The Best Theatre Shows in Manchester: December 2019

Including The Gruffalo's Child, Six, The Bodyguard and Snow White in panto!

Enjoy all the pantos, non-pantos and an exceptional theatre version of The Bodyguard this December.

Gypsy @ Royal Exchange Theatre
Saturday 30th November – Saturday 25th January 2020
Broadway comes back to Manchester in the form of Gypsy, enjoying an extended run through to January 2020. You’ll have heard songs from it, such as ‘Everything’s Coming Up Roses’, Some People and Rose’s Turn (all classics if you aren’t aware).

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Peter Pan Goes Wrong @ The Lowry
Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th December
Just to repeat that this is not a pantomime and you’ll also never see a version like this again! Will they ever make it to Neverland? Go and find out for yourself!

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Six @ The Lowry
Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 5th January
Nominated for 5 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, the sell-out London smash hit comes to The Lowry this December. How well do you know the wives of Henry VIII? Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived? You’re about to find out so much more.

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The Gruffalo’s Child @ The Lowry
Friday 6th December – Sunday 12th January
Perfect if you have little ones, The Gruffalo’s Child allows all the family to let their imagination run wild with songs and laughter throughout.

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs @ Opera House
Friday 6th – Sunday 29th December
None other than Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood stars in Snow White as the Wicked Queen throughout December at the Opera House – ‘the fairest panto in all the land’.

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Letters Live @ Palace Theatre
Friday 6th December
Letters Live is a celebration of the power of literary correspondence. Each show features a different array of performers reading remarkable letters written over the centuries and from around the world.

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The Bodyguard @ Palace Theatre
10th December 2019 – 4th January 2020
Alexandra Burke returns to the role made famous by none other than Whitney Houston on the big screen. Expect to hear all the hits, such as ‘Saving All My Love’, ‘I Have Nothing’ and ‘I Will Always Love You’.

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Split/Mixed @ Royal Exchange Theatre
Tuesday 10th December
A thought-provoking quest to find a singular voice, Split/Mixed follows Eddy and his struggle to relay his upbringing in Rwanda.

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Roots @ HOME
Wednesday 11th – Monday 30th December
The world premiere of Roots considers all the narratives of our forefathers and how their stories shaped our futures and the present we are living in. Part of Christmas at HOME 2019.

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