With all of the big Christmas shows in full swing, our theatre guide to Manchester and the North continues to sparkle with seasonal cheer this month.
Following the huge success of Guys and Dolls at Manchester’s Royal Exchange last Christmas, The Producers promises to be a phenomenal musical this year too. If you’re looking for a top-notch traditional family pantomime – head up to Oldham Coliseum for Cinderella. The team always serve up the perfect panto recipe, with a pleasing price tag. Alternatively, you’ll find us in Liverpool for the fabulous Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto: The Snow Queen and A Christmas Carol (Spymonkey style).
Sheffield’s Theatre Deli always serves up a fantastical Christmas feast too. And quite literally this year. Join The Guild of Misrule for their theatrical dining experience version of A Christmas Carol.
Read on for details of these and much more…
Here are our picks
You really don’t get a better traditional Christmas panto than Oldham Coliseum. This year it’s Cinderella, one of our favourites, with all the ingredients you need for a magical family theatre trip.
The Guild of Misrule team up with great friends and charity Theatre Deli for the yet another year to present a rousing rendition of A Christmas Carol, served over a two-course Christmas feast cooked up by local suppliers.
Put on your best Victorian bib-and-tucker as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future whisk you on a brilliantly funny flight of theatrical fancy in Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol.
Coming to The Lowry this December. With Morecambe and Wise’s most-loved routines, songs and sketches, An Evening of Eric & Ern at Christmas is a superb homage to the comedy duo.
Contact announces In The City Part Two – its radical city-wide programme of performance during the buildings exciting transformation.
Packed with some of the world’s greatest plays and most epic stories, the Royal Exchange’s new Autumn/ Winter Season is absolutely unmissable.
Following the announcement of The Lovely Bones, Spymonkey’s A Christmas Carol and the Rock ‘n’ Roll panto The Snow Queen earlier this year, Liverpool’s Everyman & Playhouse has revealed its full programme for Autumn Winter 2018.
Meet, Flecky Bennet, your guide through the dark and demonic side of the city as he takes you on one of Manchester’s award winning ghost walks.
This much- loved Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler tale of misadventure is brought to life for small people and their grown ups this festive season by Scamp Theatre.
Who doesn’t love a charmingly grumpy character? Especially when it’s the big man himself? Lucky for us that the critically acclaimed production of Raymond Briggs’ classic tale docks at Waterside this Christmas.
Get your Christmas off to a galloping start in this award-winning family adventure of friendship, courage, hope and heroes.
Get your tickets quick to have your eyes opened by a whole other (animal) world this festive season. Mark Williams (The Fast Show) stars in the title role of this major new musical adaptation.
From the author of the well-loved children’s book DEAR ZOO, Rod Campbell. Santa is determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to our little hero Sarah. But he doesn’t get it right straight away!