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SPRING 2012

THE WEST END SMASH-HIT COMES TO MANCHESTER! TUE 22 NOV - SAT 7 JAN

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WELCOME SPRING 2012 ‘MANCHESTER IS THE NUMBER 1 PLACE FOR MUSICALS TO HAPPEN BEFORE LONDON’ DAVE STEWART Ambassador Theatre Group is thrilled to announce, on the back of the success of Ghost The Musical, two brand new blockbuster productions launching in Manchester 2012. Manchester Gets It First is our campaign to showcase Manchester as the UK’s official city for launching theatre’s biggest and best World Premieres. Ghost The Musical was a roaring success which enjoyed a phenomenal run at the Opera House and is thrilling audiences every night in London. A new production will open on Broadway next March with other international productions already planned. As part of this initiative it is with great pleasure that ATG (producer of South Pacific, Legally Blonde & SPAMalot) together with Michael Rose Ltd (producer of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical & Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) bring you yet another landmark new musical, Monkee Business - The Musical. This brand new musical is packed with iconic hit songs from the sixties, zany ‘Austin-Powers’ style humour, dreamy romance and groovy adventure, which Manchester audiences will be able to enjoy before anywhere else in the world. Monkee Business - The Musical is a real feel-good night out for all ages and I am so pleased we are getting to share it with Manchester first.

PALACE THEATRE

OPERA HOUSE

DIRTY DANCING

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22 November - 7 January CINDERELLA

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3 – 31 December LORD OF THE DANCE

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2 – 8 January PANTOS ON STRIKE

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11 – 14 January ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

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24 - 28 January OLIVER!

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25 January - 10 March SAVE THE LAST

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DANCE FOR ME 27 February - 3 March SOUTH PACIFIC

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13 - 17 March CHICAGO

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19 - 24 March CALENDAR GIRLS

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19 - 24 March MONKEE BUSINESS

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29 March - 14 April THE PHANTOM

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OF THE OPERA

As if that wasn’t enough, the Opera House also welcomes Vampirette in May – a brand-new musical comedy which promises a night of classic songs and blood-curdling fun.

5 April - 19 May

This wonderful city is the ideal place for the original creative process necessary for developing large-scale new musicals like Monkee Business - The Musical or for showcasing new, exciting productions – it’s a city with the great foundation in music with knowledgeable and sophisticated audiences who love and understand fantastic theatre.

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MIDNIGHT TANGO

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23 - 28 April VAMPIRETTE

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4 - 19 May SPAMALOT

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21 - 26 May DANCING IN THE STREETS

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4 - 9 June GIRLS NIGHT

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5 - 9 June BLOOD BROTHERS

HOWARD PANTER ATG Joint Chief Executive & Creative Director

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18 - 30 June I DREAMED A DREAM

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19 - 23 June ONE NIGHT SHOWS

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PRICING

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THE WEST END SMASH-HIT COMES TO MANCHESTER!

PALACE THEATRE

‘THE BIGGEST LIVE THEATRE SENSATION OF ALL TIME’ THE OBSERVER

Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensationally sexy dancing. Seen by millions across the globe this worldwide smash-hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do You Love Me? and the heart stopping I’ve Had The Time Of My Life!

‘SMASH HIT MUSICAL GIVES US ALL THE TIME OF OUR LIVES’ BRISTOL EVENING POST

★★★★ ‘DESPERATE TO SEE IT AGAIN AND AGAIN’ EVENING STANDARD

★★★★

TUE 22 NOV 2011 SAT 7 JAN 2012 Mon - Thu eves 7.30pm Fri 5pm & 8.30pm Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm Extra Christmas Performances No performances 25th Dec & 1st Jan 2012 TICKETS £19.50 - £48.50 (Premium seats from £75) ATG THEATRE CARD Tue 22 Nov 2 for 1 (Subject to allocation availability)

SIGNED PERFS Tue 29 Nov 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Wed 4 Jan 7.30pm CAPTIONED PERF Sat 7 Jan 2.30pm C G S Details page 35

‘SEXY, SENSUOUS, RAUNCHY’ THE INDEPENDENT

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MAKE SURE YOU DON’T MISS OUT ON OUR FASTEST SELLING PANTO EVER

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SAT 3 - SAT 31 DEC 2011

The most magical fairytale of them all comes alive on The Opera House stage in the fun-filled family Panto extravaganza, Cinderella. Everyone’s favourite TV star Louie Spence star of Sky TV’s Pineapple Dance Studios and Louie Spence’s Showbusiness, heads a sensational cast as the Prince’s loyal and slightly outrageous servant Dandini. Emmerdale’s Suzanne Shaw joins Louie as the beautiful Cinderella and back by popular demand, comedian Tam Ryan returns as the cheeky but lovable Buttons. With an all-star cast, Cinderella features a glittering combination of everything a traditional pantomime could wish for. With boo-able Ugly Sisters, sparkling sets, gorgeous fairytale costumes and real Shetland ponies, fun and laughter is guaranteed for all.

