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CHESTER: Blue Hills Theatre Company presents Thomas Hardy: Three Tales - three of Thomas Hardy’s most famous short stories performed at St Mary’s Centre, St Mary’s Hill, at 7.30pm. Suitables for ages 10+. Tickets £7 adults, £4 students/under 16s. Email [email protected] for tickets.

CHESTER: October 12 - Comedian Mark Watson at The Laugh Inn, Station Road. Ring 01244 401626 or visit www.thelaughinnchester.co.uk.

CHESTER: October 14-15 - Chester Operatic Society presents Sounds From The Big Band Era at The Guildhall in Watergate Street at 7.45pm. Tickets £10. Call 01244 375662.

CHESTER: October 20 - Comedian Dave Spikey at The Laugh Inn, Station Road. Ring 01244 401626 or visit www.thelaughinnchester.co.uk.

CREWE: September 27-October 1 - Acton Amateur Operatic Society presentsThe King and I by Rodgers and Hammerstein at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.15pm with 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Tickets £12.50-£8. Call 01270 537333 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

CREWE: October 5 - The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular - memories of the golden days of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr in Las Vegas are revived at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £20-£18. Call 01270 537333 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

CREWE: October 6 - Big Bag of Boom - New Art Club Tom Roden and Pete Shenton, the world's funniest dance duo, are back with their latest piece of genre-defining, dance-up comedy, at the Axis Arts Centre, Crewe Green Road, at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, £5 concessions. Ring 0161 247 5302 or visit www.axisartscentre.org.uk.

CREWE: October 8-9 - X-Academy of Performing Arts present DanceAround 11 at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.15pm on Saturday and 1.15pm and 5.15pm on Sunday. Tickets £11.50-£9.50. Call 01270 537333 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

LIVERPOOL: October 1 - Queen - A Night at the Opera - Live presentation of the classic 1975 Queen album played in its entirety, followed by an 18 song Queen hit parade, at the Philharmonic Hall in Hope Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £35-£26. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LIVERPOOL: October 4 - Comedian Stephen Merchant brings his Hello Ladies at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 7.30pm. Call 08448 47 25 25Šor visitŠ www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: October 7 - That’ll Be The Day - Prepare for a party as the UK's most successful touring rock 'n' roll production returns with their 25th anniversary show. Bringing on back the good times with a combination of the most popular feel good comedy routines and favourite hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s performed over the past 25 years in the show, at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 7.30pm. Call 08448 47 25 25Šor visitŠ www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: October 8 - Puppetry of the Penis - the ancient Australian art of genital origami returns - this time in 3D! - at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 7.30pm. Call 08448 47 25 25Šor visitŠ www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: October 8 - Comedian Paddy McGuinness at the Echo Arena. Tickets £25. Ring 0844 8000 400 or visit www.echoarena.com.

LIVERPOOL: October 11 - Comedian Jason Manford at the Echo Arena. Tickets £25. Ring 0844 8000 400 or visit www.echoarena.com.

LIVERPOOL: October 25-26 - Comedian Alan Carr brings his Spexy Beast tour to the Echo Arena. Tickets £25. Ring 0844 8000 400 or visit www.echoarena.com.

LIVERPOOL: October 29 - Carnival Du Vampires Rock at the Echo Arena. Tickets £28.50-£15. Ring 0844 8000 400 or visit www.echoarena.com.

LIVERPOOL: November 2-4 - Comedian Lee Evans brings his Roadrunner tour to the Echo Arena. Tickets £30. Ring 0844 8000 400 or visit www.echoarena.com.

LIVERPOOL: November 14 - Comedian Bill Bailey at the Echo Arena. Ring 0844 8000 400 or visit www.echoarena.com.

LIVERPOOL: November 17-19 - LIPA Dance presents The Classics - third year dancers take part in a diverse new show of original dance pieces created by professional choreographers in the Paul McCartney Auditorium at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts at 7.30pm. Adults £8, concessions £4. Visit www.lipa.ac.uk or call 0844 873 2888.

LIVERPOOL: January 29 - King and Queen of the ballroom, Anton du Beke and Erin Boag, announce their return with a sensational new show, Let’s Do It, which comes to the Philharmonic Hall at 3pm. Tickets £29.50-£42.50. Call 0151 709 3789 or visit www.liverpoolphil.com.

