Shows - March 17 onwards

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

CHESTER: Organist Carol Williams, San Diego’s civic organist, will be performing at Hamilton Street Methodist Church in Hoole at 7.30pm. Admission £10 (under 21s free). Ring 01244 674878.

LIVERPOOL: St Mary’s Festival of Music, presented by St Mary’s College in Crosby and featuring its Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Band, Stage Band, Baroque Consort, Show Choir, Chamber Choir and Prep School Choir at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £5. Ring 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

TARVIN: Organ and trumpet recital by Brian Heald and John Bush at St Andrew’s Church at 7.30pm. No tickets required. Donations to St Andrew’s Church Organ and Building Funds. Refreshments available.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Choir present Music For Passiontide, conducted by Graham Jordan Ellis and featuring soloist Simon Russell (organ), performing works by Faure, Leighton, Lotti and Part at Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm. Tickets £12, £6. Ring 0845 241 7868.

WIRRAL: Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents the Junkhouse Dog blues band at the Gladstione Village Hall in Burton at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Ring 0151 336 5613.

TUESDAY, MARCH 29

CHESTER: Lunchtime concert featuring Gordon Pullen (piano) and Roger Fisher (piano) at the Wesley Methodist Church at 12.45pm. Tickets £3. Ring 01244 880210.

MANCHESTER: Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society presents Emily Beynon (flute) and Catherine Beynon (harp) performing at the Bridgewater Hall at 1.10pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

SATURDAY, APRIL 2

CHESTER: Chester Music Society chamber music workshop at Abbey Gate College. Ring 01606 882007 for details or visit www.chestermusicsociety.org.uk.

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Youth Choirs perform Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and other sacred music for Lent and Easter, conducted by Helena Thomas and Katie Wilkes, with guest string players from The King’s School and Cantabile from Overleigh St Mary’s Primary School, at All Saints Church in Hoole Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Ring 01244 300717.

CHESTER: Chester Bach Singers perform Samson - Handel's dramatic masterpiece will be performed by the choir in Chester Cathedral at 7.30pm accompanied by the 18th Century SinfoniaŠwith Nicholas Mulroy as Samson. Tickets £18, £12 and £6, concessions £1 off, students and schoolchildren £5. Ring 01244 500959 orŠwww.chestercathedral.com.

HESWALL: St Peter’s Singers, conducted by Adrian Griffiths with pianists David Poulter and Timothy Noon, present Brahms’ German Requiem at the Church of the Good Shepherd at 7.30pm. Tickets £8.

PORT

WIRRAL: Port Sunlight Lyceum Brass in concert at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight at 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

CHESTER: Chester Music Society Club Gala Concert featuring Sophia Rosa (violin) and John Wilson (piano), performing music by Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss and Kreisler at St Mary’s Centre at 7.30pm. Members £8, non-members £12. Ring 0151 339 5219.

SHOWS

CHESTER: March 17 - Comedian Danny McLoughlin introduces Jim Smallman and Dan Nightingale at The Laugh Inn, Station Road. Ring 01244 401626 or visit www.thelaughinnchester.co.uk.

CHESTER: March 18-19 - Comedian Jim Smallman introduces Daliso Chaponda, Ro Campbell and Jason Cook at The Laugh Inn, Station Road. Ring 01244 401626 or visit www.thelaughinnchester.co.uk.

CHESTER: March 19 - Alexander’s Comedy Club presents Alan Francis, Tom Allen and Ryan O’Donaghue at Alexander’s in Rufus Court. Doors 8pm, first set 9.45pm. Tickets £12. Ring 01244 340005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.

CHESTER: March 21 - Comedian Henning Wehn brings his My Struggle show to The Laugh Inn, Station Road. Tickets £12. Ring 01244 401626 or visit www.thelaughinnchester.co.uk.

CHESTER: March 24 - TBC introduces Martin Mor and Matt Reed at The Laugh Inn, Station Road. Ring 01244 401626 or visit www.thelaughinnchester.co.uk.

