Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 at 11:11:49
Filed under: Events, Announcements, Entertainment, Music and nightlife, Surrounding areas
The Addams Family - The Musical!
Knutsford Musical Theatre Company (KMTC) is a small, friendly amateur musical theatre society that has been performing shows since 1943 and who aim to put on two shows every year.
KMTC is pleased to announce that their next show is the Addams Family. The story in the musical is drawn entirely from the original cartoons rather than the TV or movie series. The original show opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Broadway on March 8, 2010, costing $15m to produce. By June 2011 it had had over 500 performances and grossed $62m.
The Addams Family Musical by the KMTC will be showing at Northwich Memorial Court from 28th - 31st October 2015! You can buy tickets on the KMTC website.
This truly ghoulish comedy musical comes to you at Halloween this year. The show opens with an annual gathering of all family members (living, dead, and undecided) in a graveyard.
The plot revolves around every father's nightmare. Gomez Addams is caught in an impossible situation as his daughter, Wednesday Addams (the ultimate princess-of-darkness) has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family.
If that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother, Morticia. Gomez must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
With a dynamic cast and direction team, The Addams Family will build on the recent sucesses of this vibrant theatre company.
Tags: knutsford, musical, theatre, production, addams, family, halloween, cheshire, tickets
Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 13:29:52
Filed under: Entertainment, Lymm, General, Shopping
Whilst many of the world's largest conurbations have underground railways Lymm has, since the withdrawal of rail services in 1962, unfortunately gone without!
However, here is a faithfully drawn map based on the geography of Lymm including where the stations would likely be! The names of the lines are based on local geography/history, designation of the water courses, Lymm Dam and canals etc. Additionally water boat and cable car services are also shown.
From the map you will of course be able to work out that a journey from L.A. (Latchford area of course!) to Lymm RFC would involve a six station journey to Brookfield, a short hop on the Bollin to Central and six stops down on the Domville to Lymm RFC (which of course has extra services on match day)!
This map would make a lovely display in any home with its vibrant colours, interesting local information and, above all, it is a bit of fun for us all to imagine "what if" and of course MIND THE GAP!
The map of Lymm Underground is a high quality fine art print (A2 sized) on 180 gsm art paper suitable for display and costs £20.
It is available from Mike Cochrane either from eBay or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. If ordering directly by email please leave your name, address and phone number and if you are in the Lymm area the map will be delivered to you directly.
Tags: lymm, village, underground, art, railway, print
Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 at 19:21:03
Filed under: Events, Lymm, Festivals, Lymm Festival, Village centre
The Maple Lodge Art Group are holding their annual art exhibition in the Lymm Village Hall on Saturday 27th June as part of the Lymm Festival.
The exhibition is open from 10 am until 4 pm and all are welcome.
There will be light refreshments available and entry is FREE!
More About The Maple Lodge Art Group
The group is for people who are interested in art and enjoy a demonstration or a workshop about every 2 months. Each week the group does its "own thing. There are currently 24 members and there is a small waiting list to join.
Tags: art, exhibition, maple, lodge, lymm, festival
Posted by Sarah on Monday, 21 July 2014 at 09:43:13
Filed under: Interview, General
Camera crews, extras and cast members have become part of the village over the last few weeks as the filming of After Hours, directed by Craig Cash, has taken place.
There are many well known faces amongst the cast, including James Tarpey (from the Brit film "World's End"), Ardal O'Hanlon (from Father Ted) and John Thomson, amongst others.
The story line revolves around a young 18 year old Willow Hannigan (Tarpey) who lives with his parents in a northern town called Shankley. He is feeling pretty low as his mates have left him behind to move on to university and his girlfriend has broken his heart by leaving him for someone new. The only thing that keeps him sane is listening to a local internet radio show "After Hours" run from a canal boat.
The program is directed by Craig Cash of Royle Family fame and we were lucky enough to meet Craig last week at the Bulls Head pub where they were filming some of the last scenes of the series.
We spoke to Gloria Kennedy and John Wright, the landlady and landlord of The Bull and asked them how they had become involved in the filming of the series.
Gloria said that filming had been taking place at the pub for four and a half days. The pub will feature in the series as Willow's local and it will still be called The Bull in the series. Gloria herself has a cameo appearance at the bar as one of the locals, so we need to look out for her when the series airs in 2015.
Filming has been taking place during the daytime at The Bull and the pub has been closed until 6pm, although drinks have been available in the beer garden. The production crew had been promising free drinks for anyone from 6pm if filming overran, but if you are hoping for a freebie you are unlucky as filming finished at the Bull last Thursday! Filming will continue around the village for a further week.
We asked Gloria if the production crew and cast had enjoyed working in Lymm and she said they loved it here. Filming has taken place in other locations, and the general comments from all were "We can't wait to go back to Lymm!"
We would like to wish Craig and all the cast and crew of After Hours the best of luck with the pilot series and we hope to see them return to Lymm in the future.
Tags: after hours, craig cash, bulls head
Posted by Sarah on Friday, 02 August 2013 at 10:29:28
Filed under: Announcements, Openings, Entertainment, Interview, Village centre
The opening night of the Lymm Brewery Tap was a massive success last night – the staff behind the bar, including Tony the Manager, were certainly run off their feet!
Tony was kind enough to give us a short interview and this is what he told us.
Dunham Massey Brewery have been looking for ways to expand in the local community for some time, and they have picked Lymm as the place to do this as they have a longstanding admiration for the family oriented and community spirit of the village. The building they have chosen to inhabit suits them well as it has always been a focal point of the village on Bridgewater Street, being the Old Post Office.
Tony said that although they have not planned events as such yet, once they are settled in they hope to offer tours of the micro-brewery which is situated at the rear of the building along with beer tasting sessions and other events.
To celebrate the brewery’s move into Lymm they have brewed up a “Lymm Beer” which is an easily enjoyed drink. All off the ingredients (including the hops and malt) are 100% natural and totally British too!
Cask ales include Lymm Bitter (3.8%), Dunham Dark (3.8%), Dunham Milk Stout (4.0%) and Bridgewater Blonde (4.0%) along with others.
Dunham Massey Brewery is a family run business (the Costello family) and the Brewery Tap’s normal opening hours will be 12 noon – 11 pm Monday to Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12 noon – 12 am and Sunday 12 noon – 10.30 pm. There are no plans to serve food.
We think the Brewery Tap wil be a great success and wish them well!
Tags: pub, brewery, opening