We've had to move the Lee Nelson gig scheduled for 28th October to 30th October (two days later). Sorry for any inconvenience, but all tickets are still valid. Please return to your original seller if you can't make the new date.

We are delighted to be hosting John Bishop for a week in May as he hones his new show ahead of his arena tour. His last tour was seen live by over 500,000 people across the country so it's exciting to be in at the start of a new massive venture.

Chorley Little Theatre Chairman Ian Robinson said "I've been a huge fan of John's for the last decade, so am delighted he's finally appearing at Chorley Little Theatre. I've seen him go from small clubs to arenas in the space of a few years but he's always kept the 'everyman' quality that makes him so appealing and funny"

Bishop will be playing Chorley Little Theatre from the 19th to 23rd May, with tickets going on sale on Friday 4th April at 10am. Tickets are limited to 4 per person, although online sales are set at 2 per person. Ian explains "sometimes online sales can go in the blink of an eye, so by limiting tickets we're hoping more people get a chance to see John up close and personal"

John Bishop leads a big line-up of top comedy names coming soon, which includes Jenny Eclair, Mark Steel, Chris Ramsey and several Edinburgh Fringe previews.

To book tickets call Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 or visit the event pages on here.

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The tragic true story of a man who shaped the 20th Century is the focus of the latest CADOS play at Chorley Little Theatre

Breaking The Code covers the life of Alan Turing, the maths genius who worked among the code-breakers at Bletchley Park during World War II and who cracked the German Enigma code. Prime Minister Winston Churchill claimed this shortened the war by two years, yet when the war was over Turing was treated with suspicion by authorities.

Openly gay at a time when it was illegal in Britain, Turing was persecuted for his lifestyle, despite his pioneering work on computers at Manchester University. He died in 1954 and the British Government recently pardoned him and apologised for the way he was treated.

Starring as Turing is actor Dave Reid, who recently won a NODA Award for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes. He reunites with his award-winning director Mark Jones for this moving play, which covers Turing’s life from Cambridge until his death and documents the relationship with his mother, his colleagues, and the struggles he had coping with work and lifestyle.

The show runs from Monday 24th February until Saturday 1st March, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 (Monday-Wednesday) and £8 (Thursday-Saturday) from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or www.chorleytheatre.com

Every August, hundreds of comedians take their show to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and perform night after night in makeshift venues in the hope of getting rave reviews and the chance to appear on a TV panel shows.

We’ve been bringing many of the best of these shows to Chorley Little Theatre for the past five years, usually in their finished, refined tour format. We’ve had everyone from Comedy Award Winners like Al Murray and Jenny Éclair, to fresh-faced big-sellers like Vikki Stone and the Scottish Falsetto Socks and, of course, the King of Edinburgh – Richard Herring.

Well now we’re bringing even more shows to Chorley, and for a bargain price. These may not quite be the finished article, as the comedians shape them for that killer Fringe hour, but are guaranteed to be fresh, funny and highly entertaining.

The six acts over three nights will each perform a 55-minute set of new material, honing their jokes and routines in front of your very eyes. We’ve got a great mix of seasoned pros and newcomers so when you see these guys on Live At The Apollo you can remember where it all started.

Tickets for each night are just £10, for which you get two 55-minute shows.

On Sunday 8th June, we open with Preston’s Dan Nightingale, who is consistently called one of the country’s best comperes. Then BBC Three and MTV regular Joel Dommett charts his attempt to get his old band back together.

Andrew Lawrence is the headliner on Saturday 26th July. A Fringe regular since winning a newcomer award in 2004, he’s gone on to regular TV and radio appearances. Opener Fin Taylor is performing his debut Fringe hour, but already has plenty of experience.

Finally, on Sunday 27th July there’s sketch comedy from Gein’s Family Giftshop (in the vein of the League of Gentlemen), whimsical rabbiting and awkward physicality from two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee James Acaster.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now from Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or the links on their event pages.

 

The next season of CADOS productions is now on sale!

Five of the six main productions at Chorley Little Theatre between September 2014 and June 2015 are now on sale, with plans for the sixth show (and Studio productions) coming in a month or so.

The selection of plays include new shows, old favourites, and a brand-new pantomime and continue the Society's commitment to exciting, inventive, fun theatre.

CADOS Chairman Ian Robinson says, "We wanted to get the Pantomime on sale as soon as possible and most of the rest of the season is in place so why hang around? Mark Jones and his Artistic Committee have done a great job of planning ahead, and it looks like we'll have some great productions over the next couple of years"

The season opens in September with Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, in which four women tell their stories in a series of monologues. Based on the 1980s BBC TV series, this is the first time CADOS have performed this popular work.

In October, we present The Ladykillers direct from London's West End. Based on the Ealing Comedy of the same name, this has been adapted for the stage by Father Ted writer Graham Linehan and we're one of the country's first amateur societies to stage it.

Our Pantomime is based on the classic fairytale The Elves And The Shoemaker and is from the writer/director of 2012's sell-out Santa The Panto. We've added an extra Sunday matinee this year to cope with demand - but ticket prices are frozen for the fifth year in a row.

Steel Magnolias is the February play. Made famous as a film starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts, this popular play is set in a Louisiana beauty parlour.

The April play will welcome back long-time Calendar Girls director Barbara Wilcox, but the title is still under wraps.

Finally, the season ends with a sequel to multi-award winning Hound of the Baskervilles and sees Dave Reid return as Sherlock Holmes for one final case.

Chorley Little Theatre is entirely run by volunteers with any profits going back towards the upkeep of the building. The plan is to do some work in the auditorium over Summer, which will mean (at least) a slightly different seating layout and new lick of paint. If anybody would like to sponsor productions, please get in touch.

Ticket prices remain the same as the current season, and are available from Malcolm's Musicland, Chapel Street, Chorley PR7 1BW. Call 01257 264362.

Tickets will be online soon.

Season Tickets allowing entry to all shows (and discounts on some things we may be adding) can also be purchased from Malcolm's Musicland by 8th February. If you have any questions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.