The show is going very well, and playing to packed houses. There's still tickets left for every night, but book now to make sure you see this great show!
Call Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362, visit We Got Tickets or See Tickets. Please note: when booking by See Tickets do not click on Cancellation Protection. For practical reasons we take See Tickets off sale around lunchtime but you should still be able to try the other options until the show starts. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm.
We've had an independent review by local writer Richard Cook. Take a look!
Christmas comes early to Chorley Little Theatre
by Richard Cook
They say as a writer you should write what you know. Nowhere is that more hilariously achieved than in Willy Russell's affectionate portrayal of the Dobson family and their 1975 Liverpool council estate. Regarded as Russell's 'laugh-out-loud funniest' work, you're in for a side-splitting treat in Breezeblock Park.
The play is set before the invention of political correctness: when bell-bottoms were in and bras were out; when Liverpool won things; when you could innocently believe you'd been given a drinks mixer for Christmas... (It's worth the ticket money just to find out what I mean)!
Eighteen year old Sandra has discovered books, red wine and political idealism, and is no longer content with her telly-addict family. In posh boyfriend Tim, she sees an escape from the estate, but change is never easy. Nor is there ever a good time for bad news - but if you're going to drop a bombshell, why not do it at Christmas, the season of peace on earth, goodwill to all men...
The play is replete with colourful characters and witty one-liners (Tommy in the second half is a guilty delight), but there is heart-warming drama here too. The cast of seasoned (and award-winning) favourites are joined by a fine crop of young, home-grown talent, and Irene Kearney brings a passion for all things Scouse to the direction. Ryan Laskey (Tim) told me, “We've been rehearsing three times a week for eight weeks and we still wet ourselves laughing!”
Breezeblock Park runs from 18 - 23rd October at Chorley Little Theatre.
The latest edition of the Chorley Smile magazine is out now across town, and can also be viewed here.
We've got plenty of copies at the theatre too, so you can pick one up on a show night. It's got up-to-date listings for us, with a couple of corrections:
- The Houghton Weavers are on 28th November, not the 18th as it says on Page 7
- Chris Addison is now completely sold out
- Sleeping Beauty prices are different to those listed. Every night is £10, but we have a Family Ticket and Group Booking Option available too.
- It also lists tickets for the Chorley and District Choral Society Concerts as being available on this website, but they're not. Please phone Malcolm's for those.
Big thanks to Chorley Council for including us in their magazine!
There are magical musical memories coming in November with a trio of toe-tapping shows
The Swing Commanders are Europe's Top Swing Band and are making a swift return to the venue after going down a storm in February this year. Featuring six talented musicians who play over 14 instruments between them, the band perform the cream of classic songs from the thirties, forties and fifties. They're on Sunday 7th November, rescheduled from 3rd October.
On 14th November, the authentic Fab Four sound is recreated by The Upbeat Beatles. Having performed to packed houses across the UK, and to European Royalty, the band are making their Chorley debut in a concert that promises to be as good as the real thing. Led by John Wilson, a singer-songwriter who worked with The Beatles themselves in the 60s and 70s, the four musicians have no backing tracks and perform the band's biggest hits on authentic equipment.
Finally, local favourites The Houghton Weavers bring their Christmas show to town on 28th November to get you in the mood for the Festive Season.
Tickets prices start at just £10 and are available from Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 or click on the links above
People with tickets to all three shows can pop to the theatre's bar for a free drink. One free drink per person per three shows. Show your tickets to the bar staff to claim your free drink (of your choice) at any of the three shows.
We're already incredibly cheap, so look at how nice we are to you: for this month only, we're doing the following offers.
Extra £5 Night
We've kept the Wednesday night price for Breezeblock Park down to the same as Monday and Tuesday - just £5. So you've no excuse to miss this cracking comedy.
(Sorry, not figured out how to do this on the internet yet). Offer ends 31st October 2010.
Buy tickets for all three music shows in November, and get a free drink at the bar. Just show your tickets to the bar staff. Simples!
Only one drink per person, can only be claimed once.
All tickets available from Malcolms Musicland 01257 264362.
We're very pleased to announce that tickets are now available for our fantastic family panto - Sleeping Beauty!
Like every year, we promise a fun mix of laughs, songs and adventure - so book early to avoid disappointment.
At the moment tickets are only available from Malcolm's Musicland, so call 01257 264362 to get your seats.
Family Ticket (Four People) £35
Group Booking £9 - For every 10 bought, another 1 is free
Group Booking Tues/Wed/Thur £8 - For every 10 bought, another 1 is free
This year's Panto is generously supported by GP Asset Finance