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NW Productions

Published: 18 November 2018

Beauty & the Beast is set to delight when it plays at Theatre by the Lake from November 23 to January 12.

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake returns to The Lowry in Salford from Tuesday to Saturday with a fresh look for the 21st century.

JB Shorts, a festival of six, 15-minute plays penned by TV writers, began in the basement of Joshua Brooks pub in Manchester almost 10 years ago and has since moved to the 170-capacity 53two. From Tuesday, it opens its 20th run, with another six short plays.

The Last Five Years is a hit musical, staged in-the-round at Bolton Albert Halls from next Wednesday to Friday.

David Upton