Cheshire What's On - February 2013
PUBLISHED: 12:17 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:41 20 February 2013
Compiled by Amanda Griffiths Cheshire What's On - February 2013
THEATRE AND DANCE
1st-3rd The Chinese
Spectacular gymnastics and aerobatics in this new show, Yin Yang.
Buxton Opera House,
0845 127 2190
Until 2nd High Society
A new production of Cole Porters timeless classic following wealthy socialite Tracy Lord who is in the middle of planning a lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband Dexter turns up to disrupt the proceedings in an attempt to win her back.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, www.venuecymru.co.uk
4th-6th The Russian
The Russian State Ballet present the oldest ballet still regularly performed La Fille Mal Gardee (4th), Coppelia (5th) and Swan Lake (6th).
Liverpool Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3017
5th-9th The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)
Congleton Players present this show which is a great combination of scripted and improvised performance.
The Daneside Theatre, Congleton, 01260 271095
8th-16th Therese Raquin
A skilled adaptation of the 19th century novel with a special twist to Zolas original ending, performed by the Nantwich Players.
Civic Hall, Nantwich,
Queen of the Desert
Feel-good hit sensation straight from the West End and starring Jason Donovan.
The Opera House, Manchester,
0844 871 7660
Musical comedy Hairspray starring Mark Benton, best known as Chalky in BBCs Waterloo Road. It will have you dancing in the aisles.
The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester,
0843 208 6005
12th-16th Calendar Girls
Centenary Theatre present the play based on the film of the same name, recounting the true events of a Womens Institute groups novel idea for fundraising.
The Brindley, Runcorn,
0151 907 8360
The Accrington Pals
Powerful and poignant drama based on the real life story of a group of young men from a Lancashire mill town who left their homes for the trenches of the Somme.
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 0161 833 9833
21st-March 9th Mother Courage and her Children
Revival of Bertolt Brechts anti-war epic, a gripping story of war and business with a rich mixture of narrative, incident, music and dry humour.
The Lowry Theatre, Salford Quays, Manchester,
0843 208 6010
Until April 20th
The Lion King
The first ever tour of Disneys landmark musical The Lion King comes to Manchester.
The Palace Theatre, Manchester,
0844 871 3004
MUSIC AND CONCERTS
6th Chester Music Society Concert
Bruce Jeffries on piano and David Hornberger on cello.
St Marys Centre, Chester, 01928 787496
12th Sadie and the Hotheads
Downton Abbeys own Lady Cora Elizabeth McGovern is on tour with her band, supporting their new album, How Not To Lose Things.
The Epstein Theatre, Liverpool, 0844 888 4411
13th Celebrity Concert
Chester Music Society present Daniel Broncano on clarinet and Johannes Mnich on piano with a programme of music including Schumann, Weber and Jean Fracaix.
St Marys Centre, Chester, 01244 381995
14th The Nemstov Duo
This Russian brother and sister duo perform on cello and piano as part of the Live at St Wilfrids programme.
St Wilfrids Church, Grappenhall,
14th-15th Thatll Be The Day
Arguably the nations favourite rock n roll spectacular.
Crewe Lyceum Theatre,
17th The Demon
Barbers Lock In
Some of the UKs oldest forms of dance collide with some of the youngest in an exciting new folk and hip-hop dance fusion show.
Clonter Opera Theatre,
FAIRS, FESTIVALS, DAYS OUT AND CHARITY EVENTS
2nd-3rd The Wedding Show
More than 150 wedding experts and specialists, inspiring catwalk shows and incredible entertainers at this event with everything you need under one roof to plan your dream wedding.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01925 665438
Enjoy the delightful snowdrop walks in these lovely gardens.
Rode Hall Gardens, Congleton, 01270 873237
14th-17th The Chester Antiques Show
Celebrating its Silver Jubilee, this show will have a silver theme this year, showcasing a variety of fine silver pieces from three centuries, with prices to suit every pocket.
County Grandstand, Chester Racecourse,
Chester Heritage Quilt Exhibition
Celebrating 30 years of Chester Patchworkers and Quilters.
The Chapter House, Chester Cathedral
Our fab 5
7th Anton and Erin
Go To Hollywood
The king and queen of ballroom, Anton du Beke and Erin Boag, take to the road in this sensational new show paying tribute to the golden years of the film musicals, with sassy tunes, sensational choreography and sparkling costumes.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno, 01492 872000
John Godbers comedy featuring three school leavers, Sally, Hobby and Gail, who perform to the audience an account of their time in high school.
The Forum Theatre, Chester, 01244 341296
16th-24th Scarecrow Festival
More than 30 scarecrows resident in the gardens this spring half term. Find the farmyard scarecrows and have a go at making your own.
Tatton Park, Knutsford, 01625 374403
17th Juan Martin
A slice of Spanish life comes to Liverpool as the celebrated maestro of the Flamenco guitar offers a stirring performance of modern flamenco music and dance.
The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool, 0844 8000 410
27th Madam Butterfly
The Grand Opera of Belarus brings this delightful opera classic to life with an impressive cast.
The Plaza Theatre, Stockport, www.operaandballet.co.uk