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

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1ST-6TH

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.

1ST-6TH

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.

4TH-6TH

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.

6TH APR-25TH MAY

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.

8TH-13TH

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.

16TH-20TH

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.

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