THEATR Clwyd will welcome a range of touring shows to their marquee this autumn before Mother Goose, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto (23 Nov – 19 Jan) opens in the main house.

With music, drama, comedy, and family fun, there will be something for everyone.

Shakespeare hasn’t written anything new for an age, so ShakeItUP has given him a hand. The Improvised Shakespeare Show (30-31 Aug) uses his language, your audience suggestions, and their overactive imaginations, to create a brand-new Shakespeare play live on stage, complete with live music, songs and plenty of laughs.

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Back due to popular demand Locomotive for Murder (6-7 Sept) returns this autumn with a totally improvised murder mystery. Using audience stories and suggestions, watch as a unique one-of-a-kind whodunnit is performed.

Families won’t want to miss Claytime (20 Aug) suitable for ages 3-6, a play made with clay, where the audience is invited to join in.

Family Arts Festival (3-4 Aug) also returns to Theatr Clwyd this August. This low-cost, high-quality boredom-busting weekend will be full of shows, workshops, arts and crafts, music and much more.

Primary School Assembly Bangers LivePrimary School Assembly Bangers Live (Image: Theatr Clwyd)

There’s comedy for everyone this Autumn. Join The Noise Next Door (8 Sept), where the quickest wits in comedy take you on an improvised tour around your weirdest and wildest ideas.

Watch as they race through a priceless parade of off-the-cuff gags, scenes and songs, all based on your suggestions. Comedy Club (18 Aug/22 Sept) is a Theatr Clwyd staple including the best acts on the comedy circuit, including Jacob Nussey, Louise Young, Dan Nightingale, Dani Johns and many more.

Welsh Language Comedy Club Noson o Gomedi (15 Sept) makes a welcome return this season with top comedy from Dan Thomas, supported by Caryl Burke.

There’s a wide range of music available this season. There will be an evening of beautiful Acoustic Tones (4 Sept) with mellow vibes from brilliant singer-songwriters, all powered by bikes.

There will be an evening of pure nostalgia in Primary School Assembly Bangers Live! (13 Sept) stepping back in time with joyous singalong tunes.

There will be other musical surprises, throwback mashups and comic reflections on growing up in the 90s. Music lovers won’t want to miss Meinir Gwilym (21 Sept) a singer-songwriter from Ynys Môn. Join her for a unique mix of folk, Celtic, pop and rock music.

Local community group Tip Top Productions hosts an open mic night celebrating musical theatre (27 Sept). Pulling the top local talent singing a range of classic and contemporary musical theatre tunes.

Familiar face James Roland returns with James Roland Dies At The End Of The Show (14 Sept). A story full of laughter and music and joy. A story about living.

Ballad of MulanBallad of Mulan (Image: Theatr Clwyd)

The third and final part of a trilogy that began with Learning to Fly and Piece of Work. Grist to the Mill and Red Dragonfly bring you the real heroine that inspired Disney’s Mulan, in The Ballad of Mulan (17 Sept).

Shôn Dale-Jones returns with his show The Duke (25 Sept), funny and poignant, a show about the fate of a family heirloom and our priorities in a world full of crisis. Victoria Wood fans will not want to miss Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood (5 Oct).

In telling Victoria’s story, Paulus unfolds his own. A relatable story of a 1970s childhood and what it means to find your tribe. It is an evening of pure joy filled with Victoria’s best-loved songs, including the iconic Ballad of Barry & Freda (Let’s Do It) and the classic It Would Never Have Worked.

Still to come this summer is Theatr Clwyd’s production of Rope (29 June-20 July) a dark comic-drama about murder, power and superiority, inspired by a real crime.

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Adelphi Quartet (4 Jul) visit the venue for an evening of beautiful music. Award-winning poet Inua Ellams creates a unique, reactive and spontaneous show based on audience suggestions in Search Party (8 Jul). Fanboy (15 Jul) is a love-hate letter to pop culture and nostalgia.

Award-winning writer-performer Joe Sellman-Leava explores our relationship to our past and future selves and asks why his generation is so obsessed with its childhood.

And finally, step into the bitingly insightful world of food, family and modern poverty in How To Feed A Town (23 Jul) a drama, directly influenced by Flintshire residents.