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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  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    08
    Oct
    2017
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Ambitions to star in a world famous musical?  Then Buxton Opera House are offering the opportunity.

    Buxton Opera House is throwing the doors open to young performers between the ages of 16 - 28 to take part in this unique opportunity. This production of the hugely popular musical, West Side Story is directed by our very own Executive Director, Paul Kerryson. Fresh from his successful tour of the international hit musical ‘Hairspray’, Paul is setting his directorial sights firmly on the Buxton community. Talking about West Side Story Paul said:

    “I am thrilled to be directing West Side Story at the famous Buxton Opera House. We are looking for talented young people to take part in this new production. If you think you've got what it takes to succeed at the auditions, simply register on line at the Buxton Opera House website. You will need to confidently show off your vocal range with a brief song of your choice. If you succeed at the auditions you will be guaranteed of a most fantastic experience - good luck!”

    We are looking for a dynamic cast to be part of this very special new production of the classic musical West Side Story. Working alongside a professional production team, you will be bringing one of the most famous love stories of all time to life. With thrilling music by Leonard Bernstein and wonderful lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story is based on the Shakespearean classic Romeo and Juliet and sees the street gangs of New York clash in this breath taking musical packed with hit songs and high energy dance. The musical is also celebrating its amazing 60th anniversary.

    If you would like to audition for any of the roles in West Side Story, please register for auditions on the Buxton Opera House website at: https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/west-side-story-auditions  by no later than 2 October.  Auditions will be held on 5 October (5-8pm) and 8 October (1-4pm).

    West Side Story will be at Buxton Opera House 21-25 February 2018. Check the website for further details of this exciting production.

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    Sun
    05
    Nov
    2017

    Darren Pritchard Dance presents

    BODY OF LIGHT

    Sunday 22 October

    11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

    £9 / £7

    A seamless landscape of flowing image, where graphics bend effortlessly round the arcs of a live dancer. A very human journey into the world of technology.

    Age 3+ / 20 mins followed by 30 mins stay-and-play

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    Little Angel Theatre presents

    HANDA’S SURPRISE

    Friday 27 October

    11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm

    £9 / £7

     

    Travel to Kenya and follow in Handa’s footsteps as she journeys to see her best friend Akeyo, in the next village. Handa is taking 7 delicious fruits as a surprise – but 7 different animals have 7 very different ideas… could you resist the sweet-smelling guava? How about a ripe red mango or a tangy purple passion fruit?

    Age 2 – 6 / 35 mins

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    Action Transport Theatre presents

    HAPPILY EVER AFTER

    Sunday 29 October

    2.30pm

    £9 / £7

     

    The queen is fed up. Her lazy son needs to grow up, get married and become king. She invites all the princesses in the land to find him a bride, but he isn’t impressed by any of them. Then one day a princess arrives accompanied by her brother…

    Age5+ / 50 mins

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    2:00 pmWaterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7ZF

    Story Pocket Theatre presents

    MICHAEL MORPURGO’S KING ARTHUR

    Saturday 21 October

    2pm

    £12 / £8 

    Michael Morpurgo’s King Arthur is an epic tale of deep magic, heroism, love and betrayal.

    When a small boy becomes stranded at sea, he is rescued by a mysterious old man who claims to be King Arthur Pendragon. As the old man starts to tell his stories, the boy is transported back to the days of Camelot. Guided by Merlin, the young king pulls the sword from the stone to win the throne, puts the Saxons to the sword, unites the kingdom and gathers his Knights of the Round Table.

    Age 7+ / 75 mins

     

     

  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017
    Sat
    28
    Oct
    2017
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Hairpsray is on its way, with Opera House Chief Exec directing the National tour!

    The big, bold and beautiful production of the much-loved musical comedy Hairspray will visit more than 30 venues across the length and breadth of the UK, including Buxton in October.

    A star cast has been announced including Norman Pace as Wilbur Turnblad with Matt Rixon returning as Edna. Also returning is Layton Williams to play the role of Seaweed alongside musical theatre star Brenda Edwards as Motormouth Maybelle. Newcomer Rebecca Mendoza will make her professional debut as Tracy Turnblad.

    Producer Mark Goucher said: “I am incredibly proud of this production of Hairspray and thrilled that it will be travelling the country again. The universal appeal of this heart-warming show has continued to delight us all, with families and musical theatre lovers alike packing out theatres night after night.”

    Hairspray is directed by Paul Kerryson MBE, who is also known to High Peak residents as Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre Executive Director, a post which Paul took up in December 2016. Choreography for the tour of Hairspray is by Drew McOnie.

    The drama takes place in Baltimore 1962, where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way.

    Hairspray is a musical based on the 1988 film of the same name which starred Divine and Ricki Lake by cult filmmaker John Waters. With music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, Hairspray originally opened to rave reviews on Broadway in 2002 and subsequently won eight Tony Awards. The production opened in London at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2007 and won four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. Proving to be an international success, Hairspray has also opened in South Africa, Japan, South Korea, China and Dubai. Following the musical’s phenomenal success on stage, a film of the musical was released in 2007 which starred John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and James Marsden.

     Hairspray is the perfect Half Term treat taking place at Buxton Opera House from Monday 23 to Saturday 28 October 2017. Tickets are priced from £26 to £42 and discounts are available. To buy tickets call the Box Office on 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

     

  • Tue
    24
    Oct
    2017
    Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7ZF

    Little Pixie Productions present

    WHAT BECAME OF THE RED SHOES?

    Tuesday 24 October

    11.30am & 2.30pm

    £9 / £7

    Granny Flo’s attic is full of old junk…or is it?

    One rainy day her curious grand-daughter Ruby explores it and discovers forgotten treasures, including an old grey photograph of a girl wearing a pair of shoes which are mysteriously...red! 

    Her imagination is sparked and she embarks on a quest to find the red shoes.

    Age 3+ / 50 mins

  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017
    Sat
    11
    Nov
    2017
    The Evans Theatre, Wilmslow Leisure Centre

    Alderley & Wilmslow Musical Theatre Company are delighted to present “9 to 5”, the hilarious new musical comedy from Dolly Parton.

    Based on the hit movie, the show centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss.

    Outrageous, thought provoking and even a little romantic, 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is about teaming up and taking care of business.

    Featuring original numbers from Dolly Parton's Oscar, Tony® and Grammy Award nominated score including Backwoods Barbie, Shine Like the Sun and the original hit song 9 to 5.

    Nightly at 7.30 p.m., with matinee on Saturday at 2.30 p.m

  • Tue
    05
    Dec
    2017
    Sat
    06
    Jan
    2018
    Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale M33 7ZF

    The Bear

    Based on the book by Raymond Briggs

    Adapted for the stage by Pins & Needles Productions

    5 December – 6 January 2018

    Times vary including 6pm slumber shows complete with cookies and milk

    £16.50 / £14.50 / £12.50

     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.

     

    Ages 3 – 11 years / 55 mins no interval

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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