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SPRING / SUMMER 2014

highlights this season…

MORECAMBE NEW JERSEY NIGHTS ALAN DAVIES THE GRUFFALO HOT FLUSH! AVENUE Q

plus much, much more…

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Cheshire's hidden gem...

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Become a theatre volunteer and boost your CV, make new friends and get unprecedented access to the world of showbiz. Email volunteering@crewelyceum.co.uk for more information.

For venue enquiries contact Gordon Millar, Theatre Director: gmillar@crewelyceum.co.uk

Crewe Lyceum Theatre is managed on behalf of Cheshire East Council by HQ Theatres Ltd, a Qdos Entertainment Company

©2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (©2008 Theatres for Theatres)  Registered charity no. 235825


SPRING / SUMMER 2014 A GREAT NIGHT STARTS WITH

GREAT FOOD

The pre-theatre menu is available before all evening performances, unless otherwise stated. Make your evening a complete night out with a two or three course meal from our seasonal menu. Pre-theatre meals can be pre-booked along with your tickets – and don’t miss exclusive offers available only when you book ahead.

OPEN ALL DAY FOR

LUNCH

The Lyceum Café is open Monday – Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Take a break during the day and enjoy the delicious bistro menu or enjoy the extensive breakfast menu, available all day. Serving homemade soup and rustic sandwiches, freshly brewed coffee and tea, a selection of light snacks and tasty meals just for children, the Lyceum Café is the best place to take a break during your day out in the Crewe Town Centre or before all matinee performances.

Mothering Sunday AT THE LYCEUM

Sunday 30 March 12pm to 2pm Treat Mum on the day that’s all about her with a delicious meal at the Lyceum Restaurant. Enjoy a special two or three-course luncheon from £18 per person. Every mum receives a free gift. For menu options and to book visit crewelyceum.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01270 368242

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No booking fees when you book 10 or more tickets for the same show Access to a dedicated Group Bookings Co-ordinator Flexible reservation periods and payment options Reserve multiple shows at once Pre-book refreshment packages including interval drinks, ice creams and private dining Backstage Tours Call our group booking co-ordinator on 01270 368242

THANK YOU FOR HELPING GREAT ORMOND STREET HOSPITAL

©2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (©2008 Theatres for Theatres) Registered charity no. 23582

Since October 2010 HQ Theatres & Hospitality, alongside its sister company Qdos Entertainment, has been raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital’s Theatres for Theatres Appeal. To date we have raised over £500,000 for the appeal which aims to build new state-of-the-art operating theatres at the hospital, which treats very sick children from across the UK.

This money has been raised through the generosity of our audiences and the staff of the Crewe Lyceum who have taken part in various fund-raising events and activities. We will continue to support the Theatres for Theatres Appeal and your ongoing support is greatly appreciated. On behalf of Great Ormond Street Hospital, a huge thank you.

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Fri 28 February 7.30PM

The Upbeat Beatles Using projection and narrative, teamed with the pinpoint accurate music and vocals of the band, The Upbeat Beatles will take you on a ‘Magical History Tour' – from their frenetic, early TV appearances, the conquering of America at Shea Stadium, the multicoloured, wondrous world of Sergeant Pepper and beyond to the Abbey Road days. The Beatles were the band that shook the world… Now let The Upbeat Beatles shake your night! TICKETS £17.50* CONCESSIONS £1.50 off

CIRCLE SUITE

CIRCLE SUITE

SAT 1 MARCH 7.30PM

SUN 9 MARCH DOORS 7PM

'ALLO 'ALLO LE DINNER SHOW Be transported back to the 1940s as the famous Café René opens its doors for one evening in the Lyceum Circle Suite. René, his wife Edith and waitress Yvette perform a live comedy theatre show while serving your three-course meal. It’s an evening of side-splitting entertainment in this tribute to the popular sitcom. TICKETS £39.00 including three-course meal. No booking fees.

Join us for a night of cool comedy from hot up-and-coming comedians in the clubby Lyceum Circle Suite. The Laughter Crewe is Crewe’s favourite stand-up comedy night! Comedy from Sean Percival and Steve Royle.

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BILL KENWRIGHT PRESENTS

STARRING

MAUREEN NOLAN

as the legendary Mrs Johnstone

‘A TRIUMPHANT EVENING... UNMISSABLE AND UNBEATABLE’ THE SPECTATOR


THE MUSICAL FOR ALL TIME

‘EXHILARATING...ONE OF THE BEST MUSICALS EVER WRITTEN’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘GRITTY, GRIPPING, SUPERB...IT’S A MUST!’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

Mon 3 – Sat 8 March 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. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True. Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production recently surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone. It has been affectionately christened the Standing Ovation Musical, as inevitably it; 'brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval' PRE-SHOW DINING Jack Tinker, Daily Mail. BOOK ONLINE TO RESERVE YOUR TABLE

MON – SAT 7.30PM WED & SAT MAT 2.30PM TICKETS Tue – Sat Eve STALLS/CIRCLE £33.50* GALLERY/BOX £31.50* Mon Eve & Sat Mat STALLS/CIRCLE £31.50* GALLERY/BOX £29.50* Wed Mat STALLS/CIRCLE £29.50* GALLERY/BOX £27.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off (excl Sat eve) GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off (excl Sat eve) GROUPS 20+ £4.00 off (excl Sat eve) *A £1.50 per ticket booking fee will be added to all transactions unless stated otherwise. See Booking Information page for details.


