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2. Heywood to Ramsbottom
Heywood to Ramsbottom
East Lancashire Railway
26/05/2022 to 31/12/2022
Day Rover Ticket (All Day Travel) 2022

 

Fancy one of the best days out in the North West?

Try our Day Rover Tickets, an amazing steam train day out including 12 miles of stunning scenery and 7 unique stops packed with things to do. Including not just the steam train ride, but also our historic waiting rooms, picture perfect platforms and of course a gift shop. A perfect family day out!

Tickets are valid for the date shown and All Day Travel

Please NOTE - Times shown are generic and does not reflect the time of departure. You can start your journey on any timetabled service that day. 

Please check
www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk for the first train of the day from your chosen board point.

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket (printed OR have them on your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection)

Resident Permit Holders
ELRPS Member
HRA Members - Please note from the 1st March 2022 the HRA Pass will not be valid on the ELR
ATOC

In order to book any of the above tickets please make sure you have a valid Pass to show on the day of travel. 

East Lancashire Railway
26/05/2022 to 02/01/2023
Our workshops, make a booking - Secondary Schools - Visual Art – Classrooms
26/05/2022 to 29/07/2022
One Full Line Return Trip

Fancy one of the best days out in the North West?

Try our full line return, an amazing steam train day out including 12 miles of stunning scenery and 7 unique stops packed with things to do. Enjoy a steam train ride, historic waiting rooms, picture perfect platforms and of course a gift shop. A perfect family day out!

Pick the date you want to set off on your adventure. Your ticket allows you to make one full line round trip, and you can start your journey on any timetables service that day. 

Make sure you check our timetables for exact departure times from your chosen starting point on
www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

Full Line return tickets are also available for the following, please ensure you bring the appropriate pass on the day of travel:

Resident Permit Holders
ELRPS Member
ATOC Members


East Lancashire Railway
26/05/2022 to 02/01/2023
Our workshops, make a booking - Primary Schools - Visual Art - Classrooms
Lowry School Workshops
26/05/2022 to 29/07/2022
Caravan & Motorhome Club Member Ticket

Please note the ELR has made changes to our  "Steam Services"

13, 27 March, 3, 10  April:
 Public services will be operated by a Heritage Diesel Locomotive ( NO Steam Services )  


6 – 8 April: Steam services that day will operate with both  a Steam Locomotive & Heritage Diesel Locomotive


Tickets are valid for date shown

Tickets are valid for All Day

Please make sure you have a version of your ticket (printed OR have them on your handheld device and have them with you ready for inspection on the day.

 

Please bring your Caravan and Motorhome Club Card with you, failure to have this will result in you being charged the standard fare of £21.50 per person

Please note that tickets will show 09:00 this is a generic time and does not reflect the first train departure of the day.  Please refer to the timetable of your day of departure time and opening time of the station of your choice.






East Lancashire Railway
26/05/2022 to 02/01/2023
National Football Museum Entry

Whether you’re a die-hard football fan, planning a visit with your family or on a break to Manchester, enjoy a visit to England’s only national museum for football.

Learn more about the game of our lives, see iconic objects, and sharpen your skills in the museum’s football challenges.

Celebrate the legends in our first ever dedicated Hall of Fame exhibition, focussing on players and managers who have contributed significantly to the game of our lives: breaking records, winning trophies, and paving the way for future generations, on and off the field.

Opening days: 
Monday - Tuesday (Only during Easter Holidays - 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th & 19th April)
Wednesday – Sunday

Opening times: 10:00am – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Visitors cannot book more than six tickets for any given time slot.

Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian.

Concession applies to: Full Time Students, 65+ and Unemployed.

The museum receives financial support from Manchester City Council. As part of that arrangement city residents benefit from free admission.

Existing ticket holders (within 12 months of their previous visit) can book their time slot free of charge.

Tickets are currently only bookable four weeks in advance.

National Football Museum
26/05/2022 to 31/07/2022
Our workshops, make a booking - Secondary Schools - Dance & Drama – Studio 3
Our workshops, make a booking - Secondary Schools - Dance & Drama – Studio 3
26/05/2022 to 29/07/2022
The Lowry Gallery


Suggested duration of visit: 1 hour. Please note: The galleries close at 5pm. As such, visitors should only book the 4:30pm timed-entry if they are happy to experience the exhibition in a reduced 30 minute session. Thank you.


Please note: This ticket permits admission for both The L.S.Lowry Collection and our current exhibition. Booking tickets for individual exhibitions is not required..


Please take a look at our FAQs in advance of your visit. – www.thelowry.com/coronavirus

 

The Lowry Gallery, Salford
26/05/2022 to 02/10/2022
CAT Contemporary Dance Open Class 11-17

Looking for your first dance class or wishing to improve and build on a pre-existing foundation in dance
with Contemporary Technique and creative exploration? This is a fun and insightful experience into the
exciting world of dance taught by our excellent, engaging Centre for Advanced Training [CAT] Tutors. Our
Open Contemporary Dance Classes allow young people to develop knowledge and skills in contemporary
technique and creative processes, whether they are considering applying for the CAT at some point in the
future, or simply love to dance.

Email CAT@thelowry.com should you have any questions.

You may find more information about CAT on our page on the Lowry website here:
https://thelowry.com/get-creative/young-people/dance/

What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and don't mind rolling on the floor in or
your usual dancewear should you have this.

Picture by Zara Philips

Studio 3, The Lowry, Salford
26/05/2022 to 16/06/2022
Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG)
The Crawley family return in their second big screen outing
The Square Chapel, Halifax
26/05/2022 to 06/06/2022
The Lady Boys of Bangkok 2022 – Summer of Fun Tour - Brighton (ladyboys)
The Sabai Pavilion, St Peter’s Square, York Place, BN1 4GU
26/05/2022 to 04/06/2022
Rambert – Dance

An evening with Rambert is always exhilarating, entertaining and thought provoking. This brilliant, diverse company of dancers want to invite you to change how you see the world through three very different short pieces that connect directly with the audience.

EYE CANDY Imre van Opstal and Marne van Opstal
CEREBUS Ben Duke
FOLLOWING THE SUBTLE CURRENT UPSTREAM Alonzo King

Eye Candy shows the pains and the pleasures of inhabiting the human body. Since David and Venus, we’ve put the human body on the highest pedestal, shaping and perpetuating an unattainable beauty standard.

In Greek mythology Cerberus is the guard dog at the gates of the underworld, preventing the dead from leaving. Ben Duke’s new piece is set on-stage during a contemporary dance performance. A meta dance-comedy and a musing on mortality, complete with funeral couture and live on-stage music from percussionist Romarna Campbell, soprano Rebecca Leggett and classical guitarist George Robinson.

In Alonzo King’s own words, “everything that exists in nature is seeking to return to its source. The child runs to its parents, and the river seeks the ocean. Salmon return from the sea to reach their original spawning grounds.” Human beings have one thing in common – we want to avoid pain and suffering and we want a happiness that is ever fulfilling and never goes stale. Joy is the goal. Following the Subtle Current Upstream is about how to return to joy.

Eye Candy is supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Rambert Commissioning Council.

Age Recommendation: 15
Eye Candy contains some strong language, and may not be suitable for unaccompanied children under 12. The piece confronts questions around body image and the dancers perform dressed in silicon “nude” suits (minus visible genitalia), giving the impression of nudity while being fully covered.

Content Warning:
Cerberus, whilst containing humour does contains themes and mild depictions of death.

The Lyric, The Lowry Theatre, Salford
26/05/2022 to 27/05/2022
Johnny McEvoy

Johnny’s big break came in late 1966 when he recorded a song called Mursheen Durkin, an old ballad from the west of Ireland. It topped the charts at Number 1 for three consecutive weeks. It was followed up by The Boston Burglar which also reached Number 1.


His first tour of the United States was in 67. It involved 7 weeks of concerts during that hot summer of Hippies, Protests and Vietnam. One of the many famous venues he played was the “Hungry Eye” in San Francisco. However, his favourite was the famous “Carnegie Hall” in New York. It was at this stage in his career he had his third Number 1 hit with the song Nora from Sean O’Casey’s famous play “The Plough and the Stars”


On a golden August afternoon while sitting on a stone in the sun outside a pub in Co. Sligo came the inspiration to write his first song Long, long before your time. It too reached Number 1.


Many of his songs have become standards and been recorded by many other singers.

 

 


 

The Plaza, Stockport
26/05/2022 19:30
Manchester Jazz Festival - Nubya Garcia
Manchester Jazz Festival
26/05/2022 19:30
Patricia Gets Ready (for a date...)
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
26/05/2022 20:00
Bunker of Zion
Join celebrated artist John Pfumojena for a joyful celebration of Zimbabwean culture! Experience powerful live music, dance, and song in the iconic Wigan Pier.
Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan
26/05/2022 to 28/05/2022
A-Ha: The Movie (12A)
From the producer of The Worst Person in the World, Robsahm directs this extraordinary documentary about the “one-hit wonder” a-ha and that hit, Take on Me.
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
26/05/2022 20:50
Lowry PrePaid Car Parking

Pre Pay for your Parking.

Parking is valid all day. T
his voucher does not guarantee you a space. Weadvise you to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

If booking 10days in advance we will post your Car Park exit ticket to you in the post. If booking within 10days of your visit you will need to collect it from the Box Office counter.

The Lowry Oulet Mall Car Park, Salford
27/05/2022 to 31/12/2022
Babies Playtime
The Lowry, Salford
27/05/2022
Museum, Garden-Orchard & Woodland

Online booking is available for advance hourly tickets only. Tickets for today can be purchased when you arrive, although we cannot guarantee availability.  If you’d like to speak to a member of our team about your visit today, please call 015394 35544.

OPENING TIMES

To 23 December
Tuesday to Saturday
10am-4pm (last entry to the Museum is 3.30pm)

28 December to 1 January
Tuesday to Saturday
10am-4pm (last entry to the Museum is 3.30pm)

25 January to 26 March
Tuesday to Saturday
10am–4pm (last entry to Museum is 3.30pm)

29 March to 30 October
Tuesday to Sunday
10am-5pm (last entry to Museum is 4.30pm)



THE GARDEN-ORCHARD

Take a stroll through the delightful fell-side garden behind Dove Cottage, which Wordsworth referred to as a ‘little domestic slip of mountain’.

The garden has been restored to the half-wild state that Wordsworth and Dorothy lovingly created from local plants and materials. It was a place of peace and inspiration for Wordsworth, who would often compose poetry outdoors.

Whether you see snowdrops in winter, daffodils and bluebells in spring, an abundance of wildflowers through summer, or the changing colours of the leaves in autumn, Dove Cottage garden is stunning in all seasons.

THE MUSEUM

Uncover Wordsworth’s radical and creative life in the new and expanded Museum and enjoy breathtaking views of Grasmere Vale from a unique Viewing Platform.

Discover William Wordsworth’s remarkable story through a unique collection of some of the greatest treasures from the Romantic age. Objects, maps and interactive displays will help you to unravel the adventures that shaped Wordsworth’s thoughts and inspirations.

The Museum will have a range of activities for children. Have a go at writing with a quill and ink, dress up in Georgian clothes, play with traditional toys or take on a Minecraft challenge.

Wordsworth Grasmere
27/05/2022 to 31/12/2022
Dove Cottage, Museum, Garden-Orchard & Woodland

Our booking system is only for advance bookings. To check availability for Dove Cottage & the Museum today, please phone 015394 355 44. If your call is not answered, leave a message with your number and we will get back to you as soon as possible. There is no need to book in advance for the Museum only, as we have no limit on spaces.

OPENING TIMES

To 23 December
Tuesday to Saturday
10am-4pm (last entry to Dove Cottage is 3.00pm)

28 December to 1 January
Tuesday to Saturday
10am-4pm (last entry to Dove Cottage is 3.00pm)

25 January to 26 March
Tuesday to Saturday
10am–4pm (last entry to Dove Cottage is 3.00pm)

29 March to 30 October
Tuesday to Sunday
10am-5pm (last entry to Museum is 4.20pm)

In keeping with current government guidelines, visitors cannot book more than six tickets for any given time slot.

DOVE COTTAGE

In late 1799, while on a walking tour of the Lake District, William Wordsworth saw Dove Cottage in Grasmere and decided to make it his home. He had known the valley as a boy, describing it as ‘paradise’. Within a few weeks, Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy had moved in and were busily furnishing the home and planning a garden. It was whilst living here that Wordsworth produced most of his greatest and best-loved poems, and Dorothy wrote her fascinating Grasmere journal.

A visit to Dove Cottage today transports you back to this remarkable period of ‘plain living and high thinking’. The sights, sounds and smells bring to life the bustling family home the Wordsworths would have known over 200 years ago. In this humble Lake District cottage, you can feel how a unique combination of people and place came together and changed poetry forever.

THE GARDEN-ORCHARD

Take a stroll through the delightful fell-side garden behind Dove Cottage, which Wordsworth referred to as a ‘little domestic slip of mountain’.

The garden has been restored to the half-wild state that Wordsworth and Dorothy lovingly created from local plants and materials. It was a place of peace and inspiration for Wordsworth, who would often compose poetry outdoors.

Whether you see snowdrops in winter, daffodils and bluebells in spring, an abundance of wildflowers through summer, or the changing colours of the leaves in autumn, Dove Cottage garden is stunning in all seasons.

THE MUSEUM

Uncover Wordsworth’s radical and creative life in the new and expanded Museum and enjoy breathtaking views of Grasmere Vale from a unique Viewing Platform.

Discover William Wordsworth’s remarkable story through a unique collection of some of the greatest treasures from the Romantic age. Objects, maps and interactive displays will help you to unravel the adventures that shaped Wordsworth’s thoughts and inspirations.

The Museum will have a range of activities for children. Have a go at writing with a quill and ink, dress up in Georgian clothes, play with traditional toys or take on a Minecraft challenge.

Wordsworth Grasmere
27/05/2022 to 31/12/2022
Manchester Jazz Festival - Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers
Manchester Jazz Festival
27/05/2022 13:00
Benediction (12A)
British filmmaking treasure Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives, The House Of Mirth) brings the story of First World War poet and soldier Seigfried Sassoon to the big screen.
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
27/05/2022 to 30/05/2022
Manchester Jazz Festival - Zoe Rahman
Manchester Jazz Festival
27/05/2022 18:00
Everything I Didn't Say
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
27/05/2022 20:00
Manchester Jazz Festival - Remembering Oscar Peterson
Manchester Jazz Festival
27/05/2022 20:00
Count Arthur Strong And This Is Me!
COUNT ARTHUR STRONG present himself in.......'And This Is Me!'
A twentieth anniversary tour!

After many years of giving his wonderful lecture talks of his he does, Count Arthur Strong
has at last bowed to substantial pubic demand and allowed himself be talked into making
the show about himself for once. And that had never occurred to him before because of
him being highly magnanimous.

From his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Forgotten Egypt’ in 2002, to talking about
himself in 2022. Arthur has two decades of memories from his ten national tours,15 years
of his multi Award winning radio show and three series of his BAFTA nominated TV sitcom.

“Pure genius and pure tribute to the golden age of vaudeville”. Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard

'At every turn, his performance gives us something to marvel at' - Brian Logan, The
Guardian
The Plaza, Stockport
27/05/2022 20:00
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore (12A)
The third film in the popular fantasy franchise
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
27/05/2022 to 29/05/2022
Day Out With Thomas at the Watercress Line
Ropley Station, Station Hill, SO24 0BL
28/05/2022 to 14/08/2022
Brick Express
Avon Valley Railway
28/05/2022 to 29/05/2022
Crafty Families
The Lookout -The Lowry Theatre
28/05/2022
Pre-Theatre Matinee Dining

Click on the desired timeslot below to book:  (If no availability is shown online please call the restaurant direct on 0161 876 2121)


Carrot and rosemary soup, sour cream, chives, olive bread (v/ve)

Prawn salad, saffron & dill mayonnaise, apple, pickled shallots, baby leaves

Pressed chicken, apricot and pancetta, tomato chutney, herb salad, toasted ciabatta

Mixed tomato and beetroot salad, roasted pine nuts, balsamic dressing, bitter leaves (ve)
 

Roast salmon, mixed beans orecchiette, tomato broth, pesto

Pan-fried chicken breast, spinach, buttered carrots, forest mushrooms, gratin potato, cream sauce

Macaroni and Lancashire Bomb cheese, dressed cos lettuce salad (v)

Gnocchi, roast squash, mixed beans, tomato broth, pesto (ve)


Chunky chips
 

Vanilla cheesecake, raspberries, pistachio Chantilly

Chocolate torte, orange curd, honeycomb

Grandpa Greene’s Ice creams, Belgium waffle

Farmhouse cheeses, red onion chutney, celery, oat biscuits

Pier Eight, The Lowry, Salford
28/05/2022 to 08/07/2023
Squidge
A fun interactive dance performance with live music and digital projection aimed at children aged 3-8 and their grown-ups.
The Square Chapel, Halifax
28/05/2022
Gandeys Circus - Leigh
LEIGH – Greyhound roundabout, A580 East Lancs Road, Glazebury, WA3 5QQ
28/05/2022 to 07/06/2022
Manchester Jazz Festival - Gary Crosby Sextet present Mingus Moves
Manchester Jazz Festival
28/05/2022 15:30
Zog and The Flying Doctors

Freckle Productions and Rose Theatre present
ZOG AND THE FLYING DOCTORS
Based on the book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Zog, super keen student turned air-ambulance, still lands with a crash-bang-thump. Together with his Flying Doctor crew, Princess Pearl and Sir Gadabout, they tend to a sunburnt mermaid, a unicorn with one too many horns and a lion with the flu. However, Pearl’s uncle, the King, has other ideas about whether princesses should be doctors, and she’s soon locked up in the castle back in a crown and a silly frilly dress! 

