What’s on in Fe­bru­ary THE­ATRE AND DANCE

Cheshire Life’s guide to the best events in and around the county this month Cheshire Life: Fe­bru­ary 2019

Cheshire Life - - Arts & Events -

12TH-16TH

ROCK OF AGES The smash hit mu­si­cal is back in the UK, with an LA love story which is lav­ished with over 25 clas­sic rock an­thems, in­clud­ing We Built This City, The Fi­nal Count­down and Here I Go Again.

Re­gent The­atre, Stoke- On-trent, at­gtick­ets.co.uk

14TH THOSE MAG­NIF­I­CENT MEN 2019 is the cen­te­nary of one of the great­est mo­ments of avi­a­tion his­tory, the first non-stop flight across the At­lantic. The nail-bit­ing true story of this dare­devil flight by two Man­cu­ni­ans; pi­lot Cap­tain John Al­cock and nav­i­ga­tor Lieu­tenant Arthur Whit­ten Brown is told in the hit stage play.

Water­side, Sale, wa­ter­sidearts.org

17TH RUS­SELL KANE: THE FAST AND THE CU­RI­OUS Multi-award win­ning co­me­dian is back with his lat­est tour show­ing that those amongst us who are cu­ri­ous see more stuff, and get more done.

18TH

GYPSY QUEEN Set in the com­pet­i­tive world of box­ing, Gypsy Queen is a tale of box­ing and find­ing love in the most un­usual cir­cum­stances, and ex­plores LGBTQI vis­i­bil­ity in sport and faith.

19TH FEB-30TH MAR

LES MIS­ER­ABLES Cameron Mack­in­tosh’s ac­claimed Broad­way pro­duc­tion of Bou­blil and Schön­berg’s mu­si­cal Les Misérables will tour the UK in 2019. The scenery is in­spired by the paint­ings of Vic­tor Hugo and it will fea­ture the fa­mous songs.

21ST-23RD

OF MICE AND MEN Pre­sented by the Vic­to­ria Mu­sic Group, this time­less John Stein­beck tale about love and loy­alty taken to the limit. Watch as a stel­lor cast bring the tale to life in this thought-pro­vok­ing drama. 23RD MOSCOW CITY BAL­LET: SLEEP­ING BEAUTY Fea­tur­ing Rus­sia’s finest dancers, beau­ti­ful sets and stun­ning cos­tumes, Sleep­ing Beauty is brought to life in this clas­sic Rus­sian bal­let.

25TH FEB-2ND MAR

AV­ENUE Q This Tony Award-win­ning mu­si­cal is hi­lar­i­ous and cheeky, and full of bad be­hav­iour and po­lit­i­cal in­cor­rect­ness. With a cast of 11 hugely tal­ented per­form­ers and pup­pets, it’s a mu­si­cal like no other.

26TH FEB- 2ND MAR NOUGHTS AND CROSSES Writ­ten by Malo­rie Black­man and adapted by Sab­rina Mah­fouz, Noughts and Crosses is a dystopian Romeo and Juliet where racial and so­cial di­vides lead ro­mance to ter­ri­ble dan­ger.

Dane­side The­atre, Con­gle­ton, danesideth­e­atre.co.uk

17TH MANCH­ESTER GOSPEL FES­TI­VAL Ama­teur choirs and singers from the UK, Europe and USA come to­gether with the dy­namic Wayne Elling­ton – a star of The Voice in 2018 – for a con­cert that will have you on your feet.

The Stoller Hall, Manch­ester, stoller­hall.com

19TH POST MALONE Post Malone stirs a mix of gen­res into his own sonic sound, lead­ing to mul­ti­ple chart-top­ping hits. En­joy favourites such as ‘I Fall Apart’ and ‘Bet­ter Now’ in his lat­est tour.

Manch­ester Arena, Manchetser, manch­ester-arena.com

21ST STEELY DAN Grammy Award win­ning jazz rock band Steely Dan em­bark on a U.K. arena tour. With over 40 mil­lion al­bums sold world­wide Don­ald Fa­gen will be joined by spe­cial guest Steve Win­wood.

Manch­ester Arena, Manchetser, manch­ester-arena.com

23RD CON­CERT BY TRIO ISIMSIZ Trio Isimsiz was formed in 2009 at the Guild­hall School of Mu­sic has per­formed widely in Europe. They will play mu­sic by Mozart, Ravel and Schu­mann.

Holmes Chapel Leisure Cen­tre, Crewe, 0147753776­9

23RD LET’S HANG OUT The world’s first and longestrun­ning trib­ute to Frankie Valli and The Four Sea­sons, Dis­cover how four New Jer­sey boys from the wrong side of the tracks in­vented their own sound and sold over 175 mil­lion records.

The Brind­ley The­atre, Run­corn, 0151 907 8360

26TH FEB-23RD MAR MO­TOWN THE MU­SI­CAL Lis­ten and en­joy the magic of Mo­town and the story of the man who fought to cre­ate some­thing more than just a record la­bel in this pop­u­lar West End mu­si­cal.

Manch­ester Opera House, Manch­ester, at­gtick­ets.com

28TH HALLÉ: PROKOFIEV’S FIFTH SYM­PHONY Prokofiev’s Fifth Sym­phony was born in the clos­ing months of the Se­cond World War, yet it cap­tures the op­ti­mism and dy­namism of the Soviet in­dus­trial age. Jamie Phillips, a for­mer Hallé As­sis­tant Con­duc­tor, opens pro­ceed­ings with Mozart’s ebul­lient Paris Sym­phony.

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