Theatre and Drama

A play or theatrical evening? If it’s happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas then our Theatre and Drama page is the place to tell our readers.

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  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017
    Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017
    Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

    See http://www.ilovemacc.com/2017/11/13/whats-on-at-cinemac-54/ for hotlines to trailers

    Recorded Information: 01625 423535
    Enquiries: 07871 422937

    Our auditorium Bar is now regularly open 30mins before selected performances (usually at 5.00/5.30 and 7.30/8.00 screenings, subject to the films being shown, and at live by satellite events). Tea, coffee, prosecco, wine, beer and spirits are available and may be taken into the auditorium.

    Tuesday 14 November to Thursday 14 December

    Rave reviews for the National Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES.

    We're delighted to welcome Mark Lawson and BBC Radio 4 at Cinemac Macclesfield for NTLive on Thursday 16 November 7pm. They'd like to hear from you and record your vox pop after the show!

    Tuesday 14 November
    Paddington 2 (PG) 5.30, 8.00

    Wednesday 15 November
    Paddington 2 (PG) 12.00, 2.15

    Thursday 16 November
    Paddington 2 (PG) 2.00, 4.15
    National Theatre Live: Follies  7.00

    Friday 17 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30, 8.00

    Saturday 18 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  3.00, 5.30, 8.00

    Sunday 19 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  12.30, 3.00, 5.30, 8.00

    Monday 20 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30, 8.00

    Tuesday 21 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30, 8.00

    Wednesday 22 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30, 8.00

    Thursday 23 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30, 8.00

    Friday 24 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30
    Murder on the Orient Express (12A) 8.00

    Saturday 25 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30
    Murder on the Orient Express (12A) 8.00

    Sunday 26 November
    Olaf's Frozen Adventure & Frozen (PG) 2.30

    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30
    Murder on the Orient Express (12A) 8.00

    Monday 27 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30
    Murder on the Orient Express (12A) 8.00

    Tuesday 28 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30
    Murder on the Orient Express (12A) 8.00

    Wednesday 29 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  12.00
    Murder on the Orient Express (12A) 2.15

    Thursday 30 November
    Paddington 2 (PG)  5.30
    Murder on the Orient Express (12A) 8.00

    Friday 1 December
    Breathe (12A)  5.15

    Bad Moms Christmas (15) 8.00

    Saturday 2 December
    Paddington 2 (PG) 3.00
    Breathe (12A)  5.15
    Bad Moms Christmas (15) 8.00

    Sunday 3 December
    Paddington 2 (PG) 3.00
    Breathe (12A)  5.15
    Bad Moms Christmas (15) 8.00

    Monday 4 December
    Breathe (12A)  5.15
    Bad Moms Christmas (15) 8.00

    Tuesday 5 December
    Loving Vincent (12A)  4.15

    Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker 7.15

    Wednesday 6 December
    Loving Vincent (12A)  5.30
    Bad Moms Christmas (15) 8.00

    Thursday 7 December
    Loving Vincent (12A)  4.15
    National Theatre Live: Young Marx 7.00

    Friday 8 December
    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15) 5.30

    The Death of Stalin (15) 8.00

    Saturday 9 December
    cinema closed

    Sunday 10 December
    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15) 5.30
    The Death of Stalin (15) 8.00

    Monday 11 December
    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15) 5.30
    The Death of Stalin (15) 8.00

    Tuesday 12 December
    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15) 5.30
    The Death of Stalin (15) 8.00

    Wednesday 13 December
    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (15) 12.00
    The Death of Stalin (15) 2.15
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) 12.00 midnight

    Thursday 14 December
    Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) 4.15, 7.30

    All films now bookable at cinemac.org.uk

  • Wed
    29
    Nov
    2017
    Sun
    17
    Dec
    2017
    Little Moreton Hall, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4SDe

    Ready for Yuletide. Tudor gentlewoman Anna Fielding decorates Little Moreton Hall ⓒ Alan Ingram/ National Trust

    If you like pre-Christmas celebrations with fun, music and all the razzmatazz, or if you prefer something more peaceful, Little Moreton Hall has the answer, Tudor-style.

    For the first time, the timber-framed mansion near Congleton will be open five-days-a-week during most of December for a Yuletide Festival.

    At weekends, jesters, musicians, singers and a storyteller will bring life and humour to the hall, which will be ‘dressed for Christmas’ with seasonal decorations and a Tudor feast laid out on its massive ‘board’ table.

    During weekdays, visitors will see some Tudor-style cooking, be able to sample some items of Tudor food, and explore in detail the way Yuletide was celebrated in the sixteenth century.

    Rebecca Alexander, Little Moreton Hall’s Visitor Operations Manager, said: “Our weekend celebrations on the run-up to Christmas have always been a big draw, but until two years ago Saturdays and Sundays were our only open days in December.   Last year, we experimented by opening on Fridays too, so that people who wanted to see the hall’s decorations and the Tudor feast in a quieter atmosphere could do just that. Visitors really enjoyed the experience and spent a lot of time chatting to our staff and volunteers."

    "It was so successful that this year we decided to extend those ‘quieter’ days to Wednesdays and Thursdays as well. We think we are now catering for everyone. Some may like to try the weekday and the weekend experience. We can certainly assure everyone of a warm welcome, at least as far as hospitality is concerned. Temperatures are a different matter. Whichever day you choose to come; wrap up in some warm clothes!”

    Little Moreton Hall is currently closed. It will open for Yuletide from 29 November to 17 December (Wed-Sun). Opening hours are 11am-4pm.                                     

    For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/littlemoretonhall or call 01260 272018.

