What’s on in Oc­to­ber THE­ATRE AND DANCE

Cheshire Life’s guide to the best events in and around the county this month.

Cheshire Life - - Arts & Events -

3RD JA­SON DONO­VAN AND HIS AMAZ­ING MIDLIFE CRI­SIS

See Ja­son Dono­van like you’ve never seen him be­fore in an in­ti­mate evening filled with tan­ta­liz­ing tales from his life. Hear some new sto­ries plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other. Crewe Lyceum, 01270 368242

9TH – 13TH A TASTE OF HONEY

Writ­ten by She­lagh De­laney when she was just 18, this is con­sid­ered one of the most in­flu­en­tial plays of its gen­er­a­tion. Set in Sal­ford in the 1950s, it tells the story of the stormy re­la­tion­ship be­tween mother and daugh­ter. Ep­stein The­atre, Liver­pool, 0844 888 4411

13TH VENTOUX

The Tour de France race is re­told us­ing breath­tak­ing video footage and a pair of moun­tain bikes to ask the ques­tion – how far are we will­ing to go to suc­ceed? Pyra­mid, War­ring­ton, 01925 442345

15TH -20TH DIRTY DANC­ING

Full of heart-pound­ing mu­sic and sen­sa­tional danc­ing, en­joy the story of Baby and Johnny live on stage. The show fea­tures Hun­gry Eyes, Do You Love Me? and (I’ve Had), The Time of My Life. The Re­gent The­atre, Stoke-onTrent, 0844 871 7649

16TH – 18TH SHER­LOCK HOLMES: THE SIGN OF FOUR

Crammed full of ad­ven­ture, ro­mance and com­edy, this is a tale filled with orig­i­nal live mu­sic, stylish the­atri­cal­ity and mag­i­cal story-telling. The story is set in 1888 with a com­plex plot in­volv­ing ser­vice in In­dia, the In­dian Re­bel­lion of 1857, stolen trea­sure and a se­cret pact among four con­victs. Wa­ter­side, Sale, 0161 912 5616

22ND – 27TH LET IT BE

Bea­tles fans can join John, Paul, Ge­orge and Ringo for a great night of live mu­sic. En­joy the early be­gin­nings at the word fa­mous Cav­ern Club, through to the height of Beatle­ma­nia. Opera House, Manch­ester, 0844 871 3018

23RD – NO­VEM­BER 3RD OR­BIT FES­TI­VAL

This year’s fes­ti­val presents new work from the­atre-mak­ers across the globe who want to ex­plore how we face the world, our re­la­tion­ship with the past, how we re­mem­ber, the sto­ries we tell our­selves and what it is that makes us who we are to­day. HOME, Manch­ester, www.homemcr.org

25TH I USED TO HEAR FOOT­STEPS

Haunted by cu­rios­ity, a young man at­tempts to piece to­gether the ghost story of his child­hood home. In the search for an­swers, wit­nesses re­live their en­coun­ters; pres­ences emerge from the walls and the frag­ile lines be­tween nor­mal and para­nor­mal blur ex­po­nen­tially. Wa­ter­side, Sale, 0161 912 5616

26TH SWAN LAKE

Af­ter sold-out per­for­mances of Nutcracker last year, the Rus­sian Na­tional Bal­let re­turn with the

great­est of all ro­man­tic bal­lets, Swan Lake. The com­pelling le­gend of tragic ro­mance and mys­tery, this time­less tale fea­tures bal­let’s most mem­o­rable mu­sic and breath-tak­ing dance. Crewe Lyceum, 01270 368242

26TH FLAW­LESS

Bri­tain’s Got Ta­lent stars Flaw­less are back per­form­ing jaw-drop­ping rou­tines. Brim­ming with en­ergy and amaz­ing ac­ro­bat­ics, Chase the Dream: The Re­boot, tells the story of 10 big dream­ers, seek­ing the op­por­tu­nity to live their ul­ti­mate dance fan­tasy on board the In­ter­ga­lac­tic Dream Ship. Parr Hall, War­ring­ton, 01925 442345

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