With a bit of help from some friends and half a pound of cheese, can Pearl make her uncle better and prove princesses can be doctors too?

Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling sequel, Freckle Productions (Zog, Stick Man, Tiddler & Other Terrific Tales, Tabby McTat) bring the creative team behind Zog, Emma Kilbey and Joe Stilgoe, back together for this truly modern take on the classic fairy tale.

Most suitable for ages 3+ but all ages welcome.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
28/05/2022 to 29/05/2022
Pre-Theatre Evening Dining

Click on the desired timeslot below to book:  (If no availability is shown online please call the restaurant direct on 0161 876 2121)


Carrot and rosemary soup, sour cream, chives, olive bread (v/ve)

Prawn salad, saffron & dill mayonnaise, apple, pickled shallots, baby leaves

Pressed chicken, apricot and pancetta, tomato chutney, herb salad, toasted ciabatta

Mixed tomato and beetroot salad, roasted pine nuts, balsamic dressing, bitter leaves (ve)
 

Roast salmon, mixed beans orecchiette, tomato broth, pesto

Pan-fried chicken breast, spinach, buttered carrots, forest mushrooms, gratin potato, cream sauce

Macaroni and Lancashire Bomb cheese, dressed cos lettuce salad (v)

Gnocchi, roast squash, mixed beans, tomato broth, pesto (ve)


Chunky chips
 

Vanilla cheesecake, raspberries, pistachio Chantilly

Chocolate torte, orange curd, honeycomb

Grandpa Greene’s Ice creams, Belgium waffle

Farmhouse cheeses, red onion chutney, celery, oat biscuits

Pier Eight, The Lowry, Salford
28/05/2022 to 08/07/2023
Lost In Music

Lost in Music - One Night at The Disco

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco!

Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals. So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more!

It’s the feel-good show of the year! Lose yourself with us and leave your troubles at home!

This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.

Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.

Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
28/05/2022 19:30
John Hegley: Drawings of Dromedaries (and other creatures)

An evening of poems, drawings, stories and possibly dancing. Included in the spectacle are a pair of
Dromedaries, alongside a number of newly composed pieces touching on John Keats's letters and leisure
activities. The singing camel (not to be confused with a dromedary) which the poet imagined in a letter to Jane
and Mariane Renolds makes an appearance, although which song it sings is yet to be decided.

Other animals include Monsieur Robinet’s faithful canine companion, Chirac; 19th Century American geologist
Florence Bascomb’s dog; as well as D. H. Lawrence's tortoise, puffins, cats, frogs, elephants and half a dragon.
Expect a combination of new pieces and species, and a batch selected from an extensive back catalogue.

Includes some plant-based material and rhyming language. A performance devised to suit adults, but of interest
to some nine-year-olds.

‘[an] exquisitely curated package that is unmistakably Hegley’ (Chortle)
‘Awesomely mundane’ (Independent).

The Studio, The Lowry, Salford
28/05/2022 20:00
Creedence Clearwater Revived
The ultimate CCR tribute band featuring Johnny "guitar" Williamson play a setlist dedicated to the legendary CCR and John Fogerty.
The Old Courts, Bolton
28/05/2022 20:30
Manchester Jazz Festival - Craig Charles Funk’n’Soul club
Manchester Jazz Festival
28/05/2022 21:00
Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers
A family show inspired by the works of Roald Dahl

All around the world Roald Dahl's words are disappearing, not only from books but children's minds too!
Now only an organisation known as the ancient guild of tale tenders can save the stories - and they need your help.

Roald Dahl and the Imagination Seekers is a theatrical and interactive experience, especially made for all the family to enjoy.

It's a thrilling story delivered through performance, games and creative play that explores Roald Dahl's extraordinary stories, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and The Twits along the way.
Get Lost and Found have been specially commissioned by Puffin Books to create a new interactive Children’s Theatre show Based on the works of the worlds number one  story teller Roald Dahl. This production is the only interactive show licensed by the Roald Dahl literary estate to tour.
The Studio, The Lowry, Salford
29/05/2022 to 01/06/2022
Manchester Jazz Festival - Ayanna Witter-Johnson
Manchester Jazz Festival
29/05/2022 13:00
Arica (PG)
The Square Chapel, Halifax
29/05/2022 13:00
Exhibition on Screen: Pissaro
Without Camille Pissarro, there is no Impressionist movement. He is rightfully known as the father of Impressionism.
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
29/05/2022 16:00
The Green Room: Everything Stops For Queens Jubilee Tea
The Plaza, Stockport
29/05/2022 16:00
Manchester Jazz Festival - Tim Garland Group
Manchester Jazz Festival
29/05/2022 16:00
Manchester Jazz Festival - Hackney Colliery Band
Manchester Jazz Festival
29/05/2022 20:00
Vampyr (90th Anniversary 2K Restoration) PG
"Vampyr invents its own cinematic language and has not been seen in this quality for decades."
The Square Chapel, Halifax
29/05/2022 21:25
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore (12A) Family Screening
The third film in the popular fantasy franchise
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
30/05/2022 to 02/06/2022
JOE LYCETT: MORE, MORE, MORE! HOW DO YOU LYCETT? HOW DO YOU LYCETT?
On General Sale – Friday 18th June at 10am

Joe Lycett: More, More, More! How Do You Lycett? How Do You Lycett?


Join Joe Lycett (the artist formerly known as Hugo Boss) doing what he does best: talking at a room of people in a queer and comedic fashion. His first tour in years promises to be packed with MORE jokes, MORE comedy anecdotes and MORE inappropriate and arguably disturbing paintings, all in the hope of answering the age-old question: How do you Lycett? How do you Lycett?

joelycett.com
@joelycett

Age Guidance: 15+
The Plaza, Stockport
30/05/2022 19:30
Casablanca Beats (12A
“It infects the audience with its passion and the unshakable belief that a person who has self-confidence and self-expression can really change society.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
The Square Chapel, Halifax
30/05/2022 to 02/06/2022
MILKSHAKE! LIVE

Milkshake! Monkey is back with a spectacular NEW show, joined by some of his favourite Milkshake! friends plus two Milkshake Presenters creating the most dazzling show you have ever seen!

Join Paddington, Daisy & Ollie, Milo, Noddy, Pip and Posy, Blue's Clues & You! and of course Milkshake! Monkey for an unforgettable family time at Milkshake Monkey's Musical!

This brand new show has plenty of laughter, audience interaction and great fun to get everyone up on their feet! It's a family show not to be missed!

*Produced by Mark Thompson Productions by arrangement and in partnership with Channel 5 Broadcasting.

The Plaza, Stockport
31/05/2022
Arica (PG)
The Square Chapel, Halifax
31/05/2022 19:00
The Wizarding Adventure
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East Lancashire Railway
01/06/2022 to 31/07/2022
Day Out With Thomas at Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Station Road, Quainton, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP22 4BY
01/06/2022 to 24/10/2022
Standard tickets
Avon Valley Railway
01/06/2022 to 29/06/2022
Midweek Luncheon
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East Lancashire Railway
01/06/2022 to 28/10/2022
Strawberries & Fizz
Avon Valley Railway
01/06/2022 14:30
Afternoon High Tea dining train
Avon Valley Railway
01/06/2022 to 29/08/2022
The Innocents (15)
“Likely to haunt the imagination”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
The Square Chapel, Halifax
01/06/2022 to 02/06/2022
The Dino Adventure
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East Lancashire Railway
02/06/2022
Breakfast dining train
Avon Valley Railway
02/06/2022 to 29/08/2022
The Queen's Knickers Storytelling Session
The Lowry Lookout, The Lowry, Salford
02/06/2022
Traditional Afternoon Tea
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The East Lancashire Railway
02/06/2022 to 27/10/2022
The Christians
THE CHRISTIANS PROFILE

Renowned for an endless string of soulful yet socially aware hits ...Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, Whats in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more The Christians enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe and often confused people with their band name (in fact just the brothers surname with absolutely no religious connotation!)

Still headed by enigmatic lead singer Garry Christian (who very much deserves the Daily Mirror’s description of him as having ‘one of the finest voices in pop) who has only gained in vocal stature (and wit) over the years!  the band are enjoying a revival currently touring successfully in the UK and Europe.

Currently embarking on a huge UK Tour playing their well known back catalogue and one or two favourites selected from newer albums.

Catch them on tour and find out why Chris Evans said 'it was the best gig I've ever been to' 
The Bowdon Rooms - The Ballroom - Thursday 2nd June, 2022
02/06/2022 19:00
Midnight Skyracer

“…probably the best bluegrass I have heard from a non-American band.”

fRoots

Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
02/06/2022 20:00
Platinum Jubilee Weekend at ELR
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East Lancashire Railway
03/06/2022 to 05/06/2022
Lowry Little Actors
The Lowry Lookout, The Lowry, Salford
03/06/2022
The Sonas Family Circus Show

All the way from Northern Ireland Father and son Martin and Logy take the traditional circus double act and give it a unique and modern twist.

This family friendly show contains circus stunts that will make you gasp, juggling tricks that will surprise you, and magic tricks that will make you go WOW! There will be shouting, cheering, and lots, and lots of laughing. Top class circus entertainment, and the two best beards in the business. This show is suitable for children and adults of all ages.

‘If you’re looking for a show for the whole family, that mum and dad will also enjoy, go see this one. Martin and Logy are a hoot, and they can even juggle.’ Glam Adelaide

‘Martin and Logy are masters at keeping kids gasping and laughing with their well-rehearsed juggling, catching, throwing and various other things you shouldn’t try at home’ Metro

5+
60 minutes – no interval

The Studio, The Lowry, Salford
03/06/2022 14:00
Jubilee Afternoon Tea
Avon Valley Railway
03/06/2022
Savoury Tea dining train
Avon Valley Railway
03/06/2022 14:30
Twist & Shout
Twist & Shout – an all-star cast from the West End deliver a musical powerhouse of a show that starts with the explosion of Brit Pop in 1962 through to the era of Flower Power and Free Love of the late Sixties.
Music lovers are invited to return to a time when skirts got shorter and hair got longer as an incredible cast revive the hits of The Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla Black, Manfred Mann, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, Sandy Shaw and many more.
Superb performances and beautiful, bespoke costumes return us to the sights and sounds of the Swinging Sixties.
The non-stop, 40-song music feast includes She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Something Tells Me I’m In to Something Good, Shout, Ferry Cross The Mersey and so many more.
It’s said that “If you remember the Sixties you really weren’t there”. Twist and Shout affords the opportunity to discover just what you missed!
This show will get you on your feet and dancing in the aisles!
The Plaza, Stockport
03/06/2022 19:30
Tony Christie Greatest Hits Tour
This exciting new tour sees Tony perform all of his Greatest Hits
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
03/06/2022 19:30
Dirty Tattooed Circus

Two dangerous Irishmen doing dangerous things for a laugh. An adult cabaret starring Ireland's fun-est circus performers: Martin Mor, and Logy Logan. If Motorhead had sex with Cirque Du Soleil, this is what you'd get. Strictly adults only!
WARNING : This show contains two big bearded Irishmen performing act or real danger and stupidity.

'This show is truly a tour de force of strange circus and comedy skills' (StageWhispers.com.au).

'Dangerous and hilarious... just how we love our circus' (Clothesline Magazine, Australia).

Strictly 18+

90 minutes – no interval

Warnings and additional info: Audience participation, Nudity, Strong language/swearing.

The Studio, The Lowry, Salford
03/06/2022 20:00
Le Freak: a tribute to Chic
The Old Courts, Square Chapel
03/06/2022 20:30
Crafty Families
The Lowry Lookout, The Lowry, Salford
04/06/2022
Bitton Belle first class lunchtime dining train
Avon Valley Railway
04/06/2022 to 27/08/2022
Lancashire Hotpots Chips & Giggles
There’s only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that’s an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots.  Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Lancashire Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Shopmobility Scooter and of course...Chippy Tea!  It’s going to be an unbeatable night of music and laughs for everyone.  Whether you’re up for a battered sausage or a tub or gravy you’re in for a great time with the Hotpots!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thelancashirehotpots
Twitter: @thehotpots
Instagram @thelancashirehotpots

www.thelancashirehotpots.net
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
04/06/2022 19:30
Murder Mystery Evening
04/06/2022 to 05/11/2022
Hey Beatles
The Old Courts, Wigan
04/06/2022 20:15
Family Swing Dance Party
The Lowry Lookout, The Lowry, Salford
05/06/2022
Pines Express first class lunchtime dining train
Avon Valley Railway
05/06/2022 to 28/08/2022
Psychology Of Serial Killers
The Plaza, Stockport
05/06/2022 19:30
The Dublin Legends
“Alive-Alive Oh!”

Following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna in 2012 and John Sheahans’ decision to retire it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and THE DUBLIN LEGENDS were born.

THE DUBLIN LEGENDS, Sean Cannon, Paul Watchorn, Gerry O’Connor & Shay Kavanagh, have over 100 years of performing experience between them and Sean was the lead singer with The Dubliners for over 30 of them! They will, of course, continue to play all the classic songs and ballads known the world over; Whiskey in The Jar, Dirty Old Town, The Wild Rover, Seven Drunken Nights, The Rare Auld Times, Molly Malone, The Irish Rover, Black Velvet Band & many more.

In 2017 guitarist and founder, Eamonn Campbell, passed away while they were on tour in Holland. Even though he had been in poor health it was still a massive shock. The lads asked an old friend, Shay Kavanagh, if he would like to come on the road with them and, thankfully, Shay readily agreed. Shay is a stalwart of the Irish Folk Music scene. He was a founding member of General Humbert with the great Mary Black and has played with The Dublin City Ramblers for many years.

It was Eamonn’s wish that the band continue touring and finish off recording the album they had been working on. This is a follow-up to “The Dublin Sessions” which featured 16 newly recorded tracks and included some old favourites & classics that the lads wanted to get down on disc…The Leaving of Liverpool, Schooldays Over, Pub with No Beer, Rambling Rover, Hand Me Down My Bible and some scorching tunes from Gerry O’Connor: Billy in The Low Ground / The Temperance Reel

In the past seven years the band have continued the legacy of The Dubliners by travelling far and wide playing concerts to a whole new generation of Irish music fans. They have wowed audiences in Iceland, Norway, Finland, The Faroe Islands, Sweden, Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland and all over England, Scotland & Wales.
This band are the REAL DEAL so make sure you join THE DUBLIN LEGENDS on their 2019 UK Tour for a night full of songs and stories and the odd pint of Guinness!

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Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour  https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/06/2022 20:00
Count Arthur Strong - And This is Me!

Count Arthur Strong presents himself in….. ‘And This Is Me!’

A twentieth anniversary tour!

After many years of giving his wonderful lecture talks of his he does, Count Arthur Strong has at last bowed to substantial pubic demand and allowed himself be talked into making the show about himself for once. And that had never occurred to him before because of him being highly magnanimous. From his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Forgotten Egypt’ in 2002, to talking about himself in 2022. Arthur has two decades of memories from his ten national tours,15 years of his multi Award winning radio show and three series of his BAFTA nominated TV sitcom. “Pure genius and pure tribute to the golden age of vaudeville”. Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard 'At every turn, his performance gives us something to marvel at' - Brian Logan, The Guardian

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/06/2022 20:00
Catherine Bohart: This Isn’t For You

Catherine Bohart loves control, hates change and is a serial planner. It’s been an interesting couple of years…

A blisteringly funny new stand-up show filled with horrendous life advice, cheery nihilism and reluctant self-discovery from one of the UK and Ireland’s most exciting comics.

As seen and heard on The Mash Report, Immaculate (Comedy Special) on Amazon Prime Video, A League Of Their Own, Mock The Week, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Roast Battle, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier, The News Quiz and The Guilty Feminist Podcast.

'Destined for stardom' (The Evening Standard)

‘The laughs keep coming and, finally, so does a tear or two. Marvellous’ **** (The Times)

'Packed full of laughs…  destined for great things' **** (The Herald)

'A beautifully-delivered hour' **** (The Skinny)

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
05/06/2022 to 25/06/2022
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

One of Britain’s greatest modern plays, The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, is embarking on a UK Tour next year. The Olivier Award-Winning comedy-drama from Jim Cartwright has earned international acclaim across the globe, including a Golden Globe winning smash-hit film starring Jane Horrocks and Michael Caine.

Meet Little Voice and Mari Hoff. A mother and daughter central to the heart of this Northern fairy-tale, but as far apart in character as can be. Little Voice leads a quiet and unassuming life, seeking companionship and joy from music’s most iconic singers, whilst Mari prefers the sound of her own voice, indulging in a life of booze, cheap thrills and seedy men. Left to her own devices, LV starts to embody the famous divas she plays on repeat, swapping the grey backstreets of Northern England for the bright lights of Hollywood and Broadway, all from the safety of her own bedroom. When Mari starts dating small-time club owner Ray Say, LV’sastonishing impersonations of Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland to name a few, are thrust into the spotlight. Transformed and sensational, LV might just be Ray’s one and only chance to hit the big time, but what will the consequences be for mother and daughter?

