desert is back! Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Priscilla is the hilarious and heart-warming adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for the Outback to put on the show of a lifetime. With more glitz and glamour than ever before, this show-stopping musical features spectacular dance routines, a dazzling array of eye-popping costumes, and a scintillating, sing-a-long soundtrack. Time to Shake Your Groove Thing once again!

MON – SAT 7.30PM WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 10+ Mon – Thu UNDER 25s & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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‘THIS PRODUCTION HAS GLAMOUR AND GRIT’ THE TIMES

OPERA HOUSE

MONDAY 11TH – SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER

Colin Ingram for InTheatre presents the new Curve Theatre production

BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY

JIM JACOBS & WARREN CASEY DIRECTOR NIKOLAI FOSTER CHOREOGRAPHY ARLENE PHILLIPS

STARRING

PETER ANDRE* AS TEEN ANGEL AND VINCE FONTAINE

*selected performances only

After a whirlwind summer romance, leatherclad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love once more? Directed by Curve’s Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and starring very special guest artist – Peter Andre as Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine – reignite your passion and get ready for an explosion of summer loving. ★★★★ ‘THIS PRODUCTION HAS GLAMOUR AND GRIT.’ – The Times F R O M AU G U S T 2 0 2 1

Peter Andre will play the roles of Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine for all performances except Mon 11, Sat 16, Mon 18 & Sat 23 Oct.

MON – SAT 7.30PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon 11 Oct GROUPS Offer – £4 off per ticket for groups of 6+ Tue – Thu AUDIO DESCRIBED Wed 20 Oct 7.30pm SIGNED Thu 21 Oct 7.30pm UNDER 25s & FAMILY OFFERS AVAILABLE

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OPERA HOUSE

MONDAY 25TH – SATURDAY 30TH OCTOBER

Photographs may be of previous cast.

THE ORIGINAL COUNTRY HOUSE THRILLER THAT INSPIRED THREE CLASSIC MOVIES.

Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn into prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion; walls crack open, shadows loom and dark secrets are revealed. Will the heirs dare to face the haunting presence toying with them? Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, The Classic Thriller Theatre Company presents their fifth production. MON – SAT 7.30PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price Mon (If booked by Sat 31 Jul) GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 8+ Mon – Thu SENIORS OFFER AVAILABLE

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DISNEY’S CLASSIC MOVIE MAKES ITS WORLD PREMIERE AS A NEW MUSICAL . With original songs by the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), new music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill, the show is brought to life by award-winning theatre-makers Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison.

When the three orphaned Rawlins children are reluctantly evacuated from wartime London to live with the mysterious Eglantine Price, they have no idea what adventures lie ahead. Upon discovering Eglantine to be a trainee witch, they join forces to search for a secret spell that will defeat the enemy once and for all. Armed with an enchanted bedknob, a bewitched broomstick and a magical flying bed, they encounter surprising new friendships on their journey from Portobello Road to the depths of the beautiful briny sea. This magical new musical flies into Manchester for one week only so book your tickets today! It’s time to start believing.

TUE – SAT 7.30PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM, SUN MAT 2PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Tue GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 6+ Tue – Thu UNDER 25s & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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PALACE THEATRE

TUESDAY 19TH – SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER

MICHAEL HARRISON presents

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©Disney

Original Music and Lyrics by

Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram Book by Brian Hill Based on the novels by Mary Norton and the Disney film Directed by Candice Edmunds and Jamie Harrison


★★★★★

‘AS LIGHT AND BOUNCY AS A BUBBLE OF GUM.’ T H E O B S E RV E R

You can’t stop our beat. Hairspray is coming to Manchester – so run and tell that!

