The Best Theatre Shows in Manchester: November 2018

November is packed full of incredible shows, so you’ll be spoilt for choice at the theatre, cinema or music hall!

By Manchester's Finest | Last updated November 2nd '18

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As it gets colder and more miserable, can you think of anything better than to warm up your senses than a good night at a brilliant show? Calendar Girls @ The Lowry Until Saturday 10th November Manchester’s own Gary Barlow teamed up with Tim Firth to create an award winning production of an already classic show. An all-star cast that gained five stars from the West End you now enjoy at The Lowry. Buy Tickets   The Political History of Smack and Crack @ Mustard Tree, Ancoats Thursday 1st - Thursday 15th November Chronicling the heroin epidemic at the height of Thatcherism and the impact it had on communities and families across the city, The Political History of Smack and Crack will be performed at the Mustard Tree as part of the ‘With One Voice International Arts and Homelessness Summit & Festival’. Buy Tickets   Sing-a-long Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Stockport Plaza Saturday 3rd November The musical was made for the sing-a-long experience that has enraptured audiences the world over for the last decade. Not to be taken lightly and don’t think you can go in your normal clothes, no way. Get that French maid outfit, glittery top hat and hot pants or go full Frankenfurter and do the time warp again and again. Buy Tickets   Bridget Jones’ Diary in Concert @ Bridgewater Hall Tuesday 6th November Say what you like about the film, it is packed full of absolute bangers from the off. Now you can enjoy all those brilliant songs played by an orchestra at the even more brilliant Bridgewater Hall. Buy Tickets   Jason Manford: Muddle Class @ Stockport Plaza Wednesday 7th November Everyone's favourite Northern comedian after Peter Kay, Steve Coogan and Bernard Manning, Jason Manford will be hitting up the Stockport Plaza with gags galore. I'm sure he's got some great stories about having kids, being married and filming 5 out of 9 Dogs on telly. Buy Tickets   Cinderella @ Oldham Coliseum From Saturday 10th November - Jan 2019 Pantomime season is coming early to the Coliseum with Cinderella dusting off her rags and broom stick and trying on glass slippers to try to find her prince charming. Perfect for kids and adults alike, the Coliseum have been producing brilliant pantomimes since your gran was in nappies so they know what they're doing. Buy Tickets   Nigella Lawson @ The Lowry Sunday 11th November Every man's favourite TV chef is heading to The Lowry this month to talk about her life in food and what she's cooking right now. She'll be interviewed by a range of authors, journalists and foodies during the show, hopefully giving audiences the chance to see what it means to be an award-winning author, TV cook and all-round food enthusiast. Buy Tickets   Somme Men @ King's Arms Theatre Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November World War One drama at the Kings Arms as four men reminisce about their families, friends, and lovers in the trenches when suddenly, a young man from the Chinese Labour Corps gets stranded with them. Buy Tickets   Kinky Boots @ Opera House Monday 12th November - Saturday 1st December Labelled ‘the freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade’, which should be enough to either spark your curiosity if you’ve never heard of it before! Buy Tickets   Burgerz @ The Royal Exchange Theatre Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th November Performance artist Travis Alabanza presents this exploration of the act of survival - the way a body can dodge objects, and how a person is received, examined and dissected in public. Carving out a place for themselves as one of the most prominent trans voices in the UK, Alabanza presents a piece that is both timely and true to their style: both unsettling and powerful. Buy Tickets   Celebrating Women in the Arts @ 53Two Saturday 17th November An evening to kick back, relax and spend a few hours in the company of awesome women who are powerhouses in the arts scene. Actors, Directors, Producers, Technicians, Casting Directors and more. One whole evening of pure, unadulterated celebration with live music, drinks and dancing. Buy Tickets   Jurassic Park in Concert @ Bridgewater Hall Monday 19th November If you’re anything like me and dinosaurs scare the bejesus out of you (yes, I went on the ride at universal in Florida when I was 20 and cried all the way round even when the ‘nice’ dinosaurs were there) then this probably isn’t for you. If you’re normal and love a great film then experience the score played by an orchestra, as all great things should be. It’s the 25th anniversary of the release too! Buy Tickets   Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake @ The Lowry Tuesday 20th – Saturday 1st December Swan Lake but as you have never seen it before. Contemporary, audacious and award winning, you have to see it for yourself to believe its raw magnitude. Buy Tickets   Benidorm Live! @ Palace Theatre Monday 26th November - Saturday 1st December You’ve seen the TV programme now laugh out loud live! Starring the cast from the show, right before your eyes! It’s set to be a popular one, so I’d get booking now. Buy Tickets