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Musicals to the fore in Manchester

Published: 30 December 2018

Manchester’s Palace Theatre and Opera House theatres will be welcoming more large-scale musical theatre productions throughout 2019.

Watch for a 50th anniversary production of Hair, the hippie musical that broke the mould back in the '60s; the return of blockbuster hit Les Misérables; one of the West End’s current big hits Motown the Musical; and Anita Dobson starring in Annie. The Bodyguard is also returning and The Book of Mormon makes its Manchester debut.

Both venues also boast dance, family and comedy shows.

After eight sell-out UK tours and countless television and live performances, Diversity have announced their landmark 10-year anniversary UK tour, Born Ready, for autumn 2019 and they’re heading to the Palace on November 16.

BAFTA-winning show In the Night Garden Live brings its first-ever tour of UK theatres to the Palace from August 28 to 29.

David Upton