- Telephone 01270 368242
- Website www.crewelyceum.co.uk
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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Celebrating decades of golden hits with a recreation of the live Abba show.
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.
Are You Experienced? A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix
Psychedelic rock covers from the three-piece tribute band.
Back to Bacharach
A showcase of the music of Burt Bacharach.
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
Wed 5 Apr
Black Magic: The Little Mix Show: Tribute To Little Mix
The award-winning girls of pop have their songs covered, with dance routines included.
Fri 17 Feb
£15 (Children £12; £48) / 01270 368242
The Bowie Experience
Tribute to the late, great David Bowie.
Chris Ramsey: Is That Chris Ramsey?
Upbeat anecdotes, feelgood humour and witty observations from Ramsey.
The Circus of Horrors: The Never Ending Nightmare
The troupe celebrates its 21st anniversary with its latest spectacular featuring an amalgamation of bizarre, brave and beautiful acts all woven into an Alice in Horrorland type story driven by a mainly original soundscape.
The Classic Rock Show
Air guitars at the ready for this incredible musical journey through the best moments in rock featuring music by the likes of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Eagles, Dire Straits and Meat Loaf.
Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney's deluded thespian creation returns with a new show.
Danny Baker: Cradle to the Stage
Stories and comedy from the veteran broadcaster.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour
Acerbic wit and dark, deadpan one-liners from familiar telly face Carr.
Tue 29 Aug
£28.75 / 01270 368242
Joel Dommett: LIVE
The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.
The Johnny Cash Roadshow
Cash tribute from singer-songwriter Clive John.
Jon Richardson: Old Man
Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.
Be transported to a prehistoric place in a show about dinosaurs and the people who study them featuring the birth of a baby Dinosaur and the T-Rex mother who wants her egg back.
Let's Hang On
A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tight falsetto vocals and doo-wop harmonies, featuring all those insanely catchy hits such as 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You' and 'December '63 (Oh What A Night)'.
The Matt Monro Story
Tribute to Matt Monro's life and music performed by his son, Matt Monro Jnr.
Micky Flanagan: An' Another Fing
Sharp observations from the Cockney comic. Micky Flanagan who famously popped out and ended up 'out out', is touring a new show for the first time in three years. An' Another Fing follows on from 2011's Out Out tour and 2013's Back in the Game, which became the biggest selling stand up DVD and tour of the year.
Fri 27 Jan
Miles Jupp: Songs Of Freedom
The actor, stand-up and host of The News Quiz muses on modern life.
Milton Jones is Out There
Absurd one-liners from telly regular Jones.
Omid Djalili: Schmuck for a Night
The British-Iranian comedian and star of stage and screen brings his new show to an adoring public.
Opera and classical favourites.
The Pitmen Poets
Songs, jokes and stories from North-East England's coalmining tradition.
Reginald D Hunter: The Man Who Attempted To Do As Much and Such
The self-proclaimed 'comedian, swashbuckler and scientist' takes his latest and no doubt controversial show on the road.
Thu 25 May
£24.50 / 01270 368242
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.
A comedy starring Crissy Rock, Frazer Hines, Billy Pearce, Leah Bell and Paul Dunn, following a chain of extraordinary events that unfold one day in the quiet town of Olwinskirk.
That'll Be the Day
Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
A Viennese Strauss Gala
The European Orchestral Ensemble recreates the glamour of the Viennese Festive season.
Welcome to the Carnevil
The Circus of Horrors present the story of a young girl who runs away to join the circus but finds herself in a big top ruled by the undead. Set in Victorian London when Jack The Ripper was at large and the Freakshow was all the rage the show features killer clowns, sword swallowers, demon dwarfs and death deifying…