If you follow my Twitter or Instagram then you’ll know that recently my life has seen a big change. We moved to Manchester as I got a new job! We spent my birthday weekend moving and I have now been in my new work place for about three weeks.
One, of around 22, exciting things about this relocation is that I am now in walking distance of some of the best theatres in Manchester. So I’m basically going to live in them… In celebration of this change, I have chosen five performances that I would like to see in 2017!
1. The Jungle book
A classic Disney film re imagined using breathtaking street dance and circus skills. Mowgli pops and locks her way through an urban jungle with a skater wolf pack and Banksy wannabe Bagheera. Sounds too good to miss.
The Lowry, 29th August – 2nd September 2017
2. The Addams Family
Du du du duh, click click. This kooky family star in a musical comedy where a grown up Wednesday Addams has a shockingly normal secret! I missed this in Bradford so I am extremely happy that I can catch it in my new digs.
The Lowry, 29th August – 9th September 2017
Admittedly I am a United fan, but this sounds like a unique experience. They’ve even recruited everyday City fans to be part of the performance to do what they do best; sing and chant for their club. Just not in the Etihad that is.
Contact Theatre, 20th-23rd September 2017
My mother is the biggest Titanic fan and we took her to Belfast to visit the Titanic Museum for her 50th birthday. It’s only right that I will take her along to this epic adaptation. A cast of 24 world-class Irish dancers relive this heart-wrenching love story.
Palace Theatre, 24th September
5. Elf The Musical
One of the best Christmas movies ever? It’s a tight contest, but this has to be pretty high on the list. I normally visit a panto to celebrate the Winter season, but I think this will be my choice this year. I expect a cheesefest, or should that be candyfest…
The Lowry, 24th November – 14th January 2018
Have you seen any of these shows? What are you watching this year? I’d love to hear your reviews!
Photo Credits: The Jungle Book, 23rd April 2016, Richard Davenport. firstname.lastname@example.org, 07545642134;