Posts Under ‘Large Theatre’ Category

Rose

HOME presents the first UK revival of Martin Sherman’s award-winning Rose, which premiered at the National Theatre in London in 1999. Directed by Richard Beecham, Janet Suzman takes on the role of the eponymous Rose, recounting her fractured life from her home in Miami. It’s a tough call for a single actor to engage an audience for… Continue Reading →

June theatre

For June, here is a selection of performances that may be just off your radar.  A good opportunity to see something different and perhaps unique. Oldham Coliseum showcases new writing and emerging talent with First Break, 22 – 30 June.  A packed programme of plays, rehearsed readings, showcases and discussion in the Coliseum Studio.   HOME… Continue Reading →

Hard Times

A thin pall of smoke hangs over the stage and the front of Oldham Coliseum’s auditorium, there is furnace orange light under the stage and the set is grey iron, clouded glass and black coal.  The cast enter striking metal on metal, wood on wood.  This is Coketown, the location for Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, but it… Continue Reading →

Heads Up

Kieran Hurley’s Heads Up, at HOME, considers how we will deal with an apocalypse. Using an established technique of multiple characters (John Hersey’s Hiroshima, Sebastian Faulkes’ A Week in December) and combining the spoken word with music and sound effects, it’s a clever piece of theatre. Delivery is impressive. Kieran sits at a desk.  Is… Continue Reading →

Bolton Octagon 50th Season

Bolton Octagon

I was fortunate to attend the recent launch of Bolton Octagon’s 50th Anniversary Season, running from August 2017 until August 2018.  Certainly both Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman and Chief Executive Roddy Gauld were very clear that the Octagon is a theatre for Bolton and surrounding areas.  The programming has in the past, and continues to, reflect… Continue Reading →