What’s On - Shows - January 17 onwards

SHOWS

CHESTER: January 18-19 - Dan Nightingale introducing Rob Beckett, Martin Mor at The Laugh Inn, Homer House, Station Road. Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. Tickets £12. Call 01244 401626 or visit www.thelaughinn.co.uk.

CHESTER: January 19 - The Dee & Alyn Gilbert & Sullivan Society present Showtime, an evening of songs from the shows, at Hamilton Street Church, Hoole, at 7.30pm. Tickets £8 (in advance) or £10 at the door. Call 01244 674878 or email [email protected].

CHESTER: January 19 - Chester Comedy Club with Mark Rough at Alexander’s, Rufus Court. Admission £12, £10. Call 01244 340005 or visit www.alexanderslive.com.

CREWE: January 25 - Comedian Micky Flanagan at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 8pm. Tickets £16. Call 01270 686777 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

CREWE: January 25 - Michael Pinchbeck presents The Beginning - Taking place somewhere between a rehearsal and a performance, dreaming and being awake, The Beginning asks how we might begin a career, a relationship or a show. This is the second in a trilogy of work inspired by Shakespearean stage directions by the award-winning writer and performance maker Pinchbeck at the Axis Theatre, Crewe Green Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets £24, concessions £15. Call 0161 247 5302 or visit www.axisartscentre.org.uk.

CREWE: February 14-15 - That’ll Be The Day rock ‘n’ roll show at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £22-£17.50. Call 01270 686777 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

CREWE: March 10 - Cheshire East Youth Theatre in partnership with Contact Theatre presents Finding Chaucer’s Voice, an original performance devised by 5-16-year-olds in response to The Canterbury Tales, at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street. Tickets by invitation only. Call 01270 686777 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

CREWE: April 16 - Psychic Sally on the Road - Britain's favorite TV psychic, Sally Morgan returns with her outstanding 2013 nationwide tour at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £22. Call 01270 686777 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

CREWE: May 10 - Comedian Rich Hall at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 8pm. Tickets £16. Call 01270 686777 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

CREWE: May 28 - Comedian Andy Parsons at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 8pm. Tickets £16. Call 01270 686777 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

LIVERPOOL: January 19 - Comedians Daniel Simonsen and Alfie Brown at the Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street. Doors 7pm. Tickets £10. Call 0844 888 4411 or visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk.

LIVERPOOL: January 19 - Buddy Holly - A Legend Reborn 2013 - Star of stage and screen, Jess Conrad joins the UK’s number one Buddy, Marc Robinson, plus the country’s number one Connie Francis revue, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £33.50, £27.50. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: January 20 - The Circus of Horrors - 17 years after its conception at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival the show has gone on to tour the World achieving cult status and dragging Circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond, at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £26-£10. Call 08448 47 25 25Šor visitŠ www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: January 22 - Anton & Erin Go to Hollywood - the UK’s favourite dancing duo Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag are back with a dazzling new show featuring sassy tunes, sensational choreography and sparkling costumes that conjure up all the fizz and razzmatazz of glamorous Hollywood at its best, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £43.50, £31.50. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: January 30 - Comedian Mark Thomas brings his Brave Figaro! show to the Playhouse in Williamson Square at 7.30pm. Ticets £18-£12. Call 0151 709 4776 or visit www.everymanplayhouse.com.

LIVERPOOL: January 31-February 2 - 20 Stories High present Whole - Last year, three teenagers emailed 20 Stories High to ask if they could make a play about their friend Holly. This is how it unravelled, at the Unity Theatre in Hope Place. Call 0844 873 2888 or visit www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk.

LIVERPOOL: February 1 - Liverpool poet Roger McGough presents As Far As I Know at the Playhouse in Williamson Square at 7.30pm. Tickets £18-£12. Call 0151 709 4776 or visit www.everymanplayhouse.com.

LIVERPOOL: February 2 - Comedian John Shuttleworth presents Out of Our Sheds at the Playhouse in Williamson Square at 7.30pm. Tickets £18-£12. Call 0151 709 4776 or visit www.everymanplayhouse.com.

LIVERPOOL: February 19-23 - Crosby Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents The Sorceror by Gilbert and Sullivan, at the Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, at 7pm. Tickets £15-£12, under 16s £7.50-£6. Call 0844 888 4411 or visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk.

LIVERPOOL: February 21-23 - Stillness in a Mobile World - A new slice of dance theatre conceived by professional choreographers who have taken the movement-stillness dynamic as their theme, at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount Street. Performed by third year dance students. Tickets £8, concessions £4. Call 0844 873 2888.

LIVERPOOL: March 1 - European Opera Centre presents The Beggar’s Opera - Opera North’s Richard Farnes makes his first appearance with the Orchestra in this riotous co-production with the European Opera Centre at the Epstein Theatre, Hanover Street, at 7.30pm. Tickets £25. Call 0844 888 4411 or visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk.

LIVERPOOL: March 7-9 - Blood Wedding - Lorca’s fine classic play of 1933 evokes the heat and passion of Spain with a young bride-to-be’s family unaware of the emotions lurking beneath the ties of family and duty, at Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, Mount Street. Performed by third-year acting students. Tickets £8, concessions £4. Call 0844 873 2888.