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FAMILY TICKET thereafter £5 off excluding Family Ticket for between 3 to 6 Sat eve performances people (Max 2 adults). All seats £17 GROUPS CONCESSIONS GENERAL CONCESSIONS GROUPS 10+ Senior citizens / Reg. Unemployed / £5 discount off top three prices Students / Children £3 Discount GROUPS 20+ off top three prices £5.00 discount off top three prices, plus one free ticket SENIOR CITIZENS GROUPS 50+ Best available seats at all £7 discount off top three prices, matinees £11 plus 3 free tickets SCHOOL GROUPS GROUPS 100+ 10+ tickets for £8.50 with 1 £8 discount off top three prices, teacher free in every 10 plus 5 free tickets ATG THEATRE CARD HOLDERS Discounts are not applicable from 2 for 1 on Tue 6th Dec 7pm Sat 17 – Sat 31 Dec performances

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TICKETS £15 - £25 (Premium seats £30) SIGNED PERFS Fri 9 Dec 2.30pm & 7pm C G S F Details page 35

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THE MYTH, THE MAGIC, THE EXPERIENCE

OPERA HOUSE

‘IRRESISTIBLE’ THE TIMES

‘GENIUS!’ THE TIMES

‘STUNNING!’ IRISH TIMES

Since its world premiere, Lord Of The Dance has become the most talked about, the most written about and the most acclaimed show in musical history. It has gone on to receive unparalleled accolades and has broken theatrical records everywhere. With more than 150,000 taps, this new production of the Irish dance spectacular promises to wow British audiences yet again with its breathtaking footwork and dazzling music.

‘FASCINATING, REWARDING AND ABOVE ALL, ENTERTAINING’ NEW YORK POST 8

‘A SHOWPIECE EXTRAVAGANZA’ LA TIMES MON 2 - SUN 8 JAN Mon - Sun eves 8pm Thu, Sat & Sun mats 2.30pm TICKETS £26 - £39.50 C G S Details page 35

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STRICTLY ADULTS ONLY!

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‘A BLAST FROM START TO FINISH AND PERFECT FOR ALL THOSE YOUNG AT HEART’ THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

‘THE THEATRE ROCKED WITH PEOPLE HAVING A GOOD TIME’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

‘A WONDERFULLY DISRESPECTFUL, IRREVERENT AND FUNNY COUPLE OF HOURS’ DAILY POST NORTH WALES

WED 11 - SAT 14 JAN Wed & Thu 7.30pm Fri & Sat 4.30pm & 8.30pm TICKETS £18.50 - £27.50 (Premium seats £32.50)

Attention grown up boys and girls, it’s back by public demand! Evil King Foo has kidnapped Princess Crystal so all of your favourite Panto characters have gone out on strike. But who can save this fairy tale world? Step forward Panto hero Jonny Wilkes and his less than enthusiastic side-kick Paddy McGuinness to the rescue. The odds are stacked against them but with the help of a whole host of Panto characters, they’ll try their best. Pantos on Strike - the original, side-splitting, rip-roaring comedy show returns after a sell out run last year. But be warned - the adult only humour will bring out the big kid in all of you! ‘CROSS-DRESSING DWARVES, A LESS-THAN-PURE SNOW WHITE AND A SCRIPT FILLED WITH INNUENDOES AND ADULT MATERIAL, THE AUDIENCE LAPPED IT UP’ LANCASHIRE TELEGRAPH

ATG THEATRE CARD Half price on Wed 11 Jan thereafter £5 off excluding Sat eve perf (offer includes Premium seats) GROUPS 10+ £5 discount off top three prices GROUPS 20+ £5 discount off top three prices, plus one free ticket GROUPS 50+ £7 discount off top three prices, plus three free tickets C G Details page 35

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ROLL ON UP, SEE THE MAIN ATTRACTION, GET YOUR MONEY READY, LET’S TAKE A RIDE

OPERA HOUSE

‘BEST NEW WEST END MUSICAL 2010’ WHAT’S ON STAGE NOMINATION

TUE 24 - SAT 28 JAN Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £17.50 - £33.50 (Premium seats from £32)

Following a record breaking West End season at the Garrick Theatre where it was nominated for Best New West End Musical 2010 by ‘What’s On Stage’ David Essex and Boogie Nights creator Jon Conway invite you to a rollercoaster ride of a musical, underscored by a helter-skelter of David Essex hits such as: Winter’s Tale, Hold Me Close, Gonna Make You A Star, Me And My Girl Nightclubbing, Silver Dream Machine, and Rock On. Inspired by David’s album, All The Fun Of The Fair, David plays fun fair owner Levi Lee, recently widowed and father of a rebellious teenage son. Like father like son, they’ll take you for a ride. Danger and mysticism lurk in the future, as predicted by the gypsy fortune teller who is in love with Levi. Dodgems and motorbikes, crafty cons and candy floss, fairground horses and fights, along with romance and rock and roll mean you’re sure to go on a rollercoaster of a ride, but beware, all is not always fun at the fair! ‘IT’S A GREAT NIGHT OUT’ SIMON BATES - RADIO LEGEND www.allthefunofthefairmusical.com 10

Photo by Paul Marc Mitchell

ATG THEATRE CARD Half price tickets Tue 24 Jan - thereafter £4 off GROUPS 10+ £5 off top two prices, £3 off third price GROUPS 20+ £6 off top two prices and £3 off third price plus 1 in 20 goes free SCHOOL GROUPS Best available £10.50 plus 1 teacher goes free with every 10 pupils (Tue & Wed eve and Wed mat perfs) STUDENTS/SENIOR CITIZENS Best available seats £12.50 - Wed Matinee Performance C G Details page 35

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Just look at the fantastic per ticket savings you can make when booking a group. CALENDAR GIRLS £5 off top three prices CHICAGO £7 off top three prices BLOOD BROTHERS £6 off top three prices MIDNIGHT TANGO £5 off top three prices VAMPIRETTE Best available seats for groups 10+ £18 All offers are subject to terms and conditions and availability.