LLANDUDNO: October 4 - National Dance Company Wales Autumn Tour featuring Bolero & Black Milk by Ohad Naharin, Quixoteland by Gustavo Ramirez Sansano and Phantoms of Us by Eleesha Drennan, at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £20-£16. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

LLANDUDNO: October 5 - Black Eyed Theatre presents Oh What A Lovely War, at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £16-£12. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

LLANDUDNO: October 6 - Writer, broadcaster and historian Julie Summers presents Everest Needs You Mr Irvine, an account of the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine close to the summit of Mount Everest, at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm. Tickets £15-£13. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 9 - Raymond Gubbay presents We'll Meet Again featuring Angela Rippon and Rosemary Squires at the Bridgewater Hall at 3pm. Tickets £36.50-£12.50. Ring 0161 907 9000 or visit www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 11 - Manchester Literature Festival presents Manchester Sermon delivered by former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion at Manchester Cathedral at 7pm. Tickets £8, concessions £6. Call 0843 208 0500 or visit www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 12-15 - Strictly Gershwin - the dancers of English National Ballet will be joined by special guests and a live jazz orchestra for this fabulous in-the-round dance spectacular at the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 13 - Manchester Literature Festival presents Afternoon Tea with Sue Macgregor, the celebrated journalist and presenter best known for fronting BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, at the French Restaurant in the Midland Hotel at 3pm. Tickets £15, concessions £12. Call 0843 208 0500 or visit www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 13 - Manchester Literature Festival presents novelist and playwright Michael Frayn talking about his new book My Father’s Fortune in the Banqueting Room at Manchester Town Hall at 5pm. Tickets £5, concessions £3. Call 0843 208 0500 or visit www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 13 - Manchester Literature Festival presents literary biographer Claire Tomalin talking about her new book Charles Dickens: A Life in the Banqueting Room at Manchester Town Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £6. Call 0843 208 0500 or visit www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 15 - Manchester Literature Festival presents the Anthony Burgess Tour - author Ed Glinert embarks on a journey round the local landmarks featured in the varied and bohemian life of Anthony Burgess. Starts at Manchester Cathedral at 11am and finishes at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation where there will be a talk by centre director Dr Andrew Biswell. Tickets £15. Call 0843 208 0500 or visit www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 17-18 - Speak Of Me As I Am - A Conversation with Ira Aldridge - Wyllie Longmore confronts Ira Aldridge, a popular black American tragedian of the 19th century, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, £7. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 21 - Godspell 40th anniversary concert starring Kerry Ellis at the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 22 - Dons of Comedy - an amazing, awesome, pumping powerhouse of a stand-up comedy show, a night of true heavyweight comedy, at the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 24, November 14, January 30 - Carol Ann Duffy & Friends - returning for a third season, Carol Ann Duffy introduces new writers from Manchester Metropolitian University and a vareity of established poets offering a medley of jazz, poetry and conversation, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: October 27-28 - Comedian Stephen Merchant presents Hello Ladies at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £27.50, £25. Over 16s only. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: October 31-November 1 - Some Scary Stories - For two nights only, acclaimed writers Alistair McDowall (Plain Jane), Andrew Sheridan (Winterlong) and Claire Urwin (No Wonder) present three stories of contemporary horror to unsettle you this Halloween. These three monologues promise to be a chilling and unforgettable evening, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square. Tickets £7, £5. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 9-12 - Rock ‘n’ Roll Heaven - rock 'n' roll extravaganza featuring the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Del Shannon, Ricky Nelson, and Eddie Cochran at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 15-19 - Big Bag of Boom - New Art Club Tom Roden and Pete Shenton, the world's funniest dance duo, are back with their latest piece of genre-defining, dance-up comedy, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 16 - Vampires Rock - Along with Steve Steinman, a full cast of superb singers, dancers and a formidable band blast their way through some of the greatest ever rock anthems at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 16 - The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler - Based on author Eve Ensler's Vagina Interviews conducted with women from all around the world, hilariously witty and moving collection of tales gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, brave stories, at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 17 - Halfway to Paradise - The Billy Fury Story - Now in its 15th year and still furiously rockin', his own band, Furys' Tornados, re-play live his timeless 29 hit records - Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy, Halfway To Paradise and many more at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 17-19 - Christmas With The Rat Pack - Take a trip back in time to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Las Vegas in the late 1950s and early 60s and be in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr & Dean Martin, at the Palace Theatre, Oxford Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 18 - Magician Jerry Sadowitz at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: November 19 - 80s Mania - Step back in time and join Europe's premier 1980s experience with more than 35 chart topping smash hits, at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: January 20 - One Night With Elvis - features Lee ‘Memphis’ King, the UK’s most successful Elvis impersonator, finalist in The World’s Greatest Elvis and in the special edition of The Weakest Link, at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: January 21 - Comedian Omid Djalili at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Call 0844 847 2484 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: February 15 - Sing-a-long-a Abba at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: February 18 - The Real McCoy - The major comedy show featured on the BBC in the 90s which launched the careers of the likes of Felix Dexter, Curtis Walker, Richard Blackwood and Meera Syal is back for a reunion tour at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: February 23-25 - Respect La Divas - New show from the creator of the West End hit show Thriller Live, this is a powerful, entertaining and uplifting musical revue paying tribute to some of the greatest female singers of all-time at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 4 - Comedian Dave Spikey at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MOLD: October 6 - Kill For A Seat Comedy Club presents The Boy With Tape On His face and Tony Law with resident compere Silky in the Clwyd Room at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 8pm. Tickets £9, concessions £7. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

