(Black Bear, Whitchurch, Oct 5)

Arts Alive's 'Inn Crowd' comes to the Black Bear, Whitchurch High Street, at 8pm on Friday, October 5 with an intimate show with John Osborne called 'John Peel's Shed'.

In 2002 John Osborne won a competition on John Peel's Radio 1 show and his prize was a box of records, belonging to Peel, which took him eight years to listen to.

The show is an ode to radio and anyone who has sought solace in the radio. It includes rare recordings by obscure and defunct bands, a must for Peel fans.

This is part of Blackberry fair's Sugar Fiddle on the Fringe programme and entry is free.


(Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Oct 8-13)

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi-award winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone.

It has been affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, as inevitably it “brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval” (The Daily Mail).

The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

n Tickets are between £25-40 and can be bought on 01743 281 281, or at


(Crewe Lyceum, Oct 15)

Crewe Male Voice Choir was formed 60 years ago and what better way to celebrate this birthday than to hold a concert? Sharing the programme once again are Crewe Brass under their new musical director, Matthew Pithers.

During the concert we will recognise the achievements of the 2018 winners of the Sandbach Concert Series Young Musician competition (sponsored by the Choir).

A 1960’s dress code is optional, but bring your flags (any nationality) for the finale and be prepared to join with some of the songs, while the Choir is supporting the 30th anniversary of St Luke’s Hospice with a target of raising £3000 – with your help – during the Choir’s anniversary events.

n Tickets are £12 and for more head to www.crewelyceum or call 01270 368 242.