What’s On in Manchester and Cheshire - January 2014

War Horse

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What’s On in Manchester and Cheshire in January

Until January 4th

West Side Story

Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty.

Palace Theatre 0844 847 2277

Until January 5th

Dick Whittington

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Dick Whittington tells the rags to riches tale of a man and his cat on an exciting quest for fame and fortune. Featuring all the traditional pantomime ingredients and bags of audience participation!

Opera House 0844 871 7660

January 11th & 12th

Trevor Noah

Catch South African comedian Trevor Noah, whose sharp wit, intelligent commentary and charm have led to sold-out runs in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

Until January 11th

Wanted! Robin Hood

Join the legendary “outlaw” Robin Hood and his Merry Men in this magical, fun-filled Library Theatre adventure with music - a thrilling show for all the family.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

Until January 12th

Skate the Park

Glide across the 30m x 20m real ice rink at Heaton Park and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere with family, friends or loved ones.

Heaton park www.skatethepark.co.uk

January 13th - 15th

Lyac Triple Bill

A triple bill of gripping new works by young actors and directors from The Lowry Theatre’s Young Actors Company.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

January 16th & 17th

Wrong ‘Un

It is February 1918, and after several decades of protest and four years of bloody war Parliament is poised to grant what the suffragettes have demanded and fought for - votes for all women in this powerful drama.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

January 17th

Hal Cruttenden

A Chortle Award and Perrier Award nominee, Hal’s comedy is simultaneously warm and catty, straight and camp; a lovely mix that makes him a joy to watch.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

Until January 18th

The Day We Sang

A big-hearted and nostalgic Manchester love story for all the family, written by Victoria Wood , one of the country’s most distinctive and well-loved comedic voices.

Royal Exchange 0844 815 4873

January 19th & 21st

Miles Jupp

In this new show, Miles attempts to cover the cost of his white goods by discussing/ranting/describing a number of things!

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

January 20th & 25th

Tonight’s The Night

Tonight’s the Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod Stewart is the all-singing, all-dancing feel good show which went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK. Written by multi award-winning writer and comedian Ben Elton (We Will Rock You).

Palace Theatre 0844 847 2277

January 28th & 29th


Following on from the international hit, Scattered, Broken explores our precarious relationship with the earth in a visual and adrenaline fuelled spectacle.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

January 30th

Suzanne Vega

Pioneering American singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega, returns in 2014 with a new tour and album.

Bridgewater Hall 0844 847 2277

January 30th- February 1st

Prince of the Pagodas

David Bintley’s new interpretation of The Prince of the Pagodas will be one of the most exciting premieres of 2014.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

January 30th

Stuart Maconie

The popular presenter talks about his new book and radio series, a social history of modern Britain told through pop singles.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

January 31st

David Baddiel

Fame: our society is obsessed with it - but who will talk honestly about what it’s really like? David Baddiel, in his first full show for fifteen years, gets to grips with the subject.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

February 2nd

Paul Carrack

Paul Carrack links up with his Sheffield-based band, to perform songs from his vast back catalogue.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

February 2nd

Bond Licence to Lol

Boasting his new look - Jaws era Steven Spielberg - the Kevin McCloud of the tiny keyboard, former Miss Ireland, offspring of Shannon/Pete Doherty and recipient of the 2008 Edinburgh Comedy Award, will deliver both talking and songs. No Scrubs.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

February 3rd

Stewart Lee: Much A-Stew About Nothing

The writer and comedian returns to present a mixed stew of unrelated ideas in preparation for his 2014 TV series

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

Until February 19th

War Horse

Telling the powerful and uplifting story of Albert, his horse Joey, and the unimaginable obstacles they overcome, The Lowry is delighted to welcome War Horse

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873