Playhouse 2 pull some classics out of the bag

CROMPTON Stage Society, based at Shaw’s hidden gem, Playhouse 2, has revealed their 2019/20 season of plays.

There is something for everyone to enjoy and, as ever, the production committee has put a great deal of thought into their choices.

The season starts in October with ‘The Ghost Train’ written by Dad’s Army’s very own Godfrey, Arnold Ridley – very apt for Halloween.

December will bring the Christmas classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ to the stage but an adapted version by Karen Louise Hebden, with an extra helping of humour for good measure.

In the New Year, the cast and crew that brought you Ladies Day and Ladies Down Under are back with Richard Harris’ Stepping Out – a play that has recently been performed in the West End.

It is about tap dancing, fun and friendship. What’s not to love?

For a taste of Lancashire, then look no further than ‘The Road to Nab End’ by William Woodruff, adapted by Philip Goulding in April.

This play chronicles the early life of Woodruff who grew up in Lancashire through the turbulent economic time of the 1920s.

Finally, travel the world with Phileas Fogg as he sets on the adventure of a lifetime in Jules Verne’s classic ‘Around the World in 80 Days’.

If you liked ‘The 39 Steps’ a couple of years back, you’ll love this fast-paced, comedic version of the original.

Steve Bennett, Artistic Director, said: “We’re really excited to bring you the 2019/20 season of plays.

“Our audiences were asking for plays to fit the time of year and hopefully we’ve delivered that this season, particularly with a ghost story for Halloween and a Christmas play at Christmas.

“We can’t thank our audiences enough for their ongoing support and we hope we’ve built a season that has something everyone will enjoy.”

To compliment the new season, there are also the Playhouse 2 Studio Productions to enjoy.

Then in October, the theatre will see a performance of ‘Fly Half’, which is a lyrical hymn to one man’s passion for his family, his town and his beloved game of rugby brought to you by some RADA alumni.

For information about the shows and how to buy a season ticket visit the website:

Alternatively, visit Interiors, 37 Market Street, Shaw and collect a form.

Season tickets cost £40 for all five plays of the main season. This excludes Studio Productions and gigs.

Payment for season tickets can be made in cash, by cheque, BACS or paypal – details are available on the application form.

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