The next play from Chorley Youth Theatre has been announced as a stage version of Jacqueline Wilson's acclaimed novel "Bad Girls." It will be on at 7.30pm on Friday 17th January and 2.30pm and 7.30pm on Saturday 18th January.

The book, published in 2006, is set at a secondary school and tells the story of the unlikely friendship between two girls Mandy and Tanya.

Mandy is shy, and has been the victim of bullying, whereas Tanya is fun and outgoing. But Tanya has a hidden side, and soon the two girls could end up in a lot of trouble.

Suitable for ages 6 and above, the play tackles emotional issues and stories with wit and warmth and the book is considered one of the best by former Children's Laureate Wilson.

Tickets are £6 for adults, £4 for children, and a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) for £18

As with all Chorley Youth Theatre shows the production is produced, directed, staged by and stars people aged between 11 and 18 years old.

 

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Chorley Little Theatre and Ebb And Flo Bookshop are proud to present an evening of conversation with Johnny Vegas.

Taking place on Tuesday 5th November at 7.30pm, it promises to be a unique chance to spend intimate time with a comedy superstar.

The star of Benidorm, Ideal, QI and the PG Tips ads will be on stage in conversation with Steve Royle about his life and career, as covered in his brand-new autobiography, which is included as part of the ticket price.

Find out how eleven-year-old Catholic trainee Michael Pennington became Johnny Vegas, a TV regular and perhaps the most fearlessly confessional stand-up comedian this country has ever produced. A darkly hilarious tale of family, faith and the creative application of alcohol dependency this is an eye-poppingly frank memoir.

In this very special evening, BBC Radio Lancashire presenter (and fellow comedian) Steve Royle chats to Johnny about his upbringing in St Helens and how he has become one of Britain’s best-loved comic actors.

The conversation will last about an hour, with a chance for audience members to ask their own questions, before Johnny will take time to meet everyone and sign their book.

The ticket price includes a hardback copy of the book, entry into the event, and the opportunity to meet Johnny himself.

Tickets £20. Purchase from Ebb and Flo Books, Gillibrand Street, Chorley PR7 2EJ, and receive the book there and then or book via Malcolm’s Musicland 01257 264362 or via the links on www.chorleytheatre.com and pick up your copy of the book on the night.

This is the first event of it’s type organized by Ebb and Flo Bookshop, which has only been open for a few months. Shop owner Diane Gunning hopes to arrange more events like this if it’s a success.

Chorley Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Society (CADOS) at Chorley Little Theatre, are starting to assemble their 2014/2015 season and are inviting submissions from anyone who would like to direct.

We stage 6 productions a year (Sept; Oct; Dec; Feb; Apr and June) and are looking for submissions which are comedy, drama, pantomime or musical - or a mixture of all four!

If you would like to submit an idea; then send it by email to Mark Jones, Head of Artistic, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining the name of the production and your ideas of how you would stage it. Submissions will then go before the Artistic Committee for consideration.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 30th September 2013.

Comfort And Joy is proving to be very popular, with nearly several hundred tickets sold in the last 7 days alone. Here's the availability:

 

Thursday - 30 seats remaining

Friday - 30 seats remaining

Saturday - 30 seats remaining

 

Numbers are approximate and could change even as this is being typed! (Updated 11am, Thursday 24th October)

 

Call Malcolm's Musicland 01257 264362 to book.

It’s been too hot for shows, so we’ve been working hard on the building instead!

We’re re-arranging our bar to make more room and become the sort of place you’re happy to spend more time in. We’ve got a new counter along the walls, and more seats and tables in the middle. When we’ve got a bit more money the chairs will all be new, comfy ones so please make do with what we have for now.

The big news is we’re getting tea and coffee back. We used to serve hot drinks in crockery from big metal teapots but this became impractical and we haven’t been able to offer this service for a few years. But from the opening night of Shakers you’ll be able to choose a hot drink of your choice and drink in the auditorium.

Hot drinks will be available from the bar alongside our great range of real ales, draught lager, ciders, soft drinks and spirits - at great-value prices!

On top of this, the walls have been repainted as they were looking a bit scruffy and there’s a sound system installed to add a bit of atmosphere.

The bar is open throughout the night, except during the actual performance, so please pop in for a drink and a hello.

What else did we do?

Well, we had to fix the projector, have done a little work in the loos, re-upholstered auditorium seats, gave the carpets a good cleaning... and, of course, rehearsed two shows!