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What’s On in Manchester: 17 October – 23 October

By Nick Rawcliffe

This week’s what’s on is all about the music. Once again the best musicians from around the country come to play their hits in some of Manchester’s top music venues. Plus the fabulous musical Legally Blonde rolls into the city.

Here’s MM’s take on the best of what’s on this week. . .

Cliff Richard: at the MEN, 17 October, 19:30. Tickets from £77.50

Cliff Richard hosts another evening of classic music. This musical legend delivers some of his all time classics including ‘Move it’ and ‘living doll’ plus many more. A concert that will certainly entertain.

The Overtones: at the Lowry Theatre, 18 October , 19:30. Tickets from £19.50-£23.50

These five boys have certainly been making a name for themselves. With perfect harmonies and words that just flow swimmingly out it is no wonder why this group have such a huge following. For a relaxed fun filled night this is where you need to be this Tuesday evening.

Legally Blonde the Musical: at the Manchester Opera House, 18-22 October, 19:30. Tickets range from £40-£90.

The international award winning musical comes to Manchester this week. The winner of seven awards including best musical 2011 (Olivier awards). Directed by Tony and Jerry Mitchell who won the Olivier award for the musical Hairspray this musical version of the hit film is likely to be an instant classic.

Wretch 32: at Manchester Academy 2, 19 October at 19:00. Tickets sold out

The hit Grime MC and rapper will be playing his hit numbers ‘Traktor’ and ‘Unorthodox’ to a sold out arena. His style of music has been a hit all over the country and if you are lucky enough to see him then you will be in store to one incredible concert. Keep an eye out for any tickets as this is one not to be missed.

Frisky and Manish: at Lowry Theatre, 20 October at 20:00. Tickets from £10-£14.

For any of you who enjoy music alongside comedy then here is your answer. This duo provide a very new and interesting venture into the world of musical comedy and will be trying their hardest to make sure you have  a new career in mind when they have finished. Definitely a different night will be seen before you but don’t knock it till you have seen it.

Jessie J: at the Manchester Apollo, 21 October at 19:00. Tickets sold out.

The new age girl solo artist has arrived by the name of Jessie J. Her songs have sold in their millions and can anyone really see why not. Her creativity and edge has seen her become an instant hit along with her varying hairstyles. Unfortunately for some her concert was sold out in minutes but don’t get too down there is still a chance of tickets turning up. Keep them eyes peeled as this is someone to see whatever the price.

Manchester United v Manchester City: Old Trafford, 23 October at 13:30pm.

The time has finally arrived for the first Manchester derby of the season. Both teams are sitting pretty at the top of the league and this encounter will possibly show who will be crowned champions at the end of the season. Hold onto your hats as this is the big one. And definitely brings to end another fantastic week of what’s on in Manchester.

 Also playing in Manchester this week is –

Chase and Status at Manchester Apollo, 22 October at 7pm. Tickets can still be bought for £55 and upwards.

Miles Kane at HMV Ritz Manchester, 22 October at 19:00. Tickets sold out but once again keep on the lookout.

The Hollies at the Lowry Theatre, 22 October at 19:30. Tickets from £25-£27.

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