What’s on

Our guide to events in and around the county

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THEATRE AND DANCE

29TH OCT – 2ND NOV CAL­EN­DAR GIRLS THE MU­SI­CAL

An award-win­ning mu­si­cal com­edy from Gary Bar­low and Tim Firth based on the true story of the cal­en­dar girls – a group of or­di­nary ladies who achieved some­thing ex­traor­di­nary.

Sto­ry­house, Ch­ester, sto­ry­house.com

2ND THE MYS­TERY OF THE RAD­DLE­SHAM MUMPS

A comedic gothic tale tells the story of seven year old Crispin and the hi­lar­i­ous deaths of his ec­cen­tric an­ces­tors. Broad­caster Mur­ray Lach­lan Young stars.

Ac­tion Trans­port

Theatre, Ellesmere Port, ac­tion­trans­portthe­atre.org

5TH-10TH JOSEPH AND THE AMAZ­ING TECH­NI­COLOUR DREAM­COAT

Mark­ing the 50th an­niver­sary of the pop­u­lar mu­si­cal, we see the jour­ney Joseph goes on as he tries to right wrongs and do good.

Wa­ter­side Arts, Sale, wa­ter­sidearts.org

6TH-8TH THE DAWN OF DRAC­ULA

Based on Bram Stoker’s novel, the show tells the story of Drac­ula and his at­tempt at mov­ing from Tran­syl­va­nia to Eng­land to find new blood.

The Brind­ley Theatre, Run­corn, the­brind­ley.org.uk

7TH–10TH

THE SNOWMAN

Based on the beloved Ray­mond Briggs book and fea­tur­ing the clas­sic Howard Blake’s song ‘Walk­ing In The Air’, the en­chant­ing stage show is back.

Opera House, Manch­ester, at­gtick­ets.com

19TH-24TH

CIR­CUS 1903

A range of daz­zling acts from around the globe will trans­port au­di­ences back to the wonders of the Golden Age of Cir­cus and is set to in­clude a dar­ing duo ae­rial act, a con­tor­tion­ist and a leg­endary bal­anc­ing act.

The Lowry, Sal­ford, th­elowry.com

25TH-30TH PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT

Based on the Os­car-win­ning film, Priscilla is the hi­lar­i­ous ad­ven­ture of three friends who hop aboard a bat­tered old bus bound for the Out­back to put on the show of a life­time. The stage show will in­clude dance floor clas­sics It’s Rain­ing Men and I Will Sur­vive.

Palace Theatre, Manch­ester, at­gtick­ets.com

26TH-30TH MATTHEW BOURNE’S THE RED SHOES

The Red Shoes is a tale of ob­ses­sion, pos­ses­sion and one girl’s dream to be the great­est dancer in the world. Based on the leg­endary film.

The Lowry, Sal­ford, th­elowry.com

26TH NOV–31ST DEC MR POP­PER’S PEN­GUINS

Pup­pets, pen­guins, pack­ing crates and pure magic abound in this phe­nom­e­nally pop­u­lar and suc­cess­ful pro­duc­tion of Mr Pop­per’s Pen­guins which re­turns this month.

Wa­ter­side, Sale, wa­ter­sidearts.org

30TH NOV–25TH JAN

GYPSY

Hav­ing grown up in the spot­light singing and danc­ing, the pub­lic now wants more. Dare Louise go all the way? The show is a cel­e­bra­tion of the grime, graft, and glam­our of show busi­ness as well as the power of the moth­er­daugh­ter bond.

Royal Ex­change Theatre, Manch­ester, royalex­change.co.uk

MU­SIC AND CON­CERTS

2ND

MAGIC OF MOWTOWN

The ex­plo­sive con­cert ex­pe­ri­ence fea­tures 40 back-to-back clas­sic Mo­town hits, glit­ter­ing cos­tume changes and daz­zling dance moves to take you back in time to when Mo­town reigned.

Parr Hall, War­ring­ton, parrhall.cul­ture­war­ring­ton.org

6TH THE BOB DY­LAN STORY

Take a nos­tal­gic trip through this rock mu­sic icon’s song his­tory and en­joy hits such ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, ‘Knock­ing On Heaven’s Door’, and many more.