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is returning with a production guaranteed to have you dancing the night away! It’s Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Featuring the hit songs Welcome To The 60s, You Can’t Stop The Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and many more. Don’t miss this irresistible feel-good show that will have you smiling for days! Ages 12+

MON 25 – SAT 30 OCT, MON 8 – SAT 13 NOV MON – SAT 7.30PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price Mon 25 Oct & Mon 8 Nov GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 6+ Mon – Fri SENIORS & STUDENT OFFERS AVAILABLE

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PALACE THEATRE

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MONDAY 25TH OCTOBER – SATURDAY 13TH NOVEMBER

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★★★★★ T H E T I M E S , T H E S U N , DA I LY E X P R E S S

‘A SLICE OF FIVE STAR MUSICAL PIE.’ THE TIMES

Brought to life by a groundbreaking, female-led creative team, this hit features ‘ONE OF THE BEST SCORES IN YEARS’ – (The Stage) by the Grammy Award-winning Sara Bareilles (Love Song, Brave) a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony® Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland). Meet Jenna (Lucie Jones – Legally Blonde), a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of some happiness in her life. When a hot new doctor arrives in town (Matt Willis – Busted, Wicked), life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky (Sandra Marvin – Emmerdale) and Dawn (Evelyn Hoskins – Spring Awakening), Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness. Please note: Waitress deals with some adult content and themes so discretion is advised for parents bringing children under age 13. The producers may make alterations to the published cast for any reason, at any time, and therefore cannot guarantee the appearance of any named artist.

MON – SAT 7.30PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon 8 Nov GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for Groups of 6+ Mon – Thu UNDER 25s & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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OPERA HOUSE

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★★★★★

‘UTTERLY IRRESISTIBLE.’ S U N DAY E X P R E S S

The perfect family musical.

Make it a magical family Christmas in 2021 as the spectacular brand new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas lights up our theatre, direct from its record breaking run at the Dominion Theatre, London.

★★★★

‘GLORIOUS REVIVAL.’ T H E DA I LY T E L E G R A P H

‘THIS TERRIFIC DOSE OF PURE ESCAPISM’ (The Times) is a timeless romantic comedy to warm the hearts of all ages. White Christmas features the classic songs Blue Skies, Sisters and the most famous festive song of all White Christmas. ‘A SPARKLING, SNOW-TOPPED SENSATION.’ – The Guardian

Photos of previous cast

MON – SAT 7.30PM WED & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon 22 Nov GROUPS Offer – £6 off per ticket for groups of 10+ Mon – Thu UNDER 25s & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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PALACE THEATRE

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MONDAY 22ND NOVEMBER – SATURDAY 4TH DECEMBER

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MON 15 & TUE 16 NOV

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ACCESS PERFORMANCES A powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. The 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. The original creative team have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with a re-recorded soundtrack, innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs. 25 years on, both new and devoted fans of all ages will once again fall in love with the magic of Riverdance – the original, the best.

MON & TUE 7.30PM TUE MAT 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £42.90 HURRY, TICKETS SELLING FAST!

We are committed to making our venues accessible for all and regularly schedule performances which are tailored to allow more people to enjoy the magic of live theatre.

SIGNED PERFORMANCES

Bat Out of Hell Thu 23 Sept 7.30pm Grease Thu 21 Oct 7.30pm Aladdin Wed 15 Dec 7pm 9 to 5 Thu 4 Mar 2022 7.30pm

AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES

Grease Wed 20 Oct 7.30pm Aladdin Thu 16 Dec 7pm

RELAXED PERFORMANCES Aladdin Thu 16 Dec 1pm

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OPERA HOUSE

WEDNESDAY 24TH – SUNDAY 28TH NOVEMBER

★★★★

‘TOTALLY GRANTASTIC! IT’S A CRACKER OF A SHOW!’ DA I LY M A I L

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine! Don’t miss this award-winning West End production of David Walliams’ most popular story!

WED – SAT 7PM, THU MAT 1.30PM, FRI 10.30AM, SAT MAT 2PM, SUN 11AM & 3PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £5 off Wed 7pm, Thu 1.30pm & 7pm & Fri 10.30am SCHOOLS Offer – £12 per ticket plus one free teacher ticket with every 10 students Wed 7pm, Thu 1.30pm & 7pm & Fri 10.30am FAMILY & SENIORS OFFERS AVAILABLE

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‘THE FUNNIEST MUSICAL OF ALL TIME.’ J E S S C AG L E , E N T E RTA I N M E N T W E E K LY

The New York Times calls it ‘THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY.’ The Washington Post says, ‘IT IS THE KIND OF EVENING THAT RESTORES YOUR FAITH IN MUSICALS.’

