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Opening May 2017 after a decade long absence of a city centre cinema and theatre, Storyhouse is the UK’s largest regional arts project under construction. It will open with a run of four home-produced shows, performed in rep, by a company of 26 of the country’s finest actors.

The theatre will open with a riotous new musical based on The Beggar’s Opera, the premiere of playwright Glyn Maxwell’s joyful new adaptation of Alice in Wonderland, Shakespeare’s brutal political thriller Julius Caesar and comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. All of the productions will premiere on the 500-seat wrap-around “Storyhouse Stage” – one of two formats for the main theatre.

The entire run, from 11 May – 27 August, presents one of the UK’s most ambitious theatre seasons. The four shows are spread right across the summer and, uniquely, audiences will be able to choose between seeing productions in the new theatre, and in Storyhouse’s award-winning Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre. Alice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar transfer in to Grosvenor park for the height of summer, whilst The Beggar’s Opera continues inside.

Cinema The Sound of Music (U)

2 hrs 54 | The Hills Are Alive…! A new 4K digital re-issue of the classic musical, about a young woman who leaves her convent and becomes governess of a naval officer’s seven children.

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Adults Arts and Crafts

Storyhouse is a place for adults to play too! Grab a coffee and come and take a seat in The…

Cinema The Goonies (12A)

1 hr 54 | Classic 80s’ adventure. Two brothers find a treasure map and set off with a group of friends to find it.

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Cinema A Wrinkle in Time (PG)

1 hr 49 | After the disappearance of her scientist father, three mysterious astral travellers send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

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Cinema Paddington (PG)

1 hr 35 | Alone at Paddington station a little bear is looking for a kind family to take him in. The charming and heart-warming original film. Screening as part of Refugee Week.

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Cinema Black Panther (12A)

2 hrs 14 | After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king – and as Black Panther – gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk.

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Cinema The Witches (PG)

1 hr 28 | A young boy stumbles upon a witch’s convention at the hotel where he discovers a terrible plan! Based on the Roald Dahl story.

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Cinema Sounds of Space Short Film Programme

Duration TBC | A series of highly creative short-films incorporating strange sounds record by satellites from space. Followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers.

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Cinema Sympathy for the Devil (15)

1 hr 38 | Godard’s ground-breaking documentary following The Rolling Stones is part rock documentary, part exploration of 60s’ counter culture. Preceded by a discussion from University of Chester:  Mai’68 from France to the World.

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Cinema If…. (15)

1 hr 51 | The seminal film of boarding school rebellion, followed by a Q&A with actor David Wood, who stars as Johnny in the film and is author of Filming If….

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