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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.

Activities The Great Get Together Think-in
Garret Bar

Attend this Think-in to help shape The Great Get Together 2018 at Storyhouse in Partnership with Brightlife.

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Activities Polish Storytime
Storytelling Room

Every Tuesday, our team member Weronika will lead storytelling in Polish, for Polish natives or speakers! Free to drop in,…

Cinema Gukoroku – Traces of Sin (15)

2 hrs | A crime mystery exploring the dark sides of social elitism, as an investigative reporter immerses himself in a cold murder case.

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Cinema Where I Belong (12A)

1 hr 48 | Izumi, an abandoned urchin on the run from the police, is given shelter and help by an older woman in this poetic adaptation of Shabon Dama by Asa Nonami.

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Cinema The Long Excuse (15)

2 hrs 3 | Gently humorous drama about a recently widowed writer who impulsively offers to care for another man’s children.

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Cinema Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist (TBC)

1 hr 18 | Documentary charting Vivienne Westwood’s journey from her beginnings in post-war Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan.

Cinema Walk Like a Panther (TBC)

Duration TBC | A feel-good British comedy in which a group of ‘80s wrestlers are forced to don the lycra one last time when their beloved local pub is threatened by closure.

Cinema The Square (15)

2 hrs 31 | Palme d’Or winning satire about a contemporary art museum in Stockholm, and the curator whose world-view is tested after falling victim to a scam.

Cinema Sweet Country (15)

1 hr 53 | Shocking and hauntingly beautiful outback Western, about an aged Aboriginal farmhand on the run after shooting a white man in self defence.

Cinema Peter Rabbit (PG)

1 hr 35 | Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail are locked in a turf-war with Mr McGregor in this updated and comic re-telling of Beatrix Potter’s classic.