What's On in Lancashire and the Lake District - January 2013

PUBLISHED: 19:06 21 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:34 20 February 2013

What's On in Lancashire and the Lake District - January 2013

What's On in Lancashire and the Lake District - January 2013

Our exclusive guide helping you to plan your month in Lancashire and the Lakes

THEATRE

4th
One Night in Vienna
Raymond Gubbay present a brand new show based on the very best of the Viennese tradition in music and dance.
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0844 907 9000


Until 5th
Treasure Island
The classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson is given a modern twist as a young Morecambe girl seeks adventure on the high seas.
The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster, 01524 598500


Until 5th
White Christmas
The fantastic stage musical based on the classic 1954 movie returns starring Ken Kercheval (JRs rival in Dallas), Steven Houghton (Coronation street) and Claire Sweeney.
The Lowry, Salford Quays, 0843 208 6005


5th-20th
Jack and the Beanstalk
Katie McGlynn from BBCs Waterloo Road stars in the annual family pantomime.
Colne Muni, 01282 661234


Until 6th
Cinderella
Pop princess Sonia, Brooksides Philip Olivier and Big Brother star Nikki Grahame star in this family pantomime.
The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, 0844 888 4411


11th
Coppelia
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia present this charming comedy of errors, a witty combination of antics and abracadabra set in a doll makers workshop.
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool, 01253 290190


12th
The Nutcracker
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia present the most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family.
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool, 01253 290190


Until 12th
Peter Pan
A new adaptation based on the book by JM Barrie.
The Octagon Theatre, Bolton, 01204 520661


Until 12th
Cinderella
Award-winning family pantomime by Fine Time Fontayne and Kevin Shaw.
The Coliseum, Oldham, 0161 624 2829


Until 12th
Rats Tales
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy collaborates with acclaimed theatre-maker Melly Still to create the world premiere of this enchanting new Christmas show, a dark and magical cycle of folk tales packed with thrills, laughs, loves and more than a bit of magic.
The Royal Exchange, Manchester, 0161 833 9833


Until 12th
Arabian Nights
The Library Theatre Company present this richly imaginative, enthralling and funny delight that will keep children and adults alike spellbound.
The Lowry Quays Theatre, 0843 208 6010


13th
Swan Lake
The Russian State Theatre Ballet of Siberia present the greatest romantic ballet of all time, brought to life with Tchaikovskys haunting and unforgettable score.
The Grand Theatre, Blackpool, 01253 290190


Until 13th
Cinderella
Corries Nick Cochrane (Andy McDonald) stars as Buttons in this family favourite.
St Helens Theatre Royal, 01744 756000


15th-17th
Swan Lake
Moscow City Balllet follows the fate of Prince Siegfried as he falls in love with the beautiful Swan Queen, Odette.
The Opera House, Manchester, 0844 847 2295


16th-19th
Abandonment
Preston Drama Club present this play about love, death, identity and evolution. A mix of social comedy and family drama, reminding us the past is not as far away as we think.
The Playhouse, Preston, 01772 744771


Until 18th
War Horse
The powerful story of a young boy called Albert and his beloved horse, Joey, who has been requisitioned to fight for the English in World War I. This is the north west premiere of the show based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo.
The Lowry, Salford Quays, 0843 2086005


24th
Roll Out The Beryl
A rich menu of drama, pleasantry and humour are brought to the table celebrating the late great British comedy actress Beryl Reid. Her vivacious character is brought to life as she cooks and prepares a meal live on stage.
The Coliseum, Oldham, 0161 624 2829


24th-26th
Dracula The Pantomime
Broughton Drama Club present us with this pantomime where Dracula is seeking a new bride, with plenty of fun and fangs for all the family.
Victory Hall, Broughton in Furness, 01229 716115


31st
Brendan Cole Licence To Thrill
Eagerly awaited follow up tour by the Strictly Come Dancing star promising all the ballroom and latin favourites seen on the BBC show with a cast 14 musicians and six world class dancers.
The Lowry, Salford, 0843 208 6000


Until March 31st
The Lion King
The first ever tour of Disneys landmark musical The Lion King comes to Manchester.
The Palace Theatre, Manchester, 0844 871 3004



