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All prices include return transport by coach.

 Kinky Boots, Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, The Producers,
Wicked, Mother Courage and Her Children, Jersey Boys
Motown the Musical, Barber Shop Chronicles, Les Miserables,
The Girl on the Train, West Side Story, Romeo & Juliet, The King & I,
Hobson's Choice, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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.


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.


Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake

Lowry Theatre
Tuesday 27th November 2018
Price: £50 Centre Circle/Stalls

Matthew Bourne, the choreographer, known for his radical and entertaining updates of classic works, creates a thrilling, audacious version of Tchaikovsky's ballet, a modern-day Swan Lake in which the traditional female corps de ballet is replaced with a menacing male ensemble


The Producers

Royal Exchange Theatre
Friday 30th November 2018
Price: £30 Stage Level Seats
The award winning show adapted from the cult comedy film by Mel Brooks.
Producer Max Bialystock has a string of failures in his wake. But his downtrodden accountant Leo Bloom thinks that could be a good thing, a producer could make more money with a dud than a hit.They set out to find the worst script, the worst director and the worst actors in the industry, produce the biggest flop in Broadway history, and make a heap of cash in the process. What could possibly go wrong?


Christmas is Coming

Bridgewater Hall
Friday 14th December 2018

Price: £28.50 Front Circle/Stalls

The St Ann's Hospice Festival Choir with Conductor John Pomphrey and their guests The Corus Brass Ensemble, Bolton Junior Youth Choir,
Christopher Ellis (piano) and Elin Rees (organ) present an evening of seasonal music and popular carols. 


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.


Jersey Boys

Palace Theatre
Monday 4th February 2019
Price: £51 Front Circle/Centre Stalls
£43 Rear Circle/Stalls

The story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and how these boys from New Jersey became one of the most successful bands in pop history. Packed with hits such as Sherry, Oh What a Night, Big Girls Don’t Cry, My Eyes Adored You, Let’s Hang On (To What We’ve Got), Bye Bye Baby, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back to You, Rag Doll and many more.

Mother Courage and Her Children

Royal Exchange Theatre
8th February 2019
Price: £27.50 Stage Level Seats
Julie Hesmondhalgh stars in the title role in this new adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's classic play. War rages over decades but it's business as usual for Mother Courage. She roams from one army camp to another with her ragtag offspring in tow. Boots, beer, drugs, guns – anything a soldier desires can be bought off the back of her cart. She is determined to turn conflict into capital. But what will it cost her?

Motown the Musical

Opera House
Tuesday 5th March 2019

Price: £51 Centre Circle/Stalls
       £41 Outer Side Stalls

With just $800 borrowed from his family Berry Gordy founded Motown Records and launched the careers of legendary artists including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Temptations, and many more.
The Musical tells the story behind Motown, the personal relationships, the professional struggles, and the music that made history, defined the sound of a generation and got the whole world moving to the same beat.
Featuring over 50 classic hits including My Girl, Dancing in the Street, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and Ain't No Mountain High Enough

Barber Shop Chronicles

Royal Exchange Theatre
8th March 2019
Price: £27.50 Stage Level Seats
For generations African men have gathered in Barber Shops, to have haircuts, to listen and more often than not to talk. The barber shops are places to go for unofficial advice and to keep in touch with the world. The barbers are sages, role models and father figures. This heartwarming, hilarious and insightful play is set in six barber shops in London, Lagos, Johannesburg, Accra, Kampala and Harare over the course of a single day. Co-commissioned by the National Theatre, the play received great reviews when it opened in London in 2017.


Les Miserables

Palace Theatre
Monday 11th March 2019
Price: £61 Front Circle/Centre Stalls
£47.50 Rear Circle/Front Stalls
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel which begins in 1815 and culminates in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris. The story follows the lives of several characters particularly the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. The score includes the songs At the End of the Day, I Dreamed a Dream, On My Own, Stars, Bring Him Home, Do You Hear the People Sing, Master of the House and many more.


The Girl on the Train

Lowry Theatre
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Price: £29.50 Centre Circle/Stalls
(£36 after 25th September)
A gripping new play based on the best selling novel by Paula Hawkins.
Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Every day she watches what appears to be the perfect couple through the train window. When Rachel learns that the woman has disappeared she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in this thrilling mystery.

West Side Story

Royal Exchange Theatre
8th April 2019
Price: £30 Stage Level Seats
Re-imagined for the round with new choreography by Aletta Collins, the first time the choreography has ever been allowed to deviate from the iconic original. The story translates Romeo and Juliet to 1950's Manhatten and explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds, which leads to the tragic outcome of the love story of Maria and Tony. Including the classic songs Something's Coming, Maria, America, I Feel Pretty, Somewhere and Tonight.

The King & I

Opera House
Tuesday 7th May 2019
Price: £54 Centre Circle/Stalls
       £38 Outer Side Stalls
Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical, the story of Anna Leonowens, a Victorian English widow who becomes governess to the children of the King of Siam. With over 50 performers, a full scale orchestra and a score which includes Whistle a Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance.

Hobson's Choice

Royal Exchange Theatre
31st May 2019
Price: £27.50 Stage Level Seats
A new adaptation of Harold Brighouse's classic 1916 comedy by Tanika Gupta; the play is now set in the 1980's Ugandan-Asian rag trade in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Tailor Hari Hobson bosses his daughters about in his workshop and puts the world to rights in his local pub. His oldest daughter, Durga, is the brains behind the business but when Hobson says that she is too valuable to lose and must give up all idea of getting married, she takes her fate into her own hands and opens a rival shop.

Matthew Bourne's
Romeo & Juliet

Lowry Theatre
Thursday 13th June 2019
Price: £49.50 Centre Circle/Stalls

A passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare's tale of conflict and young love. The New Adventures company will be joined by local young dance talent and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score will be played live by the New Adventures Orchestra.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Palace Theatre
Tuesday 26th November 2019
Priscilla - Queen of the Desert Tickets
Price: £42 Front Circle/Centre Stalls
£32 Rear Circle
Based on the Oscar winning film, this comedy-drama tells the story of three friends who set out on an adventure across the Australian outback, in a battered old bus named Priscilla, to put on the show of a lifetime. On the way they encounter various groups and individuals who help them on their journey of self discovery and acceptance. With flamboyant costumes and choreography the show is packed with 70's, 80's and 90's dance floor favourites including I Will Survive, It's Raining Men, I Say a Little Prayer, Hot Stuff and Finally.


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