Passengers on a tram to MediaCityUK did a double take as mischief-maker The Grinch stepped aboard.
Those riding the tram fell victim to his playful ways with one passenger's journey soundtrack interrupted as her headphones were knocked away.
Following a sell-out 2019 tour that ends in Dublin this Saturday, Dolly Parton has announced that 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL will return for a second tour in 2020, visiting the Palace Theatre from 25-29 August. 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL continues to play at The Savoy Theatre in London’s West End where it is booking until May 2020.
Baz Luhrmann’s smash hit musical Strictly Ballroom is set to sweep audiences off their feet once more with the announcement of the new 2020/2021 tour, directed by dancer, choreographer and Britain’s favourite TV judge; the fab-u-lous Craig Revel Horwood. Foxtrotting to The Lowry next year, the show is based on the award-winning, global film phenomenon, ‘Strictly Ballroom’ that inspired the world to dance.
Mr Poppers Penguins, the smash hit theatre show, fresh from its West End and Off Broadway run, has now opened with a glittering press evening Waterside in Sale. Phenomenal puppetry and magical musical numbers wowed the full-house audience on Thursday 28 November as the show begins its month long run until 31 December.
A critically acclaimed hit in 2016, Charlene James’ powerful play CUTTIN’ IT which explores the physical and mental impact of FGM in the UK, receives a new production at the Royal Exchange from director Nicki Miles-Wildin. Urgent and sharply funny this award-winning play tells the story of teenagers Muna, popular and funny, and Iqra quiet, thoughtful…surviving. A cautious glance on a bus leads to a moment of unmistakable recognition - a painful secret ties these two Somali girls together and then rips them apart when ideas of tradition and ritual collide in a makeshift waiting room reeking of antiseptic and stale blood. Taking on the roles of Muna and Iqra are Asha Hassan and Hermon Berhane. This stunning contemporary play runs from 9 January – 1 February 2020 in the studio theatre at the Royal Exchange Theatre.
Mischief Theatre, the multi award-winning theatre company responsible for the worldwide smash hit 'The Play That Goes Wrong', return to The Lowry next week with 'Peter Pan Goes Wrong'. Opening on Tuesday 3 December and running until Saturday 7 December.
The Octagon's annual festive production is back and this year it is bigger and better than ever before!
First there was the novel, then Disney and even the Muppets have retold this classic pirate story but we are sure the Octagon's super fun musical version will beat them all!
The first ever stage adaptation of Grandpa’s Great Escape, the exhilarating number one bestselling children’s book by actor and comedian David Walliams, is to tour UK arenas this Christmas. The live version of the kids’ favourite, which has sold over two million copies around the world begins in Birmingham on 23 December. It will then visit London, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow before culminating in Liverpool on 4 January. Tickets on sale now.
Waterside in Sale, Trafford will be embracing the upcoming festive season with theatre, comedy, family shows, plus Cosgrove Hall Exhibition Frame by Frame. Waterside Gift Shop will be open selling stunning arts and crafts by local artists, and ‘Sup Bar will be serving a range of Christmassy drinks and snacks.
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH ANNOUNCE FULL CASTING FOR THE UK AND IRELAND TOUR OF THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce full casting for the UK and Ireland tour of the brilliant original production of The Phantom of the Opera, arriving at the Palace Theatre from 26 March – 30 May. Killian Donnelly will play ‘The Phantom’, Holly-Anne Hull ‘Christine Daaé’, Rhys Whitfield ‘Raoul’, Saori Oda ‘Carlotta Giudicelli’, Adam Linstead ‘Monsieur André’, Matt Harrop ‘Monsieur Firmin’, Francesca Ellis ‘Madame Giry’, Greg Castiglioni ‘Ubaldo Piangi’ and Ellie Young ‘Meg Giry’. At certain performances the role of ‘Christine Daaé’ will be played by Anouk Van Laake.
Cirque du Soleil is gliding into the UK with its coolest arena show yet – CRYSTAL. This one of a kind arena show blends circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take the audience on a journey into a whimsical frozen playground where stunning skating combined with jaw dropping acrobatic feats defy the imagination.
Buying a house, getting married and having a baby have previously been seen as measures of success in life and in society: Tangible evidence which supposedly says that having certain stuff by a certain age means “you’ve made it” But in 2019, are these markers still relevant or true? Or are they now out-dated and unhealthy milestones that can no longer be trusted or respected to accurately represent what success means to a younger generation.
Professor Goodman will visit The Lowry to confirm the supernatural is PURELY a trick of the mind… or is it?
After exhilarating audiences across the globe with record breaking, sell-out productions and a smash hit film, the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre’s production of Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s supernatural sensation Ghost Stories is confirmed to play at The Lowry in February 2020. Ghost Stories plays at The Lowry from Tue 18 - Sat 22 February
Puppets, penguins, packing crates and pure magic abound in this phenomenally popular and successful production of Mr Popper’s Penguins which returns to Manchester this Christmas. Running from Tuesday 26 November through to 31 December, acclaimed children’s theatre company Pins & Needles bring their award-winning and smash-hit show to Waterside in Sale for frost-filled, festive fun for all the family. Pppppop online as tickets are now on sale!
The Octagon Theatre Bolton are thrilled to present the world premiere of Seagulls, a new musical by emerging writer Beth Hyland. Gig meets theatre in this exciting new production that mixes original indie/folk music played live with the drama inspired by the themes of art and love from Chekhov’s classic play The Seagull.