Break your heart and mend it again at this year’s Literature Festival

Love and heartache comes in many forms.

We invite you to a one-man love story direct from the Edinburgh Fringe; a columnist’s observations of modern romance; and a love story of ancient gods and late-night karaoke.

What's happening in Chester Literature Festival?

On Stage Orpheus
Tomorrow 8.30pm
Garret Bar

Internationally award winning modern re-teling of an ancient myth. Dave is single and turning 30. He’s stood at the bar. Eurydice is a tree nymph. And Bruce Springsteen is on the juke box. A tale of impossible, death defying love told through hair raising spoken word and soaring soul music.

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On Stage A Hundred Different Words for Love by James Rowland
Garret Theatre

A hilarious, heart-lifting story of romance, despair, and friendship – from one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers, featuring live music, heart-ache, belly-laughs and lots and lots of words.

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On Stage Ross Sutherland: Imaginary Advice Live
Garret Theatre

Poetic polymath Ross Sutherland presents a special live edition of his award-winning podcast series Imaginary Advice – one of the most popular storytelling podcasts in the UK (Best Fiction Podcast, The British Podcast Awards; Best Podcasts for Fiction, The Telegraph; Top Fifty Podcasts, Stylist).

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On Stage Dolly Alderton: Everything I Know About Love LIVE
Storyhouse Theatre

Glittering with wit and insight, heart and humour, Dolly Alderton’s bestselling debut book, Everything I Know About Love, weaves together personal stories…

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On Stage Luke Wright: Frankie Vah
Garret Theatre

Luke Wright’s verse play deals with love, loss and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.

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Festival Chester Literature Festival

Storyhouse’s annual festival of words and ideas returns this coming autumn.