Waterside has something for everyone this autumn, from a striking new take on Shakespeare to Mercury Award-nominated music. Read on for our top picks for October…

Physical Theatre: He Ain’t Heavy
Performer Grania Pickard’s brother Sean has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism, and this show tells the story of them growing up together, bringing to life on the stage his unique take on life and interaction with the world using physical theatre, aerial circus, audience interaction, storytelling and puppetry.
Sat 6 Oct, 2pm & 7pm, £8-12, watersidearts.org

Theatre: Macbeth – Director’s Cut
Theatre company Volcano bring a brand-new interpretation to the classic Shakespeare, with a production as fascinating for fans of the play as those interested in contemporary acting techniques. With striking performances and a stripped-back take on the power-struggle story and its killer couple, think unsettling sensual pleasure and normalised violence.
Tue 9 & Wed 10 Oct, 1.30pm (Wed) & 7pm, £10-12, watersidearts.org

Music: Turin Brakes
Nineteen years together and with seven Top 40 hits to their name, Mercury Music Prize-nominated four-piece Turin Brakes are touring their eighth studio album Invisible Storm, which came out earlier this year and has been described as “big-picture music played on a small screen”. Support comes from critically acclaimed musician Eliza Shaddad.
Sat 13 Oct, 7.30pm, £20, watersidearts.org

Music: Christina Bianco – Life of the Party
The YouTube sensation is celebrating the release of her debut album by bringing her diva-filled party to Sale! As well as all your favourite songs (yes, there will be requests) performed Christina Bianco style, she’ll be treating the audience to her spot-on impressions, a Q&A and quiz, and plenty of prizes and surprises. VIP packages including a “meet and greet” with Christina are available for £40.
Sun 14 Oct, 7.30pm, £25, watersidearts.org

Comedy: Private Parts Live
Hit podcasters and TV stars Jamie Laing and Francis Boulle are letting live their laugh-a-minute Private Parts extravaganza, promising a hilarious evening filled with all the intimate and sordid details of their lives, including gossip from both on and off the screen, and an opportunity to meet them after the show. VIP tickets, including a personally signed poster and the chance to have a selfie with the boys, cost £50.
Sat 27 Oct, 7.30pm, £11.50-21.50, watersidearts.org

Sat 6 Oct – Sat 27 Oct, Waterside, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Manchester, M33 7ZF, Tel: 0161 912 5616, times and prices vary, watersidearts.org

Sat 6 Oct - Sat 27 Oct
Sarah-Clare Conlon
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Sat 6 Oct 2018