The Best Theatre Shows in Manchester: January 2019

Last year, we were treated to some real gems in the theatres - and this year looks likely to continue the trend.

January starts off 2019 with some of your most – loved and cherished musicals, concerts and plays – don’t miss out!

The Producers @ The Royal Exchange Theatre
Until Saturday 26th January 2019
Adapted from the truly brilliant Mel Brooks film, The Producers follows theatre producer Maz Bialystock and his attempt at creating the worst show ever…with some accidental swistikas.

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Rocky Horror Show @ Opera House
Wednesday 9th January – Saturday 26th January
It’s astounding! You have to see it. If you haven’t seen the genius of a film by Richard O’Brien starring Richard O’Brien, Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon then you’re a fool, but at least you can now see it on the stage. The film is made for audience participation anyway!

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The Band @ The Lowry
Wednesday 16th January – Saturday 26th January
Described as an utter joy, The Band follows a group of girls that were once inseparable and their reunion after 25 years as they try once again to meet the boyband they were so in love with as teenagers.

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Club Mex @ Hope Mill Theatre
Thursday 17th January – Sunday 10th February
Club Mex is a part-immersive, part-musical clubbing experience. With a script penned by one of the UK’s most exciting emerging female stand-up comedians and an infectious, original musical score that fuses pop, dance and musical theatre.

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Showstopper! The Improvised Musical @ The Lowry
Thursday 17th January
Showstopper is a musical with a difference – for one night only the audience get to pick and choose what they want to hear from the cast. Improv at its finest.

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Oct.O.Pus @ The Kings Arms
Saturday 19th & 20th January
Three generations, Nan, Mum and Daughter fight for survival and amongst themselves, as we witness their precarious existence in a tiny council flat that’s bursting at the seams with anxiety and unmanageable debt. Playwright James Ernest blends realism and melodrama to create a harrowing, bleak yet funny reflection of working class struggles at home and in the workplace.

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Saturday Night Fever @ Palace Theatre
Tuesday 22nd January – Saturday 26th January
If you love Bee Gees or even just loved the original film with John Travolta, then you’re in luck because Palace Theatre is playing Saturday Night Fever for four days straight.

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Jersey Boys @ Palace Theatre
Tuesday 29th January – Saturday 16th February
I’ve never actually seen Jersey Boys but don’t quite understand why. The story of the life of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has won 57 major awards and now you can watch it on our very own city.

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