What's On Calendar

Jul 2015

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Shakespeare's Globe on Screen: The Comedy of Errors (CERT PG)

Tuesday 7th July @ 7.00pm

Take one pair of estranged twin brothers (both called Antipholus), and one pair of estranged twin servants
(both called Dromio), keep them in ignorance of each other and throw them into a city with a reputation for sorcery, and you have all the ingredients for theatrical chaos.

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Mahout – The Great Elephant Walk in Aid of Community of Action Nepal

Friday 10th July @ 7.30pm

Mahout – The Great Elephant Walk follows the story of ex-London city worker, now eco-lodge owner Tim Edwards, who needs to relocate four elephants and their mahouts between two national parks in southern Nepal

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Joe McElderry

Saturday 11th July @ 7.30pm

The Evolution Tour showcases Joe’s renowned versatility which has won him a unique fan base.

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Gibson Dance Academy presents The Dance Show

Sunday 12th July @ 5.30pm

Making a welcome return to The Plaza, Gibsons Dance Academy returns for our Annual dance show with our finest dance performances. A prefect treat for all the family.

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NT Live Screening: Everyman (Cert 15)

Thursday 16th July @ 7.00pm

BAFTA winner and Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, directed by the National Theatre’s new Director Rufus Norris (Broken, London Road).

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Cafe Restaurant: Gatsby Murder Mystery - SOLD OUT

Friday 17th July @ 7.30pm

Unfortunately this event has SOLD OUT but for more exciting Murder Mystery Dinners see details as they regularly are updated on this web site.

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On Screen: Andre Rieu Maastricht Concert (CERT 12A)

Tuesday 21st July @ 7.30pm

CinemaLive are excited to announce André Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert will be delivered to cinemas via satellite, across the UK, Ireland and Europe as part of a global cinema event.

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RSC Live Screening: The Merchant Of Venice

Wednesday 22nd July @ 7.00pm

In the melting pot of Venice, trade is God. With its ships plying the globe, the city opens its arms to all, as long as they come prepared to do business and there is profit to be made.

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Film: The Battles Of Coronel & Falkland Islands (Cert U)

Friday 24th July @ 2.30pm/7.30pm

The Battles of Coronel and the Falkland Islands is a Silent feature with a new Orchestral track featuring a dramatic reconstruction of two 1914 naval battles off Coronel and the Falkland Islands.The first a defeat of the British by Vice Admiral Maximilian von Spee, the second a retaliation by the British under vice Admiral Sturdee.

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Princes Of Pop - Cancelled

Saturday 25th July @ 7.30pm

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled and our box office team will be in contact with all ticket holders.

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Cafe Restaurant: Everything Stops for Summertime Tea

Sunday 26th July @ 4.00pm

Join us during the sun drenched long heady days of a Great British Summer for a sun shine filled twist on our sell out tea parties in the sumptuous surroundings of our Art Deco Café Restaurant

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Author Event: Dame Jacqueline Wilson...A World Exclusive!

Sunday 26th July @ 11.00am

We are very excited to announce that Dame Jacqueline Wilson will be joining us on Sunday 26th July!

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Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 27th July @ 11am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes Tours for yourself, your friends or your group to enjoy a tour of Stockport’s 1932 art deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre.

Aug 2015

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Tree Fu Tom Live!

Saturday 1st August @ 1.00pm & 3.30pm

Join CBeebies star, Tree Fu Tom, as he takes to the stage in his first nationwide ‘live’ tour!

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Film: Pinocchio - Cert U

Friday 7th August @ 2.30pm and 7.30pm

On Friday 7th August The Plaza Super Cinema and Variety Theatre offers you an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy the 1940 release of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio, the legendary masterpiece that inspired millions to believe in their dreams.

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The Houghton Weavers 40th Anniversary Tour

Saturday 8th August @ 7.30pm

The Houghton Weavers are the UK's leading comedy/folk group weaving together popular folk songs, humour and audience participation

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Disco Fever Live

Saturday15th August @ 7.30pm

Disco Fever Live on stage at The Plaza featuring THE REAL THING, ODYSSEY and GWEN DICKEY.

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Roy Chubby Brown's - Don't Get Fit! Get Fat! LIVE

Friday 21st August @ 7.30pm

Roy Chubby Brown returns with his meatiest show yet!

Over 18 Adults Only!

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Alice in Wonderland

Saturday 22nd August @ 11am & 2pm

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Alice in Wonderland, The Plaza is proud to present an hour long promenading performance of puppetry and song followed by a fun filled Mad Hatters Tea Party!

