What’s on in April THEATRE AND DANCE
Cheshire Life’s guide to the best events in and around the county this month. Cheshire Life: April 2019
THE MOUSETRAP Gwyneth Strong stars in Agatha Christie’s masterpiece thriller. The scene is set for shuddering suspense when a group of people stranded in a country house discover there is a murderer in their midst. Experience the brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN Adapted from Paula Hawkins’ novel – an international phenomenon selling over twenty million copies worldwide – this gripping new play will keep you guessing until the final moment.
BOUNCERS The international smash hit comedy returns, with Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are back and telling the tales of a Yorkshire nightclub, written by the multi award winning John Godber.
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WEST SIDE STORY This classic show marries stunning choreography to a matchless songbook. It’s the Jets and the Sharks, two rival gangs who make New York’s mean streets even meaner. But it’s also passionate and romantic show.
HAIR THE MUSICAL Winner of the 2018 Whatsonstage Award, this exuberant 50th anniversary production of the legendary rock musical Hair bursts on to stage in full psychedelic glory, direct from a sell-out London run.
Palace Theatre, Manchester, atgtickets.com
9TH-13TH RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO This production showcases a vivid portrait of girls caught between a brutal childhood and an unpromising future in this bold production by Kate Wasserberg. 15TH-20TH JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT The sparkling family musical retelling the biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door to Me.
GHOST THE MUSICAL One of the biggest cinema hits is brought to life for the main
stage and will feature many of the amazing songs including The Righteous Brothers’ Unchained Melody. 9TH SHAWN MENDES Supporting the release of his selftitled third album, multi-platinum and chart-topping singer/ songwriter Shawn Mendes will return to Manchester Arena and perform his popular songs.
Manchester Arena, Manchester, manchester-arena.com
12TH WHITNEY – QUEEN OF THE NIGHT Queen of the Night is a stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers. This award-winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artists, together with a powerhouse performance in the spirit of Whitney. 13TH MATTHEW SHARP WITH THE NORTHERN CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The now traditional NCO soloists’ concert in April features their regular string quartet and will be joined this year by their principal clarinet, Liz Jordan and one of their Associate Artists, baritone and cellist, Matthew Sharp.
The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield, 0161 247 2220
20TH ABSOLUTE BOWIE – 50 YEARS OF BOWIE Absolute Bowie is proud to present their “50 Years of Bowie” stage show; a musical journey through the iconic singer’s ever changing personas. This new show will feature all of Bowie’s greatest hits of the last 50 years.
14TH ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE TEXTILE FAIR This fair offers the opportunity to shop for a range of antique and vintage textiles, including fashion, interiors and accessories. You will find all periods and styles from 18th century right up to the 1970s. There will also be free talks on throughout the day. 19TH-22ND ANDERTON BOAT LIFT’S EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA Families are in for a treat with loads of fun at Anderton Boat Lift’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza including arts and crafts and a treasure hunt. 27TH AND 28TH GUIDED ESTATE AND BLUEBELL WALKS Enjoy huge carpets of bluebells, birdsong and many other wild flowers in the magnificent Big Wood which is not normally open to visitors. Walk by the Lake to see many kinds of water birds and learn the history of this ancient agricultural estate. 27TH THE CHESTER ANTIQUES, COLLECTORS AND VINTAGE FAIR With up to 120 tables of exemplary variety, the fair will have the perfect pieces to complement your home, collection or wardrobe in a fantastic day out in the magnificent city of Chester all with a range of traders from across the UK.