This week’s play, Two, is not just a great show on stage, but the fun continues into the bar afterwards.

Pop into the theatre bar for a taste of the real pub experience - we’ve got shovehapenny, skittles, cards, and dominos. There’s a genuine 80s jukebox ready for your selection, and all the furniture is from real pubs (supplied to us by JW Lees Brewery in Manchester)

There’s even a Pub Quiz - with proper prizes! At 9.30pm every night we’ll be running a music quiz and general knowledge round. Entry is free, and there’s a bottle of wine for the winner. But if you buy the programme (for £1) you get another two rounds and another chance to win a bottle of wine.

It’s all a bit of fun, and we hope to see you there.

Two runs until Saturday 27th April, doors open 7pm and the play starts 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 Mon-Weds, and £8 Thurs-Sat.

 

Chorley Empire Community Cinema have announced their Spring season of films - they're all British films released in the UK in the last 12 months and will be shown at Chorley Little Theatre on the big screen, with digital HD picture and Dolby Surround Sound.

You'll have heard of some of them, but others might be new to you so we hope you come along to discover these little gems.

 

1. Sunday 10th March - Skyfall

2. Sunday 24th March - Anna Karenina

3. Thursday 28th March (2.30pm) - To Alma Cogan With Love

4. Sunday 14th April - The Wedding Video

5. Sunday 28th April - Great Expectations

6. Thursday 2nd May (2.30pm) - Outside Bet

7. Sunday 12th May - Quartet

8. Sunday 26th May (2.30pm and 7.30pm) - Les Miserables

In a change to plans, there are no "classic" films as there was so much good new stuff to show you.

Tickets are on sale in Malcolm's Musicland but you should still be able to buy on the door for films.

Prices remain the same: £4 for a film, £16 for all 8, and we're opening at 6.30pm on Sunday 10th March and giving every audience member a complimentary glass of wine!

Afternoon films are £2.50, with optional tea and cake for £1.

 

The classic coming-of-age story “Kes” opens on Monday 25th February for a one-week run.

Based on the Barry Hines book, made famous as a film by Ken Loach, the production stars newcomer Lewis Wren as Billy Casper, a failing schoolboy who develops a new passion for life when he starts training a young kestrel.

Set in Yorkshire in 1968 the play charts Billy’s struggles with those around him, especially his family and teachers, as he looks for a way out of his working-class hardship.

Featuring funny moments and heartfelt drama, the story has been an enduring favourite for over forty years.

The large cast also features Joanne Cunliffe as Billy’s single-parent mum, with the Headmaster and the PE teacher being played by real-life teachers John Griffin and Andrew Kidd.

Director Danny Price previously directed the award-winning “Of Mice And Men” for CADOS in 2008 and as a teacher himself hopes audiences of all ages will identify with the events of the play.

Danny says “Although not a direct copy of the film it will pay homage, but we’re putting our own distinctive style on the story by using a shifting multi-purpose set and making it a very physical presentation.

“All of the cast will be performing in Yorkshire accents and will be kept busy recreating the hustle and bustle of a typical Northern neighbourhood.”

The play runs from Monday 25th February until Saturday 2nd March at 7.30pm every night at Chorley Little Theatre.

Tickets are £6 Monday-Wednesday and £8 Thursday-Saturday from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or follow the links from here to book online.

 

The Friday performance is almost sold-out but there are still plenty of tickets on other nights - but be quick as tickets are flying out!

 

Our play Kes will use theatrical tricks to bring the bird to life on stage but you can still meet a real kestrel every night at Chorley Little Theatre thanks to Wild Wings Birds of Prey Centre.

They'll be in foyer every night, offering audience members the chance to meet and greet a real wild bird.

More details about the centre can be found here, and any donations towards the birds' upkeep will be gratefully received.

Happy New Year!

Thank you to everyone for making our 2012 such a success. A great year concluded with a record-breaking Pantomime, as Santa The Panto got our biggest audiences ever for a CADOS production.

We've put a few shows on sale over the last couple of weeks - all available at Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 and online soon (if not already):

Chorley Youth Theatre present Charlotte's Web

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th January. Click Here.

 

Chorley Youth Theatre present Back To The 80s

Wednesday 17th - Saturday 20th July. Click Here.
Terry Alderton (Stand-up comedy) - Monday 4th February
CADOS present Shakers
9th - 14th September. Click Here.
CADOS present Snow White
13th-21st December. Click Here.