Acorn Antiques archiveBased on Victoria Wood's hugely popular 1980s BBC mini-soap of the same name, which was a spoof on the long-running ITV soap opera Crossroads, with its wooden acting style and flimsy sets.


Author: Victoria Wood

Archive listings for Acorn Antiques

Work type: Musical.


Company Wigston Amateur Operatic Society.
17 May 16 to 21 May 16Little Theatre, Leicester :: V433
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Company Pilkington Musical Theatre Company.
24 Sep 15 to 26 Sep 15Theatre Royal, St Helens :: V546
listing details L439467258


Company Centenary Theatre Company.
13 May 14 to 17 May 14Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn :: V1448285374
listing details L0775679282


Company ELODS.
8 Apr 14 to 12 Apr 14Wyllyotts Theatre, Potters Bar :: V48
listing details L1439091194


Company Glastonbury & Street Musical Comedy Society. Director Brian Epps. Musical Director Lynne Merrifield. Choreographer Carol Applegate.
23 Apr 13 to 27 Apr 13Strode Theatre, Street :: V917
listing details L1867328205


Company Croft House Theatre Company.
19 Mar 13 to 23 Mar 13Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L32359870


Company ACT.
4 Jul 12 to 7 Jul 12Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple :: V883
listing details L1586583759


The performance on Friday 29th July is a Gala Performance supporting the Martlets Hospice which will be followed by a reception with the cast.Director Simon Gray. Choreographer Nathan Potter. Performer Tania Newton. Performer Emma Edwards. Performer Stephanie Prince. Performer Sophia Wylie. Performer Antony Reed. Performer Frances Richardson. Performer Marc Valentine. Performer Ben Redfern. Performer Gary Lynn. Performer Kate Stoner. Performer Erica Thornton. Performer Anne Marsh. Performer Edd Berridge. Performer Alan Soutter. Performer Melodie Hornett. Performer Sherryn Watkin. Performer Claire Dixon. Performer Lea Spells. Performer Su Galleymore.
27 Jul 11 to 30 Jul 11Barn Theatre, Southwick :: V0937418074
listing details L01401624728


Rewritten for the tour, the second half has been expanded with the original "behind the scenes" first half removed.Director Victoria Woods. Performer Ria Jones (Mrs Overall). Performer Sara Crowe (Babs). Performer Lisa Peace (Berta). Performer Kim Ismay (Bonnie). Performer Teddy Kempner (Clifford). Performer Alistair Robins (Tony). Performer Beverly Rudd (Mimi). Performer Michael Melmoe (Hugh).
2 Jul 07 to 7 Jul 07Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff :: V1984858935
listing details L0410938282
25 Jun 07 to 30 Jun 07Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea :: V42
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11 Jun 07 to 16 Jun 07Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth :: V906
listing details L0508323101
4 Jun 07 to 9 Jun 07Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
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28 May 07 to 2 Jun 07Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V754
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21 May 07 to 26 May 07Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L0100679140
14 May 07 to 19 May 07The Hexagon, Reading :: V734
listing details L2057825726
30 Apr 07 to 5 May 07Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L484565264
23 Apr 07 to 28 Apr 07Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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16 Apr 07 to 21 Apr 07Darlington Hippodrome (formerly Civic Theatre), Darlington :: V562
listing details L01622160703
9 Apr 07 to 14 Apr 07Sheffield Theatres, Sheffield :: V962
listing details L1414252149
2 Apr 07 to 7 Apr 07Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
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26 Mar 07 to 31 Mar 07Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
listing details L01224608593
19 Mar 07 to 24 Mar 07Grand Opera House, York :: V957
listing details L1844916774
12 Mar 07 to 17 Mar 07Liverpool Empire Theatre, Liverpool :: V534
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5 Mar 07 to 10 Mar 07Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry :: V156
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26 Feb 07 to 3 Mar 07Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham :: V145
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19 Feb 07 to 24 Feb 07New Victoria Theatre, Woking :: V709
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12 Feb 07 to 17 Feb 07Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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5 Feb 07 to 10 Feb 07Ipswich Regent, Ipswich :: V79
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29 Jan 07 to 3 Feb 07Corn Exchange, Cambridge :: V21
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22 Jan 07 to 27 Jan 07Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
listing details L110156279
11 Dec 06 to 6 Jan 07The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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We begin in a small theatre in Sutton Coldfield, where director John is hoping to rehearse his new work, a bleak uncompromising look at life in modern Britain. In an attempt to lure the middle classes into the show, he has called it Acorn Antiques, and engaged some of the original cast of the axed TV soap to play their own parts. When BO arrives, happily clutching her unopened script, she is appalled at the tone of the piece and has an idea to shoe horn in some lovely number from a musical she was in, in 1957. When the hapless cast find their dress rehearsal is in fact public, they have no choice but to carry on with the show. In the midst of the ensuing chaos, a stroke of luck allows BO to realise her dream, to have a 'proper' musical written about the doings of Manchesterford's favourite antique shop. And so the second half of the show, is BO's West End production as commissioned by her, set in the shop, with lots of lovely singing and dancing, and with a whacking great part for her. [Victoria Wood] will perform on Monday evenings and Wednesday matinees only. [Julie Walters] will perform on Tuesday-Saturday evenings and Saturday matinees only.Producer Phil McIntyre. Director Trevor Nunn. Design Stephen Brimson Lewis. Design Lez Brotherston. Performer Julie Walters. Performer Celia Imrie. Performer Duncan Preston. Performer Victoria Wood. Performer Josie Lawrence. Performer Neil Morrisey. Performer Sally Ann Triplett.
27 Jan 05 to 21 May 05Theatre Royal Haymarket, West End :: V396
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Other listings

15 Mar 16 to 19 Mar 16Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton :: V0865379748
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17 Nov 15 to 21 Nov 15Bingley Little Theatre, Bingley :: V981
listing details L02807279
19 Oct 13 to 26 Oct 13Rugby Theatre, Rugby :: V133
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27 Oct 11 to 29 Oct 11The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare :: V865
listing details L03064282
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