Common Lore

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Lion Salt Works, Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 6ES

Tel: 01244 851867

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On Friday 12 October at 7.30pm, the award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich, Cheshire will show ‘Common Lore’ by Stute Theatre. This is a new show developed for young adults (aged over 11) featuring rap, spoken word, live projections and live electronic music. A modern ‘take’ on fairy tales from all over the world, this unique and relevant show see traditional stories and modern life collide. The show is part of the Cheshire Rural Touring Arts Autumn season and tickets to this performance cost £9 for adults and £6.50 for under 17-year olds. Family tickets are available*. Bookings can be made by calling on 01606 275066 or online at 

The show is about the challenging world young people inhabit and is told by one young woman, Scarlett, and her mobile phone. Scarlett reinvents the childhood stories told to her by her nan and makes sense of an increasingly challenging world that shapes her future path in a unique way. This exciting fast-paced show entertains with its reinvention of traditional theatre, technology and the spoken word.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member Communities and Wellbeing, Cheshire West & Chester Council said: “This imaginative and highly entertaining show is designed to appeal to young people with its interesting reinvention of ideas and the way it incorporates rap, music and live projections. It promises to be a fun, high-energy and thought-provoking evening.”

The Lion Salt Works Museum in Northwich, Cheshire was re-opened in 2015 after a four-year, £10 million restoration and tells the story of salt through fun, interactive displays including a ‘sound and light’ show, a ‘subsiding house’ and an automaton. Throughout the year, it has talks, performances, displays and events such as half-term Halloween activities, exhibitions, folk performances, a Christmas Fair and school trips. Parking is free and there is access to a café, shop, play area and butterfly garden.

Ticket Prices:

Adult ticket                  £9.00 
17 and under               £6.50
Family 2+2                  £24.80
Family 1+3                  £21.95

Free access to Café, Gift Shop, Butterfly Garden, Play Area and Car Park
Twitter @cwacmuseums  Facebook: Weaver Hall Museum and Lion Salt Works

Cheshire West and Chester Council is grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for awarding a grant of £5.29 million under its Heritage Grants scheme, making the Lion Salt Works one of the largest heritage schemes being undertaken with their support in the North West. English Heritage has also contributed £300,000 to the award-winning restoration

Opening Times

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* Doors open at 6.45pm




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