Visiting Productions

Glossopera -The Italian Job

Sunday 21st September, 2014
7:00 pm

Italian Poster JPEG 1(1)Following the highly acclaimed 2013 Christmas Opera Galas, GLOSSOPERA are thrilled to announce their next concert.  

Claire Surman (soprano) will be joined by Alexander Anderson-Hall (tenor) and James McOran-Campbell (baritone) in ‘The Italian Job’ This evening of song will give a flavour of all things Italian from the worlds of film and opera. 

Claire, Alexander and James have all performed as principal artists with national opera companies including The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Opera North, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Scottish Opera. 

With only 119 tickets available for this one-off concert, this event is expected to be extremely popular.

For further information regarding this and future events, please visit

To book tickets for The Italian Job, please visit or pop into Bay Tree Books at 96 High Street West, Glossop, SK13 8BB.

We really hope that you are able to join us.

Bantams (presented by Hyde Festival Theatre)

Sunday 12th October, 2014
7:30 pm

For one night only!

bantamsHyde Festival Theatre’s professional company brings to Partington Theatre,
“Bantams”, a story inspired by local Tameside soldiers who fought on the Western Front and their families back home.

Hundreds of thousands have already enlisted. Hundreds of thousands more want to and will. But not every man who wants to enlist can. Some are too old. Or too thin. Or have poor eyes. Or poor hearing. Or a bad leg. Or …Unable to enlist, they must remain at home to endure accusations of cowardice, humiliation on every street, white-feathers in the morning-post Until finally, these men are given their chance. Bantams tells the story of men who could have stayed out of The Great War. Could have stayed safe. But chose not to. Chose instead to take part in the most appalling, most destructive, most deadly conflict the world had ever seen.

Tickets for “Bantams” are: £9.00 full price/£7.00 concessions. Tickets will be
available from Les Hewitt (Tel 0776 152 348) and also at the theatre bar.


Bunting & Frolics

Saturday 15th November, 2014
8:00 pm

cavern(2)Local folk duo Bunting and Frolics will be attempting to entertain us in the clubroom with their own brand of songs and stories.

Tickets price £5 – on sale at the theatre bar or ring 077 361 52348

For those of you who are blissfully unaware of who Bunting and Frolics are, let them introduce themselves in their own words.


Having both previously enjoyed* solo careers, Bob Ashworth and Martin Gittins – ‘Bunting and Frolics’ – have been inflicting themselves on an unsuspecting public for more than two decades.
Despite repeated demands they continue to make sporadic sorties into the world of entertainment on the pretext of supplying value for money and at the same time stretching their niggardly repertoire to its creaking limits.
During their meteoric rise to oblivion they have harboured delusions of adequacy far beyond their abilities, to the bemusement of all who witness their stumbling progress through a performance.

Police Gazette – ‘If you encounter these two so-called entertainers DO NOT APPROACH THEM. Run Away Very Fast.’
Allotment owners’ weekly – ‘I played their music to my marrows and produced a spectacular crop of courgettes.’
NME (North Manchester Echo) – ‘In musical terms Bunting and Frolics can best be described as Dung Beetles – they are both very good at going through the motions.’
Atheist’s Digest – ‘Unbelievable!’

*Bob and Martin enjoyed them – audience reactions are not recorded.

A Christmas Carol

Sunday 7th December, 2014
7:00 pm

Crowd of 2 Theatre Company

presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adapted by Russell Kennedy.

Christmas ScroogeMr Dickens’ tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s return from the dark side, complete with chains and apparitions. Jacob Marley, poor Bob Cratchit, his wife, dear old Mr Fezziwig, the three ghostly guides and a host of other characters are brought to life by four talented actors, clanking chains and a mask or two.

Tickets cost £8.50 (£7.50 concessions) and are available from Les on 07736 152 348 and over the bar.

Suitable for children but at parental discretion - perhaps not for under 7 year olds.


Saturday 20th December, 2014 to Sunday 21st December, 2014
7:30 pm

Why not get into the festive spirit and  join GLOSSOPERA for one of their 2014 Christmas Opera Galas. These will be taking place in The Partington Players Theatre on the evenings of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December, 2014.

After last year’s incredible success, Claire is thrilled to confirm that she will again be joined by four professional opera singers and Ben Powell on piano in a feast of festive fun!

All profits from these Christmas performances will be going to local charity ‘Mummy’s Star’.

Tickets for the Christmas Opera Galas will go on sale at 9am on Friday 26th September 2014.

Click on the ‘Buy Tickets’ link below after this time, or pop into Bay Tree Books. To be notified about future events join the GLOSSOPERA mailing list by emailing your contact details to CLAIRE@GLOSSOPERA.COM.

Le Grand Return

Sunday 8th February, 2015
7:30 pm



It’s 1994 and the 50th anniversary of D Day looms. 

Tommy, Alf and Edwin are incarcerated

in Coldrick Nursing Home. In spite of his ever

worsening heart condition, D Day veteran Tommy is

determined to break out and rejoin his old comrades

on the Normandy beaches.


This gentle comedy drama is about love,

remembrance, war and peace.

Tickets £10,  £8 concessions