Today’s Theatre Events

Top Chester Choir to take to the stage for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah

One of Chester’s top choirs is to play a major part in a performance of one of the UK’s most popular and best loved pieces of classical choral music.
Chester Bach Singers will take part in a special performance of Handel’s Messiah which takes place at St Alkmund’s Church in Whitchurch, Shropshire, on Friday 13th December at 7.30pm, at St Alkmund’s Church in Whitchurch.

Tenor ~ Peter Edge

Staged by Whitchurch based Baritone Peter Edge, the performance will also feature Soprano Holly Teague, Mezzo Soprano Helena Cooke, Tenor William Smith and the 18th Century Concert Orchestra, all under the baton of Martin Bussey.

Baritone ~ William Smith

Soprano ~ Holly Teague

 

Soloists joining Peter and the choir on stage include Tenor William Smith and Soprano Holly Teague.  William’s most recent engagements include Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Bach’s St John Passion, Rossini’s Stabat Mater and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater.

The choir have performed in venues such as Leeds Town Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Tewkesbury Abbey, Manchester Cathedral , Chester Cathedral and St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Regarded as of the finest chamber choirs in North West England, the choir is best known for its critically acclaimed performances of baroque music, especially Bach and Handel and with a burgeoning reputation for championing the music of contemporary British composers, Chester Bach Singers performs a broad spectrum of choral music from the fifteenth to twenty-first centuries. Much in demand with neighbouring orchestras, they have performed with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Chetham’s School of Music Symphony Orchestra and The Eighteenth Century Concert Orchestra as well as with the Chester Bach Orchestra. The choir have performed in venues such as Leeds Town Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Tewkesbury Abbey, Manchester Cathedral , Chester Cathedral and St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.
 
Full details of Handel’s Messiah at St Alkmund’s Church can be found at  www.peteredgebaritone.co.uk/messiah where tickets can be booked online.

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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

29/11/19 – 04/01/20

Produced by Tip Top Productions at The Forum Studio Theatre, Chester’s very own traditional family friendly Pantomime has become a firm favourite with young and old alike in the 10 years since the company staged the festive treat in the City for the first time back in 2009 and the show’s producers promising that this year’s Panto will be bigger and better than ever before. Staged at the popular City centre venue from Friday 29th November 2019 – Saturday 4th January 2020.
The fully professional cast which this year features several new faces including Bethan Fflint as Snow White. Bethan trained at the London School of Musical Theatre and recently completed a run in The Little Mermaid. Also joining Tip Top’s Panto family for the first time is Rich Roberts who takes on the role of the children’s favourite, Simple Simon.
Full details of “Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs”,”The Best of Times” and all upcoming shows and events at The Forum Studio Theatre including dates and performance times can be found online at www.chestertheatre.co.uk. Tickets can also be booked in person at the Visitor Information Centre at Chester Town Hall and the Tourist Information Centre in Wrexham. Alternatively, contact the box office on 01244 341296.

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Now That's What I Call Theatretrain at Christmas

09/12/19 – 10/12/19

Theatretrain is a visiting company.

Pupils from Theatretrain’s schools in Chester, Wrexham and Mold join forces once again to present an evening of music.

Performing on the Forum’s pantomime set the pupils, all aged between 13 and 18 will perform a celebration of the musical events of 2019 and also a welcome to the start of the festive season.

 

Times and tickets

Performances at 7pm. Run time to be confirmed.

Tickets from £10.

 

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THEATRE SCHOOL JOY AS BUDDING ACTORS ARE CAST IN FAMOUS CHRISTMAS TALE​ 
Members of a Chester based Stage School are celebrating the casting of their fellow students who have been cast in a classic Dickensian tale this Christmas.
Ellis Williams aged 9, and 11 year old Lewis Lowry, are members of Stagecoach Performing Arts Chester have been cast as Tiny Tim in the Charles Dickens festive classic “A Christmas Carol”.
Ellis Williams aged 9 from Backford near Chester, and 11 year old Lewis Lowry from Holywell  will both share the role of  Tiny Tim in the Emlyn Williams Theatre at Theatr Clwyd from 13th December to 5th January.
Based on Charles Dickens’ famous novel of 1843, the stage adaptations of  “A Christmas Carol” tell the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who fails to see the joy in Christmas until he is shown the error of his ways by the appearance of three ghosts who show him visions of his past, present and future as a warning of what is to come if he doesn’t mend his mean, miserly ways and embrace the spirit of the festive season.
Further details about Stagecoach Performing Arts Chester can be found at https://www.stagecoach.co.uk/chester
Paul Crofts

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Wuthering Heights

29/01/20 – 01/02/20

Emily Brontë’s classic comes to The Forum Studio Theatre. The saga of two Yorkshire families in the remote Pennine Hills, and the doomed relationship of Heathcliff and Cathy Earnshaw is brilliantly brought to life in Jane Thornton’s new stage adaptation of Emily Brontë’s classic novel.

Directed by Laura Coard

 

Times and Tickets

Evenings at 7.30, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm

Run time yet to be confirmed

Tickets from £7 – book early for the best price

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