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Chester train station, Chester, Cheshire

Travel through time, imagination and Cheshire when ‘From Station to Station’ is performed on a train from Chester to Manchester bringing Elizabeth Gaskell and Alison Uttley – and those who influenced them – to life along the line that connects them.

‘From Station to Station’ is specially commissioned by Knutsford Promenades. It features Elizabeth Gaskell and Alison Uttley: two strong, independent and innovative women who, in their own times, challenged the traditional expectations of society, in their own ways. They were fervent believers in Women’s Rights.

Whilst Mrs Gaskell inhabited the nineteenth century and Alison Uttley mostly the twentieth century, this performance sees them ‘meeting’ in the modern world through a literary “time slip” – a device used by Alison Uttley herself in her novel ‘A Traveller in Time’. Thanks to a collaboration with Mid-Cheshire Community Rail Partnership’s ‘Amazing Women by Rail’ project, the influences of other notable women from Chester to Manchester are woven into the lives and views of the two women. From Station to Station uses community theatre to highlight their achievements and legacy. The props have been specially made at community workshops in Northwich, Knutsford, Altrincham and Stockport.

Please note that there will also be a performance at Manchester Piccadilly on the same day, at 1pm.

Opening Times

Thursday 13 September: 1102 train

Booking Details

No booking required


The train service is the normal 1102 service from Chester to Manchester. Standard rail fares will apply.

Additional Information

Train journey from Chester to Manchester takes approx.1 hour and 30 minutes Standard rail fare applies. Contact for the day: Sally Buttifant 07736 523863
Twitter @KnutsfordProms


The train departs from Chester train station at 1102 on Thursday 13 September calling at key towns Northwich, Knutsford, Altrincham and Stockport and arrives at Manchester Piccadilly.

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Knutsford Promenades