Starring TV favorite Shobna Gulati (Coronation Street, Dinnerladies, Loose Women), British soap royalty Ian Kelsey (Emmerdale, Casualty) and ‘the girl of a thousand voices’ and two-time Drama Desk Award Nominee Christina Bianco, as Little Voice.
Cartwright’s timeless and iconic tale explores the highs and the lows of small-town dreams, family
rivalry and finding your voice in a noisy world.

With humour, heart and countless powerhouse ballads all performed live on stage, featuring music from Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey, Billie Holliday and many more, this life-affirming production will rouse even the weariest of souls.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
06/06/2022 to 11/06/2022
ESTIVAL - Ad Solem
The Martin Harris Centre, Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
07/06/2022 19:00
Calling Planet Earth
“THE SHOW THAT DEFINES A DECADE”
A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical Era’s of All Time – The Electrifying 80’s.
Featuring songs from now legendary artists such as DURAN DURAN, SPANDAU BALLET, THE HUMAN LEAGUE, ULTRAVOX, TEARS FOR FEARS, DEPECHE MODE, OMD, JAPAN, ABC, SOFT CELL and many many More.
Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements combined with stunning vocals and cast, this is the must see show that simply defines a decade.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
09/06/2022 19:30
The Blackheart Orchestra
Inspirational electronic folk pioneers The Blackheart Orchestra take folk to a new, unexplored dimension. Described as “A mesmerizing powerhouse” “An avant-garde musical utopia” and “One of the most extraordinary voices singing anywhere today” vocalist Chrissy Mostyn along with multi-instrumentalist Rick Pilkington combine their classical influences with vintage synths and ultra contemporary electronica to create music that takes over the senses.
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
09/06/2022 19:30
Ooh... And Another Thing... An Evening with Su Pollard
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday 9th June 2022
09/06/2022 20:00
Film: Funny Girl - (Cert U)
The Plaza, Stockport
10/06/2022
Bitton Beer Bash
Avon Valley Railway
10/06/2022 to 12/06/2022
Gandeys Circus - Kendal
KENDAL – R.U.F.C., Mint Bridge, Shap Road (A6), LA9 6NY
10/06/2022 to 12/06/2022
The Lady Boys of Bangkok 2022 – Summer of Fun Tour - Bristol (ladyboys)
The Sabai Pavilion, Castle Park, St Peter’s Square, BRISTOL, BS1 3XE
10/06/2022 to 18/06/2022
Rob Lamberti – A Celebration of the Songs & Music of George Michael
From the live final of ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ to being hired by George Michael himself to promote his 25Live album, this is a performer in a different league. Few tribute artists capture George’s musical talent, charisma and passion as closely as Rob Lamberti. With some of George Michael’s personal musicians proudly joining Rob’s band, his performances are guaranteed to hypnotise your senses and do justice to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of our time. Experience an exceptional moment with George, courtesy of the voice that captures his timelessly.
The Edge, Wigan
10/06/2022 19:30
Red Rose Evening
10/06/2022 to 12/11/2022
These Smiths

"Not like any other love. This one is different, because it's us".

The Old Courts, Wigan
10/06/2022 19:30
Blood Harmony

Commissioned and produced by ThickSkin and Lawrence Batley Theatre, in co-production with Watford Palace Theatre and Wales Millennium Centre and supported by The Lowry.

BLOOD HARMONY
Created by Matthew Bulgo, Jonnie Riordan and Jess Williams
With original music by The Staves
A powerful new play about love, loss and legacy
Award-winning theatre company, ThickSkin makes a thrilling return to the stage with this highly visual and musically charged production. Created by the company behind the five star show How Not To Drown, including co-Director, Jonnie Riordan (Nigel Slater’s Toast).

“She used to be everywhere, all at the same time, do you know what I mean?

And now she’s nowhere.

She was always there, that’s what I’m trying to say.”

A fractured trio of sisters are pulled back together with news that turns their worlds upside down. Tensions from the past and worries about the future leave them feeling paralysed. When it feels like your world has come to a stop, how do you find a way to keep moving forward?

Soaring music by Atlantic Records artists, The Staves, combines with dynamic movement and bold new writing in this compelling, intimate reflection on grief and the invisible bonds within families. Blood Harmony is a play with songs that’ll make you want to pull your family a little closer and hold them a little tighter.

‘truly stunning’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman on How Not To Drown
‘poetically powerful’ ★★★★ The Times on Chalk Farm
‘soulful, sophisticated and forward-thinking’ NME on Good Woman, by The Staves

thickskintheatre.co.uk
thelbt.org

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Backstage Trust and Watford Borough Council.

The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
10/06/2022 to 18/06/2022
Day Out With Thomas at Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
17-19 North Street, Bo'ness, West Lothian. EH51 0AQ
11/06/2022 to 24/07/2022
Rail Ale Trail
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East Lancashire Railway
11/06/2022 to 19/11/2022
Crime at The Old Courts | Meet the Authors

Celebrating the publication of M.W. Craven’s The Botanist,and the best in British Crime and Thriller writing.

The Old Courts, Bolton
11/06/2022 12:00
Singalonga Encanto
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/06/2022 13:30
Way Above The Houses
‘Be lifted Way Above the Houses on this vibrant, colourful and exhilarating experience of Salford. A unique community coming together in a vivid spectacle of movement and music that will inspire, uplift and unfold around you.’
Outdoors at Salford Quays, beginning at The Lowry Plaza
11/06/2022
Singalonga The Greatest Showman

Look out ‘cause here it comes….

From the producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga GREASE, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing

Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zac Efron as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible - with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud as you want.

And it’s marching on to the beat we drum

Our live host will teach you a unique set of dance moves that will truly make you come alive. As they show you how to use our interactive prop bags. 

YOU the audience will rewrite the stars!

It couldn’t be easier or more fun! The first rule of Sing-a-long-a is THERE ARE NO RULES! Fancy dress is strongly encouraged and full audience participation essential.

Please note this is a screening of the movie not a live stage show

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/06/2022 18:00
ALLO ALLO!

**LATE AVAILABILTY - LAST FEW SEATS**

Listen very carefully, we shall say this only once!



For the first time anywhere in the North West, experience Original cast members of the multi award winning British Classic, ‘Allo!‘Allo! Live on stage.

Join Herr Otto Flick (Richard Gibson), Lieutenant Hubert Gruber (Guy Sinner), Private Helga Geerhart (Kim Hartman) and  - Officer Crabtree, (Arthur Bostrom) for a fabulous evening of live entertainment with authentic French cuisine and plenty of laughs.


You will see clips from the show and hear first hand stories from the original cast members live on stage as they take a look back at one of the most popular comedy series on television and re-enact some of the most memorable scenes and catchphrases.

This special cast reunion evening will include a fabulous 3 course meal, replica on stage sets, audience Q&A, live entertainment and a spectacular television memorabilia auction with one of a kind items.
The evening comes complete with a souvenir photograph with the cast members!

Dress Code: Homage to your favourite character. 

Prizes throughout the evening for the best dressed! 


Sit back, relax and laugh all night as we look back at some of the funniest moments in television history and hear first hand the hilarious stories from behind the scenes.

All tickets to this event include a three course meal. Dietary options available upon request, and a souvenir photograph with the cast members.

Featuring original cast members live on stage;

Richard Gibson – Herr Otto Flick
Guy Sinner – Lieutenant Hubert Gruber

Kim Hartman – Private Helga Geerhart

Arthur Bostrom - Officer Crabtree


Hosted by Radio and Television stars Darren Proctor and Jenny Powell

 

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday 11th June 2022 *LATE AVALIBILITY - LAST FEW SEATS*
11/06/2022 18:00
Square Chapel Presents: Dame Shirley Bazzey's 'Bingo No She Betta Don't' (A Calderdale Pride Fundraiser)
Square Chapel, Halifax
11/06/2022 18:30
Calling Planet Earth
A New Romantic Symphony that goes on a journey through one of the greatest musical era's of all time - The Electrifying 80's.

Featuring songs from now legendary artists such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, The Human League, Ultravox, Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, OMD, Japan, ABC, Soft Cell and many many more.

Performed by an incredible live band with awesome symphonic arrangements, combined with stunning vocals and cast this is the must see show that simply defines a decade.
The Plaza, Stockport
11/06/2022 19:30
Lancastrian Lunch
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East Lancashire Railway
12/06/2022 to 20/11/2022
Rumours Of Fleetwood Mac 2022

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – Live In Concert 2022

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2022 with a brand new show celebrating the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era.

Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.

Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
12/06/2022 19:30
Graeme Hall - The Dogfather

Graeme Hall The Dogfather Live On Stage 2022

The hugely popular and accomplished Graeme Hall (Channel 5’s Dogs Behaving (very) badly) is bringing
his wisdom, charm and puppy prowess to a UK venue near you.

For the first time ever, dog and puppy owners up and down the country will have the chance to seek
advice from ‘Britain’s best dog trainer’ (The Telegraph) for all their canine concerns. This specially
crafted 90-minute show is full of tricks, memories, heart-warming surprises, and an exclusive Q&A, all
presented in an intimate and relaxed live setting.

Graeme Hall is a Master Dog Trainer with the Guild Of Dog Trainers. With more than 10 years’
experience, a list of celebrity clients, and regular appearances on BBC Breakfast and ITV’s This Morning,
Hall has built a glowing reputation on providing quick but long-lasting fixes to almost any dog behavioral
problem. Hall has one motto, ‘any dog, any age, any problem’ and now it’s your turn to be inspired,
benefit from his expertise, and get your pooch back on track and trained for life.

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
12/06/2022 20:00
Steve Bugeja: Tried To Start His Own Nickname
One of comedy’s most exciting rising stars, Steve Bugeja (AKA ‘The Mighty Booj’, ‘Moulin Booj’, or – for December only – ‘Ebenezer Booj’) is bringing his brand new show for 2020. A familiar face on TV and radio, Steve hosted the BBC Radio 4 series Economics with Subtitles, and has made numerous appearances on TV shows such as The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One), Love Island: Aftersun (ITV2), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central).
A prolific writer, Steve was a key member of the writing team for The Russell Howard Hour (Sky One) and for Iain Stirling’s Celebability (ITV2), and has contributed material to Mock the Week (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4) and to BBC Radio 4.
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
12/06/2022 20:00
The MAPAS WCIT Summer Showcase
MAPAS Summer Showcase – featuring our Theatre, Musical Theatre and Maestros ensembles.
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
13/06/2022 to 16/06/2022
Jane Gardiner: The Sun King and the Court of Versailles, presented by The Arts Society, Halifax
The Square Chapel, Halifax
14/06/2022 13:30
An Evening with The Hollies - 60th Anniversary tour 2022

60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 2022

One of the most iconic bands in British music, The Hollies, have moved  their UK tour originally scheduled for Autumn 2021 to next year, in order to celebrate their 60th anniversary.

The band said:

‘We felt like this is something no other band gets to do, celebrate six decades together, 60 years of these songs that mean so much to us and so many others.

We’re incredibly excited performing for everyone on what will be some of the most special shows in the history of The Hollies.’

All previously purchased tickets are still valid for the new dates.

Famed for their soaring, distinctive melodies and brilliantly crafted songs, the 60th anniversary tour will see The Hollies performing their best known hits including ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, ‘The Air That I Breathe’, ‘Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)’, ‘Bus Stop’, ‘Carrie-Anne’ and ‘Sorry Suzanne’.

The extensive tour will begin in Birmingham on 22nd May, and will include two shows at the legendary London Palladium, before finishing at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on 21st June.

The line-up includes powerhouse drummer Bobby Elliott, and singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist Tony Hicks, both of whom are original members of the band. They are joined by lead singer Peter Howarth, as well as bass player Ray Stiles, Keyboardist Ian Parker, and Steve Lauri on Rhythm Guitar.

Celebrated as one of the most influential bands from the 1960s British Invasion era alongside the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the Hollies have had over 20 world-wide hits, including number one singles in both the US and UK. They have spent an astonishing 263 weeks in the UK top 40 official singles chart, and have been performing continuously since their formation in 1962.

Their cultivated musicianship, coupled with the Hollies’ extensive back catalogue of memorable rock ‘n’ roll tunes, has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest groups to emerge from the early 1960’s British Rock Revolution.

In 1995, they were bestowed the coveted Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution To British Music, and in 2010 were inducted into the American Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame for their ‘impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of Rock and Roll’.

VIP packages also available including meet and greet with the band, photo opportunity, a signed photo and VIP laminate.

TheHolliesOfficial.com

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
14/06/2022 19:45
Together Trust Music Festival

Specialist Schools come together for music extravaganza

Pupils from 10 specialist schools across Greater Manchester and Cheshire are coming together for the Together Trust’s Music Festival.

Hosted at the Lowry in Salford Quays, the music festival will showcase a number of performances from students from the Together Trust’s specialist educational settings and other specialist schools from the local area.

For 150 years, the Together Trust has been championing and caring for people with disabilities, autism and complex health needs. And providing life-changing support for looked-after children and care-experienced people. They help children, adults, parents and carers, delivering individual care, support and education to thousands of people each year. You can find out more about the Together Trust at togethertrust.org.uk.

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
15/06/2022 10:15
Johnny Cash Roadshow
The Plaza, Stockport
15/06/2022 19:30
Rhod Gilbert – The Book of John

Blue Jeans Management Proudly Presents

RHOD GILBERT: The Book of John

Rhod was in the middle of a massive tour when COVID 19 brought curtains down in theatres everywhere, but now he's back on the road and adding a load more extra dates due to phenomenal demand.

This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before.  It’s a little bit raw, very personal, and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense.  This is Rhod, but different, the same, but not.  It’s a show about hitting rock bottom, and just when you think things can’t get any worse, you meet a bloke…a bloke called John.      

As seen on 'Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience', ‘Rhod Gilbert’s Growing Pains’ ‘Would I Lie to You?’, 'Taskmaster’, ‘Qi’, 'Live at The Apollo', 'Have I Got News for You?’, and much more…

‘DARKLY HILARIOUS.  GILBERT’S MOST SATISFYING SHOW FOR A DECADE. IT’S GOOD TO HAVE HIM BACK” Times

"BRITAIN’S CROSSEST COMIC ROARS BACK IN STYLE. HILARIOUS TOUR-DE-FORCE” Telegraph

“VOLCANIC, HIGH-OCTANE HUMOUR.  UPROARIOUSLY FUNNY” Guardian

"AS DEVASTATINGLY HILARIOUS AS EVER” Chortle

“WITHOUT DOUBT ONE OF THE BEST COMEDIANS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD” Time Out

www.rhodgilbertcomedian.com

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
15/06/2022 20:00
Gandeys Circus - Ellesmere Port
ELLESMERE PORT – A41/A5117 Backford Roundabout, CH1 6PE
16/06/2022 to 26/06/2022
You Win Again
You Win Again - Celebrating the Music of the Bee Gees

Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees.

Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one of the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties.

Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, How Deep is Your Love?, Jive Talkin’, Tragedy, Islands in the Stream, Grease, If I Can’t Have You and many more!

This fabulously authentic production ensures the Gibb brothers’ incredible legacy of classic hit songs is well and truly stayin’ alive.

This is a tribute show and is no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows.
The Plaza, Stockport
16/06/2022 19:30
Women Who Wank
The Old Courts, Bolton
16/06/2022 20:00
FACE TO FACE WITH PAUL GASCOIGNE
The Bowdon Rooms, Thursday 16th June, 2022
16/06/2022 20:00
Film: The Electrical Life of Louis Wain - Cert 12A
The Plaza, Stockport
17/06/2022
Wine Tasting Dinner

Join us for a culinary and wine masterclass led by the expert connoisseurs from KWOFF wines.
Indulge into a four course meal paired with wines from around the world and enter into a world of elegance!
17/06/2022 to 10/09/2022
Red Rose Diners
17/06/2022 to 10/09/2022
One Night In Dublin
A celebration of the music and song of Ireland
Featuring award winning lively Irish band “The Wild Murphy’s” (Best Irish Act UK - Global Entertainment awards 2018)

The Wild Murphys are in the bar tonight, playing great covers of songs from THE DUBLINERS, THE POGUES, THE SAW DOCTORS, STEVE EARLE, FLOGGING MOLLY, BRENDAN  SHINE, DANIEL O' DONNELL, NATHAN CARTER, FOSTER AND ALLEN, THE DROPKICK MURPHY’S, VAN MORRISON, THE FUREYS and many more One night in Dublin perfectly  captures the spirit of a crazy night out in the live music pubs of the emerald isle (or any Irish theme pub in the world for that matter!).

