David Thacker

Want to star in a play? The Octagon needs young men
By Glenn Meads · 15 Aug 2014

The Octagon is looking for local young men, aged 18 - 30 to feature in Early One Morning but be quick as the closing date to apply is soon.

Cast: David Birrell in Octagon's Journey's End
By Glenn Meads · 11 Aug 2014

Acclaimed for his recent lead performance in Sweeney Todd at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Royal Exchange, David Birrell is in the Octagon's opening new season production.

Michael Coveney: A dog's life on the stage, Neil Bartlett steps out, and a grim new musical
By Michael Coveney · 24 Jul 2014

Our four-legged friends are hogging spotlights across the country

Bolton Octagon stage Arthur Miller and Michael Frayn plays in new season
By Glenn Meads · 19 May 2014

Noises Off, A View From The Bridge and a new production by Jim Cartwright feature in the new season which opens in September.

Twelfth Night (Octagon Theatre, Bolton)
By David Cunningham · 2 Mar 2014

Dave Cunningham enjoys the Bard in Bolton

Twelfth Night next at Bolton Octagon, 27 February
By Glenn Meads · 24 Feb 2014

David Thacker follows Hobson's Choice with Shakespeare's classic.

Hobson's Choice (Bolton)
By Alan Hulme · 25 Jan 2014

David Thacker's production of Hobson's Choice at the Bolton Octagon is faithful but too long, says Alan Hulme.

Win Hobson's Choice tickets at the Bolton Octagon
By Glenn Meads · 19 Jan 2014

Win a pair of tickets to see this Salford set comedy at the Octagon in Bolton.

Brief Encounter with ... Long Day's Journey Into Night's Mawgan Gyles
By Glenn Meads · 2 Oct 2013
Mawgan Gyles is about to finish playing Eric Birling in the Octagon's An Inspector Calls. He is also rehearsing Eugene O'Neil's Long Day's Journey into Night which opens soon. We caught up with him to talk about the writer, the play and addiction.
David Thacker directs Long Day's Journey Into Night for Bolton Octagon
By Editorial Staff · 27 Sep 2013
Eugene O'Neill's American Drama Long Day's Journey Into Night will be the second production in the Bolton Octagon's ten show season of plays.Directed by David Thacker, the performance ...