This outrageous musical comedy from the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Bobby Lopez, co-writer of Avenue Q and Frozen, follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent on a mission to a place that’s about as far from Salt Lake City as you can get.

‘SO GOOD IT MAKES ME ANGRY.’ J O N S T E WA RT, T H E DA I LY S H O W

Now with sold out productions in London, on Broadway, North America, Melbourne and Sydney, The Book of Mormon has become a worldwide sensation.

Photography by Paul Coltas

Parental guidance due to strong language.

SEE WEBSITE FOR TIMES TICKETS FROM £13 EXTRA MATINÉE ON BOXING DAY

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PALACE THEATRE WEDNESDAY 8TH DECEMBER – SATURDAY 1ST JANUARY 2022

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Jump aboard your magic carpets this festive season for an unmissable, wish-filled Opera House pantomime! SATURDAY 11TH DECEMBER – SUNDAY 2ND JANUARY 2022 GO ONLINE FOR PERFORMANCE TIMES | TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £5 off (Selected performances) GROUPS Offer – £20 per ticket for groups of 10+ (Selected performances) SIGNED Wed 15 Dec 7pm | RELAXED PERFORMANCE Thu 16 Dec 1pm AUDIO DESCRIBED Thu 16 Dec 7pm 30 | ATGTICKETS.COM

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THU 20 – SAT 22 JAN 2022

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MON 28 FEB – SAT 5 MAR 2022

SWAN LAKE THE NUTCRACKER

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DARREN DAY AS

REVEREND MOORE

THE MUSICAL

Moscow City Ballet returns with two of Tchaikovsky’s best-loved ballets, presented in MCB Hero classic image 85.5x62.indd 1 23/06/2021 Russian style. Swan Lake is an eternal favourite; the epic story of Prince Siegfried and his doomed love for Odette, magnificently brought to life in all its original splendour. The Nutcracker is the perfect family treat; you’ll be enchanted by the tale of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, as he battles the Mouse King and whisks her off on a magical adventure.

SWAN LAKE: THU & FRI 7.30PM THE NUTCRACKER: SAT 2.30PM & 7.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – Half price Thu

Following two critically-acclaimed tours and a West End run, Footloose is back with the legendary 12:53 Darren Day (TV personality and star of numerous West End and national tours including Priscilla Queen of The Desert, Grease and Summer Holiday). Based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm, Footloose sizzles with spirit, fun and the best in UK musical talent. With cutting edge modern choreography, you’ll enjoy classic 80s hits including Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.

MON – SAT 7.30PM THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £10 off Mon

GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 8+

GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 10+ Mon – Thu

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GROUP BOOKINGS

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• Discounted ticket prices • No booking fees • Buy now, pay later • Priority mailings Make it even more special by booking one of our Ambassador Lounges and get the VIP treatment. Get ready to feel the buzz of theatre, with great rates for groups and schools. To find out more, or to book for your group, you can call our dedicated groups team on 0207 206 1174 (local call rate) or email groupsales@atgtickets.com

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TUESDAY 1ST – SATURDAY 5TH MARCH 2022

Casting to be announced. Photos of previous cast.

PALACE THEATRE

★★★★★

‘THIS IS ONE 9 TO 5 YOU’LL WANT TO DO AGAIN AND AGAIN.’ THE SUN

Grammy and Tony® Award-nominated score by the Queen of Country, Dolly Parton, this hilarious production is about teaming up, standing up and taking care of business! TUE – SAT 7.30PM WED, THU & SAT MATS 2.30PM

Tumble outta’ bed and stumble to Manchester to see Dolly Parton’s smash hit musical.