Middi and his band have been touring the world for the last 15 years playing in their own unique style. The Wild Murphys have also played in Greece, Spain, Germany, Ireland, Dubai, as well as extensive coverage of the whole of the UK.
In 2010 they came 3rd out of 38 bands competing for the title of "International Irish band of the year" in Las Vegas.
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
17/06/2022 19:30
Totally Tina
From Nutbush to Wembley Stadium with The Queen of Rock’n’Roll
 
Come shake a tail feather with the UK’s official No1 Tina. . . Justine Riddoch and her talented cast.
When Tina Turner burst onto the scene, she won the hearts of music fans from the outset, creating a fearsome reputation for her live performances – and those never-ending legs!
Early hits River Deep – Mountain HighProud Mary and Nutbush City Limits were just a taste of what was to come. We Don’t Need Another HeroSimply the BestWhat’s Love Got To Do With ItI Don’t Wanna Lose You and When the Heartache is Over propelled her to stadium concert stardom.

Supported by her super-talented band and dazzling dancing girls in sequins, feathers and diamonds, Justine is the SUPREME Tina (National Tribute Awards). She’s got the looks, she’s got the moves, but most of all, she’s got THE voice. Join an army of loyal fans for a truly authentic, fun-packed musical spectacular!

www.totallytina.co.uk
The Edge, Wigan
17/06/2022 19:30
The Guilty Feminist: Live
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/06/2022 20:00
Patrick Kielty - Borderline

Bittersweet, poignant and laugh out loud funny, Borderline is a comedic love letter to the future of our islands from this award-winning comedian’s personal past.

Borderline sees Patrick Kielty return to his satirical roots with a personal take on borders, national identity and the future of the Union in a post Brexit landscape.

As a Northern Ireland native, who grew up close to the Irish border, this new one man stand up show delves into his homeland’s recent history to try to make sense of what Brexit’s new borders and political upheaval means for our shared identities.

 

‘Genius’ – The Sun

‘Ripped the place apart’ – The Guardian   

‘Kielty is Fabulous’ – The Times

‘Funny and Inspiring’ – Daily Express

‘Kielty is a Revelation’ – Evening Standard

“a consummate provider of finely-engineered stand-up” - Chortle

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
17/06/2022 20:00
LYR / LNWR Merger Centenary Weekend
East Lancashire Railway
18/06/2022 to 19/06/2022
Fish n Chips train
Avon Valley Railway
18/06/2022 to 01/10/2022
Joanne McNally - Prosecco Express


Described as 'a truly gifted stand up' by The Sunday Times, join Joanne as she revisits her
irreverent and critically acclaimed show The Prosecco Express.

Due to a relentless ageing process, Joanne is suddenly in her late thirties with no husband,
no kids, no pension and no plan. She is full of questions: if she doesn’t birth anything, who will
be obligated to watch her die so she doesn’t have to do it alone? Can she start a GoFundMe
page to get a golden tomb built for single people to get buried in together, or do we all just get
thrown into a mass grave and covered in cat hair? When a man on a dating app identifies as
'spiritual', is it safe to assume he has the personality of a spoon? If you do all your drinking in
the bath, can you write it off as self-care? 'Dark, hilarious, strangely reassuring' [The
Independent], Joanne is on a mission to solve absolutely nothing.

‘Next stop, Netflix’ The Irish Daily Star ★★★★★
‘Joyously nuts’ The Examiner ★★★★★
‘The most exciting thing to happen to Irish comedy in years’ ★★★★★
‘Please bring your friends and laugh until you cry’ EDINBURGH REPORTER ★★★★
‘Authentic, hilarious comedy’ Deadline
‘Terrifyingly funny’ The Evening Standard

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
18/06/2022
Help I Sexted My Boss

THE HIT COMEDY PODCAST IS BACK ON THE ROAD IN SUMMER 2022 WITH A BRAND-NEW SHOW 

Following their recent sold-out UK tour, the creative duo behind hilarious and much-loved podcast Help I Sexted My Boss, William Hanson and Jordan North, have announced a nationwide UK and Ireland tour for summer 2022.

William Hanson and Jordan North are unlikely best friends. William's a posh etiquette expert, and Jordan's an expert in all things common. In their hit comedy podcast, Help I Sexted My Boss, their worlds collide as they help you navigate the everyday problems of modern life. 

Jordan North hosts the flagship drive time show with Vick Hope on BBC Radio 1. He has recently been back on ITV screens with Beverley Callard his co star on I'm A Celebrity's in Destination Wedding. His years of practice in the industry mean that he is now very good at talking for large periods of time. Those words are often more easily relatable than those spoken by his opposite number. 

William Hanson teaches etiquette. He travels the world teaching people how to behave at every possible social or diplomatic occasion. From royal families to leading business people to feral TV personalities, William has refined them all. Now his biggest challenge comes in the form of his good friend Jordan North.

This Christmas William and Jordan have introduced their very own Help I Sexted My Boss advent calendar, releasing daily episodes up until the big day! Subscribe now. Not only that, but the boys have also released their very own cocktail, their favoured Gin & Dubonnet in collaboration with The Bottled Bartender, available here 

With over 5 million listens, the podcast promises whatever the conundrum, they are here to help, and this brand-new tour will be no different. 

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/06/2022 19:00
The Sounds of Simon: The Music of Paul Simon and Simon and Garfunkel
Old Friends
As seen on BBC The One Show!
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
18/06/2022 20:00
Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest

Tour extension due to popular demand!

Due to the continued success of Ed Byrne’s “If I’mHonest…” UK tour this additional date has been added in response toenthusiastic public demand.

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself andtries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Since storming the Edinburgh Festival in 2019, thismasterclass in observational comedy has been filling venues across the country withavailable tickets in short supply.

A TV household name, you may have seen Ed on Live AtThe Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), TopGear (BBC) and QI (BBC).

 www.edbyrne.com / TWITTER @MrEdByrne

✭✭✭✭✭ “The hour is self-deprecating, never self-indulgent, and his packed audience are well entertained” SUNDAY EXPRESS

✭✭✭✭✭ “Expert stand up from the brilliant Ed Byrne” FRINGE BISCUIT

✭✭✭✭ “Thoroughly entertaining… he is a total pro and terrific company” THE TIMES

✭✭✭✭ “There is a reason why he has become a household name” ED FEST MAG

✭✭✭✭ “One of our finest comedians” THE MORNING STAR

Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
18/06/2022 20:00
KISS - Dressed To Kill
The Old Courts, Wigan
18/06/2022 20:30
Fireman Sam
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
19/06/2022
Pie & Ale dining train
Avon Valley Railway
19/06/2022 to 02/10/2022
Orchestra of Square Chapel – Summer Concert
Conducted by Robert Guy and featuring a talk by Beethoven expert Dr Barry Cooper
 
Note revised start time of 2:00pm

The Square Chapel, Halifax
19/06/2022 14:00
Elvana: Elvis Fronted Nirvana
Those good ol’ boys in ELVANA ‘Elvis fronted Nirvana’ are delighted to announce that they will be touring their first ever fully ‘Unplugged’ show in 2020. Emulating the iconic Nirvana Unplugged concert, Elvana will be performing many of the tracks of this show including ‘Jesus Don’t Want Me for a Sunbeam, ‘Lake of Fire’ and ‘Where did you sleep last night?’ All shook up with a splash of Elvis Presley and tongues shoved firmly into cheeks. This is an evening with Elvana as you’ve never seen them before. Very Limited number of seats available so make sure to book early and avoid disappointment.
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
19/06/2022 19:00
Sandi Toksvig Live! – Next Slide Please

John Mackay, in association with Cathryn Summerhayes/Curtis Brown, presents

SANDI TOKSVIG LIVE!

Next Slide Please ...

Following the sell-out 2019 tour of National Trevor, the comedian, broadcaster, writer, campaigner and all-round good egg, returns to over 35 UK theatres with her brand-new show, Next Slide Please ...
In an evening of warmth, love and laughter, Sandi will explore reasons to be cheerful after many long months of coronacoaster gloom.  

Expect fascinatingly funny facts, silly jokes, a quick-fire Q&A and possibly a game of Covid Lingo Bingo.

(Don't expect handstands, ministerial behaviour or impressions of Chris Whitty)

Book early!

"A breath of fresh air ... lots of fun" ★★★★ The Times

"Wonderfully sharp" Time Out

"Laden with laughs" Guardian

"Never fails to delight and entertain" ★★★★ Mail on Sunday

www.sanditoksvig.com

Running Time: approx. 2 hours including interval

Age guidance: 14+

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
19/06/2022 19:30
Ansell's Les Musicals

Rescheduled from Wednesday 6th May 2020 and Wednesday 2nd June 2021

Ansell’s Les Musicals – UK Tour 2022

Ansell’s LES MUSICALS’ Live Concert Tour is the ultimate celebration of Musical Theatre.

Jonathan Ansell (G4 Frontman) and Jai McDowall (Winner of Britain’s Got Talent) have joined forces to create a dramatic and spine-tingling concert. This vocally dynamic evening showcases even more smash-hit songs from the greatest musicals of all time, brought to you by two of the world's finest voices.

Come and immerse yourself into the world of musical theatre with classics from Les Miserables, Phantom Of The Opera, Wicked, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Greatest Showman, Miss Saigon, Chess, We Will Rock You and many more…

Ansell’s LES MUSICALS returns in 2022 due to phenomenal demand.

The Plaza, Stockport
19/06/2022 19:30
Patrick Monahan: I started at the bottom and now I’m here
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
19/06/2022 20:00
Wheeler Fortune
The Old Courts, Wigan
21/06/2022 to 22/06/2022
∞ [Infinite]

Be guided through a powerful, mystical journey with HUMANHOOD Dance Company’s visionary dance theatre meditation, ∞ [Infinite]. 

 

Julia Robert & Rudi Cole’s first production to bring together their signature choreographic movement and shamanic practice, ∞ [Infinite] merges magical dance performed on stage by the exceptional company dancers with our internal awareness to highlight the infinite power that flows to and through us. 

 

Expect to receive energetic transmissions through words channeled by Julia Robert with movement embodied by the stunningly fluid dancers including Rudi Cole. ∞ [Infinite] opens a door and invites us to tap into the infinity we all contain within and the potential of our future becoming. 

 

HUMANHOOD invites you to enter the spirit of ∞ [Infinite].

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
21/06/2022 20:00
Oti Mabuse - I Am Here

Strictly Come Dancing and The Greatest Dancer reigning champion OTIMABUSE is creating a show like no other in 2021.

 

Prepare for a night ofelectrifying choreography as Oti is joined by some of the world’s greatestdancers and the West End’s finest singers and musicians.

 

OTI MABUSE - I AM HERE is a whirlwind celebration of the influences andinspirations that took her on a journey from growing up in South Africa tofollowing her dream. From mesmerising Jives and pumping Sambas to SouthAfrica’s exhilarating Kwaito, this is an explosive night of dance and musicthat will set your heart racing.

22/06/2022 to 23/06/2022
An Evening of Burlesque

An Evening of Burlesque – A night of laughter, Cabaret, mystery and glamour!

Roll up, roll up as An Evening of Burlesque is coming to town. A scintillating night out of sparkling entertainment, the UK’s longest running Burlesque show is back touring the nation and it’s bigger than ever.

Join us for the good old-fashioned night out as we bring you the ultimate variety show, blending stylish cabaret, comedy, music, circus, and burlesque to light up all your senses.

With World Class Entertainers and stars of the stage and screen. An Evening of Burlesque is an extravaganza of glitz and glamour! Expect fun, feathers, fan dancing, fabulous costumes plus speciality Artistes, Cabaret and Circus Stars, Comedians, World Guinness record holders and Champagne Showgirls! It’s the perfect night for everyone.

An Evening of Burlesque is filled with artistic spectacle that has enraptured audiences for centuries. This sensational variety show brings together a bounty of beautiful stars for an unrivalled variety show for the 21st Century! Expect the unexpected with plenty of glitter and glamour! It’s cocktails and cabaret o’clock!

An Evening of Burlesque – we are waiting for you!

Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
23/06/2022 19:30
Ralph Rolle - The View From Behind
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
23/06/2022 19:30
Kundle Cru - Blame Game
The international members of Kundle Cru share a love of urban dance and circus. 

Put them in a room together and something new and different emerges. By fusing breakdancing, juggling, Chinese pole, Krump and House dance they have created a textured and surprising movement language. In their new work, Blame Game, they combine this physically brilliant style with humour and music to explore group dynamics. Sometimes emotions build up and we let off steam to release the pressure.

But what happens when blame rears its ugly head? If our differences lead to alienation and our dynamics are poor, we are less effective together. In Blame Game, this company of innovators explores the dirty politics of scapegoating that stalks society.
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/06/2022 20:00
Film: The Red Shoes - (Cert U)
The Plaza, Stockport
24/06/2022
The Lady Boys of Bangkok 2022– Summer of Fun Tour - Manchester (ladyboys)
Sabai Pavilion, Trafford Centre, Grand Hall Entrance, M17 8AA
24/06/2022 to 09/07/2022
The Drama Mob Showcase
The Studio, The Lowry, Salford
24/06/2022 19:30
Creedence Clearwater Revived
The Square Chapel, Halifax
24/06/2022 20:00
Old Time Sailors
The Old Courts, Wigan
24/06/2022 20:00
In The Night Garden

In the Night Garden Live is coming to The Lowry Theatre, Salford in 2022!

Igglepiggle, Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and friends are back in their fun-filled live show Igglepiggle’s Busy Day! Join Igglepiggle as he looks for his friends in the Night Garden by following their funny sounds until he finds them all!

You’ll see all your favourite characters beautifully brought to life with full-size costumes, magical puppets, and enchanting music. The show lasts just under an hour and your little ones will be amazed when they see a very special visit from the amazing flying Pinky Ponk

Now in its 13th year, In the Night Garden Live is one of the UK’s favourite family events. Over 1.2 million people have seen it so far and it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 13,610 parents’ reviews.

There are other shows for young children, but as The Independent wrote, “there’s nothing quite like In the Night Garden Live.”

Pip-pip, onk-onk!

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/06/2022
Teddy Bears Picnic
Avon Valley Railway
25/06/2022 to 18/09/2022
A Fright In The Museum
The Plaza, Stockport
25/06/2022 14:00
Premium Night
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East Lancashire Railway
25/06/2022 to 03/09/2022
Andy Hamilton
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
25/06/2022 20:00
Pink Floydian
Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics.Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics.
The Old Courts, Wigan
25/06/2022 20:00
Ward Academy Showcase: Musicality

The Ward Academy is proud to present MUSICALITY.

‘Because who doesn't want a world where everyone bursts into song and dance'

Inspired by the wonderful world of Musicals, our children will be performing a selection of scenes, songs and routines from popular Musicals that are dear to all our hearts! 

This show promises to make you smile, sing along and more importantly have a great time!

Come along and step into MUSICALITY.......

1pm – Worsley & Bolton Show
5pm – Middleton & Knutsford Show

School Information:

The Ward Academy is a unique Theatre & Creative Arts School for children of all ages to explore and express their unique personalities and talents.

We hold weekly classes based around the North West (Worsley, Middleton, Bolton, Knutsford) offering classes to children aged 3-16.

Our classes offer the specialism of drama and performing arts with an original curriculum full of innovation, creativity and fun!

We also run a successful Casting Agency where our class children have the opportunity to audition for roles in TV, Theatre, Commercials, Film and Voiceover. Visit our agency website:
www.thewamanagement.com.  

Or for more information on our school please visit our school website:
 
www.thewardacademy.com

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
26/06/2022
Anton and Giovanni – Him and Me

Strictly Come Dancing professionals ANTON DU BEKE and GIOVANNI PERNICE join forces in 2021 for their first ever tour together - HIM & ME!

The Ballroom King and the two-time Guinness World Record holder will be joined by a world class
cast of dancers and singers.

This show promises to be THE best night out in the Summer of 2021 for all ages…
A true dance extravaganza!

Produced by Strictly Theatre Co. and directed by Alan Burkitt.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
26/06/2022
Chloe Petts

The debut show of rising star and “very funny” (Guardian) Chloe Petts touring the UK for the first time! A brilliantly sharp live performer and "compelling presence" (Steve Bennett, Chortle), she is one of the most exciting acts on the UK scene.

Fresh from supporting Ed Gamble on his UK Tour, Petts uses her trademark cerebral “laddishness” to examine her desperate attempts at living in the moment, the darts and her (strictly non-romantic) love for men.

As seen on Hypothetical (Dave), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV) and The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2).

Do not miss Petts' debut tour!

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
26/06/2022 20:00
Salford Dance Explosion

**Please note: ** Tickets for these events are currently only available to the schools, colleges and dance academies taking part. If you have been sent a direct ticket link to book please use that or, if you have been given a booking code , please enter your code into the Promotion Code box in the top right hand  corner of this page to access tickets. 

A 3 day festival of dance performances from local schools, colleges and dance academies showcasing a full range of genres celebrating dance.

Monday 27th July
Danceworks x 2
Miss Joanne Farnell
Dance4Fun
Rachel Walker
St Marys
Christ the King
Moorside Primary
St Andrews, Eccles
Loretto College

Tuesday 28th
Reflections
FD Academy
Funkey Dance
Miss Joanne Farnell
Abigail Bibby
Rachel Walker
St Charles
Mill Green
Cathedral
Holy Cross College
St Peters RC, Rossendale
 
Wednesday 29th
Reflections x 2
Ward Academy
Theatreworks Bury
Miss Joanne Farnell
Rachel Walker
Pendleton College
St Marks
Coop Academy, Walkden
Irlam Endowed
St Andrews, Boothstown


The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
27/06/2022 to 29/06/2022
Cluedo
Was it Miss Scarlet, with the revolver in the dining room, or was it Professor Plum, with the lead pipe in the library?……..
 