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BROADWAY DIVAS In Concert

It’s a night of class as ‘The Broadway Divas’ bring their own brand of style with some of the best-loved songs from the world of musical theatre and a few hidden gems along the way. Stunning costumes, quality musical arrangements and melodious harmonies come together for an evening of glamour. TICKETS £17.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off

SAT 15 MARCH 7.30PM

UNFORGETTABLE

Rock 'n' Roll through to the Motown Soul Sound It’s a night of nostalgia featuring former member of The Drifters, Steve V King and soul diva Jennifer Wallace. Listen to the sounds of musical icons like Nat King Cole, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, The Beach Boys and more, including favourites like Dancing in the Street, River Deep Mountain High, Rockin’ Robin, Mr Postman, Stand By Me and Baby Love. A live show including a world-class band. TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £18.00* GALLERY £16.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off

Treat yourself to an evening of theatrical Viagra! Cleaning ladies Gladys, Elsie and Olive are about to be ‘put out to pasture’ by overzealous office manager Dave and are desperate for a way to boost their tumbling income. When a chance wrong number rings in the office, it gives them a great idea. Why not run a sex chat line? After all, age and appearance don’t matter over the telephone. And, providing they can keep it a secret from the boss, this could be a winner! Starring Crissy Rock (Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity…), Dolores Porretta (stage and screen actress), Leah Bell (Comedienne and actress) and Jason Jones (Hebburn).

TUE 18 MARCH 7.30PM

TICKETS Stalls/Circle £20.00* Gallery £18.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off

THE CAFÉ AT CREWE LYCEUM

The Lyceum Restaurant is open from 10am until 4pm every Monday to Saturday. Reserve your table for pre-show dining online at crewelyceum.co.uk


BOOK ONLINE crewelyceum.co.uk WED 19 MARCH 8PM

MEAL

EAL

D eef B urger (B ries ), F r Veggie o Roaring Forties r £10 & Pint fo rewhen p Self-confessed ‘miserable old git’ since the age of 23, booked star of Mock the Week, Ed Byrne has finally reached his

ED BYRNE

forties. While for others this might result in a crisis of sports carpurchasing proportions, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him as he truly comes of age and sounds his clarion cry: 'I am in my forties. Hear me roar!’ TICKETS £23.50*

THU 20 MARCH 7.30PM

SWAN LAKE

Moscow Ballet - La Classique The beautiful Swan Lake is considered the ultimate fairy-tale ballet. The world-renowned Moscow Ballet – La Classique, demonstrate their outstanding quality in a dramatic production of this timeless favourite. Set to Tchaikovsky’s superb score, highlights include the famous Act II, choreographed by Ivanov as a memorial tribute to Tchaikovsky. TICKETS £24.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £3 off

CIRCLE SUITE

SAT 22 MARCH 1.30PM Little Pixie Productions presents

WHAT BECAME OF THE RED SHOES Granny Flo’s attic is full of old junk…or is it? One rainy day her curious granddaughter Ruby explores its forgotten treasures, including an old grey photograph of a girl wearing a pair of shoes which are mysteriously...red! Her imagination is sparked and she embarks on a quest to find the red shoes. Suitable for children age 3+. TICKETS £7.00* children (accompanying adults free)

SUN 23 MARCH 7.30PM YSD Theatre School & Curtain Call Productions present

SMALL O P PCORN & SLUSH

£4

A NIGHT IN THE WEST END Don't miss this evening of exciting musical entertainment featuring many songs from various musicals past and present, brought to you by YSD Theatre School and Curtain Call Productions and starring current West End Performers (names to be confirmed). Book early!

TICKETS £12.50*



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Wed 26 March 7.30pm

BILLY PEARCE

DEAL

Burger (Beef or Veggie), Fries & Pint for £10 when prebooked

National treasure, and without doubt one of the Britain’s most talented and best-loved comedians, British comedy award-winner Billy Pearce appears on stage as part of his latest national tour in a night of adult comedy not to be missed! Billy’s jokes flow one after another.

TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £18.00* GALLERY £16.00*

Thu 27 March 7.30PM

PSYCHIC SALLY: ON THE ROAD

International psychic and star of hit TV show Psychic Sally: On The Road, Sally Morgan returns with her phenomenal interactive stage show. An ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift, her ability to pass on messages from spirits with incredible accuracy leaves audiences astounded. Her work with celebrities and royalty earned her the name 'psychic to the stars', most notably reading for Princess Diana. Don’t miss this opportunity to see a world-renowned psychic in action! Sally Morgan is investigational and the show is for the purpose of entertainment.

TICKETS £23.00*

Fri 28 March 7.30PM

KATE RUSBY A remarkable and interpretive singer, Kate Rusby’s soulful vocals resonate with the wistful beauty of an earthbound angel. Kate’s wondrous singing and hugely engaging Yorkshire wit, and the intuitive support of her band, ensures that audiences will be treated to a truly remarkable and unforgettable concert experience.

TICKETS £19.50*

Sat 29 March 7.30PM

UNDER AFRICAN SKIES Paul Simon Tribute The music of the legendary singer-songwriter Paul Simon is still selling out the world’s largest venues nearly 50 years after his first hit single in 1966. With a devastatingly talented band, Under African Skies recreates that special night in Zimbabwe. With songs like Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes and Call Me Al...you are invited to come along as I’m Going To Graceland. TICKETS £18.50*

BEAT THE QUEUES...

BY PRE-ORDERING YOUR INTERVAL DRINKS AT THE BAR WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE THEATRE FOR YOUR EVENING’S ENTERTAINMENT


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CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS TUE 1 – SAT 5 APRIL Direct from the USA the international smash-hit show New Jersey Nights comes to the Lyceum as part of the world tour. The show is a spectacular celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and takes the audience on a nostalgic musical journey through the career of one of the biggest selling groups of all time. From the back street studio in New Jersey where it all began, this vibrant production includes all of The Four Seasons’ greatest hits, including Sherry, Rag Doll, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man and many more. The production features an award-winning cast of singers, dancers, unique stage sets and a rockin’ on stage band. New Jersey Nights has smashed box office records right across the USA and UK and is proving to be one of the most successful touring shows of all times.

