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Film: North West Film Archive Present: WWI - Life on the Home Front in NW England
2 October
To mark the centenary of the First World War, the North West Archive opens its vaults to share compelling footage of life on the home front in North West England.
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
5 October
Direct from London's West End, award winning actor Dean Elliott and a full cast of performers tell the compelling story of the greatest music duo of all time in this 50th Anniversary celebration with a full live band performing all their hits.
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Stones in His Pockets
9 October
Universally loved by all who see it, Stones in His Pockets is brought to life by two highly talented actors who play 15 characters between them - from the two cheeky lads intent on stardom to a Hollywood Goddess!
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Jongleurs Comedy on the Road - Suitable for ages 16 +
10 October
Jongleurs comedy on the road, the best in Live Stand Up comedy in the UK today, live on The Plaza stage featuring Compere - Simon Bligh along with Headline Acts - Caimh McDoneell, Micky Sharma and Raymond Mearns.
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David Gest's Soul Legends Live in Concert!
11 October
DAVID GEST'S SOUL LEGENDS LIVE IN CONCERT! Starring Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Sheila Ferguson, Deniece Williams, Billy Paul, Kim Weston, Brenda Holloway. Hosted by David Gest.
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Screen Stockport presents: Frank - Cert 15
16 October

Frank is a fictional story loosely inspired by Frank Sidebottom, the childlike persona of Chris Sievey. This off beat comedy follows the story of the mysterious and enigmatic Frank a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head.

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Screen Stockport Film Festival
16 October

Screen Stockport Film Festival has firmly established itself as one of the North Wests leading independent film festivals. Supported by IMDB, Screen Stockport will showcase short films from student & independent filmmakers on a local, national & International level.

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Film: Billy Liar (Cert PG) plus After Post Film Q&A with Helen Fraser
17 October
Join us for a screening of the 1963 release Billy Liar followed by an After Film audience Q&A with HELEN FRASER star of the film who will talk about her fascinating television, theatre and film career.
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Only Fools and Boycie
18 October
Enjoy and intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nations greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1s 'Only Fools and Horses' in this one off show where John will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.
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Boyband Explosion - Rescheduled to Feb 15th 2015
19 October
Due to X Factor commitments it has been neccessary to reschedule this concert and to confirm Jack Walton and Overload will NOT be appearing in the Feb 15th concert - All existing ticket holders will be contacted regards exchanges or refunds.
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Film: The Lion King - Cert U
19 October
Join us for Walt Disney's stunning feature The Lion King as part of our 20th Birthday Film Season, a series of titles from a golden year in film making 1994. With childrens tickets at only £2.50 this is one family treat NOT to be missed.
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Film: Northern Soul - Cert 15
22 October

Northern Soul is the story of a youth culture in the 1970's whcih changed a generation. No longer satisfied with small town life, two young boys dream of going to America to discover rare records which will help them become the best DJs one the scene.

