Large's Festive Theatre Roundup
With the festive season well on its way, Large Manchester has put together this Christmas Theatre roundup to keep you informed on the treasures awaiting your viewing!
The Wind in the Willows, The Lowry
Friday 2nd December – Saturday 14th January.
This timeless family classic by Kenneth Grahame has been brought to life on stage by the talented Alan Bennett and promises to be a perfect treat. Join Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad as they start their adventure along the river bank, travelling to Toad Hall, the open road – and into the dreaded WildWood as they prepare for battle! With a host of well known actors in the mix, Bennett’s humour and elegance makes this adaptation his own whilst sticking to the original story, complete with a dollop of musical numbers! Ticket prices vary from £8.50 to family tickets up to £53. For more information or to book, go to: www.librarytheatre.com.
Cinderella, The Opera House
Saturday 3rd December – Saturday 31st December
What Christmas season wouldn’t be complete without the festive pantomime! Starring Suzanne Shaw as Cinderella and the ever entertaining Louie Spence, this chirpy, colourful show will leave you full of good will better than any Christmas pudding. ‘Cinderella is going to be full of all the things I love – glitter, music, fun, dancing, everything showbiz!’ exclaims Louie, ‘Bring the whole family along.’ Tickets cost from £15 - £25. For more information or to book, click here.
Dirty Dancing, Palace Theatre
Tuesday 22nd November – Saturday 7th January
In its first ever national tour, Dirty Dancing brings a phenomenal explosion of music and dance to liven up any winter blues. Full of passionate romance and sexy dancing with brand new choreography, this show gives the perfect alternative to the usual family performances, and writer Eleanor Bergstein has kept all the iconic scenes plus adding tasty extras! Having been one of the most successful shows in the West End, it is guaranteed to provide and evening of exciting entertainment. Tickets cost £19.50 - £48.50. For more information click here.
Christmas Events, Bridgewater Hall
The Bridgewater Hall is hosting a variety of Christmas events. To name a few, the Salvation Army’s annual carol concert kicks off events on Tuesday 6th December, and St Ann’s Hospice will also be celebrating a host of Christmas music for all to join in with on Friday 9th December. Alastair Malloy will be presenting a Christmas family concert with the Hallé orchestra on Sunday 11th December, providing sing-alongs as well as a festive quiz! On Monday 12th December, Only Men Allowed will be back as part of their sell-out tour to provide and evening of Christmas music mingled with their latest songs and those favoured classics. The Hallé orchestra will be hosting carol concerts throughout the month, and prepare to step back in time on Thursday 22nd December as ‘Carols by Candlelight’ prepares for Christmas in 18th century costume. For more information on all of the events, go to: www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.
You Can’t Take It With You, Royal Exchange Theatre
Saturday 10th December – Saturday 14th January
‘You Can’t Take It With You’ celebrates the joys and quirkiness of family at Christmas in this revival of the 1930’s Broadway hit. This jubilant and witty comedy follows the bohemian Vanderhofs and the conventional Kirbys who have very different attitudes to life. When granddaughter Alice falls for a member of the Kirby family, mayhem ensues… This feel good show will take you back in time as you laugh your way through the Christmas period. Tickets cost £10.25 - £20.50. For more information go to: www.royalexchange.org.uk.
Whatever you decide to see this Christmas, there is plenty to choose from for both you and your loved ones. Make sure not to miss out!