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CHESTER: May 11 - Dan Nightingale introduces Addy van der Bourg, Tom Stade and Gary Delany at The Laugh Inn, Homer House, Station Road. Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm. Call 01244 401626 or visit www.thelaughinn.co.uk.

CONGLETON: May 18 - Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents the New Perspectives Theatre Company production of The Honey Man - a fascinating account of the unlikely relationship that develops one summer between Misty, a 15-year-old girl, and The Honey Man, an ‘ancient’ afro-caribbean man who has taken up residence in a derelict cottage at the edge of the English village where she lives, at the Electric Picture House at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Call 01260 270908 or visit cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.

CREWE: May 10 - An intimate evening with Joe Longthorne at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £20. Call 01270 686777 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

CREWE: May 13 - Forever in Blue Jeans rock ‘n’ roll show at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £18. Call 01270 686777 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

ELLESMERE PORT: May 17 - Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents the New Perspectives Theatre Company production of The Honey Man - a fascinating account of the unlikely relationship that develops one summer between Misty, a 15-year-old girl, and The Honey Man, an ‘ancient’ afro-caribbean man who has taken up residence in a derelict cottage at the edge of the English village where she lives, at Whitby Hall Studio Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Call 0151 357 2120 or visit cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.

LIVERPOOL: May 11 - 30 Degrees Dance Company present Shredding The Line - Allow yourself to be taken on a journey through the tears, lines, layers and textures of a complex shredded score, inspired by the simplest of objects: paper. Created by 30 Degrees Dance Company, an exciting new company of final year student dancers from Edge Hill University, their show can be seen at the Unity Theatre in Hope Place at 8pm. Tickets £6. Call 0844 873 2888 or visit www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk.

LLANDUDNO: May 10-12 - Little Princess in I Want To Celebrate - join the children’s TV and book character and her friends Puss and Scruff at Venue Cymru at 10am and noon. Tickets £12, children £10, family of four £36. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: May 26-27 – Comedian Rhod Gilbert at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: May 27 - The Chuckle Brothers in Return of the Pirates of the River Rother 2 - In Stranger Tights at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: May 31 – The Rat Pack - Purveyors of Cool return by popular demand with a sensational show featuring the greatest music of the 20th century and recreating those wonderful memories of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Junior, at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: June 2 - Medium Colin Fry at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: June 2-3 – My First Sleeping Beauty – English National Ballet, in partnership with English National Ballet School, bring youngsters their first taste of the fantastical, magical, make-believe world of ballet, at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: June 4-9 - Dancing in the Streets - Ivor Novello Award winner Keith Strachan’s directs this hit show - a spectacular celebration of classic music from the heart of the Motor City - Detroit - at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: June 14 - The Wiggles at the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street. Call 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: July 6-8 - Flawless and English National Ballet - The UK’s national ballet company English National Ballet and World Dance Champions Flawless will come together in a collaboration fusing streetdance, acrobatics and ballet at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: July 19 - Back For Good - Recreating the magic of Take That live in concert. If you like Take That you will love Back For Good with their amazing dance routines, numerous costume changes and phenomenal live performances, at the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street. Call 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: July 20 - How Sweet It Is - Motown’s Greatest Hits at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: September 12-15 – Mrs Brown Rides Again starring Brendan O’Carroll at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 6.30pm. Tickets £39.50-£19.50. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: September 21-22 – Comedian Frankie Boyle at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £25. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: November 1 - Kevin Bloody Wilson - Australia's answer to Roy Chubby Brown - so not for the easily offended! Consistent irreverent humour in a heavy Aussie accent with plenty of swearing and eclectic musical backing - also featuring Jenny Talia - at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 9-10 - Comedian Ross Noble at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MOTTRAM ST ANDREW: May 12 - Cheshire Rural Touring Arts presents the Mad Dogs and Englishmen production of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, at Mottram St Andrew Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £10-£6. Call 01625 820880 or visit cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk.

