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All prices include return transport by coach.

                 The Almighty Sometimes, Brief Encounter, Frankenstein,
Opera House Tour & Lunch,
Matthew Bourne's Cinderella, Miss Saigon, The Cherry Orchard,
Titanic, Remembering Fred, Happy Days, Queens of the Coal Age,
An Officer and a Gentleman, Matilda, Kinky Boots, Wicked

If you are interested in a trip currently showing as sold out you can ask to be put on a waiting list as there are sometimes cancellations due to illness or other unforeseen circumstances. If it says 'tickets may still be available' this means that we have already purchased tickets for the show but there is room on the coach and we may be able to get extra ones.

 The Almighty Sometimes

Royal Exchange Theatre
Friday 9th February 2018
Price: £26.50 Stage Level Seats

This play by Kendall Feaver, winner of a Judges Award at the 2015 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, is a moving portrait of a young woman trying to take control, and a mother compelled to protect her.                                                                 

As a child Anna was diagnosed with a severe mental illness and prescribed a cocktail of medication. Now she’s a young adult and wondering for the first time how life might feel without it. But as Anna tries to distance herself from her doctor and the label that has defined most of her young life, her mother, Renee, refuses to let go, threatening the fragile balance they have both fought so hard to maintain.     

Brief Encounter

Lowry Theatre
Tuesday 20th February 2018

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Price: £39.50 Centre Circle/Stalls

Noel Coward’s “Brief Encounter” is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. The award winning Kneehigh Theatre company bring their characteristic wit and musicality to this timeless story


Royal Exchange Theatre
Friday 9th March

Price: £26.50 Stage Level Seats

A new adaptation of Mary Shelley's famous Gothic horror story. A ship is trapped in the ice near the North Pole. Out on the frozen wastes something stirs…wretched and barely alive, Victor Frankenstein is dragged on board. In his fever he recounts a tale of a young scientist, a tall tale of monstrous creation. Then the ice breaks and the ship creaks to life, but is there one last chapter in this bloody account?


Opera House Tour
& Lunch

Opera House Manchester
Monday 12th March

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Price: £33.50

Find out about the history of the building which has had a rather chequered career since it's opening in 1912, take a look at the public spaces and a peek behind the scenes at one of the country's busiest regional theatres.
The price includes transport by coach, the tour and a two course lunch at the Bistro at the Palace Theatre.


Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Lowry Theatre
Tuesday 13th March 2018
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Price: £49.50 Centre Circle/Stalls

Matthew Bourne's interpretation of the classic fairy tale sets the story in London in the Second World War. A chance meeting results in a magical night for Cinderella and a dashing young RAF pilot, together just long enough to fall in love before being parted by the horrors of the Blitz.
Danced to a specially commissioned recording of Prokofiev's famous score.


Miss Saigon

Palace Theatre
Monday 9th April 2018

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Price: £59.50 Front Circle/Centre Stalls
£50.50 Rear Circle/Outer side Stalls

In the last days of the Vietnam War, 17 year-old Kim is forced to
work in a Saigon bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer.
There she meets and falls in love with an American GI named Chris
but they are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years Kim goes on
an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris,
who has no idea he's fathered a son.

The Cherry Orchard

Royal Exchange Theatre
Friday 20th April

Price: £26.50 Stage Level Seats

A new translation of Chekhov's final play which tells the story of a family on the edge of ruin and a country on the brink of revolution. When Ranevskaya returns to her country home – with its famous orchard – she is torn between its past and the future.


Lowry Theatre
Tuesday 8th May 2018

Price: £43.50 Centre Circle/Stalls


A Tony award winning new musical, by Maury Yeston and Peter Stone, based on the stories of real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world on its ill-fated maiden voyage.




Remembering Fred

Bridgewater Hall
Sunday 13th May 2018

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Price: £50.50 Front Circle/Centre Stalls
     £45.50 Side Circle/Rear Stalls

Starring Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers Alijaz Skorjanek and Janette Manrara, featuring song and dance, celebrating the legacy of Fred Astaire, one of Hollywood’s true screen legends and entertainers. The show is backed by a full supporting cast of dancers, a live band and singers. The cast will perform classics from the American Songbook including ‘They Can’t Take That Away From Me’, ‘Night & Day’, ‘S’Wonderful’, ‘Cheek To Cheek’, ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’, ‘Let’s Face The Music & Dance’, ‘The Way You Look Tonight’, ‘Top Hat, White Tie & Tails’ plus many more.

Happy Days

Royal Exchange Theatre
Friday 25th May

Price: £26.50 Stage Level Seats

Maxine Peake stars in this surreal play by Samuel Beckett. Winnie is stuck, buried to her waist in a wilderness of scorched earth, she survives the everyday with her daily routine and prattles to her husband, Willie. But she has her armoury, the lipstick, the mirror and the bag.
From his cave her husband Willie hides in the shadows, as they both await the inevitable bell to ring in another happy day.

Queens of the Coal Age

Royal Exchange Theatre
Friday 29th June 2018
Price: £26.50 Stage Level Seats

A new play written by Maxine Peake. Based on the true story of four ordinary women who fought against the closure of the Parkside Colliery Pit in 1993. Anne, Elaine, Dot and Lesley decide to take a stand against the threat to their community, they take a tour of the pit and refuse to come up......

An Officer and a Gentleman

Opera House
Tuesday 14th August 2018

Price: £43 Centre Circle/Stalls
       £35 Outer Side Stalls

Zack Mayo is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When he rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him. When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves. It’s only then he can truly become an Officer and a Gentleman. Based on the Oscar-winning film starring Richard Gere. Its feel-good soundtrack includes the hit song from the movie ‘Up Where We Belong’ along with many 80s classic anthems including ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’, ‘Material Girl’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’ and ‘Alone’.


Palace Theatre
Monday 15th October 2018
Price: £63 Front Circle/Centre Stalls
£53 Outer side Circle/Stalls

The multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by Roald Dahl.
With original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary little girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.

Kinky Boots

Opera House
Monday 19th November 2018

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Price: £50 Centre Circle/Stalls
       £41 Outer Side Stalls

Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory's future hanging in the balance help arrives in the unlikely form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.            
A new musical with songs by Cyndi Lauper.


Palace Theatre
Thursday 3rd January 2019
Price: £58.50 Front Circle/Centre Stalls

In a witty re-imagining of the stories and characters in the Wizard of Oz, Wicked tells the story of an unlikely friendship between two girls who first meet as sorcery students: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl, Elphaba and how they ultimately become Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.


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