The team at St Mary's Creative Space would like to thank you all for your amazing support during 2016 - a time when we welcomed spectacular (and at times spook-takular) shows, forged links with the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod, and brought exciting music and theatre to our exciting venue. Let's raise a glass to 2017, and the exciting entertainment which lies ahead of us!
For full listings go to our What's On page.
Roman Candle Presents Acoustic Gig
Thursday 26th January
ROBERT CHANEY ~
“I couldn’t stop listening. I’m tipping him for great things in 2016” - The Steve Lamacq Show, BBC Radio 6 Music
“Deliciously dark and brilliantly bleak.” - The Blues Magazine (UK)
“Sharp, intelligent, thoughtful, and moving” - Folk Radio UK
Tall and thin, as pale as a sheet of A4, Robert Chaney is not the kind of person you imagine hailing from sunny South Florida. But Florida is a place of contradictions. It is a land of technicolour sunsets and torrential storms. Of glittering skyscrapers and sun-rotted bungalows. Of Disney World and designer drugs. And so perhaps it is really no surprise that Chaney can come from a place like Florida and make his kind of music - bitter, skeletal ballads played on rickety guitars and buzzing amplifiers.
5 More Minutes
Friday 24th February
When Moon and Stars are shining in your eyes
Then I will sing to you a lullaby
The day is over now it’s time for bed
But with five More Minutes we can play instead?
5 More Minutes is a funny and magical show about bedtime for children and their grown-ups, in which we’ll explore the fun, frustration and fantasy that can be had in that magical time between awake and asleep. Real world play will blur with the magic of dreams as we all try to settle down and finally get ready to say goodnight and go to sleep… unless that is, we can have 5 More Minutes!?
5 More Minutes is an interactive family show with a playful performance style, live music and puppetry/object manipulation and is aimed at children ages 3-6 and their families.
A Regular Little Houdini
Saturday 25th February
Winner of 4 International fringe Festival Awards
Winner – Best Solo Show – San Diego International Fringe Festival
Winner – Best Performance by an actor – TheTVolution, Hollywood Fringe Festival
Winner – Artistic Excellence – Sponsored by Rogue Shakespeare, Hollywood Fringe
Winner – Producers Encore Awards
Produced by; Flying Bridge Theatre Ltd
Written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams
Directed by Joshua Richards
Music by Meg Cox
Newport, South Wales: A tenacious young dockworker's son, smitten by Harry Houdini’s amazements, dreams of a life of magic – to "escape" a suffocating, impoverished future and unlock his shackles; the brutal Welsh working-class reality of Edwardian Britain. An extraordinary tale of hope, determination & magic!
A small selection of recent events you may have missed. Keep in touch by bookmarking our What's On page, and remember to book your tickets early!
A detailed period horror for Halloween, presented by Chester Film Society.
This Halloween Chester Wizard School opens its doors! Make potions learn spells practice duelling and meet some magical creatures in this spellbinding immersive experience.
Classical Guitar Recital
An evening of classical guitar, presented by Graham Devine of the Trinity Laban Conserveratoire of Music and Dance, as part of the Royal Greenwich Guitar Festival.
Chester Music Society presents distinguished chamber musician Sarah-Jane Bradley, who has toured throughout the world and participated in many celebrated festivals.