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TOP 10: Theatre & Comedy In January

The Lion King | East Is East | Strictly Come Dancing | Ken Dodd | Gin and Chronic Arthritis

Published on January 6th 2015.

TOP 10: Theatre & Comedy In January

RE:PLAY FESTIVAL | Number One First Street | Mon 12 - Sat 24 Jan

HOME theatre at Number One First Street is inviting audiences to a celebration of some of the most talked-about new drama from the local fringe scene from the last twelve months. 

RE:PLAY festival tickets

ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS | The Lowry | Tue 13 - Sat 17 Jan

The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors embarks on its biggest ever tour of the UK and Ireland. This internationally acclaimed smash-hit is a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. 

One Man Two Guvnors

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A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE | Bolton Octogon |  Thu 15 Jan - Sat 14 Feb 

Set in a tight-knit American-Italian neighbourhood in 1950’s Brooklyn, A View From The Bridge is one of playwright Arthur Miller’s greatest plays. It's described as a 'powerful, gripping, witty, and profoundly moving' production. This is the third Arthur Miller play directed for the Octagon by David Thacker who had a close working relationship with the playwright.

A View From The Bridge 

NOODLES | The Lowry | Fri 16 -  Sat 17 Jan

Aerialists, hand-balancers, contortionists and magicians twist and bend the frontiers of reality in this irreverent show that brings circus to the theatre.

Noodles tickets

THE LION KING | The Palace Theatre | Sat 17 Jan - Thu 22 Feb

With a cast of over 40 actors, singers & dancers, the story of The Lion King is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures as he struggles to accept the responsibilities of adulthood and becoming king.

The Lion King tickets

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GIN AND CHRONIC ARTHRITIS | Stockport Plaza | Thu 22 Jan

Marilyn is not your typical Nan. She drinks Gin for breakfast, ice skates and has numerous internet lovers. From the producers of They've Just Nipped Out For Fags this is one of MaD Theatre Company's best loved comedies. (Contains Adult Content)

Gin and Chronic Arthritis tickets

KEN DODD | Parr Hall | Sat 24 Jan

Revered as one of Britain's finest comedians, Ken Dodd has enjoyed a professional career spanning over 50 years during which he has received numerous awards and accolades including the first ever 'Living Legend Award' from the British Comedy Society.

Ken Dodd tickets

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STRICTLY COME DANCING LIVE | Manchester Arena | Sat 24 - Sun 25 Jan

Dust off your sequins and join this year's celebrity contestants and dance away the winter blues with jiving judges and dazzling professionals. Featuring much-loved routines from series eight, together with new and exclusive performances, breathtaking costumes and supersized glitterballs, this multi-million pound UK tour is the must-have ticket for Strictly fans everywhere.

Strictly Come Dancing tickets

AUSTENTATIOUS | The Lowry | Fri 30 Jan 

The Guardian says it's 'one of the most enjoyable shows on The Fringe'. Austentatious: An Improvised Jane Austen Novel is a comedy play spun in the inimitable style of Jane Austen – and based entirely on audience suggestions. After a sell-out debut tour in 2014, this critically acclaimed show returns for its second nationwide tour.  

Austentatious tickets

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EAST IS EAST | Opera House | Mon 26 - Sat 31 Jan

The original 1999 classic comedy about growing up in a multi-racial England will be adapted to the stage. Starring multi award-winning stage and screen star Jane Horrocks as Ella and East is East playwright Ayub Khan Din. 

East Is East tickets

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AnonymousJanuary 17th 2015.

Sorry, but when I saw the top photo I thought it was an episode of celebrity tax dodger.

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