  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018
    Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7ZF

    Waterside announces Christmas show: Raymond Briggs’ The Bear

    Based on the book by Raymond Briggs

    Adapted for the stage by Pins & Needles

    Click on image to enlarge

    Following hugely successful Christmas shows Moominland Midwinter and Underneath a Magical Moon, Waterside in Sale is delighted to announce this year’s Christmas show: The Bear by Raymond Briggs, presented by Pins & Needles Productions.

    Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear's lap? Or ride on its back? Have you ever tried to give a bear a bath? Or clear up its poo?! Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff.

    One night when she's fast asleep, an enormous snowy white bear climbs into Tilly's bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head. But Tilly's not scared.

    With dazzling puppetry, delicious music, dreamy storytelling, and dozens of laughs, The Bear is an unforgettable experience for the whole family and a perfect introduction to theatre. So come join Tilly and her great big white friend on a wild and magical adventure.

    This heart-warming and humorous wintry tale is brought to you by Pins and Needles - the team behind the hugely successful Father Christmas – who are delighted to be bringing to life another of Raymond Briggs' much-loved storybooks.

    Darren Adams, Arts Centre Manager of Waterside says: ‘We are thrilled to welcome Pins and Needles to Trafford, with their magical production of The Bear this Winter.  At Waterside, we are proud to continually offer a high-quality extensive programme of performance and visual arts, with events for families and young people at the heart of that.  As a result, our Christmas productions are always carefully hand-picked to really enchant our young audiences.“

    Emma Earle, Director of The Bear and Co-Artistic Director of Pins & Needles says: ‘We’re really looking forward to bringing The Bear to Waterside and are sure it will delight Manchester audiences as it did up and down the country on its critically-acclaimed tour last year. It’s fantastic to be returning to the area, following our performances of Mr Popper’s Penguins at The Lowry two years ago.’

    The Bear runs from Thursday 7 December until Saturday 6 January, with schools and public performances (times vary – click here for a full breakdown) and is recommended for children between 3 and 11.

    Preview performances: Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 December.

    British Sign Language (BSL) performances: 9 & 22 December

    Relaxed Performance: 22 December

    Thursday 7 December ‘17 – Saturday 6 January ‘18

    (times vary) £16.50 / £14.50 / £12.50

    Schools: £10 - 1 teacher free with every 9 students booked

    Age recommendation: 3 – 11 years

    0161 912 5616

    watersideartscentre.co.uk

    Click on image to enlarge

  • Wed
    13
    Dec
    2017
    Wed
    20
    Dec
    2017
    Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Devas Street, Manchester M15 6JA

     

    Siege of Christmas Image ⓒ Joel Chester Fildes

    The festive season is once again under threat and your mission - should you choose to accept  – is to enter the depths of the fortress like Contact Theatre and embark on an immersive theatrical adventure to end the Siege of Christmas.

    Following last year’s sell-out production, Contact and Slung Low have joined forces once again to present this high-octane, energetic and family friendly promenade piece, The Siege of Christmas, running from Wednesday 13 – Wednesday 20 December 2017.

    Siege of Christmas Image ⓒ Joel Chester Fildes

    Armed with individual sets of headphones from which instructions and clues are delivered, the action kicks off from the theatre’s main entrance. Join your hosts who will lead the way on this frenetic and fun—filled festive assignment throughout the building’s many spaces, transformed into a winter wonderland. Fusing team work with tinsel, this interactive and innovative, fast-paced Christmas show will delight thrill seekers of all ages and highlight the great work Contact continues to produce with its Young Company – for many of whom this marks their first professional engagement.

    So what are you waiting for – book your tickets, don your trainers, grab your headphones and get searching – for militant mince pieces, rapping wrapping paper and other unexpected seasonal surprises await you. And Christmas won’t be Christmas until the Siege has ended...

    The Siege of Christmas has been devised by the award-winning Contact Young Company and Leeds-based theatre company Slung Low, who recently produced the epic Flood as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

    Alan Lane, Director at Slung Low says: “We were overwhelmed by the audience response to The Siege of Christmas and the chance to revisit it and work again with the excellent Contact Young Company is one we’re really excited about.”

    The Siege of Christmas takes place from Wednesday 13 – Wednesday 20 December 2017 at 11am, 2pm and 6pm. Tickets are on sale now priced £13, £7 concessions and £5 for under-10s in person at the box office, by phone on 0161 274 0600 and securely online at Contactmcr.com. Group booking offers are available and performances have been scheduled for schools and other groups.

    Siege of Christmas Image ⓒ Joel Chester Fildes

Wilmslow Guild Players
Wilmslow Guild Players are an amateur theatre group formed in 1926 at the Wilmslow Guild, an independent adult education centre.
Location: Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5HD
www.wgp.org.ukWeb
info@wgp.org.ukEmail

 

M.A.D.S. Little Theatre
Plays through the season
Location: Lord Street
Macclesfield
http://www.madstheatre.org.uk/  Web

 

Buxton Opera House
Varied events from opera to popular acts and musicals
Location:
Buxton
Derbyshire
http://www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/  Web

 

Wilmslow Green Room
Wilmslow
http://members.aol.com/wgrsoc  Web

 

Bollington Festival Players (01625) 875326  Telephonevalpostance@btinternet.com  Email

 

Bollington Children’s Music Theatre http://www.marple55.freeserve.co.uk/  Web

 

Keating Centre of Dance and Drama http://www.kcdd.i12.com  Web

 

Bollington Arts Centre
Wellington Road
Bollington
Cheshire
01625 573863  Telephone

bollingtonartscentre.org.uk

 

Bollington Festival Players
Bollington
Cheshire
01625 574085  Telephone

 

Stagecoach
Wilmslow
Cheshire
01606 784 219  Telephonehttp://www.stagecoach.co.uk  Web

 

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