Our top tips for making the most of the week ahead, with brilliant things to do across the whole of Greater Manchester… For even more ideas, visit our What’s On page. 

A family look and point at a replica of 'Baby', shot on location at the Science & Industry Museum, Manchester, October 2020

Photo Credit: The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

1. The Lowry welcomes acclaimed musical Les Miserables 

Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, Les Miserables is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals, and it’s coming to The Lowry in Salford Quays from 29 March. Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”. With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent production includes the songs; “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home”, and many more and will run until 23 April 2022. 

2. ‘The greatest Elvis Tribute in the World’ comes to Rochdale 

Be transported back to the time of the King of Rock and Roll and experience the greatest Elvis tribute in the world at Rochdale’s Middleton Arena. On Saturday 2 April you will be immersed in a magnificent 2-hour theatre production, recreating two popular Elvis Presley shows. Starring Chris Connor, who was awarded in Memphis the title of the ‘The greatest Elvis Tribute in the World’, this show is sure to leave you feeling like you’ve seen the King live.   

3. The circus big top returns to The Trafford Centre 

An international cast come together at The Trafford Centre to wow audiences in a production staged in Gandeys Big Top of Dreams from Friday 1 April. After sell-out shows at Halloween, Gandeys circus returns with their sensational new production “ROAR!” for the Easter Holidays, featuring acrobats, comedy, music and daring aerialists. Tickets from £9.99. 

4. Create clever contraptions at the Science and Industry Museum this spring 

Get creative at the Science and Industry museum this spring. Discover inspiring innovations, create clever contraptions and get stuck into construction-themed activities from Saturday 2 April. Celebrate Manchester Firsts and world-changing ideas. Explore the city’s revolutionary heritage and the cutting-edge science happening here with hands-on activities and live science shows. 

5. US Artist Suzanne Lacy debuts at The Whitworth  

The Whitworth presents the first major UK exhibition by American artist Suzanne Lacy. In the wake of the pandemic, What kind of city? aims to bring people together to explore how we can rebuild our city.  

New opening of the week: Abeja Tapas, Stretford 

For the next couple of weeks, Abejas Tapas will be setting up shop in Stretford Foodhall. Opening in 2019 in the outdoor food and drink space, Hatch, Abejas will now be serving authentic tapas dishes from the owner’s home region of Granada. Staples like croquetas, tortillas and patatas bravas will be available until Wednesday 30 March.  

Book Now: Interflora Florist of the Year Competition at RHS Garden Bridgewater 

Watch the best florists from across the UK and Ireland compete in the semi-final of Interflora’s Florist of the Year competition at RHS Garden Bridgewater. The five top-scoring semi-finalists will go through to the competition final at the garden in July. The overall winner will then represent the UK and Ireland at the Interflora World Cup in Manchester in 2023. 




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