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Yorkshire meets Paris at the Millgate this April!

John Godber’s brilliantly funny look at the English abroad, April in Paris, will be performed by the Saddleworth Players at the Millgate Arts Centre in Delph from April 7 to 14.

Al and Bet lead a quiet, boring life in Yorkshire. After 20 years working for the same company, Al is made redundant and is […]

Mikron Theatre – In At The Deep End: An RNLI Story by Lawrence Peacock

Skipwick RNLI is all at sea. Crew members are hard to come by and Coxswain Darren’s management style isn’t helping. So when seventeen year old Shannon volunteers, it’s all hands on deck – particularly for Darren’s teenage son, Billy.

Can the station survive in this ‘me first’ age? Will eccentric fundraiser Hazel’s ideas ever turn […]

New vision for Oldham Coliseum Theatre

The latest vision for the new Oldham Coliseum Theatre is being released today ahead of the submission of a planning application.

Oldham Council and Oldham Coliseum Theatre have been working on a redesign with Mecanoo, the project architects, following the addition of plans for a studio theatre and feedback on the initial proposals.

The new […]

Stage is set for the new Coliseum Theatre

Oldham is to build a new Coliseum Theatre in its budding Cultural Quarter after the plans were awarded a multi-million pound funding injection.

A successful Round 2 joint funding bid by Oldham Council and Oldham Coliseum Theatre has seen Arts Council England approve a grant worth £7.1m towards the project.

Alongside a future fundraising contribution […]

Saddleworth Players present: She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

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Saddleworth Players present: A Passionate Woman by Kay Mellor

A shattering secret changes family life forever in this funny and heartfelt comedy.

It is hard to say which is more remarkable, the play itself or the story behind it.

A Passionate Woman is the captivating tale of Betty’s loveless marriage, her “bit of a thing” with the Polish neighbour in the flat below, and […]

Filumena: Marriage Italian Style

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The last play of Saddleworth Players 2014-15 Season at the Millgate is Filumena by Eduardo de Filippo, which runs from 30th May to 6th June.

Better known for her on-stage performances, Sue Radcliffe makes her Millgate directorial debut with this, beautifully constructed comedy. Set in Naples, it tells of Filumena’s resourceful struggle to legitimise her […]

Saddleworth Players present, ‘Whose Life Is It Anyway?’

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Whose Life is it Anyway?

by Brian Clark

Sculptor Ken Harrison is badly injured in a car accident and finds himself permanently paralyzed below the neck and reliant on others for his care and survival. Strong-minded and passionate, he decides he does not want to go on with the compromised, highly […]

Saddleworth Players present Absurd Person Singular

How Many Alan Ayckbourn Characters Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

The answer – at least according to Absurd Person Singular – is six: one to attempt suicide with an exposed light-fitting and five others to remain so blithely wrapped up in their own affairs that they fail to notice.

Directed by Rod Fitton, […]

Upstairs at the Swan: Le Grand Return

WEDS 11th FEBRUARY 2015 Talking Stock Productions present “LE GRAND RETURN” by Alan Stockdill

It’s 1994 and the 50th anniversary of D Day looms. Tommy, Alf and Edwin are incarcerated in Coldrick Nursing Home. In spite of his ever-worsening heart condition, D Day veteran Tommy is determined to break out and rejoin his old comrades […]