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Manchester Opera House
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Forthcoming events at Manchester Opera House
Telephone: 0870 401 9000

LORD OF THE DANCE
Tue 31st Jan to Sun 5th Feb 2006
Michael Flatley's theatrical extravaganza that helped catapult Irish dancing into the global spotlight. Featuring over 40 dancers, the sure-fire sell-out mixes contemporary and traditional Irish music and dance.
 

TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT - THE ROD STEWART MUSICAL
Mon 6th Feb to Sat 11th Feb 2006
Written by award-winning dramatist Ben Elton and featuring over twenty of the greatest hits of Rod Stewart, Tonight's The Night is musical comedy at its all-singing, all-dancing rip-roaring best. Packed with hilarious gags, spectacularly staged numbers and the unforgettable songs that five generations fell in love to and made love to.
 
OVER THE RAINBOW - THE EVA CASSIDY STORY
Sun 12th Feb 2006
The Show which has received standing ovations all over the UK. A dramatic, moving Musical Play telling the life story of Eva Cassidy, incorporating over 25 of her arrangements including: Fields of Gold, Songbird and Over the Rainbow… performed by West End artists. This Musical pays a genuine and heartfelt homage to a true Artist who was not interested in fame and fortune, but wanted nothing more than to create beautiful music. More than a life story, this show is for anyone who’s lost someone they love.
 
THE NUTCRACKER (Ellen Kent Ballet)
Mon 13th Feb to Sat 18th Feb 2006
It is Christmas Day in a small town in Germany. At the Stahlbaum's house, guests are gathering for a party. Drosselmeyer, who is godfather to the children Fritz and Marie, is bringing a magnificent present: Nutcracker, a doll who can crack nuts. This classic ballet is performed to the highest of standards and is very popular so book early to avoid disappointment.
 
THE SOLID SILVER 60'S SHOW
Sun 26th Feb 2006
THE SOLID SILVER 60s SHOW has been running for 20 years. An amazing feat in itself! They will be celebrating this momentous occasion with the amazing talents of GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS, THE SEARCHERS, MERSEYBEATS and special guests THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS.
 
SWEENEY TODD
Mon 27th Feb to Sat 4th March 2006
Acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, this inspired production is musical theatre at its very best. Full of spine-tingling wit, humour and tenderness it is a musical masterpiece with a knock-out punch. Set in darkest Victorian London it tells the infamous tale of Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, who forms an enterprising business relationship with Mrs Lovett, the proprietor of the downstairs pie-shop. This razor sharp production stars award-winning musical superstar Jason Donovan (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Joseph) alongside Harriet Thorpe (Absolutely Famous and The Brittas Empire).

JETHRO
Sun 5th Mar 2006
Yes, Jethro is still going strong and returns to Manchester for one night only!
 
MRS JESSOP AND THE MATHS LESSON OF DOOM
Mon 6th Mar 2006
Baz (Full Name Basildon after the town where his mother first met his Father) is not the most gifted or popular child in his school - in fact if it wasn’t for bad luck he wouldn't have any luck at all. However, when he finds a Tamagotchi things definitely take a turn for the better - all of a sudden he's a mathematical genius! But at what cost? When his school enters him into the popular television quiz 'What's your number?' the tamagotchi shows itself in an entirely different light. World Domination? Maybe. Find out in Mrs Jeesop and the Math's Lesson of Doom. Based on the mathematics curriculum for Primary Schools, it explores number patterns, mental calculations and deduction. There will be two performances - 10.30am and 1.30pm.
   
LA BOHEME (Ellen Kent Opera) - Tue 7th Mar to Sat 11th Mar 2006
The painter, Marcello, and the writer, Rodolfo, share a Parisian garret studio. It is Christmas Eve and both young men are poor and cold. Soon they are joined by two more Bohemian acquaintances - the philosopher, Colline, and the musician, Schaunard. The latter has recently earned a little money and so the friends decide to go off and celebrate in the Latin Quarter, first, skillfully avoiding paying rent to the landlord, Benoit.
 