TICKETS FROM £13

Fresh from five star reviews and sold-out houses in London’s West End, 9 to 5 the Musical tells the story of three workmates pushed to boiling point by their sexist and egotistical boss. With an Oscar,

GROUPS Offer – £5 off per ticket for groups of 10+ Tue – Thu

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OPERA HOUSE

THURSDAY 7TH – SATURDAY 9TH APRIL 2022

Senbla presents Opera International’s award-winning Ellen Kent Productions with international soloists, highly-praised chorus and full orchestra.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Sung in French with English surtitles.

Starring Korean soprano Elena Dee*. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan. ‘THIS IS A BUTTERFLY TO CHERISH.’ – Manchester Evening News Bizet’s Carmen, a dazzling production of passion, sexual jealousy, death and unforgettable arias in a setting evoking the stunning architecture of Seville and its main square with Roman and Moorish influences. ‘HOT-BLOODED, A JOY.’ – The Independent

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Puccini’s Tosca, an explosion of love and treachery, with a magnificent new set with towering marble pillars. ‘BRILLIANTLY SUNG.’ – The Times (Royal Albert Hall). *Cast subject to change. TOSCA: THU 7.30PM CARMEN: FRI 7.30PM MADAMA BUTTERFLY: SAT 7.30PM TICKETS FROM £13 ATG THEATRECARD Best offer – £5 off GROUPS Offer – £4 off per ticket for groups of 6+ BOOK TWO OR MORE OPERAS TOGETHER & SAVE 20%

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THIS IS GOING TO HURT LIVE Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor

THIS IS GOING TO HURT ADAM KAY

GEMMA COLLINS THE GC’S BIG NIGHT OUT

FRI 20 AUG 7.30PM, SAT 21 AUG 8PM | OPERA HOUSE

SUN 24 OCT 8PM | OPERA HOUSE

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TICKETS FROM £33.90

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RICHARD THOMPSON

ONE NIGHT OF ELVIS

SUN 31 OCT 7PM | OPERA HOUSE

FRI 5 NOV 7.30PM | OPERA HOUSE

TICKETS FROM £33.90

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Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this ‘ELECTRIFYING’ – The Guardian, evening of stand-up and music. Absolute sell out UK tours, Edinburgh Fringe and West End runs. Ages 12+

World-renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson, best known for his work in folk-rock group Fairport Convention, is on tour in celebration of his memoir ‘Beeswing’. See him perform works from his extensive back catalogue.

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Renowned for her hilarious one-liners and sassy attitude, the iconic Diva, TV personality, and meme queen is set to take over the country this October with her live tour.

Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, Lee Memphis King, faithfully recreates the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ in this lavish production. Featuring authentic costumes, large screen projection and full live band, this is the largest Elvis show to tour UK and international theatres.

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NO SUCH THING AS A FISH

The UK’s top podcast is back on the road! Every show will feature a live recording plus a first half stuffed to the gills with facts, comedy, and two years’ worth of pent-up nerdery.

SING-A-LONG-A THE GREATEST SHOWMAN

Look out ‘cause here it comes. Sing-a-long-a brings you the latest smash hit film musical with lyrics on screen that everyone can’t stop singing! Join our live host as you sing, learn some new dance moves and have fun using your free prop bag. Ages 5+

SAT 6 NOV 8PM | OPERA HOUSE

MON 29 NOV 7PM | OPERA HOUSE

TICKETS FROM £27.40

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ALAN CARR REGIONAL TRINKET

80s LIVE

TUE 30 NOV – WED 1 DEC 8PM | OPERA HOUSE

THU 2 DEC 7.30PM | OPERA HOUSE

TICKETS FROM £29.40

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Alan’s back on the road with a brand new stand-up show Regional Trinket. From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since Alan’s last tour four years ago, including Alan. Ages 14+ ‘SHEER ENTERTAINMENT.’ – Evening Standard

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You’ve made it through the wilderness, somehow, you’ve made it through and now we’re never gonna give you up! Get ready as we bring you the biggest 80s party show to tour the UK!

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THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

NINA CONTI THE DATING SHOW

Back on a new mission to bring you the greatest movie anthems of all time, and all the much loved Blues Brothers classics, with a ton of surprises and lots of lunacy. You’ll dance, you’ll sing, you’ll have the time of your life.

