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26th November 2012

Must See This Week In Theatre: 3rd December-10th December

The best of theatre for the week ahead.

The Lion King


The musical that surely needs no introduction, The Lion King finally comes to Manchester after its 13th year at the Lyseum Theatre, London. The production is said to be one of the most visually stunning of our time, so get down to the Palace and join the Circle of Life!


Runs until March 13th 2012 at the Palace Theatre

Tickets £22.50-£75



Arabian Nights

The Library Theatre Company’s Christmas show this year is the infamous tale of Arabian Nights. The classic story of a thousand and one stories is staged in the round and promises to be visually stunning!

 Runs from 30th November until 12th January 2013 at the Lowry Theatre

Tickets £14.50-£20



Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

A musical based on the Bing Crosby film classic, following the success of the record-breaking, sell-out run of 2009. A spectacle that’ll warm any Scrooge-like heart, White Christmas promises to deliver ‘lots of laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written’.

 Runs from the 30th November to 5th December

Tickets £24-£45



Peter Pan

The Bolton Octagon’s family festive show this year is the timeless classic we all know and love: Peter Pan. With a talented cast of actor-musicians playing originally composed music, the show is sure to bring out the child in all of us!

 Runs until 12th January 2013 at the Bolton Octagon

Tickets £9.50-£22

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