LLANDUDNO: January 16-17 - Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom - English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Cinderella tells everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches story in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences, at Venue Cymru at 4pm on Wednesday and 10am and 1pm on Thursday. Tickets £13.50, £11.50. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: January 19 - The Circus of Horrors - The new sensation, which stormed into the finals of Britain's Got Talent, is packed with new shocks that will take you on a whirlwind journey featuring the most bizarre, unbelievable and unique performers in the world, at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: February 22, April 12 - Comedian Jimmy Carr brings his Gagging Order show to the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £25. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: February 23 - Comedian Milton Jones brings his On The Road show to the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £20. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: February 27 - Boogie Nights - The 70s Musical In Concert - starring The Osmonds (Merrill, Jay and Jimmy), Gareth Gates, Andy Abraham, Louisa Lytton, Shane Richie Jr and Chico at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £35.50-£32.50. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: April 13 - Cesar Milan - The Dog Whisperer - brings his Trust Your Instincts Live Tour to the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Do not bring your dogs. Doors 7pm. Tickets £39.50. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: April 25 - Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story - A shy young boy from Liverpool is re-christened Billy Fury and becomes one of Britain's best loved rock stars. Now in its 16th year and still furiously rockin', his own band, Fury's Tornados, re-live his timeless hits - Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy, Halfway to Paradise and many more, at the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street. Call 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: May 17 - Comedian Micky Flanagan at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £39.50. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: May 27-28 - Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom - English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present My First Cinderella tells everyone’s favourite rags-to-riches story in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences, at the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street. Suitale for ages 3+. Call 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MOLD: February 7 - Kill For A Seat Comedy Club presents Carl Hutchinson in the Clwyd Room at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £10, concessions £8. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

RUNCORN: January 25 - The Kylie M Show - Show co-created by singer and performer Cat Edwards and produced by SAFI Productions which plays homage to Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: January 26 - The Andrew Curphey Theatre Copany present Pop - production with spectacular pop hits from across the decades at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: January 31 - Comedian Lee Hurst at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: February 5-9 - The Bentley Operatic Society presents The Arcadians - This enchanting show tells how idyllic Arcadians set out to transform wicked London into a land of truth and simplicity. It is widely regarded as the finest of all the Edwardian musical comedies and its hilarious plot perfectly captures the optimism, energy and good humour of that carefree age, at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: February 7 - Comedian Alun Cochrane brings his critically acclaimed show Moments of Alun to The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: February 12-16 - Centenary Theatre Company presents Calendar Girls at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: February 12 - 20 Stories High present Whole - Last year, three teenagers emailed 20 Stories High to ask if they could make a play about their friend Holly. This is how it unravelled, at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: February 18 - The Chuckle Brothers - Join Paul and Barry Chuckle and a full supporting cast in their latest hilarious adventure. Featuring ghosts, ghouls and spectacular magic in this exhilarating brand new show. Don’t miss this musical, magical and mayhem filled story, at The Brindley in High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

SALFORD: January 16-19 - Black Toffee presentsHidden -a darkly comic story of six characters, their secrets and the intriguing puzzle of how they interweave and unravel in a modern urban world, at The Lowry at 9.30pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 7pm on Saturday. Tickets £8. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com for details.

SALFORD: January 17-18 - Salford Dance Explosion - Now in its fifth year, Salford Dance Explosion is a two-day dance festival involving 400 children from schools and community dance groups from across the region. After such an amazing performance last year, Radio Impulse, a young local band, will be leading the sing-song finale once again, at The Lowry at 7pm. Tickets £10-£7.50. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com for details.

SALFORD: January 20 - The Wit Tank - Like a battering ram to the funny bone, stars of BBC3's Live at The Electric bring their lavish parade of inventive characters and sketch magnificence to venues nationwide. Hotly-tipped as ones to watch for the future, why not catch them now, in the present, at The Lowry at 8pm. Tickets £12. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com for details.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: January 28-February 2 - Stage Productions present The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, starring Denise Leigh, at the Regent Theatre at 7.30pm with 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £24.50. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: February 5-9 - 013 Dance - the UK’s largest celebration of dance featuring community-based dance companies from across the West Midlands and North West of England, at the Regent Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £12-£8. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

WARRINGTON: January 26 - Circus of Horrors - The new sensation, which stormed into the finals of Britain's Got Talent, is packed with new shocks that will take you on a whirlwind journey like a bat out of Hell into 1927 Berlin, this was the roaring twenties, a decedent decade, the birth of the cabaret and the home to The Devil Doll, at the Parr Hall in Palmyra Square at 7.30pm. Tickets £25-£15. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WARRINGTON: February 1 - Comedy Store at the Parr Hall in Palmyra Square at 7.30pm. Tickets £13. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WIRRAL: January 20 - The F:Rated Comedy Club at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, at 8pm. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

WIRRAL: January 26-27 - Interactive Theatre International presents Faulty Towers - The Dining Experience - In this pitch-perfect Fawlty Towers homage, the audience take the role of diners in the hotel in a totally immersive, and highly interactive piece of laugh-out-loud comedy theatre, at the Floral Pavilion, New Brighton, at 1pm and 7pm. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

WIRRAL: January 27 - Pauline Daniels presents The Pauline Daniels Late, Late Christmas Comedy Cracker starring Pauline Daniels, Mickey Finn, Lennie Anderson, comedy magician Paul Dabeck and singer Martin Gregory Lambert at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £12. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WIRRAL: February 1 - On Tour With Elvis - Michael King's Las Vegas Icon award-winning show at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £15. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WIRRAL: February 3 - Irby Dance Studio presents A Musical Experience, produced by Claire Knight, at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WREXHAM: February 7-16 - Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell at the Grove Park Theatre. Visit groveparktheatre.co.uk or call 01978 351091.

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