The Coliseum’s Autumn-Winter 2017-18 season mixes comedy, thrills, history and song in a season guaranteed to beat the winter blues.
The season opens singing in the trenches on Friday 8th September with Joan Littlewood’s ground breaking First World War musical, Oh What A Lovely War. First produced in 1963, Oh What A Lovely War challenged attitudes towards the conflict by telling the story of the war from the perspective of the soldiers on the ground.
In one of the boldest casting moves for years former England cricket captain Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff makes his stage debut in the world premiere of Kay Mellor’s Fat Friends - the Musical.
At the weekend Claude-Michel Schönberg was in Tokyo attending the 30th anniversary celebrations of Les Misérables, arguably his most successful musical theatre creation ahead of the newly revived Miss Saigon and short lived Martin Guerre. However tonight he was in Manchester providing a musical theatre masterclass to the cast of Manchester Musical Youth (MMY) ahead of their production of The Pirate Queen next month.
Regal Entertainments are delighted to announce that their 2016 smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz will be visiting Southport Theatre from Tuesday 24th – Thursday 26th October and tickets are on sale now!
The new Take That musical The Band has announced its full cast before a world première at Manchester Opera House on September 8th.
The new cast members features experienced leading actors from TV and the West End, including Katy Clayton who appeared in Casualty, Shameless and Waterloo Road and played series regular Samantha Booth in Where the Heart Is, and Alison Fitzjohn who has just finished as Assistant Director and performer in David Walliams's tour of Gangsta Granny.
2017 has marked 30 years since Bill Kenwright’s production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers first toured the UK. In celebration, this iconic musical has been visiting theatres across the country, performing to sell-out houses and receiving standing ovations. Due to its continued success, the tour is continuing into the Autumn season, which includes Chester’s brand new £37m theatre, cinema and library, Storyhouse from Mon 9th – Sat 14th October for one week only!
SPARK is a brand-new transgender arts festival, curated by pioneering Manchester based trans theatre company Trans Creative. Bringing over 25 multi-disciplinary trans and non-binary artists of local and national acclaim to Manchester, SPARK celebrates their stories and achievements and aims to raise visibility and positive representation of the trans community.
Bowel movements might not seem a likely source for drama - but Liz Richardson has an embarrassing problem she wants to talk about and frankly the yogurts aren’t helping!
Iconic rock opera Tommy visits the Crucible from Thursday 22nd June – Saturday 1st July, featuring two new songs written by legendary lead songwriter of The Who, Pete Townshend.
All Or Nothing, the new Small Faces musical sensation, is heading to Chester’s newest arts venue as part of its latest UK tour.
The show first opened to critical acclaim in March 2016 at the Vaults Theatre in London, where it received nightly standing ovations. After extending its sold-out run, the show then embarked on its first UK tour. And now, five performances at Storyhouse have been announced as part of its third UK tour.
David Jones is just another cog in the city’s giant wheel, someone who is struggling to come to terms with the world around him and the challenges he faces. Then one untimely mistake forces him out…to BoHo.