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CONSIDER YOURSELF INVITED TO THIS CLASSIC MUSICAL

PALACE THEATRE

WED 25 JAN - SAT 10 MAR Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu, Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm Additional matinee Wed 7 Mar TICKETS £18.50 - £50 (Premium seats from £53.50)

Following a sell-out run in London’s West End, Cameron Mackintosh’s fabulous new production, one of the most beloved British musicals ever, Oliver! Is coming to Manchester for a strictly limited run. Bringing vividly to life Dickens’ timeless characters with its ever-popular story of the boy who asked for more, Lionel Bart’s sensational score includes Food Glorious Food, Consider Yourself, You’ve Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two, I’d Do Anything, Oom Pah Pah, As Long As He Needs Me and many more. Oliver! stars Neil Morrissey as Fagin, Samantha Barks as Nancy and Iain Fletcher as Bill Sikes. It’s a must see for all families.

‘OLIVER! IS A SMASH HIT’ EVENING STANDARD

‘MORE OOM-PAH-PAH THAN EVER! ASTOUNDING ENTERTAINMENT’ MAGIC FM

ATG THEATRE CARD Half price tickets Wed 25 & Thu 26 Jan performances GROUPS 10+ £5 discount off top three prices GROUPS 20+ £7.50 discount off top three prices SCHOOL GROUPS 10+ tickets for £15 Grand Tier only, Tue Eve & Thu Mats GENERAL CONCESSION £5 discount CHILDREN £5 off Discounts are not applicable on 13 - 19 Feb perfs. Concessions available Tue - Thu. (All concessions are strictly limited to allocation availability)

SIGNED PERFS Tue 28 Feb 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Tue 21 Feb 7.30pm CAPTIONED PERF Sat 3 Mar 2.30pm C G S F Details page 35

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FUN FAMILY ADVENTURE

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By Roald Dahl Adapted by David Wood We present Roald Dahl’s amazing story about a young boy who makes a marvellous new medicine to cure his grandmother of her terrifying temper. Ahoy there me Hearties! Peppa Pig and her friends are going on a treasure hunt and need your help! Peppa, George and Danny Dog are up to fun and games on a day out on Grandad Dog’s boat. Help them, with Pedro Pony, Polly Parrot and Zoe Zebra to follow the clues and find their treasure as they all enjoy a day of adventure. Following the incredible sell-out success of Peppa Pig’s Party, Peppa is back with a brand new show featuring true to life puppets, perfect singalong songs and a new story that will charm and delight all her fans. Full sail! Ahoy! Arrrrr!

But when his grandmother drinks his special new potion, the most incredible things start to happen. And George’s adventure has just begun! The Birmingham Stage Company is back on tour with a brand new adaptation of one of Roald Dahl’s funniest and most exciting stories. It follows the company’s acclaimed productions of Horrible Histories and Danny The Champion Of The World.

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TICKETS £10.50 & £15.50 WED 15 - THU 16 FEB 10am, 1pm, 4pm TICKETS £13.50 & £15.50 FAMILY TICKET £54 CHILDREN £2 off C Details page 35

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ATG THEATRE CARD Best available £11

SENIOR CITIZENS Best available £11 SCHOOL GROUPS £7 with one teacher or accompanying adult free with every 10 children FAMILY TICKET £44 (4 people at least 2 children)


FROM THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS BILL KENWRIGHT AND LAURIE MANSFIELD PRESENT

A BRAND-NEW MUSICAL FULL OF 60s CLASSIC HITS

OPERA HOUSE

Songs include

A Teenager in Love Sweets For My Sweet Turn Me Loose Here I Go Again Viva Las Vegas Little Sister His Latest Flame Suspicion Can’t Get Used to Losing You Save the Last Dance For Me and many more

BY LAURENCE MARKS & MAURICE GRAN FEATURING THE HITS OF POMUS & SHUMAN AND MANY MORE! Save The Last Dance For Me will take you back through the music and magic of the early 60s, a time when each passing week brought another classic rock ’n’ roll track. Featuring songs from the legendary hit-writing duo Pomus and Shuman. This nostalgic, feel-good musical journey will transport you back to music’s golden era as we follow two teenage sisters, Jennifer and Marie, through the summer of 1963. Full of freedom and high spirits they embark on a family holiday to the coast and a traditional seaside town. The young siblings soon discover much more than just sea and sand when they meet a handsome American airman, who invites them to a dance at the nearby United States Air Force base. But young love and holiday romance is never that simple and the sisters soon realise that while the world around them is still watching itself in black and white, life and love can be much more colourful. 16

MON 27 FEB - SAT 3 MAR Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £12 - £29.50 (Premium seats £35) ATG THEATRE CARD Half price tickets Tue 28 Feb, thereafter £5 off top 3 prices all perfs

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ELLEN KENT RETURNS

RUSSIAN CLASSICAL BALLET AT ITS BEST

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DEREK BLOCK & BLACKBURN INTERNATIONAL PROUDLY PRESENT TWO ELLEN KENT PRODUCTIONS

FEATURING THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED UKRAINIAN NATIONAL OPERA OF KHARKIV

MADAMA BUTTERFLY Back by overwhelming public demand, Ellen Kent’s award-winning opera returns, with exquisite sets and spectacular costumes. Puccini’s Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant - with dramatic results.

