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Nov 2021 Hairspray
Palace Theatre | 8 – 13 November 2021

The international musical phenomenon Hairspray returns to The Palace this autumn. After breaking box office records and delighting audiences around the world, it’s your chance to see this smash-hit musical-comedy here in Manchester.

May 2022 BAC Beatbox Academy: Frankenstein
Contact | 11 – 14 May 2022

Talented young performers interpret Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein from their own perspective as young people growing up in 21st-century Britain.

Nov 2021 The Queer House: Pink Lemonade
Contact Theatre | 23 – 27 November 2021

After a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2019 and a revival at the Bush Theatre early in September, Mika Onyx Johnson’s The Queer House: Pink Lemonade comes to Contact.

Nov 2021 A Night of Positive Laughter: HOME Comedy Club in association with Laff Til Ya Fart
HOME | 13 November 2021

HOME Comedy Club is back and proudly presenting the return of Manchester’s original premier Black comedy night.

Oct 2021 Mandla Rae: As British as a Watermelon
Contact Theatre | 23 – 27 October 2021

As British as a Watermelon asks questions about belonging, trauma and forgiveness told by queer Zimbabwean writer, performer and curator, Mandla Rae

Sep 2021 Emergency
Contact Theatre | 25 September 2021

Emergency, Manchester’s twenty-first micro-marathon of the bizarre, the bold + the beautiful, takes over Contact in a journey of live performance this September.

Aug 2021 The Woman In Black
Palace Theatre | 23 – 28 August 2021

The Palace Theatre is back, finally, with The Woman In Black. What better show? Over 30 years playing in the West End to more than 7 million people.

Dec 2021 Duckie
HOME | 15 – 23 December 2021

This Christmas, HOME presents a reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling with a message of tolerance and self-acceptance.

Dec 2021 Bourgeois & Maurice: That’s Snowbiz!
HOME | 17 – 18 December 2021

See Bourgeois & Maurice in a Christmas show like no other on the 17th & 18th of December at HOME.

Nov 2021 The Lemon Table
HOME | 16 – 20 November 2021

Ian McDiarmid takes centre stage in The Lemon Table at HOME this autumn in what looks like one of this season’s hottest tickets.

Until Oct 2021 The War of the Worlds
HOME | 23 September – 2 October 2021

HOME get their Autumn Season off to a flyer with a stage adaptation of the H.G. Wells’ novel and Orson Welles’ classic radio play, The War of The Worlds

Sep 2021 The Formidable Lizzie Boone
International Anthony Burgess Foundation (IABF) | 24 – 25 September 2021

What do you get when you combine a wedding ring, burlesque and Pacman? Well, if you’re Lizzie Boone, you might get therapy…

Jul 2021 NIAMOS Bruntwood Stage Takeover
HOME | 3 – 4 July 2021

The Hulme-based radical arts and culture specialists takeover the Bruntwood stage at Homeground.

Jul 2021 Contact Bruntwood Stage Takeover
HOME | 24 – 25 July 2021

Contact is one of the latest arts organisations to take centre stage at Homeground. We expect good things!

Jul 2021 Saturnalia
ProjektsMCR | 8 – 10 July 2021

Contact presents a new show at ProjektsMCR that will transport audiences into an underground world of bass, politics and belonging – rising from the ashes of our brand-new world.