All Events

Quiz Night – September

Friday 28th September, 2018
8:00 pm

question-mark-man-metallicBar opens at 7.30 for a prompt 8pm start.

Your quiz host will be Kerry Morris.

No limit (within reason) on team sizes, free nibbles and (modest) cash prizes to be won, so think of a silly name for your team, come along and join in the fun (and if you haven’t got a team, come along anyway – we’ll soon find one for you to join!).

Only £2.50 per quizzer.

The Death Of Stalin (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 29th September, 2018
7:30 pm

death-of-stalin107 mins Certificate 15 France/UK/Belgium/Canada 2018

Starring: Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale, Michael Palin, Jeffrey Tambor

Director: Armando Annuli

When tyrannical dictator Stalin drops dead his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next leader. But, while contenders Malenkov, Khrushchev, Beria and others bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

PASTIMES (Partington Players)

Monday 8th October, 2018 to Saturday 13th October, 2018
7:30 pm

pastimes-webBy Brian Jeffries

Directed by Harry Lee.

A real treat of a comedy for the first play of Partington’s 2018/19 season. Sam and Bill, two middle-aged brothers running a busy seaside cafe, find their cosy domestic life gradually turned upside down by the arrival of cheeky young run-away Linda.

Tickets

Book online at

www.ticketsource.co.uk/partingtontheatre

from Sunday 26th August. You will not be charged a booking fee and you can print out your ticket at home or transfer it to your mobile.

Book by telephone from Tuesday 28th August during office hours on 0333 666 3366 (normal call charges apply).  This will incur a charge of £1.50 per booking for your ticket to be posted to you or sent to your mobile.

Book in person at Bay Tree Books, High Street West, Glossop (no booking fee) from Tuesday 28th August.

Alternatively, you can telephone our Ticket Secretary, Emma McDonough, from Sunday 26th August between 7pm and 9pm on 01457 899140.

(Details covering TicketSource and Partington data protection policies are available on the TicketSource website.)

A Fantastic Woman (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 20th October, 2018
7:30 pm

a-fantastic-woman144 mins  Certificate 15 Chile 2017

Starring: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes

Director: Sebastián Lelio

Oscar winning Chilean art-house drama in which a young transgender woman is subjected to suspicion and prejudice when her older boyfriend suddenly dies.  This award-winning film handles its timely, sensitive subject matter with care.

 

In Spanish with English subtitles.

 

War On Our Doorstep 1939 – Trio Literati

Saturday 27th October, 2018
7:30 pm

WW2 raised hat warmTune into life at the outbreak of war through three Northern diary writers — a housewife, a theatre buff, and a raw recruit to the Army Medical Corps.   From the price of blackout materials, to backstage dramas, to square bashing and lectures on VD, their personal stories give a colourful picture of our community as the world slid into war.

Like the famous “Housewife,49” two of the diarists were volunteers for Mass Observation, set up in 1938 to record everyday life in Britain.

Trio Literati  — “full of energy, wit and style” — are known for their lively mix of thought-provoking content, and light-hearted, clear delivery.  Their versatile musicians — Eleanor Rastall (soprano, keyboard) and Will Rastall (percussion)  — add to the WW2 ambience with the smokey, nostalgic, foot-tapping music of  “Forces’ Favourites”:  The Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Vera Lynn and more.

Tickets will soon be on sale at ticketsource.co.uk/partingtontheatre

The Players 

Maggie Mash started her broadcasting career in BBC radio, but is perhaps best known as continuity announcer for Yorkshire TV. She is a reader of audio books and audio guides, and an audio describer at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Opera North.  

Jane Oakshott is an actor, script writer and performance coach. She set up Trio Literati in 2003 and Leeds Voice Day in 2008. Jane was appointed MBE in 2008 for her pioneering revival of street performance of the Mystery Plays.  

Richard Rastall is Emeritus Professor of Historical Musicology at Leeds University, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries: his writings on early music include books, articles, and music editions. He has acted all his life – often the fool, and rarely his age. 

Will Rastall Born in Leeds and now working as an actor in London, Will’s theatre credits include Lady Anna (Park Theatre); Gods & Monsters (Southwark Playhouse);  Romeo and Juliet (Greenwich Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre of the Dales). Television and film credits include Game of Thrones (HBO); Guilt (Netflix); Bill (BBC Films); Eastenders (BBC);  and the multi-award-winning My Feral Heart (RumJam Films). 

