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 ....
The Lancashire Boys is a new project to commemorate the lives of the Bolton soldiers who fought in the First World War. Over a period of one year four local writers have been selected to produce four one-act plays that have been directed by emerging talent from BATS. Using actors from across thirty-two theatrical societies, this showcase event will be a remarkable collaboration in remembrance of the lives that were lost during the Great War. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, this project is a partnership between the Octagon Theatre, DBBC (Diversity in Barrier-Breaking Communities) and Bolton Amateur Theatre Societies (BATS). ProducerOctagon Theatre Bolton.ProducerDBBC.ProducerBolton Amateur Theatre Societies.