|Saturday 14th May, 2016|
With Special Guests Janker Stone and Tim McDermott
After a successful 2015, culminating in an appearance at The Apex Theatre, Bury St Edmonds, opening for acclaimed folk star Nancy Kerr, and a busy start of 2016, playing folk clubs and festivals UK-wide; High Peak-based quartet Raintown Seers bring their unique musical performance back to Glossop.
Raintown Seers take a set of original and contemporary folk songs, with influences from both sides of the Atlantic, and link them together through the stories behind them. Several themes are included with a particular emphasis on the history and geography of the High Peak.
The band utilise a variety of musical instruments in the arrangements, including acoustic guitar, upright bass, banjo, mandolin, melodeon, and concertina; this plus vocal harmonies from the band’s two singers results in a show rich in musical colours and textures.
|Friday 10th June, 2016|
Enjoy the music over a drink in our comfortable clubroom.
|Saturday 11th June, 2016|
In the clubroom, with bar.
The Ghost in the Bride’s Chamber
The Trial for Murder
Tickets price £8 (£6 concessions)
Tickets are available on line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/partingtontheatre (No booking fees. Print your own ticket).
“For an evening full of chilling storytelling, look no further than Russell Kennedy’s performances of Charles Dickens’ Ghost Stories!”– John Dunne, Artistic Director of London Irish Theatre.
|Monday 4th July, 2016 to Friday 8th July, 2016|
Please note – these dates are at present provisional.
The near-legendary Partington Theatre One Act Play Festival now in its 23rd 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 guest adjudicator Martin Roche at the end of the evening.
The theatre bar opens at 7 0’clock and the curtain goes up at 7.30 each 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 Martin Roche will sum up the week and hand out certificates and silverware after the final play on Saturday night.
Tickets cost just £3 per evening or £10 for a bargain festival ticket covering all 5 evenings. Tickets can be purchased at the theatre bar or just come along and pay on the night. (Seats are not reserved)
Aims and rules of the festival can be seen here.
Interested in entering a play? – entry form (for next year) here.
|Thursday 14th July, 2016|
Written and directed by Alan Stockdill
(Winner of Best New Writing, Greater Manchester Fringe 2015)
Tickets £10 (unreserved seating) (All profits to the Alzheimer’s Society)
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“How can I go to heaven if I don’t know who I am?” says Ernest to his daughter Lynne when he’s diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. But he also has a plan: to leave a vital imprint of who he is. Lynne is to be the keeper of his memory, the guardian of their past. Join them on their journey; share their hopes, fears, smiles, strength and tears – and arrive with them as they seize the last memory and a carpe diem hope.
This powerful one-act play is inspired by a real-life situation with genuine stories and experiences. The performance will be followed by an interval, then an optional Q & A session with the writer/director and actors.
“The actors dealt with the difficult subject of dementia tenderly and compassionately, picking out the humour, the positives, the memories and the ‘Carpe Diem’ moments in a beautiful, truly touching way.” – Halifax Courier
“One of the most moving and inspirational pieces of theatre I’ve ever experienced.” – GH
“Shows the sheer love a daughter has for her ‘Daddy’ who is struggling to remain with his beloved family.” – DB
“Brilliant. There was not a dry eye in the house.” – RM
|Saturday 24th September, 2016|
In the clubroom, with bar.
The Monkey’s Paw
If you were offered three wishes, what would you ask for and would you still make those wishes if you knew there would be consequences?
The Toll House
“I’m a poor man, but I’d not spend a night in that house for a hundred pounds”. Four walkers agree to spend the night at the Toll House. Will it really be worth winning the wager?
Tickets are available on line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/partingtontheatre ( No booking fees. Print your own ticket.)