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Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play Family Album arrives at the New Vic next month.

Following its premiere at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, Alan Ayckbourn’s latest play Family Album arrives at the New Vic next month. Performed at the New Vic from Tuesday 11 October to Saturday 22 October, Family Album chronicles the trials, tribulations and temptations of three generations of one family across 70 years in the same home. Join housewife Peggy and RAF veteran John as they proudly move into the first home they can really call their own; daughter Sandra, frantically negotiating the challenges of a 10-year-old’s birthday party without her AWOL husband; and granddaughter Alison and her partner Jess finally escaping the house…
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Review: The Haunting Of Blaine Manor

Review: The Haunting Of Blaine Manor

The doors of beautiful Crewe Lyceum opened out tonight, in contrast, onto the eerie frontage of Blaine Manor. The play, written by Joe O'Byrne in 2015, tells of parapsychologist Doctor Roy Earle (Peter Slater), famous for discrediting hauntings and exposing fake mediums, is invited to attend a seance in what is said to be the most haunted building in England. Unperturbed even by the attitude of the locals who wont set foot in there for fear of a curse, Dr. Earle heads to Blaine Manor aiming to debunk, or offer rationale explanation, for its famous supernatural history. He is not…
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Interview: Ultimate Classic Rock Show

We talk to Luke Bradshaw, lead guitarist and founder of Ultimate Classic Rock Show which is coming to Crewe Lyceum on 30th September. We discuss the origins of the show, the setlist, what the audience can expect as well as Luke's own band, 'Coolhand'. This brilliant show is on 30th September at Crewe Lyceum and further details can be found here including a link to purchase tickets
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Jaw Dropping Family Fun Comes To Stoke-on-Trent!

The bestselling children’s author David Walliamsand the award-winning Birmingham Stage Company have teamed up for a brand-new production of Demon Dentist. This is their latest collaboration after Gangsta Granny and Billionaire Boy, both of which received Olivier award nominations. Strange things are happening in Alfie's town! Children are leaving their teeth for the tooth fairy and waking up to find odd things under their pillow! Alfie and his friend Gabz are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery - but no-one could have dreamed what they'll discover, when they come face to face with the demon dentist herself in this amazing children’s adventure! David Walliams said: "The Birmingham Stage…
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NEW VIC OPEN DAY RETURNS TO GIVE COMMUNITY RARE PEEK BEHIND-THE-SCENES

NEW VIC OPEN DAY RETURNS TO GIVE COMMUNITY RARE PEEK BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Photo credit: Phil Radcliffe This Saturday 3 September, Basford’s theatre-in-the-round will be swinging open its doors for a special Open Day to give families an opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes. The free drop-in event, taking place from 10.00am to 4.00pm, offers an exclusive experience for people of all ages who are curious about theatre to get a glimpse into how shows are made at the unique venue. It will be the first opportunity of its kind for the public to look behind-the-scenes at the New Vic following its major auditorium refurbishment in 2020. Participants can take a self-guided tour taking in…
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Lyceum Studio Relaunches

Dramatic retellings of literary classics and top comedy come to Crewe this September when the Lyceum Studio launches its Autumn season.2022’s Retellings season sets sail on Thursday 8 September at 8 PM with Silver & Gold, based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Adapted and performed by James Hyland of Brother Wolf, the all-new monodrama focuses on one-legged pirate Long John Silver as he gathers his unruly shipmates for the voyage of a lifetime and is a powerful exploration of the ambiguity of morality that will captivate both adults and children alike.September also launches Crewe’s new comedy club on the…
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Eric’s Monster Mash: Freakishly Good Fun At Its Finest

Making a welcome return to New Vic, is Eric and Co. after the enforced hiatus of the last couple of years. In his first outing back Eric finds himself, in darkest Transylvania, opting for that as a suitable choice for a romantic getaway for him and his wife, Bev. If that wasn't romance enough, he has brought best mate Gordon along for good measure. Finding their way to the destination for the week, they discover that they have been double-booked by unscrupulous property owner 'Dr. Frank Einstein' and have to house share with none other than members' of that very…
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Get Rocking At The Lyceum With Ultimate Classic Rock Show In September

Dust off your air guitars for an evening of the very best classic rock anthems from legends past and present!Let us take you on a roller coaster journey of classic rock nostalgia, performing hit after hit live with stunning accuracy and high energy accompanied by an incredible light and projection show, we’re guaranteed to have you on your feet all night. Over two hours of classic rock anthems from artists including Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Free, The Eagles and Jimi Hendrix to name but a few! The Ultimate Classic Rock Show is performed by highly talented and…
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An Evening with Henry Blofeld Comes To Crewe

An Evening with Henry Blofeld Comes To Crewe

Hit a Six with tickets to see legendary cricket commentator and broadcaster Henry Blofeld OBE, in his brand-new show in Crewe next month. Famed for his plummy tones and all-round good humour, ‘Blowers’ brings My Dear Old Things, to Crewe Lyceum Theatre on Thursday September 8, to share tales of treasured moments, past and present, while looking ever forward to more fun and games as he returns to the crease. In cricketing terms, Covid’s reign stopped play for a couple of seasons. Any another year, dear old Blowers would have knocked off a century of theatre shows, appeared on numerous TV programmes and regaled…
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Crimes on Centre Court Comes To Crewe Lyceum Theatre In September

Crimes on Centre Court Comes To Crewe Lyceum Theatre In September

Credit: Pamela Raith Photography An ace of a show that you’re sure to (fifteen) love is coming to Crewe Lyceum Theatre next month. Crimes on Centre Court delivers a fine dose of mirth, murder and mayhem, along with a side of tennis on Tuesday 13 – Wednesday 14 September. Brought to town by the coveted production company New Old Friends, the show is based on a story from their award-winning podcast and been described as a “A non-stop bonanza of wit” by the British Theatre Guide. This deucey summertime treat is centred around Hugh Knows. His father Lord Knows, is…
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