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 Neil on Friday, 04 July 2014 at 09:04:47
Filed under: Announcements, Entertainment, Interview, Television, Village centre
The Royle Family's Craig Cash spotted in Lymm During "After Hours" Filming
The Royle Family’s Craig Cash was spotted in Lymm on Tuesday when a camera crew were in the village to film a new Sky comedy.
He is recording scenes along the canal, outside the village hall, in Pepper Street and at the Bull's Head pub for new show After Hours over the next couple of weeks.
The Jellylegs Productions crew have also used a high tech eight-bladed helicopter called an ‘octocopter’ for filming on the canal footpath.
After Hours will star Father Ted’s Ardal O’Hanlon, Cold Feet’s John Thomson and Mad Dogs’ Jaime Winstone.
The six-part series follows Willow Hannigan (James Tarpey from The World’s End), an 18-year-old who has just had his heart broken.
His ex-girlfriend Jasmine (Ice Cream Girls’ Georgina Campbell) has moved on to someone new, his mates have gone away to university and there are no jobs. So the only thing that keeps him sane is listening to After Hours, a radio show broadcast from a canal boat.
Jaime Winstone and Rob Kendrick play radio hosts Lauren and Ollie while Ardal O’Hanlon stars as Peter, Willow’s dad and an out-of-work milkman. John Thomson takes the buddy role as Peter’s best friend, Geoff.
Ian Marks, chairman of Lymm Festival, said: "We are delighted that Jellylegs and Sky have chosen Lymm as their location for the series. It has created quite a buzz in the village with so much activity going on. We are all looking forward to seeing the final result."
Newcomers Molly Naylor and John Osborne have written After Hours with Craig Cash in the director’s chair. Craig added: “John and Molly have created a world which is not only very funny but has genuine warmth at its heart. It's a pleasure to be working with such talented new writers and a cast of great comic actors.”
Article courtesy of This is Cheshire.
Tags: filming, lymm, sky, comedy
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 06 May 2014 at 11:28:02
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm Festival
Tickets are now available on line for the great Lymm Festival. Visit www.lymmfestival.org.uk to book for the wide variety of talent and events coming to the village from June 19th to 29th.
For Lymm residents printed programmes will be dropping through your door in the middle of this month, but if you live further away please take a look at the website.
TV and radio star Justin Moorhouse will be part of the Comedy Night line up at the Rugby Club Marquee on June 19th.
A first for the festival will be the Chester Cathedral Nave choir. They'll be at St Peter's Church on June 26th with an evensong specially written for the event. Returning favourites are the Big Sing(June 24) and Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats on June 29th
The weather will be gorgeous of course and there is plenty to enjoy outdoors including an Edwardian Garden Party in the elegant surroundings of Lymm Hall on June 21st. Join local artists Julie Scott and Will Swindlehurst for an afternoon of sketching on June 22 and Honor Giles for her tales of fantastical adventures at Oughtrington Community Orchard on June 28th. There will also be poems to spot on the Trans Pennine Trail throughout the festival.
Transport Day made a very successful début last year and it is full steam ahead for this year's event on June 29th. The theme is “Spirit of the 40s and 50s with Winston Churchill mingling with the classic cars , historic canal boats and model railways.
New this year to refresh you after all these activities will be Lymm Festivale. The light hoppy beer is being brewed by the Lymm Brewery Co. and will be available at many events and at the Brewery Tap in the village as well as Castello's bars in Altrincham and Stockton Heath.
Start booking your tickets at www.lymmfestival.org.uk.
(via Alison Aldridge)
Posted by Neil on Monday, 17 March 2014 at 19:05:37
Filed under: Announcements, Festivals, Lymm Festival
Press Release via Alison Aldridge (Secretary)
A sizzling summer of success to follow some wonderful Winter Warmers is the aim of organisers of the Lymm Festival 2014.
From June 19th to 29th you can be certain that venues in the village will be offering a great range of events under sunny skies (less certain).
The star attraction will be Stuart Maconie, co-host of the BBC Radio 6 Music Show. Hopefully, his colleague Mark Radcliffe will have told him of the great Lymm welcome he got last year. Stuart will perform at the Statham Lodge Hotel on June 23rd.
Musical treats abound, Little Jo and the Misfits and Jon Brindley, who was at the Lymm Folk Club last month, will be returning on June 21st. There's a Sixties Night at the Lymm Hotel on June 19th and Blues Night at the Golf Club the following evening. Local singing talent will be in full voice at the Big Sing Night on June 24th.
Outdoors, Lymm Hall will be the delightful setting for a new innovation, an Edwardian Garden party on June 21st whilst the following day the popular Open Gardens returns.
Lymm will ring with laughter because, in addition to the, always popular Comedy Night, Simon Plumb is staging highlights from last winter's Rugby Club panto’ – ‘Scrooged.’
The Lymm Festival is increasingly a year round event. All four Winter Warmers were sell outs. Grateful thanks go to the appreciative audiences and the volunteers who put on memorable occasions, from Robert Powell and Gabrielle Drake ‘Celebrating Jane Austen’ and Stephen Hough's magical piano recital in St Peter's Church; to the Blues Night and film shows featuring ‘Frozen’ and ‘Philomena’ in a packed United Reformed Church on Brookfield Road.
All this augurs well for a great summer Lymm Festival and you can keep up to date with event and ticket information by going to the website.
If you are planning an event to be part of this year's festival, you haven't got long to make your application. Friday March 21st is the deadline for these to be returned. Forms are available from the Artistic Director Jacquie Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tags: lymm festival