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ALTY FRINGE brings socially distanced live arts to the Altrincham Garrick Theatre this November with award winning live theatre, dance, comedy & live music all performed in a Covid-Safe venue environment.

Planning Your Visit

The safety and well-being of our audiences and staff (most of whom are volunteers) is our top priority. We have introduced thorough precautions and adjustments to the way we work, so that we were able to stage the live series confidently, comfortably and safely for everyone.

Here’s everything you need to know about the measures we’ve introduced:

Planning Your Visit -
* As with our own team, we remind you to stay at home if you have a cough, cold, are feeling unwell or are showing any of the coronavirus symptoms listed by the NHS, if you have you come into contact with anyone who is unwell, or if it has been less than two weeks since you have started to feel better.
* Audiences are required to wear masks in our building, so please remember to bring one with you.
* Tickets are only available in advance with prebooked ticket holders only.
* All payment transactions in-house will be contactless.
* To keep contact to a minimum, you can either print tickets at home or download them to your mobile phone to show to our Front of House staff.
* Please be aware that we will store your contact details, in case they are needed by Track and Trace in line with government guidelines.
* All shows will start at the time advertised. Please arrive no earlier than 1 hour before each show, but arrive in good time to allow us to seat you safely and in comfort. The auditorium will be open 1 hour before each advertised start time.
* The bar will be open one hour before each advertised start time, so you can sit in comfort there before going up to watch the show. There will be no intervals for any show.

In The Building -
* The theatre is operating a 2m social distancing regime for queuing and seating. This means new visible floor markings and reduced but safe capacity in the auditorium.
* Our updated seating plan limits the seats and all tickets will be allocated on the day of the event to ensure social distancing is optimised. Together with the one-way system, this means that audience members don’t have to pass by each other to get to their seats and have easy access in and out of their row.
* We’ve installed multiple hand-sanitiser stations for our audience and staff. You must use these when entering our building and you must adhere to the NHS rules on handwashing.
* All our staff and volunteers wear either face-masks or work behind protective screens, as appropriate, to protect everyone else in the building.
* Toilet access are one-in/one-out to ensure that there is plenty of room.
* We are carrying out extra deep-cleaning practices as well as our regular cleaning routines – particularly on any high contact surfaces. You can be guaranteed that when you enter the building for each performance, it is as clean as we can make it.
* We are operating a one-way system throughout the building. Entrance is up the ramp via the “Altrincham side” door. Your exit will be different to the way you came in. (Those who have difficulty using steps will be permitted to use step-free access at all times.)
* The kiosk is open for all screenings.
* The bar is open preshow. In the bar, seating is arranged to confirm to the 2m guidelines, and table service will ensure a relaxed and safe environment.

Altrincham Garrick Staff -
* All of the Garrick staff (most of whom are unpaid volunteers) have received Covid-19 specific training and are happy to help you safely in any way that we can.
* Our Front of House Manager will be on hand to address any queries during your visit, whilst Front of House staff sit in attendance in the auditorium during every show.

The Very Best of Tommy Cooper Show

Monday 23rd Nov 4pm & 8pm ‬
The Very Best of Tommy Cooper Show
Ticket Price: £20 Socially Distanced Capacity: 120 per show (240 across the two)

Monday night is comedy night with the multi-talented Daniel Taylor as comedy legend Tommy Cooper.

The Very Best Of Tommy Cooper (Just like that!) is the follow up to the award winning The Tommy Cooper Show. He will focus the spotlight entirely on Tommy’s stand-up act offering all the misfiring magic, trademark one-liners and dazzling wordplay in this unmissable production!

Something About Simon

SOMETHING ABOUT SIMON
Produced by: Something About Productions
Starring: Gary Edward Jones
Date: Tuesday 24th November 2020
Performance times: ‪8pm‬
Show length: 75mins (no interval)

In a poignant evening of song, story and reminiscence, brilliant Liverpudlian singer-songwriter, Gary Edward Jones, honours the genius of Paul Simon. Weaving the unforgettable melodies with biography and cultural history, Jones leads us deep into Simon's extraordinary life and straight to the heart of his music. Spanning seven decades from Garfunkel to Graceland, Jones holds his rapt, audience deftly in the palm of his hand. The show should have been playing off-Broadway this autumn and instead it entertains you in Altrincham.

