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Enjoy one/two nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Britannia Hotel, Manchester and mid-range ticket to the show of your choice - subject to availability and confirmation. Transfer to the theatre not included, hotel is 10 minutes walk to Theatre, taxis & trams readily available.

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AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN

An Officer and a Gentleman

Zack Mayo is in training to become a US Navy Pilot. When he rolls into boot camp with a bit too much of a swagger, drill Sergeant Foley doesn’t make life easy for him.

When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki and tragedy befalls his friend and fellow candidate, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves. It’s only then he can truly become an Officer and a Gentleman. 


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CALENDAR GIRLS

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's 'The Girls' is inspired by the true story of a group of ladies, who decide to appear nude for a Women’s Institute calendar in order to raise funds to buy a settee for their local hospital, in memory of one of their husbands. This musical comedy shows life in their Yorkshire village, how it happened, the effect on husbands, sons and daughters, and how a group of ordinary ladies achieved something extraordinary.

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth both grew up in the same village and have been friends for twenty five years. Gary has written 14 number one singles, is 6 times winner of the Ivor Novello Award and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Tim has won the Olivier Award and the UK Theatre Award for Best Musical and Best Play and the Comedy Film Award for Calendar Girls.

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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL : OVO

Cirque du Soleil has dazzled and amazed almost 100 million people in 300 cities across five continents since its humble beginnings in Quebec in 1984. One of the most magical and innovative performance troupes around, Cirque Du Soleil combine circus skills with dance, movement, stage trickery and magic to create a truly unique experience.





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FAME


Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film of the same name, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.



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KINKY BOOTS


Kinky Boots takes you from the factory floor to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price, played by David Hunter (Once, One Man, Two Guvnors), is struggling to live up to his father’s expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the shoe factory’s future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, played by Olivier award-winner Matt Henry, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos.



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LEGALLY BLONDE - THE MUSICAL

Legally Blonde is based on the hit film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon.

College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School! Legally Blonde the Musical is the award-winning Broadway sensation created by a top-of-their-class creative team.



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LET IT BE

Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the spectacular new concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.

Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings to the heights of Beatlemania with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout and She Loves You as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Plus experience an amazing reunion concert featuring later hits including Back to the USSRLive and Let Dieand Here Comes the Sun. Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

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LOVE FROM A STRANGER

A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau…

Electric with suspense and with a biting twist in its tail, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is reimagined in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M for Murder). 


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MADAGASCAR

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. 

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

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MAMMA MIA

Over 60 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show! 
Writer Catherine Johnson's sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. 
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!

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MATILDA

Adapted from the ever-popular children’s book by Roald Dahl, Matilda the Musical has been a spectacular since it first opened to packed audiences at the Cambridge Theatre, London.
Including original songs from comedian, Tim Minchin, Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, London is the latest masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company. Based on the grisly tale by Roald Dahl, Matilda is the story of a young girl, neglected and misunderstood by her family, who discovers she has the power to change her destiny. Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre London is one of the must-see shows for all ages, whether you were inspired reading the original book or watching the award-winning film.

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ROCK OF AGES

The smash hit musical is back in the UK. Rock of Ages is an LA love story lavished with over 25 classic rock anthems. Lose yourself in a city and a time where the dreams are as big as the hair, and yes, they can come true! This hilarious musical comedy will have you singing and laughing along with its epic songs, including We Built This City, The Final Countdown, Here I Go Again, Can’t Fight this Feeling and I Want To Know What Love Is played loud and proud by an awesome live band. Now a global smash with hit seasons on Broadway, London’s West End and Las Vegas and a star-studded Hollywood movie version, we promise you a night of outrageous rock ‘n’ roll debauchery at the biggest party in town! 
 
Warning: contains serious rock ‘n’ roll debauchery

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SHERLOCK HOLMES - THE FINAL CURTAIN

Sherlock Holmes lives in retirement on the South Coast. Aware that he's older and slower, he's concerned that he might be an easy target for his enemies - there have been so many over the years. So when Mary Watson (wife of this former associate Dr John Watson) tracks him down, telling him she has seen her long-dead son, James, through the window of 221B Baker Street, alive and well, Holmes is determined to solve the mystery and confront his own demons at the same time.

Robert Powell received multiple awards for his potrayal of Jesus in Franco Zefferelli's Jesus of Nazareth, Liza Goddard is one of the UK's favourite actresses. Her television work includes cult classics Doctor Who and Bergerac.

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THIS IS ELVIS

It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what will come to be known as ‘The ’68 Comeback Special’. Drawing phenomenal ratings, this event re-establishes Elvis as the major entertainment star of the decade, and twelve months later Elvis stars at the International Hotel in Vegas, performing live for the first time in seven years, and securing his place in history as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! This production celebrates 50 years since the TV phenomenon and is testament that his songs live on and the King still rules!



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TITANTIC - THE MUSICAL

In the final hour of 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and 'the unsinkable ship' slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic and infamous disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their mastery lasting forever.

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WAR HORSE

War Horse is the powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the English in World War I.

Caught in enemy crossfire, Joey ends up serving on both sides during the war before landing in no man's land, while Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home.

A remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, War Horse features ground-breaking puppetry work by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, which brings breathing and galloping horses to life on stage.

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WICKED

Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students at Shiz University: the blonde and very popular Glinda and a misunderstood green girl named Elphaba. Following an encounter with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, their friendship reaches a crossroads and their lives take very different paths. Glinda's unflinching desire for popularity sees her seduced by power while Elphaba's determination to remain true to herself, and to those around her, will have unexpected and shocking consequences for her future. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.


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