Including Amelie, Jerry Springer, LS Lowry, Stephen Fry and more...
It’s your last chance to see the truly awe-inspiring Book of Mormon this month, and you can even tickets for as little as £15.
Don’t fret though, because there are tonnes of other shows this month that will soften the blow of Book of Mormon leaving our city.
Amelie the Musical @ Opera House
6th – 10th August
Upon first look, I did wonder if this adaptation of the much-loved 2001 film, Amelie, would cut the mustard. Then again, musical adaptations are always good fun and this is already enjoying an extended UK run. Get down to Opera House to find out for yourself.
We’re Going On A Bear Hunt @ The Lowry
Saturday 3rd August – Sunday 1st September
Direct from the West End, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt hits the Lowry stage for an extensive run. An intrepid family of adventurers and their dog are on a quest to find a bear. Expect catchy songs that you won’t be able to get out your head for a few days.
Magic Goes Wrong @ The Lowry
Tuesday 6th – Sunday 11th August
The esteemed Mischief Theatre have teamed up with the even more renowned Penn and Teller in what is being rated as an excellent show. A group of magicians team up to fundraise for fellow magicians that have been injured during their shows, but their hapless illusions spin out of control.
Jerry Springer The Opera @ Hope Mill Theatre
Friday 9th – Saturday 31st of August
Jerry Springer The Opera caused a storm when it came to the UK stage in 2005 and in this new revival at Hope Mill Theatre, it promises to be a raucous and fresh production for 2019! Not for the faint-hearted or easily offended.
National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain @ The Bridgewater Hall
Saturday 10th August
Award-winning saxophonist Jess Gillam joins the National Children’s Orchestra to bring you a mix of classical and contemporary pieces. Tickets are at £20 at the moment, so get them while they’re hot.
These I Love @ HOME
Saturday 24th August
Written and read by Julie Hesmondhalgh, These I Love, in a special one off recorded reading, talks about her relationship with her dad, childhood, family, sadness, words, music, nature, loss and the healing power of daftness.
Mrs Lowry and Son @ The Lowry
Tuesday 27th August
I can’t think of a better setting to premiere LS Lowry (played by Timothy Spall) and his vastly overbearing mother (Vanessa Redgrave) than at The Lowry; the heart of where the man himself grew up and gained most the influences that inspired his now timeless work.
Stephen Fry – A Trilogy: Gods. Heroes. Men. @ The Lowry
Tuesday 27th – Saturday 31st August
Of course, none other than Stephen Fry, possibly the world’s greatest storyteller, would have the sheer audacity to put on not one, two but three shows on Greek Gods, heroes and men. A once in a lifetime experience with the legend himself, and one not to be missed. If you act fast, you can see all three shows.
Crossfire: Malorie Blackman’s Noughts and Crosses @ The Lowry
Saturday 31st August
Malorie Blackman treats us to a night of introduction to the TV adaptation of her best-selling, much-loved novel Noughts and Crosses. To say we’ve been waiting a long time for this is a vast understatement.