CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
Join us for an evening of theatre, music, friendship, and fish and chips as the Octagon Theatre takes on a new stage - the iconic Olympus chip shop in Bolton! Teenager Ayla and middle-aged Gram meet when Ayla blags a job in the chip shop. Ayla is a frustrated and shy young woman who secretly dreams of a grime music career, but has no idea how to make it happen. Gram is a disillusioned, brass-loving chip shop owner, who's falling out of step as the world is changing around him. Can they come together and sort their lives and the shop out, before business and personal pressures force a closure? Performers Remmie Milner (Ayla), Darren Southworth (Gram). AuthorEmma Hill.Presented byOctagon Theatre Bolton.Presented byFreedom Studios.ProducerEmma Hill.DirectorBen Occhipinti.MusicMichael Betteridge.ChoreographerNathan Geering.DesignRyan Dawson Laight.