So you’ve been to see Book of Mormon and you’ve got the theatre bug, here’s a pretty extensive list of all the other shows you need to get yourself down to throughout July.
An Indian Abroad @ Hope Mill Theatre
Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd July
Pariah Kahn took a break from his profession of a wrestling manager (yup) to write the play ’An Indian Abroad’ which follows the life of Krishnan on his gap year in Britain away from his middle-class Indian roots.
Men Chase Women Choose @ Hope Mill Theatre
Sunday 6th & Monday 7th July
A sketch comedy exploring science, sex and woman by debunking all those gender myths. Created by Sophie Giddens, Matt Holt and Eve Shotton, you will take a journey through the years of science and the female body.
Bette and Joan @ Hope Mill Theatre
Wednesday 10th – Saturday 13th July
Based on the grand-dames of Hollywood Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s hatred for each other through the 3 weeks, they were shooting ‘Whatever happened to Baby Jane?’. Supposedly they were both in love with the same geezer, the claws came out.
MIF – Tao of Glass @ Royal Exchange Theatre
Thursday 11th – Saturday 20th July
A story exploring where true inspiration comes from, half concert half performance soundtracked by Phillip Glass. Tao of Glass is produced by a combination of MIF 2019, Improbable and Royal Exchange Theatre.
MIF – The Fountainhead @ The Lowry
Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th July
Another one part of MIF, based on the book by Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead follows the story of young architect who rejects easy routes to commercial success in favour of innovation and independence.
Maggie The Cat @ The Dancehouse
Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th July
Set to a soundtrack ranging from electro and pop to classical music, acclaimed American choreographer Trajal Harrell places Maggie the Cat from Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof centre stage in his magnetic new dance work, a dazzling and provocative fusion of high art and pop culture.
Vulvarine: The Musical @ The Lowry
Thursday 11th – Friday 12th July
Based on an office worker that doesn’t have much going on until a dose of hormone therapy goes really badly wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning creates Vulvarine, saviour of womankind. It’s critically acclaimed and sold out at Edinburgh Fringe so it deffo will be a funny one.
The Three Musketeers @ The Lowry
Friday 12th – Sunday 14th July
A new comedy-adventure in the French countryside like you’ve never seen the story told before. Put on my Lowry favourites Le Navet Bete, who’s responsible for award-winning smash-hit shows ‘Dracula: The Bloody Truth’ and ‘Dick Tracy’.
There is a Light That Never Goes Out @ Royal Exchange Theatre
From Wednesday 31st July
Based on the Industrial Revolution and a thriving Manchester. Workers are being overlooked for profit, should they start a revolution of their own? Using 21st-century technology, the show shows how the Luddites helped inspire the birth of Manchester’s radical political identity and what happens when the working class try to seize power.
Book of Mormon @ Palace Theatre
Extended run until 24th August
And in case you’re one of the poor unfortunate souls who haven’t seen this yet, Book of Mormon has been extended into late August so you’ve got plenty of time to get a laugh in. We’ve even got some tips of how to get tickets, so you’ve got no excuse.