What’s on in Manchester - November 2013

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A round-up of the top events in Manchester during November

November 1st- 30th

Sweeney Todd

Packed with Sondheim’s characteristic wit and dark humour, Sweeney Todd is a heart-poundingly entertaining musical thriller about a man driven mad by injustice. Widely acknowledged as Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece.

Royal Exchange Theatre 0844 815 4873

November 3rd

An Evening with Sir Roger Moore

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Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

November 3rd

Ardal O’Hanlon

The style is observational, the subject matter is life itself, and the default expression is one of utter disbelief! Sometimes thoughtful, sometimes silly, but always punchy.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

November 5th

Lisa Stansfield

Due to phenomenal demand and a fantastic reception at her recent European tour, Lisa is delighted to announce a concert at The Bridgewater Hall. Hit singles include Been Around The World, People On Hold and The Real Thing and many more.

Bridgewater Hall 0844 847 2277

November 5th-9th

Peter Grimes

Set in a small fishing community on the English coast, this astounding opera is an utterly absorbing, emotionally compelling experience, not to be missed.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

November 9th


In recent years, few new bands have staked their claim to bigger and bigger things in such an arresting a fashion as Money. Selling out shows before they’d even released a single, the Manchester quartet has drawn devoted fans to strange, beautiful and passionate gigs.

Dancehouse 0844 815 4873

November 9th

The Savages

The Savages are a London-based post-punk rock band who’s debut album Silence Yourself reached number 19 in the UK charts

HMV Ritz 0844 847 2277

November 11th

Alistair McGowan

The nation’s favourite impressionist goes back to his stand-up roots for a new two-hour show. Warning: May contain puns!

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

November 12th

Sean Hughes

Following the death of his father, Sean’s latest show is both hilarious and poignant - examining how ridiculous life is and how quickly it can be taken away.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

November 14th

Soul II Soul

Soul II Soul are an R&B, soul group formed back in 1988. They are best known for their 1989 UK chart-topper hit single Back To Life (However Do You Want Me).

HMV Ritz 0844 847 2277

November 15th & 23rd

Happy Mondays

One of Manchester’s best loved band, rising out of the Madchester and Factory scene. They had two Top 5 singles in the 1990s with Step On and Kinky Afro.

HMV Ritz 0844 847 2277

Until November 16th


Wicked, the global musical phenomenon that has been casting its spell over audiences across the world for nearly a decade, has flown into Manchester for a strictly limited run.

Palace Theatre 0844 847 2277

November 19th-23rd

A Christmas Carol

Northern Ballet Theatre presents A Christmas Carol. A Christmas

treat for everyone, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, A Christmas Carol combines traditional ballet and captivating theatre in a production that has delighted ballet audiences up and down the country for over a decade.

Palace Theatre 0844 847 2277

November 19th & 20th

Earthfall: Chelsea Hotel

Blending radical dance, live music and film, Earthfall take you on a voyeuristic discovery of the inhabitants’ lives, loves and longings of this rebel artist mecca.

Lowry Theatre 0844 815 4873

November 20th

Zappa plays Zappa

The Grammy winning group that features Frank Zappa’s son, Dweezil Zappa, has made and recreated history performing the music of Frank Zappa over the past eight years, embarking on an epic musical trek across the UK.

Bridgewater Hall 0844 847 2277

November 29th


Celebrating 20 years since its first staged performance, West End leading lady and Atomic Kitten star Natasha Hamilton stars in this iconic concert of the smash-hit musical, which will also star the runner-up of ITV’s Superstar , Rory Taylor.

Palace Theatre 0844 847 2277