Storyhouse

Storyhouse
Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 2AR
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Storyhouse is Chester’s £37 million new theatre, cinema and library housed in a rejuvenated 1930s art deco Odeon cinema building. The Storyhouse’s state of the art theatre transforms from an 800 seat proscenium (the Touring Stage) to a 500 seat thrust (the Storyhouse stage). The programme features international theatre, dance, opera, circus and comedy, as well as original, work from Storyhouse.

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Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's magical tale.

Sun 2 Jul

Multiple Venues

£14.50 / 01244 409113

Multiple Venues

£24.50–£34 / 01244 409113

Sat 8 Jul

Multiple Venues

£24.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 9 Jul

Multiple Venues

£24.50–£34 / 01244 409113

…and 12 more dates until 20 Aug

All or Nothing

Written by Carol Harrison In 1964, a new phenomenon exploded onto the dingy British streets. It was the essence of all that was cool. It was Mod. Mods stuck two fingers up at the class-ridden society and its dull redundant culture. They were working-class free spirits who rode sexy streamlined Italian Vespas or…

Wed 27 Sep

£16.50–£24.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 28 Sep

£16.50–£24.50 / 01244 409113

Fri 29 Sep

£16.50–£24.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 30 Sep

£16.50–£24.50 / 01244 409113

And We Are All Human

Performed by Kelsall Primary School, Eaton Primary School & Bunbury Primary School A powerful integrated arts performance of poetry, prose and information on the present Refugee Crisis and our attitudes to it. Year 5 children (aged 9 and 10) from Kelsall, Eaton and Bunbury Primary schools use drama, displays of…

Tue 11 Jul

Garret Theatre

Free / 01244 409113

BalletBoyz

Since its formation in 2001, BalletBoyz have sought to excite, enlighten, and expand dance audiences, and this brand new tour will be no exception. The Company has quickly established itself as one of the most cheekily original and innovative forces in modern dance: revolutionizing traditional programming formats…

Mon 30 Oct

£16.50–£25.50 / 01244 409113

The Beggar's Opera

The opening of Chester's new theatre is marked with a major new production of the hugely popular period musical comedy.   Tighten your corsets, hold on to your wallets, the original Mack the Knife is back. The lusty and irreverent musical romp is directed by Storyhouse's artistic director Alex Clifton, founder of the…

Fri 30 Jun

£24.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

Fri 7 Jul

£19.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 9 Jul

£19.50–£24.50 / 01244 409113

…and 11 more dates until 19 Aug

Berlin Syndrome

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • Australia
  • 116 min
  • Directed by: Cate Shortland
  • Cast: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Lucie Aron

Australian photographer Clare puts her life on pause to travel to Berlin where she enters into a highly-charged fling with harmless-seeming teacher Andi. A nailbiting, yet rigorously humanised thriller based on Melanie Joosten's novel.

Thu 29 Jun

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Blood Brothers

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary ***Blood Brothers*** tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill…

Mon 9 Oct

£35.50–£39.50 / 01244 409113

Tue 10 Oct

£35.50–£39.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 11 Oct

£35.50 / 01244 409113

£35.50–£39.50 / 01244 409113

…and 3 more dates until 14 Oct

Brassed Off

by Paul Allen and Mark Herman Based on a true story, Brassed Off is a funny and life-affirming tale of community spirit and triumph in the face of adversity. It’s 1992; and Danny’s lifelong ambition to lead Grimley Colliery Band to the National Brass Band Competition at the Royal Albert Hall looks like it might…

Tue 24 Oct

£16.50–£25.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 25 Oct

£16.50–£25.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 26 Oct

£16.50–£25.50 / 01244 409113

…and 2 more dates until 28 Oct

Britain on Screen: Coast & Sea

Special screening Compiled from archive footage filmed throughout the 20th century, this tour around classic holiday resorts spans 1901 to 1978. Age Rating: U Duration: 88 mins

Sat 8 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Churchill

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • 105 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky
  • Written by: Alex von Tunzelmann
  • Cast: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery
  • UK release: 16 June 2017

