Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine. In Jackie The Musical we revisit those heady days, and tell the story of a recent divorcée who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals.... Read more >>
Running time: Running Time 2 hours, 15 mins including intervalAge guidance: 12+
Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine. In Jackie The Musical we revisit those heady days, and tell the story of a recent divorcée who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals.
The quizzes, the fashion tips, the ‘do’s and don’ts on first date’ and above all the Cathy and Claire problem pages are all eagerly devoured by our plucky heroine as she revisits the dizzy world of the teen bible. With her ex and a handsome new guy in tow, the valuable lessons she learnt as a girl begin to influence her future and Jackie discovers the one person in control of her life is... her.
Starring Janet Dibley (The Two of Us, EastEnders, Fat Friends), Olivier Award nominee Graham Bickley (Ragtime, Bread) and Nicholas Bailey (EastEnders, The Archers), Jackie The Musical is accompanied by a pulsating sound track of classic 70’s hits. Thrill once more to the unmistakable sounds of pop idols Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Marc Bolan and many more. Book by Mike James, Written by Mike James and directed by Anna Linstrum, with original choreography by Arlene Phillips, this fun and feisty night out is a must see.
Please note that Jackie the Musical is recommended for ages 12+
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Our venue box office is located inside the Opera House foyer. There are 2 wheelchair spaces at the Opera House located on row B of the circle (B1 and B4), one has an accompanying seat next to it and one has an accompanying seat directly behind. The spaces are accessible from street level. There is an accessible toilet just outside the front circle street level entrance. There is no lift in the Opera House and from foyer to stalls there are 27 steps in total. There are a minimum of 78 steps up to the gallery, which is very high and steep with uneven steps.
We have a dual channel infra-red sound enhancement system in the auditorium. Using a headset or one worn around the neck you can boost the volume of the show. You can collect these from the theatre cloak room for £10.00 returnable deposit. We recommend that when booking seats that you avoid the rear stalls.
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There is an accessible toilet just outside the front circle street level entrance.
Book by Mike James
Director Anna Linstrum
Choreographer Arlene Phillips
Designer Tim Shortall
Music Supervisor/Arranger Ben Goddard
Sound Bobby Aitken
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- M60 Motorway ring road around the city
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For those with a sat nav the postcode for Spinningfields is M3 3BE and the postcode for Great Northern is M2 5QA
To get the discounted parking rate you must bring your car park ticket to the cloakroom at the theatre for it to be validated.
The Opera House is close to the Deansgate Station and also the Oxford Road station is 10 mins away. Piccadilly train station is only 1 mile from the theatre.
The nearest tram stop is St Peters Square
Coaches operate from the coach station at Manchester Central. This follows an extensive refurbishment of the site, formerly known as Chorlton Street Coach Station.
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