Cheshire What's On - July 2012

PUBLISHED: 01:16 01 July 2012 | UPDATED: 12:11 28 February 2013

Cheshire What's On - July 2012

Cheshire What's On - July 2012

Compiled by Amanda Griffiths


1st Wilmslow Green Room Society perform A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM at Gawsworth Hall, 01260 223456

2nd-4th The legendary radio and TV cast of THE HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, are reunited in these live performances led by Simon Jones as Arthur Dent. The Opera House, Manchester, 0844 871 7660

4th The Little English Theatre presents Shakespeares A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM in the open air at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, 08444 771000

5th-8th BUGSY MALONE. Knutsford Little Theatre present this junior production in which notorious gangster Fat Sam is worried his rival Dandy Dan is trying to muscle in on his empire. Meanwhile Bugsy Malone, a down on his luck boxing promoter falls in love with singer Blousey, promising to get her an audition. Can Bugsy keep his promise and help Fat Sam out at the same time? Knutsford Little Theatre, 01565 633000

5th-August 4th Young lovers collide with warring fairies in this magical, irreverent and music-filled retelling of Shakespeares A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM.
The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 0161 833 9833

Until 7th The Library Theatre Company present MANCHESTER LINES, their second site-specific production in association with Ask Property Developments. One First Street, Manchester, 0161 200 1500

13th Chapterhouse Theatre Company present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST in the open air at Chirk Castle, Wrexham,

15th Full of patriotism, pageantry and poetry, Illyria Outdoor Theatre present Shakespeares HENRY V in the open air at Tatton Hall, Knutsford, 01625 374400

15th Renowned bestselling author, poet and raconteur, GERVASE PHINN returns to Gawsworth Hall, 01260 223456,

17th-28th Futuristic tale of love and hope in the face of adversity, Andrew Lloyd Webbers STARLIGHT EXPRESS comes to The Empire Theatre, Liverpool, 0844 871 3017

18th-21st Curtain Call Productions present OUR HOUSE, a musical based on the iconic songs of pop group Madness. The Lyceum Theatre, Crewe, 01270 686777

27th Chapterhouse Theatre Company present Jane Austens EMMA in the open air at Erddig, Wrexham,


1st THE CHESTER GIANTS, a brand new community opera inspired by the London 2012 Olympics, taking the legend ofthe Chester Giant who searches for a soulmate throughout the four corners ofthe earth, performed at Chester Amphitheatre, 0845241 7868

6th COOL BRITANNIA, the only show to celebrate all that is great about the Great British Rock phenomenon, rocking through five decades. The Plaza Theatre, Stockport, 0161 477 7779

7th The Neuromuscular Centres annual LIVE IN THE PARK, music and picnic concert with Dave Finnegan tributes to Elvis and Robbie Williams. Arley Hall and Gardens, Northwich, 01565 777353

8th THE WOMBATS plus special guests perform in the open air in the stunning location of Delamere Forest, 03000 680400,

13th Relative Pitch Opera present a new, one-woman show THE NIGHTINGALE OF SOUTH BANK, the arias of the versatile English soprano Florence Easton. Sandiway and Cuddington Village Hall, 01606 75770, www.littlepixieproductions

Until 14th Jam packed programme of events with something for everyone at CHESTER SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL. For performance dates, venues and times call 0845 241 7868 or see

21st Two hours of live music and superb period costumes at HOLD TIGHT ITS 60s NIGHT at Gawsworth Hall, 01260 223456,


6th-8th FOODIES FESTIVAL with TV chefs including Norman Musa, Tim Bilton and Ramans Kitchen as well as local names including Chris Cleghorn from Abode.
New entertainment features also include the greatest food movies, tea and ice cream served to your deckchair from beach huts and childrens food fights. Tatton Park, Knutsford

Until 8th LYMM FESTIVAL, with around 50 events in the village including dance, drama, music, comedy and literature. 8th CHESHIRE DOGS HOME
SUMMER FAIR annual event including a variety of stalls, attractions, games, competition and a fun dog show. Cheshire Dogs Home,

8th WILMSLOW SHOW with entertainment including a car show with more than 400 cars, arena events, horticultural marquee and local producers
and crafts marquee as well as fun dog show, falconry display and flypast by the RAF in the early afternoon. Wilmslow High School,

12th-15th STOCKTON HEATH FESTIVAL, with scarecrows around the village during the week and a programme of arts, culture and entertainment for
all ages and something for everyone, even the dog with the ever popular dog show! For more information see

13th-15th Three days of informal demonstrations at the NATIONAL EXHIBITION WILDLIFE ART at Gordale Garden Centre, Burton, Wirral,

14th-15th Major CLASSIC CAR SPECTACULAR at Oulton Park, Little Budworth, Tarporley, 07915 221737

21st STRETTON WALKING DAY. St Matthews Church and St Matthews CE Primary School annual fundraising event, starting with a church service at 11am where the Rose Queen is appointed, before the Walk of Witness led by a brass band and the vicar finishing up at the fair on the school/
church grounds. For more information see

21st-22nd COUNTRYSIDE FAIR, fun for all the family including dog show and a variety of displays and demonstrations, with food hall and craft marquee, stalls and activities, clay pigeon shooting, archery and small
fairground rides. Blakemere, Sandiway, 01606 883261

24th-25th NANTWICH SHOW AND INTERNATIONAL CHEESE SHOW Huge marquees will house the international cheese show as well as home, food,
garden, leisure, home-grown produce and handicraft displays. There will be more than 400 trade stands to browse and enjoy in a countryside setting Whitworth Road, Nantwich, 01270 780306

29th Open garden at ALMA VILLA in aid of the National Gardens Scheme, 73 Main Road, Shavington, Crewe

29th The 7th CLASSIC SPORTS CAR SUNDAY including Cheshire Kit Car Day and the fourth North West Mini Show at Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield,

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5th-August 19th GROSVENOR PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE this year includes Shakespeares Twelfth Night alongside a new piece from award-winning writer Glyn Maxwell called, Masters Are You Mad? For more information call 01244 409113,

7th-25th This years BUXTON FESTIVAL includes performances of Intermezzo by Strauss, Jeptha by Handel, The Marriage of Figaro, Portugal and The Turn of The Screw by Britten as well as other concerts and talks by some of the finest minds in literature, politics, art, history and journalism. Buxton Opera House, for a brochure call 01298 70395

15th Join in with the National Trusts Summer of Celebration at A GRAND DAY OUT, a Wallace and Gromit themed event with big screen showings of the films, and a mini animation howing the pair getting ready for the Queens Diamond Jubilee. Theres also a model making workshop run by Aardman Productions for the children. Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, 01625 445896,

18th-22nd The RHS FLOWER SHOW, Tatton Park, Knutsford, 0844 581 0818 28th The HALLE FIREWORKS AND CHORAL SPECTACULAR as part of the Tatton Park Picnic Concerts. Tatton Park, Knutsford,

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