NW productions

David Upton

Cilla the Musical heads to Blackpool Opera House next week. 

Joe McElderry completes his tour of family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Palace in Manchester next week.

Strictly superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return to the stage with their most audacious show yet, Tango Moderno, at the Opera House in Manchester from Tuesday to Saturday.

The Dukes in Lancaster opens its autumn homegrown season of drama with the première of Blackout, inspired by the stories of local people who lived through an unprecedented storm and power cut in North Lancashire in 2015.

Digital theatre innovator imitating the dog brings its latest work, '50s spy thriller Nocturnes, to Lancaster University’s Nuffield Theatre next week.

An award-winning show about one of the world’s richest men who blew it all on a weird and wonderful lifestyle comes to The Dukes in Lancaster next Thursday. How To Win Against History is recommended for anyone aged 12 plus.

Physical theatre company Motionhouse makes its HOME Manchester debut next week with its new production Charge.

A new play at Manchester’s Royal Exchange, Parliament Square, looks at the attraction of extreme demonstration alongside the impact and fall-out of a single, selfless act of protest.

Clod Ensemble presents Under Glass as part of Manchester Science Festival at The Lowry in Salford from next Wednesday to Saturday.

The Lowry will welcome its first-ever "4D" theatre show to Salford next week. International dancers Igor & Moreno present the world première of Andante next Thursday and Friday.

The Manchester Shakespeare Company continues the city’s Shakespeare Festival on Monday and Tuesday at The Three Minute Theatre in Oldham Street. It also includes Ensemble Estate’s production of Much Ado About Nothing, a re-telling of Shakespeare’s comedy.

MAP Rep’s first full show Stay Happy Keep Smiling is a fictional exploration of the lives of ordinary people following an extraordinary event. It runs from Tuesday to Saturday at 53Two in Manchester.

What I Felt Whilst Under You, a brand new play, makes its debut at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre next Tuesday.

Author Kathy Lette brings her debut live show Girls Night Out to Waterside Arts Centre on Saturday.