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Shows - from 25/1/08


ALSAGER: January 29 - H2Dance presents To Die For featuring four dancers and original music in a thought-provoking work inspired by the contentious arena of political and religious extremism, at Alsager Arts Centre at 7.30pm. This show contains nudity and strong language. Tickets £6, concessions £4. Ring 0161 247 5302 or visit www.alsagerartscentre.org.uk.

ALSAGER: January 31 - Aoife Mannix presents Growing Up An Alien - a new show from the Irish writer and performer who revisits her nomadic childhood, exploring the relationships that bind all families together and the secrets that pull them apart, at Alsager Arts Centre at 7.30pm. Tickets £6, concessions £4. Ring 0161 247 5302 or visit www.alsagerartscentre.org.uk.

CHESTER: January 26 - Chester Comedy Club presents Stanley McHale, Nick Cowen and Sian Payne at Alexander’s Jazz Theatre, Rufus Court. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets £10. Ring 01244 340005.

CREWE: January 24-25 - Kings Grove School presents The King & I by Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Lyceum Theatre in Heath Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £3. Ring 01270 537333 or visit www.lyceumtheatre.net.

ELLESMERE PORT: January 22-26 - Ellesmere Port Original Pantomime Company presents Beauty and the Beast at the Civic Hall at 7.30pm with Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £9-£6.50. Ring 0151 355 9310.

LIVERPOOL: January 31 & February 2 - British Dance Edition 2008 - an opportunity to see a collection of Britain’s most prestigious dance companies in two gala triple bills with the Russell Maliphant Dance Company, Scottish Dance Theatre and Henri Oguike Dance Company on January 31 and Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, Hofesh Shechter and Richard Alston Dance Company on February 2 at the Empire Theatre in Lime Street at 7.30pm. Tickets £15-£10. Ring 0870 607 7575 or visit www.liverpoolempire.org.uk.

MANCHESTER: January 26-26 - Re:Play Festival - a showcase of works from new and emerging theatre companies at the Library Theatre in St Peter’s Square. Ring 0161 236 7110 or visit www.librarytheatre.com for details.

MANCHESTER: February 1 - Steve Steinman presents The Meatloaf Trilogy at the Palace Theatre in Oxford Street. Ring 0870 163 3402 or visit www.palaceandoperahouse.org.uk.

QUEENSFERRY: January 26-27 - Happily Ever After - spectacular production on ice, combining two mini-pantomimes Peter Pan and Aladdin with popular songs from shows such as Barnum and Copacabana, at the Deeside Leisure Centre at 4.45pm. Tickets £7, concessions £5. Ring 01244 814735.

RUNCORN: February 1 - Ullaloom presents The Dark Room at The Brindley, High Street, at 7.30pm. Call 0151 907 8360 for ticket information. You can also book online at www.thebrindley.org.uk.

STOKE-ON-TRENT: January 24-February 2 - 08 Dance, a platform for young dancers from schools, colleges and community groups, at the Regent Theatre at 7.30pm. Tickets £7, concessions £5. Ring 0870 060 6649 or visit www.regenttheatre.co.uk.