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TUE – SAT 7.30PM WED & SAT 2.30PM TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £31.50* (Wed Mat £29.50*) GALLERY/BOX (per seat) £29.50* (Wed Mat £27.50*) CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off GROUPS 20+ £4.00 off

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HANSEL & GRETEL

LYCEUM CAFÉ OPEN ALL DAY

Hansel and Gretel are on a woodland adventure leading to a large gingerbread cottage whose owner promises soft beds and delicious food – but does she have other plans? A light-hearted adaptation filled with magic, puppets and good slapstick fun! The perfect Easter show to spark children’s imagination and entertain the whole family. Starring Margi Clarke (Coronation Street), JezO (CBBC's The Slammer) and Jess Hathaway (Milkshake! Tour). TICKETS £12.00* adult, £10.00* child GROUPS 10+ £9.00* Suitable for 3+

Wed 9 April 7.30PM

THE BIG BAND with Five Star Swing Swing along with songs from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald in this unique feel-good Big Band show. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra; Michael Innes – trombonist to Tony Bennett and Shirley Bassey; plus Chris Smith Jnr composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band and Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother). TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £18.50* GALLERY £16.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

MEAL

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Thu 10 April 8PM

JASON MANFORD

First World Problems Everybody’s favourite Northern comedian, Jason Manford comes to Crewe as part of an extension to his tour. The show promises to feature a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter, delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. Jason said: ‘Some of you might think I’ve had a career change what with all the opera and musical theatre I’ve been doing lately. Not a chance, I’m excited to be getting back to what I really love the most – stand up!’ TICKETS £23.50*

CIRCLE SUITE

FRI 11 APRIL 7.30PM

OPERA SOIRÉE

Enjoy a delicious meal whilst being serenaded with opera classics around the grand piano. Sit back and relax as an internationally renowned tenor and soprano take you on a journey through opera highlights both old and new. TICKETS £35.00 including three-course meal. No booking fees.

SMALL POPCORN & SLUSH JUST £4


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‘Wonderful. Exceptional. Incredibly emotional. Hilarious.’ * HHHHH Sat 12 April 7.30 PM

THE TIMES

The man who brought us sunshine This unmissable brand-new production of Tim Whitnall's Olivier Award-winning play, stars the Olivier-nominated Bob Golding as comedy icon, Eric Morecambe. Directed by Paul Hendy, the show is a moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers: from humble beginnings in Music Hall to 28 million viewers on Christmas Day, it’s the heart-warming, tearjerking, laughter-inducing story of the man what brought us the sunshine. What do you think of it so far? Brilliant!

‘...will bring sunshine into the lives of all who see it.’* HHHHH DAILY TELEGRAPH *Reviews for original West End production

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TICKETS £18.00* CONCESSIONS £1.50 off GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off

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CELTIC FLAMES This spectacular show highlights the many and varied aspects of Irish culture in a colourful, action-packed performance. The vigour of the dance, the beauty of the songs, the humour and pathos of the writing, the power of the music all combine in a beautifully choreographed production which is both authentic and contemporary. TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £22.50* GALLERY £20.50* STUDENTS £16.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £2.00 off

MEAL

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WED 16 APRIL 8PM

JON RICHARDSON

Nidiot 8 Out of 10 Cats star Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the road again with a brand-new tour Nidiot. The perennial singleton and misanthrope is determined to become a more easy-going person. Find out whether or not a leopard can change its spots, or if they are doomed to be angry forever not to have been given a more uniform and symmetrical fur pattern. TICKETS £20.50*

CIRCLE SUITE

FRI 18 APRIL 7.30PM

THE SOUND OF MURDER

An After Dark Murder Mystery The hills are alive… and the baroness is dead. Will you be able to solve a problem like a murder? Find out if it was a villainous Von Trapp or a Nefarious Nun in this murder mystery dinner. You’ll need to catch the killer before it’s time to say So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Good Night! TICKETS £36.00 including three-course meal. No booking fees.

SAT 19 APRIL 7.30PM

MEAL

ALAN DAVIES

EAL

D eef B urger (B ries F Following the sell-out success of his long-awaited return or Veggie), 10 r£ & Pint fo reto stand up, Alan Davies débuts his highly anticipated when p follow up show, Little Victories. Much lauded as resident booked dunderhead on QI or the charming but reticent crime solver Jonathan Creek, Davies virtuosic story-telling and whip-smart funny bones, combine to make this a show not to be missed. TICKETS £25.00*

SPRING FLING!

Enjoy the new season special of

Available for a limited time, only in the Lyceum Café.

coffee & cake selection foR JUST £3


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Wed 23 April 6.30pm

POP FACTOR

This show is one your kids will thank you for booking. £ Totally live and interactive, led by a brilliant professional cast, Pop Factor will take you on a non-stop, high energy ride that will have you singing along and partying in true Pop Star fashion! With hits from all your favourite pop stars including One Direction, Taylor Swift, Little Mix and Justin Bieber (and many more!) book now for the ultimate party!

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TICKETS STALLS & CIRCLE £12.00* GALLERY £10.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off

CIRCLE SUITE

THU 24 APRIL DOORS 7PM

It’s cool comedy from hot up-and-coming comedians with Crewe’s favourite stand-up comedy night! Join us for The Laughter Crewe in the clubby Lyceum Circle suite. Featuring cheeky material by Brian Higgins and humour blacker than a raven that slammed its claw in a coffin lid from Anthony J Brown. TICKETS £15.00 No booking fees.

BAR SNACKS MENU AVAILABLE

Fri 25 April 7.30PM

HEAR THE PEOPLE SING

Presented by the Westenders A company of members of the West End production of Les Miserablés draw on that show’s passion and music to create an inspired evening featuring favourite musical songs including The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia, Blood Brothers, We Will Rock You, Wicked, Hairspray, Thriller Live, Evita plus the iconic, timeless songs from Les Miserablés backed by top musicians and exciting new arrangements. TICKETS £19.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

CIRCLE SUITE

SAT 26 APRIL 7.30PM

MEDIEVAL BANQUET

Dine at the court of Camelot with a medieval feast filled with fun and merriment! Will you support the good King Arthur’s knights, or join the dark forces of Mordred and Morgana? Seize the throne; join the loyal guard or scheme with Camelot’s enemies in the bedecked Lyceum Circle Suite. Costumes recommended! TICKETS £39.00 including a themed banquet. No booking fees.



