Set in Blackburn in the 1920s, The Road to Nab End evokes the hardships and joys of growing up in a northern community during the great depression. From heroic mill workers to a sadistic nun, the monuments and memories are full of spirit, humour and a little sadness.
Oldham and Blackburn share the same heritage and the landscape of mills echoes in both towns making this a perfect tale to be adapted for the Coliseum stage. To support this adaptation the Friends of Oldham Coliseum Theatre donated £1,500 to develop the script.
Adapted by writer Phillip Goulding who previously adapted A Little Local Difficulty (2003) for the Coliseum and has also written previous Coliseum productions; Wake up Little Suzie! (Oldham Coliseum / Haymarket Theatre Basingstoke, 2005) and Feels Like the First Time (2006).
The Road to Nab End is directed by Kevin Shaw and runs at the Coliseum from 17 June - 10 July.