Just the ticket – future optimism as curtain rises again on theatre industry

THE shows must go on much to the relief, pleasure and optimism of a Saddleworth company at the centre of the entertainment business. In ‘normal’…

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Oldham Coliseum supports Roma and Romani Gypsy artists through live jam sessions

OLDHAM Coliseum Theatre and Roma-led charity KaskoSan are presenting a series of live music jam sessions exploring the rich lyrical and performance traditions of the…

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Players’ new recovery season designed to show laughter is best medicine

IF laughter really is good for the soul then Saddleworth Players’ new recovery season starting in September should definitely hit the spot. When Jim Cartwright’s…

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Manchester Ska Foundation returns to rock Oldham 10 years after first show

By Simon Smedley OLDHAM will be rocking to the sound of Ska and 2-Tone on September 25 as ace tribute band Manchester Ska Foundation returns…

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Saddleworth folk tale of Alphin and Alder among Oldham Coliseum Micro Commissions

THE Saddleworth folk tale of Alphin and Alder is among the micro commissions unveiled by Oldham Coliseum Theatre for audiences and participants to experience online.…

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Festive cheer as live theatre returns to Delph with ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’

THE annual pantomime has been cancelled but the show will go on at Delph’s Millgate Theatre this Christmas with a socially distanced, ‘Covid-secure’ children’s production.…

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Arts ache: Millgate doors closed for immediate future

DELPH’S thriving Millgate Arts Centre may not fully re-open as an entertainment hub for another 12 months. That’s the message from chairman Ian Shepherd in…

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