One-act Play Festival 2019

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

Alternatively, you can contact the festival organiser, Linda McAlinden for tickets  at

Tickets are available in advance from Bay Tree Books, 96 High Street West, Glossop SK13 8BB, Pepino Deli, 6 Henry Street, Glossop SK13 8BW, behind the club room bar or by a private message on our Face Book page. You can also purchase tickets on the door on the night.  The seating is undesignated – so get there early to ensure you get a good seat!!


PLEASE NOTE: Due to the number of performances, Thursday and Saturday night curtain up is at 7.00pm the rest of the week it is 7.30pm.

7:30pm MONDAY 8th July 2019

The BlackShaws by Jenny SavilleGuide Bride TheatreYouth

Why – Fi by Jenni SavilleGuide Bridge ThearreYouth

Blind Spot by Paul BlackDronfield PlayersAdult

7:30pm TUESDAY 9th July 2019

Burn by Deborah GregoryManchester Theatre AcademyYouth

7:30pm WEDNESDAY 10th July 2019

Shelter by Simon BrentLets Act Drama SchoolYouth

Adventure Camp by Ellen DrydenLets Act Drama SchoolYouth

*7:00pm THURSDAY 11th July 2019

DNA by Dennis KellyPartington Youth TheatreYouth

Hiss the Villain by A R TaylorAltincham Creative Theatre Youth

                    and W Ernest Cossons

Ernie’s incredible illucinations by Altrincham Creative TheatreYouth

Alan Ayckbourn

7:30pm FRIDAY 12th July 2019

Beyond the White Noise Partington TheatreAdult

                        by Stephen A Shapiro

Baggage by Bev ClarkDroylesden Little TheatreAdult

*7:00pm SATURDAY 13th July 2019

Sparrows by Charles ManderCarver TheatreAdult

The Pint by Richard ParkerDroylesden Little TheatreAdult

*Please note the different start time.

Might you like to enter a play next year?

 If so, please email for more information.


Alternatively, email  for a hard copy.