Sarah Millican

Storyhouse, a £37million complex that opened this May in Chester, has revealed the first shows of its 2018 spring season, with headline names in comedy, opera and dance all making an appearance.

Highlights will include shows from comedians Sarah Millican and David Baddiel, and Strictly Come Dancing star, Brendan Cole.

Art, science and ballet

Opening the season will be a multi-media show called Charge, which is described as a unique collaboration between art and science. Coming to Storyhouse on 6th February the show will see six performers use dance and acrobatics to portray different elements of the human body.

Charge will be followed by performances from the St Petersburg Classic Ballet troupe. This company will make its debut at Storyhouse from 16th to 18th February with two ballets: Giselle (a 19th century romantic ballet), and Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.

Stand-up comedy

Groups that enjoy comedy can choose from two shows taking place in February. Sarah Millican will bring her one woman stand-up show Control Enthusiast to the stage on 22nd February, followed by David Baddiel on 23rd February.

Baddiel will perform his Olivier Award-nominated show, My Family: Not the Sitcom, which covers topics like memory, ageing, infidelity and dysfunctional relatives.

Ballroom and opera

The final third of the Storyhouse spring season will comprise performances from Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole, and the English Touring Opera.

Cole will be joined by guest dancers and a band on 17th March to wow audiences with his Latin and ballroom production, All Night Long. Groups visiting can expect live music, special effects and exciting choreography.

Those after something more musical can choose from works by Mozart and Puccini, performed by the English Touring Opera. Mozart’s comedy, The Marriage of Figaro, will be staged on 20th March, while a pair of one-act operas by Puccini – Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi – will run on 21st March.

Group booking information

GTOs booking for parties of ten or more, and 25 or more people can expect discounted ticket rates on selected shows.

For more information, and to make a booking, visit