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World War 1 Show back by popular demand

World War 1 Show

Back By Popular Demand – The World War 1 Show makes a second appearance in Uppermill!

Uppermill Stage Society will be performing their World War 1 Show, “Keep the Home Fires Burning”, again on July 18th and 19th at Ebenezer Church, School Street, Uppermill.

Written by Lindsey and Paul Bradbury, [...]

The future for the Coliseum and Heritage Centre?

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition – ‘Designs on our Future’ – gives visitors their first chance to see how plans for the new town centre Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre are developing.

The proposals involve bringing the old library building back into use and making the most of the surrounding land to create a vibrant cultural [...]

‘All in Good Time’ at the Millgate Theatre, Delph

The last advertised play in the Saddleworth Players season, at the Millgate Theatre, is Bill Naughton’s ‘All In Good Time’ which runs from 31st May to 7th June.

Directed by Rod Fitton, this warm, funny and touching play centres on the sensitive Arthur and his new bride forced by economic circumstances to live with his [...]

A Most Popular Murder Mystery

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Saddleworth Players present a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery ‘And Then There Were None’ at the Millgate Arts Centre from 5 – 12 April 2014.

In this superb murder mystery comedy, eight strangers are lured to a house by their apparently absent host, [...]

It’s Showtime at Oldham Library

‘Secret Life of You and Me’ – Lowri Evans

Oldham Library is joining forces with Oldham Coliseum Theatre to bring a whirlwind programme of live events to the borough.

Live@thelibrary is an exciting journey of adventure, laughter and theatrical drama with new work by theatre companies and artists. Four unique events will take place [...]

Saddleworth Players present Quartet at the Millgate

Saddleworth Players are currently taking bookings for the third production in their 2013/2014 season.

Quartet, by Ronald Harwood opens on Saturday 25th January through to Saturday 1st February at The Millgate Arts Centre in Delph starting at 7:30pm each night. Tickets are priced at £8 for Adults and £5 for students.

In this home for [...]

Improbable Fiction at the Millgate Theatre, Delph

The second production in the Saddleworth Players current season open this Saturday 16th November at 7:30pm with Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy ‘Improbable Fiction’, at the Millgate Theatre in Delph. The run finishes the following Saturday 23rd November.

When the local amateur writing group has their weekly meeting, their collective writer’s block is causing all sorts of [...]

New season at the Millgate Arts Centre

Saddleworth Players kick off their 2013 – 14 season later this month with “The Mysterious Mr Love” by Karoline Leech playing at Delph’s Millgate Arts Centre from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th September.

This wonderful play throws together two characters in a mix of suspense, trickery and passion. Season subscriptions for all plays are available [...]

Half in Earnest at the Millgate, Delph

 

The Saddleworth Players present

Half In Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Vivian Ellis

Millgate Theatre, Delph, 1st-8th June, 2013

This glorious musical adaptation of Oscar Wildes classic The Importance of Being Earnest, sees John Worthing – Jack in the country, but Earnest in the city, attempting to overcome the fearsome Lady Bracknell, [...]

Heaven knows I’m miserable now

Heaven knows I’m miserable now by local playwright Colin Smith opens at the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph on the 6th April and runs to the 15th.

Newly rewritten; with a new ending, it follows the plight of (recently deceased) Andy Reardon, a man faced with a dilemma. He has to choose one [...]