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 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
There's only 2 nights left of Noises Off, and audiences are loving it. Here are some comments we've had:
"Well done to everyone in Noises Off 2nite, so funny and a big well done to you all! One of the best things I've seen there!"
"Well done with Noises Off - so funny I was crying with laughing!" :)
"fab show excellent set well done to all involved may even come and see it again" :-)
"We came to the production last night and wanted to let you know how much we appreciated all of the obvious hard work and hours that must have been put in to produce such a slick performance. we never felt that anyone did not know what they were doing or had to say or where they were next. a real team effort. We enjoyed seeing the set changed over too. Well done to all."
Steven Derbyshire & Carolanne Connolly
"It's brilliant! Funniest thing I've seen in ages"
"It was Brill... I laughed till I cried"
A few updates about upcoming shows:
Scheduled for this Thursday, the show is sadly cancelled. Please take your tickets back to Malcolm's Musicland for refund.
Billed as 3rd October, the band have had to move this gig back to Sunday 7th November. Apologies for any inconvenience.
A very small number of tickets are now back on sale at Malcolm's. When they're gone, they're gone!
Tickets are now in Malcolm's Musicland for the next CADOS show, as well as online. Already selling well, this very funny show is just £5 for the first three nights.
The new season starts this Sunday with Robin Hood and tickets are just £4 on the door. Season Tickets are £30 and can be purchased on the night.
We hope to get Panto tickets on sale this week. Watch this space!
We've also recently added shows from BERNARD WRIGLEY, THE SCOTTISH FALSETTO SOCK PUPPET THEATRE, and CHORLEY YOUTH THEATRE TALENT TONIGHT. All are at Malcolm's and online, and look out for more shows going on sale in the next few weeks. As our sell-outs for Lee Nelson and Chris Addison show, it's never too early to buy!
Call Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 for all tickets or visit We Got Tickets or See Tickets to buy online. When buying online, we allocate the best seats ourselves so please let us know of any special requirements.
Thanks to everyone who came down and made the opening weekend of Noises Off and the Heritage Open Days a big success. Hundreds of people came to Chorley Little Theatre and left vowing to come back after having such a great time.
The first two nights of the show had audiences laughing loud, with a standing ovation for the hard-working cast. The crew also get applause for their set change - worth the admission alone! We've also been doing a roaring trade in Fredericks Ice Cream and Prospect Ale.
Over two days, there was a steady flow of people taking the opportunity to look backstage and see the 100-year-old building up close beside the very new renovations we've made in the last 18 months. People from 5 years old to over 80 were shown the building's hidden spaces and discovered just how much work goes into the running of a theatre. There was also a chance to relive happy memories of CADOS shows with the displays we had in the auditorium and bar.
The event was opened by Chorley Mayor Ken Ball and his wife Councillor Nora Ball, who met 5-year-old Danielle Boyd and Barnaby Bear from Manor Road Primary School. They were the first of many to be shown round the building by Estelle Bryers over the weekend. On Sunday afternoon, a large group from Chorley Historical & Archaeological Society took a walk around Chorley before coming for an extensive tour of the inside of the building - and a rest in the Empire Bar!
Noises Off runs until Saturday and tickets are still available on the door, online, or from Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 (Please note: Malcolm's is closed Monday)
Things we've learnt this weekend:
- The Empire Electric Cinema (as Chorley Little Theatre used to be known) was very well-known for showing 3-D films. Staff from other cinemas would come here to find out how to do it.
- After spending long hours in the Theatre you hear all sorts of strange noises: slamming doors, ticking clocks, toilets flushing - all done by Fred The Ghost?
- Kids are endlessly fascinated by curtains, stairs, trap doors... and crisps
- St George's Church, Chorley (also open this weekend) has the only roof of it's kind in the world.
- No-one remembers the old, smaller, bar. It's been wiped from the collective consciousness.
- Lots of people think we got people in to do the Noises Off set - but we didn't, it was all done by CADOS members!
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