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The Confidential Choice-Theatre

The best 14 days of theatre in Greater Manchester

Published on August 10th 2007.

The Confidential Choice-Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Feelgood Theatre Company present this outdoor production of Shakespeare’s magical comedy. A story of love, confusion and fickle and mischievous fairies, the play has been given a 1950s setting equipped with a rock n roll band and a capella singing. All that plus lovers on bicycles and a man with the head of a donkey set in the beautiful surroundings of Heaton Park AND it has finally stopped pissing it down…what’s not to like? Heaton Park (Prestwich. 0161 236 7110. www.quaytickets.com.www.feelgoodtheatre.co.uk) From £8. To Aug 18.Whose Shoes? A cast of 70 present this journey from innocence to experience using music, film and puppetry, in a production by John Hoggarth and the National Youth Theatre. The Lowry (Pier 8, Salford Quays. 0870 787 5780 www.thelowry.com.) £7. Aug 15 to Aug 18.

Mort. The story of a gangly geek who accepts an offer to be an apprentice to death, presented by Youth Music Theatre: UK and adapted by Jenifer Toksvig from a novel by Terry Pratchett. Library Theatre (Central Library, St Peter’s Square, City. 0161 236 7110. www.librarytheatre.com) £6 Aug 17 to Aug 18.

Free Flow. As part of Platform 4 Piccadilly Gardens, Contact Young Actors Company create an urban mix of words, movement and water, slap bang in the the city centre. Presented by x.trax. Picadilly Gardens, City.www.xtrax.org.ukwww.contact-theatre.org. Aug 17 to Aug 19.

She’s Just Nipped Out For Fags. MaD - the theatre company behind last year’s sell-our production ASBO - return with another tale of bonkers Manchester life. When Pat Pickles nips out for cigs and hasn’t returned a month later her husband enlists a faded drag queen to look after the kids while he follows his favourite football team. But when tragedy strikes, can he finally prove he is a decent dad? Library Theatre (Central Library, St Peter’s Square, City. 0161 236 7110.www.librarytheatre.com) From £9. Aug 23 to Aug 25.

West Side Story. The tragic story of the Jets versus the Sharks and Tony’s love for Maria is presented by 150 of the area’s most talented youngsters. Well, anything that keeps them out of the Trafford Centre…Palace Theatre (Oxford Street, City. 0870 60 77 471 www.ticketmaster.co.uk) From £10. Aug 23 to Aug 26.

Never Forget. Danny Brocklehurst’s much anticipated musical, Never Forget follows the highs and lows of an unlikely Take That tribute band and includes all the Thatters greatest hits from Relight My Fire and Pray to Babe and Back For Good. Normally this would spell a total cheese-fest but with a writer like Danny ‘Clocking Off’ Brocklehurst at the helm, it’s likely to be an absolute gem. Opera House (Quay Street, City. 0870 401 6000www.ticketmaster.co.uk) From £9. Aug 21 to Sep 1. fag image goes with “she’s just nipped out for fags. Picadilly image goes with “Free flow”. Whoes shoes image goes with Whose shoes

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