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CHESTER: December 15-17 - Danny McLoughlin introduces Charlie Baker and Jason Cook at The Laugh Inn, Homer House, Station Road. Call 08000 612 9711.

CHESTER: December 18 - Jason Manford and Friends at The Laugh Inn, Homer House, Station Road. Call 08000 612 9711.

CHESTER: December 19 - Danny McLoughlin with Dan Nightingale at The Laugh Inn, Homer House, Station Road. Call 08000 612 9711.

CHESTER: December 21-23 - Mike Newall introduces Danny McLoughlin and Daliso Chaponda at The Laugh Inn, Homer House, Station Road. Call 08000 612 9711.

CHESTER: January 7-15 - NW Theatre Arts Company and Big Red Events present Dick Whittington and His Cat in the Pavilion Suite at Chester Racecourse. Visit www.visitchester.com/panto or call 0845 241 7868.

CHESTER: February 1 - Comedian Russell Kane at The Laugh Inn, Station Road. Ring 01244 401626 or visit www.thelaughinnchester.co.uk.

COLWYN BAY: December 17-31 - Magic Light Productions present Jack and the Beanstalk at Theatr Colwyn. Adults £10, £8 concessions, children £7. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

LIVERPOOL: January 14 - Comedian Roy Chubby Brown at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 7.30pm. If easily offended please stay away! Call 08448 47 25 25Šor visitŠ www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

LIVERPOOL: January 30-31 - Comedian Billy Connolly at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £36-£31 Call 08448 47 25 25Šor visitŠ www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

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.

LIVERPOOL: March 20 - Psychic Sally On The Road with Sally Morgan at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 7.30pm. Call 08448 47 25 25Šor visitŠ www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

LLANDUDNO: December 16 - Venue Cymru Comedy Club in the Orme Suite at Venue Cymru at 7.30pm.Tickets £13. Call 01492 872000 or visit www.venuecymru.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: December 15, 17 - Albert Herring by Benjamin Britten featuring the RNCM Opera Orchestra, conducted by Clark Rundell,, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £34-£21. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.uk.

MANCHESTER: December 16 - Comedian Roy Chubby Brown at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £20. Not suitable for under 16s. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: December 17 - Salford Choral Society present Handel’s Messiah, at the Royal Northern College of Music in Oxford Road at 7.30pm. Tickets £17. Ring 0161 907 5555 or visit www.rncm.ac.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: 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: February 12 - American Anthems - hit rock musical based around Route 66 featuring a sensational cast of singers, dancers and musicians, recapturing the memories of America’s most iconic music. at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: February 13 - Crissy Rock, fresh from ITV’S I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, brings her new show to the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.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 17 - Jay and Silent Bib Get Old at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £35, £30. Ring 08444 777 677.

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: February 27-29 - Comedian Billy Connolly at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £35. Ring 08444 777 677.

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

MANCHESTER: March 6 - Celebrity psychic Sally Morgan at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 7-8 - Goldilocks - Young Goldilocks likes to explore the world and experience new things. This time, when she wanders into an empty house, she finds much more than three bowls of porridge. But what will happen when the Bears return and find her? Using table-top puppetry and musical influences from around the world, this production brings this classic story to life with a twist, at the Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square. Ring 0161 833 9833 or visit www.royalexchange.co.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 8 - Hormonal Housewives - join the Hormonal Housewives as they battle against weight, mood swings, wine, PMS, men, going to the gym, waxing, stretch marks, chocolate, upper-lip hair and all the other joys of being a 21st century girl, at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 9 - The Ukraine National Opera present Madame Butterfly by Puccini, at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 10 - The Ukraine National Opera present La Traviata by Verdi, at the Opera House in Quay Street. Ring 0844 372 7272 or visit www.manchesterpalace.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: March 23-24 - Comedian Sarah Millican at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 7pm. Tickets £20. Ring 08444 777 677.

