Operators at the Crewe Lyceum have unveiled a top quality programme of shows for the spring season.
Drama runs high at the Heath Street theatre, which is celebrating a year under the guidance of HQ Theatres.
And one of the highlights is the week-long visit of Bill Kenwright’s smash hit production of Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers in March.
It tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.
Few musicals have received quite such acclaim and it recently surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End – one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.
Also lined up is the anniversary tour of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap.
It is famous around the world for being the longest running show of any kind in the history of British theatre, with over 25,000 performances.
And to celebrate 60 incredible years on stage, it’s going on tour for the first time, with a star cast to give you a once in a life-time opportunity to see this masterpiece at the Lyceum.
Comedy fans won’t be disappointed either, with more big names on the bill over the coming months.
They include appearances from Mancunian Jason Manford, loveable Irish rogue Ed Byrne, cheeky Billy Pearce, QI’s Alan Davies and veteran duo Cannon and Ball.
There’s plenty to keep the kids happy too, with Peppa Pig bringing her stage show Peppa’s Big Splash later this month, The Chuckle Brothers in A 2014 Space Oddity and The Sooty Show.
Top musicians will also showcase their talents, including the fabulous Kate Rusby, while premium tribute shows are aplenty including the Johnny Cash Roadshow, Phil Collins act No Jacket Required, The Upbeat Beatles and The Elvis Years.
And there’s a whole mixture of other acts and shows too with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, psychic mediums Donna Fallon and Sally Morgan, Swan Lake from the Moscow Ballet – La Classique company and the local Scout Gang Show all on the bill.
For the full programme of shows and events visit www.crewelyceum.co.uk.