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
Ray Cooney's Olivier Award-winning comedy returns to the stage. Things go disastrously wrong at the Westminster Hotel when Richard Wiley, a Government Junior Minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington, one of the Opposition's typists. Starring Shaun Williamson, Sue Holderness, Andrew Hall, Susie Amy and James Holmes.
Award-winning actor Dean Elliott writes and directs a 50th anniversary celebration of the well known musical duo. The cast are accompanied by a full live band and brass orchestra, performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water and Homeward Bound. Featuring original photos and film footage. Not suitable for under 8s.
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.
A fun-filled musical adventure based on the book by Steven Lee, with magic designed by the legendary entertainer Paul Daniels.
Award-winning company Theatre Mischief presents a hilarious play-within-a-play about an amateur dramatic society staging a murder mystery, which is beset by a malfunctioning set, waylaid props, miscued entrances and outrageous twists of fate. Directed by Mark Bell.
An adaptation of David Walliams' popular children's book in which a little boy's boring old Granny reveals an exciting secret. Created by the people who also brought Horrible Histories to the stage. Directed by Neal Foster.
An adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's family favourite about an eccentric Emperor who loves clothes, though he has no outfit for his upcoming birthday. With the arrival of two designers, they promise to create him a new outfit that has never been seen before.
Eleanor Bergstein's stage adaptation of her hugely successful 1987 film screenplay, which explores the love story of 17-year-old Frances 'Baby' Houseman and holiday resort dance instructor Johnny Castle in the summer of 1963. Federico Bellone directs.
A multi-media show celebrating the music of the rock band with video projection, light show and the voices of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page. Classic songs, performed live, include Kashmir, Black Dog, The Song Remains The Same and Since I've Been Loving You.
Jamie Wilson presents the Curve Leicester production of the feel-amazing musical comedy featuring original music by Tony and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken about a wannabe diva who hides out in a convent after witnessing a crime directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and starring Alexandra Burke.