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Songs from the Musicals

Fri 11th - Sat 12th August 2017

Make A Wish Foundation invites you to 'Songs from the Musicals' at the Manifest Theatre on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017 (performance start 7.30).

With songs from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and many more favourites you will be transported to the West End!

Make a Wish grants magical wishes to children fighting life-threatening conditions. Make A Wish creates precious memories for the young person and family in a time when they need them most no matter what the future may hold. All funds raised by the concert will be going directly to the charity.

If you wish to experience the local talent on offer whilst helping your community make a difference to children who deserve a break from the monotonous routine of hospital appointments and treatment then come along show your support to a worthwhile charity whilst enjoying solos, duets and medleys from musicals old and new.

Murder by the Book

Tuesday 24th - Saturday 28th October 2017
by Duncan Greenwood & Robert King,

Directed by Kate Sheffield

Crisp, witty exchanges pepper this light hearted and inventive thriller that unfolds with a series of macabre twists. A thriller writer indulges in vitriolic word duels with his estranged wife until she shoots him. An amateur detective from the next flat attempts to solve the murder before calling the police. More deadly games are in store and the tables are turned more than once for the victim and the killers.

Read Through

Monday 19th June starting 7.30pm at the Manifest


Parts for 3 Male and 2 Female. Auditions to be held on Manday 26th June at 7.30pm at the Manifest Theatre.


Lion (2016) - Fri 21st July 7.45pm

Note change of date.
Lion In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds.

Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara

Rating PG-13 - Biography, Drama


August Rush (2007) - Fri 15th September 7.45pm

August Rush 2007 The story of a charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist who have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square, but are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Starring: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Rating PG-13 - Drama, Music



Movie Tickets

Tickets cost 5 and are only sold on the door, non members will have to join for an additional 2

Doors open 7pm, showing starts 7.45pm

The Laurel & Hardy Appreciation Society

Regular film nights with Laurel & Hardy

Watch this site for details of the next "SONS OF THE DESERT" showings.

Manifest members are welcome to attend
but ticket price will include a fee to join the
‘Sons of the Desert’.