The Brind­ley Theatre, Run­corn, the­brind­ley.org.uk

12TH

CHRISTINA AGUIL­ERA

Fresh from her ex­clu­sive Las Ve­gas res­i­dency, Christina Aguil­era will em­bark on a four date UK wide tour per­form­ing fan favourite hits such as ‘Dir­rty’, ‘Ain’t No Other Man’ and ‘Fighter’ as well as more from her lat­est al­bum.

Manch­ester Arena, Manch­ester city cen­tre, manch­ester-arena.com

14TH-16TH

LIT­TLE MIX

The show will see Lit­tle Mix per­form songs from their brand new al­bum LM5, along­side their great­est hits in­clud­ing ‘Shout Out to My Ex’, ‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’.

Manch­ester Arena, Manch­ester city cen­tre, manch­ester-arena.com

15TH

MARTIN KEMP

Span­dau Bal­let star Martin Kemp will be tak­ing to the decks spin­ning all the best of the hits from the 80s, pre­sent­ing one of the big­gest 80s nights to hit War­ring­ton.

Parr Hall, War­ring­ton, parrhall.cul­ture­war­ring­ton.org

22ND

THE RUSH

The Rush is a five-piece band, formed by some of the best mu­si­cians in the UK, per­form­ing songs in their own inim­itable style. Their eclec­tic reper­toire in­cludes a wide range of clas­sics and new songs.

Brasserie Abode, Ch­ester, brasseriea­bode.co.uk

23RD CON­CERT BY SVETA & SLAVA

Holmes Chapel Mu­sic So­ci­ety wel­comes the ex­cit­ing Sveta and Slava, a Rus­sian cel­list and a Ukrainian pi­anist, per­form­ing a ro­mance and sonata by Rach­mani­noff, a sonata by De­bussy and a mu­sic à la carte sec­ond half.

Holmes Chapel Leisure Cen­tre, the­mu­sic­so­ci­ety.org.uk

BE­LOW:

Martin Kemp is set to DJ at Parr Hall

23RD RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

Promis­ing bag­pipes with at­ti­tude, drums with a Scot­tish ac­cent and a show so hot it should carry its own health warn­ing. Ex­pect a mix of ground-break­ing fu­sion of tra­di­tional Scot­tish mu­sic and rock/pop an­thems.

Parr Hall, War­ring­ton, parrhall.cul­ture­war­ring­ton.org

23RD CH­ESTER LADIES CHOIR – TO­GETHER IN SONG

De­but­ing with a new Mu­si­cal Direc­tor, the Ch­ester Ladies choir will also be joined by Mac­cles­field Male Voice Choir with a new mu­si­cal reper­toire.

Ch­ester Town Hall,

Ch­ester, jum­ble­bee.co.uk/ chester­ladi­eschoir­to­geth­erin­song

BON­FIRE NIGHT SPE­CIAL

1ST–2ND FIRE­WORKS AT TREN­THAM

Tak­ing place in the pic­turesque Ital­ian Gar­dens, there will be entertainm­ent through­out lead­ing to the ex­plo­sive fire­work dis­play over Tren­tham Lake.

The Tren­tham Es­tate, Tren­tham, tren­tham.co.uk

2ND FIRE­WORK AND LASER SHOW

The Cheshire coun­try­side will be lit up with a vi­brant fire­work show. In­cluded in the ticket and new for 2019, ex­pe­ri­ence a chore­ographed fam­ily laser light show set in Cheshire wood­lands. Tick­ets are £4 for un­der-16’s and £5 for adults.

Blake­mere Vil­lage, North­wich, blake­mere­vil­lage.com

2ND POYN­TON BON­FIRE AND FIRE­WORKS NIGHT

Cel­e­brate Bon­fire Night at Poyn­ton with a fun-filled evening which in­cludes a huge bon­fire, two fire­work dis­plays, live entertainm­ent food stalls and a li­censed bar for the adults.