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Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 24th August @ 11am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes 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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RSC Live Screening: Othello

Wednesday 26th August @ 7.00pm

Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies.

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SUMMER JAZZ CAFE

Thursday 27th August @ 7.30pm

With great music and a three course dinner served in the finest of Art Deco surroundings this is a seasonal treat that should be a must in any music lovers diary.

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Disneys Aladdin (Cert U)

Friday 28th August @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.

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The Cinema Organ Society & The Plaza Presents Silent Film Events Featuring Nigel Ogden

Sunday 30 August @ 7.30pm

Buster Keaton – The General (1926 Cert U)

Laurel & Hardy – Liberty (1929 Cert U)

Sep 2015

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Film: The 39 Steps - Cert U

Friday 4th September @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

One of the best known of Alfred Hitchcocks British films starring Robert Donat, Madeliene Carroll and Lucie Mannheim.

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Barry Normans Favourite Films

Thursday 3rd September @ 7.30pm

A chance to enjoy an evening of clips and chat in the company of Britain’s favourite film reviewer Barry Norman.

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Facing the Music - A life in Musical Theatre with Patricia Routledge in conversation with Edward Seckerson

Wednesday 9th September @ 7.30pm

Facing the Music - A life in Musical Theatre with Patricia Routledge in conversation with Edward Seckerson

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Blake

Thursday 10th September @ 7.30pm

Fresh from tours to the USA, Russia, Korea & China, expect their famous & lively audience banter to feature some hilarious new stories!

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National Theatre Encore: The Beaux Stratagem (12A)

Friday 11th September @ 7.00pm

Simon Godwin (Man and Superman) directs George Farquhar's wild comedy of love and cash.
The ‘Beaux’: Mr Aimwell and Mr Archer, two charming, dissolute young men who have blown their fortunes in giddy London. Shamed and debt-ridden, they flee to provincial Lichfield. Their ‘Stratagem’: to marry for money.

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Heritage Open Day

Sunday 13th September from 10am

Stockport's 1932 Super Cinema and Variety Theatre throws open its doors at 10am as part of the National Heritage Open Days for a full day of free to attend events and guided tours.

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Opera Australia on Screen: Aida on Sydney Harbour

Tuesday 15th September @ 7.00pm

In Aida, Verdi masterfully pits the intimate affairs of the heart against the grandeur of the universe: where kingdoms rise and fall and the sands of time grind onwards.

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Jasper Carrott's Stand Up & Rock featuring The Bev Bevan Band and Guests

Wednesday 16th September @ 7.30pm

Do not miss this unique show that gives the opportunity to see and hear great legendary artistes belt out a night of fantastic songs and Jasper back where he belongs......making us laugh!!

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On Screen: Ocean Festival World Tour

Friday 18th September @ 7.30pm

The Ocean Film Festival showcases the world’s most amazing ocean films above and below the water’s surfac

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YOU'RE NEVER TO OLD

Tuesday 22nd September to Thursday 24th September

When Tommy and Ada meet on a park bench it is all too clear they are from very different backgrounds; but as they begin to confide secrets and recount memories, could this be the start of something special for such an unlikely pair?

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BLADE RUNNER (CERT 15)

Friday 25th September @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

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Five Star Swing The Big Band

Sunday 27th September @ 7.30pm

The unique “feel-good” Big Band show – swing along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Jazz & Blues.

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David Gest's (I've Had) The Time Of My Life Tour!

Monday 28th September 2015 @ 7.45pm

TV star and legendary producer David Gest will appear at The Stockport Plaza Theatre on 28 September 2015 with his 'David Gest's (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life Tour!'.

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Let Me Entertain You

Tuesday 29th September @ 8.00pm

Let Me Entertain You, is a rollercoaster ride spanning the 25 year career of the legend that is Robbie Williams.

Oct 2015

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ELO Again

Thursday 1st October @ 7.30pm

ELO AGAIN really do give you a dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in the heyday. The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.

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Mad About The Musicals Starring Gareth Gates & Michael Courtney

Saturday 3rd October @ 7.30pm

Taking you on a whistle stop tour from the heart of London’s theatre land to the glitz of Broadway, the critically acclaimed MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS is back - celebrating the very best songs from the shows we all know and love!

