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Things to do next week

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A new production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s musical Little Shop of Horrors is a joyous musical telling of a story of young love and killer plants. 

10 May-2 June, Storyhouse (


Annabel McCourt’s Suffering Arcadia is an exhibition made up of three installations, including a direct response to the claims of Donald Trump and a piece inspired by LGBQT+ concerns. 

11 May-18 Aug, Scarborough Art Gallery (


Puss in Boots is Northern Ballet’s latest children’s production – a 40-minute ballet about a remarkable cat that, despite being clever and charming, always seems to bring his master bad luck.

7 May, The Dukes ( 


Writing on the Wall asks Where Are We Now in this year’s WowFest featuring Jo Brand (pictured), Mike Leigh and Will Self alongside events discussing class, race, gender, Brexit, climate change and more.* 

1-30 May, various venues (


Manford’s Comedy Festival is a three-day stand-up event featuring Adam Hills (pictured) and John Bishop, among others. 

10-12 May, Winter Gardens ( 


A drag adaptation of the camp cult classic Death Becomes Her, Drag Becomes Her stars RuPaul’s Drag Race favourites Jinkx Monsoon and Miss BenDeLaCreme.

8-11 May, Home ( 


In On The High Road powerful themes of migration, difference and intolerance are explored by dancers, actors and musicians from Clod Ensemble.

8 May, Cast (


Ian McKellen hits the first of his northern dates on his tour of regional theatres, Tolkien, Shakespeare, Others… and You. It’s 80 dates to coincide with his 80th birthday. 

13-14 May, Little Theatre ( 

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