Whether it’s musical versions of much-loved films, sing-a-longs or Ghost Stories, there’s plenty of variety in February to get stuck into!
We Will Rock You @ Palace Theatre
1st – 8th February
Continuing its superb run into February, the must-see We Will Rock You will have you belting Queen songs all the way home and for the rest of time.
Trojan Horse @ Oldham Coliseum
6th & 7th February
Winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and the Fringe First Award 2018, Trojan Horse is the story of a community torn apart by racial division and ‘British values’. A local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools.
Grease (with a live orchestra) @ Bridgewater Hall
Who doesn’t love Grease?? Watch the film along with a live orchestra at Bridgewater Hall, which can only make the experience ten times better than it already is.
Thriller Live @ Palace Theatre
10th – 15th February
It’s debatable whether MJ songs should be entertained in nightclubs and bars at the moment (you all know why). Nevertheless, Thriller is said to be a sight for sore eyes, so go and give it a try!
Welcome to Shangri-La @ Home Mill Theatre
11th – 20th February
Welcome to Shangri-La follows the story of Cheryl who longs for something more normal than her life living in a run-down seaside B & B that also doubles as a swinger’s club, with a gambling man, a fortune teller and an elderly deviant.
Wuthering Heights @ Royal Exchange Theatre
13th February – 7th March
A stage version of Emily Bronte’s classic novel about Heathcliff and the wild and windy moors (spoiler: it’s about much more than that).
Guy: A New Musical @ Sale Waterside
Saturday 15th February
An award-winning modern-day gay love story comes to Waterside this month, sharing the story of a fat, gay, nerdy man looking for love. Combining electronic, pop and musical theatre, GUY is Queer As Folk meets Bridget Jones with a catfishing musical twist.
Menopause: The Musical 2 @ Palace Theatre
The clue is probably in the title of this musical – it’s a show all about the stress and anxieties of Menopause, but made into one feel-good musical.
Ghost Stories @ The Lowry
18th – 22nd February
Certainly not for the faint of heart, Ghost Stories, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s worldwide cult phenomenon, comes to The Lowry this February. Just don’t go alone.
Jane Eyre @ Sale Waterside
24th – 26th February
Jane Eyre tells the story of an orphan and her journey from a childhood of loneliness and cruelty to a life at Thornfield Hall and an unlikely relationship with the mysterious Mr Rochester. Falling in love, she gradually uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall – a terrible secret that forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice.
Back to the Future The Musical @ Opera House
From 25th February
I must admit, on first look I was slightly apprehensive about any sort of musical remake of a complete and utter classic film. You’ll be in for a real treat though, so don’t scoff and give Back to the Future musical a go – it’s well worth it.