Lyceum Theatre

Lyceum Theatre
Heath Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2DA
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At more than 100 years old, Crewe's Lyceum Theatre is the oldest Edwardian theatre in Cheshire East. The original theatre was built in 1881 – with the first show being A Wonderful Woman (followed by Aladdin) – before the theatre's second incarnation came about in 1885; the New Lyceum Theatre opened in 1887. The theatre attracted the attention of some soon-to-be well-known stars, including Charlie Chaplin who appeared in Sherlock Holmes in 1906 and Stan Laurel, who performed in Sleeping Beauty in 1907.

In 1910 a fire gutted the theatre, but by 1911 there was a brand new venue once again and the theatre began to flourish. Over the years there has been appearances from the circus (in the 1930s–50s) and record-breaking attempts (including Syncopating Sandy, who played the piano for 194 hours, non-stop.

These days, the theatre welcomes a whole host of acts, including theatre, comedy, dance, music and more.

Free car parking is available after 6pm at the front of the theatre in Lyceum Square, plus there's more a short walk away at the Civic Centre. The main bus station is two minutes away by foot and is served by all local buses, while the train station is a 15 minute walk away.

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Al Murray: Let's Go Backwards Together

A brand new show from everyone's favourite bigoted landlord, Al Murray, star of Happy Hour. Please only cheer at the irony and stay in your house if you actually hate the French.

Fri 19 May

Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom

  • Directed by: Richard Lewis
  • Written by: Mani Svavarsson (music)

Richard Lewis' adaptation of the award-winning television animation set in a miniature world of fairies, elves and insects. The production features original music by Mani Svavarsson, with original lyrics by Matt Lewis.

Beyond the Barricade

A selection of the best-loved songs from new and classic West End shows like The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, The Lion King and Les Miserables.

Sat 15 Apr

£25.50 / 01270 368242

The Bowie Experience

Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.

Sat 2 Dec

£27.50 / 01270 368242

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Brian Poole, Len 'Chip' Hawkes and Dave Munden are together again, performing hits, such as Twist And Shout, Do You Love Me and Silence Is Golden.

Tue 30 May

£24.50 / 01270 368242

Bringing on Back the 1960s

The New Amen Corner perform hits from the 60s.

Fri 25 Aug

£22 / 01270 368242

Bye Bye Baby: A Celebration Of Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons

Jamie Ledwith scales the falsetto heights of Frankie Valli, along with snappy choreography and a vast catalogue of hits making for a memorable and unforgettable night of nostalgia.

The Chicago Blues Brothers

Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.

Fri 15 Sep

£23.50–£27.50 (£21.50–£25.50) / 01270 368242

Counterfeit Quo: Status Quo Tribute

The band performs the hits and more of the bedenimed blues'n'boogie veterans.

Sat 8 Apr

The Country Superstars Experience

Dolly Parton-impersonator Sarah Jayne and vocal impersonator Andy Crust take a trip back through time to country music's heyday, featuring Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Billie Jo Spears, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and John Denver.

Thu 27 Apr

£22 (£20) / 01270 368242

Gordon Hendricks: Elvis Tribute

2011' in association with Elvis Presley Enterprises and then had the honour of appearing in Memphis where he was seen performing by John Wilkinson who complemented Gordon as quoted below. Gordon Hendricks was voted the 2005 "Stars In Their Eyes" Grand Final Winner on UK Television with a record number of viewers…

Sun 2 Apr

Jasper Carrott's Stand Up & Rock

The comedian regales the audience with his inimitable stand up routines before introducing his musical compatriots Bev Bevan, Geoff Turton and The Bev Bevan Band.

Wed 19 Apr

£29.50 / 01270 368242

Thu 20 Apr

£29.50 / 01270 368242

Jimmy Carr: The Best of Tour

Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr. The 8 Out of 10 Cats presenter has gathered some of his very best jokes, along with some new material and headed out on a mammoth UK tour.

Tue 29 Aug

Tue 24 Oct

John Bishop: Winging It

Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.

Tue 2 May

Wed 3 May

Thu 4 May

Fri 5 May

Kast Off Kinks

Not quite a tribute band as the Kast off Kinks feature former members of the Kinks from through the years, including original drummer Mick Avory.

Thu 14 Sep

£22 (£20) / 01270 368242

The Matt Monro Story

Tribute to Matt Monro's life and music performed by his son, Matt Monro Jnr.

