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ONE DAY EVENTS
The Script
Sat 22nd February 06:00 PM
Part of their Sunsets & Full Moons tour.

Victoria Station Approach, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1AR
Phone:
Web: https://www.manchester-arena.com/
Starts 22nd Feb 2020, 06:00 PM
DUB FX
Sat 22nd February 06:30 PM
Dub FX is the epitome of independent music. Recording everything with just an FX pedal and a loop machine, he’s gone from performing on the streets to touring the globe. Kicking off 2020 by hopping back in the van in support of new album, Roots, he’ll hit cities across the UK and deliver the most eclectic one-man show you’ve ever seen.

Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ
Phone: 0844 248 5117
Web: academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester
Starts 22nd Feb 2020, 06:30 PM
Sam Avery - Toddlergeddon
Sat 22nd February 07:00 PM
Join award-winning comedian and bestselling author Sam Avery (AKA The Learner Parent) for an evening of hilarious stand up, brand new for 2020. How do you raise a toddler with more attitude than Kanye West? Can you negotiate effectively with a pre-schooler who knows you’re clueless? And will any of us survive Toddlergeddon? See website for times.

The Quays, Salford
Phone: 0343 208 6000
Web: https://thelowry.com/whats-on
Starts 22nd Feb 2020, 07:00 PM
Tango Fire
Sat 22nd February 07:30 PM
The phenomenal, award-winning Tango Fire returns to the UK by popular demand. Starring internationally renowned Argentinean tango superstars German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, joined by a cast of extraordinary tango dancers, including World Tango champions, this is a fiery and explosive journey through the history of authentic Argentine Tango. Six incredible couples show off some of the speediest footwork and tightest twirling in the business while demonstrating their individual styles, accompanied by the astonishing Tango Fuego Quartet, playing live music on stage from tango’s most famous composers, including Piazzolla, Pugliese and Gardel.

Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP
Phone: 0151 709 3789
Web: https://liverpoolphil.com/current-events/
Starts 22nd Feb 2020, 07:30 PM
Jimeoin - Ramble On
Sun 23rd February 07:00 PM
Superb world-class stand-up from the Irishman from Australia acclaimed worldwide as one of live comedy’s true masters as Jimeoin brings his brilliantly observed, ever-evolving and hilarious comedy to The Lowry for one night only as part of his latest smash-hit tour. Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed and his shows sell out across the UK, Europe, USA and of course Australia. Hailed as a genuine “fair dinkum” stand-up alumni, don’t miss your chance to see this award- winning star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Conan’, ‘Royal Variety Performance’, ‘CH4’s O2 Gala’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ – Live! see website for times.

The Quays, Salford
Phone: 0343 208 6000
Web: https://thelowry.com/whats-on
Starts 23rd Feb 2020, 07:00 PM
German Cornejo’s Tango Fire
Sun 23rd February 07:30 PM
The award-winning Tango Fire comes to Blackpool with a fiery and explosive journey through the history of authentic Argentine Tango.

33 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HT
Phone: 01253 290190
Web: https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/
Starts 23rd Feb 2020, 07:30 PM
The Classic Rock Show
Sun 23rd February 07:30 PM
The Classic Rock Show returns to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall with an amazing new live production celebrating the best of classic rock. Paying tribute to many of the world’s all time classic rock greats, The Classic Rock Show’s musicians power through legendary performances from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, AC/DC, Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and The Who, plus many more. Performed with note-for-note precision, bringing the original iconic and era defining recordings back to life on stage, with a sound and light show to match. Anthem after anthem, riff after riff and solo after solo, The Classic Rock Show takes you on a musical journey through two and a half hours of classic rock’s finest moments culminating in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed.

Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP
Phone: 0151 709 3789
Web: https://liverpoolphil.com/current-events/
Starts 23rd Feb 2020, 07:30 PM
Lennon Stella
Tue 25th February 07:00 PM
She’s toured alongside Anne-Marie, The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds of Summer, but now rising singer, Lennon Stella, is set for her own headline run. The tour comes off the back of single ‘Kissing Other People’ and will give fans a taste of what to expect from her forthcoming debut album. Just so you know, this show has moved from Manchester Academy 2 on the same date, but all original tickets are still valid.

Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ
Phone: 0844 248 5117
Web: academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester
Starts 25th Feb 2020, 07:00 PM
The Russian State Opera presents Aida
Tue 25th February 07:30 PM
The Russian State Opera presents premiere of Aida. A gripping love story that will keep you on the edge of your seats until the very end.