 Eleanor Rastall comes from Headingley and holds an MMus with distinction from Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Performances range from classical opera and oratorio to incidental music for The Royal Shakespeare Company and cabaret concerts at the Musical Museum in Kew. Eleanor also runs regular choir and workshop sessions for Music in Offices and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, among others. www.eleanorrastall@co.uk 

 

Funny Cow (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 17th November, 2018
7:30 pm

funny-cow102 mins  Certificate 15  UK  2017

Starring:  Stephen Graham, Paddy Considine, Maxine Peake

Director:  Adrian Shergold

Funny Cow follows the changing fortunes of a female standup comic finding her feet in, and braving the sexism of,  the northern working men’s clubs of the 70s, drawing on her violent and troubled upbringing to develop her act.  A film about comedy rather than a comedy.

THE PIED PIPER (Partington Players)

Friday 30th November, 2018
7:15 pm
Saturday 1st December, 2018
1:00 pm
5:00 pm
Sunday 2nd December, 2018
2:15 pm
Tuesday 4th December, 2018 to Friday 7th December, 2018
7:15 pm
Saturday 8th December, 2018
2:15 pm
7:15 pm

pied-piperA traditional family pantomime by James Done.

Directed by the author.

Please note performance times. There will be no performance on Monday 3rd December.

Angel On O’Connell Street

Friday 14th December, 2018
7:30 pm

By Sean Wood.

Sean presents an afternoon workshop in the clubroom – fiddle, song-writing etc. – followed by an evening performance at 7.30pm.

More details, including ticket prices and booking, to follow.

Glossopera Opera Gala

Friday 21st December, 2018 to Saturday 22nd December, 2018
7:30 pm

glossoperaWe are delighted to welcome back Glossopera for a superb selection of opera and festive favourites. These professional opera singers will be accompanied  by a wonderful pianist.

Two evening performances only.

Ticket prices and booking details to follow.

I, Tonya (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 12th January, 2019
7:30 pm

I-tonya119 mins  Certificate 15 USA 2017

Starring: Margot Robbie and Allison Janney

Director: Craig Gillespie

The true story of figure skater Tonya Harding who battled to become a champion but whose legacy is her involvement in the injury to fellow Olympic hopeful Nancy Kerrigan in 1994. There’s a wonderful tension between the supercharged style and tawdry material.

 

ROAD (Partington Players)

Monday 28th January, 2019 to Saturday 2nd February, 2019
7:30 pm

roadBy Jim Cartwright. Directed by Matthew Cox.

Northern life in the 1980s. The residents of one street.

Sharp, sad, funny and angry – and wonderfully written.

The Square (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 9th February, 2019
7:30 pm

the-square151 mins Certificate 15 Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark 2018

Starring: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West

Director: Ruben Ostlund

Palme D’Or winning satire on the art world. A prestigious Stockholm museum’s chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit. Anyone who has succumbed to to giggles in front of a Tracey Emin bed sheet will get a kick out of this.

Swedish with English subtitles.

Crossing

Saturday 16th February, 2019
7:30 pm

crossing imageA new play by Russell Kennedy.

In the clubroom with bar.

In the aftermath of the car crash, things are getting on top of Harriet and to make matters worse she’s just been referred to a shrink.

Who was driving that night?

Are your dreams that important?

And can jelly babies really help?

“The man is bonkers! He’s the one needing guidance.”

You learn a lot about yourself in circumstances like these and sometimes you wish you hadn’t.

Ticket prices and booking details to follow.

Loving Vincent (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 2nd March, 2019
7:30 pm

loving-vincent94 mins Certificate 12A Poland/UK/USA 2017

Starring: Douglas Booth, Jerome Flynn, Robert Gulaczyk

Directors: Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman

The world’s first oil painted feature film explores the life and unusual death of Vincent Van Gogh via depictions of his artworks. One of the most beautiful films of 2017.

 

DRACULA – the bloody truth (Partington Players)

Monday 18th March, 2019 to Saturday 23rd March, 2019
7:30 pm

draculaBy John Nicholson and Le Navet Bête.

Directed by Andrew Wilson

A hilarious comedy staying close(ish) to Bram Stoker’s famous Gothic novel. With the help of 4 actors playing 27 characters, Professor Van Helsing traipses across Europe trying to convince us that the story is, in actual fact, true.

Tickets

Book on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/partingtontheatre from Sunday 3rd February 2019. You will not be charged a booking fee and you can print out your ticket at home or transfer it to your mobile.

