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TOP 10: Theatre & Comedy In November

The best theatre productions in Manchester throughout November

Published on November 13th 2014.

TOP 10: Theatre & Comedy In November

BARNUM | Palace Theatre | Now - Saturday 15 November

If you love classic musicals but think you’ve already seen all the big shows, check out the dazzling new production of Barnum that's coming to the Palace Theatre from 4-15 November. It stars Brian Conley as the legendary showman P.T. Barnum, and is produced by musical big-hitter Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre.

Barnum tickets here


OTHELLO | Lowry Theatre | Tuesday 18 November - Saturday 29 November

Another adaptation of Shakespeare’s thriller-tragedy of paranoia, jealousy, sex and murder. This time dance company Frantic Assembly fuse a taut adaptation of the classic text with 'hard-hitting choreography'.

Othello tickets here


CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF | The Royal Exchange Theatre | Now - Saturday 29  November 

Director James Dacre returns to tackle Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Brimming with emotional intensity, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof is fuelled by drinking, desire and deceit.

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof tickets

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AGATHA CHRISTIE'S BLACK COFFEE | Opera House | Monday 17 - Saturday 29 November

In the first play ever written by Agatha Christie we are introduced to a character who went on to become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times: Hercule Poirot. Heartbeat's Jason Durr stars in the role of the famous Belgian sleuth. 

Agatha Christie's Black Coffee Tickets here 

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NORTHERN BALLET CINDERELLA | Palace Theatre | Tuesday 18 - Saturday 22 November 

Set in Imperial Russia at a time when superstitious people believe in the possibility of magic, Northern Ballet’s new adaptation of this classic fairytale sees heartbreak turn to joy as the unstoppable power of young love conquers all. The ballet will introduce a new score from Philip Feeney played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

Cinderella tickets here.


NO GUTS, NO HEART, NO GLORY | Contact Theatre | Friday 7 - Saturday 8 November 

Based on interviews with Muslim female boxers, No Guts, No Heart, No Glory is devised in collaboration with five 16-23 year-old performers and explores being young, fearless and doing the unexpected. The performance combines live electronic sound score, bold visual design, cinematic lighting and the energy of a boxing club.

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory tickets

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS | The Lowry Theatre | Tuesday 25 November - Saturday 29 November 

Based on the classic Tim Burton motion picture, this dance production by Matthew Bourne (featuring the music of Danny Elfman and Terry Davies) tells the bittersweet story of an unfinished boy creation with scissors for hands in a strange new world. Great for families during the festive season.

Edward Scissorhands tickets

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NOEL FIELDING | Apollo | Friday 21 November 

An Evening With Noel Fielding promises a mix of Noel's unique stand-up, live animation, music, and some of his best-known TV characters, including The Moon and Fantasy Man.

Noel Fielding Tickets here 

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DYLAN'S DAUGHTER | The Edge | Chorlton | Friday 21 November 

In this centenary year of the birth of Dylan Thomas, hear the untold story of his courageous, humorous, talented daughter. This performance will feature anecdotes, recitations of Dylan Thomas's work and personal accounts of his daughter's life and work. Devised and performed by Anne Rutter and featuring Stephen Thorne. Also included are family photos and video footage of a previously unseen interview with Aeronwe.

Dylan's Daughter tickets

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BLIND | The Lowry | Thursday 13 November

UK beat-boxing champion Grace Savage explores what young people are hearing in the world today, from motherly advice to what we learn in the school playground and the music charts. The performance is described as 'an interrogation into the influences on young people today'.

Blind tickets here


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