CREWE: March 14-19 - Crewe Amateur Musicals Society present Jesus Christ Superstar by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.30pm with 2,30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £14. Ring 01270 537333 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

CREWE: March 20 - Award-winning Rob Kingsley stars in A Vision of Elvis at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 8pm. Tickets £16.50. Ring 01270 537333 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

LIVERPOOL: March 20 - Juste Dance 2011 - spectacular dance groups from in and around Liverpool showcase their amazing talents and battle it out to find out which is Liverpool’s best, featuring dance schools that have already appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and Sky One’s Got to Dance at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 6.30pm. Ring 0844 847 2525 or visit www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: March 21 - Count Arthur Strong’s Command Performance at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 6.30pm. Ring 0844 847 2525 or visit www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: March 22-26 - Derren Brown - Svengali at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 6.30pm. Ring 0844 847 2525 or visit www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: March 25-26 - Tall Stories Theatre Company presents The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler at the Playhouse Theatre in Williamson Square at 1.30pm and 4.30pm on March 25 and 10.30am, 1.30pm and 4.30pm on March 26. Tickets £14-£8. Ring 0151 709 4776 or visit www.everymanplayhouse.com.

LIVERPOOL: April 4-16 - 3rd Degree Music Festival - third year music students take to the stage to showcase their work at the Paul McCartney Auditorium, LIPA. Ring 0844 873 2888 or visit www.lipa.ac.uk for more details.

LIVERPOOL: April 21-25 - Comedian Peter Kay at the Echo Arena. Tickets £35. Ring 0844 8000 400.

LLANDUDNO: March 20 - Sarah Millican brings her Chatterbox tour to Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Ring 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

LLANDUDNO: March 21 - Shakespeare 4 Kidz present A Midsummer Night’s Dream - a musical trabsformation of the Bard’s classic comedy featuring feuding fairies, a naughty sprite, two sets of lovers and comic amateur actors at Venue Cymru at 10.30am and 1.30pm. Tickets £16 adults, £10 children. Ring 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

LLANDUDNO: March 24-25 - Ysgol John Bright present High School Musical featuring a cast and crew of more than 100 and a live band at Venue Cymru at 7pm. Tickets £12 adults, £8 children, £36 family. Ring 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

LLANDUDNO: March 26 - Magic of The Beatles - a live concert show celebrating 50 years of Beatles hits at Venue Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £19.50, £17.50. Ring 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 10-12 - Claire Sweeney stars in Tell Me On A Sunday by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 17 - Drumchasers - ten fantastic percussionists and dancers take to the stage in an explosion of sound and light with a story of rivalry, romance and rhythm, at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 18 - Busting Out - join the bosom buddies as they star in their own laugh-out-loud and totally liberating show which is part stand up, part musical and all laughter, at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 24, 27, 30 and April 2 - RNCM Opera Orchestra and RNCM Chorus present Vanessa by Samuel Barber at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm with 3pm matinee on April 2. Tickets £6.50. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk for details.

MANCHESTER: April 26 - Jan Ravens in Changing Faces - the star of Dead Ringers and Spitting Image chats about impersonating royalty, celebrities and public figures at the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, at 8pm. Tickets £10, £7. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: May 30-31 - The Wiggles bring their live stage show to the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: June 3 - Comedian Danny Bhoy bring his unique brand of personal storytelling and razor sharp wit to the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: June 16-17 - Comedian Dylan Moran delivers searing observations and sumptuous imagery, painted across a large fraying canvas with cruel, curmudgeonly “Moranesque” brush strokes, bringing his unique brand of personal storytelling and razor sharp wit to the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: June 21 - An Evening of Mediumship with James Van Praagh and Tony Stockwell at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: June 23 - The Magic of Motown - the UK’s number one live Motown concert show returns bigger than ever before with its all-new 2011 spectacular with solid-gold hits from The Supremes, Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells, Martha Reeves, Lionel Richie and more at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MIDDLEWICH: March 19 - Relative Pitch Opera present Operatastic! - The Accessible Guide to Opera in the Drama Studio of Middlewich High School, King Edward Street, at 7.30pm. Admission £7.50. Ring 01606 834471.

MOLLINGTON: March 18 - Cheshire Rural Touring Arts present Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club - TV and radio comedy star Robin Ince combines his twin passions of science and bad literature at Mollington and Backford Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Ring 01244 851045.

NORTHWICH: March 24 - We’ll Meet Again - Stars in Battledress 2011 - capturing the music, comedy and cameraderie of the war years at the Memorial hall at 2.30pm. Tickets £12.50, concessions £11.50. Ring 01606 288666.