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‘THE AUDIENCE SHRIEKED THEIR HEADS OFF AND WHOOPED IN DELIGHT’ THE SCOTSMAN

STARRING

LESLEY JOSEPH & MATT SLACK

TUE 6 MAY 7.30PM An outrageous girls’ night out musical with ITV’s Birds of a Feather star Lesley Joseph! Share in the friendships, the secrets, the laughs, the tears and the ups and downs of four ordinary women – and one man – living extraordinary lives. More fun than joining a gym and cheaper than Botox, Hot Flush! might even leave you feeling 34½ again! So wipe away the credit crunch blues and grab your girlfriends together for an unmissable night at the theatre and bring your man along as well – you’ll all love it. TICKETS £21.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £2.00 off

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£4

WED 30 APRIL – Sat 3 May 7.15pm, SAT MAT 2.15pm

SCOUT GANG SHOW

Scout Gang Show is back, continuing the Scout’s association with the Lyceum Theatre since 1949. There will be over 100 local scouts and leaders from all scouting sections enthusiastically embracing the tradition of Scout Gang Shows in a performance which brings together a mixture of old and new material including song, dance and comedy featuring items from films and West End shows. TICKETS Wed – Fri STALLS £9.00* CIRCLE £9.50* BOX FOR 4 £20.00* SCOUT AND GUIDE GROUPS Sat Mat STALLS £8.50* CIRCLE £9.00* BOX FOR 4 £20.00* 15+ £7.50* Sat Eve STALLS £10.00* CIRCLE £11.00* BOX FOR 4 £25.00*

CIRCLE SUITE

Sun 4 May 7.30pm

MAMMA MIA MURDER CABARET An After Dark Murder Mystery Mamma Mia! There's been a murder and we're taking a chance on you to be a Super Trouper Super Sleuth! Sing along and solve the crime as a bride-to-be tries to discover who her real father is. Does her mother know or will she need to send out an SOS before the night is over and she gets to say I do, I do, I do, I do, I do. TICKETS £35.00 including three course meal. No booking fees.

WED 7 MAY 7.30PM

MOTOR CITY MEMORIES

Kaaren Ragland, a 70s and 80s Supreme, leads this group of soul singers in concert as they perform the chart topping songs of Motown’s finest acts. The evening feature special guest Louis Price (The Temptations & The Drifters) in his first UK appearances since the 1980s. So Stop! In the Name of Love for a night full of Motown hits including Baby Love, My Girl and many more in a show that won’t keep you hanging on. TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £18.00* GALLERY £16.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

THU 8 MAY 7.30PM

RHAPSODY QUEEN

Following sell-out international performances, Rhapsody Queen is coming to bring you all the biggest and greatest hits of Freddie Mercury and Queen. With a huge following around the world, Rhapsody Queen performs classics like Radio GaGa, Friends will be Friends, A Kind Of Magic, The Show Must Go On, Under Pressure, We Are The Champions, and of course the legendary Bohemian Rhapsody. Be sure to enjoy the real life and music of one of the world’s biggest ever rock bands. TICKETS £18.50*



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SHOWADDYWADDY In Concert

‘The Greatest Rock & Roll Band in the World' is a bold statement, but one Showaddywaddy lives up to as they celebrate more than 40 years making rock & roll. With 20 million records sold, these lads from Leicester bring a dynamic and uplifting show to The Lyceum. With all their biggest hits on tour like Under the Moon of Love, Three Steps to Heaven, Hey Rock & Roll and more they know you’ll join the Dancing Party – ‘You’ve Got What It Takes’!

TICKETS £19.00*

WED 14 MAY 2.30PM, 7.30PM

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN SONGBOOK

An international cast perform a spellbinding homage to the ‘greatest writing partnership’ of the 20th century. Rodgers and Hammerstein Songbook features some of the most unforgettable and timeless musicals ever made. With accomplished West End performers of the very highest quality, this magical concert evening has many of the classics you know and love from Oklahoma!, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and more! TICKETS £19.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off

THU 15 MAY 7.30PM

THE SEARCHERS

The Searchers have a career spanning five decades and over five million record sales. They bring their special concert to The Lyceum for a night of their famous hits along with anecdotes and reminiscences. Hear The Searchers perform classics like ‘When You Walk In The Room’ along with B-Sides and favourites for both collectors and fans new and old. Don’t miss this highly entertaining concert. TICKETS £19.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off

MEAL

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FRI 16 MAY 7.30PM

JETHRO

The Legend At Large 2014 Tour Cornish comedy legend Jethro is back, as large as life, and on tour in 2014 with his very own unique brand of irresistible West Country tales for a fun-filled night of adult comedy. Jethro promises more tearjerking, farcical stories featuring his old mates Denzil and Slip Along Trevaskis, as well as hilarious tales from his extensive repertoire and his successful career in TV and theatre. Cornwall’s best-loved comic takes a very alternative look at life – in only the way he can! Don’t miss it. TICKETS £19.50*

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THE FUREYS & DAVEY ARTHUR Legends of Irish music and song, The Fureys & Davey Arthur are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public’s imagination. Their folk-based hit songs, including I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, The Green Fields of France and more receive standing ovations in some of the world’s biggest venues. Experience their emotive songs and feel your own tears and laughter, sadness and joy during this night to remember. TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £18.50* GALLERY £17.50*

SUN 18 MAY 7.30PM

MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums, mysterious masked choreography with inventive lighting, muscular synchronisation timed to perfection, post-apocalyptic martial imagery and infectious belly laugh humour - all in a spellbinding display of sheer athleticism. Feel the energy and experience the power of this unique performance. TICKETS £20.00* CONCESSIONS £15.00* GROUPS 10+ £15.00*

CIRCLE SUITE

FRI 23 MAY DOORS 7PM

The Laughter Crewe is Crewe’s favourite stand-up comedy night! Join us for cool comedy from some of the hottest comedians on the stand-up circuit. Featuring performances by Howard Read and Rob Rouse.

BAR SNACKS MENU

TICKETS £15.00. No booking fees.



