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Scarborough

Far Gone is described as a “gut-kicking” physical performance that, with humour and poetry, looks at the horrors of being a child soldier. 

23 March, SJT (sjt.uk.com)

Keswick

Emma Rice’s rollicking musical production of Mallory Towers promises a joyous and nostalgic night of high jinks, high drama and high spirits.*

27 March-18 April, Theatre By The Lake (theatrebythelake.com)

Sheffield

South Yorkshire punk/grunge four-piece Hands Off Gretel head out on UK tour in support of The Angry EP.

28 March, Leadmill (handsoffgretel.co.uk) 

Manchester

The world’s most popular musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh’s Phantom of the Opera, returns 34 years since the dramatic tale first took to the stage. Killian Donnelly  (pictured) takes the lead role.

26 March-30 May, Opera House (atgtickets.com) 

Huddersfield

Weird and wonderful art rock outfit Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip head out on The More Tour.

27 March, Northern Quarter Venue (mikartistik.com)

Liverpool

Brighton-based DIY four-piece Porridge Radio return from the US with a string of live dates and their debut album Every Bad. 

27 March, Studio 2 (porridgeradio.com) 

Leeds

The Lost Happy Endings is a new family show based on a children’s story by former Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Retold as dance theatre with narration by Joanna Lumley, it’s the story of a magical girl called Jub who lives deep in the forest and has six fingers on each hand.

27-28 March, Leeds Playhouse (leedsplayhouse.org.uk)

Manchester

The Jazz Jamaica All Stars perform a rare celebration of the reggae and rock steady label Trojan Records, featuring Brinsley Forde and Gary Crosby and very special guests.

27 March, RNCM (bandonthewall.org)

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