RHYL: May 10 - Wildboyz starring Alex Reid (reality TV star) Marcus Patrick (Hollyoaks), Danny Young (Coronation Street/Dancing on Ice) and Dale Howard (Big Brother) at the Pavilion Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £21.50, £18.50 off. Call 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

RUNCORN: May 11-12 - Enid Wrigley School of Dance present A Dazzling Song and Dance Extravaganza at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: May 15-19 - Centenary Theatre Company present The Sound of Music by Rodgers and Hammerstein at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

SALFORD: May 13 - Paul Merton presents Out Of My Head - Discover the bizarre workings of Paul Merton's brain, as he muses on the mighty behemoth that is his noggin at The Lowry at 7.30pm. Tickets £23. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: May 13 - Adam Kay’s Smutty Songs - join the Amateur Transplants frontman for more of the darkly humorous re-iamginings of pop and rock classics that have gained him a cult following at The Lowry at 8pm. Tickets £16. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: May 13 - Music For Silents present Vampyr - Join Steven Severin and experience his new atmospheric score for Carl Theodor Dreyer’s unsettling tale of fear and obsession, shot with a silent film aesthetic, at The Lowry at 8pm. Tickets £10. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: May 14-15 - Derren Brown presents Svengali - Derren Brown returns to The Lowry with a new show, promising a rollercoaster ride of psychological illusion, at The Lowry. Tickets £35, £30. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: May 16 - Comedian Alfie Moore presents I Predicted A Riot - After serving 18 years with the Humberside Police Force, Alfie talks about the history of riots and what it feels like to be on the other side of the riot shield, at The Lowry at 8pm. Tickets £12. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: May 20 - Paul Merton presents Out Of My Head at the Regent Theatre at 8pm. Tickets £24. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

WARRINGTON: May 13 - Vienna Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake featuring music by Tchaikovsky at Parr Hall, Palmyra Square at 2.30pm. Tickets £18-£11. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WARRINGTON: May 24 - Fallen Angels - Chapter One: Battle for the Soul returns to Pyramid after overwhelming success last year. Reworked and developed into an hour long performance, this piece uses real life testimonies from recovered addicts as inspiration, touching on individual aspirations of hope, recovery and selflessness, at Pyramid, Palmyra Square at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, £8. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WARRINGTON: May 28 - A Right Royal Knees Up - From the 1940s to the new millennium, this is a show guaranteed to get your spirits soaring, your hands clapping and your voices bellowing out timeless classics in the rousing flag waving finale as part of the celebrations of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, at Pyramid, Palmyra Square at 2.30pm. Tickets £11. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WARRINGTON: June 7 - Comedian Stewart Francis presents Outstanding In His Field at the Parr Hall in Palmyra Square at 7.30pm. Tickets £17.50. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WIRRAL: May 12 - The Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £12, £10. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WIRRAL: May 13 - The F Rated Comedy Club featuring Wil Hodgeson and Lewis Charlesworth, compered by Dominic Woodward, at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 8pm. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

WIRRAL: May 24-26 - Port Sunlight Players present Hi-De-Hi, based on the TV series by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WIRRAL: June 13-16 - Bebington Dramatic Society presents Fawlty Towers, based on the TV series by John Cleese and Connie Booth, at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £7. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WREXHAM: May 11 - National Dance Company Wales presents the Natya STEM Dance Kampni Tour 2012 from India at The Stiwt in Broad Street, Rhos, at 7.30pm. Tickets £13, £11 concessions. Call 01978 841300 or visit www.stiwt.co.uk.

WREXHAM: May 14 - The Harri-Parris presents The Leaving Do - an evening of comedy, drama and song that takes a warm and witty look at the ups and downs of living in rural West Wales at The Stiwt in Broad Street, Rhos, at 7.30pm. Tickets £7, £6 concessions. Call 01978 841300 or visit www.stiwt.co.uk.

WREXHAM: June 7 - Comedians Jimmy McGhie and Nish Kumar at The Stiwt in Broad Street, Rhos, at 8pm. Tickets £7 in advance, £10 on the door. Call 01978 841300 or visit www.stiwt.co.uk.

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