Waterside in Sale rethinks some popular classics this month, from A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Leonard Cohen’s songbook. There’s even a walk in the park as Mr Darcy heads off for an outdoor production of Pride & Prejudice. Here are five of our top picks for June, inside and out…

Dance: Ballet Cymru’s Cinderella (pictured)
This rethink of the popular fairy tale combines the talents of award-winners Ballet Cymru and composer Jack White (not that one) in a surprising and sparkling show serving up a new music score, creative circus and classical dance.
Sat 2 Jun, 7.30pm, from £12, www.watersidearts.org

Comedy: Best of Buzz Comedy
Get three performers for the price of one, with Alexander Bennett, Danny Pensive and Paul Thorne, and a range of styles from an eccentric and deadpan comedy character to quirky satirical songs. And don’t forget to check out the Comedy & Curry Deal.
Sat 2 Jun, 8pm, from £10, www.watersidearts.org

Music: My Leonard Cohen
Celebrating the life and music of one of the world’s most enigmatic singer-songwriters, this acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe show, featuring vocalist Stewart D’Arrietta and his band, enjoyed a sold-out run at Sydney Opera House.
Fri 15 Jun, 7.30pm, £22, www.watersidearts.org

Theatre: Pride & Prejudice
Join Heartbreak Productions, and the Bennet sisters, for an evening of comedy, romance and more than one come-uppance. This is an outdoor performance and will take place in the lovely Walkden Gardens, a 12-minute walk from Waterside.
Sun 24 Jun, 6pm, from £13, www.watersidearts.org

Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Just missing the longest night, and Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy gets an airing with the star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and travelling players joined by some enchanting woodland creatures and a new score.
Thu 28 Jun, 7.30pm, from £13, www.watersidearts.org

Sat 2 Jun – Thu 28 Jun, Waterside, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, Manchester, M33 7ZF, Tel: 0161 912 5616, times and prices vary, watersidearts.org

Sat 2 Jun - Thu 28 Jun
Sarah-Clare Conlon
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Thu 7 Jun 2018