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.

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

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Cinema Arcadia (12A)

1 hr 28 | Scouring 100 years of archive footage, BAFTA-winner Paul Wright constructs an exhilarating study of the British people’s shifting — and contradictory — relationship to the land.

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Cinema The Piano (15)

2 hrs 1 | The 25th anniversary re-issue of Jane Campion’s acclaimed and multi-award-winning film. British composer Michael Nyman provided the hypnotic soundtrack.

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Cinema Fistful of Dollars (15)

1 hr 36 | Sergio Lenone’s classic ‘spaghetti western’ back on the big screen in a new 4K digital restoration with the unforgettable score by Ennio Morricone.

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Cinema Lift to the Scaffold (PG)

1 hr 28 | Louis Malle’s debut crime drama starring Jeanne Moreau as a femme fatale. Miles Davis composed and recorded the film’s original jazz score.

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Cinema Leave No Trace (PG)

1 hr 49 | A riveting and complex drama about an army vet living off-grid in the American Wilderness with his 13 year old daughter Tom. From the director of Winter’s Bone.

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Mary Shelley (12A)

2 hrs 1 | The biopic of Mary Shelly, 200 years on from the publication of her extraordinary novel Frankenstein.

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Sing (U)

1 hr 48 | In a world populated by animals a singing contest is launched in the hope of boosting the fortunes of an old theatre and its Koala bear owner.

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Cinema McQueen (15)

1 hr 51 | Alexander McQueen’s rags-to-riches story is told in this intimate documentary of McQueen’s own world, celebrating his profound influence.

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Cinema Ocean’s 8 (12A)

1 hr 50 | Debbie Ocean is ready to assemble the perfect all-woman team to pull off the diamond heist of a life-time. A stellar cast brings glitz, glamour and bags of style to the normally male-dominated genre.

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Cinema 2001: A Space Odyssey (U)

2 hrs 30 | The 50th anniversary re-issue of Stanley Kubrick’s ground-breaking science fiction. Touching on major themes of human existence, evolution, technology and artificial intelligence, this classic film still feels extremely modern.

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