Five shows to see in Manchester

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!

the jungle book

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

the addams family

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

the football opera

3. We’re not really here – A football Opera

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

titanic dance

4. Titanic Dance

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

elf the musical

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., 07545642134;


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