Event Calendar

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Jamie Fletcher & Company and Contact: Dancing Bear @ Palace Theatre
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day
Jamie Fletcher & Company and Contact: Dancing Bear @ Palace Theatre

World premiere of a stunning new musical at Manchester’s Palace Theatre, as part of the 10th anniversary of Queer Contact Festival.

Full of compassion, honesty and humour, Dancing Bear explores the struggle between faith, sexuality and gender identity.

A multi-talented cast (featuring Divina De Campo) deftly flip between catchy pop tunes and dramatic storytelling to create a feast for the heart and head.

Dancing Bear is a dizzying cabaret of contradictions: glamorous and unflinching, hilarious and heart-breaking, deeply personal and uplifting.

Post-show talks will be chaired by Jo Clifford (6 Feb) and Rebecca Root (7 Feb).

Book via http://bit.ly/DancingBearMCR or call 0844 871 7615.
For group bookings please call: 0333 009 5390

Part of Queer Contact Festival 2018, celebrating LGBT+ arts and culture in Greater Manchester. For more information go to: www.contactmcr.com/queercontact


Suitable for over 16s (contains some full frontal nudity).
80 minutes plus post-show discussion.
Each show is BSL interpreted and audio described.
Touch tours are available to book prior to the show.
Post-show talk chaired by Jo Clifford (6 Feb) and Rebecca Root (7 Feb)

Miss Nightingale @ Hippodrome Casino
Mar 21 – May 6 all-day
Miss Nightingale @ Hippodrome Casino


An intimate underground cabaret club opens in the heart of London. A saucy new star shines under the spotlight. Two men struggle to bring their illicit love out of the shadows. The war-torn capital has never been so revealing!

Welcome to the Glitz of the Blitz; where showgirls, secrets and scandal abound. A world where aristocrats jostle with black-market spivs, songwriters take to the streets and nothing is quite as it seems.

Maggie Brown, an aspiring singer and her best friend George Nowodny, a songwriter and Jewish refugee, perform a dazzling act at the newest night club in town, owned by wealthy socialite and RAF war-hero, Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe. Maggie’s beau Tom Connor, paves the way for the sexy and charismatic ‘Miss Nightingale’ to be born, and the musical duo quickly find themselves with a West-End hit! However, what the leading lady doesn’t know, is that George and Sir Frank are hiding a secret and as Miss Nightingale’s success grows, so does a forbidden love between the two men!

Miss Nightingale, the brand-new British musical, receives its West-End premiere at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino following five sold-out UK tours and a headline season at The Vaults in 2017. Having been hailed as one of the Guardian’s Top 50 must-sees, now is your chance to experience the show-stopping 1942 set musical, where gay glamour, vintage sounds and spunky Blitz spirit are brought sensationally to life.

Immerse yourself in the wartime world of Miss Nightingale- you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll want to come back for more. Book cabaret style seating now for an unrivalled West End experience unlike any other.