33 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HT
Phone: 01253 290190
Web: https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/
Starts 25th Feb 2020, 07:30 PM
Dick Strawbridge and Angel Adoree
Tue 25th February 08:00 PM
Dick and Angel Strawbridge, the stars of Channel 4 hit Escape to the Chateau, embark on their first ever tour. During this highly entertaining evening, the duo explains who they are, where they have come from, how they met and why they dared to do it! Millions of viewers across the world have been enthralled over the past few years by their adventures, but retired Lieutenant Colonel, engineer and chef Dick and his entrepreneur and designer wife Angel, still have many untold tales to tell. They may be an ‘odd couple’, but the charismatic pair have a love story to share and will reveal how they ended up in a beautiful castle, with a beautiful family, in a beautiful part of France.

Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP
Phone: 0151 709 3789
Web: https://liverpoolphil.com/current-events/
Starts 25th Feb 2020, 08:00 PM
Lana Del Rey
Wed 26th February 06:00 PM
doors open 6pm - see website for details

Victoria Station Approach, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1AR
Phone:
Web: https://www.manchester-arena.com/
Starts 26th Feb 2020, 06:00 PM
Cavetown
Wed 26th February 07:00 PM
After selling out his headline tour, folk-pop singer, Cavetown, has added more live dates to premiere his spritely new material.

Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ
Phone: 0844 248 5117
Web: academymusicgroup.com/o2ritzmanchester
Starts 26th Feb 2020, 07:00 PM
The Russian State Opera presents Carmen
Wed 26th February 07:30 PM
The Russian State Opera presents Carmen – the most powerful, enjoyable and tuneful opera. Love, treachery, passion and betrayal, Carmen has it all.

33 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HT
Phone: 01253 290190
Web: https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/
Starts 26th Feb 2020, 07:30 PM
LONGER EVENTS
The Sound of Music
One of the greatest musicals of all time returns to the stage in a magnificent production to enchant and enthral the young and the young at heart. Based on Baroness Maria von Trapp’s 1949 autobiography, this wonderfully lavish new staging of The Sound Of Music tells the true story of the world-famous singing family, from their romantic beginnings and search for happiness, to their thrilling escape to freedom as their beloved Austria becomes part of the Third Reich at the start of WWII.

97 Church St, Blackpool FY1 1HL
Phone: 01253 625252
Web: https://www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk/
Ends 22nd Feb 2020 10:30 PM
Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed
Based on the No. 1 CBBC cartoon, Dennis and Gnasher Unleashed: The Musical tells the story of this mischievous twosome and their best friends the Dinmakers; Rubi, JJ and Pieface, their mission to save Beanotown from the grips of the evil W Corps!Featuring live music, hilarious pranks, and of course, Dennis' trademark skateboard, See website for times.

97 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT
Phone: 0844 871 3019
Web: https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester/
Ends 22nd Feb 2020 10:00 PM
Sarah & Duck's Big Top Birthday
he enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure. See website for times.

The Quays, Salford
Phone: 0343 208 6000
Web: https://thelowry.com/whats-on
Ends 23rd Feb 2020 10:00 PM
Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang
Following a sell-out 2018 tour, and fresh from a 2019 Edinburgh Fringe run that sold out in advance, Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest show. Phil has made a name for himself (that name being Phil Wang) exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British – Malaysian heritage with shows that delight in his unique Wang brand of smart and silly. This one is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell! As seen on Taskmaster, Live at the Apollo and Netflix. See website for times.

The Quays, Salford
Phone: 0343 208 6000
Web: https://thelowry.com/whats-on
Ends 14th Apr 2020 10:00 PM
Cabaret
It’s 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub…Directed by National Theatre Director Rufus Norris, the production has enjoyed two smash hit West End runs at The Lyric and The Savoy theatres. Bill Kenwright presents the multi award-winning production

97 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FT
Phone: 0844 871 3019
Web: https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester/
Ends 29th Feb 2020 10:00 PM
Matthew Bourne’s Production of The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Lime St, Liverpool L1 1JE
Phone: 0844 871 3017
Web: https://www.atgtickets.com/venues/liverpool-empire/
Ends 29th Feb 2020 11:00 PM
Quality Street
Phoebe Throssel lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children. Ten years since a tearful goodbye, an old flame returns from fighting Napoleon. But the look of disappointment on Captain Valentine’s face when he greets a more mature, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action. She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Livvy, a younger alter-ego who soon entraps the clueless Captain. As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves? J.M. Barrie’s delicious farce, written years before his now much-loved Peter Pan, was so well known in its day that it gave its name to the UK’s most popular chocolates, made in Halifax since 1936. In Laurie Sansom’s directorial debut for Northern Broadsides, this rare revival also features a commentary from the Quality Street™ factory workers, whose own stories of hapless romance and growing old disgracefully give the show a playful Yorkshire twist.

The Quays, Salford
Phone: 0343 208 6000
Web: https://thelowry.com/whats-on
Ends 29th Feb 2020 10:00 PM