The British Comedy Award-winning queen of ventriloquism has stormed TV and theatres across the globe, all without moving her lips! And in her ‘gut-bustlingly funny’ (Telegraph) new show she’s turning match-maker. ★★★★★ ‘NINA CONTI IS A GENIUS’ – Daily Mirror.

FRI 3 DEC 7.30PM | OPERA HOUSE

SAT 8 JAN 7.30PM | OPERA HOUSE

TICKETS FROM £13

TICKETS FROM £28.90

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Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / Entertainment One UK Ltd 2003

ROSS NOBLE HUMOURNOID

What happens when pure comedy takes human form? Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see it. This is it. Ages 15+

PEPPA PIG’S BEST DAY EVER!

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to be going on a special13/02/2020 day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Packed full of songs, games and laughter – it’s going to be her best day ever!

SUN 30 JAN 8PM | OPERA HOUSE

FRI 18 FEB 4PM, SAT 19 FEB 10AM, 12PM & 4PM

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OPERA HOUSE | TICKETS FROM £18.15

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August

Mon 23 – Sat 28 The Woman In Black

September

7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat)

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage

7.30pm (Tue – Fri) 5pm & 8.30pm (Sat)

Tue 5 – Sat 9

Heathers The Musical

Mon 11 – Sat 16

Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical Bedknobs and Broomsticks

7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 7.30pm 2.30pm (Wed & Sat) 7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 2pm (Sun) 7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat)

Tue 28 – Sat 2 Oct

October

Tue 19 – Sun 24

Mon 25 – Sat 30 Hairspray The Musical

November

Mon 8 – Sat 13

Hairspray The Musical

Mon 15 – Tue 16 Riverdance – The New 25th Anniversary Show Mon 22 – White Christmas Sat 4 Dec

December

Wed 8 – Sat 1 Jan 2022

March 2022 Tue 1 – Sat 5

7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 7.30pm 2.30pm (Tue) 7.30pm 2.30pm (Wed & Sat)

The Book of Mormon

See website for times.

9 to 5 the Musical

7.30pm 2.30pm (Wed, Thu & Sat) Thu 3 Mar 7.30pm

Audio Described Signed Performance

Relaxed Performance

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August

Adam Kay – This is Going to Hurt The Rocky Horror Show

7.30pm (Fri) 8pm (Sat) 8pm (Tue – Thu) 4.30pm & 8.30pm (Fri & Sat) 4pm (Sun)

Bat Out Of Hell

7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) Thu 23 Sep 7.30pm

Tue 5 – Sat 9

Rock of Ages

Mon 11 – Sat 23

Grease

Sun 24 Mon 25 – Sat 30

Gemma Collins The Cat and The Canary

Sun 31

Richard Thompson

7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) Wed 20 Oct 7.30pm Thu 21 Oct 7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 7pm

Fri 20 & Sat 21 Tue 24 – Sun 29

September

Wed 8 – Sat 25

October

November Fri 5

Sat 6 Mon 8 – Sat 20

One Night of Elvis – Lee 'Memphis' King No Such Thing As A Fish Waitress

Wed 24 – Sun 28 Gangsta Granny

Mon 29 Tue 30 – Wed 1 Dec

December

Sing-a-long-a The Greatest Showman Alan Carr – Regional Trinket

7.30pm 8pm 7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat) 7pm (Wed – Sat) 1.30pm (Thu) 10.30am (Fri) 2pm (Sat) 11am & 3pm (Sun) 7pm 8pm

80s Live The Chicago Blues Brothers – A Night At The Movies Aladdin

7.30pm 7.30pm

Nina Conti – The Dating Show Moscow City Ballet presents Swan Lake Moscow City Ballet presents The Nutcracker Ross Noble: Humournoid

7.30pm 7.30pm

Fri 18 & Sat 19

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Mon 28 – Sat 5 Mar

Footloose

4pm (Fri) 10am, 12pm & 4pm (Sat) 7.30pm 2.30pm (Thu & Sat)

Thu 2 Fri 3

Sat 11 – Sun 2 Jan 2022

January 2022 Sat 8 Thu 20 – Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 30

