Panto News, plus Comedy Listings and Music Offer

Hello! Lots going on this month, so let’s getting cracking!

Sleeping Beauty
10th - 18th December

Tickets are now on sale for our spectacular family Pantomime, the time-twisting fairytale Sleeping Beauty. Full of jokes, music and adventure this is a real treat for audiences of all ages. Director Sue Hilton has assembled a top-notch cast, including Dame Barry Callander celebrating 10 straight years of starring in CADOS Pantos. Tickets are £10, Family Tickets (2 adults & 2 concessions) £35, and Group Bookings  from £8. We have limited availability online, but call Malcolm's 01257 264362 today.

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You can now book for groups via our website - just fill in the form and we’ll get back to you. Look for the “G” graphic - all CADOS shows can be booked this way right now. Buy 10 Tickets, get 11th Free (minimum 20 tickets).

Chorley Youth Theatre Talent Tonight
Saturday 13th November - 7.30pm

Songs, dancing, and short plays in a show compiled by and starring all the members of Chorley Youth Theatre. All tickets £5

Musical Month!
We have top musical acts coming this month, with timeless music performed totally live on stage. Buy tickets to all three and you can get a free drink at the bar (one drink per person, can only be claimed once)

The Swing Commanders
Sunday 7th November - 7.30pm

Music from the 40s and 50s performed by 6 fantastic singer-musicians with dozens of instruments. £10

The Upbeat Beatles
Sunday 21st November - 7.30pm

The UK’s Premier tribute to the Fab Four, recreating the authentic sound of the 60s. £10
Listen to Central Radio 105.4 on Sundays between 10am and 2pm to win an Upbeat Beatles CD & DVD!

The Houghton Weavers at Christmas
Sunday 28th November - 7.30pm

Festive tunes from the folk favourites, with special guest Ken Nicol. £12

Coming in 2011:
Face Value • A Tribute to Elvis

This Saturday’s Lee Nelson Show is a complete sell-out, but don’t despair there’s plenty more comedy soon!

Dan Antopolski
Thursday 18th November - 8pm

Award-winning stand-up - go to Malcolm’s for 2 tickets for the price of 1. £12

Coming in 2011:
Idiots of AntsPhil Cool • Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf The BradshawsRichard Herring • Jenny EclairBernard WrigleyScottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Chorley’s Christmas Lights
We’ll be at the big switch-on of the town’s Christmas lights between 6pm and 8pm on Thursday 25th November at the top of Market Street and we’re having a social night back at the theatre afterwards. We’ll have food and drink, so come along if you fancy getting more involved with the theatre.

Precious - Sunday 14th November, 7.30pm (£4)
Pal Joey - Thursday 25th November, 2.30pm (£2, plus Afternoon Teas for £1) - we’re hoping BBC Radio 4 will be at this showing!

Sign of the Times
If all goes well, the new Chorley Little Theatre sign will be up before the Panto! Look out for it.

Don’t forget to keep checking our website for updates, and let us know what you’d like to see on there.

That’s it. Sorry for going on so long - thanks for reading. Hope to see you soon.

Ian Robinson
CADOS Chairman

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Look at the menu bar above, and you can see we've added a "Group Bookings" form. This can be used for most upcoming live shows, particularly CADOS productions like Sleeping Beauty and Neville's Island. In fact, you can now do a group booking for An Inspector Calls and Oliver Twist too!

Simply fill in the form and we'll get back to you to confirm the booking and let you know how much it will cost. In most cases, we do 1 free ticket for every 10 sold and the minimum group order is 20 tickets.

Films are not valid, and nor are some of our comedy shows, like Richard Herring and Jenny Eclair (sorry about that). If a show's not valid for Group Booking discounts we'll put that on that show's page.

A huge thanks to everyone who's been to Breezeblock Park this week - it's been great to have so many people through the doors.

If you've not seen the show yet, there's still a few tickets left for the final night (Saturday) but you'll have to call Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 to guarantee a seat. We've closed the online sales so this is the only way.

Tickets for the Panto are also on sale now, and Group Bookings for our next play, Neville's Island (opens 28th February) - and don't forget the comedy coming up this week!


With Halloween coming up at the weekend, here's some spooky stuff and scarily good offers to get you in the mood!

For The Kids

Thursday afternoon sees the return of After Dark Theatre with their Wolfman Investigations: Curse of the Manic Museum show. Like a live-action cartoon, this all-new show is a funny and thrilling adventure involving audience participation and songs. The gang have been coming to Chorley for several years - fighting Carnival monsters, skeletons, cowboys and aliens. This year Wolfie and his pals face their most villainous villain ever!

If you're unfamiliar with Wolfie and the cast, why not download the free podcasts? Perfect for keeping the kids entertained!

You can also visit Wolfie's website at - and don't forget the show at 2.30pm this Thursday 28th. All tickets are just £5

Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 - We Got Tickets - See Tickets


Next year have a return visit from The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre. The creator, Kev F Sutherland, is also an artist for the Beano and Dandy and will be running a Comics Art Masterclass i n Chorley on the day of the show. Look for details nearer the time, but for now have a read of his Halloween-themed Bash Street Kids comic strip.

For Teens and Adults

On Thursday evening we present an hilarious brand-new show by the After Dark Theatre team in which Dr Dale Seslick returns with the essential guide to How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse. Mixing improvised comedy and sketches, this award-winning show just might save your life.

You can visit iTunes for free podcasts by the team, and there's also a tie-in book available. Go to and use the code BY9274 to save £3 on the RRP (offer ends 31st October)

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, concessions £6. Suggested for ages 12 and over. Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 - We Got Tickets - See Tickets


from The Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre

Tickets to see the Socks live, priced £8/£6 for 14th May 2011 are on sale now from Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 - We Got Tickets - See Tickets

For Adults

Chorley Empire Community Cinema present Shutter Island this Sunday at 7.30pm. This supernatural thriler stars Leonardo Di Caprio as a US Marshall sent to a mental asylum to investigate the disappearance of a female prisoner. As a hurricane hits the island, things get out of hand as fantasy and reality collide. The film also stars Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams and Emily Mortimer. It's directed by Martin Scorcese.

Watch the trailer here!


Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £4 on the door. Showing in digital HD with surround sound.

For Everyone!

Fancy lightening up after all the spooky stuff? Hollinshead Street Church are doing song-and-dance show A Night On The Town this Saturday night. Featuring a large cast of talented performers, tickets can be purchased from 01257 264394


Don't forget you can still get 2-for-1 tickets for Dan Antopolski's show on 18th November. Just go to Malcolm's Musicland to claim. Here's Dan's take on Spider-Man

We've also just added shows from Jenny Eclair and Idiots of Ants to our line-up. Don't miss these amazing comedy shows!

Don't forget Panto tickets are available now - we'll put them online this week too.

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.