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Dean Friedman
23 October
Dean Friedman first delighted UK audiences with his chart topping hit, Lucky Stars. Invite family and friends and join us for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the extraordinary lives we share.
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Open Tour at 11am
23 October
Join us for our popular Open Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport's 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.
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Halloween Double Bill: 13 Ghosts & The Curse of Frankenstein (Cert 12)
24 October
As an early homage to the greatest horror films of all time we present 13 Ghosts and The Curse of Frankenstein on Friday 24th October as we count down to the scariest night of the year!....
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Musicality
25 October
Kennedys School & College of Performing Arts presents Musicality, an all singing, all dancing musical showcase spectacular.
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Stockport Operatic Society - 42nd Street
28 October to 01 November
Set in 1933 New York, 42nd Street is a show within a show featuring all the famous songs including 'Lullaby of Broadway' and '42nd Street' which will have the audience enjoying thhe sheer energy and exuberance of this spectacular show.
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Northwest Festival of Remembrance
2 November
The Ashton on Mersey Showband present The North West Festival of Remembrance featuring songs and big band numbers from the War periods including the standards and representatives from many of the services that saw conflict.
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NT Encore Screening: Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch as The Monster
5 November
National Theatre Live's thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.
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5.4.3.2.1 it's....The Manfreds
6 November
5.4.3.2.1.it's...The Manfreds sees original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness together with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie reunite with very special guest and former member Mike d'Abo
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The Bay City Rollers Story with Les McKeown
7 November
Les McKeown makes a welcome return to The Plaza with the music of the Bay City Rollers which became the soundtrack for a generation of teenagers growing up in the mid 70s.
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NT Encore Screening: Frankenstein with Jonny Lee Miller as The Monster
11 November
National Theatre Live's thrilling broadcast of Frankenstein returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand.
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Paul Carroll's Music Hall Tavern Show
12 November
Entertaining audiences all year round across the Canary Islands this hilarious evening full of dazzling costumes, side splitting comedy and a cast of unique characters in this fabulous comedy drag show is an evening not to be missed!
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That'll Be The Day Brand New 2014 Christmas Show
16 November
Get ready for a party as the UK's most successful Rock'n'Roll vareity show, the legendary That'll Be The Day, returns with its Brand New 2014 Christmas Show!
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The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents: Swan Lake
18 November
With instantly recognisable music and a timeless story of good against evil, Swan Lake is the greatest of Romantic ballets in this family orientated ballet featuring an impressive cast and live orchestra.
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The Good Old Days of Music Hall & Variety - A Christmas Celebration
19 November
Join us for a wonderful new show for all ages taking you back to the great days of Variety entertainment starring legendary entertainer, singer, stage and film star Anita Harris.
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Open Tour at 11am
20 November
Join us for our popular Open Tour, a chance for you, your friends or your group to enjoy a guided tour of Stockport's Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.
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Dancing Queen
20 November
Dancing Queen The Christmas Party is the perfect show to get you all in the spirit of Christmas as we approach the festive period featuring songs such asa Dancing Queen, Waterloo and Mamma Mia
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The Mayors Charity Show
21 November
Councillor Kevin Hogg, Mayor of Stockport and Councillor Linda Holt, Deputy Mayor of Stockport invite you to support local charities at this years Mayors Charity Show featuring the very best in local talent.
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The Fairey Band featuring the Houghton Weavers
23 November
The Fairey Band, founded in 1937, brings the band into the heart of its local community whilst enabling music fans from across the world to see these masters of their art in the finest concert surroundings. This concert features as special guests The Houghton Weavers.
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Cafe Lounge: Seasonal Jazz Cafe
27 November
Join us for an evening of sublime jazz and fine dining as we welcome back Sue Parish and her band who wil perform a swinging mix of vinatge standards, including plenty of classics from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and other great composers of the Jazz age.
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Plaza Christmas Special Film: White Christmas - Cert U
28 November
Starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, our annual homage to Yule Tide is celebrated with a screening of one of the most romantice festive films of all time, the perfect Christmas indulgence for you, your friends of a loved one
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Film: ELF - Cert PG
28 November
Join us for our Christmas Morning Matinee of ELF starring Will Ferrell. Buddy was a human baby raised by Santa and his Elfs, when Buddy meets his real father in New York, Buddys father is forced to re-evaluate his priorities....Great laugh out loud fun on the Giant Silver Screen
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Wellspring - The Spirit of Christmas
29 November
Join us for the annual Wellspring 'The Spirit of Christmas' Show, hosted by Gordon Burns, supporting one of Stockport's most important charities as they continue to work supporting our community.
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Cafe Lounge: Everything Stops for Festive Tea
30 November
Tis the season to be jolly so let us start your festive season off with some Yule Tide cheer in our popular Everything Stops for Tea event when our famous waitress team, The Pazarettes welcome you for an afternoon of festive entertainment and a delightful afternoon tea
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Cinderella
5 December to 04 January
Join us for the most magical rags to riches fairytale of them all CINDERELLA starring TED ROBBINS, CRISSY ROCK and GARY DAMER....will Cinderella meet her prince? Will the Ugly Sisters EVER be beautiful? ... Jump into your pumpkin coach and head to The Plaza to find out!
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NT Encore Screening: JOHN - Suitable for 18yrs and over
10 January
Internationally renowned DV8 Physical Theatre bring their powerful new production to the National Theatre
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Magical Mozart by Candlelight
21 January
From the Producers of A Vienesse Strauss Gala, this sumptuous fully costumed show immerses us in the wonderful music and classic baroque world of one of the world's greatest romantic composers.
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Gin & Chronic Arthritis - Contains Adult Content
22 January
Marilyn is not your typical Nan. She drinks Gin for breakfast, ice skates and numerous internet lovers. From the producers of 'They've Just Nipped Out For Fags' this is one of MaD Theatre Company's best loved comedies. Please note this production contains Adult Content.
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NT Encore Screening: Treasure Island - Suitable for Ages 10+
24 January
Robert Louis Stevensons story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery.
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Jimmy Cricket Great Value for a Tenner Comedy Show
25 January
The nation's favourite Irish Comedian, Jimmy Cricket, is set for a triumphant return to The Plaza after a successful visit during January 2014. Come and see Jimmy after your Sunday lunch and laugh away those calories!
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Banff Film Festival
31 January
From the worlds most prestigious mountain film festival comes two evenings of extraordinary short films with entirely unique film programmes.
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Barry Norman's Favourite Films
5 February
A chance to enjoy an evening of clips and chat in the company of Britain's favourite film reviewer. As an icon of the small screen, Barry was rightly regarded as the nation's foremost authority on  20th century cinema.
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The Elvis Years
7 February
An outstanding concert production of the West End Musical 'Jailhouse Rock' featuring original star Mario Kombou and his incredible band showing why this is the UK's number one Elvis show.
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The WOW Show
8 February
BBC Radio Manchester's Eamonn O'Neil & Jimmy Wagg are back with the 2015 WOW Show!.....this event sells out fast so booking early is essential for another evening of variety and comedy hosted by the dynamic duo!
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Boyband Explosion
15 February
An early evening of fun featuring Nicholas McDonald, Bailey McConnell, Giles Potter and Exposure, Ever Young, Harry Mondryk, Goodnight April and Chris Atkinson. Please note all children 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult.
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NT Encore Family Screening: Treasure Island - Suitable for Ages 10+
18 February
Robert Louis Stevensons story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stafe adaptation by Bryony Lavery for this holiday family screening suitable for ages 10 and over.
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Banff Film Festival
21 February
From the worlds most prestigious mountain film festival comes two evenings of extraordinary short films with entirely unique film programmes.
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The Chuckles of Oz
22 February
Dorothy, The Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow are among the familiar characters who join the Wizards (Paul and Barry) for this sensational new version of the familiar Wizard of Oz story for all ages 3 to 103 to enjoy so be sure to book today!
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2015 Chinese New Year Extravaganza
28 February
Following the great success of their 2014 show, Jin Long Centre is proud to present the 2015 Chinese New Year Extravaganza, a unique and exciting show of cultural dispplay featuring a team of performers from China and Stockport.
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The Russian State Ballet and Opera House presents Rigoletto
4 March
After last years season of successful performances of Carmen and La Traviata, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is back  with another world class Opera live on stage Rigoletto - a tragic tale of misunderstanding, revenge and sacrafice.
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A Night of Dirty Dancing
25 March
Come and experience the brand-new spectacular featuring all the hits from everyones favourite dance movie Dirty Dancing in the ultimate tribute show.
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Ray Quinn
2 April
See Ray sing with his live band performing songs from the past along with brand new tracks!....
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Sex in Suburbia starring Claire Sweeney - Adults Only
9 April
Claire Sweeney stars in a hilarious new comedy for adults about dating, men and finding Mr Right. Based on real stories form real women, this is the story of all of our lives!
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Essence of Ireland
10 April

