Live@theLibrary returns to Oldham with exciting new season

DISCOVER A world of drama, poetry and storytelling at Oldham Library as the popular Live@theLibrary returns for a new season.

Guy Masterson in Under Milk Wood
Guy Masterson in Under Milk Wood

Oldham Council Libraries is bringing a jam-packed three-month programme, taking audiences on an adventure of laughter, fun and drama with new work by theatre companies and authors.

Live@theLibrary – which takes place from May to July – includes Richard Burton’s nephew, Guy Masterson in Under Milk Wood, best-selling crime writer Peter Wood and comedienne Jackie Hagan.

It also features a feast of children’s theatre including Roald Dahl’s The Twits and Walter Lemonface, a show combining live animation with music and storytelling.

Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting stories The Nightingale and The Ugly Duckling will also be performed.

The new season also contains Bookmark 2016, a popular festival of all things book related during May.

Nightingale image
The Nightingale

Poet Simon Armitage, former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis and Great British Bake Off finalist Luis Troyano are among those on the roster.

All Live@theLibrary performances will take place in Oldham Library’s state-of-the-art Performance Space.

Maggie Kufeldt, Oldham Council’s Executive Director for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We’re celebrating the first full year of Live@theLibrary with our biggest and most ambitious season.

“Our modern libraries are valuable community resources and our staff strive to provide a wide range of services, facilities and information for residents of all ages.

“We have something for all ages and we’re supporting established and emerging local talent. Many productions will be premiered in our Performance Space.”

Booking is essential for all events including those without a charge. Ticket prices are £5 (£4 for library members) with a small booking fee, and are, available from:

Children under 12 months are free and accompanying adults must book a ticket to attend children’s performances.

Oldham Library is located on Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL (attached to Gallery Oldham). 

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