LA TRAVIATA The love story that gripped Paris. A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century, La dame aux Camelias. Highlights include the Brindisi, the duet Un Di Felice and Violetta’s haunting aria Addio Del Passato.

With handpicked soloists, a highly-praised chorus, and full orchestra. These productions will be sung in Italian with English subtitles.

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MOSCOW CITY BALLET WITH THE MOSCOW CITY BALLET ORCHESTRA

Romeo And Juliet

Probably the world’s best-known love story, Romeo And Juliet is set to Prokofiev’s dramatic score, a masterpiece of 20th century music. All the hustle and bustle of Renaissance Verona is brought to life in this powerful production.

Swan Lake

Set to Tchaikovsky’s sublime score, Swan Lake is a flawless production with a stunning demonstration of precision, artistry and sheer grace. You will be moved by this fable which follows the fate of Prince Siegfried and the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette. Romeo and Juliet THU 15 & FRI 16 MAR 7.30pm Swan Lake SAT 17 MAR 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Madama Butterfly FRI 9 MAR La Traviata SAT 10 MAR 7.30pm

TICKETS £31 (Premium seats £36)

TICKETS £15 - £43 GROUPS 10+ Call 0844 871 3038 £10 off top 3 prices G F S Details page 35

ATG THEATRE CARD £3 off per ticket

CHILDREN £15 tickets when accompanying adult (top price only) C G S Details page 35


‘IF YOU DON’T ALREADY HAVE A TICKET, PURCHASE ONE IMMEDIATELY!’ DAILY MAIL

WINNER OF 7 TONY AWARDS! RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S

PALACE THEATRE

STARRING

ALEX FERNS (DONMAR’S GUYS AND DOLLS)

DANIEL KOEK (WEST SIDE STORY)

MATTHEW CAMMELLE (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA)

★★★★★ ‘FAULTLESS’ DAILY MAIL

DIRECTED BY BARTLETT SHER Direct from a sell out season at London’s Barbican, this five star critically acclaimed production collecting standing ovations every night triumphantly returns to Manchester Palace Theatre for 1 week only. This breathtaking Lincoln Center Theater international hit landmark musical with a cast and live orchestra of 50, is not to be missed. Considered one of the finest musicals ever written, the score includes Some Enchanted Evening, I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame.

Supported by

In association with

TUE 13 - SAT 17 MAR Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £19.50 - £42 (Premium seats £44.50 & £47) ATG THEATRE CARD Half price Tue 13 Mar thereafter £5 off Wed & Thu GROUPS 10+ £5 off top 3 prices GROUPS 20+ £6 off top 3 prices GROUPS 50+ £7 off top 3 prices, plus 2 free tickets SCHOOL GROUPS Best Available £16 with 1 in 10 free (Mon, Tue eve & Wed mat, Grand Tier only)

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THE SEXY, SASSY WEST END SMASH HIT RETURNS

PALACE THEATRE

‘STILL THE SEXIEST, MOST SENSATIONAL MUSICAL’ SUNDAY EXPRESS ‘MURDER, GREED, CORRUPTION, EXPLOITATION, ADULTERY AND TREACHERY - ALL THOSE THINGS WE HOLD NEAR AND DEAR TO OUR HEARTS.’ So begins the international award winning musical, Chicago. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth-talking lawyer, Billy Flynn.

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MON 19 - SAT 24 MAR Mon - Thu eves 7.30pm Fri & Sat 5pm & 8.30pm TICKETS £13.50 - £35 (Premium seats £35)

Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle. With 6 Tony, 2 Olivier, 1 Grammy, 2 Bafta and 6 Academy Awards, Chicago truly is ‘THE SHARPEST, SLICKEST SHOW ON THE BLOCK’ THE TIMES

ATG THEATRE CARD Half price tickets on Mon 19 Mar

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it.

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THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON BACK FOR THE FINAL TIME!

Calendar

Girls by Tim Firth

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The original Calendar Girl

MISS LYNDA BELLINGHAM returns to the show with

CAMILLA DALLERUP as Miss May

JAN HARVEY as Miss February

SUE HOLDERNESS as Miss September

DEENA PAYNE as Miss July

LISA RILEY as Miss November

JUNE WATSON as Miss January and

RUTH MADOC as Miss March with

KEVIN SACRE as the photograper and

JOE McGANN as John

MON 19 - SAT 24 MAR Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £13.50 - £29.50 Following an award winning West End run and a sell out, record breaking week at the Palace Theatre, Calendar Girls is coming back for the very last time. A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon when they persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference! Based on an inspiring true story and the smash hit film. Calendar Girls is quirky, poignant and hilarious. Last time, Calendar Girls sold out in Manchester before it even opened, so don’t miss out and book today for the show the Mail on Sunday called, ‘MARVELLOUS THEATRE, GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU LAUGH, CRY & COME OUT SINGING JERUSALEM!’ Photograph by John Swannell