Thu 30 Mar

£21.50 / 01270 368242

Menopause the Musical

Parody musical, featuring tunes from the 60s–80s, follows four women in a department store who appear to have nothing in common but a bra on sale. Naturally, come the end of the show, they realise they share more than they originally thought.

Fri 31 Mar

£28.50 / 01270 368242

Milton Jones is Out There

Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.

Wed 18 Oct

£27.50 / 01270 368242

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!

The CBeebies star brings his show to life on stage.

Sun 25 Jun

£17.50 (Children £15; £62 four people) / 01270 368242

Mister Maker & The Shapes Live UK Tour

The CBeebies arts and crafts hero embarks on his first ever live theatre tour in the UK. Join Mister Maker and his colourful pals The Shapes for arty adventures, songs and dancing.

Monty Python's Spamalot: Curtain Call Production

Lovingly ripped off from the 1975 cult film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', in this uproariously funny musical we join King Arthur, his Knights of the Round Table and their coconut-tapping steeds on an epic quest for the grail.

Wed 10 May

Thu 11 May

Fri 12 May

A Night of Dirty Dancing

A song and dance show featuring a number of performers showcasing well-known tunes including 'Do You Love Me', 'Big Girls Don't Cry' and 'I've Had The Time Of My Life'.

Wed 11 Oct

Pasha: Let's Dance The Night Away

The Strictly Come Dancing star and his fantastic dancers are back again touring the UK with their completely brand new show. Expect favourite dances, stunning costumes, great music, chat and fun for all the family.

Sat 1 Apr

£27.50 (£26.50) / 01270 368242

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.

Sun 15 Oct

Paul Zerdin: All Mouth

The ventriloquist, who won the 2015 series of America's Got Talent, performs with his three puppet characters, Sam, Albert and Baby, plus two new ones.

Tue 21 Nov

Room on the Broom

  • Directed by: Olivia Jacobs
  • Written by: Toby Mitchell (adapt)

Songs, laughs and scary fun for children with stories of witches, cats, dogs, birds and frogs. Ages 3+.

Wed 17 May

Thu 18 May

Sally Morgan

Got a goldfish that you flushed down the toilet that you need to say sorry to? Now's your chance to apologise through the medium of Sally Morgan.

Fri 14 Apr

£25.50 / 01270 368242

Sean Kelly

The auctioneering star of the hit TV show, Storage Hunters, return to his stand-up roots.

Mon 9 Oct

£24.75 / 01270 368242

Some Guys Have All The Luck: The Rod Stewart Story

The story of the legendary mullet-headed rocker, whose scratchy pipes lent a welcome note of sandpaper to such hits as 'Maggie May', 'I Don't Want To Talk About It' and 'Baby Jane', but who also wrote such enduring classics as 'You Wear It Well' and 'Every Picture Tells A Story'.

Sun 2 Jul

Some People v Reginald D Hunter

The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.

Thu 25 May

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Sun 21 May

£15.50 (Children £13.50) / 01270 368242

Stated Quo: Status Quo Tribute

The long-established and highly successful rock band have a selection of their huge list of hits performed live.

Sat 8 Apr

£23.50 / 01270 368242

Superstars of Wrestling

A chance to watch American-style wrestling live, with appearances by a number of star wrestlers including Stevie Star, John Titan and Magico.

Sat 6 May

£15 (Children £12; £48 four people) / 01444 242888

Thank ABBA for the Music

Big ABBA tribute night.

Sat 29 Apr

£26 (£25) / 01270 368242

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

  • Written by: Jonathan Rockefeller (adapt)

Based on Eric Carle's hand-painted books, Jonathan Rockefeller's family-friendly stage production uses a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets to faithfully bring to life the four stories: The Artist Who Painted A Blue Horse, Mister Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Wed 12 Apr

£14.50 / 01270 368242

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • Directed by: Peter Glanville
  • Written by: Barb Jungr (music)

Michael Rosen's award-winning book is brought to the stage for ages 3+.

Mon 24 Apr

£14.50 / 01270 368242

The Wizard Of Oz

A spectacular Easter pantomime version of the classic story, starring Bobby Davro as Scarecrow and Ashleigh & Pudsey as Dorothy and Toto.

Mon 17 Apr

£22.50 (£20.50) / 01270 368242

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