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The Confidential Choice – Theatre

The best 14 days of theatre in Greater Manchester

Published on August 17th 2007.

The Confidential Choice – Theatre

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 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 6000 www.ticketmaster.co.uk). From £9. Aug 21 to Sep 1.

Mr Men & Little Miss. Reward the ankle-biters for having driven you mad in the summer holls by treating them to this family friendly show in which the Mr Men and Little Miss enjoy their last day of the school term and take part in Sports Day. Which seems rather unfair on Mr Bump. Palace Theatre (Oxford Street, City. 0870 60 77 471 www.ticketmaster.co.uk). £9. Sat Sep 1.

Tintin. The comic book hero comes to life onstage in this Young Vic production in which Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock battle to rescue their friend after his plane crashes in the Himalayas. Suitable for ages 6+. The Lowry (Pier 8, Salford Quays. 0870 787 5780 www.thelowry.com). From £14. Wed Aug 29 to Sat Sep 1.

Girls Behind. Maureen Nolan stars in this play about three women who form the singing trio, The Diamonds. But what happens when one is pushed into the limelight? Features songs such as Think, Man I Feel Like A Woman and Misty Blue. The Lowry (Pier 8, Salford Quays. 0870 787 5780 www.thelowry.com). From £16. Mon Sep 3 to Sat 8.

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