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MON 19 – WED 21 MAY 7.30PM Winner of the Tony Awards “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud puppet musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. There, he meets Kate (the girl next door), Rod (the Republican), Trekkie (the internet sexpert), Lucy the Slut and other colorful types who help Princeton finally discover his true purpose in life! Suitable for audiences 14+ TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £26.00* GALLERY £22.00* GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off per ticket CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

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SAT 24 MAY 7.30PM

TUE 27 MAY 7.30PM

FRI 30 MAY 11AM & 2.30PM

THE ELVIS YEARS

REDUCED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY

THE SOOTY SHOW

The UK’s number one Elvis production is back! Experience the concert tour production of the hit West End show ‘Jailhouse Rock’ featuring the original star Mario Kombou. With Ivor Novello-award winning David Mackay leading the incredible 10-piece band as musical director this is a production that shimmies, shakes and really rocks. Mario Kombou, the man Donna Presley calls “the best Elvis since Elvis,” delivers a world champion performance as the King of Rock ‘n' Roll.

TICKETS £21.00*

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London's longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London's West End at the Criterion Theatre! Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. TICKETS £16.00* CONCESSIONS £15.00*

Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Direct from CITV it’s The Sooty Show! Sooty, Sweep and Soo are joined by Sooty’s TV partner Richard Cadell – who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief. Boy, will he have his hands full! So join in with all the fun and games at Sooty’s Birthday Party! Special party guests include legendary Sooty favourites Butch the Bulldog and Ramsbottom the Snake. Also don’t miss your chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show. TICKETS £13.00* adult, £11.00* child FAMILY TICKET £42.00* (4 tickets minimum one adult) CONCESSIONS £2.00 off LYCEUM GROUPS 10+ CAFÉ £2.00 off

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THU 29 MAY 7PM Join Ballet Theatre UK on this dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s all-time favourite story of The Little Mermaid, who falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love. The kind hearted Little Mermaid rescues the Prince during a storm at sea, and begins a journey that takes her far from her home beneath the waves. Determined to pursue her love on to the shore she makes a bargain with an evil Sea Witch, but it comes at a heavy price.

TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £18.50* GALLERY £16.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off



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BOBBY SOCKS AND BLUE JEANS Rock around the clock with this electrifying show! This sensational live music production, starring Kytsun Wolfe, The Pony Tails and The Five Pennies, presents the music of the superstars from the 1950s and 60s. With two magical hours of hit after hit, Bobby Socks and Blue Jeans will bring back all the wonderful memories of those amazing decades for bobby socks girls and blue jeans boys. TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £23.00* GALLERY £21.00* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off GROUPS 10+ £3.00 off

WED 4 JUNE 7.30pm

MILES JUPP Actor, writer, comedian and regular on Have I Got News For You, The News Quiz, Mock The Week and host of Radio 4 panel show It’s Not What You Know, Miles Jupp makes a welcome return to stand-up. Don’t miss as he discusses (or rather rants) about domestic imprisonment, fatherhood, having to have opinions, hot drinks, the bloody government, bad balance, housing, ill health, the ageing process, navigation, other people's pants and a number of other things. TICKETS £16.00*

THU 5 JUNE 7.30PM

SATURDAY NIGHT BEE GEES Be transported by the Saturday Night Bee Gees to experience the formidable musical and song writing talents of the Gibb brothers. You Should Be Dancing when this powerhouse hit show takes you through the band’s most iconic songs, including Night Fever, Jive Talkin, You Win Again and Staying Alive. Performing a huge catalogue of their own hits, plus many songs written by the Bee Gees for some of the world's top artistes. TICKETS £19.50*

FRI 6 JUNE 7.30PM

THE DREAMBOYS

THE DREAMBOYS HOST For an additional £12.50, enjoy a cocktail, nibbles and canapés with The Dreamboys before the show from 6pm.

Fit and Famous Tour The Dreamboys are the UK’s top male glamour show. They have appeared on TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Pineapple Dance Studios, Loose Women, and The Only Way is Essex. Now you can see these incredible stripping hunks live on stage in a JOIN US show that will literally have you begging for more. FOR TICKETS £23.50*

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‘DESERVEDLY A CLASSIC AMONG MURDER THRILLERS’ THE OBSERVER

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THE LEGENDARY, RECORD-BREAKING SMASH HIT THRILLER CELEBRATES ITS 60TH ANNIVERSARY ‘THE CLEVEREST MURDER MYSTERY OF BRITISH THEATRE’

‘A TRULY ENTERTAINING CLASSIC THRILLER’

THE TELEGRAPH

THE SUNDAY TIMES

A classic. A landmark. A legend. MON 9 – SAT 14 JUNE The Mousetrap is famous around the world as being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre – with over 25,000 performances it’s a play to be proud of. And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time, to give you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this masterpiece at the Crewe Lyceum Theatre. A group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? The suspicious characters reveal their pasts until at the last, nerve-shredding moment the identity and the motive are finally revealed. In her own inimitable style, Dame Agatha Christie has created an atmosphere of shuddering suspense and a brilliantly intricate plot where murder lurks around every corner.

MON – SAT 7.30PM WED & SAT MAT 2.30PM TICKETS FRONT STALLS £30.00* REAR STALLS £28.00* CIRCLE £30.00* GALLERY £26.00* BOXES £100.00* (four seats) CONCESSIONS £2.00 off for Stalls/Circle or Gallery seats *A £1.50 per ticket booking fee will be added to all transactions unless stated otherwise. See Booking Information page for details.


HOSTING YOUR EVENT

CIRCLE SUITE EVENTS

VENUE HIRE

Add a touch of theatrical glamour to your special occasion or work outing by booking your very own Circle Suite event at The Lyceum. Enjoy quality entertainment whilst dining on delicious food prepared and served by our talented in-house catering team.

The newly refurbished Crewe Lyceum offers flexible spaces to suit weddings, conferences and events. Our dedicated hospitality, catering and technical teams will work with you to plan and deliver your event efficiently and effectively meeting your high standards.

Choose from a range of events including but not exclusive to; murder mysteries, comedy nights, cabaret evenings plus many more.

The beautiful 677 seat auditorium still retains many of its original Edwardian features and is perfect for conferences and weddings. The Circle Suite and foyer areas provide space for smaller events up to 100 guests.

