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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On Stage Our RITA’s Comedy Club
Garret Theatre

Our RITA’s brings you fantastic headline comedians off the telly with the cream of the UK and International comedy circuit. 

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On Stage SJM Concerts presents Collabro
Storyhouse Theatre

Click here to book now After the success of last year’s huge sell-out theatre tour, Collabro will be back on…

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Activities Clay Pot Workshop
The Kitchen

The therapeutic benefits of creating artworks with clay has been widely researched in the field of art psychotherapy. It provides…

Activities Aged 14-16 Improv Workshop

Learn and build new skills in improvisation. Think on your feet and create new work from a stimulus. This session is fun, energetic and will fire up your imagination and creativity, it will also be held in our Open Air Theatre!

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Activities World Mental Health Day
The Kitchen

Join the team from Time to Change, the growing social movement changing how we all think and act about mental…

Cinema NT Live: Allelujah! (12A)

2 hrs 50 (inc. interval) | Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play follows an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town on the edge of the Pennines. Directed by the award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

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Activities Kaleidoscope: Notes on a Blindness – Into Darkness VR experience
The Kitchen

A multi-award-winning immersive Virtual Reality (VR) project which allows users to access world of blindness experienced by John Hull in an exploratory, user-led experience.

Cinema The Children Act (12A)

1 hr 45 | Based on Ian McEwan’s novel, this intelligent, finely nuanced drama stars Emma Thompson as a high court judge presiding over a complex case involving a 17 year old youth.

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Cinema The Escape (15)

1 hr 41 | Tara is a housewife in suburban London who’s raising two young children while married to an overworked, self-absorbed husband. In desperate need of a change, Tara makes the bold decision to buy a one-way ticket to Paris.

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Cinema Spitfire (PG)

1 hr 37 | The story of the plane that helped win the Battle of Britain, blending testament from the last surviving veterans, stunning aerial photography, and digitally re-mastered archive footage from the 1940s.

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Activities Sing and Sign Along
The Kitchen

Students from David Lewis College will perform songs from the charts as a ‘Sing and Sign Along’.  

On Stage Too Much Information

As part of the launch of this year’s mass participation Autism Hour, in which over 5,000 retailers took part last…