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Things to do next week

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Leeds

Created by composer and producer Jacob Thompson-Bell (pictured), One blends improvisation and pre-composed music and visual art. It’s a site-specific touring show with the music and visuals evolving to respond to the people, location and architecture of the space.

2 Sept, Lotherton Hall (leeds.gov.uk)

Hull

A young married couple leave their village in 1950s South Africa and head for Durban, aiming to return home rich and free. Exploring issues of identity, migration and exile The Suitcase is produced by Market Theatre Johannesburg and tours after Hull.

31- Aug-9 Sept, Hull Truck Theatre (hulltruck.co.uk)

Blackpool

The dark manipulator of magic and mind control, Derren Brown tours his latest production Underground, featuring a collection of some of the best of his previous stage work.

31 Aug-2 Sept, Grand Theatre (blackpoolgrand.co.uk)

Salford

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK premiere of The Addams Family, a musical comedy.

29 Aug-9 Sept, The Lowry (thelowry.com)

Sheffield

Based on the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who moves to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned.

29 Aug-2 Sept, Lyceum Theatre (sheffieldtheatres.co.uk)

Warrington

Maximo Park (pictured), Billy Bragg and Eliza and the Bear perform at RivFest, the annual festival set up by the parents of Viola Beach member River Reeves, who died in Sweden last year. Proceeds from the festival will go to the River Reeves Foundation, which aims to help young people pursue careers in the arts.

2 Sept, Priestley College, (riverreevesfoundation.org/rivfest-2017)

Manchester

New Zealand singer-songwriter Nadia Reid performs tracks from her new album Preservation.

31 Aug, Deaf Institute (nadiareid.com)

Manchester

We Are Family, a family-friendly party to celebrate the Never Going Underground season, will include activities such as screen-printing onto t-shirts and a chance to have a go at using green screen technology with archive images of LGBT+ marches and Pride celebrations.

23 Aug, People’s History Museum (phm.org.uk)

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