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What’s On in Cheshire during January

PUBLISHED: 00:00 31 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:11 08 January 2018

Help Shrek find Princess Fiona at Manchester's Palace Theatre

Help Shrek find Princess Fiona at Manchester's Palace Theatre

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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

5th - 7th/12th - 14th

Jack and the Beanstalk

Join Jack on the adventure of a lifetime in this hilarious pantomime as he outwits the giant and makes his fortune with a little help from his friends.

Parr Hall, Warrington, 01925 442345

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12th - 21st

Sale Nomads: Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots follows the story of Fairy Moonbeam who has always protected her village from a local ogre but is losing her power for 24 hours. She makes a magical creature, Puss in Boots, to help protect the village and to beat the ogre once and for all.

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, 0161 912 5616

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Until 14th

Secret Seven

The world’s first stage adaptation of Enid Blyton’s children’s classic, follow the characters on their adventure set in the Wirral.

Storyhouse, Chester, www.storyhouse.com

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16th - 28th

Shrek: The Musical

Based on the story from the award-winning film, audience members join unlikely hero Shrek and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona from a fire-breathing, love-sick dragon.

Palace Theatre, Manchester, 
0844 871 3019

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20th

The Time Machine

This production will take audience members on an adventure through time. Join the 160 plus ensemble of children and young people as they travel through time exploring the past, present and future of song, dance and drama.

The Brindley, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360

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23rd

Greg Davies: You Magnificent Beast

Following the success of his sold out 2017 tour, Greg Davies, BAFTA-nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is taking his critically acclaimed show on tour for the last time.

Opera House, Manchester, 0844 871 3018

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25th - 10th February

Her Benny

The 25th anniversary production of the classic rags to riches tale. The feel-good family musical tells the story of two urchin children, Nell and Benny Bates, who are forced onto the Liverpool streets to earn a few coppers for their drunken father.

Royal Court, Liverpool, 0151 709 4321

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27th

Sir Ken Dodd: Happiness Show

With a supporting company, non-stop gags and a selection of songs presented in Doddy’s uniquely versatile style, there’ll be everything from ballads to grand opera.

Parr Hall, Warrington, 01925 442345

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31st

An Evening With Boycott and Aggers

Enjoy a night of tall tales, barbed banter and side-splitting stories from two broadcasting and cricket legends, Geoffrey Boycott and Jonathan Agnew.

Crewe Lyceum Theatre, 01270 368 242

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MUSIC AND CONCERTS

2nd

Frozen Sing Along

This free screening of Frozen features a sing along. Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake an join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter.

Grosvenor Museum, Chester, 01244 972197

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6th

A Viennese Celebration

The Hallé’s traditional New Year concert includes all your Strauss family favourites. Romantic waltzes, thrilling polkas and stirring marches are combined with the enchanting Jennifer France singing wonderful arias and songs of the period.

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester,
0161 907 9000

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11th

Verity White

The show will feature Verity with a full band playing material from the album, Breaking Out.

The Castle Hotel, Manchester, www.thecastlehotel.info

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13th

Fastlove - A Tribute to George Michael

The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems. From Wham! classics to the chart topping success of the eighties album Faith. All the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties will keep you dancing.

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

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25th

Think Floyd

Renowned for their stunning celebration of Pink Floyd’s music, Think Floyd are back with a new production celebrating music from all 15 Floyd albums.

Opera House, Manchester, 0844 871 3018

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26th

Eduardo Niebla

The virtuoso Spanish guitarist makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers. His brilliant flamenco jazz fusion is sure to enterain.

The Brindley, Runcorn, 0151 907 8360

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26th

The Book of Darkness and Light

Join The Storyteller and The Musician for an evening of spine-tingling tales and haunting live music. Three ghostly stories to delight and horrify, accompanied by the beautiful sounds of the violin.

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, 0161 912 5616

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27th

Stockport Symphony Orchestra: Three Pieces for Orchestra

Part of the 40th anniversary season. Conductor Wyn Davies and organist Richard Brocklehurst play Dvorak’s Carnival Overture, Martinu’s Symphony No 3 and Saint Saens’s Symphony No 3 (Organ).

Stockport Town Hall, www.stockportsymphony.co.uk

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27th

Dancing Queen

Prepare for an action packed party show featuring all the greatest smash hits from Abba, Grease and the 1970s.

Crewe Lyceum Theatre, 01270 368 242

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COUNTY DAYS OUT & CHARITY EVENTS

 

1st

Nantwich Civic Hall Antique and Collectors Fair

This long standing antiques fair remains a firm favourite with standholders and visitors. The hall is bright and spacious and holds 80 stands with parking right next to the venue.

Civic Hall, Nantwich, www.vandafairs.com

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Until 3rd

32nd Open Art Exhibition

This annual display showcases a range of artwork entered by amateur and professional artists off all ages from across the region. A variety of 2D and 3D artwork in different mediums will be on display, all of which will be for sale.

Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, www.castleparkarts.co.uk

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Until 7th

Christmas in the Gardens

Experience the spectacular festive display in the glasshouse, find out how the garden team make wreaths and other decorations in the back sheds and explore the Christmas garden trail.

Quarry Bank Mill, Wilmslow, 01625 445896

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Until 20th

5th Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition 2017

Be wowed by the hundreds of pieces of art on display and see who will be crowned winner of one of six awards.

The Silk Museum, Macclesfield, www.macclesfieldmuseums.co.uk

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18th - 21st

Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

From relaxing beach breaks to activity holidays, fly-drive to cruise, foodie experience to wildlife, get some travel inspiration for 2018. The event will welcome over 150 travel brands and 25 hours of free expert talks and panel sessions. Celebrity speakers include Julia Bradbury, Monty Halls and Steve Leonard.

Event City, Manchester, www.destinationsshow.com

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21st

Quilters Exhibition and Fabrics Sale

Annual event with traders, exhibitors and demonstrators. Features ‘My Favourite Quilts’ by Maureen Crawford. There will be refreshments. Admission £3 (£1.50 after 1pm).

Nantwich Civic Hall, 020 8742 3685

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27th – 28th 

Wedding Open Weekend at Carden Park Hotel

Imagine your perfect wedding day, surrounded by 1000 acres of beautiful Cheshire countryside. Let the expert team at Carden Park Hotel create your dream day. Spring Wedding Fayre on 4th March

Carden Park Hotel Broxton Road, Nr Chester, Cheshire, CH3 9DQ 01829 731000

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FAB FOUR

 

10th - 20th

Jersey Boys

This is the remarkable true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and their rise to stardom from the wrong side of the tracks. Follow the four boys from New Jersey as they become one of the most successful bands in pop history.

Liverpool Empire, 0844 871 3017

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20th

Kaleidoscope Saxophone Quartet

This is an innovative collaboration between four creative young artists. Trained at top UK conservatoires including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal Northern College of Music, the Quartet’s work had led to multiple awards and high profile performances.

Holmes Chapel Leisure Centre, 01477537769

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21st

Winter Birdwatch

Join members of the local Knutsford Ornithological Society and a Tatton Ranger at the ‘Allen Bird Hide’ for a drop-in session looking at winter wildfowl on the meres.Have a go with a telescope or ask the experts. All donations welcome to help cover the cost of bird feed for the year.

Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374400

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Until 27th

Guys and Dolls

In this new production, Frank Loesser’s timeless musical is relocated to Harlem during its renaissance and celebrates the vivacity of that era in Black America.

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 0161 833 9833

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