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Autumn Season 2014

Please see below for information on all theatre performances taking place this season - please contact the venue before attending an event.

To book tickets for any of these shows, please visit the venue and booking page of the website or call the booking number below.

Tell Tale Hearts - Children's Touring Theatre

Inside Out

A clothing adventure for anyone who loves dressing up!

It's bedtime! But, instead of getting ready for bed, two siblings use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess!

Performances include a 'free play' session at the end of the show, allowing the children to dress up and invent their own clothing adventures with props from the show.

Thursday 23rd Oct - 11am and 4pm, Stapley House ( via events Orchestra ) CW5 7JW  (07708902333)

Suitability: Family / All (2+)

Little Earthquake
The Tell-Tale Heart

A wealthy recluse and his private nurse live behind a barricade of bolted doors and blacked-out windows. Suspicion and resentment grow until the nurse hatches a foolproof plan to dispose of his patient.

This gripping tale of murder in the dark is performed by one actor. alongside a sound artist creating totally live effects and music.

Wed 22nd October - 7.30pm, The Vanbrugh Theatre, King's School, Chester (01244 689 527)

Sat 1st November - 7.30pm, The Barbour Institute, Tattenhall (01829 771 374)
or book online:

Suitability: Adults and older children (12+)

PMac Productions

Old Herbaceous

An evening of warmth, charm, humour and pathos, told by a man looking back over his life and over English rural social history. The story centres on the enduring relationship between gardener Herbert Pinnegar (nicknamed Old Herbaceous) and Lady Charteris of the manor house and an unexpected love story.

As he tells tales, Herbaceous potters around the greenhouse taking cuttings, sowing seeds and mixing fertilizer, engaging the audience all the way. The gently humorous, touching play tugs at the heart strings and tickles the ribs without resorting to cliche.

Thurs 23rd October - 7.30pm, Little Budworth Village Hall (01829 760 422)

Fri 24th October - 7.30pm, Capenhurst & Ledsham Village Hall (0151 339 3327)

Sat 25th October - 8pm, Kettleshulme Village Hall (01663 735 149)

Suitability: All (7+)

Gonzo Moose Theatre Company

What The Dickens?

Young Charles Dickens is a rookie reporter on The Morning Chronicle. Whilst investigating the foggy sums of Ye Olde London Towne, he accidentally stumbles on a story that could make his reputation. Follow our hero on the adventure of a lifetime, with three actors playing over 20 roles in 90 minutes.

Fri 31st October - 7.30pm, Goostrey Village Hall (01477 544 467) or book online:

Sat 1st November - 7.30pm, Wincham Community Centre (01565 734 226)

Sun 2nd November - 7.30pm, Church Minshull Village Hall (07711 778 848)

Fri 7th November - 7.30pm, Bradwall Village Hall (07887 923 324)

Sat 8th November - 7.30pm, Gawsworth Village Hall (01625 619 449)

Sun 9th November - 7pm, Mottram St Andrew Village Hall (01625 828 949)

Suitability: All (7+)

M6 Theatre

Whatever The Weather

The Alpine Weather House, kept on a quiet wall, has told generation after generation what 
weather to expect today.

When the little woman comes out it’s going to be sunny!

When the little man comes out it’s going to rain! 

But what happens when the winds of change blow? Blow so hard that everything becomes 
topsy-turvy? How will our lovable pair cope in these new and unfamiliar conditions? 

It might rain, it might get a bit windy, but the show must go on whatever the weather!

Sat 8th Nov – 2pm, Tarvin Community Centre (01829 741 962)
or book online:

Suitability: Family / All (3+)

Theatre In The Quarter
Silent Night

It is the evening of 24 December 1914 on the Western Front. Along miles of trenches, wet and freezing men face each other in a stalemate. Then voices can be heard over the temporarily silent gunfire. Voices from both sides of no man's land begin to talk, sing and break the silent night.

Sun 9th November - 7.30pm, Upton by Chester Village Hall (01244 380 068)
or book online: - SOLD OUT

Tues 11th November - 1pm & 7.30pm, Tatton Park (01625 374 400)

Sat 15th November - 7.30pm, The New Life Church, Congleton (01260 270 908)

Wed 26th November - 7.30pm, The Vanbrugh Theatre, King's School, Chester (01244 689 527)

Sat 29th November - 7.30pm, Kelsall Community Centre (01829 752 833)

Sun 30th November - 7.30pm, Mollington and Backford Village Hall (01244 851 045)

Suitability: All (8+)

Francesca Millican-Slater
The Forensics of a Flat (and Other Stories)

Francesca tells stories about her flat, her landlord and the people that have populated it, while the walls are pulled down around her. It's a bit stand up, a bit biography, a bit documentation, a love affair with a local area to the tune of bad Karaoke.

Wed 12th November - 7.30pm, The Electric Picture House, Congleton (01260 270 908)

Thurs 13th November - 7.30pm, Plumley Village Hall (01565 722 259)

Suitability: Adults and older children (14+)

The Forensics of a Flat and Other Stories is supported by Birmingham Rep, Pulse Festival Fringe and Arts Council England.

Cutting Hedge branded shows are part of a new partnership between Cheshire Rural Touring Arts and Axis Arts Centre, Crewe to tour artistically challenging and unusual work to rural venues

Circus Berzercus
Komedy of Errors

Gerald the juggler attempts to teach Wallace the art of clowning. Despite being keen, Wallace is far from being the ideal pupil and tests Gerald's patience to the limit. Will Wallace earn his clowning certificate? Will Gerald crack under the strain? Balancing, juggling, magic and audience participation are all in the mix as Circus Berzercus bring you another great show for all the family.

Fri 14th November - 4pm, Oakmere Village Hall, Handforth (01625 525 168)

Sat 15th November - 2pm, The Goodwill Hall, Faddiley (01270 524 441)

Sun 16th November - 3.30pm, Bickerton Village Hall (01829 782 392)
or book online:

Suitability: Family / All (3+)

Relative Pitch / Little Pixie Productions
The Snow Queen

Gerda and Kay are the best of friends and are certain they always will be but when Kay is hit with magic splinters from a shattered mirror, everything begins to change. Kay meets the dark and mysterious Snow Queen who takes him far away to her distant land of ice.

In this classic tale of ice kingdoms, magic spells and enchanting creatures, Gerda quests to defeat hatred and save her best friend from the dark magic of the Snow Queen.

Thurs 4th December -  7pm, Neston Library (0151 337 4670)

Fri 5th December - 7.30pm, The Barbour Institute, Tattenhall (01829 771 374) or book online:

Sat 6th December - 2pm, Tarvin Community Centre (01829 741 962) or book online:

Suitability: Family / All (5+)

Farnham Maltings
It's A Wonderful Life

Welcome to Bradford Falls, welcome to small town America. Welcome to Farnham Maltings' winter show. Frank Capra's classic 1946 movie needs no introduction. George Bailey a middle aged clerk, discovers the difference he's made to his family, his friends and his home town, (with a little help from Clarence the apprentice angel).

Fri 16th January 2015 - 7.30pm, The Goodwill Hall, Faddiley (01270 524 441)

Sat 17th January 2015 - 7.30pm, Plumley Village Hall (01565 722 259)

Sun 18th January 2015 - 6pm, Goostrey Village Hall (01477 544 467)
or book online:
Suitability: All (8+)

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