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Our guide to the best events in and around Lan­cashire

en­ter­tain­ment de­liv­ered by tal­ented stu­dents.

Black­burn Em­pire Theatre, Black­burn, black­burnem­pire. tick­et­solve.com/shows

Un­til 6th July

THE HIRED MAN

Based on the novel by Melvyn Bragg, with a mu­si­cal score by Howard Goodall Bri­tish mu­si­cal The Hired Man brings foot stomp­ing rhythms and soar­ing cho­ruses to Old­ham this sum­mer with a tale about of love, be­trayal, loy­alty and com­mu­nity.

Old­ham Coli­seum Theatre, Old­ham, coli­seum.org.uk

7th

THE TEM­PEST

Il­lyria brings Oliver Gray’s pro­duc­tion of Shake­speare’s

The Tem­pest to Lytham Hall with this out­door pro­duc­tion. Pros­pero, Ariel and Cal­iban cre­ate a pow­er­ful mix of hu­mour, ro­mance and re­venge.

Lytham Hall, Lytham, 01253 736652

9th-13th

AMER­I­CAN ID­IOT

Award-win­ning mu­si­cal Amer­i­can Id­iot is the story of three boy­hood friends, each search­ing for mean­ing in a post 9/11 world.

Play­house Theatre, Liver­pool, ev­ery­man­play­house.com

11th

THE WARRIOR MONKS

Di­rect from China, The Warrior Monks of The Southern Shaolin Tem­ple with its high-oc­tane kung fu mas­tery. With a dy­namic mix of kung fu styles and dif­fer­ent weaponry in chore­ographed an­i­mal-in­spired fight scenes and med­i­ta­tive re­flec­tions.

King Ge­orge’s Hall, Black­burn, kingge­orge­shall.com

11th

SOME HAVE ALL THE LUCK – THE ROD STE­WARD STORY

Cel­e­brat­ing the life and ca­reer of Rod Stew­art, this pro­duc­tion stars Paul Met­calfe. The show takes the au­di­ence through Rod’s story from his hum­ble be­gin­nings street busk­ing and singing in the R ‘n’ B clubs of the 60s to su­per­star­dom.

Palace Theatre, Manch­ester, at­gtick­ets.co.uk

19th

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTH­ING

A fast paced com­edy full of twists, turns, ver­bal dex­ter­ity and jeal­ous plot­ting, all per­formed by a tra­di­tional all-male cast. Leighton Hall, Carn­forth, crbo.co.uk

19th

RHOD GIL­BERT – THE BOOK OF JOHN

The multi-award-win­ning Welsh co­me­dian is back with a brand new live show. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never be­fore, raw, per­sonal and bru­tally hon­est.

Win­ter Gar­dens, Black­pool, win­ter­gar­dens­black­pool.co.uk

22nd-27th

AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSE­TRAP

This time­less thriller re­turns by pop­u­lar de­mand with an ex­ten­sive new tour that will give au­di­ences all across the UK the op­por­tu­nity to dis­cover theatre’s best kept se­cret and ex­pe­ri­ence shud­der­ing sus­pense and a bril­liantly in­tri­cate plot where mur­der lurks around ev­ery cor­ner. Grand Theatre, Black­pool, black­pool­grand. co.uk/event/the-mouse­trap

27th

A MID­SUM­MER NIGHT’S DREAM

A re­turn to one of Shake­speare’s best and most en­ter­tain­ing plays, per­fect for all the fam­ily to en­joy on a sum­mer’s night. Bring your deckchair and join Off the Ground Theatre for an evening of en­ter­tain­ment. Gawthorpe Hall, Burn­ley, 01282 771004

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