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13th – 14th February
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
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.
7.30pm, 17th February
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.
20th February, 7:30pm
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 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
Play following love at different ages to the soundtrack of Northern Soul and celebrating the nation’s favourite food. Fish and Chips is included!
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
Adapted for stage by Nick Lane, this psychological fantasy immerses you in the myth and mystery of 19th century London’s fog-bound streets.
27th February – 3rd March
The critically acclaimed theatre company Northern Broadsides present a new adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens.
Verve: Mixed Bill
8pm, 1st March
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
Play following five strangers who come together in their community centre for a creative drama class for adults starring Amelia Bullmore.