The story of how Churchill (Cox) was vehemently opposed to the Normandy landings of 1944. Intelligent, sometimes moving drama with an exceptional cast (especially Purefoy as a touching George VI) but not notably cinematic, stringing together a series of confrontations with shots of Churchill being driven from one place to…

Fri 30 Jun

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 1 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 2 Jul

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

…and 4 more dates until 6 Jul

Cockfight

Performing Lines & NORPA (Australia) and Dance Touring Partnership present Cockfight by The Farm Two blokes in an office. One older, one younger, each body pushed to its limits. A cross between The Office and an Australian style cage-fight, this game of comical one-upmanship builds to a moment of impact where…

Sat 7 Oct

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£27 / 01244 409113

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

In his follow-up to Fame: Not The Musical, David Baddiel paints an irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats, with a loving focus on his late mother Sarah and dementia-ridden father, Colin. Contains explicit language.

Fri 23 Feb 2018

£30.06 / 01244 409113

Ensemble Deva: Gwilym Simcock & Thomas Gould

Enjoy an evening of laughably great musicianship as Gwilym Simcock (piano) and Thom Gould (violin), with Bernhardt Schimpelsberger (percussion). Explore musical boundaries between classical, jazz and folk music with pieces from Bartók, Monti, Arvo Pärt, John McLaughlin, and new compositions by Simcock and…

Wed 19 Jul

£16.50–£19.50 (Children free) / 01244 409113

Footloose

Kick off your Sunday shoes and cut loose as the explosive rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation Footloose bursts on to the Storyhouse stage in a remastered show sure to get your toes tapping. Based on the 1980s hit film that took the world by storm, Footloose the musical sizzles with the same spirit of youth, rebellion and…

Tue 5 Sep

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 6 Sep

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

£27.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 7 Sep

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

…and 2 more dates until 9 Sep

Frantz

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • France
  • 113 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: François Ozon
  • Cast: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner
  • UK release: 12 May 2017

In a small German town after WW1, Anna (Beer) mourns her fiancé Frantz who was killed, when she meets Frenchman Adrien (Niney), who claims to have been his friend. Touching, mournful and beautifully crafted tale, with a fine performance from Beer as just one of the many impressive elements.

Sun 9 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Mon 10 Jul

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 12 Jul

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Gifted

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • USA
  • 101 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Marc Webb
  • Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan
  • UK release: 14 April 2017

Frank (Evans) has been looking after his mathematically gifted niece Mary (Grace) ever since his sister committed suicide, but then his mother stakes a claim on the girl. Movie-of-the-week stuff about one man’s journey for personal redemption, emotionally overwrought and schmaltzy.

Fri 30 Jun

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 1 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 2 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

…and 4 more dates until 6 Jul

The Graduate

  • 1967
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mike Nichols
  • Cast: Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, William Daniels, Murray Hamilton, Elizabeth Wilson

Deliciously awkward college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) finds himself in an affair with the wife of his father's business partner.

Sun 23 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Mon 24 Jul

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 26 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Hampstead

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 102 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Joel Hopkins
  • Written by: Robert Festinger
  • Cast: Diane Keaton, James Norton, Brendan Gleeson

Emily (Keaton) is an American widow living in Hampstead who falls for the grumpy Donald (Gleeson), who lives in a shack on Hampstead Heath. Twee later-life rom-com with Ketaon in pure ditz mode; her and Gleeson’s chemistry is appealing, but there are no surprises.

Fri 7 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 8 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 9 Jul

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

…and 4 more dates until 13 Jul

Hollie McNish: Plum

Hollie McNish has thrilled and entranced audiences the length and breadth of the UK with her compelling and powerful performances. Plum is a wise, sometimes rude and piercingly candid account of her memories from childhood to attempted adulthood. This is a book about growing up, about guilt, flesh, fruit, friendships…

Sat 18 Nov

Garret Theatre

£10 / 01244 409113

I am Not Your Negro

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 95 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Raoul Peck

Documentary examining race relations in America, based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which is told through the stories of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Dr Martin Luther King. Director Raoul Peck makes use of Baldwin's writing over archive footage, news clippings and vintage photographs…

Sun 16 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Mon 17 Jul

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Jacqui Dankworth with Ensemble Deva's Craig Ogden

Jacqui Dankworth, one of the UK's most highly regarded vocalists teams up with Ensemble Deva's guitarist Craig Ogden, in an exciting new collaboration here at Storyhouse. Their programme includes a diverse mixture of intimate songs by everyone from Paul Simon and James Taylor to Henry Mancini and Michel Legrand.

