Visiting Productions

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.


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.

Tickets are now on sale from Bay Tree Books, High Street West, Glossop  and Tickets are £18 for all adults and £12 for students.


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.

Performance at 7:30. Tickets £9.00 and £7.50 for concessions.

Tickets now available from Ticketsource and Bay Tree Books

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 are available through Ticketsource and Bay Tree Books.


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


Might you like to enter a play next year?

 If so, please email 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  for a hard copy.