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Things to do next week

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Stoke-On-Trent

Award-winning theatre duo Deborah McAndrew and Conrad Nelson transport audiences back to 1950s Stoke in Hot Lane. The play is a tale of mystery and betrayal and will be performed in the city’s historic Spode Works.

14-24 Nov, Spode Works (spodeworks.org)

Manchester

American indie band The Decemberists perform songs from their new album I’ll Be Your Girl. The band cites Roxy Music and New Order as influences on their latest offering.

12 Nov, Albert Hall (alberthallmanchester.com)

Salford

Former Labour adviser Ayesha Hazarika goes back to her stand-up roots with new show Girl On Girl – The Fight For Feminism. The show looks back on feminist history and analyses the role of the movement today.

17 Nov, The Lowry (thelowry.com)

Manchester

Martin Parr exhibits a series of photographs taken in Manchester over more than 40 years. Return to Manchester brings together images of Prestwich Mental Hospital (1972), Yates Wine Lodges (1982-3), people shopping in Salford (1986) and the Guardian Cities project (2008).

16 Nov-22 April, Manchester Art Gallery (manchesterartgallery.org)

Liverpool

Jason Donovan tries his hand at producing with musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The story follows three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime, finding self-acceptance along the way.

17 Nov, Empire Theatre (atgtickets.com)

Leeds

Florida rocker Chris Carabba, also known as Dashboard Confessional, tours his seventh album, Crooked Shadows.

16 Nov, Leeds Beckett University (leedsgigs.co.uk)

Lancaster

The award-winning Ballet Cymru performs a new version of Cinderella, mixing classical dance with circus elements.

13 Nov, The Dukes (dukes-lancaster.org) 

Huddersfield

Dario Fo’s comedy They Don’t Pay, We Won’t Pay! is transposed to Brexit Britain in an adaptation by Northern Broadsides. Protagonist Anthea is out of work and in arrears, and when the going gets tough her anarchic imagination takes over.

14-17 Nov, Lawrence Batley Theatre (thelbt.org)

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