Based on the classic detective board game loved by generations and the hit 1985 film CLUE, the brand new stage play of CLUEDO is coming to The Lowry Theatre next Spring. This UK premier production is directed by Mark Bell, director of the award winning The Play That Goes Wrong and A Comedy About A Bank Robbery and just like the game, it promises audiences of all ages a nostalgic, fun and thrilling evening of entertainment.
 
When Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock, Revered Green, Mrs. White and Colonel Mustard all arrive at a country house one dark and stormy evening, they are concerned to find they have all received the same mysterious invitation from Lord Boddy. What’s clear is that they all have something to hide and the mystery and hysteria grows, as the inhabitants and guests of Boddy Manor start being killed, with a variety of familiar weapons, leaving everyone to wonder, who will be next! 
 
This hilarious spoof of a thriller, will keep you guessing right up to the finale as both the audience and actors onstage try to work out whodunnit….with what... and where!!
The Lowry Theatre, Salford
27/06/2022 to 02/07/2022
Behind the Scenes Tours
Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport's magnificent 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Many of the greatest stage and screen stars of yesteryear and the modern day have appeared in person on stage or on the giant silver screen here at The Plaza since her doors first opened. Here is your chance to have a guided tour behind the scenes of this magnificent building of international significance with tickets sale proceeds going towards our ongoing Maintenance and Restoration Appeal.

Kindly note that access for this tour does include stairs.

Buy your tickets in advance or simply turn up on the day....
The Plaza, Stockport
29/06/2022 to 21/09/2022
Gandeys Circus - Llandudno
LLANDUDNO – Bodafon Fields, Gwynedd, LL30 3BB
29/06/2022 to 03/07/2022
Summer Diesel Gala
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East Lancashire Railway
30/06/2022 to 02/07/2022
Larry Dean

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award-nominee and star of Live At The Apollo returns with a brand new hour of "confessional storytelling at its funniest" (Herald ★★★★★).  As seen on Michael McIntyre's Big Show, Mock The Week and Roast Battle. "Destined to become a household name" Telegraph ★★★★

Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show 2018.
Winner of the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show 2016.
Nominee for Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2015.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
30/06/2022 20:00
Housewives On Holiday (Adults Only)
The Plaza, Stockport
01/07/2022 19:30
Fleetwood Bac
The Rumours are true: Fleetwood Bac are coming 'Bac' to The Old Courts!
The Old Courts, Wigan
01/07/2022 20:30
A Taste of Italy
Avon Valley Railway
02/07/2022 to 03/09/2022
Lost In Music - One Night At The Disco
Get ready to recreate the Magical 70's and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic.

This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals. So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more!

Note: This is a tribute show and is in no way affiliated with any original artists/estates/management companies or similar shows. Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme.
The Plaza, Stockport
02/07/2022 19:30
The Dawning - Lowry CAT Showcase
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
02/07/2022 to 03/07/2022
Pudding Club dining train
Avon Valley Railway
03/07/2022 to 04/09/2022
The Carpenters Story - Goodbye To Love 2021 Tour

Rescheduled from Friday 22nd May 2020, Friday 11th September 2020 and Saturday 17th July 2021

This highly acclaimed production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular celebration of the classic songbook that made The Carpenters a legend in the world of popular music, selling over 100 million albums and singles.

This brand new show for 2021 once again features the outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley, with Musical Director Phil Aldridge leading The Carpenters Story Orchestra as they re-create Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements.

Featuring all of the Carpenters hit songs including (They Long To Be) Close To You, Yesterday Once More, We’ve Only Just Begun, Superstar, A Song For You, Rainy Days & Mondays, Goodbye to Love and many more!

The Plaza, Stockport
03/07/2022 19:30
Fran Lebowitz

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators.

An American original and purveyor of urban cool, the cultural satirist and author is pointed, forthright, unapologetically opinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on American life. Lebowitz’s recent Netflix documentary series directed by good friend Martin Scorsese, Pretend It’s A City, was an unmitigated hit with its offering of a tantalizing snapshot of New York in full bloom, along with Lebowitz’s lively and unapologetic commentary on what it means to live there.

For a limited run of dates, Lebowitz will be live in conversation, sharing her invariably cutting take on anything and everything; from growing up in New Jersey and being expelled from her high school for being a bad influence on her peers, to moving to New York City in the 70’s, and writing a column for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. She’ll offers insights on such timely issues as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, as well as on her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists, and baby strollers.

These events promise to be a balm in a wildly shifting world, offering spot-on observations about contemporary living and the opportunity to ask Lebowitz your own controversial questions. Do not miss it.

“No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” – Fran Lebowitz

Presented by Fane

An American original and purveyor of urban cool, thecultural satirist and author is pointed, forthright, unapologeticallyopinionated, and known for her hilariously dry social commentary on Americanlife. Lebowitz’s recent Netflix documentary series directed by good friendMartin Scorsese, Pretend It’s A City,was an unmitigated hit with its offering of a tantalizing snapshot of New Yorkin full bloom, along with Lebowitz’s lively and unapologetic commentary on whatit means to live there.

For a limited run of dates, Lebowitz will be live inconversation, sharing her invariably cutting take on anything and everything;from growing up in New Jersey and being expelled from her high school for beinga bad influence on her peers, to moving to New York City in the 70’s, andwriting a column for Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. She’ll offersinsights on such timely issues as gender, race, gay rights, and the media, aswell as on her own pet peeves—including celebrity culture, tourists, and babystrollers.

These events promise to be a balm in a wildly shiftingworld, offering spot-on observations about contemporary living and theopportunity to ask Lebowitz your own controversial questions. Do not miss it.

“No animal should ever jump up on the dining room furnitureunless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.” – FranLebowitz

Presented by Fane

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
03/07/2022 19:30
Opera North - Orpheus
The Aldridge Studio, The Lowry, Salford
05/07/2022 19:00
Derren Brown: Showman
Derren Brown returns to the stage with his brand-new live show!
 
The multi award-winning master of mind control and psychological illusion, Derren Brown, is at his very best on stage. His one-man shows have received wide critical acclaim and more Olivier wins and nominations than any other in history!
 
Now with his first brand new theatre show in five years, Derren Brown returns to astonish and amaze audiences up and down the country. The content of Showman remains a closely-guarded secret, but if you’ve seen him before, you know you’re in for a powerhouse treat!
 
"All I can reveal is that the show will ultimately be about you, the audience member, because that’s what I find most interesting. There are places I’d like to take the audience where we haven’t been before. I always aim to have it deliver more than you'd expect. I’m excited to be at the starting point of that process. Getting it on the road will be my favourite part of the year."Derren Brown
 

Not suitable for under 12s
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
05/07/2022 to 16/07/2022
Simply Dylan - Celebrating Bob Dylan's 80th Birthday
A TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN, NOT A BOB DYLAN TRIBUTE BAND
Simply Dylan is as straightforward as the title suggests: no frills, no gimmicks and no pretense. Led by front man John O’Connell, the band delivers a tribute to Bob Dylan celebrating the rich and diverse work of the award-winning artist. It is their interpretations, precise playing and high energy renditions of some of Dylan's back catalogue that has caught the attention of many Bobcats.
What started as a modest project in 2011, recognizing Dylan's 70th Birthday, the success of the band has been nothing short of remarkable from selling out the Cavern Club 6 times, to receiving fantastic reviews from audiences across the UK, to opening up the Isle of Wight Festival on the Big Top Stage. 
Ten years on, 2021 will see the band celebrate Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday, touring the UK and once again honoring one of the world’s most prodigious songwriters.
PRESS QUOTES:
“Together, they marry the extraordinary range and beauty of Dylan's lyrics with the joyous and exuberant, celebratory sound I have always secretly wanted to hear whenever, in recent decades, I have listened to Bob Dylan.”
Alan Bleasdale, Playwright
A show every Bob Dylan fan should see.” 
Louder than War

“Johnny is one of the most talented musicians I have come across and his Dylan set is effortlessly brilliant."
Peter Hooton, The Farm

“There’s no attempt to look or dress like Dylan or imitate his voice. Instead you get John’s excellent and powerful voice, enunciating the words clearly backed up by a brilliant bassist and violinist.”
Trust the Wizards

“Great songs performed by musicians at the top of their game.”
Hub Review
The Bowdon Rooms - The Ballroom - Thursday 7th July 2022
07/07/2022 19:00
Film: To Sir, With Love - Cert PG
The Plaza, Stockport
08/07/2022
Charles Owen

Piano

Felix Mendelssohn Five Songs Without Words
C Schumann Romance in E Flat minor, Op. 11 No. 1
R Schumann Carnaval Op. 9
F Chopin 24 Preludes Op. 28

Following his last-minute step-in last summer, we are excited to invite back the outstanding pianist, Charles Owen.

Charles enjoys an extensive international career performing a wide-ranging repertoire to outstanding critical acclaim. For this concert, Charles brings together four iconic, interconnected 19th century musicians to create a programme of enormous emotional range, creativity, and invention. Piano music was forever changed by the genius of Mendelssohn, Chopin and the Schumanns, taking the instrument and its repertoire to the greatest of imaginative heights.

There will be an interval.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

To purchase wheelchair accessible seating, please contact the BIF Box Office on 01298 72190

Buxton International Festival
08/07/2022 15:00
Swingtime Big Band featuring Emma Holcroft

This 18-piece big band was formed in 2013 by musical director Jez Murphy and quickly established a reputation as a dynamic and highly skilled outfit with fine musicianship and entertaining performances. They are complimented by Emma Holcroft, one of the UK’s leading vocalists, who sings a wide repertoire of classic jazz standards.

The band will perform your favourite songs from the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and more. They will also be swinging their way through classic big band favourites from the libraries of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Ted Heath, to name just a few. As a treat for Buxton, Ian Shaw and Guy Barker will guest with the band.


For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
08/07/2022 19:30
The Lancashire Hotpots Chips & Giggles
There’s only one thing more satisfying than a visit to the chippy and that’s an evening with The Lancashire Hotpots.  Bernard and the boys will be playing all your Lancashire Hotpot favourites: I Fear Ikea, Shopmobility Scooter and of course…Chippy Tea!  It’s going to be an unbeatable night of music and laughs for everyone.  Whether you’re up for a battered sausage or a tub or gravy you’re in for a great time with the Hotpots!
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/07/2022 20:00
Republica
Formed in the early 90's, Republica have achieved sales of over 3 Million Albums going Top 5 in UK, US and Europe and achieving Platinum Sales Worldwide.
The Old Courts, Wigan
08/07/2022 20:00
Behind the scenes photography experience
East Lancashire Railway
09/07/2022 to 10/09/2022
The Impossible Gentlemen

The Impossible Gentlemen were founded over a decade ago by internationally acclaimed piano sensation Gwilym Simcock and Salford guitarist and UK treasure Mike Walker.  The 2022 version welcomes new UK bass and drums superstars Laurence Cottle and Ian Thomas. Three albums on from their original line-up, the new unit promises to be nothing less than remarkable with four unique talents, all superb players, coming together to create something new and powerful.

Gwilym Simcock Piano
Mike Walker Guitar
Laurence Cottle Bass
Ian Thomas Drums

“Crazy name, crazy group, but crazy like foxes“. The Evening Standard *****

“world-class jazz – nothing short of sensational” The Guardian

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

To purchase wheelchair accessible seating, please contact the BIF Box Office on 01298 72190

Buxton International Festival
09/07/2022 15:00
Fabled Trio with Laura Jurd

Sam Rapley Sax and clarinet

Laura Jurd Trumpet

Matt Robinson Piano

Conor Chaplin Bass

Following the success of their eponymous EP in 2015, Fabled Trio released their debut album, Short Stories, to widespread critical acclaim in 2018. Drawing inspiration from Debussy, Tom Jobim, Tigran Hamasyan and Bon Iver, the music of Fabled explores the wealth of textures, harmonies and grooves available in the traditional jazz quintet setting. Heavily influenced by music for film and the relationship between music and storytelling, they are always searching for their own new ways to tell the classic, age-old stories.

Fabled Trio are joined by special guest Laura Jurd, who has developed a formidable reputation as one of the most distinctive and creative composer-performers to emerge from the UK in recent years.

‘Fabled’s every piece has its own melodic twists and turns, creating a series of real musical page-turners.’ All About Jazz

‘Rapley proves to be a sensitive and adaptable composer, his ability to craft calming melodies and rich textures brings an emotional weight and modernity to the majority of these recordings.’ – Mojo Magazine

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
09/07/2022 22:30
AMC Gospel Choir

AMC Gospel Choir offer a full-on Sunday gospel performance with a live band. AMC have toured with Hacienda Classical, have featured on Songs of Praise and have performed with Manchester Camerata. This punchy band, with mesmerising singers, make foot-stomping, on-your-feet music that combines gospel, sass and Motown. Expect rich, vibrant and joyful sounds guaranteed to make you move.

Neil has booked AMC four times and he understands why people love this group and six singers, ‘there is a direct connection between the band and the audience, so many good feelings spread amongst the room. The choice of songs, the love for the expression of joy. Combine the vocals with such great musicians and we have a recipe for success.’

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
10/07/2022 12:30
An Afternoon with Miriam Margolyes

Spend an afternoon in the company of one of Britain’s favourite (and naughtiest) national treasures, Miriam Margolyes, as she shares stories from her remarkable life.

BAFTA-winning actor, voice of everything from Monkey to the Cadbury’s Caramel Rabbit, creator of a myriad of unforgettable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, Miriam is one of the most recognisable actresses working today. Now, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her life story in her bestselling, award-winning memoir, This Much Is True.  

In conversation for this exclusive event, Miriam will take you on an extraordinary adventure through a truly independent mind and life. Find out how being conceived in an air-raid gave her curly hair, what pranks led to Miriam being known as the naughtiest girl Oxford High School ever had and how she ended up posing nude for Augustus John as a teenager. With a cast list stretching from Scorsese to Streisand, a cross-dressing Leonardo di Caprio to Isaiah Berlin, the evening promises to be jam-packed with jaw-dropping anecdotes.

Reliably outrageous and always entertaining, join Miriam for a riotous evening as full of life and surprises as the actress herself.

‘There is no one on earth quite so wonderful as Miriam Margolyes’ Stephen Fry 

Every ticket includes a paperback copy of This Much Is True.

10/07/2022 14:00
Xhosa Cole Quartet

The BBC Young Musician of the year 2018 brings his hard-hitting quartet to the festival. Playing inspired tunes from Dizzy, Clifford Brown, Dexter Gordon and Ornette Coleman, Xhosa stamps his own style on the classic jazz quartet. No longer a ‘rising star’, he’s now firmly established on the scene thanks to many festival appearances and his debut album K(no)w Them, K(no) Us with featured guest artists saxophonist Soweto Kinch and pianist Reuben James.

Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of the success of numerous community arts programmes in Birmingham including the Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, Jazzlines Ensemble and Birmingham Music Service. Having grown up in Handsworth and first played the Tenor at Andy Hamilton’s Ladywood Community Music School, he’s now among a long legacy of Birmingham Saxophonists including Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings. Xhosa has performed twice at the BBC Proms, composed music for the Ripieno Players, a Birmingham-based String Orchestra, recorded saxophone for Mahalia’s debut album ‘Love and Compromise’, completed a 22-date UK tour, all along side his studies as a scholar at Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Xhosa also received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘Best Newcomer’ in 2019 and Jazz FM ‘Breakthrough act of the year’.

Xhosa Cole Saxophone
Nathan England Jones Drums
Steve Saunders Guitar
Josh Vadiveloo Double Bass

‘The 24-year-old tenor saxophonist/composer is a British sensation’ DOWNBEAT

‘One of the most exciting releases of the year…’ Jazzwise

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
10/07/2022 15:30
Gibsons Dance Academy: Dance Dance Dance
The Plaza, Stockport
10/07/2022 17:30
Tina Live
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/07/2022 20:00
The Clare Teal Seven

Clare Teal
Joe Webb Piano
Giacomo Smith Clarinet & Sax
Pete Horsfall Trumpet
Dave Archer Guitar
Simon Little Bass
Ed Richardson Drums

Expect exhilarating swing as award-winning jazz vocalist and Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal, and a 6-piece band, celebrate 100 years of popular music.

Their programme features some of the greatest songs from the American and British Songbooks, as well as contemporary writers. The song list will include gems made famous by the first giants of the jazz age that still sound fresh and relevant today. Clare is always an entertaining and humorous host, and the evening will be packed with anecdotes and rich jazz infused repertoire. This promises to be full of joyous, uplifting and inspirational music performed by the very best.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
10/07/2022 20:00
Kirk McElhinney Trio

Kirk McElhinney Guitars/Vocals
John Ellis Piano/Vocals
Andy Hay Drums

A very cool, mellow gig to close our weekend festival, Kirk calls his sound Urban Folk. Described by Nitin Sawney as ‘a melting pot of sonic bliss’, Kirk is joined by two artists in their own right to form this beautiful sound.

Andy Hay on drums recently released his second album after the acclaimed “Many Rivers” made its mark on the British music scene.

Long time collaborator John Ellis has worked with The Cinematic Orchestra, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lily Allen, Tom Jones and so many more

All three blend together vocally and musically with real fire and soul.
 
