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Cheshire’s Rural Touring Arts Network brings music and theatre to villages

Cheshire’s rural audiences are in for a treat this autumn as Cheshire Rural Touring Arts unveils its new line-up of theatre, music, comedy and drama in village halls and community centres across the region.

Highlights include music from Buffalo Gals, a six-piece-old-time string band, at Little Budworth Village Hall and musical comedy The Tragical History of Dr Faustus at the Barbour Institute in Tattenhall.

Chester theatre company Theatre in the Quarter is back with the magical Star of Wonder, set on Christmas Eve, 1899, and city vocal trio The Harmonettes present a new 1950s musical comedy written by Emmerdale writer Janys Chambers.

And, in association with Chester Literature Festival, the programme includes a moving piece of theatre from Theatre Action – Phoenix Rising – about the life of DH Lawrence.

Newcomers to Cheshire are children’s company Moby Duck with the hilarious Bong Soon – A Windy Tale, aimed at youngsters aged four and over.

Cllr Stuart Parker, executive member for culture and recreation, said: “The brochure is brimming with lots of different treats.

“Audiences really enjoy seeing great theatre and music on their doorsteps at affordable prices and I am sure that they will enjoy this latest offering.”

Cheshire Rural Touring Arts is supported by Cheshire West and Chester Council, Cheshire East Council and the Arts Council of England.

For further information, visit www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk. To receive a brochure with the full programme, call Claire Smith or Jenny Henry on 01244 972835 and 01244 977667.