Book by telephone during office hours on 0333 666 3366 (normal call charges apply).  This will incur a charge of £1.50 per booking for your ticket to be posted to you or sent to your mobile.

Book in person at Bay Tree Books, High Street West, Glossop (no booking fee) from Monday 4th February 2019.

Alternatively, you can telephone our Ticket Secretary, Emma McDonough, from Sunday 3rd February between 7pm and 9pm on 01457 899140.

(Details covering TicketSource and Partington data protection policies are available on the TicketSource website.)

Custody (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 13th April, 2019
7:30 pm

custody93mins Certificate 15 France 2018

Starring: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria, Mathilde Auneveux

Director: Xavier Legrand

After a bitter divorce, Miriam and Antoine battle for sole custody of their son, Julien. Both sides seem to be hiding something with the truth buried in a web of deceit and jealousy. When the judge awards joint custody, Julien becomes a pawn in a tense conflict that soon brings the family’s fraught past to light.

 

French language with English subtitles.

BLOOD BROTHERS – the play version (Partington Players)

Monday 6th May, 2019 to Saturday 11th May, 2019
7:30 pm

blood-brothers

By Willy Russell. Directed by Carole Wilson.

An amateur production of Blood Brothers (play version) by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.

The original play on which the long-running musical is based. Humour, drama and raw emotion fill ‘The Tale Of The Johnson Twins’.

Tickets

Book on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/partingtontheatre from Sunday 24th March 2019. You will not be charged a booking fee and you can print out your ticket at home or transfer it to your mobile.

Book by telephone during office hours on 0333 666 3366 (normal call charges apply).  This will incur a charge of £1.50 per booking for your ticket to be posted to you or sent to your mobile.

Book in person at Bay Tree Books, High Street West, Glossop (no booking fee) from the Monday 25th March 2019.

Alternatively, you can telephone our Ticket Secretary, Emma McDonough, from Sunday 24th March between 7pm and 9pm on 01457 899140.

(Details covering TicketSource and Partington data protection policies are available on the TicketSource website.)

 

The Breadwinner (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 18th May, 2019
7:30 pm

the-breadwinner94 mins Certificate 12A  Ireland/Canada/Luxemburg 2017

Starring:  Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Noorin Gulamgaus

Director:  Nora Twomey

A stunning animation matched by a story that dares to confront sobering real-life issues. Parvana is an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan. When her father is arrested, she cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from stories she invents, as she seeks to find her father and reunite her family.

Sanctuary (Peak Film Society)

Saturday 15th June, 2019
7:30 pm

sanctuary87 mins Certificate 15 Ireland 2017

Starring: Stephen Marcus, Amy-Joyce Hastings, Tara Breathnach

Director: Len Collin

The film that changed the Irish disability laws. ‘Sanctuary’ balances humour and seriousness, as it follows a group of adults with intellectual disabilities, who break free from an unusually lax supervisor on a pre-Christmas Galway outing.

THE OPPOSITE SEX (Partington Players)

Monday 24th June, 2019 to Saturday 29th June, 2019
7:30 pm

dinner-party-blueBy David Tristram. Directed by Hazel Phillips.

What should have been a friendly foursome’s dinner party descends into a comic nightmare of black eyes and broken china.

One-act Play Festival 2019

Monday 8th July, 2019 to Saturday 13th July, 2019
7:25 pm

curtain-handThe near-legendary Partington Theatre One Act Play Festival now in its 26th year. Not to be missed!

Come and enjoy a great week of One-Act plays. Each evening there will be 2 or 3 short plays with a short critique by a guest adjudicator the end of the evening.

Every night a different programme of very varied one-act plays presented by theatre groups from all over the area and beyond.  New writing rubs shoulders with famous classics.  Lots to talk about!  Our guest expert will sum up the week and hand out certificates and silverware after the final play.

Tickets cost just £3 per evening or £10 for a bargain festival ticket covering all  6 evenings. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre bar or just come along and pay on the night (unreserved seating). You can reserve tickets by emailing partingtonweb@googlemail.com

 

Might you like to enter a play next year?

 If so, please email partingtonweb@googlemail.com for more information.

Entry is welcome from all amateur drama groups. It doesn’t matter whether you are based in a theatre, a church hall, a school or somebody’s front room. We aim to be as helpful as possible to newcomers.

Details of the festival’s aims and rules are here.

An entry form which you can copy and print off is here.

Alternatively, email partingtonweb@googlemail.com  for a hard copy.