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The Pirate Queen

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Pirate Queen – July 2017 Z-arts, Hulme

Ticket Prices: £15 Adult, £10 Concession (OAP/Child/Student)


Manchester Musical Youth

By kind permission of Bouberg Productions Limited,Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)


From the writers of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon, “The Pirate Queen” is an epic musical adventure celebrating the legendary Irish Chieftain Grace O’Malley. Based on her real-life story, Grace is a compelling, inspiring heroine who led an extraordinary life as a pirate, lover and mother in 16th-century Ireland. To protect her people and save her one true love, O’Malley must confront the one woman more powerful than her — her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Combining classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and swashbuckling sword fighting, “The Pirate Queen” is a modern musical event that is both an historic romance and a timeless epic.

Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and Richard Maltby Jr. Based upon the book `Grania – She King of the Irish Seas’ by Morgan Llywelyn Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg Lyrics by Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby Jr. and John Dempsey Orchestrations by Julian Kelly.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Disney’s Little Mermaid Jnr

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Z-arts, Manchester, M15 5ZA

Saturday October 14th 2017, 2pm and 7pm

£14 Adults, £10 Concessions

Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, Book by Doug Wright

Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

Manchester Musical Youth ‘Apprentices’ present their first full production with a journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. Adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture, featuring the enormously popular Academy Award-winning music and delightfully charming book and lyrics, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Previous Shows

Hot Mikado

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July 22nd – 25th 2015, 7:30pm at Z-Arts, Hulme, Manchester.

Summer 2015 saw Manchester Musical Youth’s second production, Hot Mikado.

This hilarious 1940’s-style update of a Gilbert and Sullivan favourite was a big hit and showcased the diverse talent and flexibility within our cast.

Take a look at the Gallery for shots from the show.

Jekyll and Hyde


12th – 14th March 2015, 7:15 (Matinee 2:15) at Z-Arts, Hulme, Manchester

Manchester Musical Youth’s premier production, Jekyll and Hyde, proved a huge success with sell out audiences in March. We were hugely proud of the entire cast and team on a dark and energetic performance that attracted high praise from a strong following. We thank you for your support.

Images from the show can be found in our Gallery

MMY Launch Concert

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Manchester Musical Youth Launch Concert – 15th November 2014

An evening of Musical Theatre favourites to celebrate the rise of the phoenix!
A packed audience were treated to a selection of popular solo and ensemble numbers from across the decades of Musical Theatre, as we officially launched the group and brand new uniform. Check out our Gallery and YouTube channel to see what you missed.”

Little Shop of Horrors

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Little Shop of Horrors

24th – 27th February 2016 7.30pm

Manchester Musical Youth (MMY) returned to Z-arts for their third production. In Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s musical we meet Seymour, a down-and out skid row floral assistant who becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood! This uproarious musical is brought to life by a cast of over 50 of Greater Manchester’s most talented young performers.

The show was a huge success with sell out performances through the weekend. Check back soon as we update our gallery with images from the show.

Les Misérables School Edition

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Les Misérables School Edition

20th-23rd July 2016 7:15pm (2pm Matinee)

Z-arts, Hulme

Our most successful production to date, Les Misérables, stunned sold out audiences over 5 shows including a Saturday matinee.

This incredible musical celebrated 30 glorious years this year and we are very proud of how our wonderful cast performed this legendary score featuring well-loved songs such as ‘I Dreamed a Dream’, ‘On My Own’, ‘Empty Chairs at Empty Tables’, ‘Bring Him Home’, ‘Do You Hear the People Sing’ and ‘One Day More’.

Images from the show can be found in our Gallery and if you were unlucky enough to miss the show, read what the critics had to say here.

Legally Blonde The Musical


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Following our sell out run of Les Misérables School Edition, we returned to Z-arts in February to present a fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde.

The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!

The production received 5 star reviews, building on the already incredible successes of last seasons Les Miserables and Little Shop of Horrors


Book by Heather Hach

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Coming Soon

MMY 2017/18 Programme 

We are pleased to announce our new “Graduates” production in March 2018 will be “Rent”. Ticket news coming soon

Coming Soon – Check back here for MMY’s 2017/18 Programme to be announced in the coming months.

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