Kirk is a national treasure and to see him with the trio is to see him truly in his element. His songs and his delivery have an uncanny ability to capture people’s hearts and move minds and bodies.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
10/07/2022 22:30
George Monbiot - Regenesis

Regenesis: Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet

Around the world, farming has been wiping out vast habitats, depleting freshwater, polluting oceans, and accelerating global heating, while leaving millions undernourished and unfed. Increasingly, there are signs that the system itself is beginning to flicker. George Monbiot suggests there is another way and shows how the hidden biological universe beneath our feet could transform what we eat and how we grow it – from the fruit and vegetable growers who cultivate pests as well as potatoes; through producers of perennial grains who are liberating their fields from ploughs; and much, much more.

Interviewed by Mark Cocker.

Sponsored by Buxton Civic Association

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
12/07/2022 12:30
Marcus Du Sautoy

Thinking Better: The Art of the Shortcut

How do you remember more and forget less? How can you earn more and become more creative just by moving house? And how do you pack a car boot most efficiently? Mathematics is full of better ways of thinking, and with over 2,000 years of knowledge to draw on, TV favourite and Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy interrogates his passion for shortcuts. After all, shortcuts have enabled so much of human progress, whether in constructing the first cities around the Euphrates 5,000 years ago, using calculus to determine the scale of the universe or in writing today’s algorithms that help us find a new life partner.

Interviewed by Gerry Northam.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
13/07/2022 12:30
Joanna MacGregor

G Ligeti Musica ricercata, Op. 1 No. 1-8
F Liszt Funérailles
R Wagner (arr. Z Kocsis) Prelude from Tristan und Isolde
R Wagner (arr. F Liszt) Isolde’s Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
F Schubert Sonata in B flat major, D. 960

Joanna MacGregor CBE is one of the world’s most innovative musicians. She has appeared as a soloist with the world’s leading orchestras, performing in over eighty countries. Joanna has premiered many landmark works – from Harrison Birtwistle to John Adams and James MacMillan – and is a regular broadcaster, appearing regularly at the BBC Proms.  At the heart of her programme are transcriptions of the Prelude and Liebestod from Wagner’s seminal music drama Tristan und Isolde.

This event has an interval.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
13/07/2022 15:00
Sarah Millican: Bobby Dazzler

The hilarious Sarah Millican is back on tour with a Bobby Dazzler of a new stand-up show.

In this, her sixth international tour, you’ll learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, how to throw poo over a wall, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger, a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a floatation tank can actually be.

Sarah has spent the last year writing jokes and growing her backside. She can’t wait to get back on the road and make you laugh.

sarahmillican.co.uk
@sarahmillican75

Age Guidance: Not Suitable for under 16s

The Plaza, Stockport
13/07/2022 20:00
Neil Sands - Happy And Glorious
The Plaza, Stockport
14/07/2022 14:00
The National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Basie & Beyond

The NYJO 18-piece ensemble performs classic works led by their Artistic Director, Mark Armstrong.

Since roaring from the American imagination over a hundred years ago, jazz has been thrilling audiences across the world. William James Basie is an icon. His impact on the jazz canon cannot be overstated. He formed the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 and led the ensemble for over 50 years. As jazz transitioned from the dance floor to the concert platform, Basie kept the spirit of swing alive, transforming the music for the atomic era, but keeping true to the soul of its roots.

This programme explores the impact on popular music made by Basie and the twentieth-century Black American artists that followed: Frank Foster, Dizzy Gillespie, Tadd Dameron, Oliver Nelson, Quincy Jones, Thad Jones. To their lives and struggle we owe an unpayable debt.

‘I have been in love with swing since playing Splanky for the first time as a teenage trumpet player. As I have explored this music I have drawn constant inspiration from the combination of a great groove and the variety of colours that skilled writers create, from raw excitement to subtle, expressive textures. To work out how to take the music forward we need to celebrate its past, acknowledging that although we may not have had the experiences and background of the musicians who created it, we can learn something of this through their music and demonstrate its importance and vitality to a modern audience. This is especially true when it’s performed by musicians of the same kind of age as the members of these bands were back in the day. I hope you enjoy listening to this music as much as the band enjoy playing it!’ – Mark Armstrong

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
14/07/2022 20:00
The Lady Boys of Bangkok 2022 - Summer of Fun Tour - Aberdeen (ladyboys)
The Sabai Pavilion, Aberdeen AB24 5EN
15/07/2022 to 30/07/2022
The Ray Davies Songbook – Ben Crosland

Ben Crosland Bass
Theo Travis Saxes
John Etheridge Guitar
Steve Lodder Piano/keyboards
Nic France Drums

Ray Davies’ songs are rooted in the blues, music hall, popular song, variety and musical theatre – the perfect vehicles for jazz interpretation. Ben Crosland began his musical education at the age of 13 by taking up the drums, and the Kinks’ singles were constantly on the Dansette as he played along in his bedroom. Fifty years on, as bandleader and composer/arranger, he is again discovering new subtleties and strengths in these wonderful compositions and has assembled a quintet of international quality to perform these imaginative arrangements.

‘Ray Davies’ tunes – evocative, catchy and deceptively simple. By recasting them in the jazz idiom and delicately elaborating their harmonies, bassist and composer Ben Crosland brings them out in a fresh glow. It’s remarkable how comfortable these melodies sound in their new settings’. – The Observer

‘Given the number of hit songs Ray Davies has written over his years fronting The Kinks, it’s astonishing that nothing like this CD has ever seen the light of a laser… So you wait fifty years for one song and then twelve expertly arranged jazz covers of The Kinks’ music arrive at once…

What distinguishes this set are the sensitive and sophisticated arrangements….This is a very welcome release of deft and intelligent interpretations, celebrating the idiosyncratic songs of Ray Davies, a man without whom twentieth century popular music would certainly have been the poorer’. – All About Jazz

For more information on the 2022 festival visit
www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
15/07/2022 20:00
Jack Lukeman
The Square Chapel, Halifax
15/07/2022 20:00
An Audience with Tez Ilyas
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
15/07/2022 20:00
Day Out With Thomas at Whistlestop Valley
Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 9XJ
16/07/2022 to 17/07/2022
Day Out With Thomas at Caledonian Railway
The Station, Park Road, Brechin, DD9 7AF
16/07/2022 to 28/08/2022
Cube Choir presents: A Positive Note
The Square Chapel, Halifax
16/07/2022 19:30
Jon Courtenay: Against The Odds

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Presents…

Jon Courtenay: The Big C

Edinburgh Preview

Having triumphed on Britain's Got Talent, Jon combines comedy, music and drama in a brand new show exploring the true story of his television success while secretly fighting for his life. Accompany him backstage as he wrestles jokes and jeopardy to survive not only the competition but also to just….survive. Doctors and Nurses, Judges and Jokers all become players in Jon’s musical journey through jubilation, heartache, tumours and television. Reminding you that laughter can be the best medicine, but so can immunotherapy.

As seen on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway

“WONDERFUL” Simon Cowell

The Studio, The Lowry, Salford
16/07/2022 20:00
Glory Days - A tribute to Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
Glory Days have been playing together for more than 20 years.The band is made up of long-time Springsteen fans who lovingly recreate the power and poetry of a Springsteen show, playing not only the crowd pleasing greatest hits, but also some less well known album tracks for the hard core fans.

The full E-Street, seven piece line-up will take you on a blast down Thunder Road playing all the classics on the way. These musicians can rock for over three hours and give you that Bruce experience you thought you just couldn't get anymore. Sets have included just about everything over the years and you will always be treated to a great mix of songs, from Jungleland and Thunder Road to The River and Promised Land, they pick from the best back catalogue around. When The Boss stays home, Glory Days will give you what you need... Jersey style!
The Old Courts, Wigan
16/07/2022 20:30
Sausages, Cider & Steam
Avon Valley Railway
17/07/2022 to 11/09/2022
Jeremy Sassoon's MOJO

Musicians Of Jewish Origin

Jeremy Sassoon Piano & Vocals
Nicola Farnon Bass
Phil Johnson Drums

 ‘Jeremy Sassoon packed out the house, had the audience, of all ages, up on their feet, dancing. He is a fantastic storyteller and talented musician, with beautiful interpretations of classic songs’ JW3

Renowned UK singer-pianist Jeremy Sassoon narrates and performs his history of Jewish songwriters from the piano, supported by his trio. The show starts with the golden era of Gershwin and the Great American Songbook and continues right up to the 21st century, spanning artists such as Carole King, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Randy Newman and Amy Winehouse. Jeremy is a captivating host and raconteur, armed with witty repartee and some surprising and little-known facts.

Expect great music, several laughs, some audience participation and a few surprises as Jeremy takes you on his personal journey through the contribution of Jewish songwriters to the wonderful world of contemporary music.

‘Sassoon is a charming and witty front-man, one of his skills being that he can make the audience feel immediately at ease…’ London Jazz News

‘An exceptional alliance of Art & Entertainment’ Manchester Jazz Festival

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

To purchase wheelchair accessible seating, please contact the BIF Box Office on 01298 72190

Buxton International Festival
17/07/2022 16:00
Buxton Festival Dance Band

Join us for a night in the beautiful surroundings of the Octagon as we take a step back in time.

Our very own 10-piece big band, a swinging rhythm section plus three saxophones, two trombones and two trumpets.  Guest singers are Andy Bayley and Emma Holcroft who will play the songs that makes you want to dance.

During the first set, as you sit back and enjoy a drink, our professional ballroom dancers will show you the moves, from tango to foxtrot, to jive to rumba. After the interval, the floor is open for us all to have a go. So, be brave, bring your dancing shoes and get ready to dance. Waltz to Moon River, quickstep to Sing Sing Sing and get your Latin moves ready for Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
17/07/2022 20:00
Louise Alder & Joseph Middleton

 

Buxton International Festival
18/07/2022 12:00
Piccadilly (1929)

Piccadilly, a black & white silent film with an introduction by John Shapcott and live accompaniment by pianist Ashley Thompson.

Directed by Ewald André Dupont, with a screenplay by Arnold Bennett, the Jazz Age film Piccadilly (1929) contrasts London’s glamorous West End night life with a threatening Limehouse underworld. Martin Scorsese calls it ‘Bold, beautifully crafted…one of the truly great films of the silent era’. Anna May Wong’s performance as the scullery maid who becomes an overnight cabaret sensation made her the first Chinese American super star, whilst giving the film classic status.

Ashley Thompson’s live musical accompaniment recreates the immediacy of music and image that made silent cinema so magical.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
18/07/2022 20:00
Philippa Forrester

In conversation with Mark Cocker

On the Trail of Wolves: A British Adventure in the Wild West

When TV Presenter Philippa Forrester and her nature-loving family moved to the wilds of Grand Teton National Park, they quickly learned to love the wildlife of Wyoming and nearby Yellowstone. But nothing she had learned from her studies in the UK could have prepared her for the reality of living amongst the grizzlies, elk and wolves of her new home nor the antipathy of some of her neighbours about sharing their land with wolves. Philippa journeyed with conservationists, rangers, hunters and ranch owners to investigate when, and why, opinions on wolves became so polarised.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
19/07/2022 11:30
Manchester Camerata with the Brodsky Quartet and Jess Gillam

S Feshareki Venus/ZOREH

A Glazunov Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra Op. 109

C Shaw Entr’acte (version for string orchestra)

E Elgar Introduction and Allegro (with the Brodsky Quartet)

P Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence (version for string orchestra)

This concert brings together two outstanding ensembles, both hailing from Manchester and both celebrating their 50th anniversary. Joining them for this festive occasion is one of British music’s brightest young stars, saxophonist Jess Gillam. She plays Glazunov’s expressive and virtuosic Concerto for Alto Saxophone. The programme also features two compelling works by young female composers, Shiva Feshareki and Caroline Shaw and concludes with Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, inspired by the composer’s rejuvenating stay in Italy in 1890.

This event has an interval.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
19/07/2022 15:00
The Jess Gillam Ensemble

A musical force of nature, Jess Gillam has been forging her own adventurous path since she shot to fame becoming the first saxophonist to reach the finals of BBC Young Musician and the youngest ever soloist to perform at the Last Night of the Proms. Passionate about inspiring and bringing joy to people through music, Jess invites audiences on journeys of musical discovery through her electrifying performances and eclectic programming.

Her infectious enthusiasm and passion for classical and non-classical music lights up every stage and in her newly formed Jess Gillam Ensemble she brings together a group of brilliant musicians who share her bold, uplifting and open-minded approach. After topping the classical charts with her latest album TIME, Jess performs music from the record  This promises to be an explosive concert designed to showcase the diversity, dynamism and versatility of the saxophone, and to inspire audiences to reflect, dance and smile!

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
19/07/2022 20:00
Ceremony 9: School of Health and Society

More information and the full Summer Graduation 2022 Ceremony Schedule can be found on our graduation ceremony page.

School of Health and Society
(Class of 2022)

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
20/07/2022 13:30
Film: Downton Abbey: A New Era (Cert PG)
The Plaza, Stockport
20/07/2022 to 23/07/2022
Ceremony 11: School of Science, Engineering & Environment

More information and the full Summer Graduation 2022 Ceremony Schedule can be found on our graduation ceremony page.

School of Science, Engineering & Environment
(Class of 2022)

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
21/07/2022 10:15
Lady Hale

Spider Woman: A Life

As President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale won global attention in finding the 2019 prorogation of Parliament to be unlawful. Yet that dramatic moment was merely the pinnacle of a career of pioneering judicial reform.

How does a self-professed ‘girly swot’ get ahead and become the most senior judge in the country in a profession dominated by men? A lifelong smasher of glass-ceilings, who took as her motto ‘women are equal to everything’, her landmark rulings in areas including domestic violence, divorce, mental health and equality were her attempt to correct that.

Sponsored by No.6 The Square Tearooms

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Buxton International Festival
21/07/2022 12:30
Ceremony 12: School of Science, Engineering & Environment

More information and the full Summer Graduation 2022 Ceremony Schedule can be found on our graduation ceremony page.

School of Science, Engineering & Environment
(Class of 2022)

21/07/2022 13:30
Dominic Halpin & The Honey B’s - Swing Band

Dominic Halpin Guitar and Vocals
Ben Wiltshire Bass
Richard Wetherall Piano
Jonathan Price Drums
Kim Nishikawara Saxophone

Dominic Halpin & The Honey B’s present live music at its very best. Great jazz and swing tunes from Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Elvis Presley, Louis Prima and Frank Sinatra amongst many others. The Honey B’s are just the best swing band, playing great music from the 1950s onwards. My Baby Just Cares For Me, Fly Me To The Moon, Buono Sera, The Way You Look Tonight, I’m in the Mood, Americano and many, many more.

 It’s hard to compare Dominic to anyone, but waiter if you please: ‘Two shots of Italian Dean Martin croon, a slice of Frank Sinatra swing, blend that together with a healthy dash of good old Elvis… Bang! you have it’… Waiter, make mine a double – shaken AND stirred!

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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Buxton International Festival
21/07/2022 20:00
Ceremony 16: Salford Business School

More information and the full Summer Graduation 2022 Ceremony Schedule can be found on our graduation ceremony page.

Salford Business School
(Class of 2022)

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
22/07/2022 16:15
Rob Bowden King - Musicals and Me

Local lad and star of Britain’s Got Talent and BBC One’s All Together Now, Rob Bowden King comes to The Bowdon Rooms for his first ever solo concert in his home town of Altrincham.

Labelled a “West End wonder in the making” by Simon Cowell, Rob takes you on a personal journey through his favourite songs from the West End musicals that formed his love for theatre.
He is joined on stage by some special guests and the stunning Magic Voices Choir, this is set to be a magical evening not to be missed!

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday 22nd July 2022
22/07/2022 19:30
The Blow Monkeys
The Old Courts, Wigan
22/07/2022 20:00
Nigel Price Organ Trio with Vasilis Xenopoulos

Nigel Price Guitar
Ross Stanley B3 Hammond Organ
Joel Barford Drums
Vasilis Xenopoulos Tenor Saxophone

If you like your jazz fast and hard and appreciate the beautiful sound of the Hammond Organ, this is the gig for you.

The Nigel Price Organ Trio, nominated for the 2021 Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘Best ensemble’ (they won in 2010) and winners of the 2016 British Jazz Award for ‘Best Small Group’, will be playing selections from their vast back catalogue as well as the recently released and critically acclaimed Wes Re-Imagined (2021 Ubuntu), an album that celebrates the compositions of jazz guitar icon Wes Montgomery, but reworked into new, exciting and unexpected feels.
 
They will be joined by the jazz saxophone virtuoso Vasilis Xenopoulos. Expect a night of exciting interplay, outrageous solos and a few laughs too!

