A musical version of Madagascar is coming to Manchester next year

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Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 11th July 2023

A stage musical adaptation of one of the best-loved animated movie franchises of the 2000s is coming to Manchester.

Madagascar – The Musical is heading out on a tour of the UK later this year, with several major towns and cities already lined-up to welcome the popular show to their stage – and now, we can add Manchester to the list of lucky locations.

Producers have confirmed the smash-hit production is making a stop off here in early 2024.

Based on the DreamWorks animated film of the same name, Madagascar – The Musical invites audiences along on a journey with “all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends” as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to “the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar”.

A musical version of Madagascar is coming to Manchester / Credit: ATG Tickets

The show follows king of the jungle, Alex the lion – who is the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo – and his best friends, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, and Gloria the hippo, who have all spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public, and with regular meals provided for them.


But mischevious Marty is not content to leave well enough alone, and lets his curiosity get the better of him to make an escape.

With the help of some prodigious penguins, he sets out to explore the world.


Brought to the stage by production company Selladoor Family, with award-winning director Kirk Jameson at the helm, choreography from Fabian Aloise, colourful set design by Tom Rogers, and impressive puppet work by Max Humphries and Emma Brunton, Madagascar – The Musical is already being described by critics as “a wacky adventure for the whole family” that’s truly brought to life on stage.

The stellar cast includes includes Joseph Connor as Alex, Posi Morakinyo as Marty, Connor Dyer as Melman), and Hannah Victoria as Gloria.

Madagascar – The Musical will be taking to the stage at Manchester Opera House from Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 February 2024.


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Tickets start at just £13 per person and have only gone on general sale at 10am today.

Grab tickets here.

Featured Image – Madagascar the Musical