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.
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.
Tue 4 Apr
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.
The Bowie Experience
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
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.
Bringing on Back the 1960s
The New Amen Corner perform hits from the 60s.
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.
Thu 15 Jun
£23 (£21) / 01270 368242
The Chicago Blues Brothers
Celebrating the music of The Blues Brothers with a packed revue of blues and soul.
Counterfeit Quo: Status Quo Tribute
The band performs the hits and more of the bedenimed blues'n'boogie veterans.
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.
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…
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.
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.
John Bishop: Winging It
Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.
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.
The Matt Monro Story
Tribute to Matt Monro's life and music performed by his son, Matt Monro Jnr.
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.
Milton Jones is Out There
Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.
Mister Maker & The Shapes Live!
The CBeebies star brings his show to life on stage.
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'.
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.
Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit
The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.
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.
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
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.
The auctioneering star of the hit TV show, Storage Hunters, return to his stand-up roots.
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
£24 (£22) / 01270 368242
Some People v Reginald D Hunter
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
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.
Stated Quo: Status Quo Tribute
The long-established and highly successful rock band have a selection of their huge list of hits performed live.
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.
Thank ABBA for the Music
Big ABBA tribute night.
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.
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+.