NW Productions

Published: 20 October 2019
Reporter: David Upton

On Your Feet at the Palace Theatre, Manchester Credit: Johan Persson
Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran at HOME Manchester
Pitman Poets at Theatre by the Lake

Sink your teeth into comedy horror at the Dukes in Lancaster next Friday. Dracula: The Bloody Truth is recommended for anyone aged 12 plus.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert is at Blackpool Winter Gardens Monday to Saturday.

Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story, returns to Blackpool Grand from Tuesday to Saturday.

A spine-tingling live production of The Exorcist, based on the best-selling novel by William Peter Blatty, arrives at the Opera House in Manchester Tuesday to Saturday.

Avenue Q returns to the Palace Theatre Manchester from Monday to Saturday.

Royal Exchange artistic director Sarah Frankcom and award-winning writer Simon Stephens have used a journey across the North of England to develop his newest play Light Falls from October 24 to November 16.

Soweto-born dancer and award-winning choreographer Dada Masilo’s Giselle is at The Lowry in Salford Tuesday and Wednesday, during the first UK tour of the production.

Storyteller Robert Lloyd Parry returns to The Lowry in Salford next Saturday with two tales by master of the English ghost story, Montague Rhodes James.

Hit Broadway musical On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan hits Manchester’s Palace Theatre from next Saturday.

Octagon Theatre Bolton stage the world première of a musical by Beth Hyland inspired by Chekhov’s The Seagull from next Thursday to November 16.

Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran, is the second part of a trilogy of plays confronting modern life and returns to HOME in Manchester from Wednesday to November 2 (hear writer-performer Javaad Alipoor talking about this show on the BTG podcast).

The third and final show in a triptych of works which began in 2013 with The Worst of Scottee and continued with Bravado, Class comes to HOME in Manchester from Wednesday to Saturday.

Controversial California-based artist Ron Athey is making a rare UK visit with just seven tour dates. It includes a Manchester date next Wednesday at the NIAMOS Radical Arts Centre in Manchester.

Inspired by a real-life walking men’s group in Sheffield, Black Men Walking comes to Oldham Coliseum Theatre Thursday to Saturday.

Pitmen Poets, at Theatre By The Lake in Keswick next Sunday, is a night of songs and stories woven around North East humour and humanity.