Annie the world’s favourite family musical comes to Manchester Opera House for 2 weeks only 15 – 26 Sep, starring Craig Revel Horwood and Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan.

Set in 1930s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage Determined to find her real parents, her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search…

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To commemorate the centenary of World War I, following the success of sell-out preview performances in 2014, the local duo behind this truly touching piece have been hard at work to adapt and improve the masterpiece that is The Tree of War.

Staged to the public in the same venue that it was previewed - St Nicholas’ Church in Burnage, Manchester - Oliver Mills and Rachel Mann’s creation follows the journey of Anna who, fearing the loss of her ‘story tree’ and the news that war has broken out in the Falklands, questions her Grandpa Bert about his time in the Great War. Through their eyes we meet a young Bert and his best pal Greville as they make their triumphant journey into the trenches. We also gain insight from the comrades they meet along the way, and the trials the war presents then with, each character becoming a root in The Tree of War - the very same tree that, 60 years on, Anna is trying to save.

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Beloved ogre Shrek and the beautiful Princess Fiona will ‘swamp’ Southport Flower Show’s opening day on Thursday 20 August.  

The characters of SHREK THE MUSICAL® will be making appearances throughout the day as part of the celebrations of the opening of Southport’s annual flower show, ahead of the production’s triumphant return to the North West.

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SUMMER FAMILY FUN AT SHEFFIELD LYCEUM

Enjoy fun with all the family at the Lyceum Theatre this holiday with Disney favourites Anna, Elsa and Olaf in Sing-a-Long-a Frozen (Fri 21 – Sat 22 August).

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A unique Concert by The Halle is to be staged in Manchester this September.

For the first time in its history the Hallé will perform a unique ‘pay what you like’ concert, reaching out to people who are curious about classical music, or may never have heard a symphony orchestra before.

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The Grand Theatre, Blackpool has today announced that the world premiere new staging of Aldous Huxley’s futuristic classic, Brave New World travels to Blackpool from Tuesday 24 to Saturday 28 November later in the year.

Brave New World, widely considered to be one of the finest and most prophetic dystopian novels of the twentieth century, bursts into life on stage in an adaptation by award-winning playwright Dawn King, directed by James Dacre and designed by Naomi Dawson, with original new music by the ground breaking British band These New Puritans.

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Pixie Lott will be taking to the stage next year in a brand new tour of Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the classic tale brought to life so memorably by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film will be presented in a co-production with the Curve Theatre, Leicester. The novella has been adapted for the stage by Pulitzer Prize-winning Finalist and Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), and contains memorable songs from the era as well as original music by Grant Odling (One Man, Two Guvnors).

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