We are now taking bookings for Christmas 2014. Contact our hospitality team now on 01270 508783 or email chambleton@crewelyceum.co.uk

Crewe Lyceum has a large rehearsal space that can be hired for exclusive use at competitive rates. Please call 01270 608 791 for more information or to arrange a viewing.


THU 19 – SAT 21 JUNE

WE HAVE YOUR

PRE-SHOW DINING ALL WRAPPED UP!

More Dastardly than Dracula... More Fearful than Frankenstein... More Silly than the Sphinx...

From deepest, darkest, dangerous Egypt, via Crewe a legendary curse is stirring back into life and we’re all going along for an outrageous, terrifying ride as it takes grip! A respectable legal practitioner, a beautiful dark-eyed Cornish heiress, a 5,000 year-old man seeking an ancient love and the Tomb of the mystical Queen Tera all clash spectacularly in hilarious circumstances! This titillating tale of terror and intrigue spans thousands of years and will have you laughing, screaming, screaming with laughter and laughing with screaming in equal measure! THU – SAT 7.30PM, SAT MAT 2.30PM Jason Durr swaps being a bobby on the (Heart)beat for being a legal eagle and Susie Amy has traded life as a TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £21.50* Footballer’s Wife for something a little less scary! With REAR STALLS £18.50* BOXES/GALLERY £16.50* Denis Lill, who has gone from saving lives at The Royal to trying to resurrect the dead. Discover for yourself as you witness the horrible, hilarious creeping curse unveil before  *A £1.50 per ticket booking fee will be added your very eyes! Adaptation by Jack Milner | Directed by Joe Harmston

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SUN 15 JUNE DOORS 7PM

The Laughter Crewe is Crewe’s favourite stand-up comedy night! Join us for cool comedy from some of the hottest comedians on the stand-up circuit. Featuring performances by Brendan Riley and Daliso Chaponda. TICKETS £15.00 no booking fees.

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SUN 22 JUNE 8PM

THE SOUTH Sweet Refrain Tour Born from the ashes of The Beautiful South after they split in 2006, The South will be visiting The Lyceum this June with a classic set including A Little Time, Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Song For Whoever, Don’t Marry Her plus new songs from their well-received debut album Sweet Refrains.

TICKETS £24.00* CONCESSIONS £1.00 off

SAT 28 JUNE 6PM Cheshire East Youth Theatre presents

CORAM BOY

A heartbreaking tale of orphans, angels, murder and music brought to you by the team behind Billy Liar (2012) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (2013). Coram Boy is a gripping story about the power of human kindness to transform people’s lives. The production features a large cast and choir, glorious live music and plenty of action. TICKETS £8.50* CONCESSIONS £6.00*

SUN 29 JUNE 1PM

BANANAS IN PYJAMAS

LYCEUM CAFÉ OPEN ALL DAY

‘Are you thinking what I’m thinking B1?’ ‘I think I am B2... It’s Banana-riffic!'

It’s partytime in Cuddlestown Park. But wait... the guest of honour’s gone missing. It’s a Banana emergency! Join B1, B2, Amy, Lulu and Morgan in this brand-new, all-singing, all-dancing show. With plenty of audience participation, and slapstick fun, can you help the Banana Detectives solve the case? TICKETS £13.50* CONCESSIONS £11.50* FAMILY TICKET £46.00*

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CIRCLE SUITE

FRI 4 JULY 7.30PM

GREASE MURDER MYSTERY

An After Dark Murder Mystery Murder is the word at the High School Spring Fling. You better shape up because we need a super sleuth to solve this crime. So sing and dance along to all your favourite Grease songs as you prepare to uncover the mystery that lies within, there are worse things you could do. TICKETS £36.00 including three-course meal. No booking fees.

SAT 5 JULY 7.30PM

COUNTRY LEGENDS Country Legends is a tribute to the brightest stars in the country music world, backed by a superb live band. Featuring songs from the greatest names in country music like Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Conway Twitty and more. 'A real hit kicker of a show.' The Daily Mirror TICKETS £18.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SUN 6 JULY 7PM

MUSIC FOR LIFE CELEBRATION Music for Life works in partnership with schools to provide instrumental lessons to thousands of students in over 100 schools in the region. The Music for Life Celebration concert will feature ensembles from some of the finest young instrumentalists in the area together with players just starting out on their musical journey.

TICKETS £6.00*

THU 10 JULY 7.30PM

ELKIE BROOKS Quite simply one of the most successful and popular singers the UK has ever produced. Now in the 5th decade of her career, she is still one of the most powerful and versatile vocal talents of our time. Performing some of her classic hits, blues and jazz, an electric evening with Elkie is guaranteed to leave you begging for more. Elkie is a stunning performer and whatever she does, she does it best live. 'Still One Of The Great British Voices' The Guardian TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £22.00* GALLERY £20.00*



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STEVE HEWLETT & FRIENDS Thinking Inside The Box

Steve Hewlett, fresh from his stunning appearance on Britain's Got Talent, now embarks on a major theatre tour with his hilarious friends. From talking hands, to bottles of water, from Arthur Lager to 'Little Simon Cowell’, Steve and his creations won the hearts of the nation and wowed the judges in the BGT final. Now Steve and his cast of zany characters, along with international award-winning illusionist Richard Griffin, take a brand-new, spectacular show on the road to delight and amaze the whole family. Don’t miss TV’s top comedy ventriloquist. TICKETS £18.50* CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

SAT 19 JULY 6PM

CHESHIRE EAST YOUTH THEATRE CELEBRATION Moments – seize them, embrace them, remember them. An exciting evening to celebrate the wonderful achievements of artists and performers of Cheshire East Youth Theatre (CEYT). Come and see performances from the Lyceum Youth Theatre, Sandbach Youth Theatre and Alsager Youth Theatre as they enter the curious closet of memory. TICKETS £5.00 CONCESSIONS £3.50 50p booking fee applies

CIRCLE SUITE

SUN 20 JULY DOORS 7PM

It’s cool comedy from hot up-and-coming comedians with Crewe’s favourite stand-up comedy night! Join us for The Laughter Crewe in the clubby Lyceum Circle Suite. With comedy by Andy Kind and Brian & Krystal.

