Dr John Cooper Clarke – The I Wanna Be Yours Tour

Part of Chester Literature Festival Running from
Last event: Friday 12 November at 8pm
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Part of: Chester Literature Festival

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Poet; Rock Star; TV & Radio Presenter; Comedian; Cultural Commentator

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’.

Seminal tracks such as Beasley St and Evidently Chickentown featured on the massive hit album Snap Crackle and Bop, one of 4 big selling original album releases on Sony Records in the late 70s and early 80s. They established John as one of the most prolific artistes of the Punk years.

His poetry collection 10 Years in An Open Necked Shirt came out in the early 80s  on Random House – Penguin, featuring the lyrics to his albums and more original material. It is one of the biggest selling poetry books in the UK.

Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents.

These days he performs purely as a stand up solo poet. His unique poetry show has been running in theatres worldwide for over 12 years.

John’s latest poetry collection The Luckiest Guy Alive was released worldwide in November 2018 via Picador/Macmillan. Featuring over 30 poems, it includes many of his adoring public’s favourites such as; I’ve Fallen In Love With My Wife, Beasley Boulevard and Get Back on Drugs you Fat F*ck.

Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture.

His latest live show, touring across the UK, Europe, USA, Canada & Australasia, is a mix of classic verse, extraordinary new material, hilarious ponderings on modern life, good honest gags, riffs and chat – a chance to witness a living legend at the top of this game.

Duration

Approx 130 mins

Time details

Includes an interval

On Stage Corinne Bailey Rae
Storyhouse Theatre

Multi-award-winning, singer-songwriter Corinne Bailey Rae has announced her U.K. Headline tour for 2022, including visiting Storyhouse for the very first time!

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Cinema tick, tick… BOOM! (12A)
Today 6pm; Tomorrow 1.30pm

2hr | AD | An adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical. The film follows Jon, a young composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical.

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On Stage Seven Things I’ve Learned: An Evening with Ira Glass
Storyhouse Theatre

Ira Glass is the host and creator of the public radio program This American Life. The show is heard each week by over 5 million listeners on public radio stations and podcast.

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On Stage Magic Goes Wrong
Storyhouse Theatre

Back with their biggest comedy catastrophe to date, multi award-winning Mischief return to the stage with their hilarious new show created with magic legends, Penn & Teller.

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Cinema West Side Story (12A)

2hr 36 | AD | Steven Spielberg brings this epic musical to the big screen in spectacular cinematic fashion to delight all-ages audiences everywhere this Christmas.

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Cinema Pirates (15)
Today 3pm, 8.30pm; Tomorrow 11am, 8.30pm; Thu 5pm

1hr 20 | New Year’s Eve 1999. Cappo, Two Tonne, and Kidda drive across London in a desperate search for tickets for the best millennium party EVER. 

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Christmas Choirs & Music
Fri 6pm; Sun 12pm, 6.45pm; Mon 9am + more times
The Kitchen

Drop in for a mulled wine or a hot chocolate and soak up the festive atmosphere with choirs, music and brass bands at Storyhouse.

Festive Bar
Thu 5pm; Fri 5pm; Sat 12pm; Sun 12pm + more times

Join us for mulled wine, spiced apple and roast chestnuts outside Storyhouse. Thursday 5-8pm Friday 5-8pm Saturday 12pm-8pm Sunday 12pm-8pm

Cinema House of Gucci (15)
Fri 1pm, 8pm; Sat 1pm, 7pm; Sun 1pm, 7pm; Mon 11am, 3.30pm, 7.30pm + more times

2hr 38 | AD | Inspired by the shocking true story of the family empire behind the fashion label. House of Gucci spans 3 decades of love, betrayal, decadence, revenge and ultimately murder.

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Cinema Drive My Car (15)
Tomorrow 5pm; Thu 1pm

2hr 59 | AD | Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theatre festival in Hiroshima.

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