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Crewe Lyceum celebrates LGBT+ History Month this February

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Crewe Lyceum Theatre will play host to a month of performances, screenings, and special events this February to celebrate the rich and varied history of the LGBT+ community in Cheshire.

The line up of aims to embrace the diversity of the LGBT+ community across the local area throughout February, LGBT+ History Month.

 

Drag Queen Storytime

So, why not settle down to a story with ‘Drag Queen Storytime’ on Saturday 1st February?

Fun and engaging for all the family, and ideal for ages 3-11, guests will join in with sing-a-long nursery rhymes, arts and crafts activities and meet and greet with storyteller queen Mz Elle Toe.

Mz Elle Toe prides herself in not taking things too seriously and uses her drag to spread the message of self-expression, self-love and inclusivity. (Tickets priced at £3.)

 

Live performances

The Lyceum Studio will stage an exciting line up of live performances including Qweerdog Theatre Company’s Absolute Certainty, 7th-8th February, and Edinburgh Festival hit Yours Sincerely on 13th February.

 

The Music of Judy Garland

Original Nolan sister and internationally renowned cabaret star and West End leading lady Denise Nolan celebrates The Music of Judy Garland on Saturday 8th February.

 

O’Hooley & Tidow

In a coup for Crewe – fresh from their performances at the Glastonbury Festival – the theatre is set to welcome BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees O’Hooley & Tidow on Saturday 22nd February, famed for penning the theme to Sally Wainwright’s BBC/HBO series Gentleman Jack.

 

Film screenings

In addition to the on-stage activities, the Lyceum Studio will play host to an exciting range of film screenings – from classics, to new works and Oscar winning features:

The Favourite (15) – Thursday 6th February, 6pm

The Happy Prince (15) – Friday 14th February, 2pm

Postcards from London (15) – Monday 17th February, 6pm

Tell It to the Bees (15) – Thursday 27th February, 2pm

 

From Prejudice to Pride

Also throughout February, the free exhibition ‘From Prejudice to Pride’ will be on display in the theatre.

Gathering significant archives from Cheshire, it documents the incredible speed of change for LGBT+ communities over the last 30 years, and will be on display in the Crewe Lyceum circle foyer.

 

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