The touring season is here! This autumn, Storyhouse hosts musicals, international drama, stand-up comedy, dance, opera and music.
West-End hit, Footloose, the musical based on the 1984 movie and starring Maureen Nolan opens the autumn season in the three tier 800 seat auditorium from 5 – 9 September. Another musical – the legendary Blood Brothers, starring Lyn Paul – can be seen the following month from 9 – 14 October.
Frantic Assembly’s celebrated physicality joins the bill with a co-production between themselves and State Theatre Company of South Australia: Things I Know to Be True is performed between 7 – 11 November.
Dance lovers finally have a reason to travel to Chester as the acclaimed all male dance company BalletBoyz perform their new show on 30 October. The sound of Buenos Aires comes to the city on 18 October with the hit show Tangomotion, featuring world-class tango dancers and live music from the acclaimed quartet Tango Siempre.
Comedians coming to Chester’s newest venue in the autumn will include Stewart Lee (BBC 2’s Comedy Vehicle) with his new show Content Provider and 8 of 10 Cats does Countdown regular Jon Richardson with his Old Man tour, on 3 October and 19 September respectively.
More laughter will be on offer as the smash-hit musical Spamalot inspired by the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, comes to Storyhouse from 31 October – 4 November, featuring comic delights including killer rabbits and a very expensive forest.
Brassed Off, the play that tells the story of the miners’ strike through the travails of a colliery brass band, is on stage in October and will feature a locally-based brass band alongside the company of professional actors.
Musical All or Nothing, which charts the story of the influential 60s mod group Small Faces, known best for hit songs Itchycoo Park and All or Nothing, will be performed in November and music from the 1860s comes to the fore with acclaimed company Opera della Luna presenting their latest show Tales of Offenbach.
Folk music star Kate Rusby appears on 20 October as part of a short tour celebrating her 25 years on stage.