What’s On in Cheshire - June 2014

Happy Days the Musical

Happy Days the Musical - Credit: Archant

A round up of events in Cheshire during June

THEATRE AND DANCE

2nd-7th

Things We Do For Love

Australian actress Natalie Imbruglia makes her stage debut in Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious and ingenious exploration of the complexities of love.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester, 0844 815 4873

4th

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Miles Jupp

Actor, writer, comedian, regular on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week and Radio 4 star, Miles Jupp, makes a return to stand-up. Don’t miss as he discusses (or rather rants) about domestic imprisonment, fatherhood, having to have opinions, hot drinks, the government, bad balance, ill health, the ageing process, navigation, other people’s pants and a number of other interesting things.

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Until 7th

The Last Days of Troy

A visceral reworking of Homer’s The IIiad by poet and author Simon Armitage. At a time when the nation is commemorating World War 1, it tells the story of an ancient battle, its legendary heroes and noble losers.

The Royal Exchange, Manchester, 0844 815 4873

9th-14th

The Two Worlds of Charlie F

The true stories of British servicemen and women brought unflinchingly to life. A soldier’s view of service, injury and recovery. From the war in Afghanistan, the play is a darkly comic, authentic and uplifting tale of survival.

The Opera House, Manchester, 0844 871 7660

9th

Kidscan Annual Golf Day

Raise funds for Kidscan Cancer charity by playing 18 holes on Mottram Hall’s championship golf course, and end with a traditional hog roast

Cost of entry - £360 per team of 4

Mottram Hall wkidscan.org.uk/event/annual-golf-day or call 0161 295 3864

9th-14th

The Mousetrap

This legendary thriller celebrates its 6-th anniversary. A group of people gathered in a country house, cut off by snow, discover there is a murderer in their midst. The suspicious characters reveal their pasts, until at the last nerve-shredding moment, the identity and motive of the killer is revealed.

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

10th-14th

Annie Get Your Gun

The heart of Broadway comes to Stoke for one week only in this major new production starring Jason Donovan as Frank Butler, Emma Williams as Annie Oakley and Norman Pace as Buffalo Bill.

The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, 0844 871 7649

13th

Penn & Teller

Penn and Teller’s classic magic tricks are performed amid their unique brand of humour and audience participation.

The Palace Theatre, Manchester, 0844 871 7660

17th

In conversation with Lord Michael Heseltine

Lord Heseltine, was given the freedom of the City of Liverpool in 2012 for his work towards an economic revival after the Toxteth riots and continued support of the city since then.

St George’s Hall, Liverpool, www.littleatomproductions.com

18th

Sir Henry at Rawlinson End

A world of comic characters, from Great Aunt Florrie to the heroically drunk Sir Henry are brought to life by acclaimed Liverpool actor Mike Livesley, in this rave reviewed adaptation of Vivian Stanshall’s Sir Henry at Rawlinson End. A piece whicj evolved over 20 years on John Peel’s radion show and which has developed a cult following.

Unity Theatre, Liverpool, 0151 709 4988

23rd

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) (REVISED)

An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

The Plaza Theatre, Stockport, 0161 477 7779

24th-28th

The Vicar of Dibley

Encore present a hilarious adaptation of the much loved British classic, join Geraldine and the rest of the village council for many laughs…and romance.

The Brindley, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360MUSIC AND CONCERTS

MUSIC AND CONCERTS

6th-8th

Chester Rocks

Featuring the UK’s premier pop performers including Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight, The Hoosiers, The Feeling, The Big Reunion.

Chester Racecourse, 01244 304610

8th

Thea Gilmore

Thea Gilmore is on tour with her acclaimed UK Top 40 new album, Regardless – her 14th album and biggest of her career.

Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, 0151 709 4044

12th

RNCM Opera Gala

An evening of opera classics and songs from the shows including solos, duets and ensemble pieces performed by talented singers from the Royal Northern College of Music.

St Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall, 01925 263183

14th

Bravo for Bach

Chester Bach Singers and the 18th Century Concert Orchestra, performing on period instruments and in 18th century costume, celebrate the music of J.S. Bach in their summer concert.

St John’s Church, Chester, 0845 241 7868

20th

The World Famous Elvis Show

The world’s leading Elvis performer, Chris Connor stars in this brand new Elvis production with his live energetic band, The Steels, recreating two huge concerts from Elvis in the 1970s.

