Manchester is about to start a summer filled not only with sun it seems, but with a vibrant theatre scene. Some of the best shows are coming straight from award-winning residencies on Broadway and the West End, landing right in our laps at The Palace Theatre. Just as rumours for a third movie in the series swirl, Legally Blonde The Musical will be hair-flipping into town to tell the story of Elle Woods through song. The latest Dreamworks musical celebrating family-favourite Madagascar will also be leaping to the stage for a school holiday sensation. Those looking for a showcase of the best local storytelling on offer will also not be disappointed. Look no further than the Royal Exchange Theatre, where Maxine Peake will be returning both in her role as an actress and director in two productions across June and July. Take a look at our theatre diary and get booking your tickets now... Manchester Opera House Awful Auntie by David Walliams Weds 20 - Sun 24th June When Stella sets off to … [Read more...] about All the big summer 2018 Manchester theatre shows
The essence of what Pep Guardiola has created at Manchester City is being revealed at the World Cup. So far it has been a low-key tournament for the Blues players involved - and only Real Madrid can match the 16 that the club has out in Russia. While Cristiano Ronaldo has grasped the planet securely between his manicured mitts, the Centurions of City have yet to make themselves heard. David Silva has been sharp and integral for Spain, but he has been so for the best part of a decade - and his genius is such that it only works in a team setting. Sergio Aguero is the man who briefly gave the football fiesta a sky-blue hue with a turn and explosive finish against Iceland which is familiar to City fans but not so much to followers of his national team. Kevin De Bruyne sparked Belgium with a lovely assist for Romelu Lukaku, but he was simply simmering as his World Cup got underway. They are the three Blues who have flown the club flag so far, and for the rest, there is a lot of work … [Read more...] about When are Man City’s World Cup stars going to take off?
Jose Mourinho believes he has secured a vital cog in Manchester United’s bid to win the Premier League with the signing of Fred. The Brazilian international has officially completed his £52m move from Shakhtar Donetsk - agreeing a five-year deal. And Mourinho is convinced he’s landed the pass-master United lost when Michael Carrick retired at the end of the season. “Fred is the complement we need in our midfielders qualities,” said the United manager. “His creative brain and passing vision will give us another dimension to our game. “I am very happy he is joining our club and I believe our players know how important he can be in our team.” Mourinho made the acquisition of a holding midfielder a priority in a summer when he plans to overhaul his squad. He bemoaned the absence of Carrick last season when the veteran was ruled out for much of the campaign with a heart condition. United’s scouting department was tasked with the … [Read more...] about Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho explains Fred transfer
People are being encouraged to help rescue animals in need by visiting a pet store which has launched a new campaign. Pets At Home in Bletchley will be raising money for MK Cat Rescue to help homeless pets as part of a summer fundraising event launched by pet welfare grants charity, Support Adoption For Pets. Support Adoption For Pets has challenged Pets At Home stores across the UK to raise over £550K for pet rescue centres in the campaign running until Tuesday, July 3.There will be a range of in-store fundraising activities taking place to raise awareness of the appeal, including the opportunity to buy a £1 scratch card and the chance to win prizes including five 50K 4inch HD TV’s, National Trust memberships and Love2Shop vouchers.Amy Wilson, fundraising manager at Support Adoption For Pets, said: “The summer fundraising drive is a great opportunity for people to make a small donation that can make a massive difference to a pet rescue centre. “We’re … [Read more...] about Help rescue animals in Milton Keynes during store campaign
Boyzone have announced details of their final tour after 25 years together. The Irish stars are calling it a day with the release of album Thank You & Goodnight and a UK and Ireland arena tour. In 2019 they will head to Manchester Arena on February 1 for a farewell show. The band have said: "Twenty-five years is a long time. We’re certainly not boys anymore, and we all feel that we should now call time on our lives together as Boyzone and go out on a real high." Ronan, Keith, Mikey and Shane are releasing their final album on November 16, which features the single I Can Dream. The track is a tribute to late member Stephen Gately and features his vocals from a demo alongside the group's added harmonies. Find out below how to get tickets to Boyzone's final tour. How to get tickets Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday, June 22 at www.ticketmaster.co.uk. They're priced between £49.10-£57.20, plus booking fees. Tour dates January 2019 23 – … [Read more...] about Here’s how to get tickets for Boyzone’s final tour