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 Tuesday, 16 September 2014 at 17:33:29
Filed under: Appeals for Information, Lost and found
Time for the people of Lymm to step up again. Can anyone help Don find his beloved cat? Please share like crazy, it worked last time!
"My cat went missing 9th September 2014. He's a very old and rickety Havana Brown called Baz, a neutered male. He has wheezy breathing and is very thin. He should be on a special diet. He lives at 6 Whitbarrow Road and his family can be reached on 07894 461931. Any news would be gratefully received. He usually patrolled on the upper part of Whitbarrow Road near the old Fire Station."
Tags: missing, cat
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 at 08:16:30
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Political, Village centre
New parking restrictions have been brought into the centre of Lymm as part of an 18-month trial. Temporary double yellow lines were put down overnight recently on Brookfield Road. And the plan is they will stay there for the next 18 months before a decision is made over whether to make them permanent.
They have been brought in following long-term complaints from residents over double parking on the road. However traders fear the move will further discourage shoppers from entering the village, after free parking was reduced to just an hour.
Clr Sheila Woodyatt, a former Mayor of Warrington, is Conservative councillor for Lymm. She said: “It is a trial for 18 months to see if it resolves the terrible traffic problems round there. It is ridiculous at times – people park on both sides of the roads and we have had complaints that it can be impossible to get past. It has taken years for the council to do something about it and at long last they have taken action."
“I understand the traders are not happy about it but realistically, short of digging the village up and starting again, we don’t have much choice. There is a 19th century road scheme for the 21st century.”
And she said keeping a two hour free parking limit in the official car parks would be a better way of resolving the ongoing problems. She added: “I personally think the best way would have been to have people pay as they leave. Then there would be time for people to have lunch and do their shopping.”
Tags: parking, politics
Posted by Neil on Friday, 25 July 2014 at 08:22:36
Filed under: Announcements, School
Mary’s preschool in Lymm is celebrating 20 years of service by its longest serving member of staff – Sandra Prue.
Sandra, who has looked after hundreds of children over the past two decades, started working at St Mary’s in 1994 after her own children , Lisa and Matthew, had attended there and moved on to primary school.
The current preschool class surprised Sandra at a family BBQ event by presenting her with a special picture they had made. She also received gifts from parents and staff including an ornamental planter and a celebration cake.
Sandra says of her special anniversary:
“I love all the children I’ve looked after over the years and wouldn't want to do any other job – it’s my world”.
Valerie Dyas, Preschool Committee Chairwoman says:
“Sandra is a massive part of the St Mary’s family and we couldn't imagine preschool without her. She is a brilliant asset to our team and we hope she’s here for many, many more years to come.”
St Mary’s preschool is based on Crouchley Lane, next to Lymm Dam car park, and caters for children aged from 2 until they are ready to start school. It is a registered charity and has been providing childcare to Lymm families for over 25 years.
For further information on the preschool, please visit our website or call 07947 692003.
Tags: St Mary’s, preschool
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