Poyn­ton Pool, Poyn­ton, poyn­ton­bon­fire.co.uk

2ND

BET­LEY BON­FIRE

The sky comes alive in the charm­ing vil­lage of Bet­ley with the am­phithe­atre that is Bet­ley Mere pro­vid­ing the per­fect view­ing spot for the at­trac­tions. Tick­ets are £5 for un­der-14’s and £10 for adults.

Bet­ley Court Farm, Crewe, bet­ley­bon­fire.co.uk

5TH CREWE AND NANTWICH LIONS BON­FIRE AND FIRE­WORKS NIGHT

En­joy the entertainm­ent of sparkling fire­works at Crewe this month. Tick­ets are £5 for ev­ery­one over five with all pro­ceeds go­ing to charity.

Queen’s Park, Crewe, 01270 686708

CHRIST­MAS COUNTY EVENTS

16TH AL­TRIN­CHAM CHRIST­MAS LIGHT SWITCH ON

The Christ­mas fes­tiv­i­ties in Al­trin­cham be­gin with the stun­ning and pop­u­lar Christ­mas light switch on which takes place in the heart of the town.

Stam­ford Square, Al­trin­cham

21ST ALDER­LEY EDGE CHRIST­MAS LIGHT SWITCH ON

The start of the fes­tive sea­son in Alder­ley Edge be­gins at 6pm, with the lights be­ing turned on at 7pm.

Alder­ley Edge vil­lage

21ST CH­ESTER CHRIST­MAS LIGHT SWITCH ON

Bring the fam­ily to ex­pe­ri­ence the magic of Christ­mas at the an­nual Christ­mas light switch on, en­joy the 12 Days of Christ­mas pa­rade and watch as Ch­ester il­lu­mi­nates for the fes­tiv­i­ties.

Ch­ester Town Cen­tre, ch­ester. com/list­ing/christ­mas-lightss­witch-on-2019

22ND-23RD THE LANTERNS AT CH­ESTER ZOO

This Christ­mas, some­thing mag­i­cal is hap­pen­ing at Ch­ester Zoo as their en­chant­ing fes­tive event re­turns where the zoo will be trans­formed into a spec­tac­u­lar won­der­land, full of sparkle, il­lu­mi­na­tion and a sprin­kling of snow.

Ch­ester Zoo, Ch­ester, chester­zoo. org/events/the-lanterns-atch­ester-zoo

22ND-24TH CHRIST­MAS AT CAPESTHORN­E

Dur­ing the nor­mally-closed win­ter pe­riod, visit the warmth and am­bi­ence of Capesthorn­e Hall and see a glimpse of a fam­ily-owned stately home dec­o­rated for Christ­mas. There will be entertainm­ent from lo­cal mu­si­cians and school choirs, as well as a se­lec­tion of craft stalls.

Capesthorn­e Hall, Mac­cles­field, capesthorn­e.com

26TH NOV-1ST DEC A FAIRY­TALE CHRIST­MAS MAN­SION

En­ter a mag­i­cal Christ­mas man­sion, themed with all of our favourite fairy tales and dec­o­rated with spe­cial light­ing and stun­ning dec­o­ra­tions to help you em­brace the fes­tive sea­son.

Tat­ton Park, Knutsford, tat­ton­park.org.uk

29TH

BIG SWITCH ON

This is the night when Audlem Traders’ shops of­fer late-night shop­ping, the lights on the vil­lage’s fifty Christ­mas trees are il­lu­mi­nated, the big tree in the Square is lit up for the fes­tive sea­son and Santa ar­rives via the canal on Audlem Lass.

Audlem town cen­tre

30TH CHRIST­MAS WREATH MAK­ING

Join the ex­pe­ri­enced gar­den team to pro­duce your own Christ­mas wreath. All equip­ment and step-by-step guid­ance is in­cluded. There is also an op­por­tu­nity to see the green­ery dis­plays in the Man­sion as a fes­tive gift from Tat­ton Park.

Tat­ton Park, Knutsford, tat­ton­park.org.uk

ABOVE: The Red Shoes will ap­pear at The Lowry

RIGHT: Lantern Magic at Ch­ester Zoo

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