MANCHESTER: April 3-7 - Good Mourning Mrs Brown starring Brendan O’Carroll at the Apollo Theatre, Ardwick Green. Doors 6.30pm. Tickets £28.50, £19.50. Ring 08444 777 677.

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: 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.

MOLD: December 14-17 - Theatre Tours International presents Welsh actor Josh Richards in Playing Burton, a profile of the legendary Ruichard Burton in his own words and those of the great writers he admired, in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Clwyd Theatr Cymru at 7.45pm. Tickets £9, concessions £7. Call 0845 330 3565 or visit www.clwyd-theatr-cymru.co.uk.

NEWCASTLE-UNDER-LYME: December 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24 - Tale Trail To Wonderland - Join Alice as she falls into a strange new world and meet characters from the story in this 45 minute magical event for children aged 3-5 at the New Vic Theatre in Etruria Road at 1pm. £4 per person. Visit www.newvictheatre.org.uk or call 01782 717962.

NORTHWICH: December 15-31 - Jack and the Beanstalk at The Grange Theatre. Visit www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

RUNCORN: December 15 - A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - From celebrated production company, Brother Wolf, and five-time award-winning actor/writer, James Hyland, comes a unique one-man show. Told from the perspective of Scrooge’s deceased business partner, this critically acclaimed theatrical adaptation promises thrills, chills and excitement aplenty for all age groups, at The Brindley. Jacob Marley is dead and condemned to an eternity of carrying a heavy chain, forged in life; a life to which he can no longer return except to recount the tale of his miserly business partner, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the path that lead to his redemption. Through Marley’s words, we learn how three magical spirits opened Scrooge’s eyes and made him realise the true value of love and forgiveness. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: January 21 - Andrew Curphey Theatre Company presents Lights, Camera, Action - Andrew Curphey Theatre Company return following their triumphant sold out production West End to Broadway. Join over 100 performers for a magical theatrical treat. It’s an exciting new production that celebrates the music, dance and drama from decades of hit movies, at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

RUNCORN: January 25-28 - Blood Brothers by Willy Russell - Encore and CODYS present the Willy Russell classic play which provided the inspiration for the hit West End musical. Based in Willy Russell's home town of Liverpool, Blood Brothers tells the moving tale of two identical twins separated at birth, at The Brindley in High Street. Call 0151 907 8360 for details or visit www.thebrindley.org.uk.

SALFORD: December 18 - Comedian Seann Walsh at The Lowry, Salford Quays, at 8pm. Tickets £12. Call 0843 208 6000 or visit www.thelowry.com.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: December 15 - Comedian Roy Chubby Brown proves why he is still regarded as Britain’s most outrageous comedy star at The Victoria Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £20. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: January 26-February 4 - 012 Dance at the Regent Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Visit www.ambassadortickets.com or ring 0844 871 7649.

WINSFORD: December 13-31 - Aladdin at The Winsford Lifestyle Centre. Visit www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk.

WIRRAL: December 16, 17 - Port Sunlight Players present Sleeping Beauty at the Gladstone Theatre at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £7, family ticket £25. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WIRRAL: December 20-22 - Barbara Johnston Stage School presents Christmas Cracker 2011, a children’s Christmas song and dance show, at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £8. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

WIRRAL: December 23 - Salsa Libre - Put some Latin Fire into your soul with this great new Salsa Night at the Floral Pavilion. Salsa Libre welcomes all dancers whatever your experience, a basic beginner's class runs from 8.15-8.45pm then it's improvers’ class until 9.30pm, social dancing then carries through until 12.30am with our experienced Salsa DJ playing some of the hottest Latin sounds around, at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton at 8.15pm. Tickets £10. Call 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.

WIRRAL: December 29 - The Houghton Weavers at Christmas with special guest Pete Frampton at the Gladstone Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £14. Proceeds to Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. Call 0151 643 8757 or visit www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk.

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