What's on in Cheshire during February 2020

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:47 04 February 2020

Cabaret at the Palace Theatre in Manchester

Cabaret will be on at the Palace Theatre in Manchester

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Our guide to the best events in and around Cheshire this month

THEATRE AND DANCE

1st  

The Great Train Robbery  

In August 1963, the heist of the century was under way as 15 men stole two million British pounds from Her Majesty's Royal Mail train. Five days later the first clues were found, the gang was busted - and the rest is history. Scratchworks will unfold the untold tale of the unlikely female four who embarked upon an adventure of mischief and mayhem. 

The Lowry, Salford, thelowry.com 

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7th  

Madame Ovary  

It's January 2018. Rosa Hesmondhalgh is writing her resolutions. She is going to stop going out with plonkers and start doing yoga, but then she's diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Now Rosa's new goal for the year ahead is simply to survive it.  

Storyhouse, Chester, storyhouse.com  

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7th  

Spirit of the Dance  

The international smash hit Spirit of the Dance celebrates 21 fabulous years as one of the most successful dance shows bringing exciting Irish dance to the stage. Expect breath-taking choreography featuring varying styles of dance.  

Crewe Lyceum, Crewe, crewelyceum.co.uk  

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Feb 7th-Mar 7th 

Wuthering Heights  

Experience a very different side to literature's most electric couple in this reinvention of the classic tale by Emily Bronte. Bryony Shanahan's production of Andrew Sheridan's script is a ferocious, wild and utterly exhilarating celebration of passion, desire - and of the female imagination that created this indelible masterpiece. Witness the relationship between one of literature's most iconic couples.  

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, royalexchange.co.uk 

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8th  

The Music of Judy Garland  

Judy Garland had an illustrious career, from The Wizard of Oz to A Star is Born. This stage show, led by Denise Nolan and her big band, will explore her life with anecdotes and musical performances.  

Crewe Lyceum, Crewe, crewelyceum.co.uk 

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10th-15th  

Thriller Live  

Straight from London's West End, this dazzling stage show takes you on a two-hour journey of the work of the Jackson Five and of Michael Jackson. From Motown to hip-hop and everything in between - a musical spectacular you'll know all the words to! 

Palace Theatre, Manchester, atgtickets.com  

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11th  

Beauty & The Beast 

Allegrodance returns with a showcase of new and varied dance works, and a performance of Beauty and the Beast, based on the classic fairy tale. 

The Brindley, Runcorn, thebrindley.org.uk 

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25th-26th  

Jane Eyre  

Enjoy Blackeyed Theatre's brand-new stage adaptation of one of the most popular works of English fiction. Captivating, brooding and intensely powerful, Jane Eyre is a moving and unforgettable portrayal of one woman's quest for equality and freedom, and lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling.  

Waterside, Sale, watersidearts.org  

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25th-29th  

Cabaret  

It's 1931, Berlin is a haven of divine decadence and the legendary Sally Bowles is about to take the stage at the infamous Kit Kat Klub. Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs: 'Money Makes the World Go Round', 'Maybe This Time', 'Cabaret' and more to get you up on your feet.  

Palace Theatre, Manchester, atgtickets.com 

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MUSIC AND CONCERTS  

3rd 

Madama Butterfly  

One of the world's most popular operas, Puccini's Madama Butterfly tells the heart-breaking story of the beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant. Highlights include the melodic Humming Chorus, the moving aria One Fine Day and the unforgettable Love Duet. 

Floral Pavilion Theatre, Wallasey, floralpavilion.com 

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5th  

Jan Modelski Orchestras

Chester Music society extends a warm welcome to the Jan Modelski Orchestras for another evening of music making by talented local musicians. The Jan Modelski Community Orchestras comprises three separate orchestras.  

St Mary's Creative Space, Chester, chestermusicsociety.org.uk 

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7th  

I Got Love For You 1980s  

From 80s classics such as Wham! to Culture Club, this 80s themed night brings you over 26 chart topping songs that will get you moving. Travel back in time with this themed evening.  

Parr Hall, Warrington, 

parrhall.culturewarrington.org  

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9th  

Anton & Erin 

Anton & Erin, the nation's favourite ballroom stars, are back with their brand-new show for 2020. With sensational choreography set to music that made it big on the silver screen, expect a Hollywood red carpet premiere performance. You can expect all the classics from Singin' in the Rain to Casablanca.  

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester,

bridgewater-hall.co.uk  

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21st  

An Evening with the Overtones  

Enjoy the crooning sounds of the multi-platinum-selling vocal harmony group The Overtones, with their signature old-school cool, vintage vibe. Tickets are £75 per person and include a drinks reception and a three-course meal. 

The Mere Golf Resort & Spa, Knutsford, themereresort.co.uk 

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22nd  

O'Hooley & Tidow 'Gentleman Jack' Tour 

Yorkshire folk duo Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow have been propelled to fame for penning the theme tune for Sally Wainwright's hit BBC1/HBO drama 'Gentleman Jack', earning them global admiration and sell-out concerts.  

