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What’s On in Cheshire during February

PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 February 2018

Strangers on a Train is gripping thriller at Manchester's Opera House

Strangers on a Train is gripping thriller at Manchester's Opera House

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Cheshire Life’s guide to the best events in and around the county this month. Compiled by Rebekka O’Grady.

THEATRE & DANCE

3rd

Jimmy Osmond: Moon River and Me

The only official Andy Williams tribute show full of award-winning music, nostalgic footage and special memories. The youngest singing Osmond will perform Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River and many more.

Crewe Lyceum, 01270 368242

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5th - 10th

Strangers on a Train

Based on the psychological drama by celebrated writer Patricia Highsmith and immortalised by Hitchcock’s film, this gripping thriller follows the fateful encounter between two men in the dining carriage of a train crossing America.

Opera House, Manchester, 0844 871 3018

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6th

Cinderella

Performed by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia and accompanied by the Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet. This is the world’s favourite rags to riches fairy-tale where dreams can come true. It’s a magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes.

Liverpool Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3017

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6th

Charge

Opening Storyhouse spring season is Motionhouse’s new multi-media show, a unique collaboration between art and science. Six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep in to the human body, telling the important story of energy in our lives.

Storyhouse, Chester, 0844 815 7202

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12th - 17th

Flashdance

Strictly’s Joanne Clifton plays the role of Alex Owens in the smash hit UK tour Flashdance. It tells the inspiring story of an 18-year-old welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.

Palace Theatre, Manchester, 0844 871 3019

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16th - 18th

Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet

The acclaimed company makes its debut at Storyhouse with two ballets; Giselle, a 19th century romantic ballet, and Swan Lake, Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece.

Storyhouse, Chester, 0844 815 7202

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17th - 18th

Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

An amateur production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd. Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Performed by Ellatogether, an inclusive performing art company for children, young people and adults.

The Brindley, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360

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17th

Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Touring across the country to celebrate the biggest festive event on the Chinese calendar, this show features a team of performers showcasing amazing Chinese performing arts.

Stockport Plaza, 0161 477 7779

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22nd

Sarah Millican

TV favourite is bringing her one woman stand-up show Control Enthusiast to the stage. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy, it explores the TV comedienne’s need for control.

Storyhouse, Chester, 0844 815 7202

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23rd

Menopause the Musical

Hilarious musical about the menopause stars Cheryl Fergison from EastEnders, The Nolans’ Maureen Nolan, Rebecca Wheatley from Casualty, and comedienne and impressionist Hilary O’Neil.

Parr Hall, Warrington, 01925 442345

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23rd

Anton and Erin: Broadway to Hollywood

This stunning new production of dance, music and song showcases the talent of the nation’s favourite ballroom couple. A stellar supporting cast includes a brilliant star vocalist, six world-class ensemble dancers and the 25-piece London Concert Orchestra.

Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool, 0151 709 3789

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MUSIC & CONCERTS

3rd

Opera Prize

Contestants nominated by the UK’s leading conservatories compete for a prize before a distinguished panel of judges. The audience collectively act as one judge. The audience’s vote is also revealed. This event also includes the traditional 70 minute supper interval.

Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton, 01260 224514

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3rd

Signed Sealed Delivered: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder

Featuring back-to-back number ones including the Grammy award winning Signed, Sealed, Delivered as well as Superstition, Higher Ground, Master Blaster, Sir Duke, Part-Time Lover, plus many more.

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

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3rd - 10th

Independent Venue Week: Parr Hall Showcase

A celebration of small music venues around the UK and a nod to the people that own, run and work in them. It will feature Man & The Echo, Pacific, Delphina Kings, Weekend Wars and The Ambersons.

Parr Hall, Warrington, 01925 442345

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9th

Paul Young and China Crisis

Two big stars of the 1980s come together to perform all their well-known hits.

Academy 2, Manchester, 0161 832 1111

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11th

Michael Bolton

The multiple Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, who has sold more than 65 million records worldwide, performs in Manchester as part of his latest tour.

Opera House, Manchester, 0844 871 3018

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14th

Opera Lovers’ Night

This opera extravaganza features a wonderful collection of world-famous arias, duets and grand orchestral interludes. The perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, 0844 871 3019

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17th

Fastlove: A Tribute to George Michael

An unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar. The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems from the Wham classics to the chart-topping success of the eighties, nineties and noughties.

Parr Hall, Warrington, 01925 442345

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18th

Black Magic: The Little Mix Show

A tribute show that brings the full pop experience to you. Featuring chart topping hits such as Shout Out To My Ex, Hair, Wings and many more.

Crewe Lyceum, 01270 368242

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20th

Michael King’s Billy Fury Years

One of the best-selling recording artists of the 1960s, Billy Fury enjoyed a string of hit singles. Michael King and his collection of musicians will take you on a journey through the musical career of Britain’s best loved rock n roll legend.

The Brindley, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360

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23rd

Russell Watson: Canzoni d Amore

Having sold more than seven million albums worldwide, ‘The People’s Tenor’ returns to the stage with his brand-new show.

Crewe Lyceum, 01270 368242

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24th

Concert by Primrose Piano Quartet with Leon Bosch

Featuring Schubert’s The Trout Quintet, performances include Mozart’s Piano Quartet, Bottesini’s Gran Duo Concertante and Schubert’s Piano Quintet.

Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, 01477537769

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28th

Sandbach Concert Series February Concert

A rising young piano star and passionate performer, Dominic Degavino was recently a prize winner at the Royal Over-seas League competition.

St Mary’s Hall, Sandbach, www.sandbach-concert-series.co.uk

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COUNTY DAYS OUT & CHARITY EVENTS

1st - 28th

Llangollen Quiltfest

Showcase North West, an exhibition of wall hangings from Region 13 of the Quilters Guild. Demonstrations, workshops and free parking.

Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen, 01978 852856

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23rd - 25th

Art Antiques Cheshire

This annual event features around 25 top dealers exhibiting classic and contemporary items from furniture, paintings, silver and antiquities to jewellery and much more, all in a stylish and relaxed atmosphere.

Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Knutsford, www.merefair.com

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