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

To purchase wheelchair accessible seating, please contact the BIF Box Office on 01298 72190

Buxton International Festival
22/07/2022 20:00
Iain Dale, Colleen Graffy, Justin Webb and Sir Christopher Meyer

The Presidents: 250 Years of American Political Leadership

American politics remains deeply divided but in so many ways it always had been. Anglo-American relations were also fraught for much of the first 150 years of the new American Republic. Only since the 1940s has the supposed ‘special relationship’ existed. Our discussion will explain why slavery and race have transcended the term of office of every President.  Broadcaster Iain Dale leads his expert line up, consisting of former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy Colleen Graffy; former BBC North American Editor Justin Webb; and Ambassador to the US (1997- 2003) Sir Christopher Meyer.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

To purchase wheelchair accessible seating, please contact the BIF Box Office on 01298 72190

Buxton International Festival
23/07/2022 12:00
Murder Mystery dining train
Avon Valley Railway
23/07/2022 to 24/09/2022
Ian Shaw and his Quartet - When Joni met Bowie

Ian Shaw Vocals
Barry Green Piano
Dave Ohm Drums
Simon Little Bass
David Preston Guitar

Award-winning vocalist and ‘a true song stylist for our times’ Downbeat, USA

Shaw salutes two song writing titans and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artists in this tribute to David Bowie and Joni Mitchell.

Shaw has recorded a critically highly praised album of Joni Mitchell (Drawn To All Things) and has a personal connection to both, which is the core of this exciting show. In this performance, Ian is joined by his band to play his arrangements of these songs by two of the most popular and influential artists of recent decades.

For more information on the 2022 festival visit www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

To purchase wheelchair accessible seating, please contact the BIF Box Office on 01298 72190

Buxton International Festival
23/07/2022 20:00
Strange Doors
The Old Courts, Wigan
23/07/2022 20:00
Jane McDonald

Jane McDonald – Let the light in

Jane McDonald is back in 2021 with her brand new ‘Let the Light In’ tour.

TheBAFTA award-winning star always delivers a phenomenal show along with herfantastic live band and backing singers. With stunning production and a newline-up of songs her ‘Let the Light In’ tour promises to be the best one yet.

After her sell out tours of 2018 and 2019 you’ll need to book early to secureyour seat for this fabulous evening of music and laughter.

23/07/2022 20:00
Rob Bell – Everything is Spiritual

A new guide to science, art, sex and death from the New York Times bestselling
author of Love Wins

In Everything is Spiritual, the author Rob Bell explores how ideas about creation, love and connection
shaped him and how they shape every one of us. Bell observes that more than anything, people want to
understand their purpose here on earth. And when you embrace who and where you come from, including
your wounds, your pains and your regrets, you will discover that lurking there in the mess of life is an
invitation to expand - just as the universe has been expanding for 13 billion years.

Written in a lyrical, almost stream of consciousness style this wide-ranging book shares stories from Bell's
life to illuminate lessons about the world around you to help you find purpose, meaning and connection.

'Rob Bell might have left the church, but he will always be my minister - in the purest and most uncorrupted
sense of that word. Nobody else can take ancient teachings and modern science, and blend them together
into wisdom that makes sense to me, and heals me. Rob's unorthodox and bold thinking stirs my
intellect, comforts my heart and makes me believe that - within all the frightening chaos of the unknowable
universe - I still have a sacred place. His work is a sacred gift to a troubled world.’

Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic

Rob Bell is the New York Times bestselling author of ten books, including Velvet Elvis, Drops Like
Stars and Love Wins, which have been translated into 25 languages. His podcast, called RobCast, was in the
iTunes 'Best of 2015' list. He's toured with Oprah, has been profiled in The New Yorker, and in
2011, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
He does regular shows at Largo, a comedy and music club in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife
Kristen and their three kids.

*Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
23/07/2022 20:00
Bhajan Ganga - An evening of devotional songs, Kirtan, Aaradhna

Raga Jyoti Presents 

Event Title: Bhajan Ganga - An evening of devotional songs, Kirtan, Aaradhna 

with Rakesh Joshi

Renowned musicians will accompany on Sitar, Veena, Bansuri, Santoor, Guitar, Tabla, Mridangam, Percussions & Choir singers

 

Newly composed and popular bhajans, based on various ragas and divine mood.

Please come to enjoy the soothing, uplifting and joyful songs, accompanied by an ensemble of Indian & Western musicians. 

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/07/2022 19:00
Showcase 22

SHOWCASE returns!

Seven musical theatre companies bring you selections from their favourite

West End & Broadway shows.

Supporting Teenage Cancer Trust

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/07/2022 19:15
What’s Love Got To Do With It? - A Tribute To Tina Turner
Tina Turner fans should get ready to party as the smash hit touring show What’s Love Got To Do With It? arrives in Stockport in the second year of its massive UK tour. What's Love Got To Do With It? is a joyous show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.

Launched in 2019, the show has been selling out theatres in towns and cities across the UK. Now, as part of the 2020 tour, What’s Love Got To Do With It? is set to wow fans when it heads to the Plaza on Friday, June 19 2020.
The Plaza, Stockport
24/07/2022 19:30
Film: The Duke (Cert 12A)
The Plaza, Stockport
29/07/2022 11:00
Film: The Servant - (Cert 12A)
The Plaza, Stockport
29/07/2022 19:30
Diesel Enthusiast Days
Avon Valley Railway
30/07/2022 10:45
The Gruffalo

Tall Stories presents

The Gruffalo

Based on the picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood...

Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl and the high-spirited Snake. Will the story of the terrifying Gruffalo save Mouse from ending up as dinner for these hungry woodland creatures? After all, there’s no such thing as a Gruffalo – is there?

Songs, laughs and monstrous fun for children aged 3 and up and their grown-ups, in the much-loved show that’s toured Britain and the world!

The Quays Theatre, Salford
30/07/2022 to 21/08/2022
Bootleg Blondie
Established in 2001 this band are the only Blondie tribute to play the legendary CBGB in
New York City before it's demise in 2006 and unique in that not only have they had the honour to be thanked on Blondie’s 11th album ‘Pollinator’ but have actually played not one but two tours in the UK with Blondie’s legendary drummer Clem Burke, under the band name CBBB (Clem Burke & Bootleg Blondie).
The Old Courts, Wigan
30/07/2022 19:30
test 2022
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The lowry
01/08/2022 10:00
An Evening With David Sedaris
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition. Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso has been nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category.
 
Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. In 2018 he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In March 2019 he was elected as a member into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
 
He and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name “The Talent Family” and have written half-a-dozen plays which have been produced at La Mama, Lincoln Center, and The Drama Department in New York City. These plays include Stump the Host, Stitches, One Woman Shoe, which received an Obie Award, Incident at Cobbler’s Knob, and The Book of Liz, which was published in book form by Dramatists Play Service. 
 
Sedaris’s original audio pieces can often be heard on the public radio show This American Life. He has been nominated for three Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word and Best Comedy Album. His latest audio recording of new stories (recorded live) is “David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure” (November 2009). A feature film adaptation of his story C.O.G. was released after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (2013). Since 2011, he can be heard annually on a series of live recordings on BBC Radio 4 entitled “Meet David Sedaris.” 
 
As a companion piece to his New York Times best-selling book Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002), Jeffrey Jenkins published and edited an art book of Sedaris’s diary covers, entitled David Sedaris Diaries: A Visual Compendium. He is currently working on a second volume of his diaries.
 
You can follow David on Facebook at www.facebook.com/davidsedaris
or visit his official website at http://www.davidsedarisbooks.com/
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
01/08/2022 19:00
SIX (2022)

DIVORCED ★ BEHEADED ★ LIVE!

The international smash hit musical SIX makes its royal return to Salford!

Multi award-winning, with a spectacularly successful sound-track storming charts across the globe, this sell-out Tudor take-off has ‘an incredibly strong and powerful message. Boundary-pushing, genre-redefining’ (The Australian) and is ‘pure entertainment’ (The New York Times).
 
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an 80-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

Think you know the rhyme, think again...

Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!

★★★★★
‘The most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch’
Evening Standard

★★★★★
‘80 minutes of exhilarating entertainment from 6 killer Queens.
They will, they will rock you!’
Daily Express

★★★★★
‘SIX is a marvellous show. A royal treat’
Daily Telegraph

★★★★★
‘Smart. Sassy. I’d give this ridiculously fun musical six stars if I could”
Sunday Express

★★★★★
‘Captivating and exhilarating. Do yourself a favour and go and party with SIX.
You won’t regret it!’
Attitude

★★★★
‘Bursting at the corset with 21st Century sass and attitude’
Daily Mail

 

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
02/08/2022 to 14/08/2022
ELO Again
The Plaza, Stockport
04/08/2022 19:30
Celebrate the music of GEORGE MICHAEL!
The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Friday 5th August 2022
05/08/2022 19:00
Lionel - The Music of Lionel Richie
Following his recent appearances with Lionel Richie himself on ITV’s ‘Sunday Night At The Palladium’ and the ‘Graham Norton Show’ for the BBC, Malcolm Pitt delivers a powerhouse and breathtaking performance in this high octane show celebrating the music of Lionel Richie and the Commodores. This award winning five star production also features a stellar line-up of world class musicians including musical director, Jonny Miller from Talon.

‘Dancing On The Ceiling’, ‘Hello’, ‘Three Times A Lady’, ‘Easy’, ‘All Night Long’ and many more...
The Plaza, Stockport
05/08/2022 19:30
Day Out With Thomas at East Lancashire Railway
East Lancashire Railway, Bolton Street Station, Bolton Street, Bury BL9 0EY
06/08/2022 to 02/10/2022
The Lady Boys of Bangkok 2022 – Summer of Fun Tour - Edinburgh (ladyboys)
Theatre Big Top, Festival Square, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9SU
06/08/2022 to 28/08/2022
Film: Sparrows Can't Sing - (Cert PG)
The Plaza, Stockport
06/08/2022 19:30
A Foreigners Journey
The Old Courts, Bolton
06/08/2022 20:00
Dinosaur Adventure Live
Bolton City Council, Bolton
07/08/2022
Totally Football Show

The Totally Football Show Live with James Richardson

 
The Totally Football Show heads up to (Greater) Manchester for their first ever appearance at The Lowry. 

Join Jimbo and Totally stalwarts Michael Cox (The Athletic) and Duncan Alexander (Opta) for some puns and punditry as the Premier League and Champions League approach squeaky bum time. Plus, they'll bring the Inter-Totally quiz to the stage, and tell tales far too salacious for the regular pod. Other guests to be announced.

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
09/08/2022 20:00
Everything Stops For Plaza Birthday Tea
The Plaza, Stockport
14/08/2022 16:00
Identical

Nottingham Playhouse and Kenny Wax Productions present 

IDENTICAL 

The twin-sational new musical based on the novel  

THE PARENT TRAP  

by Erich Kästner 

 

The world stage musical premiere of the classic story of twin girls separated at birth, reunited by chance at a summer camp ten years later. 

In an attempt to get to know their parents and reconcile the two halves of their family, they decide to swap places and live each other’s lives. 

The show is directed by Olivier and Tony award-winning Sir Trevor Nunn responsible for some of the greatest hits in the world (Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Cats and Sunset Boulevard). 

Identical has music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the multi award-winning writers whose scores include the Olivier Award-winning Honk! And the new songs, dance and vocal arrangements for the world-wide smash hit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of MaryPoppins. The book is by acclaimed writer Stuart Paterson whose stage adaptations include The Jungle Book and Kensuke’s Kingdom.

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
19/08/2022 to 03/09/2022
The Rolling Stones Story
The Plaza, Stockport
19/08/2022 19:30
Gin Tasting Dinner
19/08/2022 19:30
The Jam'd
Widely regarded now as the Uk’s most authentic and leading tribute to The Jam
The Old Courts, Wigan
19/08/2022 20:30
Ireland The Show

Rescheduled from Saturday 22nd August 2020

Following a debut sell out nationwide tour to nightly standing ovations including the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow join an all-star cast of the Emerald Isles most talented singers and performers accompanied by the fabulous Keltic Storm band and world champion Shevlin Twins Irish dancers who starred in Lord of the Dance for an unmissable “Ireland the Show“ that will take you on a journey through the decades of a globally loved culture.

The show which has received high acclaim will feature all the well known ballads and singalongs like “Dirty Old Town“, “The Town I Loved So Well”, “ Tell Me Ma” and “The Irish Rover“ to name a small few. Add to that, a string of hilarious stories and jokes from our award winning comedian and topped off with energetic reels and jigs if it’s all things Irish you like then this is the show for you!

The Plaza, Stockport
20/08/2022 19:30
Riot Act
The Lowry, Digital, Online Event
22/08/2022 to 27/08/2022
Sarah and Duck


YOU’RE INVITED TO THE BIG TOP BIRTHDAY!

Join Sarah and her best friend Duck as they plan the ultimate circus soiree to help Scarf Lady celebrate her birthday. With entertainment lined up from a whole host of your favourite friends, including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, the party is ready to go! Let’s just hope the weather holds out…

Bursting with all the charm from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show, Sarah and Duck’s enchanting world is brought to life by the team behind The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show and Twirlywoos Live.  Packed full of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday promises to be a celebration for the whole family!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ‘A must see. Equally as enjoyable for little people and big people!’ Kiddomag
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ‘Like the cartoon has come to life’ What’s Good To Do
★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ‘It wove a magical spell over the whole theatre. A hugely enjoyable and utterly charming show’ Theatre News

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
23/08/2022 to 28/08/2022
Peppa Pig and Family Fun Day
    .  
East Lancashire Railway
25/08/2022 to 26/08/2022
Stars Live On Stage
The Plaza, Stockport
25/08/2022
Film: The Godfather - (Cert 15)
The Plaza, Stockport
26/08/2022 19:30
Manchester Jazz Festival - Mulatu Astatke
Manchester Jazz Festival
26/08/2022 20:00
Day Out With Thomas at Swindon & Cricklade Railway
Blunsdon Station, Tadpole Lane, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 2DA
27/08/2022 to 29/08/2022
Day Out With Thomas at East Anglian Railway Museum
Chappel & Wakes Colne Station, Station Road, Wakes Colne, Colchester, Essex C06 2DS
27/08/2022 to 30/10/2022
Bolton Food & Drink Festival – The Hairy Bikers – Cookery Demonstration
The Albert Halls Complex
27/08/2022
Film: The Third Man - (Cert PG)
The Plaza, Stockport
27/08/2022 19:30
Heads Up! Music of Talking Heads
Psycho Killer - Qu'est-ce que c'est!
The Old Courts, Wigan
27/08/2022 20:30
Bolton Food & Drink Festival – Ainsley Harriott – Cookery Demonstration
The Albert Halls Complex
28/08/2022
Bolton Food & Drink Festival – James Martin – Cookery Demonstration
The Albert Halls Complex
29/08/2022
David Glover - HALIFAX IN THE 1970S
The Square Chapel, Halifax
31/08/2022 14:15
The Green Room: Claude Bourbon

“A breathtaking acoustic fusion of blues, jazz, classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso…” Altadena News, USA”

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories.

Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’.

Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach….

Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.


"Claude Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond... from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, holding audience attention under a musical spell, his music would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings." (G. Munn)

“ Claude Bourbon is a unique figure today… his playing is almost indescribable“ - The Hook, Charlottesville, USA

"Never heard anyone get that much beautiful sound out of a J-45", Bob, Tucson, AZ

The Plaza, Stockport
01/09/2022 19:30
The Guns & Roses Experience

" NOBODY DOES IT BETTER The biggest and best and most in Demand Gn'R tribute in Europe"
It does not get any closer than this people. Gn’Re have the only singer able to deliver the exact same unique vocal style and stage show synonymous with Classic Axl Rose.

Gn’Re have the only tribute band guitarist OFFICIALLY SUPPORTED by MARSHALL AMPS, just like the legend SLASH himself.

Together with 4 other Gn’R clones, these guys deliver a sound and look that is unequalled by any other band.
Since their very first gig the Guns N' Roses Experience train has been rolling at an incredible pace, visiting various Middle Eastern countries, mainland Europe, Cyprus, Ireland and all of the major venues in the UK.
With a true GN’R sound and stage show, In a bone-crushing two hour set all the essentials are covered with breathtaking accuracy including Welcome To The Jungle, November Rain, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City, Mr. Brownstone, You Could Be Mine, Nightrain, Rocket Queen, Knocking on Heaven’s Door and so much more...
Don’t miss the chance to see the most authentic live Guns ‘N Roses experience touring today.

The Old Courts, Wigan
02/09/2022 19:30
Jon Richardson: The Knitwit
Off The Kerb Productions Present:
Jon Richardson: The Knitwit

Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs?
Watch Jon pretend that these aren't his foremost concerns as he leaves home on his first tour since the last one.

Best known as a team captain on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Cats Countdown (Channel 4), host of Dave’s Ultimate Worrier, and upcoming sitcom Meet the Richardsons. As well as Would I Lie To You (BBC One), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), and Taskmaster (Dave).

STRICTLY 14+ Likely to be swearing and Adult content
The Plaza, Stockport
02/09/2022 to 20/01/2023
The Lady Boys of Bangkok 2022 - Summer of Fun Tour - Newcastle Upon Tyne (ladyboys)
Sabai Pavilion, Times Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4EP
03/09/2022 to 02/10/2022
Northern Soul Live
Back for a 5th Year the amazing Edwin Starr Band with Angelo Starr and Northern Soul Legend Lorraine Silver, this energetic and captivating show takes you through all the Northern Soul,  Motown and Soul classics such as: STOP HER ON SIGHT : LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER : WAR : BACKSTREETS : TIME : AGENT 00 SOUL : I HAVE FAITH IN YOU : 25 MILES : CONTACT : HAPPY RADIO : HIGHER & HIGHER : STAND BY ME : DANCING IN THE STREET : I’LL BE AROUND : MY GIRL : SUPERSTITION : LOST SUMMER LOVE: LANDSLIDE

The late great Edwin Starr's brother Angelo Starr is the original musical director of The Team. He has now taken over lead vocals performing all the fantastic Edwin Starr classics, plus dynamic performances of some great Motown & Soul covers. Edwin Starr's original 8-piece band The Team, who backed Edwin on all his shows are still intact, with sax, keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion & female backing vocalist. An amazing and energetic show, with an electric atmosphere.


