Whether you prefer A-list stars or local talent Manchester's best theatres are guaranteed to have something for you. Below, you'll find a selection of theatre shows and events that are coming up in Manchester. If you're looking for somewhere to eat before or after the show, take a look at out best restaurants list.
Upcoming theatre shows and musicals
New York City dancer Charity Hope Valentine must choose between her fun-loving past and the simple love of a shy tax accountant in the era-defining musical with a book by Neil Simon, music by Cy Coleman and lyrics by Dorothy Fields. The songbook includes Big Spender, Rhythm Of Life and If My Friends Could See Me Now. Directed by Derek Bond.
Paul Metcalfe stars as the legendary singer-songwriter and performer in a show that features many of his hits: Maggie May, Baby Jane, Da Ya Think I'm Sexy, Sailing, You're In My Heart and Tonight's The Night.
Join James Wilson-Taylor for a musical history of the redhead as he attempts to end the bullying and rebrand gingers for 2016. Can he make Ed Sheeran less boring? Can he turn Ron Weasley into a sex symbol? And why do people think he's a vampire?
Sheridan Smith stars as Fanny Brice in a major revival of the hit musical, which returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere. The show charts the rise of one of Broadway's biggest stars under producer Florenz Ziegfield and her doomed offstage relationship with the man she loved. The score includes the songs Don't Rain On My Parade, People and You Are Woman, I Am Man, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and a book by Isobel Lennart. Directed by Michael Mayer.
A stage adaptation of Nick Sharratt's well-loved children's stories, Shark In The Park, Shark In The Dark and Shark In The Park On A Windy Day.
Based on Eric Carle's hand-painted books, Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage production uses a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets to faithfully bring to life the four stories The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.