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Listing Of What's On At The Octagon, Bolton
 
 
 
 
The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton.
BL1 1SBH (Map)
 
 
 
 
 
 
SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
Friday 3rd to Saturday 25th June 2016

Don’t miss the chance to see one of the most breathtaking musicals of all time, live on stage at the Octagon Theatre... Featuring all of your favourite songs from the 1952 MGM film, including Good Morning, Make ‘Em Laugh, You Are My Lucky Star and the title song, Singin’ in the Rain!

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THE BIGGER PICTURE
Monday 13th to Saturday 25th June 2016

The Bigger Picture is a spoof documentary based on a true story about a man called Larry Walters. In 1982, America, Walters journeyed up in the sky with 46 helium filled balloons tied to a lawn chair. I have fractured and collaged information to make my story.

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EVERGLOW
Tuesday 14th to Thursday 16th June 2016

"Hello! I'm the English Comedian of the Year and this is my debut show. In Australia it sold out – I know that sounds like bragging, but I don't know another way to explain that people liked it. I've also appeared on BBC, ITV, E4 and supported Joe Lycett on tour. Still bragging..."

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JOY UNSPEAKABLE
Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th June 2016

Based on journal entries recorded during the writer's own struggle with bulimia, Joy Unspeakable is a true story of extreme hope. Lucy is on the brink of adulthood, struggling to make sense of a confusing and threatening world.

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TWELVE MILES NORTH OF SHEFFIELD
Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th June 2016

When Donna discovers that her Dad has gone missing she tries to keep his struggling shop together as long as possible before anyone finds out. But with no clue to his whereabouts, it’s not long before she enlists the help of the town.

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GET YOURSELF TOGETHER
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th June 2016

One Christmas, Josh was diagnosed with depression and then hit by a car. The following year he was on Job Seekers whilst attempting to balance his sanity and gift buying. This is a show about being ill and being fit for work.

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YOU, ME AND THE GOALPOST
Friday 17th & Saturday 18th June 2016

Join Paperwork Theatre as they journey across Bolton town centre with their latest production You Me & the Goal Post, to explore community life in modern Britain through a day at the footie.

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ANOTHER YALTA
Saturday 18th to Saturday 25th June 2016

They met briefly while they were both on holiday and try as they might, they can’t stop thinking about each other. Now their holidays are over and they have to return to their lives, they meet in secret to try to work out why they are so drawn to each other.

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MULTI STORY
Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Multi Story is a brand new, site specific show set and performed at the top a multi storey car park in Bolton. The show features five electric new plays by five outstanding Greater Manchester writers about the extraordinary moments in ordinary people’s lives.

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DOWN BY THE RIVER
Tuesday 21st June 2016

With award winning actress and storyteller Ursula Holden Gill (Teachers, Emmerdale) and comedian Alex Baldacci (Live Naked Idiots). Driving alone, through the woods at night a woman crashes her car into a three headed beast and is pursued terrifyingly through the woods.

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OLD GLOVES HUNG... & THE PROMISED
Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Oliver was destined to be a boxer. His dad was a boxer. His brothers were boxers. It’s in his Gypsy blood. But one minor injury forced him to change direction forever. Six years later he finds himself five stone heavier, in a job he hates, having just been diagnosed with depression.

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THE PROMISED LAND & EVERGLOW
Thursday 23rd June 2016

The Promised Land is a show about a Muslim woman called Aalia who arrives from India to the UK as an asylum seeker. She believes that she has found ‘The Promised Land’, a land where she can find safety and be herself.

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SOMEONE'S SON
Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th June 2016

Someone's Sons is a local play about the First World War which explores the changing roles of the women and families who had been left behind to cope whilst their loved ones were away fighting.

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EARLY DOORS
Thursday 23rd to Saturday 25th June 2016

Not Too Tame invite you down their local boozer for award winning immersive theatrical experience. Join the regulars for tales of love, loss, laughter, drunken dancing, and a pub quiz.

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STORYPLAY: BANTER SHOW
Friday 24th June 2016

Join us for an afternoon of storytelling at the Octagon Theatre. Your little ones will be transported on a literary journey of fun and adventure – meeting all of their favourite characters, brought to life by actors from the Octagon Company.

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ROUNDS
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th June 2016

Rounds, a new devised show based on true stories from Junior Doctors. Age Guidance 15+

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THE SECRET GARDEN
Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th August 2016

This classic novel, listed in the BBC’s ‘Big Reads’ top 100 all-time favourite books, is brought to life in a brand-new adaptation by BAFTA-nominated writer, Janys Chambers.

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HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Thursday 8th September to Saturday 15th October 2016

Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows the struggle of lawyer Atticus Finch as he strives to defend a wrongly accused black man in 1930’s Deep South. Told through the innocent eyes of his fiery daughter, Scout, we witness how her small town is ravaged by racial prejudice.

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THE WINTER'S TALE
Friday 21st October to Saturday 5th November 2016

With song, dance, laughter and one of the most extraordinary climaxes in any of Shakespeare's plays, this powerful and deeply moving story of forgiveness is brought to life in Bolton on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

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CINDERELLA
Friday 18th November 2016 to Saturday 14th January 2017

It’s got all the traditional elements for a fabulous festive treat – a feisty girl who dreams of dressing up and dancing, a wicked stepmother, mean older sisters, and a slightly geeky Prince – but this Cinderella has one big difference. The rats are in charge.

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