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TICKETS £15.00 No booking fees.

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FRI 25 – SAT 26 JULY FRI 7PM, SAT 1PM & 7PM

JULIE HARRIS DANCE Street Dance Academy Showcase 2014 delivers an explosive non-stop street dance show beyond your expectations, starring young talented dancers of Cheshire. A hugely entertaining, crowdpleaser of a show featuring great music throughout the decades coupled with the raw energy and athleticism of street dance makes this show perfect for the whole family. TICKETS £12.00* adult, £8.00* child CONCESSION £2.00 off

SUN 27 JULY 7.30PM

FRI 1 AUGUST 7.30PM

KING'S DIVISION BRASS BAND

CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH

While away your Sunday with music from the 34 piece King’s Division Brass Band. Led by Captain Justin Matthews, Director of Music, this exceptional Army band will entertain you with standards and songs from across the ages. Proceeds donated to the Army Benevolent Fund.

TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £18.00* GALLERY £16.00* CONCESSION £2.00 off

Charlie and his band take to the road again to play a handful of selected dates across the UK. His melodic, lyrical brand of Americana and finely honed ballads have touched hearts all over the world while the stories that intersperse his live performance are worth the price of admission alone. Charlie will play tracks from his latest album Silhouette as well as much loved favourites from the past. He is joined by his regular band for what promises to be an exceptional evening of music, good humour and inspirational playing. TICKETS £19.50* CONCESSION £1.00 off

Purchase your £5 student ticket at our Box Office one hour before your chosen performance with your valid NUS card. Tickets subject to availability.



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Everyone’s favourite little star, Angelina Ballerina, returns to the Crewe Lyceum Theatre…pirouetting onto the stage in her brand-new musical – a magical show packed full of singing and dancing. So put on your ballet shoes and join Angelina, Alice, Gracie, Viki, AJ and Marco for the most stupendous Mousical of the year! TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £15.50* FAMILY OF 4 £54.00* (minimum 1 adult) CONCESSIONS £2.00 off

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TUE 12 AUGUST 1PM & 3.30PM

MILKSHAKE!

LYCEUM CAFÉ OPEN ALL DAY

Starring some of your Milkshake! favourites this brand-new musical spectacular is sure to have children up on their feet and singing at the top of their voices! Joining this fantastic show will be two Milkshake presenters, who will take us on a fun Milkshake! adventure! The show features brand new songs, classic favourites and funky dance routines, plus plenty of laughter, bags of audience interaction and bucket loads of fun for all the family too! TICKETS £13.00* adult, £11.00* child FAMILY TICKET £44.00* (4 tickets minimum 1 adult)

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Cheshire East Youth Theatre (CEYT) runs weekly workshops for 5 to 25 year olds that aim to increase communication skills, confidence, and self-expression whilst learning theatre techniques. CEYT gives members the chance to perform at regular sharing events in local venues, see exciting new performances, take part in youth theatre festivals, and meet new friends. CEYT runs across Cheshire East. To join contact Hayley Lindley 07709180296, ceyt@cheshireeast.gov.uk for more information on a group in your area. 50p booking fee applies.

There's no better way to celebrate the most special day in your child’s year than with post-show party at Crewe Lyceum. If you’re bringing a group to one of the children’s shows at the Theatre our Hospitality team can prepare a post-show party tea for you. Call Clare 01270 508 783 to start your party planning.


All illustrations copyright © Axel Scheffler 1999, published by Macmillan Children’s Books.

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‘A fine piece of children’s theatre’ HHHH Sunday Times

‘Monstrous fun!’ HHHH Daily Mail

TUE 5 – WED 6 AUGUST

TUE 2PM, WED 11AM & 2PM

Don’t miss Tall Stories’ hit musical stage adaptation of the award-winning picture book, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. Meet a wheeler-dealer Fox, an eccentric old Owl and a maraca-shaking, party mad Snake! Mouse can scare these hungry animals away with tall stories of the terrifying Gruffalo, but what happens when he comes face to face with the very creature he imagined...? Enjoy a small popcorn and slush for just

£4



The Gruffalo is the ideal introduction to theatre for pre and primary school children and their families; with plenty of songs, laughs and fun for children aged 3+ and their grown-ups. Watch a sneak preview online at gruffalolive.com TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £12.00* GALLERY £11.00*

LYCEUM CAFÉ OPEN ALL DAY

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LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS Following the success of last year’s Strauss Christmas Concert, The British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra makes its eagerly awaited return to The Lyceum. Join the 33 piece Orchestra and star singers Andrew Forbes Lane (Tenor) and Anna Clare Monk (Soprano) for a special Proms evening of music to commemorate the anniversaries of World War 1 & World War 2. TICKETS STALLS/CIRCLE £23.50* GALLERY £20.50*

CIRCLE SUITE

SUN 24 AUGUST DOORS 7PM

Finish the weekend with a night out at Crewe’s favourite stand-up comedy evening. Enjoy some cool comedy by hot up-and-coming comedians during The Laughter Crewe. It’s an experience in the clubby Lyceum Circle Suite. Comedy by Mike Newall and Yianni Agislou. TICKETS £15.00 No booking fees.

CIRCLE SUITE

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FRI 5 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

UPSTAIRS DOWNTON

An After Dark Murder Mystery Was it the villainous valet, the lethal lord, the criminal cook or the deceitful duchess? Someone has expired on the estate and the killer could be hiding upstairs, downstairs or in the lady's chamber. Can you fathom the mystery of this manor and discover which one of the suspects is to the murder born? TICKETS £36.00 including three-course meal. No booking fees.

