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“It’s about community and the people around you.” Playwright Chris Hoyle talks to Northern Soul

September 23, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s about community and the people around you.” Playwright Chris Hoyle talks to Northern Soul

“Once I was sacked from Corrie, I had enough to probably buy a small terraced house,” says Chris Hoyle. “But instead I spent obscene amounts of money on designer clothes.”

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The Hired Man, Oldham Coliseum

Theatre Review: The Hired Man, Oldham Coliseum

July 3, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: The Hired Man, Oldham Coliseum

Any work with the title The Hired Man has got to be a socialist polemic based on the Marxist contradiction between Capital and Labour, doesn’t it? Well, not exactly.

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Chris Lawson, acting artistic director of Oldham Coliseum

“People in Oldham should not have to go to Manchester to experience theatre.” Chris Lawson, acting artistic director of Oldham Coliseum

July 3, 2019 Comments Off on “People in Oldham should not have to go to Manchester to experience theatre.” Chris Lawson, acting artistic director of Oldham Coliseum

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them,” wrote the Bard, and so it is with Chris Lawson who, with the sudden departure of Kevin Shaw, has been catapulted into the role of acting artistic director at Oldham Coliseum.

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Caroline Harker and Eve Matheson in Handbagged. Photo Helen Murray

Theatre Review: Handbagged, Oldham Coliseum

May 21, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Handbagged, Oldham Coliseum

Well, that was odd. A comedy about Margaret Thatcher and the Queen and it’s very funny. Who’d have thought it?

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Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

February 10, 2019 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Different Way Home, Oldham Coliseum

Kenneth Alan Taylor is a phenomenon. In fact, he’s a phenomenal phenomenon.

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Theatre Review: Cinderella, Oldham Coliseum

December 3, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Cinderella, Oldham Coliseum

The Oldham panto is a great tradition, stretching back to the days of Kenneth Alan Taylor and beyond.

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Theatre Review: Dishoom! at Oldham Coliseum

October 6, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Dishoom! at Oldham Coliseum

Dishoom! is the sound of a punch or a bullet from 70s Bollywood films, much like ‘Kapow!’ from American comic books.

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Bread and Roses, Oldham Coliseum

Theatre Review: Bread & Roses, Oldham Coliseum

June 29, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Bread & Roses, Oldham Coliseum

“That’s the second time it’s made me cry,” said the man standing next to me at the urinal.

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A Taste of Honey, Oldham Coliseum

Theatre Review: A Taste of Honey, Oldham Coliseum

June 4, 2018 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Taste of Honey, Oldham Coliseum

“A taste of hunneee, tasting much sweeter than wine, de doom de doo, bah-doom, de doom de doo etc.”

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Relatively Speaking

Win a bottle of Pimms and a pair of tickets to Relatively Speaking at Oldham Coliseum

April 17, 2018 Comments Off on Win a bottle of Pimms and a pair of tickets to Relatively Speaking at Oldham Coliseum

Win a bottle of Pimms and a pair of tickets to Relatively Speaking at Oldham Coliseum. 

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