What’s On in Cheshire - November 2013
- Credit: Archant
Our pick of the top events during November
THEATRE AND DANCE
Until 3rd Cirque Du Soleil
Alegria is a classic Cirque du Soleil production featuring gravity-defying acrobatics which will dazzle and astound audiences of all ages.
Echo Arena, Liverpool,
6th-8th A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shakespeare’s witty words and some mesmerising music come together in this colourful and vibrant production.
- 1 5 of the best cycle cafés in Lancashire
- 2 A haunting Cotswolds memoir of growing up in a ménage à trois in the 1950s
- 3 20 of the best places to eat out in St Ives
- 4 See inside this £1.5 million modern property in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds
- 5 20 of the best restaurants in Hertfordshire
- 6 10 spooky Halloween events in Sussex
- 7 Martin Clunes shares his favourite local places in Dorset
- 8 6 waterfall walks in Derbyshire and the Peak District
- 9 How the Goosnargh Gin distillery bounced back from adversity
- 10 6 great walks near Grassington
The Lowry Theatre, Salford, 0844 815 4873
9th-30th Singin’ In The Rain
Starring stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss R.F Simpson, pop legend Faye Tozer as starlet Lina Lamont and Stephanie Anelli as Cosmo Brown.
The Opera House, Manchester, 0844 0871 3018
12th Essence of Ireland
International smash hit show featuring original choreography and music together with Irish classics such as Galway Girl, Irish Rover, Song for Ireland and Danny Boy. Inspired by true events, this tells the story of love, joy, happiness and heartache endured by Cora McGowan and Sean Dempsey as they are separated by emigration from each other and their beloved Ireland.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, 01492 872000
12th-16th West Side Story
Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America and I Feel Pretty.
The Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent, 0844 871 7649
Centenary Theatre Company present this family favourite which needs no introduction, with hits like Tomorrow, Maybe and Little Girls.
The Brindley Theatre, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360
14th-16th (and 22nd-23rd) Bouncers
Four actors take on around 20 roles in Jon Godber’s hilarious commentary on 80s nightlife.
The Forum Studio Theatre, Chester, 01244 341296
Until 16th Wicked Manchester
The global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz begins a major tour in Manchester.
The Palace Theatre, Manchester, 0844 871 3038
21st The Circus of Horrors
A fusion between daredevil and bizarre circus acts performed by a cast of 26, with live rock music played by Dr Haze.
The Plaza Theatre, Stockport, 0844 815 4873
27th The Sensational 60s Experience
Brand new production with an explosive line up from the 60s delivering hits from stars like The Marmalade, Herman’s Hermits, Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis’ Love Affair.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, www.venuecymru.co.uk
27th-30th Improbable Fiction
Alsager Community Theatre group present one of Alan Ayckbourn’s funniest and most imaginative plays. A group of would-be authors meet on a winter’s evening to discuss their work. Among them are writers of historical romances and children’s stories who are finding it difficult to start writing and, a crime writer who can’t stop. The affable chairman, Arnold, attempts to get the creative juices flowing by suggesting they all collaborate on a piece of writing with an hilarious, zany, surprising and literally out-of-this-world outcome.
Alsager Civic Centre, 01260 276165
MUSIC AND CONCERTS
One of the UK music scene’s best kept secrets, Marillion are purveyors of soulful, powerful and often deeply moving music, with a long-standing reputation for blistering live shows.
Manchester Academy, www.seetickets.com/event/marillion/manchester-academy
Frodsham and District Choral Society are in baroque mood with this concert including the red priest, Vivaldi’s Kyrie and Credo and Coronation athems including the much loved Zadok the Priest by Handel and Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen with soprano Laurie Ashworth and trumpet soloist Mark Powell.
St Lawrence’s Church, Frodsham, 01829 751867/01928 733247
15th Benjamin Britten Centenary Concert
Pieces of music by Purcell and Britten performed by The Sixteen, with conductor Harry Christophers.
The Bridgewater Hall, 0844 907 9000
21st Heidi Talbot
Irish sensation Heidi Talbot in her RNCM debut with her new album Angels Without Wings, featuring a selection of modern and original songs inspired by the world of traditional music.
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester 0161 907 5369
21st Spirit and Adventure
A programme of classical and lighter music including works by Mozart, Robert Steadman and Jim Parker (composer for Midsomer Murders and Ground Force) by Manchester Camerata Brass Ensemble.
St Wilfrid’s Church, Grappenhall, 01925 263183
30th Classical Extravaganza
The Halle present this concert of all your classical favourites including Rossini’s William Tell Overture and music from The Nutcracker.
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0844 907 9000
FAIRS, FESTIVALS, DAYS OUT AND CHARITY EVENTS
2nd Middlewich Town Bonfire
Traditional family firework display hosted by Middlewich Cricket Club.
Middlewich Cricket Club
5th Annual Bonfire and Firework Display
Escape the winter gloom and bring the whole family along to join in all the fun at this esteemed bonfire and firework display.
Tytherington Golf and Country Club, Macclesfield, 01625 506000
9th-10th Christmas Gift Fair
An early chance to look for those special gifts for all the family and find ideas for Christmas presents not usually available in high street shops.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400
12th-16th Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Thrilling, audacious and totally original, Matthew Bourne’s modern day classic makes a welcome return.
The Lowry, Salford, 0844 815 4873
22nd-24th Antiques and Fine Art Fair
With 50 leading antiques and fine arts dealers from across the UK, Tatton Park’s antiques and fine arts fair has a wide range of antiques, traditional and contemporary art, sculpture and decorative pieces on sale with prices ranging from less than £25 to more than £25,000.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400
23rd Homemade Heaven and Vintage Style Fair
Vintage and homemade fair with live entertainment and pop up vintage tea room.
St Peter’s Assembly Rooms, Hale, near Altrincham 07887 76778
16th-24th Animal Earth
The fifth annual exhibition and sale of animal art.
Willington Hall, Tarporley