SHOWS AND TICKETS
- Concerts / Events
- Dance / Ballet
- Family / Kids
- Film / Television
- Stand-Up Comedy
AND reset dates
It is the 1970's and Anne and Colin desperately want a child, and are trying everything to achieve this dream. They subject themselves to the indignity of trailing from doctor to specialist to consultant and suffer the humiliation of feeling sexually and socially inadequate. Through their struggle they come to question themselves: why this blind compulsion to make a child? With dark humour and stark realism, their efforts to achieve their goal of parenthood is tested and they must summon all of their strength and love to find a way forward together.
Educating Rita is the unforgettable story of the relationship between a feisty Liverpudlian hairdresser and a jaded university professor. Rita has a passion for literature and is intent upon self-improvement. Frank's disillusionment with live has driven him to the bottle. As Rita grapples with the trials of education, Frank learns to believe in himself again. Originally commissioned by the RSC, the show won the 1980 Society of West End Theatres award for Best Comedy and Best Play. Since this time, Educating Rita has never been out of production somewhere in the world. The film version which starred Julie Walters and Michael Caine was Oscar-nominated and won three BAFTA awards.
Contentedly full of good Italian food and drowsy with wine, four holidaymakers are relaxing on the terrace of a villa in Tuscany. Suddenly, out of the evening shadows, there appears a fugitive - a man who claims to possess long-hidden knowledge that is both momentous and dangerous - an enigma involving the Vatican's Secretary Archieve, an Italian dealer in antiquities, and a Jewish preacher known as Yeshua Ben Pantera. And the answer to this riddle.....?
A series of monologues, funny and poignant, normally from two to four of these would be performed at a time. A Cream Cracker Under The Settee tells of an old woman who has a fall, but her pride doesn't allow her to accept help. Bed Among the Lentils tells of a woman with a drink problem, married to a vicar who exploits her recovery actually caused by an affair with an Indian shopkeeper. A Lady of Letters is the story of a woman obsessed with writing letters of complaint and reporting her neighbours who eventually finds comfort in prison. Soldiering On is the tale of a well-to-do woman who finds one day that she's a widow and her husband has left her ill equipped to handle her own affairs - and her son loses her money in bad investments.
A Chip in the Sugar - Middle-aged Graham finds life becoming complicated when his mother, or "Mam", with whom he still lives, reunites with an old flame. Lady of Letters - Irene is a one-woman Neighbourhood Watch scheme and her habit of writing letters gets ridiculously out of hand. A Cream Cracker under the Settee - 75 year-old widow Doris, obsessive about tidiness and maintaining her independence, has a fall that decides her future. Made famous by Thora Hird in the original TV series.
Gossip and speculation are rife when a woman and her young child move into a house on desolate and inhospitable Wildfell. And who is the man who visits secretly? Her neighbour sets out to discover all.
When Sue decides to try a ?get away from everybody' caravan holiday, little does she realise that she's booked into the caravan site from hell. She is soon taken under the wing of expert but inadequate caravaner, Neville - that's when he's not engaged in battle with his wife or trying to cope with his difficult sister-in-law. Matters become complicated with the arrival of the enthusiastic Tony and his complaining girlfriend, Jenny. When Neville decides that a communal barbecue is the order of the day, things really start to hot up! If you've ever been near a caravan site, you'll recognise them all.
In the near future a group of women gather in a half built hotel on Winter Hill in Bolton; is it a book group discussing famous heroines? Is it a chance to meet with friends and drink wine? Or is it...a revolution? In this new play by one of the most influential British playwrights, Timberlake Wertenbaker, author of the award-winning plays Our Country's Good and Jefferson's Garden, we see how seemingly ordinary women endeavour to protect the landscape of Bolton forever, no matter the cost. Questioning the lengths people go to for a cause they believe in, we are left asking at what point does the fight for freedom become terrorism?
Terry Pratchet's comic version of Macbeth based around DiscWorld. Wyrd Sisters is set on the Discworld and features a veritable feast of Witches, Kings, crowns, daggers, a ghost, a demon and other assorted characters and props. This very witty play is a must for all whether they happen to be Discworld fans or not.