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Cafe Restaurant: Everything Stops for Autumnal Tea

Sunday 4th October @ 4.00pm

As we head in Autumn, join us for our latest ‘Everything Stops’ in the company of our famous waitress team ‘The Plazarettes’

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Cafe Restaurant: Jeeves and Wooster Murder Mystery

Wednesday 7th October @ 7.30pm

What Ho, chaps! Looks like there’s a bally killer on the loose and it’s up to you to solve the crime. Afternoon tea and croquet on the lawn just won’t be the same until this rotten killer is locked away.

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NT Encore Screening: Coriolanus - Cert 12A

Thursday 8th October @ 7.00pm

National Theatre Live’s 2013 broadcast of the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus returns to cinemas by popular demand.

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JAMACIA INN (CERT PG)

Friday 9th October @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

In Cornwall, around 1800, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.

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Organ Concert Coffee Morning

Saturday 10th October from 10am

Join us for this free to attend organ concert featuring the Mighty Compton organ with beverages on sale and stalls fundraising for the ongoing maintenance and restoration appeal of Stockport's 1932 Art Deco Super Cinema and Variety Theatre - 10am till 1pm.

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THE SUPREME FABULETTES (ADULTS ONLY)

Monday 12th October @ 7.30pm

The Supreme Fabulettes – Miss Vicki Vivacious, Miss Portia De Fosse, Miss Silver Summers and Miss Vanilla Lush – have been acclaimed for combining slick choreography, amazing vocal harmonies, stunning couture outfits and signature Glee-style song mashups.

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Charlie Landsborough

Tuesday 13th October @ 7.30pm

Charlie is a true and immensely talented star, he is a well proven writer of fabulous songs, and is well known and well loved for his wonderful voice, but it is in his ability to tell a fine tale that we find a hidden gem.

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Danny Oliver's Michael Jackson Eternity

Wednesday 14th October @ 7.30pm

With dazzling costumes, stunning choreography, the mannerisms, trademark vocals, the magic and the moves Danny Oliver delivers a Michael Jackson stage performance that transcends its energy and captivates audience’s the world over.

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NT Live Screening: Hamlet

Thursday 15th October @ 7.00pm

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

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Screen Stockport Film Festival

Friday 16th October @ 11am & 7.30pm

Screen Stockport, the annual grassroots Film Festival that supports independent and student film making, celebrates its fifth year showcasing up and coming film makers locally, nationally and internationally.

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Elkie Brooks

Saturday 17th October @ 7.30pm

Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced.

TOURS

Behind The Scenes Tours

Monday 19th October @ 11am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes 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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Psychic Sally On The Road

Tuesday 20th October @ 7.30pm

World-renowned psychic and star of TV’s Psychic Sally On the Road, Sally Morgan returns with her sensational live show

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RSC On Screen: Henry V

Wednesday 21st October @ 7.00pm

Henry IV is dead and Hal is King. With England in a state of unrest, he must leave his rebellious youth behind, striving to gain the respect of his nobility and people.

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The Dreamboys - Adults Only

Thursday 22nd October @ 7.30pm

The Dreamboys are back and hotter than ever with a brand new Show and UK Tour for 2015.

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A Nightmare On Elm Street (Cert 18)

Friday 23rd October @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Whatever you do, don't fall asleep...or you'll meet the terrifying Freddy.

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THE WELLSPRING PRESENTS THE SHINING STARS OF STOCKPORT

Saturday 24th October @ 7.00pm

The Wellspring (Stockport) Ltd presents

“The Shining Stars of Stockport”

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Stockport Operatic Society Presents Kiss Me Kate

27th October To 31st October

Stockport Operatic Society present this multi-award winning classic Broadway show on the Stockport Plaza stage with some of the best local amateur performers.

Nov 2015

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The North West Festival of Remembrance

Sunday 1st November @ 2.00pm

The concert will feature songs and big band numbers from the War periods and will include the standards and representatives from many of the services that saw conflict.

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A Christmas Carol

Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th November

It’s Christmas! Skinflint Scrooge, is his usual miserable, bad- tempered self but mysterious forces are at work to change him.

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Abbamania

Sunday 8th November @ 7.30pm

Europe’s leading Abba tribute, Abbamania, continue to entertain audiences with their outstanding vocals and musical performance live on stage.

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Pygmalion

Tuesday 10th November @ 7.30pm

Pygmalion is a comedy about a Henry Higgins, a phonetics expert who, as a kind of social experiment, attempts to make a lady out of uneducated flower girl, Eliza Doolittle.

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Dickens (Abridged)

Wednesday 11Th november @ 7.30pm

“WITH MORE WIT THAN MARTIN CHUZZLE, THE REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY'S ADAM LONG HAS WORKED HIS MINIMISING MAGIC ON ANOTHER GREAT WRITER.”