Set against the backdrop of Ireland, England and America in the 19th century, Essence of Ireland tells the story of love, joy, happiness and heartache endured by Coro McGowen and Sean Dempsey as they are separated by emigration from each other and their beloved Ireland.

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Dave Spikey - Punchlines - Suitable for 16+
11 April
The major school of thought suggests that very few Punchlines are inherently funny out of context. There is another school of thought (Actually Dave's school of thought) that the opposite can be true!
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The Life and Times of Jim Reeves
15 April
This is an insight into the Life and Music or the late legendary country singer Jim Reeves which will be performed by Al Grant and his band. The concert also features narration and video footage of Jim Reeves by Country Singer, Isla Grant.
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The Magic of Motown
16 April
The Tamla Motown Revue famously toured the UK in 1965. The legend of the label lives on as five star performances revive over 36 classics from the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops and more.
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69 Shades of Black starring Faye Tozer - Adults Only
17 April
This hilarious new comedy starring FAYE TOZER from STEPS as Christina Black has a whip cracking script that promises to leave you wincing and laughing in all the right places!.....
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Ken Dodd's Happiness Show
18 April
Comedy legend, National Treasure and Patron of The Plaza Ken Dodd, returns to the North West's home of live entertainment for a tattifelarius evening of laughter and songs presented by the King of Comedy plus special guests
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Josephine Tewson - Still Keeping Up Appearances?
25 April
Star of screen and stage Josephine Tewson, best remembered as Hyacinth Bucket's long suffering neighbour Elizabeth in Keeping Up Appearances, brings her wonderfully funny one woman show to the Plaza.
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Basil Brush
10 May
Basil has celebrated over 50 years in entertainment with 14 incredible television series. a BAFTA nomination and he was voted best comedy on the BBC. Join Basil when he appears on Stage at The Plaza for his hilarious family show.
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Milton Jones and the Temple of Daft
20 May
Yes....it's him with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4.
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Back to Broadway
31 May
Back to Broadway is the all singing, all dancing, theatrical sensation that invites you to take a breathtaking journey through the magical world of musicals!
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Danny Oliver's Michael Jackson Eternity
13 June
Danny Oliver: Top international Michael Jackson Tribute Artiste accompanied by Celena Cherry, lead vocalist of chart topping group The Honeyz present the finest tribute to one of the worlds most phenomenal and succesful artistes of all times.
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Elkie Brooks
17 October
Elkie Brooks is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. Don't miss the chance to see a truly great artist in action.

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