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Leeds

Absurdist Irish sketch trio Foil Arms & Hog bring their new show Swines on tour.

11 March, Town Hall (leedstownhall.co.uk) 

Manchester

Weaving the past and the present together, Rockets and Blue Lights explores Great Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade from a unique perspective.

12 March-4 April, Royal Exchange (royalexchange.co.uk)

Leeds

Northern Ballet presents Geisha by Kenneth Tindall. It follows Okichi and Aiko, whose lives are turned upside down with the first arrival of Americans in Japan. 

14-21 March, Grand Theatre (northernballet.com)

York

What does it mean to be truly human? Are some lives worth more than others? Who decides who lives and dies? Less Than Human is a new show from Out Of Character – a theatre company of performers with experience of mental ill health. 

12-14 March, York Theatre Royal (yorktheatreroyal.co.uk)

Liverpool

Our Lady of Blundellsands is an original twisted comic drama by Jonathan Harvey, award-winning creator of Gimme Gimme Gimme and Beautiful Thing.

6-28 March, Everyman Playhouse (everymanplayhouse.com) 

Hull

From International Women’s Day to Mother’s Day, Women is a fortnight-long programme of celebratory events, including talks, workshops, readings, food and film. 

8-21 March, Artlink (artlinkhull.co.uk) 

Altrincham

Mark Steel’s show Every Little Thing’s Gonna Be Alright is an optimistic take on the state of the nation. 

11 March, Garrick Playhouse (altrinchamgarrick.co.uk)

York

Italian-born, Manchester-based musician Julia Bardo heads out on tour in support of her debut EP Phase and single I Wanna Feel Love. 

14 March, Fulford Arms (facebook.com/juliabardomusic)

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