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Crewe Lyceum, Nantwich Players and Live comedy closed by Coronavirus

Crewe Lyceum, Nantwich Players and Live comedy closed by Coronavirus

Live shows at Nantwich Players and Crewe Lyceum have all been postponed amid the Coronavirus crisis.

Civic Comedy shows at Nantwich Civic Hall have also been postponed in April and May.

March 18, 2020
Review: Gary Clarke’s Wasteland at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: Gary Clarke’s Wasteland at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
I’d forgotten how the 1990s felt.

That soon changed when I went to watch Wasteland at The Lyceum on Tuesday night.

I could feel the music beating in my chest.

March 4, 2020
What’s On at Crewe Lyceum in early February

What’s On at Crewe Lyceum in early February

Crewe Lyceum Theatre has a host of shows coming up in the next few weeks.

Here’s our rundown of what’s on at the popular venue.

January 28, 2020
Review: The Ladykillers, by Nantwich Players

Review: The Ladykillers, by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
The Ladykillers, written by Graham Linehan and directed by Don Hirst, is the latest production from the Nantwich Players.

Based on the Ealing comedy film from 1955, the show tells the story of a sweet and eccentric little old lady who innocently rents her spare room to group of criminals planning a robbery.

July 6, 2019
Review: Ada, by Platform Theatre at Crewe Lyceum

Review: Ada, by Platform Theatre at Crewe Lyceum

By Claire Faulkner
Platform Theatre premiered their new show Ada this week at the Lyceum Studio.

June 15, 2019
Review: “The River” by Nantwich Players

Review: “The River” by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
The River by Jez Butterworth is the final production this season from the Nantwich Players Studio.

Often described as a poignant non-linear psychodrama, this performance was expertly staged, and I enjoyed watching it very much.

May 31, 2019
Nantwich Players to stage “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”

Nantwich Players to stage “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”

Nantwich Players are continuing their season with their latest production – “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” – by Martin McDonagh.

In a small house in the mountains of Ireland, a lonely spinster locks horns with her house-bound, manipulative mother in a rage-filled battle of wills.

May 2, 2019
Review: “Choreocracy” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

Review: “Choreocracy” at Crewe Lyceum Theatre

By Claire Faulkner
One of the things I always do at the theatre is to make sure my mobile phone is switched off.

So, it felt a little strange to be at a performance at The Crewe Lyceum which not only encouraged the audience to keep their phones on, but also to use them during the show.

March 6, 2019
Cheshire Drama Festival comes to Nantwich as teams battle for national final

Cheshire Drama Festival comes to Nantwich as teams battle for national final

The Cheshire Drama Festival for one-act plays is coming to Nantwich Players theatre on Love lane next month.

It is part of the All England Theatre Festival and the winner of Cheshire will proceed to the northern finals, where they get the chance to compete for the national finals in June.

February 24, 2019
Review: Greyhounds at Crewe Lyceum Theatre Studio

Review: Greyhounds at Crewe Lyceum Theatre Studio

By Claire Faulkner
It was a privilege to be at the first performance taking place in the new Studio space at The Crewe Lyceum.

The Lyceum Studio has been created from one of the rehearsal rooms in the theatre and has been designed to bring new writing and contemporary theatre to Crewe.

February 17, 2019
Nantwich Players to stage more One Act plays in February

Nantwich Players to stage more One Act plays in February

Nantwich Players are to stage more of their unique “one act” plays this month as part of the ‘Winter Mini Season’.

Two contrasting plays in February promise to provide a fun, interesting and diverse evening of entertainment at their Love Lane theatre in Nantwich.

February 3, 2019
Mayor praises Nantwich Players as town “asset”

Mayor praises Nantwich Players as town “asset”

The Mayor of Nantwich has praised the amateur drama group Nantwich Players as a major “asset” to the town after watching its latest show.

Cllr David Marren was among packed audiences to watch the Players’ Autumn Production of “Breaking the code” by Hugh Whitmore.

November 1, 2018
Review: Breaking The Code, by Nantwich Players

Review: Breaking The Code, by Nantwich Players

By Claire Faulkner
Directed by Chris Ridge, Nantwich Players’ latest production is ‘Breaking The Code’ by Hugh Whitemore.

It’s a remarkable, strong and powerful play which tells the story of Alan Turing, the man who cracked the Enigma code and devised the modern computer.

October 20, 2018