The Listings: Weeks 15-17



13th – 14th February

The Dukes

New theatre and dance production based on the true story of two male penguins at Central Park Zoo in New York who raise a chick together.

Making Room: Foot in the Door

15th February, 8pm

Nuffield Theatre

After a group of previously unacquainted artists have spent a week together, you are invited to be the first to view their newly developed ideas.

Kerry Ellis

7.30pm, 17th February

Lancaster Grand

One of the most famous West End leading ladies, Kerry Ellis has starred in shows such as Oliver, Wicked, and We Will Rock You. She will perform the most famous songs from her career at the Grand.

The Moonwatcher

20th February, 7:30pm

The Dukes

A unique combination of Shamshad Khan’s poetry with Horse + Bamboo’s trademark use of powerful narrative and imagery, using masks, puppetry, film and music.


NT Live: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 

22nd February, 7pm

The Dukes

The a broadcast of Tennessee Williams’ classic play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell.

Chip Shop Chips

23rd – 24th February

The Dukes

Play following love at different ages to the soundtrack of Northern Soul and celebrating the nation’s favourite food. Fish and Chips is included!

Image courtesy of Manchester Royal Exchange

The Almighty Sometimes

Until 24th February

Manchester Royal Exchange

Brand new play starring Julie Hesmondhalgh (Broadchurch, Coronation Street), focusing on the relationship between a girl and her mother after she makes a decision that will affect the rest of her life.

The Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde

26th February, 7:30

The Grand

Adapted for stage by Nick Lane, this psychological fantasy immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets.

Hard Times

27th February – 3rd March

The Dukes

The critically acclaimed theatre company Northern Broadsides present a new adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.

Verve: Mixed Bill

8pm, 1st March

Nuffield Theatre

An evening of original dance, performed by dance artists on the cusp of their professional careers, the postgraduate company of the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.


Until 23rd March

Peter Scott Gallery

A new exhibition that reconsiders systems of shared behaviour. Read our review in this issue of Carolynne.


Circle Mirror Transformation

2nd – 17th March

HOME Manchester

Play following five strangers who come together in their community centre for a creative drama class for adults starring Amelia Bullmore.



Ruth-Anne Walbank

My name is Ruth, and I'm the Editor of SCAN for 2019-20. I have been the Arts and Culture Editor in 2018-19, and the Deputy Arts and Culture Editor before that. I've written over 80 articles for SCAN across a variety of sections.
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