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A powerful drama about a young nun acccused of murdering her own baby. In seeking the solution to the various mysteries surrounding the birth and death of the child, three women are forced to face up to harsh realities in their own lives and confront the issue - do miracles really happen?
Bobby works on Woolies' record counter. Ralph dreams of being a teacher. One kiss and they're hooked. But it's Bolton, 1967. Their love is illegal. Can Bobby and Ralph overcome their own demons and defy society to find a way of being together? All I See Is You is a roller-coaster love story inspired by real accounts of queer life from fifty years ago.
Bill and Alf, two young Bolton lads hungry for adventure, discover the mystery and the delights of girls as they grow up together. Every night they meet at the 'Big Corner' at the end of the road to tell (and exaggerate) the stories of their days. One day they meet a girl and both fall in love. After choosing Alf, they marry and every night as they go to bed he tells her a story recounting his escapades growing up as she falls asleep. A kaleidoscope of Bolton life, The Big Corner is a story of hope, young friendship, love and heartache.
The Golden Girls - Ida, Lucille and Doris are - The Cemetery Club. Every month they meet at Ida's to go and visit their respective husband's graves. They gossip, bitch a little and prepare to become joint bridesmaids at a friend's umpteenth wedding and.....prepare for the future. A delightful comedy of romance.
Trude and Hans are torn between the fresh mountainous comfort of their native country and the opportunity to have their own family and sense of stability in Oldham. Dear Nomad follows this young couple's journey to find a sense of belonging after moving from their home country of Austria at the end of the Second World War to start a new life in England.
Part of REVEAL 2018 - a festival showcasing original work performed across Bolton. This event takes place at Odessa Cafe, Exchange Street, Bolton BL1 1RS
The story focuses on an Anglo - Pakistani family in 1970's Salford. It's a time of long hair, glam rock and flares. Chip shop owner, George Khan, wants his children to keep their culture and tradition but his kids want to be part of the modern world. The boys want disco music, the latest fashions and girls; Sajit wants to live in his parka and Meena doesn't want to wear saris. Their Dad is insisting on arranged marriages, dutiful children and respect, while their English Mum wants to give the kids space and to keep the peace - which is where the trouble starts. East is East is the hilarious result of two cultures colliding. This touching comedy was a hugely successful stage play and later made into the enormous international smash hit film. Winner of 1997 Writers' Guild Best West End Play award.
Flight is an enthralling play by Nuzhat Ali about a man and his daughter who, with everything to lose, make a desperate and dangerous flight from Syria to Europe. Peopled by human-traffickers and ISIS guerrilla fighters, full of danger and treachery, hope and love.
This exciting story will be performed for the first time in the open air on the roof-tops of Bolton.
Part of REVEAL 2018 - a festival showcasing original work performed across Bolton - This event takes place at Bolton University Institute of Management, Great Moor Street BL1 1NJ
On the way home one night Henry Perkins, mild-mannered accountant, picks up the wrong briefcase on the Tube. Inside the briefcase Henry finds £735,000 in used notes! So naturally he decides to flit to sunny Spain with his wife. Bliss! But then, enter two coppers. One to arrest him for erratic behaviour in the local pub. The other to ask him to identify the corpse of a murdered man called Henry Perkins! Calamity! What ensues is a spiralling confusion of fibs, false names and frantic deceptions. This huge West End hit by that ‘Master of Comedy’ - Ray Cooney - provides an evening of riotous comedy and downright fun.
Shipwrecked and cast adrift, Gulliver awakes on the shores of Lilliput to a hostile reception from its feisty six-inch tall residents. At war with their neighbours, the tiny Lilliputians soon find a use for their gigantic visitor - a weapon of massive destruction! Refusing to be part of their plans for conquest, Gulliver flees across the oceans, only to end up abandoned among giants. Now small and vulnerable, he faces danger at every turn. Swift's classic tale takes us on a fantastical adventure through exotic, yet strangely familiar lands - nations ruled by corrupt governments, flying islands inhabited by intellectuals, kings and queens of every size, and a world ruled by horses...
This event takes place at Queen's Park, Bolton
Written between 1599 and 1601. The play, set in Denmark, recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who has murdered Hamlet's father, the King, and then taken the throne and married Gertrude, Hamlet's mother. The play vividly charts the course of real and feigned madness - from overwhelming grief to seething rage - and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption.
In 1934, a group of Ashington miners hired a professor to teach an art appreciation evening class. Rapidly abandoning theory in favour of practice, the pitmen began to paint. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends and their work was acquired by prestigious collections; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine. Examining the lives of a group of ordinary men that do extraordinary things, The Pitmen Painters is a humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics.
Set in Moss Side, Manchester from 1997 to 2015, Sherbet follows the story of a brother and sister. Jade and Nathan are just kids, fighting against the odds to stay together forever. All they want is a normal life but growing up in a world with no rules, it's hard to tell right from wrong. Sherbet is a new play about childhood, responsibility and control.
Trialis a brand new site-specific show by Monkeywood Theatre, performed in a courtroom setting and featuring explosive new stories about women and girls in 2018 Britain.
Following the acclaimed MULTI STORY, award winning Monkeywood return to the Octagon with this important new show about sexual violence and the devastating impact of never being believed. For more information visit.
Part of REVEAL 2018 - a festival showcasing original work performed across Bolton - This event takes place at Bolton Council Chamber, Bolton Town Hall
When We Were Brothers is an intimate exploration of friendship, masculinity, loss and betrayal. Taking place in a bar, where you will be able to enjoy your drinks, this hour long play will tell the story of two friends, Danny and Tommo. A story of a lifelong friendship told through the eyes of two men, who together share laughter and sadness and come to understand the fragile nature of the male psyche.
A new play by Ben Tagoe in co-production with Freedom Studios.
Part of REVEAL 2018 - a festival showcasing original work performed across Bolton - This event takes place at The Venue Bar, 14 Churchgate, Bolton BL1 1HL