Buxton Pavilion, 0871 220 0260

29th

Once Upon A Time…

An enchanting Sunday afternoon concert featuring music from Hansel and Gretel and Mother Goose. The Halle, Halle Children’s Choir and more than 200 young singers will also perform the world premiere of a specially commissioned new piece by Lin Marsh, The Wild Swans.

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

FAIRS, FESTIVALS, DAYS OUT AND CHARITY EVENTS

Until 1st

The Classic Car Spectacular

Around 2,000 classic, saloons, coupes, convertibles, performance and super cars with around 90 of Britain’s top club displays.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374428

7th-9th

Uncovered

A three day event looking at themes including nursing and medical advances, espionage, the role of women in wartime, the war poets and artists and the cultural impact of war, commemorating the First World War, with guest speakers including Kate Adie OBE.

Dunham Massey, Altrincham, www,nationaltrust.org.uk/dunhammassey

8th

Orchid Show

The largest annual orchid show in the north west. Admire hundreds of orchids and buy from a selection for sale by many sellers.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, -1625 374428

10th

South Cheshire Floral Society Open Evening

South Cheshire Floral Society (NAFAS) are holding an open evening with a floral art demonstration by Jonathan Moseley, international demonstrator and judge on TV’s The Big Allotment Challenge.

The Daneside Theatre, Congleton, 01260 273502

11th

1950s Ladies Lunch

Themed ladies lunch for over 300 ladies including celebrity supporters and includes stalls, pampering, two course lunch, fashion and some big surprises along the way all in aid of CAFT. Tickets £49

Mere Golf, 01565 830053

13th-15th

Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival

A fabulous weekend of folk and roots music in up to 15 venues hosting music from lunchtime on Friday to Sunday night. Together with lots of canal boats and town centre setting this is a fabulous showcase of liver entertainment.

Various locations, Middlewich, 01606 833434

14th-29th

Macclesfield Barnaby Festival

Barnaby is a festival of contemporary arts, culture and fun celebrating Macclesfield’s rich heritage.

Macclesfield, 07757 277144

15th

Lymm Artisan Market

Stalls selling locally produced food and high quality handmade items.

Lymm Youth and Community Centre, 07972 916198

17th-18th

Cheshire County Show

The largest two day county show in the north west with large equestrian section, farm livestock classes, dog shows, flowers, food hall, cheese, crafts and more.

Cheshire showground, Knutsford, 01565 650200

21st

Bunbury Village Day

This year’s village day will have a Brazilian theme in celebration of the World Cup, with Capoeira displays and Samba dancing alongside the traditional WI cake stalls and the Nags Head tent,

Bunbury, near Tarporley, 07795 645217

22nd

Bailey Hill Festival

Live music, entertainment and plenty of activities for all the family on historic Bailey Hill.

Bailey Hill, Mold, Flintshire, 01352 754551

28th

Bicentenary Garden Party

An afternoon of fun, food and festivities for all the family to celebrate 200 years of a Unitarian presence in Altrincham.

Chapel Garden, Dunham Road Unitarian Chapel, Altrincham

29th

Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

Races start with an open water swim in Deer Park Mere, transitioning into the cycle circumnavigating the local Peckforton Hills before running through the stunning estate grounds with a sprint finish down the main lawn.

Cholmondeley Castle, www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk

OUR FAVOURITE FIVE

11th-15th

Cirque Du Soleil – Dralion

A classic Cirque du Soleil production that has received international acclaim and astonished more than 8 million people worldwide since it premiered in Montreal in 1999, featuring an international cast of 50 performers, singers and musicians from 15 countries.

Manchester Phones 4u Arena, 0844 856 0202

12th-15th

Bolesworth International

The Bolesworth International has gained three star international status for 2014 and is a fantastic event packed with all round entertainment for the whole family. Along with equestrian competition, families can enjoy extreme sports, classic cars and experience rare birds and animals such as camels. The Bolesworth Food, Fashion and Lifestyle Festival will also celebrate the very best in local food and drink, holistic beauty and lifestyle.

Bolesworth Castle, www.seetickets.com/bolesworth-international/bolesworth-castle/770166

13th-15th

Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

The most dynamic motorsport event including air displays and powerboat action all set within the stunning grounds of the castle.

Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, 01829 772432

14th

Sing with the Halle

The public can join forces with the Halle, soloists from the Royal Academy of Music and singers from the Halle choir, rehearsing and performing one of the most celebrated pieces in the choral repertoire, Mozart’s Requiem Mass.

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

23rd-28th

Happy Days The Musical

The Fonz and friends battle to save their beloved diner in this feel good musical based on the hit TV series.

The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester, 0844 815 4873