Thu 17 Aug

£16.50–£19.50 (Children free) / 01244 409113

Jason Manford: Muddle Class

The comedian and actor – who formerly presented BBC's The One Show and was a team captain on hit Channel 4 panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats –returns to stand-up with his new show, Muddle Class.

Fri 9 Nov 2018

£29 / 01244 409113

Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)

Jenny Eclair is younger than Madonna, but you won't catch her falling down any stairs at the Brit Awards. Her new show is about being middle aged and whether you're better off accepting it or fighting to the death.

Thu 19 Oct

£21.10 / 01244 409113

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Tue 26 Sep

£20 / 01244 409113

John le Carré – An Evening with George Smiley

A unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley. Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall.

Thu 7 Sep

Cinema

£15.50 / 01244 409113

Jon Richardson: Old Man

Wry observations and pessimistic humour from the 8 out of 10 Cats star, who is starting to feel his age.

Tue 19 Sep

Sold out / 01244 409113

Julius Caesar

A retelling of Shakespeare's immortal political thriller.

Sat 1 Jul

Multiple Venues

£24.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 2 Jul

Multiple Venues

£19.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 5 Jul

Multiple Venues

£19.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

…and 18 more dates until 27 Aug

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Fri 20 Oct

£25 / 01244 409113

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakespeare's timeless comedy.

Thu 29 Jun

Multiple Venues

£19.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 1 Jul

Multiple Venues

£19.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

Tue 4 Jul

Multiple Venues

£24.50–£29.50 / 01244 409113

…and 21 more dates until 27 Aug

Sat 8 Jul

Cinema

£4 / 01244 409113

My Cousin Rachel

  • 3 stars
  • 2017
  • UK/US
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Roger Michell
  • Cast: Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Holliday Grainger

A young Englishman plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms. Weisz is a fine choice for the eponymous enigma, while Claflin is superb as her heedless admirer…

Thu 29 Jun

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

Thu 20 Jul

Cinema

£19.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 27 Jul

Cinema

£19.50 / 01244 409113

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

Thu 31 Aug

£19.50 / 01244 409113

The Other Side of Hope

  • 5 stars
  • 2017
  • Finland/Germany
  • 98 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Aki Kaurismäki
  • Cast: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kousmanen, Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen
  • UK release: 26 May 2017

Syrian asylum-seeker Khaled (Haji) meets travelling salesman-turned-restaurateur Wikström (Kuosmanen), and after an awkward start, a beautiful friendship is born. Kaurismaki is back and at the top of his game, with a melancholy, gorgeous-looking, sometimes screamingly funny exploration of the kindness of strangers. How…

Sun 2 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Mon 3 Jul

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

The Red Turtle

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • France / Belgium / Japan
  • 80 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Michaël Dudok de Wit
  • Cast: Emmanuel Garijo, Barbara Baretta, Tom Hudson (voices)
  • UK release: 26 May 2017

A man washes up on a desert island; when he tries to build a raft, it’s destroyed by a mysterious red turtle. Breathtaking début feature by Dutch writer, director and animator, a stunning, life-affirming tale of man’s relationship with nature, entirely worthy of the Ghibli name (the studio co-produced it).

Sat 15 Jul

Cinema

£4 / 01244 409113

Rich Hall: 3:10 to Humour

The latest musings from the deadpan grouch, star of ridiculous amount of stuff on the tellybox and a favourite at the Fringe each year.

Sat 21 Oct

£18.50 / 01244 409113

Rich Hall's Hoedown

Rich Hall and friends host a mash-up of music and stand-up featuring the Hoedown's regular band.

Sat 21 Oct

£18.50 / 01244 409113

Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast

You'll know her face from talking about cake and cats on the telly, so here's another chance to see the Millican phenomenon in full flight live on stage.

