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.

On Stage Kabantu: The Debut Album Tour
Today 7.30pm

From Irish jigs to Brazilian samba in a soulful and swinging fusion, Kabantu debut their first ever album at Storyhouse!…

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On Stage Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast
Tomorrow 8pm

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you…

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On Stage David Baddiel – My Family: Not the Sitcom
Fri 7.30pm

Following a sold out run at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and two critically-acclaimed West End runs, David Baddiel takes his…

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On Stage Jon Richardson: Old Man Tour
Sat 8pm

Another chance to see Jon Richardson at Storyhouse, returning with his sell-out show. The British Comedy Award nominee and star…

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On Stage Our RITA’s Comedy Club
Storyhouse Theatre

Our RITA’s Comedy Gala returns to Storyhouse this March with James Acaster, Matt Richardson and more.

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On Stage Cilla – The Musical

Cilla – The Musical is the new spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series…

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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.