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe, crewelyceum.co.uk 

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26th  

Lana Del Rey  

Soulful singer, Lana Del Rey is touring Europe including a stop at Manchester Arena ahead of her latest album's release.  

Manchester Arena, Manchester, manchester-arena.com  

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28th  

Jason Goddard 

With over 15 years of experience playing in bands, Jason Goddard plays a variety of upbeat indie and rock covers from artists such as Stereophonics, The Killers and Kings of Leon as well as pop classics. 

Abode Chester, Chester, brasserieabode.co.uk/chester/music-events 

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28th  

The 1975  

Manchester's own The 1975 return to their hometown on their latest tour. Their melodic form of alternative rock has gained them fans from across the globe.

Manchester Arena, Manchester, manchester-arena.com 

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COUNTY DAYS OUT

Jan 31st - Feb 2nd

Japanese Film Weekend 

A weekend of Japanese cinema presented by Jonathan Bunt, senior lecturer in Asian studies at the University of Manchester will be coming to Cheshire. There will be nine films presented and screened in full, in Japanese with English subtitles, and there will be a chance to discuss the films after they've been shown.  

Altrincham Little Theatre, Altrincham, manchesterfilmweekender.org.uk/films

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Feb 1st - Mar 1st

Snowdrop Walks  

February means one thing - the beautiful snowdrops are in bloom. Take a walk through the stunning Rode Hall's winter walk where you can see over 70 varieties of snowdrop. Perfect for family days out.

Rode Hall Gardens, Congleton, rodehall.co.uk  

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1st-2nd  

Bride: The Wedding Show at Tatton Park 

Need inspiration for your upcoming nuptials? Our sister mag, Bride, is hosting its 18th annual bridal showcase. The prestigious showcase will help couples connect with a plethora of the finest local suppliers, and get ideas for bridalwear, menswear, bridesmaids' dresses and wedding outfits in the highly anticipated choreographed catwalk show.  

Tatton Park, Knutsford, bridetheweddingshow.co.uk/wedding-show/cheshire/ 

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1st-2nd 

Annual Food Festival at Gordale 

Award-winning celebrity chef Paul Askew, along with Michelin-star guest chef, Steven Doherty team up for two lively and entertaining demonstration sessions per day (1pm & 3pm). See first hand how they effortlessly rustle up restaurant-standard dishes for audience tasting!  Plus, there will be over 30 purveyors of artisan produce in their popular Farmers' Market.

Gordale Garden and Home Centre, Burton 

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4th  

The Vegan Baker  

Vegan cuisine has never been more popular, with cafés and restaurants nationwide responding to the demand. While it's getting easier to find vegan main dishes out there, it's much harder to find an amazing vegan cake, pastry or cookie. This class will help teach you to make all the vegan goodies so you'll no longer struggle.  

The Vegetarian Society Cookery School, Altrincham, vegsoc.org

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7th-8th  

Brewery Experience Day  

If you can't think of anything better than a cold bottle of beer, then this day out is perfect for you. Spend the day learning the magic behind brewing beer and at the end, you'll leave with your own mini keg.  

Brewhouse and Kitchen, Wilmslow, brewhouseandkitchen.com/venue/wilmslow 

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7th-9th

Chester decorative antiques and art fair

Taking place place over three floors, this fair offers something for everyone, from classic and 20th century jewellery to silver and ceramics, to fine paintings, period furniture, fine glass, impressive mirrors, antiquarian maps and prints and much more. Perfect for finishing touches or statement pieces.

Chester Racecourse, Chester, cooperevents.com

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8th  

Family Stargazing 

Do you know a budding astronomer? Then this family-friendly evening at Jodrell Bank is ideal. The fun-packed evening will feature a journey around space in their inflatable Planetarium, exciting experiments and hands-on experience with telescopes and binoculars that will allow you to learn how to navigate the night.

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, Macclesfield, jodrellbank.net/events/family-stargazing 

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15th-23rd  

Bugs and Beasties  

This February half term, go in search of the bugs and beasties that make themselves at home in the house. Pick up your trail sheet to discover the critters lurking indoors at Lyme and see what it takes to protect the treasures and furniture around the house. 

Lyme, Stockport, nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme 

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15th-16th

Wildlife Weekend Event 

Gordale Garden and Home Centre will be hosting its first Wildlife Weekend. It's an ideal experience to discover more about the environment, and includes fascinating talks each day from Simon King, along with top tips and insights from guest wildlife and nature organisations.  

Gordale Garden and Home Centre, Burton 

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23rd  

Treacle Market 

Taking place on the last Sunday of the month, the handsome streets of Macclesfield town centre will be full of bustling artisanal market stalls, from delicious local produce to quirky pieces of furniture. It's a great day out for all the family.  

Macclesfield Town Centre, treaclemarket.co.uk 

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26th

Wedding Open Day

The dedicated wedding team are always on hand to make sure your dream day is everything you have ever wanted and our AA rosette award winning kitchen will ensure your menu impresses all.

Mere Court Hotel & Conference Centre, Warrington Road, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 0RW

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