Category Oldham Coliseum

Theatre Review: WHISKY GALORE – Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham

The cast of WHISKY GALORE at Oldham Coliseum

Philip Goulding’s adaption combines the story of the Osiris Players with the true story behind WHISKY GALORE

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub

As Britain marks 100 years since women first gained the right to vote, Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Hull Truck Theatre and New Vic Theatre present a brand new, all-female adaptation of Compton Mackenzie’s comedy classic WHISKY GALORE.

Set in 1955, WHISKY GALORE tells the story of the islanders of Great and Little Todday who ar...

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Theatre Review: Spring and Port Wine – Oldham Coliseum

Spring and Port Wine

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The story of a household living in fear of tyrannical father may seem a little dated in today’s liberated society but Bill Naughton’s subtle comedy Spring and Port Wine feels surprisingly resonant today as it did in 1959.

Set in the Greater Manchester town of Bolton, Spring and Port Wine tells the story of the Crompton family. Rafe Crompton rules his wife Daisy and their four children with a rod of iron but times are changing...

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Theatre Review: Meat Pie, Sausage Roll – Oldham Coliseum Theatre, Oldham

Meat Pie Sausage Roll

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The Lancashire town of Oldham is known for many things, cotton mills, the invention of the tubular bandage and birth place of scientist Professor Brian Cox to name but a few. But in the late 1980s and early 1990s it was town’s football team, Oldham Athletic, who truly put Oldham in the spotlight.

For the first time since 1923, Latics’ reached the 1990 Football League Cup Final, winning the Second Division title in 1991 and ending 68 year...

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Theatre Review: FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS – Oldham Coliseum

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Light-hearted and witty, FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS is a charming exploration of love, friendship and infatuation

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When Terence Rattigan’s play FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS first made its debut in London in 1936, critics hailed it as ‘gay, witty and thoroughly contemporary’. 80 years later, the sparkling comedy still continues to entertain audiences with a fresh and lively revival by Paul Miller.

FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS  tells the story of a group of ...

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Theatre Review: Pygmalion – Oldham Coliseum

Pygmallion at Oldham Coliseum

Warm, witty and wonderfully funny, PYGMALION is a provocative comedy full of wit

More than a hundred years after its stage premiere, George Bernard Shaw’s sparkling comedy Pygmalion has been revived in a new production by Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Pygmalion tells the tale of Henry Higgins, an egocentric Professor of Phonetics who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can transform cockney flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, into a poised, well-spoken duchess...

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Theatre Review: Our Gracie – Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Our Gracie at Oldham Coliseium

Warm, funny and moving, Our Gracie is a touching musical tribute to Rochdale’s finest export

37 years after her death, Dame Gracie Fields’ extraordinary life story is brought to life in a brand-new stage production written for Oldham Coliseum and New Vic Theatre.

The former mill girl from Rochdale rose to international fame in 1931 with Sally In Our Alley, the film which featured her signature tune for the next 40 years, Sally...

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Theatre Review: Boeing Boeing – Oldham Coliseum


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Marc Camoletti’s frantic French comedy Boeing Boeing is brought to life in a hilarious new adaptation by Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

Based on the classic farce written by French playwright Marc Camoletti, Boeing Boeing tells the story of playboy bachelor Bernard and his love life to three different fiancées from three competing airlines...

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Theatre Review: The Mist in the Mirror – Oldham Coliseum


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Susan Hill’s spine-chilling novel The Mist in the Mirror makes its world premiere at Oldham Coliseum Theatre this month before embarking on a national tour… and it’s not for the faint hearted!

Adapted for stage by Ian Kershaw, The Mist in the Mirror tells the story of intrepid traveller James Monmouth and his pursuit of his childhood hero, the explorer Conrad Vane...

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