Madagascar musical is coming to Manchester Opera House next year – how to get tickets
King Julien and Alex the lion are coming to Manchester Opera House this February.
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Madagascar The Musical, based on the hit DreamWorks animation of the same name, is coming to Manchester Opera House in February.
It tells the story of a group of animals at New York’s Central Park Zoo as they plan their escape. The animals – Alex the lion and star attraction of the zoo, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in captivity until curiosity overcomes them and they decide to head to Madagascar, the realm of King Julien. It also features a lively soundtrack, including the much-loved song ‘Move It, Move It.’
Madagascar is produced by Selladoor Worldwide, which have previously produced successful runs of Guess How Much I Love You, Mr Men and Little Miss, Footloose and Fame. Madagascar previously toured in 2018/19.
The cast of the show is yet to be announced, but it will be directed by the award-winning Kirk Jameson with choreography from Fabian Aloise. Designed by Tom Rogers, with lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Chris Whybrow, musical supervision from Mark Crossland, puppet design by Max Humphries and puppet direction from Emma Brunton.
Stuart Glover producer of Madagascar for Selladoor said “Audiences have been going wild for Madagascar across the globe since we first toured in 2018 and we’re delighted to bring the musical back to the stage for audiences in the UK and Ireland. It’s the perfect treat for the whole family!”
When is it on and how to get tickets?
Madagascar will begin its first UK run in October 2023, starting in Plymouth. It will travel through several UK cities before a brief run abroad in Monaco, Hong Kong and Singapore. It will return to the UK in February to play Manchester, followed by Swansea, Belfast, Birmingham, Grimsby, Dublin, Inverness, Cardiff, Eastbourne, Newcastle, Northampton and Nottingham.
It will run for four days in Manchester, starting with a run of three evening performances starting at 7pm on Thursday 8, Friday 9, Saturday 10 February. On the Sunday 11 February, there will be two performances one at 11am and another at 3pm.
Ticket prices range between £13 and £60, depending on where you choose to sit, and can be purchased via the ATG website.