Posts Tagged ‘Lawson’

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 →

Jumpers for Goalposts

Jumpers for Goalposts comes to Oldham Coliseum for a two week run from 7 – 22 October 2016.  It’s good to see new writing on the Oldham stage – this play was first performed in 2013.  Director Chris Lawson notes: ‘Tom Wells is writing stories that matter; we relate to them and they reflect real life…. Continue Reading →

Significant Other

Oldham Coliseum’s First Break appears to have been invigorated by the arrival of Associate Director Chris Lawson, with a renewed focus on new writing.  Following Friday’s Untold Stories – four newly written plays featuring local stories – Saturday sees more new work in the form of ‘Significant Other’. The first Northern outing for London based Pensive… Continue Reading →