Spring Season

Dance, comedy and opera light up the Storyhouse stage this spring
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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.

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