Foxlowe Arts Centre brings new professional theatre to Leek

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It’s around three years since we started our collaboration with Live and Local to bring professional theatre shows here and this year (season) we were allocated three shows in this spring. There’s one left, but not till April.

January saw the welcome return of James Rowland with his “One Hundred Different Words for Love”:  he told us about the third part of his trilogy and it’s plain that our audience want him to come back with it.

In February, Little Earthquake brought their new show “I Ain’t Afraid of no Ghost”.   A funny and nostalgic trip back to the 80s in a theatre show for adults and older children about a family home being haunted by a playful poltergeist, it drew warm praise from the audience


The next show is the last of this year’s crop, and we’re very pleased that we were able to book it here.

Friday 26 April (that’s the Friday after the Easter weekend) sees a real treat – New Perspectives Theatre bring their new stage adaptation “The Man without a Past“.   This is based on the Cannes-award-winning film made by the acclaimed Finnish film-maker Aki Kaurismaki.  It’s described as “A Finnish melancomedy – part melancholic love story, part deliciously deadpan comedy”.   Tickets for this are now available both at the Foxlowe and online at

And after that?  Towards the end of March we’ll have sight of the list of offers for the next season.  In the meantime, there are other Live and Local shows nearby which you can go to:  just look for them under <What’s On> at


Information from Michael Quine  (