The Shoemaker of Havana at MADS theatre this July - East Cheshire Hospice

The Shoemaker of Havana at MADS theatre this July

An award-winning Australian theatre company is returning to Macclesfield after a successful appearance a year ago.

Nuworks will be performing The Shoemaker of Havana at MADS Theatre on Tuesday, July 2 (7.30 pm).

The one-off date is in aid of East Cheshire Hospice which received a donation of £800 from their last performance.

The Pirate Code at MADS Theatre last summer.

The group is hosted by Macclesfield Amateur Dramatic Society which rolled out the welcome mat last summer when the Australian actors performed The Pirate Code.

It was one of several trips to the UK undertaken by the cast of Nuworks who pay their own way on overseas trips.

The next production tells the story of elderly Alvaro Garcia, shoemaker for Cuban revolutionaries Fidel Castro, his brother Raul and Che Guevara.

The Shoemaker of Havana which is coming to Macclesfield.

Other characters are John and Robert Kennedy, Barbara Walters and Nikita Khrushchev.

Nuworks are a not-for-profit group who write, devise and compose their own music.

Their next UK tour includes a performance at the Buxton Fringe.

MADS management member John Chandler said: “We’re delighted to welcome back our Australian friends. They were a big hit last year and this year’s production will be just as popular and entertaining.

John Chandler from MADS Theatre. 

“I met them during a family trip to Melbourne and that led to them visiting Macclesfield. They must have enjoyed themselves because they’re keen to come back.

“MADS offers an authentic theatre experience and we’re thrilled that proceeds will once again be donated to East Cheshire Hospice, a charity we’ve supported many times.”

David Dunn, founder and artistic director of Nuworks, said: “We had a great time in Macclesfield. We establish relations with like-minded people, such as MADS, on the basis of having an adventure, meeting new friends and fundraising for charity.

“The audience in Macclesfield gave us a typically warm northern welcome and I’m sure they’ll enjoy our latest production which has been well received, including the Adelaide Fringe, the second largest in the world.”

* The show is suitable for aged 12 and over. Tickets priced £15 are available from

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