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The Confidential Theatre Choice

Recommended theatre dates in Greater Manchester

Published on August 29th 2007.


The Confidential Theatre Choice

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. Oil up your vocal chords and get screaming. Opera House (Quay Street, City. 0870 401 6000 www.ticketmaster.co.uk) From £9. To Sep 1.

Tintin. The comic book hero leaps off the page 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.

Nico Icon Play. Ultraviolet Productions presents an exploration into the life and times of the Velvet underground singer Christa Paffgen aka Nico using live music, film and theatre. Written by Stella Grundy, lead singer of Manchester band Intastella. Studio Salford (The King's Arms, Bloom Street, Salford www.studiosalford.com) From £4. Sep 5 to Sep 8.

Henry V. Leadership, morality and war are the themes in Shakespeare’s story of a King who leads his country to battle and bloodshed. Royal Exchange (Royal Exchange, St Ann’s Square, City. 0161 833 9833. www.royalexchange.co.uk) From £8. Sep 5 to October 20.

Thriller Live. Celebration of the music of the King of Pop and the Jackson 5, including such classic tracks as I Want You Back, Rock With You and Earth Song. Might they also include a little Jarvis Cocker cameo? Nope, thought not.
Palace Theatre (Oxford Street, City. 0870 60 77 471 www.ticketmaster.co.uk) From £15. Sep 5 to Sep 8.

Lisa’s Sex Strike. World premiere of Blake Morrison’s contemporary take on Aristophanes comedy Lysistrata, re-set in 2007 in the northern mill-town of Blackhurst in a production presented by Northern Broadsides. Octagon (Howell Croft South, Bolton. 01204 520661 www.octagonbolton.co.uk). From £8.50. Sep 6 to Sep 22.

Noises Off. There’s a farce within a farce (hopefully not contained within another farce) in this Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production of Michael Frayn’s award winning play in which of a troupe actors set about staging a comedy with catastrophic results. Oldham Coliseum (Fairbottom Street, Oldham, 0161 624 2829. www.coliseum.org.uk/From £5. Sep 6 to Sep 29.

Private Lives. Noel Coward’s modern classic of love and loathing tells of a new bride on her honeymoon in a French seaside resort who finds that her ex-husband is holidaying there too – with his new wife. Library Theatre (Central Library, St Peter’s Square, City. 0161 236 7110. www.librarytheatre.com). From £7.50. Sep 7 to Oct 6.

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