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The Addams Family Musical Comedy

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

Filming at The Bulls Head in Lymm

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

Filming In Lymm Again

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

Evie and Aladdin

Posted by Neil on Friday, 21 February 2014 at 09:45:07

Filed under: Announcements, Entertainment, Interview, Music and nightlife

A young Stockton Heath starlet is set to tread the boards in Liverpool this Easter.

Evie Burton-Baddeley is set for her stage debut in Aladdin at the Epstein Theatre.

Evie, a pupil at Lymm High School, impressed the director of the Theatre’s production of Aladdin and won a place in the show which will feature Emmerdale’s Curtis Stacey – Alex Moss in the soap opera.

Eleven-year-old Evie, of Whitefield Road, starts rehearsals for the show this week.

Mum Carolyn said: "Evie was extremely shocked but delighted to have got through and can’t wait for her first appearance."

Article courtesy of This is Cheshire

Tags: evie, aladdin, thatre, liverpool

Will Power

Posted by Neil on Friday, 13 July 2012 at 07:54:18

Filed under: Events, Announcements, Entertainment, Lymm, Landmarks, Surrounding areas

Lymm Hall

A film which was partly shot at Lymm Hall premieres on the 31st July at the Trafford Centre ODEON. Details and preview below, and you can also view the event poster here.

"Will Power" movie to premiere at ODEON Trafford Centre

Manchester, UK – Zero Facility Films and Chris Lane Productions present the World Premiere Theatrical Release of comedy-drama ‘Will Power’, at the ODEON Trafford Centre on Tuesday, 31st July, 2012 at 7pm.

Event Details

  • WHAT: 50 minute mid length film co-starring Marc Pickering (Sleepy Hollow, Calendar Girls)
  • WHERE: ODEON Trafford Centre, 201 The Dome, The Trafford Centre, Manchester, M17 8DF
  • WHEN: Tuesday, 31st July, 2012 at 7pm.
  • DETAILS: Tickets are priced at £4.50 and can be purchased at
  • ADMISSION: The film has received a 15 certificate. No one under the age of 15 will be admitted.

"Will Power" is a tale that follows the death of multi-millionaire, William Ryan (Peter Caruthers), who leaves a will containing unfair and eccentric demands. His estranged wife, Shelly (Emma Kenny), and brother, Daniel (Ian Curley), are given the painstaking task of deciding who should inherit his impressive estate. Not permitted to assign the inheritance to one other, it isn't long before the lure of William’s fortune adversely affects the behaviour of those involved, building up to a climax that will knock you sideways!

Highly ambitious in scale and shot over ten days in a number of locations throughout Lancashire and Cheshire, a minimal budget meant the production was dependent on the generosity and goodwill of media professionals, as well as amateurs, from across the UK. In addition to the involvement of Zero Facility Films, of which Tim Limon is a regular collaborator, the project drew heavily upon the incredible spirit and passion of the Filmonik community; which in itself is part of the global Kino00 movement, as well as the talents on the Media Production course at The University of Central Lancashire.

Tags: lymm hall, film


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