By Evie-Rose Holden
THERE is exciting line-up of actors and musicians set to tread the boards of Playhouse 2.
The 153-seat theatre in Shaw launches into the new year with a busy programme, which include plays, gigs and film showings.
There is a screening of Downton Abbey on January 12 at 7.30pm. Excitement is high when the Crawley family learns King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants – setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans. Tickets £4.
Then on Friday, January 17 at 8pm is The Hometowners AGM. The annual visit from Saddleworth’s original boy band sees them return with special guest Anthony J Clarke. Tickets £10.
There is an evening of Lancashire music and fun with Norman Prince and Paul Johnston on Friday, January 24, starting at 8pm. Tickets for the Lancashire Folk Music and Comedy night cost £15.
Following two years of sell-outs of her show ‘Billie & Me’ Patti Boulaye returns with her new one-woman show ‘Aretha and Me’, coming to Playhouse 2 on Saturday, January 25 at 8pm. Tickets £15.
In this fascinating show, Patti compares and contrasts her life with that of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, whose celebrated career included 17 Top 10 singles and 20 number one R&B hits during five decades of recording.
Patti will be singing some of her favourite Aretha Franklin numbers including Respect, Say A Little Prayer, Natural Women, Chain of Fools and Think and many more with some of her own favourites which are special to her.
Find out more and buy tickets for all shows online: https://www.playhouse2.org