The Entertainer

The Entertainer

Live at
Opera House Manchester
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Mon 28 Oct 2019 - Sat 02 Nov 2019
Closed
Shane Richie takes on the role memorably created on stage and screen by Laurence Olivier, alongside Diana Vickers and the Olivier award-winning Sara Crowe.
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Opera House Manchester

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Mon 28 Oct 2019 - Sat 02 Nov 2019
3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, UK
2 hours 20 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Fri at 7.30pm
Weds & Sat at 2.30pm
Age guidance: 12+
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1982: Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season. As his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands, his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war, and Archie’s professional and personal lives collide with devastating consequences.

The Entertainer

For the first time since its premiere in 1957, John Osborne’s classic is given a vibrant new setting and an electric new vision in Sean O’Connor’s exciting production.

If there was ever a state-of-the-nation play, this is it.
- The Guardian
A magnificent production
- UK Theatre Network
Richie excels at all levels and moods of the character and truly deserves the standing ovation
- Dress Circle Antics

From the writer of Look Back in Anger, The Entertainer was chosen as one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century by Michael Billington (chief theatre critic of The Guardian).

What the critics say

The Entertainer is as British as a seaside postcard with as much to say today as it did then.
- Evening Standard
A landmark state-of-the-nation play.
- The Observer
One of the most iconic roles in theatre.
- Daily Telegraph

Opera House Manchester

3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, UK
Deansgate Station
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times Please be aware this is a cashless venue and will only accept card payments at retail points.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Ambassador Lounge - Pre-show & interval table service (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 25% off pre-show drinks (30mins prior)

Originally The New Theatre, it opened on Boxing Day, 1912. It went through several iterations, being renamed once before becoming the Opera House in 1920. It's also been used for different functions; as a cinema in WW2, then a bingo hall before reopening as a theatre again in 1984. Since, it has hosted magnificent shows like Barnum and Phantom of the Opera.

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Opera House Manchester

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Mon 28 Oct 2019 - Sat 02 Nov 2019
3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, UK
2 hours 20 minutes incl. interval
Mon - Fri at 7.30pm
Weds & Sat at 2.30pm
Age guidance: 12+
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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With an ATG+ membership, you can enjoy a host of exclusive benefits across 35+ ATG venues

Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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Flexible tickets
25% off drinks at the bar at our members' happy hours (10% in Scotland)
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