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theatre Mother Courage
Grosvenor East Theatre | 3 – 5 February 2022

Manchester School of Theatre students take on Mother Courage in the debut performance at their outstanding new home.

theatre Nobody
HOME | 10 – 12 February 2022

Fast-moving and highly physical, Nobody explores the tension between our inner lives and how we make sense of the world around us.

families Josephine: the story of icon Josephine Baker
Z-arts | 19 March 2022

A show which blurs the real with the imagined as we follow Josephine Baker – the little girl from Missouri who became an original 20th Century icon.

families The Hug
Z-arts | 12 March 2022

A hedgehog and a tortoise are both in search of a restorative hug in The Hug. a family theatre show that is a tale of hope, empathy and acceptance

families Curious Investigators: a theatrical adventure for the 3-7s
Z-arts | 26 February 2022

One Tenth Human’s adventure for families, Curious Investigators, sees Dr Irene Wise and her team solve the problem of a lost egg and shows us how to create new ways to reuse familiar objects.

families The Gingerbread Man
Z-arts | 19 February 2022

Stuff and Nonsense present a family theatre adventure starring The Gingerbread Man and the bravest biscuit of all time.

families Stan: a powerful tale of friendship and dinosaurs
Z-arts | 10 – 12 February 2022

Pixar’s Inside Out meets Night at the Museum in a family theatre event starring Manchester Museum’s Stan, the gigantic T-Rex.

theatre Phoebe Frances Brown: The Glad Game
Contact Theatre | 16 – 17 March 2022

The Glad Game is the story of someone finding herself in the bleakest of times, of discovering gladness in the saddest of moments and about how who and what you love can pull you through.

theatre Miray Sidhom: The Bread We Break
Contact | 24 – 31 March 2022

The Bread We Break is a new work from an emerging theatre practitioner that attempts to piece together fragments from an untold history.

theatre Queer Joy and Radical Acts: Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network Conference 2022
Contact Theatre | 10 February 2022

Join LGBT Foundation, Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network, and LGBTQ+ creatives from across the UK for a day of discussion, provocation and inspiration.

theatre Simon Amstell: Spirit Hole
HOME | 24 May 2022

Simon Amstell: Spirit Hole sees the comedian and former Never Mind The Buzzcocks presenter bring his critically acclaimed show to HOME.

performance Untold Orchestra – Queer Icons
Contact Theatre | 19 February 2022

Come down and boogie as modern orchestral greats Untold Orchestra take on the work of queer icons!

theatre Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales: Together Again, Again
Contact | 6 – 7 May 2022

The RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Jinkx Monsoon and musical prodigy Major Scales return to the UK with their most outrageously raucous show yet!

performance Pecs: Kings of the North
Contact Theatre | 11 February 2022

Join the Kings of Pecs for an evening of swoon-worthy cabaret featuring local guest Kings.

performance Scratch
Contact Theatre | 12 February 2022

Scratch is a day of performances exploring bisexual bliss, working-class transmasculinity, LGBTQ+ mental health and queer desire.