ATG THEATRE CARD £7.50 off Mon 19 Mar GROUPS 6+ £3 off top three prices GROUPS 10+ £4 off top three prices GROUPS 20+ £5 off top three prices with 1 in every 20 tickets free G Details page 35

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WORLD PREMIERE - BRAND NEW MUSICAL MICHAEL ROSE LTD & THE AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP present

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PRIOR TO WEST END

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FEA TUR THE ING HI SON GS F T THE R MON OM KEE S

Following the phenomenal success of the world premiere of Ghost The Musical, Manchester is proud to present Monkee Business, a landmark new musical which swings into town as part of Manchester Gets it First, our dedicated scheme for showcasing Manchester as the UK’s official city for launching theatre’s biggest and best world premieres. Monkee Business follows four young lads who, with the help of a few sexy Russian spies, nonsensical nuns and the odd tambourine, unwittingly get caught in the most madcap adventure even Austin Powers would be proud of. With a hilarious mix of groovy adventure, dreamy romance and zany comedy, Monkee Business is the ultimate feel-good musical featuring hit after hit including

I’M A BELIEVER, LAST TRAIN TO CLARKSVILLE, MY BOY LOLLIPOP, YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME, and the smash hit DAYDREAM BELIEVER alongside many more iconic songs from the swinging sixties.

WHO AND THE B HE OLD T HE OUTS D N T LES A NES BEAT G STO N I L L RO INED COMB MANCHESTER

GETS IT

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MANCHESTER THU 29 MAR - SAT 14 APR GETS Mon - Sat IT eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

1ST

TICKETS £18.50 - £45 (Premium seats £49.50) MANCHESTER ATG THEATRE CARD GETS Half price IT tickets Thu 29 Mar £6 off thereafter Mon – Thu GROUPS 10+ £5 off Mon – Thu GROUPS 20+ £6 off Mon – Thu GROUPS 50+ £7 off Mon – Thu FAMILY TICKET (4 people) £5 off Mon- Thu SENIOR CITIZEN Best Available £20 SCHOOL GROUPS Best Available £15 Gallery Mon – Wed GENERAL CONCESSION £5 off Mon – Thu

1ST

0844 871 3018 (bkg fee) www.atgtickets.com/manchester The use of Songs is by arrangement with Screen Gems – EMI Music Limited and EMI Music Publishing Limited

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THE SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION

PALACE THEATRE

WINNER OF OVER 60 MAJOR THEATRE AWARDS, INCLUDING 7 TONYS ON BROADWAY & 3 OLIVIER AWARDS IN THE WEST END. SEEN IN 145 CITIES IN 27 COUNTRIES AND PLAYED TO OVER 130 MILLION PEOPLE. THU 5 APR - SAT 19 MAY Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success The Phantom of the Opera will be unveiled at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in February 2012 before arriving at Manchester Palace Theatre as part of a national tour. With a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor, director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall and with new choreography by Scott Ambler. Lighting design is by Paule Constable and sound design by Mick Potter. The production is overseen by Cameron Mackintosh and Matthew Bourne.

TICKETS £21 - £53 (Premium seats £56) ATG THEATRE CARD £5 off Premium Seats Thu 5 & Fri 6 April GROUPS 10+ £5 off per ticket SCHOOL GROUPS Best Available £18.50 Grand Tier only (Mon, Tue eves & Thu mat only) GENERAL CONCESSION £3.50 off top 2 prices SIGNED PERFS Thu 26 Apr 7.30pm AUDIO DESCRIBED PERF Wed 2 May 7.30pm CAPTIONED PERF Sat 12 May 2.30pm C G S Details page 35

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A DAZZLING EVENING OF DANCE – NOT TO BE MISSED!

OPERA HOUSE

PRESENTED BY ARLENE PHILLIPS AND ADAM SPIEGEL

THE STARS OF STRICTLY COME DANCING IN THE THEATRICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

★★★★★ ‘EXPLOSIVE AND PASSIONATE’ WHATSONSTAGE.COM

TUE 17 - SAT 21 APR Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £14.50 - £35.50 (Premium seats £35.50)

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have dazzled television audiences for six series of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing with their stunning Tango routines. And now they’re back by incredible popular demand with Midnight Tango – a breathtaking evening bringing all the drama, sensuality and elegance of this most exciting of dance forms to life. Vincent and Flavia’s mesmerising choreography and fiery chemistry command the floor with explosive tango routines, gravity-defying moves and featherlight footwork. Set in a late night bar in downtown Buenos Aires and featuring some of the finest Tango dancers in the world and live music, Midnight Tango, takes you on a journey into a heart of this intoxicating city. As danger and excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and passion all combine – this is a spectacular and explosive evening not to be missed! www.midnighttango.co.uk 24

www.midnighttango.co.uk Production photography by Manuel Harlan

ATG THEATRE CARD Half price tickets Tue 17 Apr on top 3 prices, thereafter £6 off top 3 prices Wed – Thu perfs & Sat mat GROUPS 10+ £5 off plus 1 in 20 free on top 3 prices SENIOR CITIZENS Best Available seats £16 ,Thu mat INDIVIDUALS EARLY BOOKING OFFER £5 off top 3 ticket prices, if booked and paid by 30 December GROUPS EARLY BOOKING OFFER £10 off top 3 prices - if booked and paid for by 30 December C G Details page 35