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Ray Quinn

Thursday 12th November @ 7.30pm

Ray has been blessed by having a career that has covered, TV, Acting, Dancing, Theatre, and Singing, which has given him the base to focus on his passion, which is singing and being on the stage.

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Henning Wehn - Eins, Zwei, DIY

Saturday 14th November @ 7.30pm

After more than a decade in Britain, the German Comedy Ambassador has ‘groan’ to like puns.... though he still couldn't eat a whole one.

Expect a crash course in personal accountability and have a right old laugh at the same time!

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That'll Be The Day Christmas Show

Sunday 15th November @ 7.30pm

Get ready for a party as the UK’s most successful Rock ‘N’ Roll variety show, the legendary That’ll Be The Day, returns with its Brand New 2015 Christmas Show!

TOURS

Behind the Scenes Tours

Monday 16th November @ 11am

Join us for our popular Behind The Scenes 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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Foster and Allen in Concert

Tuesday 17th November @ 7.30pm

International Recording artists Foster & Allen are bringing their 40th Anniversary Tour to the U.K. this November.

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Christmas Variety Show starring the Legendary International singing star DANA.

Wednesday 18th November @ 2.30pm

Christmas Variety Show starring the Legendary International singing star DANA with special guest from ITV's The Comedians, hilarious Comedy Star, the one & only DUGGIE BROWN.

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On Screen: San Fransisco Opera Screening - Showboat

Friday 20th November @ 7.30pm

A true classic of American musical theatre, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.

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You Can't Stop The Beat!

Saturday 21st November @ 7.00pm

Kennedy’s School and College of Performing Arts presents You Can’t Stop the Beat!....An all singing, All dancing musical showcase.

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The Russian State Ballet and Opera House present The Nutcracker

Sunday 22nd November @ 7.30pm

After sold-out premieres of Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet last year, The Russian State Ballet and Opera House is bringing a new and vibrant production from the rich culture of Astrakhan.

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Film: Scrooge - Cert U

Friday 27th November @ 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Start the Festive Season with our annual Christmas feature which this year is the 1951 classic Scrooge starring Alistair Sim

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WINTER JAZZ CAFE

Saturday 28th November @ 7.30pm

With great music and a three course dinner served in the finest of Art Deco surroundings this is a seasonal treat that should be a must in any music lovers diary.

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Cafe Restaurant: Everything Stops for Festive Tea

Sunday 29th November @ 4.00pm

As we head into the Festive Season join us for our latest ‘Everything Stops’ in the company of our famous waitress team ‘The Plazarettes’

Dec 2015

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Friday 4th December 2015 To Sunday 10th January 2016

Mirror Mirror on the wall....where is the greatest panto of them all?!!....

....Why, The Plaza in Stockport where Dean Sullivan and Kim Hartman are starring in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of course!!....the home of traditional family pantomime at its very, VERY best!

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CAFE RESTAURANT: MURDER AT MISTLETOE MANOR

Thursday 17th December @ 7.30pm

Can you solve the crime before someone else gets the kiss of death at Mistletoe Manor?

Jan 2016

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Friday 4th December 2015 To Sunday 10th January 2016

Mirror Mirror on the wall....where is the greatest panto of them all?!!....

....Why, The Plaza in Stockport where Dean Sullivan and Kim Hartman are starring in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs of course!!....the home of traditional family pantomime at its very, VERY best!

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Jimmy Cricket - Value for A Tenner Show

Sunday 17th January @ 2.30pm

One of the nation’s favourite entertainers Jimmy Cricket is set for another visit to the Stockport Plaza during January 2016.

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Sarah Millican - Outsider

Tuesday 26th January 2016

In the past when you put Sarah Millican outside, she asked things like: ‘Why? Where is the taxi? Do I need a cardie?’ and said things like: ‘There’ll be wasps. I’ve nothing to sit on. Is that poo? Can we go home?’
But things have changed. Sarah Millican is venturing outside. Bring a cardie.

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Beyond the Barricade

Saturday 30th January @ 7.30pm

Beyond the Barricade’ has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade, with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre, all performed totally live!

Feb 2016

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Madam Butterfly performed by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House

Friday 26th February @ 7.30pm

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live Orchestra with over 30 musicians, this touching story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world.

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Saturday Night Bee Gees

Friday 11th March 2016 @ 7.30pm

Saturday Night Bee Gees is the hit show that transports you through the formidable musical talents of Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb.

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