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Things to do next week

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Children’s theatre company Tutti Frutti and York Theatre Royal team up to present a stage adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s Snow Queen. The story follows lifelong friends Kai and Gerda as a cruel spell puts their friendship to the test.

27 Sept-13 Oct, York Theatre Royal (


Professional dancers reimagine the stories of those who journeyed between Lancaster and Ulverston in darkness in the pre-railway age. Commencing just before sunset, Longways/Crosswise incorporates the natural light transformation of Morcambe Bay.

27-29 Sept, The Lots (


Shakespeare’s epic tragedy Macbeth is performed by the National Theatre. This new production propels the classic tale of war and survival into a post-apocalyptic world of anarchy and uncertainty.

29 Sept–6 Oct, The Lowry (


Narcissist in the Mirror/POP is a double bill of new theatre productions from local talent. One is a dark comedy about life, ambition and millennial expectation while the other tells the story of two northern teens who long to be a part of London’s Britpop scene.

28 Sept, Oldham Coliseum (


A collection of ocean-themed films make their debut on The Ocean Film Festival World Tour. The films feature interviews with surfers and rowers as well as footage from the depths of the sea.

27 Sept, Plaza Community Cinema (


The stage version of Simon Beaufoy’s 90s comedy The Full Monty tours for the last time. The production about six unemployed steelworkers from Sheffield features songs from the film by
Donna Summer, Hot Chocolate and Tom Jones.

24-29 Sept, Storyhouse (


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang rolls into the seaside to celebrate the film’s 50-year anniversary. This stage production is performed by Blackpool and Fylde Light Opera Company. 

25-29 Sept, Blackpool Grand Theatre (


Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party satirises the aspirations
and tastes of the new middle class that emerged in Britain
in the 1970s.

27 Sept-20 Oct, Hull Truck Theatre (

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