SAT 6 SEPTEMBER 7.30PM

JOE LONGTHORNE Esteemed live performer Joe Longthorne MBE makes his long awaited return to The Lyceum. Considered a true great of the entertainment industry Joe, accompanied by his six piece band, impresses audiences all over the world with his incredible vocals and gift for impersonations. From his signature impression of Dame Shirley Bassey to Tony Bennett, Sir Tom Jones, Barry Manilow, Sammy Davis Jnr, the list is endless. TICKETS £19.50*

SALES MESSAGE

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A TIME FOR

. . . n o i t a r b e l e C

ROMANCE BOX PACKAGE £45 per box in addition to ticket price, suitable for two adults only. Treat that someone very special in your life to a romance box package at Crewe Lyceum Theatre. Your private Circle Box includes:

ADULT BIRTHDAY BOX PACKAGE

'SHOWBIZ' VIP TREATMENT BOX PACKAGE

£40 per box in addition to ticket price, suitable for up to four guests.

£35 per person in addition to ticket price, suitable for up to four guests.

Celebrate the perfect birthday at Crewe Lyceum Theatre with an exquisite birthday treat. The Box Package includes:

Make your evening at Crewe Lyceum sparkle with showbiz magic when you experience our VIP Box Package. Your VIP evening includes dinner, champagne in your private VIP-styled Circle Box and more. Indulge in the following:

• Prosecco & nibbles on your arrival to your box

• Bubbly and nibbles on your arrival

• Box of continental chocolates for your loved one & a single red rose

• Your box will be decorated with celebration balloons

• Interval ice cream served in your box

• Individual birthday cupcakes with candles

Ask our hospitality team how they can make your romantic evening memorable with our proposal packages.

• Interval ice cream served in your box

• Two-course pre-theatre meal in the Lyceum Restaurant • Champagne on arrival to your VIP box before the show • Luxury ice cream and nibbles in the interval

Call the box office on 01270 368242 for more information

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BOOK NOW FOR... ABBA REUNION 7 SEPTEMBER

RUSSIAN STATE BALLET PRESENTS

SWAN LAKE 18 OCTOBER

PRIVATE PEACEFUL 25 OCTOBER

FROM THE AUTHOR OF WAR HORSE

BLACK COFFEE

10 – 15 NOVEMBER


‘A TRULY NERVESHREDDING EXPERIENCE’ Daily Mail

‘THE AUDIENCE WERE JUMPING OUT OF THEIR SEATS’ The Observer

‘DON’T GO UNLESS YOU LIKE BEING SCARED OUT OF YOUR WITS’ Sunday Mirror

From Susan Hill’s novel, now a major motion picture starring Daniel Radcliffe

Everybody in the theatre can hear you scream! MON 27 OCTOBER – SAT 1 NOVEMBER MON – SAT 7.30PM Unanimously acclaimed by the critics, The Woman in Black combines SAT MAT 2.30PM the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired TICKETS £8.00* – £25.00* by the world of film noir. The formula delivers an evening of unremitting drama, transporting the audience into a terrifying and ghostly world. PRE-SHOW DINING A lawyer engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying BOOK ONLINE TO story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently RESERVE YOUR TABLE enough, but as they reach further into his darkest memories the borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh *A £1.50 per ticket booking fee begins to creep... will be added to all transactions Now celebrating its 25th year in the West End, over 7 million people unless stated otherwise. See Booking Information have lived to tell the tale of one of the most chilling and successful page for details. theatre events ever staged.


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BOOKING INFORMATION

Online booking 24-hours a day at crewelyceum.co.uk Book your tickets at a time that suits you using our 24-hour online booking service. It’s safe, secure, easy to use and you can even select your own seats using our interactive seating plan! The Crewe Lyceum Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm or until the evening performances start. We are open from 90 minutes before the performance on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Box Office 01270 368 242 PAYMENT may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Maestro as well as cash and HQ Theatres’ Gift Vouchers.

ACCESS FOR ALL

BOOKING FEES All orders are subject to a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, capped at 6 tickets. For certain performances, as indicated in this brochure, the booking fee varies. Friends of Crewe Lyceum and groups are exempt from paying booking fees.

• Space for up to 6 wheelchair users in the Auditorium. For groups of wheelchairs please contact the Box Office.

CONCESSIONS For certain performances, discounts are offered to make enjoying Crewe Lyceum more affordable for customers with a disability, over 60s, under 16s, those who are unwaged or in full-time education. Only one discount may apply to any one ticket, and appropriate ID verification may be required. Crewe Lyceum offers complimentary tickets to carers who are essential to make your visit possible. YOUR DATA IS PROTECTED Your contact details will be held so that we may contact you if a performance is cancelled. With your permission, we would also like to be able to contact you about our future programme and special offers. Your contact details will not be shared with third parties. THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW We will not exchange or refund the value of tickets once they have been purchased, except on the very rare occasions when a performance has to be cancelled or postponed. Where tickets are posted there is a £1 per transaction postage charge. Ticket prices may be subject to change in line with the rate of VAT at the time of purchase. Photography or video recordings of performances, including mobile telephone imaging, are not permitted. Crewe Lyceum reserves the right to introduce special offers which cannot be retrospectively applied to tickets already purchased.

• When bought alongside a full-price ticket a complimentary ticket is available for accompanying carers who are essential for your visit. These are available by telephone or in person. ID verification may be required. • Sennheiser infra-red hearing system in the Stalls. • Induction loop at ticketing desk. • A warm welcome for assistance dogs. For full access information visit our accessibility page at crewelyceum.co.uk or call the friendly Box Office team who will be able to help with your enquiries on 01270 368 242 CONDITIONS OF SALE Sales are made subject to the ‘Terms and Conditions for The Sale Of Tickets, Gift Vouchers & Memberships’ as published at crewelyceum.co.uk/Online/terms_conditions (copies are also available from the Box Office).

Crewe Lyceum Theatre, Heath Street, Crewe CW1 2DA

Copies of this brochure are available in large print and other accessible formats. Please call 01270 368 242. Every attempt is made to ensure that show information and prices are correct at the time of going to print, but may be subject to subsequent alteration. Discounts may be withdrawn at any time.

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BOOKING FOR GROUPS Group discounts are available at selected events for parties of 10 or more. Call our Box Office team on 01270 368 242 for help with your booking.

We aim to make our guests’ visit as comfortable as possible by offering the following:



Spring/Summer 2014