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We host a range of plays, pantomime and burlesque shows in our Stage Room and work in collaboration with various stage companies.  Lambdog is our theatre company in residence. Established in 2013, they are a professional theatre company, working to create magical theatrical experiences for children and their families.

Recent productions include:

  • Northern International Theatre’s production of David Hare’s ‘Via Dolorosa: A personal journey through Israel and Palestine’ and ‘The Burma Play’ by Pamela Brough Sandiford – a sell-out performance.
  • The Genesis Theatre Group’s production of ‘Fame the Musical’ with lots of songs, dance and comedy; burlesque shows from Silken Burlesque Varietease and the National Clown Theatre Laughter Funshow.
  • And of course pantomimes, such as ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Pinocchio’, presented by Lambdog Theatre Company and Rotten Park Road.

For details of future productions, follow the What’s On link, which can be sorted by category (Drama).

We also have a popular Youth Theatre with workshops running in two sessions each Saturday, the first for 7-10 year olds and the second for 11-16 year olds. Activities include acting, singing and movement and dance, together with sessions on stagecraft, props and scenery making and, later for the seniors, lighting and sound.

3 Responses to Theatre

  • susan jones says:

    Are there any places left for the Saturday morning theatre workshop and if so how do we go about joining

    • Alison McCrea says:

      Hello, I am so sorry, the theatre workshops are no longer running but you seem to have found an archived post about them. Although we no longer have workshops, we do still have professional theatre periodically. You can find this via the main menu, either under ‘What’s On’ or in ‘Theatre’ under ‘Types of Event’. I hope this will be of interest and I’m sorry to disappoint you about the workshops.

  • Dear venue programmer

    apologies for mass bcc email

    We have new availability for a spoken word show by Only Fools and Horses star Boycie – aka actor John Challis.

    The show is well-established, having toured the UK extensively in recent years, and consistently attracts strong audiences.

    His show is called Only Fools And Boycie and comprises a hosted chat, with two halves of 45 minutes each. There are clips, audience q&a and an after-show signing in your foyer, to promote sales.

    In the show, John shows clips and reflects on Only Fools and Horses, which remains the UK’s most popular sitcom of all-time. He talks about people he’s worked with and met, as well as show’s on which he’s featured – David Jason, Nick Lyndhurst, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Coronation Street, Dr Who and Tom Baker and more.

    John is presently starring in the new ITV 1 series of Benidorm, as Monty, who marries Sherrie Hewson on-screen and he is available for marketing/interviews and similar. The show has TV viewer figures in excess of 4 million and John’s a central character, helping us to promote the forthcoming tour.

    We have the presently availability:

    1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25
    2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15

    The show has a ticket price of £17 and is with venues at 77.5-22.5% box office split.

    With thanks


    Andy Richardson
    07837 795793

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