RHYL: March 17-18 - Rhyl High School presents The Wedding Singer at the Pavilion Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £2.50 off. Ring 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

RHYL: March 18 - Kill for a Seat Comedy Club presents Alun Cochrane and Seymour Mace, with host James Cook, at the Pavilion Theatre at 8pm. Tickets £8, concessions £2 off. Ring 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

RHYL: March 20 - Jayne Middleton pays tribute to Annie Lennox at the Pavilion Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £14.50, concessions £1.50 off. Ring 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

RUNCORN: March 18-20 - La Sylphide/Graduation Ball - the famous classical ballet set in Scotland, a magical tale of mortals, sylphides and witches is featured on a double bill with a comedic ballet following the evening’s events during a young students graduation ball, at The Brindley at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, concessions £9. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: March 19-20 - Kate Simmons Productions present Aladdin & Divertissements- exciting production presented by one of the UK’s most respected vocational colleges and schools, at The Brindley at 7.30pm. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: March 24 - Mayor’s Civic Charity Night presents present Broadway To The Brindley- great night of variety featuring all the young finalists from three years of Halton’s Got Talent along with H.E.A.R.T.S, performing songs and dances from the musicals, along with Danny Morris, Candidate23 and B-Desire, at The Brindley at 7.30pm. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: March 26 - Comedian Jeremy Hardy at The Brindley at 8pm. Tickets £14, concessions £12. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

SALFORD: March 19 - Miles Jupp presents Fibber in the Heat- a master comedian and a lover of cricket, Jupp’s show is a must see for cricket lovers and non-cricket lovers alike, at The Lowry at 8pm. Tickets £12. Ring 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: March 17-20 - Moscow State Circus featuring breathtaking balancing acts, a frenzy of gymnasts on trampolines, body-twisting contortionists and award-winning clowns, Valik & Valerik who have perfected the art of slapstick and Buster Keaton style cunning capers at The Lowry at 7.30pm. Tickets £24-£14. Ring 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: March 19 - Burlesque! - join Lesbian Vampire Queen Rosie Lugosi as she paves the way for a host of mesmerising variety acts guaranteed to leave you in awe at The Lowry at 7.30pm. Tickets £16-£12. Ring 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: March 20 - Search and Find present Company Chameleon - Search & Find explores the idea of connection and disconnection between two people, as two protagonists search for a way to find a sense of shared understanding and purpose at The Lowry at 1.30pm and 3.30pm. Free activity. Ring 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: March 20 - Comedian Mark Steel at The Lowry at 8pm. Tickets £15. Ring 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: March 22 - Phoenix Dance Theatre present Reflected - the bill features the world premieres of two new exciting dance works - Richard Wherlock’s sensual and vibrant Switch and an innovative new piece by artistic director Sharon Watson at The Lowry at 8pm. Tickets £12. Ring 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: March 24-26 - Two Friends Productions present French Fancies - combining lively songs and raucous stories from the vibrant era of 19th century France, you’ll encounter a countess who becomes her husband’s mistress; octogenarians comparing their previous mischievous conquests; and a bored housewife discovering an unexpected career – otherwise known as ‘the oldest profession’, at The Lowry at 8pm. Tickets £10-£5. Ring 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: March 17-19 - The Russian State Ballet of Siberia present Romeo and Juliet at 7.30pm on March 17; Sleeping Beauty at 7.30pm on March 18; and Swan Lake at 2.30pm and 7.30pm on March 19 at the Regent Theatre. Tickets £30.50-£15.50. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

TATTENHALL: April 8 - Cheshire Rural Touring Arts present Robin Ince’s Bad Book Club - TV and radio comedy star Robin Ince combines his twin passions of science and bad literature at The Barbour Institute at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Ring 01829 771442.

WARRINGTON: We’ll Meet Again - Britain’s best wartime cavalcade celebration show returns to the Parr Hall in Palmyra Square at 2.30pm. Tickets £12.50, £10.50. Ring 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WIRRAL: March 14-19 - Port Sunlight Players present The Bugle Boy by Don Stevenson - the Glenn Miller story told with full orchestra, at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Ring 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WIRRAL: March 23-26 - Riverside Players present Mill on the Floss by Helen Edmundson, adapted from the novel by George Eliot, at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Ring 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WIRRAL: April 5-9 - Leverhulme Youth Drama Festival at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight at 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WIRRAL: April 12-16 - Leverhulme Open Drama Festival at the Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight at 7.30pm. Tickets £6. Ring 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

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