Spring Season

Dance, comedy and opera light up the Storyhouse stage this spring
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London, UK. 25.05.2017. Marketing/ trailer shoot for English Touring Opera's "Figaro", for Spring 2018 season. The cast is: Ross Ramgobin (Figaro), Abigail Kelly (Susanna), Dawid Kimberg (Count Almaviva), Nadine Benjamin (Countess) . Photograph © Jane Hobson.

Storyhouse's first spring season

 

The first shows of the Spring Season 2018 are now on sale, with headline names in comedy, opera and dance all making a date with the Chester venue.

Opening the Spring season is Motionhouse’s incredible new multi-media show Charge, a unique collaboration between art and science. Coming to Storyhouse on Tuesday 6 February the show sees six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep in to the human body, telling the important story of energy in our lives.

Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK. This acclaimed company makes its debut at Storyhouse from 16 to 18 February with two fantastic ballets: the quintessential Giselle and Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece Swan Lake .is Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, a tragic tale of love and betrayal with an instantly recognisable score.

TV favourite Sarah Millican is bringing her one woman stand-up show Control Enthusiast to the stage. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy, Control Enthusiast explores the TV comedienne’s need for control in what promises to be a side splittingly funny show coming to Storyhouse on Thursday 22 February.

More stand-up comes in the form of David Baddiel’s Olivier Award-nominated My Family: Not the Sitcom on Friday 23 February. A show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media and gay cats.

Cilla – The Musical charts the spectacular rise of one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time. This brand new heart-warming musical is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope, and comes to Storyhouse 5 to 10 March.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is joined by his sensational guest dancers and band on Saturday 17 March to wow audiences in his latest spectacular Latin and ballroom production, All Night Long. Expect live music, stunning special effects and Brendan’s own dazzling choreography and charm to make this an unforgettable night.

And music lovers are in for a treat when the English Touring Opera brings works by Mozart and Puccini to Storyhouse. An energetic new production of Mozart’s classic comedy The Marriage of Figaro will be staged on 20 March. , followed by a pair of one-act operas by Puccini: Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi on 21 March.

On Stage Our RITA’s Comedy Club
Sat 8pm
Garret Theatre

Our RITA’s Comedy Gala returns to Storyhouse this March & April.

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On Stage Once upon a time in Greece
Garret Theatre

The band Plastikes Karekles will treat their audience to a special performance that will pay homage to Greece’s most loved…

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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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