February

April Thu 7 Fri 8 Sat 9

See website for times. Wed 15 Jan 7pm Thu 16 Jan 1pm Thu 16 Jan 7pm

7.30pm 2.30pm 8pm

Ellen Kent’s Tosca 4.30pm Ellen Kent’s Carmen 7.30pm Ellen Kent’s Madama Butterfly 7.30pm

For more shows please look through your What’s On guide or visit ATGTICKETS.COM/Manchester


Photography by Phil Tragen

LEARN. CREATE. PERFORM. ENJOY. Watch this space for our much-loved programme of events – coming to Manchester soon. We’re delighted to be able to raise our curtain and welcome you back. And, while you enjoy our packed season of shows from the comfort of our auditorium, we’re working behind the scenes on a new programme of workshops, events, tours and courses that’ll get your creative juices flowing.

Photography by Ian Watson

Whether you attend our workshops as part of a school group visit, as a young person or as an adult, our Creative Learning programmes have been tailored with you in mind. We’re here to bring out your passions for the theatre, music and the arts in general; whether your interest lies in performing or creating, or you’re fascinated with the technical side of the theatre and what goes on behind the scenes, our Creative Learning specialists are onhand to show you the ropes. Look out for the following activities coming soon: • Q&A, Tours & Talks • Show ‘Uncovered’ Events • Careers Insight Events • Workshops & Masterclasses • Teacher Resource Packs & CPD

Watch this space and look out for further details. To find out more about how to get involved, email us at HeadCLCP@theambassadors.com All activities are subject to availability and may change without notice.

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PLAN YOUR VISIT We are easy to find and for information on parking, pre-theatre drinks and hospitality please visit; ATGTICKETS.COM/Manchester Palace Theatre 97 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT Opera House 3 Quay Street, Manchester M3 3HP

TICKET PRICES Based on the popularity of a performance and ticket availability, prices can change at any point during the show’s on-sale period. Due to the varying nature of our shows and their set design, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times. For the most up-to-date information please check online, call or visit our Box Office. ATG TheatreCard, group ticket prices and any special offers, are subject to availability and can change or be withdrawn at any time. Family tickets are for 4 people with a maximum of 2 adults. ATG TheatreCard offers are for a maximum of 4 tickets per card on selected seats, prices and performances. atgtickets.com/theatre-card-terms-and-conditions CHILDREN No child under 5 admitted to venue except where stated at time of booking. All under 16s must be accompanied by an adult and supervised at all times. There must be 1 adult for every 10 children. Children under 18 months shall be admitted free of charge and will only be admitted to shows they may attend (children’s shows and pantomime only). Children (18 months – 15 years incl) require full ticket price if no child concessions available at time of booking.

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If you have additional requirements or require specific seats, then please ask one of our friendly team when you book your tickets.

For our deaf and hard of hearing customers, please use our Type Talk service. Type Talk: 18001 0844 871 7677 (textphone user) Type Talk: 18002 0844 871 7677 (hearing person)

This brochure is also available in audio format or large print. To request a copy please call our Access Booking Line. We are only able to accept access bookings on any of the above numbers. Please refer to our website and Buy Your Tickets information, for general bookings and enquiries. CONDITIONS OF SALE Our full terms and conditions are available online atgtickets.com/terms-and-conditions INFORMATION ABOUT FEES Up to £1.50 from each ticket sold is used for the upkeep and improvements to your theatre. We spend this wisely to give you the best experience possible, provide equal access for everyone and offer creative learning opportunities in local communities across the UK. Additional fees may also apply where we sell tickets for non-ATG theatres, or for selected big name shows and performances. These additional fees may take the form of a per ticket booking fee and/or a one-off transaction fee. Please check our website for the most up-to-date ticket prices and fees. The information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to press. We reserve the right to make alterations to the published programme of events, their prices, concessions, offers and fees. SUSTAINABILITY We work to continuously improve our environmental performance and find solutions that reduce environmental impact, therefore this brochure is printed on responsibly sourced paper. Please continue to help the environment by recycling or passing onto a friend.

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