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THE MUST SEE INTERNATIONAL HIT SHOW STARRING GARETH GATES

GARETH GATES STARS IN THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL AN ALL - NEW PRODUCTION IN THE UK FOR SUMMER, 2012! The legendary musical is back, one of the most revered celebratory shows of all-time, featuring a host of stunning hits including Aquarius, Hair, Let The Sunshine In and many, many more. The message in Hair remains as potent as it ever was, in a world which stands still in terms of political aggression, Hair is the musical that stands up for freedom, peace, love and selfexpression, all backed by one of the most thrilling rock soundtracks ever conceived. Gareth Gates stars, fresh from his superb performance as Marius in Les Miserables both on tour and in London. He remains a pop star and actor with an enduring charm and a huge following, as 3.5m record sales world-wide testify! Award-winning director Gary Lloyd directs and choreographs this brand new production. Gary is of course the director/ choreographer of the huge hit Thriller Live in the West End and has recently directed/choreographed 20th Century Boy - The Story of Marc Bolan, X Factor, American Idols Live and Peter Andre’s Accelerate Tour 2010, alongside a host of huge theatrical hits. Minimum suggested age 16+, contains nudity.

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MON 23 - SAT 28 APR Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 - £35 (Premium seats £45) ATG THEATRE CARD Half price tickets Mon 23 Apr, thereafter £5 off top 3 prices Tue – Thu GROUPS 10+ £6 off top 3 prices (Mon – Thu) STUDENTS Best available for £20 Mon, Tue eve & Wed mat GENERAL CONCESSION £5 off top 3 prices Mon – Thu

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WORLD PREMIERE

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Songs include

California Girls I’ve Got You Under My Skin Anything Goes Come Fly With Me Total Eclipse of the Heart and many more

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Premiering at the Manchester Opera House, as part of Manchester Get it First, Vampirette is a fang-tastic brand new musical that gives you a lite nite bite of blood curdling fun. Life sucks when you’re young – but try being a vampire too, it’s a real pain in the neck! Vampi isn’t your typical vampire, she dreams of a normal life; boys, fashion – having a reflection! But she soon shows us that just because you’re undead doesn’t mean you can’t have a life! This spooktakular musical will have you vamping it up in the aisles with romantic ballads, classic pop and rock anthems including California Girls, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Anything Goes and the show stopping Total Eclipse of the Heart. You’ll go batty at this wickedly funny new musical. 26

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ATG THEATRE CARD Half price tickets Wed 9 May, MANCHESTER thereafter £5 off Mon - Thu PREVIEW OFFER Half price tickets Fri 4 - Tue 8 May GROUPS 10+ £18 SCHOOL/YOUTH GROUPS 10+ £10 and 1 in 10 free for teachers – Mon, Tue eve and Wed mat SENIOR CITIZENS Best Available £15 Wed mat

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OPERA HOUSE

STARRING TODD

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Audiences across the land have been roused in chorus singing Always Look on the Bright Side of Life and roaring with laughter since Monty Python’s Spamalot by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, won the Tony Award for Best Musical.

NOW SEEN BY OVER A MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UK! Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and (the canc Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy (or h ealtehlled safet + possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings y) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. The show features the hilarious songs He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights Of The Round Table, Find Your Grail and of course the Nation’s Favourite Comedy Song ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE and features Eric Idle himself as God (see small print)*. Todd Carty aka Tucker, expert ice-skater and EastEnders stalwart stars as Patsy.

‘IRRESISTIBLE SILLINESS’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

‘I FELT I MIGHT ACTUALLY DIE OF LAUGHTER’ THE INDEPENDENT

MON 21 - SAT 26 MAY Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £12 - £34.50 (Premium Seats £35 & £45) ATG THEATRE CARD Half price on Mon 21 May thereafter £6 off top 2 prices , Tue – Thu & Sat mat GROUPS 10+ £5 off top 3 prices 20+ £6 off top 3 prices SCHOOLS £13 tickets Mon, Tue eve & Wed mat SENIOR CITIZENS Best available £17.50, Wed mat only STUDENTS Best Available £17.50, Grand tier, Mon eve only

0844 871 3018 (bkg fee) www.atgtickets.com/manchester Photos of previous cast © Manuel Harlan. *As a visual recording! As if we could afford to cart this God-like comic round the country!

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CALLING OUT AROUND THE WORLD...

