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Following the phenomenal success of the world premiere of Ghost the Musical, Manchester Opera House has revealed the next major new musical to be launched at the theatre will be Monkee Business the Musical, a landmark new production featuring the hit songs of the band The Monkees.

Monkee Business is premiering at the Opera House as part of Manchester Gets It First, Ambassador Theatre Group’s commitment to making Manchester the UK’s official city for launching theatre’s biggest and best new musicals, a scheme which has won the backing of the city council.

Ghost the Musical was the first Manchester Gets it First show, with almost 100,000 tickets being sold during its seven-week run earlier this year.

* Monkee Business the Musical. Manchester Opera House, March 29 to April 14. Tickets from £18.50 to £45. Booking line: 0844 871 3018* subject to booking fee or