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
    20
    Apr
    2017
    Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    Cinemac, Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

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    Recorded Information: 01625 423535
    Enquiries: 07871 422937

    This week:
    National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

    Thursday 20 April, 7pm

    ★★★★ ‘Hilarious' The Times 
    ★★★★ ‘Fizzes with life’ Observer
    ★★★★ ‘A whirlwind of wordplay’ Financial Times

    ★★★★ ‘Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire are a delightful double act’  Daily Telegraph

    Coming Next:

    Thurs 11 May, 7pm: Jude Law in National Theatre Live: Obsession

    Thurs 18 May, 7pm: Imelda Staunton in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Weds 7 June, 7.15pm: Royal Ballet Live: The Dream

    Sat 10 June, 4.30pm: National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

    Thurs 22 June, 7pm:  National Theatre Live: Salome

    Andrew Garfield, Russell Tovey & Nathan Lane in
    Thurs 20 July, 7pm: National Theatre Live: Angels in America - Part One
    Thurs 27 July, 7pm: National Theatre Live: Angels in America - Part Two

    Thurs 31 August, 7pm: Billie Piper in National Theatre Live: Yerma

    Bookings for live events by satellite can be made by clicking on the event's photograph on our home page, cinemac.org.uk. Tickets are allocated to specific seats and can be chosen using the seating plan provided when following the 'book now' link.

  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017
    Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    Old Sunday School and Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield

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    Recorded Information: 01625 423535
    Enquiries: 07871 422937

    Monday 15 May to Thursday 1 June

    Monday 15 May
    Alien: Covenant (15) 5.15, 8.00

    Tuesday 16 May
    Alien: Covenant (15) 5.15, 8.00

    Wednesday 17 May
    Alien: Covenant (15) 5.15, 8.00

    Thursday 18 May
    Alien: Covenant (15) 4.00
    National Theatre Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 7.00

    Friday 19 May
    Their Finest (12A) 5.15
    Alien: Covenant (15) 8.00

    Saturday 20 May
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (12A) 2.15
    Their Finest (12A) 5.15
    Alien: Covenant (15) 8.00

    Sunday 21 May
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (12A) 2.15
    Their Finest (12A) 5.15
    Alien: Covenant (15) 8.00

    Monday 22 May
    Their Finest (12A) 5.15
    Alien: Covenant (15) 8.00

    Tuesday 23 May
    Their Finest (12A) 5.15
    Alien: Covenant (15) 8.00

    Wednesday 24 May
    Their Finest (12A) 5.15
    Alien: Covenant (15) 8.00

    Thursday 25 May
    Their Finest (12A) 5.15
    Alien: Covenant (15) 8.00

    Friday 26 May
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A) 5.00, 8.00

    Saturday 27 May
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A) 2.00, 5.00, 8.00

    Sunday 28 May
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A) 2.00, 5.00, 8.00

    Monday 29 May
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A) 2.00, 5.00, 8.00

    Tuesday 30 May
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A) 5.00, 8.00

    Wednesday 31 May
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A) 5.00, 8.00

    Thursday 1 June
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge (12A) 5.00, 8.00

    Coming Soon
    Wonder Woman
    My Cousin Rachel
    The Shack
    Despicable Me 3
    Churchill
    Spider-Man: Homecoming
    War of the Planet of the Apes
    Dunkirk

    Forthcoming Live Events by Satellite
    Royal Ballet Live: The Dream
    National Theatre Live: Peter Pan
    National Theatre Live: Salome
    National Theatre Live: Angels in America - Part One
    National Theatre Live: Angels in America - Part Two
    National Theatre Live: Yerma
    Royal Opera season 2017-2018: The Magic Flute
    Royal Ballet season 2017-2018: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    Bookings for films can be made at www.cinemac.org.uk following the movietickets link in our ''advance bookings'' section.
 Tickets are not allocated to specific seats.

    Bookings for live events by satellite can be made by clicking on the event's photograph on our home page, cinemac.org.uk. Tickets are allocated to specific seats and can be chosen using the seating plan provided when following the 'book now' link.

  • Tue
    30
    May
    2017
    Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    The 2016 cast of Footloose. Photo Credit Matt Martin (3)

    Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017, playing at Buxton Opera House from Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June.

    The 2016 cast of Footloose. Photo Credit Matt Martin (7)

    Based on the 1984 screen sensation starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town up on its feet. Featuring classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a HeroAlmost ParadiseLet's Hear it for the Boy and the unforgettable title track Footloose, this show is bursting with youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music.

    Footloose - Gareth Gates as Willard. Image Credit David Ellis (3)

    When the film was released in 1984, it became the highest-grossing February release in US film history.  The soundtrack album ended the year-long reign of Michael Jackson’s Thriller at number one and went on top album charts all over the world, eventually selling in excess of 17 million copies.  Footloose was nominated for a Golden Globe, and both the title song and Let’s Hear It for the Boy received Academy Award nominations. Footloose: The Musical first opened on Broadway in 1998 where it ran for 709 performances, with a London production following in 2006, opening at the Novello Theatre following a UK Tour.

    The 2016 cast of Footloose. Photo Credit Matt Martin

    The cast will include Gareth Gates as Willard and Maureen Nolan as Vi Moore.

