Drama

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.

Tickets

Tickets will be available to the public from www.ticketsource.co.uk/partingtontheatre  from Sunday 14th October and from Bay Tree Books, High St. West, Glossop from Monday 15th October.

However, PAID-UP members of Partington Theatre Club will have priority booking access from 1am on Monday 8th October. You will need to contact Judy on 01457 852887 or email judykrogers@aol.com for a special password to be able to do this.

An Old Fashioned Christmas by the Fireside

Sunday 9th December, 2018
7:30 pm

Christmas-firesideKathy and friends invite you to join them in the clubroom for an evening of poems, carols and stories.

Doors and bar open 7.00pm.

Ticket price £3 includes coffee after the show.

To book ring 01457 854 411

The Angel On O’Connell Street

Friday 14th December, 2018
7:30 pm

angelBy Sean Wood.

The first reading.

Tickets will be available from ticketsource.co.uk/partingtontheatre

from 1st November, price £10 (£8 concessions)

Chris T, Mas & Carol (2 Boards & A Passion)

Sunday 16th December, 2018
2:00 pm

2-boards-a-a-p-Christmas-2018Tameside’s 2 Boards & A Passion Theatre Company bring you this exciting brand new family show funded by Tameside M.B.C.’s Cultural Services and Arts Council England.

‘The Women’s Institute have arranged a Christmas party for the local children including an exciting professional performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. But when the theatre company fails to turn up and the bouncy castle won’t fit, Mas and Carol are left to improvise with a little help from grumpy Chris T. to make sure that the show goes on!’

The show is aimed at children ages 5 and up and their families, and lasts for approximately 50 minutes.

All tickets cost  £5 and can be booked through We Got Tickets.

 

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.

Please note – this play contains strong language and adult themes.

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.

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.)

A Woman Left Lonely – (a touring production by Hyde Festival Theatre)

Saturday 30th March, 2019
7:30 pm

A Woman Left Lonely Poster No venue V5The songs and sadness of Janis Joplin.

Hyde Festival Theatre presents this new musical play which it commissioned from award winning writer Rob Johnston, from an original concept by Peter Wright.

The play takes us to the last few months of the life of 1960’s icon, Janis Joplin. Janis tragically died from a drug overdose on October 4th 1970 at the age of 27. She shunned the inward looking, conformist life of Port Arthur, Texas, where she always felt she was an outsider, to become one of rock music’s greatest ever performers who is still revered today. Featuring 14 songs from her back catalogue, this one woman musical play takes on the emotional roller coaster that was Janis Joplin’s life.

Janis will be played by Linzi Matthews whose credits include Blood Brothers (West End & national tour), Loot at Hull Truck and at Oldham Coliseum in their hugely popular pantomimes. Her TV credits include Coronation St and Warriors.

It premiered at Hyde Festival Theatre in September 2018, where it received standing ovations every night.

Tickets will cost £10 and will be available through Ticketsource – details to follow.

 

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 online

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 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.