RHYL: September 29-October 1 - The Bugle Boy - The Life Story of Glenn Miller - at the Pavilion Theatre at 7.30pm with 2.30pm Saturday matinee. Call 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

RHYL: October 2 - The Mr Men Live Party Road Show at the Pavilion Theatre at 1.30pm. Tickets £13 adults, £11 children, £44 family. Call 01745 330000 or visit www.rhylpavilion.co.uk.

RUNCORN: September 30 - Showstoppers - The Improvised Musical - A new musical is created from scratch at each performance of this award-winning production, which has played sell-out seasons in London’s West End and at the Edinburgh festival, at The Brindley in High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: October 1 - Killer - The Jerry Lee Lewis Story - The story of the first wild man of rock from his meteoric rise to fame through hits such as Great Balls of Fire and Whole Lotta Shakin’ to his equally fast fall from grace when he married his 13-year-old cousin, at The Brindley in High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: October 2 - Glenda Hill Theatre Works present Switch, at The Brindley in High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: October 5 - Clatterbridge Rocks - charity show for all the family, includes music from the 60s right up to the present day, starring Simon Dorey and Eastwood, Tom&Em and Ronnie Brandon, with special guest stars Sally Powell and Paul Thompson, at The Brindley in High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: October 6 - Ventriloquist and comedian Paul Zerdin, at The Brindley in High Street. Ring 0151 907 8360 or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

SALFORD: October 2 - Stripes Theatre Company present Two Brothers and One World Cup - Sibling secrets, lies, laughs and songs are set against the backdrop of football World Cups 1982 to 2010, at The Lowry at Salford Quays at 8pm. Tickets £10. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

SALFORD: October 3 - Comedian Hal Cruttenden at The Lowry at Salford Quays at 8pm. Tickets £12. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: October 25 - Varsity Pro Wrestling - the UK’s number one sports entertainment company Varsity Pro Wrestling presents an explosive night of wrestling action featuring top stars and former superstars of the WWE and TNA at the Victoria Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £16-£13.50. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

WARRINGTON: November 19 - Comedian Jimmy Carr brings his Laughter Therapy show to the Parr Hall at 7pm. Tickets £25. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WARRINGTON: September 30 - Fallen Angel Dance Theatre present Chapter One - a new and exciting work by Paul Bayes Kitcher (ex-Birmingham Royal Ballet) exploring the nature and complexities of recovering from addiction at the Pyramid at 7.30pm. Tickets £10, £8. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WARRINGTON: October 1 - One Night Only featuring Sonia, Radio City presenter Pete Price and Juice FM’s Leanne Campbell at the Parr Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £21, £19. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WARRINGTON: October 29 - Sally Morgan presents Psychic Sally on the Road at the Parr Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £23. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WARRINGTON: November 11 - Omid Djalili brings his Tour of Duty show to the Parr Hall at 8pm. Tickets £19. Call 01925 442345 or visit www.pyramidparrhall.com.

WIRRAL: September 27-29 - Birkenhead Operatic Society Trust present Catch Every Note - an evening of musical favourites from Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and many other West End hits at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Tickets £15, concessions £13. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

WIRRAL: September 30 - Motown’s Greatest Hits - How Sweet It Is at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 7.30pm. Tickets £19.50, £17.50. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

WIRRAL: October 1 - The Mr Men Live Party Road Show at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 2pm. Tickets £13, concessions £11, family £44. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

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