Now Is Good

The major new musical from Tim Firth has its world premiere at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Saturday 28 May at 7.30pm
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The major new musical from Tim Firth has its world premiere at Storyhouse

A brand new musical comedy about love and life on the high street, created by Tim Firth, writer of smash hits Kinky Boots, Calendar Girls the Musical, The Band is here!

Starring Michele Dotrice (Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em) alongside a cast of stars from stage and screen.
See it first in Chester!

LIVE STREAMS: Two performances of Now Is Good will be live streamed so you can watch them at home! These performances will be: Saturday 21 May at 7.30pm and Saturday 28 May at 7.30pm.
Book to watch a live stream here.


Now Is Good celebrates the magic that happens when generations come together. The cast and writer Tim Firth took a break from rehearsals so we could let Storyhouse Youth Theatre ask them…anything!

Come behind the scenes with writer Tim Firth and musical director George Francis as they show us the magic of how a memory of a loved one can be transformed into a musical score.


Storyhouse Originals

£10 of the general admission price for this show will be treated as a donation to Storyhouse (charity no 1121007 ) at the point the show is cancelled for Covid related reasons. In the event of such cancellation, customers will be reminded of the kind donation they are making and will be offered the chance to request a refund of the same. Thank you so much for helping us manage the risk of staging our work at such a difficult time.

Time details

2 hours and 5 minutes (including an interval)

Rehearsal photos

On Stage Kit De Waal
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On Stage Joanne Harris #Storytime
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Intimate, engaging, quirky and darkly magical, appealing to audiences of all ages, but especially lovers of folklore, fantasy and fairytale. 

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On Stage Lemn Sissay: My Name is Why
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This is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph.

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On Stage Patrick Gale: Mother’s Boy
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From the bestselling author of A Place Called Winter comes Mother’s Boy, a superb historical novel of Cornwall, class, desire and two world wars.

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On Stage An Evening with Graham Norton
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Hilarious and heart-warming, don’t miss the chance to spend an evening with one of the UK’s most loved personalities. 

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On Stage How to put on an Open-Air Theatre Show
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join producer Helen Redcliffe, along with others from the Storyhouse team, for a post show talk about everything that’s involved in making Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

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On Stage Meet the Creatives
Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre

Join director John Young and designer Jess Curtis as they take to the stage to talk about what it’s like creating a show at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

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Pre-drinks in the Tepee
Sat 6.45pm
Grosvenor Open Air Theatre Tepee

Enjoy a free drink on us and an enchanting acoustic performance inside the magical setting of the tepee before the performance of Romeo and Juliet.

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On Stage How to Be Amazingly Happy!
Garret Theatre

A big hearted, big thinking show of storytelling and physical comedy as our heroine searches for joy, identity and belonging.

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