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Manchester - What’s On Stage this Week?

24 June 2019 | Maisy Farren

Spotlight On: Tree at Upper Campfield Market Hall 
What do I need to know? Powerful play about identity, family and belonging, based in London and South Africa. 
Any star spotting? The show stars How to Get Away with Murder’s Alfred Enoch and award-winning TV and stage actress Sinéad Cusack. 
What’s the big deal? Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah and with music inspired by Idris Elba, it’s fair to say that this show has an avalanche of talent behind it. It’s exhilarating, powerful and taps into personal issues that ring true for many. After its short Manchester it moves to the Young Vic Theatre in London, the perfect chance to see it before it hits the big time. 
When can I see it? 29 June – 13 July 


Image credit: Derren Brown via Facebook

The Best of the Rest:

Derren Brown: Showman at The Lowry 
What do I need to know? Award winning master of psychological illusion with his first theatre show in five years. Contents of the show remains a secret, but rest assured it’ll no doubt blow your mind. 

When can I see it? 30 June – 11 July 

Michael Bublé at Manchester Arena 
What do I need to know? Christmas must be coming early this year, Bublé has been defrosted already. Catch the charismatic singer on his 2019 tour. 

When can I see it? 26-27 June 

The Book of Mormon at Palace Theatre 
What do I need to know? Smash hit, award-winning musical The Book of Mormon has seen sell out tours visit cities across the world. Join the missionaries in Manchester for this musical tale of love and service. 

When can I see it? 6 June – 13 August 
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