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Classic hits include

I Heard It Through The Grapevine Baby Love My Girl Dancing in the Streets Shop Around Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours Please Mr Postman Reach Out I’ll Be There Stop In the Name of Love Up Tight (everything’s alright) Tears of a Clown Tracks of My Tears

MON 4 - SAT 9 JUN Mon - Thu eves 7.30pm Fri 5pm & 8.30pm Sat 4pm & 8pm

WITH A FULL SUPPORTING COMPANY OF SINGERS, DANCERS AND THE ‘DANCING IN THE STREETS’ BAND After wowing audiences all over the UK and spending three years in London’s West End, Dancing in the Streets is back! Experience the energy, the excitement, the emotion and the electricity of Motown in Ivor Novello Award-winning director Keith Strachan’s production of the hit show Dancing in the Streets, the spectacular celebration of classic music from the heart of the Motor City - Detroit! Motown was a prominent force in breaking down barriers around the world and equally as important, was responsible for producing some of the world’s most influential and enduring songs of the 20th century. The Dancing in the Streets company will re-create the energy, style and music of the stars of the Motown stable. Together they will certainly have you dancing in the aisles! 28

TICKETS £9 - £27 (Premium seats from £27) ATG THEATRE CARD Half price tickets Mon 4 Jun, thereafter £5 off GROUPS 10+ £3 off GROUPS 20+ £3 off plus 1 free GENERAL CONCESSION £2 discount EARLY BOOKING OFFER £3 off if booked and paid for before 10 Dec 2011

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A BRILLIANTLY FUNNY MUSICAL COMEDY

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‘A NON-STOP, LAUGH OUT LOUD MUSICAL COMEDY’ DERRY JOURNAL

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GILLIAN TAYLFORTH, KIM TAYLFORTH & REBECCA WHEATLEY Five life-long friends celebrate the past on a hilarious karaoke night out packed with girlie anthems including Dancing Queen, I Will Survive, It's Raining Men and many more. From Where the Heart Is writer, Louise Roche, this thoughtful, brilliantly funny and down-to-earth musical comedy follows five girlfriends on a riotous, cocktail-fuelled karaoke night out. You’ll recognise every one of them: Carol the party girl, eccentric Anita, Liza with her issues, boring Kate and gossipy Sharon. Real-life sisters Gillian Taylforth (EastEnders, The Bill) and Kim Taylforth (Bad Girls, London’s Burning) appear for the first time together on stage as sisters, alongside Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) in this hilarious new musical comedy jam-packed with anthems. Grab your girlfriends, your sisters and your workmates and prepare to laugh like never before!

TUE 5 - SAT 9 JUN Tue - Thu eves 7.30pm Fri 4.30pm & 8.30pm Sat 4pm & 8pm TICKETS £17.50 & £19.50 ATG THEATRE CARD £3.50 off per ticket OPENING NIGHT Best available £10 GROUPS 10+ £10 SENIOR CITIZENS £10 Midweek Special

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‘GRITTY, GRIPPING, SUPERB. IT’S A MUST!’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

OPERA HOUSE

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‘DAZZLING’ SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

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‘GLORIOUS’ CBS NEWS

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MON 18 - SAT 30 JUN Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with tragic consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi award-winning Blood Brothers and Bill Kenwright’s production, having recently celebrated its 23rd phenomenal year in London, continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. No wonder Blood Brothers is now:

‘THE MUSICAL FOR ALL TIME’ EVENING STANDARD

‘EXHILARATING. ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN’ SUNDAY TIMES 30

TICKETS £12 - £29.50 (Premium seats £35) ATG THEATRE CARD Half price tickets Mon 18, thereafter £5 off top 2 prices & £3 off GROUPS 10+ £5 off top 2 prices GROUPS 50+ £6 off top 2 prices SCHOOL GROUPS Best avail £15, plus 1 in 10 free Mon, Tue eves & Thu mat SENIOR CITIZENS Best available £15 Thu mat GENERAL CONCESSION £3 off C G S Details page 35

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SUSAN BOYLE IS COMING TO MANCHESTER

SUSAN BOYLE WILL MAKE A GUEST APPEARANCE ON THE PALACE THEATRE STAGE IN THIS NEW MUSICAL THAT CHARTS HER EXTRAORDINARY STORY. Starring Elaine C Smith, best known as Mary Doll in BBC TV’s Rab C Nesbitt, the musical follows Susan Boyle’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to global icon and features signature songs from her multi-platinum selling albums. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing production featuring a special performance from Susan herself. This astounding musical will make you laugh and cry but most of all dream. If she can dare to dream so can you.

PALACE THEATRE

‘I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS MUSICAL TO HIT THE STAGE’ SUSAN BOYLE

TUE 19 - SAT 23 JUN Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm TICKETS £15 - £34 (Premium seats from £35) ATG THEATRE CARD Half Price tickets Tue 19 June, thereafter £5 off Tue & Thu SENIOR CITIZENS Best available £15 Wed mat GENERAL CONCESSION £5 off Tue - Thu perfs

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

AMERICAN ANTHEMS

TOUR OF DUTY

SUN 12 FEB 7.30pm TICKETS £20.50 & £22.50

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Like no other Elvis show, the remarkable tribute artist Lee ‘Memphis’ King will take you from the ’68 comeback special to the Vegas years accompanied by a big band. Lee was awarded the ultimate accolade of World Champion Elvis Tribute Artist and now he brings you the biggest Elvis show in the UK – a must-see for Elvis fans!

SAT 21 JAN 8pm TICKETS £20 C

Multi Award winning stand-up television and movie star, Omid Djalili is back on tour with his brand new comedy show. A firm favourite at the Edinburgh Festival with his legendary performances, Omid’s stand-up awards include; Time Out Award - for Best Stand Up and the EMMA Award.

