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 Wednesday, 14 January 2015 at 15:17:53
Filed under: Crime
Andrew Smith, aged 40, was seen by witnesses trying to get into the wrong house on Huntsfield Close, after trying to visit a friend's property.
Halton Magistrates Court heard on Friday how Smith was seen 'swerving all over the motorway' on the M6, between Knutsford and Warrington, at 3.55pm on November 22, last year.
Beverley Dobson, prosecuting, said a later call notified police of an abandoned vehicle on Huntsfield Close. Empty wine bottles were found in the passenger seat of Smith's BMW 320.
After being arrested, the court heard the defendant told officers at Cheshire Police he was driving from Somerset when he stopped at services near Birmingham.
"He said he couldn't remember anything after that because of the level of intoxication," said Ms Dobson. He can't remember anything until completing the breath test while in custody. He didn't give any reason as to why he had been drinking so much."
When Smith, of Gatekeeper Fold, Waterloo, Ashton-under-Lyne, took the breath test, it gave a reading of 167 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath. The legal limit is 35 microgrammes of alcohol in 100ml of breath.
The father-of-two, who has no previous convictions, pleaded guilty to driving with excess alcohol on December 11, last year. Smith, who has held an experienced managerial position for 16 years, admitted to having a drink problem.
The court heard the defendant has started an alcohol treatment programme, and that he is 'mortified', but could not explain driving at least 80 miles when drunk.
And Smith could not say how much he had to drink, or when he drank it. Magistrates said it was 'rare' to see a drink driving case where the alcohol limit was so high, and that it was 'fortunate' no harm was caused.
Smith was sentenced to eight weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and 250 hours unpaid work. The defendant was also banned from driving for three years.
Posted by Neil on Friday, 11 July 2014 at 08:50:21
Filed under: Lymm, General
Firefighters Rescue a Trapped Horse in Lymm
This was the scene when firefighters rescued an 18-year-old horse that was trapped in five feet of mud while grazing in a field in Lymm.
Firefighters from Stockton Heath and the animal rescue unit at Knutsford Fire Station rushed to the scene at 12.40pm to help free the 14.2 hand high Palomina mare named Nymph.
The horse needed to be sedated by the vet before crews could attempt to rescue her. It was a joint effort after staff from the farm dug a ramp before the rescue team put straps around the horse’s body to pull her safety.
Nymph's owner, Tracy Clough from Lymm, said: "I can't thank the emergency services enough. It's not until you need something so urgently that you realise how amazing they are. All of them were not only brilliant at their jobs but they were so understanding and kind at what was a really traumatic time."
It is understood that Nymph has not suffered as a result of the ordeal but it still being monitored by vets.
Stockton Heath Watch manager Mark Pollard said: "It was a lengthy rescue but once we got Nymph out of the mud she was soon back on her hooves and, apart from needing a good bath, seemed none the worse for her experience."
Courtesy of This is Cheshire.
Posted by Neil on Monday, 22 July 2013 at 11:20:49
Filed under: Announcements, Appeals for Information, Crime
Police are still hunting for a murder suspect 10 years after he went on the run. Lymm resident Chris Guest More Jr is one of the UK’s most wanted criminals after he fled to Spain following the shocking torture and murder of Brian Waters in June 2003.
Three men have been jailed for his murder but More remains at large. DS Andy Smith, of Cheshire Police’s major investigation team, said he is confident the fugitive will be found.
"The brutal murder of Brian Waters took place at his home near Knutsford over ten years ago,” he said. “The Cheshire Police investigation was extensive and led to the successful prosecution of three men who were ultimately sentenced to life imprisonment for murder. Our determination to find Christopher Guest More has not faltered over the last ten years and we remain committed to finding and arresting him for his alleged involvement in the brutal murder of Brian Waters. We will not close this case until the family of Brian Waters see justice done for the murder of their loved one and I am confident that with the ongoing efforts of law enforcement agencies, Christopher Guest More will be traced.”
Mr Waters, a father-of-two of Mainwaring Close, Stapeley, was tied to a beam, systematically beaten and tortured, with acid poured on him, at Burnt House Farm, near Knutsford. He suffered 123 injuries and 23 fractures, dying after blows from a metal bar ruptured his internal organs.
Gang members Otis Matthews of Stretford, Greater Manchester, James Stuart Raven, of Radcliffe, near Bolton, and 54-year-old John Wilson of Glossop, Derbyshire, were found guilty of his murder in December 2004. But More Jr, of Burford Lane, escaped 36 hours after the savage attack took place and has not been seen since.
Father Christoper More Sr was jailed for nine months in prison for assisting an offender in October 2004. He visited his son in Malaga with clothes, a new mobile phone and £2,500 in cash. Numerous appeals for information and reward offers have been made by investigators.
In October 2011, More Jr was put on the top ten most wanted list by Crimestoppers and the Serious Organised Crime Agency as part of Operation Captura. A spokesman for SOCA said the investigation remained open.
Article coutesy of This is Cheshire.
Tags: murder, suspect