Thu 22 Feb 2018

£29 / 01244 409113

The Secret Life of Pets

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 91 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
  • Written by: Ken Daurio, Brian Lynch
  • Cast: Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, Ellie Kemper, Jenny Slate
  • UK release: 24 June 2016

Little Max (Louis CK) is a small dog who gets very lonely when his beloved human Katie (Kemper) leaves each day. But then she brings home a huge, shaggy rescue mutt (Stonestreet) and hijinks ensue. Undeniably derivative but cute and energetic comedy sustained by its fine voice cast.

Sat 1 Jul

Cinema

£4 / 01244 409113

The Secret Seven

Storyhouse celebrates its first Christmas with the major stage adaptation of Enid Blyton’s beloved book The Secret Seven, brought to you by the team behind the critically acclaimed productions The Wind in The Willows and Stig of the Dump. In this, their first ever adventure, the Secret Seven are on the trail of strange…

Fri 1 Dec

£26 / 01244 409113

Sat 2 Dec

£26 / 01244 409113

Sun 3 Dec

£26 / 01244 409113

…and 31 more dates until 14 Jan 2018

Shaun the Sheep Movie

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • UK
  • 85 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Mark Burton, Richard Starzack
  • Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes
  • UK release: 6 February 2015

When the Farmer gets lost in the Big City, Shaun (Fletcher) and his friends leave Mossy Bottom Farm to rescue him. With a steady stream of hilarious, well-timed sight gags, it's a beautifully made comedy for the whole family, packed with the kind of detail that rewards future viewings.

Tue 4 Jul

Cinema

£4 / 01244 409113

Spamalot

  • Directed by: Christopher Luscombe
  • Written by: music)

The Knights of the Round Table-spoofing musical from the Monty Python, written by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.

Tue 31 Oct

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 1 Nov

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 2 Nov

£20.50–£35.50 / 01244 409113

…and 2 more dates until 4 Nov

Stewart Lee: Content Provider

Lee's latest live show is undoubtedly just as caustic as ever.

Tue 3 Oct

Sold out / 01244 409113

Tales of Offenbach

From Opera della Luna: two outrageous operas in one crazy evening Croquefor, or The Last of the Paladins Music: Jacques Offenbach Libretto: Adolphe Jaime & Etienne Trefeu First performance: Theatre des Bouffes Parisiens, February 12, 1857 New English Version: Jeff Clarke – First performance July 23 2016…

Fri 22 Sep

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 23 Sep

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

Tangomotion

A journey into the heart of Tango Argentino from company Tango Siempre.

Wed 18 Oct

£16.50–£23 / 01244 409113

The Tell Tales

The Tell Tales is a Chester based Storytelling troupe, a mix of students and graduates from Chester University, providing workshops and various bespoke entertainment for all ages. Their unique storytelling sessions will be delighting children at Storyhouse in the Story Den. Booking advised - places limited

Fri 30 Jun

Storydeb

Children £2.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 5 Jul

Storydeb

Children £2.50 / 01244 409113

Fri 7 Jul

Storydeb

Children £2.50 / 01244 409113

…and 16 more dates until 1 Sep

Things I Know to be True

Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company Of South Australia present Andrew Bovell's complex and intense study of the mechanics of a family that is both poetic and brutally frank.

Tue 7 Nov

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

Wed 8 Nov

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

Thu 9 Nov

£16.50–£20.50 / 01244 409113

…and 2 more dates until 11 Nov

Touch Tour

This a free Touch Tour for people attending the Audio Described performance that starts one hour later (separate ticket required). Please ensure you are booking for the correct show: Alice in Wonderland – Sunday 9 July, 1.30pm (for 2.30pm show) A Midsummer Night's Dream – Sunday 16 July, 6.30pm (for 7.30pm show…

Sun 9 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

Sun 16 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

Fri 28 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

Fri 18 Aug

Prices to be confirmed / 01244 409113

War for the Planet of the Apes

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Matt Reeves
  • Cast: Judy Greer, Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis
  • UK release: 14 July 2017

After the apes suffer massive losses, ape leader Caesar begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Fri 14 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sat 15 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

Sun 16 Jul

Cinema

£8.50 / 01244 409113

Cinema

£9.50 / 01244 409113

…and 4 more dates until 20 Jul

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