Lancaster Grand shows hit the high notes

Soprano Li Li stars in 'I Want to Sing Opera'.
Soprano Li Li stars in 'I Want to Sing Opera'.

A mixed bag of Dickens, opera and ballet will bring a slice of culture to the Grand Theatre next week.

Three separate shows: Bleak House, I Want to Sing Opera and Aladdin Ballet form the line-up at the Lancaster venue.

It all starts tomorrow night (March 11) with The Pantaloons Theatre Company’s presentation of Bleak House.

When a dead body is discovered in Mr Krook’s Rag-and-Bone shop, a web of mysteries starts to untangle, with far-reaching consequences.

Hilarious, tragic and romantic by turns, Dickens’ darkly comic masterpiece Bleak House will be told by a company of five actor-musicians bring the novel’s cast of over 50 characters to life in a thrilling tale of love, skulduggery and spontaneous combustion.

Tickets £12 /£11 concessions, 7.30pm start.

I Want To Sing Opera on Thursday night (March 12) is a playful operatic musical following the story of a cast of professional singers, their manager and the tea-lady turned soprano. A hilarious and touching story from backstage to concert, featuring a cast of international singers performing the most famous operatic hits, including: Nessun Dorma, Che Gelida Manina, Libiam, Madam Butterfly, Tosca, Barber of Seville.

Tickets £15 (£13 concessions), 7.30pm start.

Then on Saturday at 7pm, join Ballet Theatre UK for a retelling of the exotic tale of Aladdin.

Tickets £17.50, £15.50 concessions, £12 for children.

Bookings on 01524 64695, or visit the box office.