What’s On in Manchester - March


Goldfrapp - Credit: Archant

A round-up of events in and around Manchester during March

March 4th-8th

Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries, whose alter egos include inebriated cultural attaché, the Honorable Sir Les Patterson, the grandfatherly Sandy Stone, and Moonee Ponds’ legendary housewife, Dame Edna Everage, comes to Manchester’s Opera House as part a Farewell World tour.

Opera House 0844 871 7660

March 5th-7th

The Girl of the Golden West

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Puccini’s opera, set during the California Gold Rush and boasts some of the composer’s most beautiful and innovative music.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

Until March 8th

Let it Be

Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let it Be , the spectacular concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.

Palace Theatre 0844 847 2277

March 6th-8th


Based on Shakespeare’s great tragedy, Verdi has created a gripping music drama of extravagance and originality.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 9th

Signatures 2014

Leading male dance company 2Faced Dance perform a dynamic fusion of break and contemporary dance alongside youth dance companies from across Greater Manchester.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 11th

Richard and Adam

Two of Ireland’s musical icons share the stage in a special tour - performing separate sets and together - that will be sure to delight fans of both artists.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 14th

Russell Kane

The Jedward-haired, award-winning comedian brings his brand new show about keeping things small when life gets big.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 15th

The Overtones

The Overtones landed a hit with their debut album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love, which peaked at #4 and they followed it with last year’s Higher which entered the charts at #6. They will take their tight vocal harmonies and easy-going charm on the road for a major UK tour.

Bridgewater Hall 0844 847 2277

March 17th-22nd


Bringing to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita tells the story from her young and ambitious beginnings to the enormous

wealth and power she gained and her ultimate rise to sainthood.

Palace Theatre 0844 847 2277

March 17th-22nd

The Mousetrap

With an atmosphere shuddering in suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot, murder lurks around every corner in this 60th anniversary production.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 17th

Gregory Porter

Some critics are inspired to comment on Porter as a new “king’ of jazz,” and a “leader of the pack,” a performer of extraordinary presence who has been compared with the greatest of the greats.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 24th

Pam Ann

The hostess with the most-est, international comedy sensation Pam Ann, lands at The Lowry with her most explosive show yet.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 487

March 24th

Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson returns to showcase her extraordinarily powerful new material. The singer, whose debut album went double platinum, now has a new album Freedom, prefaced by the single I Hope.

Bridgewater Hall 0844 847 2277

March 25th

An Evening with David Sedaris

After three sell-out runs in London and two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Festival stints Sedarisembarks on his first UK tour.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 25th-29th


In the nine months before the outbreak of World War II, the Kindertransport ferried nearly 10,000, mainly Jewish children from Germany and Austria to safety. Many would never see their parents again. In the year that marks the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport, this is a timely and un-missable story of love and loss, past and present and hope for the future.

Opera House 0844 871 7660

March 27th


Last year saw Goldfrapp play a series of highly diverse shows around the world in support of their latest top five album Tales Of Us from the Manchester international Festival to headlining Lovebox.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 28th

Richard Herring

After addressing politics, religion and love in his previous shows, Richard Herring returns to laugh in the face of death.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 28th-30th

Peter Pan on Ice

The world-renowned Russian Ice Stars bring a new adaptation of this famous fantasy adventure by J.M. Barrie. Wendy, Michael and John are visited in the nursery by Peter Pan himself, who teaches them to fly with the help of Tinker Bell, and takes them on a magical journey to Never Land.

Palace Theatre 0844 847 2277

March 29th


Following the acclaimed 30th anniversary concert last year in London, ABC will be taking The Lexicon of Love out on the road with a full Orchestra.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

March 30th

Jon Ronson

For three years, in the late 1980s, Jon Ronson was the keyboard player with the Frank Sidebottom Oh Blimey Big Band. Now Jon presents a one-man show - Frank - telling the true story behind a new fictionalized movie co written by him and soon be released.

Dancehouse Theatre 0844 815 4873