RIGOLETTO (Ellen Kent Opera)
Thu 9th Mar 2006
The action takes place in Mantua in the 16th century. In the ducal palace a lavish party is in progress and the Duke of Mantua soon declares his personal creed of taking pleasure as and when he can find it. His jester, Rigoletto, offers an ironic commentary on the Duke’s actions as the latter flirts with the Countess Ceprano. Incensed by Rigoletto’s mockery, Count Ceprano arranges for a number of courtiers to meet at his dwelling that evening. Monterone, whose daughter has been seduced by the Duke, interrupts the gathering; also openly derided by Rigoletto, Monterone issues a curse on the Duke and his jester. On for one night only in Manchester.
   
STAYIN' ALIVE - THE AUSTRALIAN BEE GEES SHOWS
Sun 12th Mar 2006
Stayin' Alive The Australian Bee Gees Tribute are a completely live five piece band, renowned worldwide for their definitive performances of all the classic Bee Gees songs from the sixties all the way to the new millennium! The show is the most authentic and up to date tribute to the Bee Gees, combining the look, personality and humour that defines one of the most successful and adored acts in musical history.
 
COLIN FRY & TONY STOCKWELL
Mon 13th Mar 2006
Currently on 'Living TV', Colin, considered by many to be one of the worlds finest spiritualist mediums, hosts his own show called 'Sixth Sense', on which he demonstrates his unique style. Made famous by 'John Edward', in 'Crossing Over', this style of human interest programme explores communication between this life and the next via the medium. Also included in Colin Fry's extraordinary repertoire are the gifts of Clairsentience, Trance Address and Healing.

THE KINGS OF SWING
Tue 14th Mar 2006
With over two hours of 'swinging classics' this highly successful show played to over 250,000 people in its residency at the Blackpool Tower during 2004! 3 male singers, special guest Lynn Kennedy, and the world famous 'Nelson Riddle Tribute Orchestra' combine to take you on a truly magical journey back to an era when people fell in love to the music of Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett, Doris Day and many more. Whether you are a fan of Sinatra or Tony Bennett, or of the newer singers such as Robbie Williams and Michael Buble, this celebration of the smooth and sophisticated will soon have your feet tapping and your fingers clicking.
 
THE FUREYS & DAVEY ARTHUR
Wed 15th Mar 2006
Davey Arthur rejoined the Fureys after a ten year absence for their 25th Anniversary Tour. If you did not see their last tour, then don’t miss this opportunity when you can hear them sing all their old hits including, ‘When You Were Sweet Sixteen’, ‘The Green Fields of France’, ‘The Old Man’, ‘Red Rose Café’, ‘From Clare to Here’, ‘Her Father Didn’t Like Me Anyway’, ‘Leaving Nancy’, Steal Away’, and many others.
   
BRENDAN GRACE and JOHNNY McEVOY
Thu 16th Mar 2006
Brendan Grace - The greatest comedian the Irish generation has known is delighted to present his, "Specially devised new show" for a major UK Tour. It features the best and most requested parts from his vast repertoire over the last 33years. His delivery of a standard ballad is as good as the best in the music business, and as a stand up comic his sense of timing and ability to read an audience is without equal in the Irish entertainment industry. Unique, he is, but Brendan's material owes more to the best of the traditional stand-up comics than it does to modern alternative humour. His 'Very Special Gust Star' is one of Ireland's Top Recording Stars - The one and only Johnny McEvoy.
 
JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA
Mon 20th March to Sat 1st April 2006
The smash-hit multi-award winning musical, which opened to unprecedented rave reviews and standing ovations at the National Theatre, is about to embark on a National Tour, direct from its sell out run in the West End. This is your only chance to see the funniest, most groundbreaking and talked about musical ever, including members of the original West End cast. The show created history by winning all four Best Musical awards (Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and What’s On Stage) and three further Olivier Awards. Heard about it? Read about it? Now buy a ticket for the must-see show of the year.
 
DANCING IN THE STREETS
Mon 3rd to Sat 8th April 2006 
Ivor Novello Award winning director Keith Strachan’s brand new production of the hit show Dancing in the Streets, the spectacular celebration of classic music from the heart of the Motor City - Detroit. The Dancing in the Streets company will re-create the energy, style and music of the starts of the Motown stable. Together they will certainly have you dancing in the aisles! Dancing in the Streets will take you through the Motown repertoire, with classic hits including a selection of the following: I Heard It Through The Grape Vine, Baby Love, My Girl, Dancing in the Streets,Shop Around, I’ll Be There, Signed Sealed Delivered I’m Yours, Where Did Our Love Go, What’s Going On, The Way You Do The Things You Do, Please Mr Postman, and MANY MANY more!