Shoppers in Chorley Town Centre were treated to a surprise song and dance on Saturday as members of Chorley Youth Theatre staged a flashmob in the town.


Around 30 kids joined in and performed the opening song from their new show, the musical comedy 13, around the market areas. The four minute routine introduced lead actor Jack Titherley as Evan, a thirteen-year-old kid moving to a new school.


With similarities to Grease and Footloose, the routine soon attracted quite a crowd, with shop-workers coming out to see what all the fuss was about.


Bystander Paul Lee said “They were really good – my daughter and I will be there on the Saturday night now”


The musical runs at Chorley Little Theatre from 13th July until 16th July, and the video of the flashmob can be seen here:


Habeas Corpus Ticket Availability (as of 11am, Monday 25th April)

Monday - LIMITED
Wednesday - VERY LIMITED
Thursday - Available
Friday - Available
Saturday - Available

Tues & Weds online sales now closed

With reaching the halfway point of the current season, Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (CADOS) have announced the productions set to be performed at Chorley Little Theatre from September until June next year.

The six shows include a pantomime, musical, drama, comedies and a world premiere to mark 65 years since the group started performing at the venue. Last year’s productions gained 40 award nominations, with 10 winners including Best Play for Sherlock Holmes and several acting nods.

The 2016-2017 Season will open with Hamish & Dougal: You’ll Have Had Your Tea, a comedy starring characters from BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Set in a small Scottish village and packed with puns and silliness, this is the first-ever stage adaptation of the radio scripts after the Society were granted permission by writers Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.

E Nesbitt’s much-loved novel The Railway Children is adapted for the stage in October, and this year’s Pantomime introduces a new princess – Cleopatra. Full of all the classic Panto traits, CADOS are hoping for a sixth sell-out year with this one.

2017 will open with Kindertransport in February. It is the story of a Jewish girl relocated to Manchester during World War II and the effects her new family has on her. In April the play is comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. Originally written in 1743, CADOS will be staging the National Theatre revival that recently starred James Corden in the West End.

The season rounds out with musical Our House, featuring the songs from pop group Madness and from the writer of Calendar Girls.

Season Tickets cost £39 with the plays priced between £6 and £10. More details of season are below.

Note for current Season Ticket holders: your seats have been carried over to the new season and will be held until September. Please let us know if you would like to renew or not.

12th - 17th September - Hamish & Dougal: You’ll Have Had Your Tea

24th - 29th October - The Railway Children


9th - 17th December - Cleopatra The Panto

27th February - 4th March - Kindertransport

24th - 29th April - One Man, Two Guvnors


12th-17th June - Our House



Manford's Comedy Club

No plans this Saturday night? Jason has an idea!

Posted by Manford's Comedy Club on Wednesday, 30 March 2016
THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH (except August and November)
This Saturday's line-up:
MC Colin Manford
Keith Carter
Danny Sutcliffe
Barry Dodds
Tickets £12.50 (unreserved seating)
Book via Malcolm's Musicland, or: WeGotTicketsSeeTicketsTicketText Skiddle

Manfords Comedy Club starts it's regular slot (the first Saturday of the month) on 5th March and has a cracking line-up confirmed:

MC Mike Wilkinson

Jason Cook
Rob Thomas
Andrew Bird

Jason Manford won't be appearing (unless we're really lucky) but each month him and his team pick four great stand-up comedians to come to down for a night of fantastic comedy. Some of the acts might be off the telly, some of them might be starting out, but we promise to bring you the best of comedy circuit each and every month.

At the moment booking is open for all shows until July, then we're taking a month break and will be back in September (dates soon). Tickets for each show are £12.50 (plus booking fee where applicable) and it's unreserved seating at the moment (let us know what you think about this).

Hope to see you soon. Call Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 or book online: WeGotTicketsSeeTicketsTickettextSkiddle