This was a major comedy show featured on the BBC in the 90’s which launched the careers of the likes of Felix Dexter, Curtis Walker, Richard Blackwood, Meera Syal from Goodness Gracious Me. Karnak Entertainment create history by reuniting members of the original award winning cast for the first time ever!

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The Swedish supergroup’s greatest hits performed live with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in! With live singers on stage, a party bag for everyone, fancy dress, Dancing Queen competition, the big screen with lyrics and of course some of the best pop music you’ll ever hear. Sing-a-long-a ABBA is a really fun night out! 32

American Anthems in association with Harley-Davidson is back with their Hit Rock Musical that recaptures the memories of America’s most iconic music. Featuring a sensational cast and including songs such as Born to Run, Walking in Memphis, Bat Out of Hell, We Built This City, Living on a Prayer and many more. www.americananthems.co.uk

SING-A-LONG-A-ABBA THE REAL TRIBUTE MCCOY LIVE WED 15 FEB 7.30pm TICKETS £19

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Dave examines situations in life where words really don’t come easy. These include: parents explaining the facts of life, newspaper stories, adolescent chat-up lines, police speak and song lyrics. Throw in a Champion The Wonder Horse singalong and you have all the ingredients for a rich comedy casserole - a sort of Lexicon-Carne!


HOT OFF THE PRESS AND STRAIGHT FROM THE JUNGLE

CRISSY ROCK 13 FEB (OH)

OVER THE RAINBOW

THU 8 MAR 7.30pm TICKETS £20

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THE EVA CASSIDY STORY

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Over the Rainbow is a compelling award-winning musical, with a celebrity cast, telling the life story of Eva Cassidy. Following her life growing up in a musical family, to her first professional gig; and recording at Blues Alley with Chuck Brown, culminating in her poignant and tragic death.

CIRCUS OF HORRORS

THE DUBLINERS

TOMMY FLEMING

THE VENTRILOQUIST

WED 14 MAR 7.30pm TICKETS £18 - £23.50

SUN 18 MAR 7.30pm TICKETS £23 - £25

The Circus of Horrors is rockin’ and shockin’ with a fangtastic new show The Ventriloquist. With a brilliant and awe inspiring supporting cast The Circus of Horrors features some of the most bizarre and beautiful circus acts on earth featuring twisted contortionists, flying aerialists, demon dwarfs and sword swallowers.

The Dubliners’ contribution to the world of folk music is unparalleled. After an incredible forty-nine years of globetrotting they have never compromised through ever-changing musical fads. They are probably the best accident to happen to the world of folk music and contribute to it not only with their superb voices, but also with their exceptional talent.

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Join Beverley Callard (Coronation Street) and the Hormonal Housewives as they battle against weight gain, weight loss, mood swings, wine, PMS, men, going to the gym, waxing, stretch marks, men, chocolate, upper-lip hair, chocolate, men, chocolate and all the other joys of being a 21st Century girl!

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Fresh from her new TV series Psychic Sally On The Road on Sky Living, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic, Sally Morgan returns by overwhelming public demand. Sally brings her amazing abilities and her tremendous personality to the stage with a unique theatrical experience.

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HORMONAL HOUSEWIVES

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PSYCHIC SALLY ON THE ROAD

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Ireland’s best kept secret comes to the UK for the first time. Tommy brings his own beautiful interpretation of classic and contemporary songs such as Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Isle of Innisfree, Something Inside So Strong and many others you know and love.

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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

CIRQUE DU CIEL SHANGHI SUN 3 & MON 4 JUN 7.30pm TICKETS £19.50 - £24.50

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The No.1 Billboard Chart-topping album Thick As A Brick from 1972 will be played in its entirety, for the first time since its original tour, to commemorate it’s 40th anniversary. Performed as per the original recording, the show will include special guests alongside Ian’s band and incorporate video projections.

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SUN 22 APR 7.30pm TICKETS £25.50 - £28.50

CHUCKLE BROTHERS

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Ahoy there landlubbers! A vast behind and prepare to splice the main brace as the boys go on a full blown swash-buckling adventure at sea! Magic, mystery and mayhem are guaranteed. Fun and laughter for all the family and grandmother as well!

ShangHi is a marvellous two hour extravaganza featuring superb costumes, sets and lighting, and originally directed by Cirque du Soleil’s Guy Caron. It combines acrobatics, modern dance, original music, martial arts and many other Chinese elements in an adventure you will find amazing to believe and difficult to forget!

MY FIRST SLEEPING BEAUTY Sat 11am, 2pm & 5pm Sun 11am & 3pm TICKETS Adults £10 - £25 Children £8 - £20 F My First Sleeping Beauty is an enchanted world of castles and curses, forests and fairies, created especially for the whole family by award-winning choreographer Matthew Hart. Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous waltz-filled music includes the tune made famous as Once Upon a Dream in Disney’s version. Presented by ENB2, the My First… series brings children their first taste of the fantastical and magical world of ballet. ENB2 is a new touring company featuring graduating dancers of outstanding potential from English National Ballet School in performances produced by English National Ballet. ‘IT KEPT A THEATRE FULL OF SWEETIE CRUNCHING TOTS ENTHRALLED’ THE GUARDIAN ON THE SLEEPING BEAUTY

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