Lorraine Silver is a Northern Soul Legend. She made a record 'Lost Summer Love' when she was only 13 in the mid '60s. This song became iconic at the legendary Wigan Casino in the '70s without her knowing anything about it until 1988.
The Plaza, Stockport
03/09/2022 19:45
Al Murray – Gig for Victory!

Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Gig For Victory
Brand new show

As the dust settles and we emerge blinking into the dawn of a new year, the men and women of this great country will need answers. Answers that they know they need, answers to questions they never knew existed.

And when that moment comes, who better to show the way, to provide those answers, than the people’s man of the people, the Pub Landlord? Steeped in the deep and ancient barroom wisdom of countless lock ins, the Pub Landlord is there to show the way.  Wherever you are, he will - within sensible travel limits and theatre booking policy - come, offering people thirsty for common sense a full pint of the good stuff.

‘Stand up Gold’
The Guardian

‘A supremely polished performer’
★★★★★
Mail on Sunday

‘Wickedly witty Stuff’
★★★★
The Telegraph

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
04/09/2022 19:30
Saturn Returns Podcast
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
04/09/2022 20:00
David Essex
Internationally renowned singer, composer and actor DAVID ESSEX OBE has announced his first major tour in over four years. The 18 date UK tour taking place in October 2020 will see him perform much loved hits spanning over his entire repertoire.
 
David first shot to fame when he went to an audition for the London production of the musical Godspell and was chosen by enthusiastic US producers for the role of Jesus. He received major awards and some ecstatic reviews which saw him lead a cast at the Roundhouse and then at the West End for two years.
 
Since then David Essex has enjoyed a remarkable career that has combined concerts, records, theatre, composing, films and television with striking success. He has written, recorded and produced albums that have sold millions of copies worldwide. He’s also had twenty-three Top 30 singles in Britain alone. These include the Grammy© nominated Rock On which not only topped the charts in Britain and the USA but sold over one million copies. Subsequent singles followed such as Lamplight, Hold Me Close and Gonna Make You A Star which made David a household name.  Mayhem ensued throughout the UK, with crowds for his concerts resembling Beatlemania and traffic stopping whenever he appeared.
 
David has continued to this day to produce and write albums including 2013’s Reflections and has contributed to stage and screen with the likes of Silver Dream Machine taken from Silver Dream Racer, in which he starred.
 
Acting credits also include That'll Be The Day, its sequel Stardust, Traveller, The Guvnors, Black Prince and more recently BBC TV's EastEnders as the head of the Moon family.  Theatre credits include outstanding performances in Evita, Boogie Nights 2, ELF!, Footloose, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects Of Love, plus his own musicals Mutiny! and All The Fun Of The Fair.
 
David has also written a bestselling poetry book Travelling Tinker Man & Other Rhymes plus two successful autobiographies A Charmed Life and Over The Moon, the latter a Number 1 Sunday Times Bestseller.
 
David Essex is the only artiste in the world to have achieved success in all areas of entertainment and continues to break boundaries with his unique talent. On the tour Essex said:
 
“I've had so many requests to tour again, so I’ve decided to do one more tour. I'm looking forward to touring the UK again in October 2020, it should be fun"”
The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
06/09/2022 19:00
Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch
The Quays Theatre, The Lowy Theatre, Salford
06/09/2022 to 10/09/2022
Thank You For The Music!
The Plaza, Stockport
07/09/2022 19:30
SIMON BRODKIN & FRIENDS COMEDY SHOW
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Thursday, 8th September 2022
08/09/2022 18:30
The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular
The Plaza, Stockport
08/09/2022 19:30
Russell Kane - The Essex Variant


Russell Kane's bringing to town his gut-punch funny, searing, award-winning take on the two years we’ve just gone through. Hailed as the The Guardian's Number 1 comedy performance to come out of 2020 (The Guardian are miserable and usually hate everything) - this high-octane show brings nuclear-energy belly laughs and pant-wetting observations which prove laughter really is the best medicine* (*actually, it’s probably hospital medicine).

Russell Kane has two chart-topping, award-bagging podcasts: Man Baggage and BBC Radio 4’s Evil Genius. He is a regular on Channel 4, BBC, and ITV: all the usual shows you see funny people on. He’s also a writer, actor, and presenter. He drinks lots of coffee and is ‘like that in real life’.
 
He was the first ever comedian to bag the two most prestigious comedy awards on earth in the same year, for the same show: The Dave's Edinburgh Comedy Awards (formerly The Perrier), and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award, (formerly known as the Barry Award). He’s also a raving bighead that likes listing his achievements.

 ‘Russell Kane has made his name with verbose, hyperactive comedy – and he shows no sign of slowing down’ (THE I)

‘Fierce, funny and heartfelt... a thrilling reminder of what comedy can do’ (THE GUARDIAN)

‘Storming physical comedy... splendidly manic’ ***** (MAIL ON SUNDAY)

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
08/09/2022 to 09/09/2022
MY!MY! ABBA THE CONCERT

THEY’RE BACK!

MyMy! How can you resist!?!

My My! pays homage to the original Swedish sensations through capturing Abba’s great sense of fun, recreating their incredible unique sound and combining this into a fun filled evening of sing-along, dance-along magic!

Let us thrill you with a mix of iconic costume and a touch of audience participation that only a Veritas production can provide. Featuring such unforgettable hits as “Waterloo”, “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen”, this fantastic cast of West End performers are guaranteed to liven up your night and keep you dancing till dawn!

“This is an amazing tribute with charisma oozing from the girls. The theatre took on a party atmosphere and the standing ovation was virtually throughout the whole show! All I can say is, you are entertainment at its best,’ Thank You for the Music’ and ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’ more!”
 – North West End review

For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the venue directly on events@thebowdonrooms.co.uk

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Friday, 9th September 2022
09/09/2022 19:00
Ray Quinn – King of Swing

This concert spectacular celebrates the fabulous music and tells the incredible story of the world-famous Rat Pack.

Led by a bona fide star of swing music, ‘Ray Quinn’.

Ray’s debut album, ‘My Way’, features songs from this golden era of music and entered the UK album chart at number one. It sold 127,000 copies in its first week of release before being certified platinum, selling over 250’000 worldwide.

Featuring all the greatest hits of Sammy Davis Jnr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and many more timeless classics from the stars of swing and rat pack.

Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
09/09/2022 19:30
Lipstick On Your Collar

Lipstick On Your Collar is back with its brand new show

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s!

From the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black and many more.

Performed by a full live band, featuring some of the country's top musicians, this incredible show features excellent vocals, tight harmonies and an infectious sense of fun.

Dancing in the aisles is strictly compulsory so bring your dancing shoes and let the good times roll!

The Plaza, Stockport
09/09/2022 19:30
Old Time Sailors
Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
09/09/2022 19:30
Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever

Peppa Pig is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig – it’s going to be her best day ever!

Get ready for a road-trip full of fun adventures. From castles to caves, dragons to dinosaurs and ice-creams to muddy puddles – there is something for all of the family and their friends to enjoy, including Miss Rabbit, Mr Bull, Suzy Sheep, Gerald Giraffe and more!

Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
10/09/2022 to 11/09/2022
Billy Pearce Tour 2022 (Adults Only)
The Plaza, Stockport
10/09/2022 19:30
Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri
The Old Courts, Wigan
10/09/2022 20:00
Lauren Pattison: It is What It Is
The Studio, The Lowry, Salford
10/09/2022 20:00
North Side Story - 0161 Studios
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
11/09/2022 19:00
The Calendar Girls
The Plaza, Stockport
13/09/2022 to 17/09/2022
The Blackheart Orchestra
The Old Courts are delighted to welcome back The Blackheart Orchestra to our Theatre for what will be another special and intimate performance that's not to be missed.
The Old Courts, Wigan
15/09/2022 20:00
Ian Prowse & Amsterdam ‘The Plough Tour 2022’
The Square Chapel, Halifax
16/09/2022 20:00
The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club
Bolton Albert Halls, Bolton
16/09/2022 20:00
Voodoo Room: A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream
Voodoo Room - A Night of Hendrix, Clapton & Cream
The Old Courts, Wigan
17/09/2022 20:00
Joanne McNally - Prosecco Express (September 2022)

Described as 'a truly gifted stand up' by The Sunday Times, join Joanne as she revisits her
irreverent and critically acclaimed show The Prosecco Express.

Due to a relentless ageing process, Joanne is suddenly in her late thirties with no husband,
no kids, no pension and no plan. She is full of questions: if she doesn’t birth anything, who will
be obligated to watch her die so she doesn’t have to do it alone? Can she start a GoFundMe
page to get a golden tomb built for single people to get buried in together, or do we all just get
thrown into a mass grave and covered in cat hair? When a man on a dating app identifies as
'spiritual', is it safe to assume he has the personality of a spoon? If you do all your drinking in
the bath, can you write it off as self-care? 'Dark, hilarious, strangely reassuring' [The
Independent], Joanne is on a mission to solve absolutely nothing.

‘Next stop, Netflix’ The Irish Daily Star ★★★★★
‘Joyously nuts’ The Examiner ★★★★★
‘The most exciting thing to happen to Irish comedy in years’ ★★★★★
‘Please bring your friends and laugh until you cry’ EDINBURGH REPORTER ★★★★
‘Authentic, hilarious comedy’ Deadline
‘Terrifyingly funny’ The Evening Standard

The Lyric Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
17/09/2022 20:00
A Night of Adventure: Cycling 3,500 miles around Pandemic Britain
The Plaza, Stockport
18/09/2022 19:30
Jessica Fostekew - Wench

A show about sexy things (awkward), private things (oh no) and a woman trying to sit on the face of time to keep it still (hot, right?). You’ve seen Jess on Live at the Apollo, QI and on Harry Hill's Clubnite amongst other TV shows. She's a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC R4's News Quiz and Now Show. 

Jess was nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award – Best Show 2019 with her last show Hench, and she won Best Show and Best Breakthrough Act in the Chortle Awards 2020.

 

Promoter Credit: Little Wander

Photo Credit: Matt Stronge 

The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
18/09/2022 20:00
Girl from the North Country

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CONOR MCPHERSON
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY BOB DYLAN

Celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) boldly reimagines the legendary songs of Bob Dylan, like you’ve never heard them before, in GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY. A heart-breaking and universal story about family and love, hailed by the Observer as the 'NO.1 THEATRE SHOW OF THE YEAR'.

It’s 1934 in the heartland of America and we meet a group of wayward souls who cross paths in a time-weathered guesthouse. Standing at a turning point in their lives, they realize nothing is what it seems. But as they search for a future, and hide from the past, they find themselves facing unspoken truths about the present.

Now audiences in _______ have the chance to experience this 'magnificent' (Standard), 'astonishing' (Guardian) and 'piercingly beautiful' (Independent) production brought vividly to life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.

"BOB DYLAN's songs have never sounded so
HEARTBREAKINGLY PERSONAL & UNIVERSAL.
AS CLOSE AS MORTALS COME TO HEAVEN ON EARTH"
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times (Critics Pick)

★★★★★
"A show that transports the soul. Incredible"
Times

★★★★★
"Powerful, affecting and original."
Sunday Express

★★★★★
"Conor McPherson weaves magic with Bob Dylan's songs"
The Observer
★★★★★
Guardian, FT, Telegraph, Independent, Broadway World, City AM, Whatsonstage.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford
19/09/2022 to 24/09/2022
Twopence To Cross The Mersey

THE UK PREMIERE TOUR OF HELEN FORRESTER'S - TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY - A BRAND NEW STAGE PRODUCTION NOT TO BE MISSED!

ADAPTED BY ROB FENNAH - DIRECTED BY GARETH TUDOR PRICE
STAR STUDDED CAST FROM STAGE AND SCREEN - MARK MORAGHAN, LYNN FRANCIS, PARRY GLASSPOOL, JENNY MURPHY, DANIEL TAYLOR, LYNNE FITZGERALD, ROB HUDSON, ROY CARRUTHERS AND CHLOE McDONALD

Adapted from Helen Forrester's million-selling autobiography, Twopence To Cross The Mersey is a stunning period drama set in the early 1930's in the midst of the Great Depression.

In 1931 Helen's spendthrift father was declared bankrupt, forcing the family to leave behind the nannies, servants, and beautiful middle-class home in the gentler Southwest of England.
With nothing more than the clothes they stood up in, the family of nine took the train to Liverpool where they hoped to rebuild their shattered lives. It came as a terrible shock to find the thriving, wealthy port Helen's father remembered as a boy, the place his own father made his fortune, had long since gone.

While 12-year-old Helen's inept parents searched unsuccessfully to find work, she was taken out of school to look after her six younger siblings and the full burden of keeping house fell on Helen's young shoulders.
Having never had to manage a family budget in their previous life, the Forrester's found themselves relying on meagre handouts from the local parish, charity organisations and the kindness of strangers.
But, at the age of 14, Helen had finally had enough of her miserable existence, and so began a bitter fight with her mother and father to attend evening school in an effort to educate herself and make her own way in the world.
But Helen's parents had no intention of releasing their unpaid slave. They had other plans for their selfish daughter.

What the media said about previous Twopence To Cross The Mersey productions:
"Absolutely Amazing" - BBC Radio 4
"The Theatrical Equivalent Of A Page Turner" - The Stage
"Emotional & Powerful" - British Theatre Guide
"A Brilliant Production - A Real Hit" - Cheshire Today
"Totally Compelling" - Liverpool Echo

The Plaza, Stockport
19/09/2022 to 20/09/2022
UNE Featuring Mark Radcliffe and Paul Langley
The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham, Thursday 22nd September 2022
22/09/2022 19:00
An Evening With Sir Geoffrey Boycott

~ A Brand New Knight Out! ~

 

An Evening With Geoffrey Boycott last appeared on stage in 2017. A great deal has happened since then - in the cricket world, the world at large and in the world of our Geoffrey. He has had major heart surgery, become a grandfather for the first time and finally been honoured with a long-overdue knighthood.

 

Geoffrey’s many fans have expressed their deep disappointment at his disappearance from our airwaves. So, in a packed autumn where England are competing for the T20 World Cup and battling with the old enemy to wrest back control of The Ashes, they will be delighted for this chance to hear what Geoffrey thinks about - well, everything!

 

Forthright honest views, hilarious anecdotes, personal film footage from an incredible career and a chance for the audience to ask Sir Geoffrey their own questions. It’s a brilliant new evening with our brand new knight.

 

As ever, this cricket event is being run in aid of the Professional Cricketers’ Association and we raise money from the evening for the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.

The Plaza, Stockport
22/09/2022 19:30
Day Out With Thomas at South Devon Railway
The Station, Dartbridge Road, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0DZ
23/09/2022 to 25/09/2022
Now That’s What I Call Glam Pop!
The Old Courts, Wigan
23/09/2022 20:00
Classic Film Scores by Candlelight
The Bowdon Rooms - Altrincham - Friday 23rd September 2022
23/09/2022 20:00
The Mighty Kids Beatbox Comedy Show
The Quays Theatre, The Lowry, Salford
24/09/2022 14:00
In conversation with Sir Tony Robinson

Sir Tony Robinson will be live on stage for an intimate evening looking back at his career on stage and screen, together with his literary accomplishments, in what will be a spectacular evening.

Join us to hear the lowdown on his many exploits and endeavours and expect plenty of fascinating anecdotes and peeks behind the scenes.

Follow Sir Tony's journey from child actor to Blackadder's immortal Baldrick and from Time Team to everybody's favourite history presenter.

This evening will be hosted by television legend Jenny Powell and you will also have a chance to ask your own burning question in an audience Q & A.

 

Limited VIP seating is available for the front 3 rows with each ticket guaranteeing you a personal meet & greet experience with Sir Tony Robinson and you will also receive your own personal souvenir photograph with Sir Tony Robinson to remember this special night.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to experience an amazing evening in the uniquely entertaining company of one of the country's best-loved performers and true national treasure.

Tickets are limited for this event, which is exclusively presented at The Bowdon Rooms for one night only.

The Bowdon Rooms, Altrincham - Saturday, 24th September 2022
24/09/2022 18:00
The Mersey Beatles

Fans of The Beatles prepare to be wowed by the world’s favourite Liverpool-born tribute to the Fab Four.

The Mersey Beatles have been rocking sold-out shows around the globe since 1999 with their truly authentic and widely acclaimed celebration of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

The band – who clocked up more than 600 appearances in a 10-year residency at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club – brilliantly exude the inner and outer spirit of the original Fab Four.

Throughout two unforgettable hours, they take the audience on a fabulous ride through the ‘mop top’ hits of Beatlemania, the psychedelic creativity of Sgt Pepper to the melodic wonder and energy of the Fab Four’s later work.

The Plaza, Stockport
24/09/2022 19:45