CHESTER'S new £37m cultural complex has revealed the first shows that will feature in its spring and summer season next year.

Storyhouse, which opened in May, will start 2018 with a line-up featuring comedy, theatre and dance.

Opening the spring season is Motionhouse’s new multi-media show Charge, a unique collaboration between art and science. Starting on Tuesday, February 6, the show sees six performers use dance and acrobatics to delve deep in to the human body, telling the important story of energy in our lives.

Also in February, the acclaimed Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet will make its debut at Storyhouse with two fantastic ballets; Giselle and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.

TV favourite Sarah Millican is bringing her one woman stand-up show Control Enthusiast to the Stroyhouse stage on Thursday, February 22.

More comedy comes in the form of David Baddiel’s Olivier Award-nominated My Family: Not the Sitcom on Friday 23 February. A show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media and gay cats.

Strictly Come Dancing’s Brendan Cole is joined by guest dancers and band on Saturday, March 17, to wow audiences with his latest production, All Night Long.

The English Touring Opera will be bringing new production of Mozart’s classic comedy The Marriage of Figaro will be staged on March 20. On the following evening, the Storyhouse audience can enjoy a pair of one-act operas by Puccini; Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi.

Storyhouse chief executive Andrew Bentley said: “The past few months have been incredible; we’ve had a great reception here in Chester and our programme is going from strength to strength. We can’t wait to enter our second year with a fantastic line up that I know audiences will love.”

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