Hi Sienna - Live in Concert‬

Wednesday 25th Nov 8pm‬
Hi Sienna - Live in Concert
Ticket Price: £15 Capacity: 120

HI SIENNA are a female-fronted, alternative-pop band from Manchester, UK. Their unique song-writing, infectious melodies and boisterous live performances captivate audiences from start to finish.

Last year they played some incredible gigs at Manchester’s Deaf Institute and O2 Ritz, supporting Scouting For Girls, whilst releasing 4 singles in between. All tracks are well-supported by the likes of BBC Manchester, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and XS Manchester. The band are set to release more music in the coming months and will take to the stage at a number of festivals including Liverpool Sound City, Hit The North and the mainstage at Bingley Weekender.

Time & Again Theatre Co Presents Greyhounds‬

Thursday 26th Nov 8pm‬
Time & Again Theatre Co Presents Greyhounds

The year is 1941 and rehearsals for Henry V are underway...

Greyhounds entwines Shakespeare's famous story of 'warlike Harry' with the everyday trials and tribulations of small village life during World War Two. Whilst the war rages above them, the residents of Shuttlefield struggle to stage a production of Henry V to raise money for the local Spitfire fund. New writing combining a taste of Shakespeare, a touch of comedy and true vintage flair!

Greyhounds was the first play by new young writer Laura Crow. It premiered as a one-act play at The Greater Manchester Fringe Festival in July 2017 before transferring to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 for a highly successful run. It has since found life as a full length production, touring historical sites and rural locations across the UK, including RAF Cosford, the Severn Valley Steam Railway, and was due to be performed at Yorkshire Air Museum as part of the VE Day 75 celebrations before the Covid-19 pandemic struck.
"You should think yourself accurs’d if you miss this clever and charming production."
★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ North West End

Swan Song starring Andrew Lancel

SHOW TITLE: SWAN SONG
Produced by: Bill Elms Productions
Written by: Jonathan Harvey | Directed by Noreen Kershaw
Starring: Andrew Lancel
Date: ‪Friday 27 November 2020‬
Performance time: ‪6pm & 9pm‬
Show length: 70 mins (no interval)

It is Christmas time and forty-something Dave Titswell is a teacher with a crush, set in Liverpool in 1997. Life, love, and work – none are simple for Dave. Everyone knows someone like Dave – or could even be a Dave themselves. Will a school trip to The Lakes change things for the better, or make things decidedly worse? Swan Song will make audiences laugh, but equally pull at the heartstrings. SWAN SONG is a bittersweet comedy by award-winning writer Jonathan Harvey, first performed at the Edinburgh Festival and Hampstead Theatre.

★★★★ “A piece that is painstakingly crafted and superbly delivered” North West End

Hurrah For The Pirate King!

HURRAH FOR THE PIRATE KING!

Produced and Written by: Absolute Childrens Opera
Starring: Roy Locke and Emma Weissensteiner
Date: ‪Saturday 28 November 2020‬
Performance times: ‪12pm / 2pm‬
Show length: 50mins (no interval)

Direct from its Smash-Hit seasons at The Just So! Festivals (2018, 2019) and Liverpool Theatre Festival (2020), Follow the great Pirate King‘s Adventures as he takes us on a Magical and Musical journey to find a treasure beyond Gold and Jewels! Mysterious places shall ye see, Mateys! from Hushabye Mountain to Cat Island where the Queen of the Cats holds her Court, to mysterious and exciting places over the Briney Sea! With her help, can The Pirate King entice the legendary Unicorn, keeper of the magical Unicorn Diamond to appear? Buckle yer Swash ye Land-Lubbers! – experience Opera, Ballet and Art-Song in a fun and inclusive way designed for children and their grown-ups, from ages 0-99.

