NW Productions

David Upton

Audiences pay what they decide for two forthcoming shows at Lancaster’s Dukes theatre. Who Wants To Live Forever?, a work in progress performed next Thursday, is about one woman’s life-long love for Billie Holiday’s music, for the stars and for her lost baby brother.

Spamalot is back in a brand-new production and will open at Blackpool Opera House next week before embarking on a UK tour.

The Band opens its UK tour at Manchester Opera House tomorrow night. The new musical—penned by award-winning playwright Tim Firth and featuring the music of Take That—is about what it’s like to grow up with a boyband.

Manchester becomes Our Town when the people of the city sit at the heart of the action in Sarah Frankcom’s new production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play. It opens at the city’s Royal Exchange next Thursday and runs until October 14.

Alan Ayckbourn’s farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How the Other Half Loves, the first of his plays to be staged on Broadway, will be at The Lowry in Salford next week.

Songwriter and lyricist Charlie Fink, former front man of the band Noah and the Whale, will present Cover My Tracks at The Lowry next Thursday to Saturday. Playwright David Greig and director Max Webster team up to present a production intertwining music and theatre.

Award-winning actor and playwright Gary McNair makes his second appearance at HOME in Manchester next Tuesday to Saturday with new show Letters To Morrissey.

Octagon Theatre Bolton new production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too, the seminal 1982 play about two teenage friends who embark on an affair with a married man runs until September 23.

Theatre legend Joan Littlewood’s ground breaking First World War musical Oh What A Lovely War is revived at Oldham Coliseum, marking the year Britain remembers the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele.

The Manchester Shakespeare Company Presents new comedy play Badgered at The Three Minute Theatre, Oldham Street, Manchester from Thursday to Saturday.

I Don’t Know What I'm Supposed To Be Doing is an autobiographical tale about librarian Emma Decent and her mother who had dementia at the end of her life. It’s her second solo show and is at the Portico Library in Manchester next Tuesday.