CONCERTS


4th
Gary Barlow
Performing songs spanning the entirety of his incredible music career, Gary Barlow comes to Blackpool.
The Opera House, Winter Gardens, Blackpool, 0844 856 1111


15th
La Boheme
Traditional opera at its best.
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, 01539 725133


25th
Showaddywaddy
The greatest Rock n roll band in the owrld perform with a new, dynamic and uplifting live show.
The Albert Halls, Bolton, 01204 334400


28th
Post Christmas Blues Night
Beat the January blues with entertainment from The Hustle Blues Bands, the ultimate rhythm and blues eight piece party band with guitar led grooves and fat brass lines, guaranteed to raise the roof.
The Midland Hotel, Morecambe, 01524 428370


COUNTY DAYS OUT


1st
New Years Day Stroll
Join the Wyre Rangers for a refreshing walk to bring in the New Year.
Wyre Estuary Country Park, 01995 602125


Until January 6th
Bolton Ice Rink
Step into a winter wonderland in Bolton this Christmas as a 200 metre ice rink opens in Victoria Square with Santas Grotto, speciality market, the return of real reindeer and a huge Christmas lights switch on party.
Bolton town centre, www.boltontowncentre.co.uk


21st-30
Obsession Thirteen Festival of Food and Wine
Annual gastronomic celebration where over 10 nights some of the worlds best chefs will take over the kitchens to serve incredible cuisine.
Northcote, Langho, 01254 240555


25th
Kendal Farmers Market
Made in Cumbria farmers market offering the very best in local foods.
Market Place, Kendal, www.madeincumbria.co.uk


29th-April 12th
Lytham Hall Snowdrop Walks
Annual snowdrops walk is back in the stunning grounds of one of our favourite stately homes. Admission fee applies.
Lytham Hall, 01253 736652



EXHIBITIONS


Until 5th
Thomas Henshaw: One Mans Vision
Exhibition celebrating the 175th anniversary of Henshaws, its history and the history of visual impairment.
Gallery Oldham, www.onemansvision.org.uk


7th-February 7th
Creation: a celebration exhibition
An exciting exhibition of embroidery, painting and calligraphy, celebrating the beauty and bounty of Gods creation.
Blackburn Cathedral, 01254 503090


Until January 12th
Kathleen Major: Songs Born of Silence
Exhibition celebrating this artist who created an extraordinary body of work late in life after a stroke took away her ability to speak and drawing became her main method of communicating with her family and the outside world.
Gallery Oldham


Until January 13th
The Materials of Mountains
Exhibition of photographs by David and Angela Unsworth. Each photograph is a work of art, breathing new life into the photographic record of one of the most intensely visualised landscapes on earth, the Lake District.
Brantwood, Coniston, 015394 41396


Until 27th
A Right to Play
Exhibition containing paintings from the Lytham St Annes Art Collection which feature children to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the founding of UNICEF.
Fylde Gallery, Booths, Lytham St Annes, 01253 725610


Until 28th April
Novel Paintings
Exhibition of celebrated novelist Beryl Bainbridges art, a unique collection of 15 paintings displayed together for the first time in her home town.
Museum of Liverpool,



HAVING A BALL


23rd February
Charity Ball
In aid of the Juvenille Diabetics Research Foundation.
Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho. Tickets from Andy Moorby on 07766 132262

MY FAVOURITE FIVE


2nd-3rd
The Nutcracker
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia present the most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family.
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0844 907 9000


18th-20th
Mother Goose
(also 25th-26th) The Hall Players present their bi-annual pantomime, packed full of fun for all the family.
The Parish Hall,
Broadway, Fulwood, 01772 863801


Until 19th
The Railway Children
This popular childrens book about childhood, families and growing up, is adapted for the stage.
Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, 007687 72282


22nd
Anton and Erin Go to Hollywood
The king and queen of ballroom, Anton du Beke and Erin Boag take to the road in this sensational new show paying tribute to the Golden years of the film musicals, with sassy tunes, sensational choreography and sparkling costumes.
The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 0151 709 3789


24th-February 16th
Of Mice and Men
Steinbecks stage version of this classic novel tells the story of fast-talking farm hand George and his innocent companion Lennie, who accompanies him in a life of casual labour in 1930s America.
The Octagon Theatre, Bolton, 01204 520661

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