Theatre

Use the tabs below to search through everything coming up On Stage at Storyhouse.

We’ve got everything from plays, musicals and dance, to comedians talks and opera for you to enjoy.

On Stage Imtiaz Dharker

Poet, artist and filmmaker Imtiaz Dharker is 2019’s Chester Literature Festival Guest Director and Artist in Residence. Her poems and…

On Stage Litfest Elevenses
Today 11am; Tomorrow 11am; Sat 11am; Sun 11am; Mon 11am; Tue 11am; Wed 11am + more times
The Kitchen

Listen to a short reading from a local author, poet or storyteller to start the Literature Festival day.

On Stage Four O’Clock Story
Today 4pm; Tomorrow 4pm; Sat 4pm; Sun 4pm; Mon 4pm; Tue 4pm; Wed 4pm + more times
The Kitchen

A chance for the whole family to pull up a beanbag, get comfy and listen to a wide variety of storytellers and tales.

On Stage Telling Stories of Displacement
Today 6.45pm
Storyhouse Theatre

Novelist and historian Mary Chamberlain, dance-storyteller Akeim Toussaint Buck and award-winning journalist and novelist Michelle Jana Chan discuss the theme of displacement in fiction and storytelling.

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On Stage Neil Oliver: The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places
Today 7.30pm
Storyhouse Theatre

Neil Oliver was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s Coast, he’s fallen in love all over again.

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On Stage Toussaint to Move: Windows of Displacement
Today 8.30pm
Garret Theatre

Akeim Toussaint Buck’s autobiographical solo blends dance, song and spoken word to explore ancestral memory and the shifting, increasingly urgent politics around the movement of people.

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On Stage Roger McGough: joinedupwriting
Tomorrow 7.30pm
Storyhouse Theatre

Roger McGough’s exuberant new collection joinedupwriting contains his signature wit, irreverence and vivacity, showcasing the nation’s favourite poet at his finest.

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On Stage Mark Grist: Mark Can’t Rap
Tomorrow 8pm
Garret Theatre

Teacher, poet, comedian and ‘internet sensation’ (The Sun), Mark Gristwants to learn how to rap. His students can do it, so it should be easy, right?

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On Stage Kate Pankhurst: Fantastically Great Women Who Worked Wonders
Sat 12pm
Storyhouse Theatre

Join illustrator, author and suffragette descendant Kate Pankhurst as she tells the stories of some of the most amazing women who blazed the trail for women in the world of work.

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On Stage Baby’s First Jailbreak: Jim Whalley
Sat 2pm
Garret Theatre

Author Jim Whalley and Illustrator Stephen Collins share their tale of baby Frank, whose famous zoo is under threat from a new rival!

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On Stage Austentatious
Sat 8pm
Storyhouse Theatre

A cast of the country’s quickest comic performers conjures up a brand new ‘lost’ Jane Austen novel based on nothing more than a title suggested by the audience.

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On Stage Revelations by James Rowland
Sat 8pm
Garret Theatre

An epic story about friendship, faith, life, death, foxes, snow buddies, and trying to do the right thing, from one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers

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On Stage Lucy Worsley: Queen Victoria – Daughter, Wife, Mother & Widow
Sun 2.30pm
Storyhouse Theatre

Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again.

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On Stage Stepping Tiger x Storyhouse

Stepping Tiger DJs are currently in residence at The Kitchen, Storyhouse every Sunday 3pm-7pm. Residents will be joined by special guest…

On Stage Folklore in Fiction: Anna Mazzola and Zoe Gilbert
Sun 6pm
Garret Theatre

Authors Anna Mazzola and Zoe Gilbert discuss what draws us to folklore and folk tales, and the influence these stories have had on their writing.

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On Stage Ed Byrne: If I’m Honest…
Mon 8pm
Storyhouse Theatre

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

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On Stage HoneyBee
Mon 9pm
Garret Theatre

HoneyBee is a new play written by the award-winning poet Eleanor Dillon-Reams , combining spoken word, dance, stand-up and a thumping festival-driven soundtrack.

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On Stage Lunchtime Lectures: From the Replication Crisis to the Credibility Revolution
Tue 12pm
Garret Theatre

Suzanne Stewart will tell the story of how Psychology’s current research renaissance has grown from the “replication crisis”.

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On Stage Gavin Esler: Brexit Without the Bullsh*t
Wed 7.30pm
Storyhouse Theatre

In his new book, journalist, television presenter and author Gavin Esler explores the Brexit that is arriving.

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On Stage Raymond Antrobus
Wed 9pm
Garret Theatre

Prize-winning British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus reads from his debut book The Perserverence. With BSL interpretation.

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