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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  • Wed
    24
    Jan
    2024
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    31
    Oct
    2024
    Delamere Forest

    Forestry England celebrate 25 years of The Gruffalo with an exciting forest adventure.

    Forestry England’s Delamere Forest is thrilled to announce a year-long celebratory trail launching on 24th January, to mark the 25th anniversary of the award-winning picture book, “The Gruffalo”.

    Since 2014, the collaboration between Magic Light Pictures and Forestry England has enchanted families in England, immersing them in the magical world of the Gruffalo within the nation’s deep dark woods.

    To mark this remarkable milestone, Delamere Forest is inviting families from across England to join in the festivities and celebrate the Gruffalo’s 25th birthday on an exciting new trail experience.

    The Gruffalo’s 25th birthday trail is going to be a big party in the forest! As part of the adventure, families will be encouraged to work together to search for missing party items whilst enjoying fun and games along the trail. Participants will also learn about the intricate ways plants and animals look after each other.

    Available at 26 forest sites from 24th January, the trails will boast five large activity panels, two of which will include interactive elements. In addition, visitors can expect 15 smaller spotter panels, where they can search for missing party items. Five rubbing stations will also be scattered along the trail, adding an artistic touch to the adventure.

    For those looking to enhance their experience, an accompanying trail pack will be available to buy on-site for just £4. These will include a festive party headband to get you into the party spirit, an activity leaflet for curious minds, stickers, pencils and crayons to get creative, and a woven Gruffalo sew-on patch as a cherished keepsake.

    This fantastic celebratory trail is set to captivate Gruffalo fans of all ages, offering a memorable and educational experience amidst the beauty of our fabulous forests. Mark your calendars for 2024, as the Gruffalo’s 25th birthday promises to be an adventure you won’t want to miss.

    For more information and updates on this exciting new trail, visit https://www.forestryengland.uk/gruffalo-party-trail

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    2025
    Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, GB SK11 6UT

     

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  • Mon
    27
    May
    2024
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    01
    Jun
    2024
    2.30 pm & 7.30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Brace yourselves sisters – the habit is coming to Buxton!

    Don’t miss this eagerly anticipated brand new production of the Broadway and UK award winning musical Sister Act direct from London.

    All your prayers have been answered with a stunning cast, including Coronation Street and theatre legend Wendi Peters as Mother Superior* and West End star Landi Oshinowo as Deloris, everyone’s favourite nun on the run!

    Disco diva Deloris’ life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Placed under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she shouldn’t be found – a convent! Encouraged to help the struggling choir, she helps her fellow sisters find their true voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

    Featuring original music by Tony® and 8-time Oscar® award-winner Alan Menken (Disney’s Aladdin, Enchanted) and songs inspired by Motown, soul and disco, this heavenly musical is joyous and uplifting in equal measures. A musical sent from above, Sister Act is the brilliant, must-see show which raises the spirits and warms the soul time after time.

     

    *note Wendi Peters will not be performing Mon 27 May.

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  • Thu
    06
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    There has never been anything quite like The Red Hot Chilli Pipers.

    The past twenty years have seen the Red Hot Chilli Pipers become the most famous bagpipe band on the planet..ever! Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show that leaves people with warm hearts and smiles on their faces. The band will embark on a world tour to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The tour will be accompanied by the release of a first Best Of Live album in the Spring of 2023, featuring new recordings of all their best loved tunes and songs.

    The bands achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and rock/pop Anthems which they proudly call “Bagrock”.The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are a genuinely unique experience. The Chillis have never been more in demand for their infectious style of feel good music which appeals right across the age range to people all over the world. They have collected together an impressive group of musicians, dancers and singers from Scotland and further afield, many holding World Championship titles and all exceptional performers with impressive credentials and qualifications

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    07
    Jun
    2024
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    08
    Jun
    2024
    8:00 pmThe Monastery, Gorton Lane, Manchester M12 5WF

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2024
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    09
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Where musical theatre meets circus

    It’s time to step into the light.

    Escape with us for a night like no other, where we take you into a world where the very best of musical theatre showstoppers meets jaw-dropping circus spectacular.

    A world that explodes into colour as everyone’s favourite West End and Broadway hits combine with breath-taking, amazing performances, incredible contortionists, and thrilling feats of agility and flair.

    It’s the brand-new variety spectacular everyone is talking about… welcome to Cirque, the award-winning, smash-hit sensation that is fun for all the family.

    Let the music lift you on a truly wondrous journey bursting with kaleidoscopic colour. Stars of the West End combine with incredible circus performers as the biggest hits from your favourite theatre shows are brought to the stage in unique, spellbinding style.

    An all-star cast performing the big, big numbers from your favourite shows are joined by mesmerising circus stars – making for an enchanting production that is charming and astonishing in equal measure. Enter the extraordinary world of Cirque.

    Roll up, roll up and book your seats now for an unforgettable night out – truly like no other.

    Show content varies dependent upon venue facilities and regulations. Promoter reserves the right to alter the programme

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  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Coldplace - The World's Leading Tribute to Coldplay is a stunning live concert performance, celebrating the music of one of the most successful bands of all time.

    The only tribute to have worked for Coldplay, this outstanding band leads you through all your favourite Coldplay hits from the last 20+ years including Yellow, Paradise and A Sky full of Stars, right through to Higher Power and My Universe from their latest album, Music of the Spheres.

    This world class show faithfully recreates the magic of Coldplay's record-breaking live tours - featuring lasers, confetti, video screen and the Xyloband LED wristbands that have become synonymous with Coldplay concerts, and truly make the audience part of the show.

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  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Get ready for an unforgettable musical journey as Snake Davis, one of the world's most sought-after rock, soul, and jazz saxophonists, takes the stage.

    Snake Davis is a versatile musician, proficient in playing the saxophone family, flutes, whistles, and even the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the shakuhachi. His vocal abilities add an extra dimension to his performances. It's his unwavering passion and dedication to every note that captivates audiences.

    Renowned for his legendary solos on tracks like Lisa Stansfield's Change, M-People's Search For A Hero, and Moving On Up, Klingande's Jubel, and Take That's A Million Love Songs.

    Snake offers something for everyone, from ethereal and contemplative melodies to infectious dance beats. His repertoire spans across genres, encompassing soul, northern soul, pop, jazz, and world music. You can expect a mix of original compositions and beloved saxophone classics like Baker Street and Night Train.

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  • Sun
    16
    Jun
    2024
    7:30 pmBuxton Opera House, Buxton, Derbyshire

    Come and experience the excitement of Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin in one mesmerizing show!

    Featured in the BBC TV documentary The Joy of the Guitar Riff (alongside Brian May, Tony Iommi & Dave Grohl) Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest Rock Bands of all time, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin!

    Many years have passed since the last UK gigs from the classic line-ups of both bands. Whether you were lucky enough to have seen the originals live or not, Purple Zeppelin will take you back to the magic, the excitement and the sheer raw energy generated by those incredible musicians.

    Touring for over 15 years and seen by more than 6 million people, live and on TV, Purple Zeppelin are four talented and versatile musicians. With decades of playing between them and thousands of gigs in the UK and overseas, every show is an unforgettable experience.

    Twice voted Best UK Tribute Band, the band are genuine admirers of both Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin and with the accent firmly on entertainment this is a night not to be missed, complete with Ritchie Blackmore’s on stage antics, Jimmy Page’s twin neck guitar and theremin, a drum duet and a very special violin bow solo!

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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