    Gareth Gates rose to fame through the inaugural series of Pop Idol in 2001, going on to sell over 5 million records worldwide and have hits across the globe. His version of Unchained Melody sold over a million copies in the UK and is the 3rd best-selling single of the Noughties. Gareth is also the youngest ever-male solo artist to debut at number 1.  More recently Gareth has enjoyed a successful career on stage, with credits including Les MisérablesLegally Blonde and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. In 2014 Gareth appeared in the final series of Dancing on Ice, and joined boyband 5th Story as part of ITV’s second series of The Big Reunion, touring arenas with bands including Blue and Five.

    Maureen Nolan has been singing with her sisters since she was nine years old, when they became one of Europe’s first girl bands, The Nolans. Best known for their smash hit single I’m in the Mood for Dancing, The Nolans enjoyed phenomenal record sales worldwide, and worked with some of the world’s most respected artists including Frank Sinatra. On stage, Maureen has played Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers in the West End and on tour to critical acclaim. She was the fourth Nolan sister to play the role, earning them entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Other credits include Sadie in Girl’s Behind, Jill in Mum’s the Word and Sarah in The Naked Truth.

     Footloose: The Musical has music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and is adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. It is based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. It is directed by Racky Plews (American Idiot, West End) with choreography by Matthew Cole, design by Sara Perks and musical supervision by Mark Crossland. It is produced by David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for Sell A Door Theatre Company, Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Stephen McGill Productions. It is presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.

     Footloose: The Musical takes place at Buxton Opera House from Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June. Tickets are priced from £24 to £32 and discounts are available. To buy tickets call the Box Office on 01298 72050

  • Sat
    17
    Jun
    2017
    Buxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

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    CBeebies’ arts and crafts hero, Mister Maker is back on tour with the hit live theatre show, Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!

    Ready to delight Mini Makers all around the UK, the tour stops off at Buxton Opera House on Saturday 17 June.  Mister Maker says he is “looking forward to going back on tour.”

    “We had such a fantastic time on our last UK tour, it will be great to meet friends again and make lots of new ones!

    “This year, we've added new songs for the audience to enjoy and some new amazing 'makes'!  So Mini Makers and grown-ups; join me, Circle, Triangle, Square and Rectangle for a real arty adventure…. and get ready to make some noise!”

    Mister Maker takes place at Buxton Opera House on Saturday 17 June at 1.30pm and 4pm. Tickets are priced at £17 for adults and £13 for children.

  • Fri
    04
    Aug
    2017
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

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    To celebrate the release of his fifth studio album Saturday Night at the MoviesJoe McElderry embarks on a national tour of spectacular one night concerts performing tracks from the new album, along with some special guests.

    Joe will be joined on stage by The X Factor’s Lloyd Daniels and Any Dream Will Dorunners up Keith Jack and Ben James-Ellis, who have all, like Joe, featured in the musical phenomenon Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat. Joe’s performances in the title role of Joseph have been met with five star reviews and standing ovations up and down the country.

    If you missed Joe in Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat in 2016, here's a clip of him preparing for the role: https://youtu.be/PWHMwGdUUv8

  • Thu
    31
    Aug
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire

    0901 Buxton Comedy Festival eh

    The first Buxton Comedy Festival is on its way to the town this summer, as part of a 4-day event (31 Aug to 3 Sep), sponsored by Thornbridge Brewery. The barrels of beer and laughter ‘combo’ is the brainchild of Buxton Opera House, where many of the events will take place – alongside its sister venue, the Pavilion Arts Centre.

    Top comedy names on the bill include the sometimes controversial stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr (headlining Sun 3 Sep), with his Best Of show. Whilst I'm a Celebrityfavourite Joel Domett plays the main-stage (on Sat 2 Sep), proving why he’s a rising star on the circuit.

    Damian Kingsley

    Damian Kingsley

    On Friday night there’s a fusion of both comedy and music, from the northern knees-up legends, Lancashire Hotpots. Skip to the following afternoon in the Pavilion Arts Centre and there’s a double-bill of Tanyalee Davis and Damian Kingsley. Damian is both funny and kind, recently performing 120 gigs, as part of his “penniless comedy tour” from Land’s End to Edinburgh – raising an astonishing £21K for Shelter! Tanyalee Davis, known as the Ferrari of comedy due to her “3’6″ stature and racy material will deliver her hilarious show Actual Size.

    Tanyalee Davis

    Tanyalee Davis

    For children aged 6+ the joke is on them during Saturday afternoon’s Comedy Club 4 Kids (Arts Centre) with clean stand-up and sketches, all aimed at children and their childish adults. For a ‘Sunday funday’ The Kagools are in town, a multi award-winning physical comedy duo ––treating us to their spontaneous buffoonery.  Look out as they have their own anorak fan base! Of course the line-up wouldn’t be complete without the monthly Buxton Buzz Comedy club, in situ during the festival on Friday night in the Arts Centre. Comedy films are also on the bill: Mon Oncle, The Ladykillers and Funny Bones.

    Other events during the festival include a Clowning Improvisation Workshop (Sun 3 Sep) and to open the festival (Thur 31 Aug) is The Man with the Twisted Hip as part of the hilarious  comedy drama The Game’s A Foot, Try the Fish – packed with non-stop laughs from start to finish.

    To find out more visit Buxton Opera House website www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk and search for Comedy Festival, or pick up your copy of Buxton Opera House’s New Season Brochure.

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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