Frankie says… The love story behind the comedian revealed to theatre audiences

BEHIND the lugubrious mask of comedian Frankie Howerd was an equally unhappy and mournful person hiding from public view. That’s the view of playwright and…

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Theatre legend Alan steps back into spotlight with Queen’s Birthday honour

KENNETH Alan Taylor thought news of his British Empire Medal was an online scam… oh no, he didn’t! Actually, ‘oh yes, he did’ but recognition…

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The Shoe must go on! Theatre company’s festive production goes online

A SADDLEWORTH theatre company has deemed the show will go on despite the disappointment of audience lockout at Delph’s Millgate Arts Centre. The sell-out four-day…

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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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Borough’s theatres close doors due to coronavirus outbreak

Theatres across Oldham and Saddleworth have closed their doors as the coronavirus outbreak continues. Oldham Coliseum shut on Monday, March 16 and they confirmed the…

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