If you put Pantomime, Ballet and Opera into a blender, this would be the smoothie.

"...an amazing introduction for young children to the world of Opera, ...the perfect mix of performance and interaction that held their attention from start to finish. Spellbinding!"
Review Just So Festival Organisers 2019

Hale Barns Carnival Presents: ODYSSEY Live In Concert

Hale Barns Carnival Presents:
ODYSSEY LIVE IN CONCERT
With Special Guest - JUNIOR
SATURDAY 28th NOVEMBER 2020
Socially distanced shows at 6pm & 9pm

Hale Barns Carnival is taking over the Saturday night fixture at Alty Fringe and have we got a show for you!

We’re bringing back Hale Barns favourites - Disco Superstars; ODYSSEY to perform an intimate show at the Altrincham Garrick Theatre with a show filled with all their biggest hits including 'Use it Up & Wear it Out','Native New Yorker', 'Inside Out' and the iconic disco anthem: 'Going Back to My Roots'.

They will be joined by special guest R&B star; JUNIOR, who was one of the first British R&B artists to be successful in America with his incredible hit ‘Mama Used to Say’ which he’ll be performing live alongside his other hits including the duet ‘Another Step (Closer to You) originally recorded with Kim Wilde.

We are proud to be working with Alty Fringe & Altrincham Garrick Theatre on this initiative which sees live entertainment return safely to our community and supports the local theatre. A Covid Safe series of events with extensive measures in place and a redesigned auditorium to make sure everyone can enjoy the show safely.

The theatre is operating on a reduced socially distanced capacity and tickets are very limited, buy early to avoid disappointment. We have two shows on sale; 6pm & 9pm.

Fascinating Aida’s Dillie Keane

‪Sunday 29th Nov 1pm‬
Fascinating Aida’s Dillie Keane

DILLIE KEANE - new solo show
Love, Politics And Other Bad Ideas

“A rare performer who can produce sharp, piercing satire and deliver heartbreaking songs with élan.” Huffington Post * * * * *

After far too much bloody gardening leave (thank you Covid!), Dillie is back where she belongs - on a cabaret stage, accompanied by the marvellous Michael Roulston. Her take on life, love and government is cheerfully sour, gently savage and peculiarly mordant - but the beautiful music softens the effect. She freely admits she has a voice like a dying crow being crushed beneath an angry sheep, but that’s never stopped her. In fact, she will be singing some perfectly wonderful songs by other songwriters which she recently discovered in New York. As well as a raft of her own songs too, of course. A delightful evening.

North West End : Musicals Live

‪Sunday 29th Nov 7.30pm‬
North West End : Musicals Live

North West End will be staging an exciting concert celebrating musical theatre. Featuring three of the very best female vocalists in the North West, all award winning performers, we’ll serve you up a mixture of old and new musical theatre anthems.

Alty Fringe Dates & Tickets

16:00

Monday

23 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

The Very Best of Tommy Cooper Show

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20:00

Monday

23 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

The Very Best of Tommy Cooper Show

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20:00

Tuesday

24 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

Something About Simon - The Paul Simon Story

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20:00

Wednesday

25 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

Hi Sienna - Live in Concert

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20:00

Thursday

26 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

Time & Again Theatre Co Presents Greyhounds

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18:00

Friday

27 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

Swan Song starring Andrew Lancel

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21:00

Friday

27 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

Swan Song starring Andrew Lancel

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12:00

Saturday

28 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

HURRAH FOR THE PIRATE KING!

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14:00

Saturday

28 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

HURRAH FOR THE PIRATE KING!

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18:00

Saturday

28 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

Hale Barns Carnival - ODYSSEY live in Concert

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21:00

Saturday

28 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

Hale Barns Carnival - ODYSSEY live in Concert

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13:00

Sunday

29 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

Dillie Keane

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19:30

Sunday

29 Nov

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

North West End : Musicals Live

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19:30

Sunday

06 Dec

2020

Altrincham Garrick Theatre

Music of the Night

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