Friday 14th March at 8.00pm - Pre DVD Release showing
Saturday 15th March at 8.00pm
The UK's finest exponents of New Orleans R&B
Celebrated by The Guardian, Jazz Journal and BBC Radio 2's Paul Jones, 5 piece New Orleans jazz and blues band Tipitina bring youthful energy, polished musicianship, originality & a tremendous live show featuring Justin Randall on piano and Debbie Jones on vocals.
Tickets £10.00 - On Sale Now
Saturday 22nd March at 8.00pm
THE OLD DANCE SCHOOL
7 piece folk band
The Old Dance School's forward thinking sound combines flavours of folk, classical, electronica and jazz, one moment rip-roaring, the next beautifully delicate. Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, foot-stomping grooves and some of the most ambitious arrangements you're ever likely to hear, their new show draws on three widely applauded studio albums, and five years together that have taken the band from cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to main stage appearances at international festivals.
Tickets £12.50 - On Sale Now
Saturday 5th April - Saturday 12th April
A comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
Somewhere in the "foreseeable'' future, Chandler Tate is the burnt-out rebel directing a hospital soap in which shrinking budgets have forced him to use actoids - android actors who can be programmed to perform any emotional response, but are devoid of their own emotions.
However, Tate fan and young writer Adam Trainsmith discovers that one actoid may be malfunctioning (or maybe not!) and has a sense of humour.
Tickets £8.00 - Tickets on general sale from 18th March.
With a Unique Childrens Photography Exibition From The Oldham College
Tuesday 15th April 2.00pm
Youth Theatre Day
Come and see the rising talent of tomorrow!
Wednesday 16th April 11:00am & 1:00pm
Early Years Day
Hunt for the Giggle, an Interactive show followed by a free play session. Perfect for your little ones (Under 5's).
£6 per child, 1 adult goes free
Thursday 17th April
11.00am – Children's Theatre Master Class (Ages 13+)
This class is aimed at Young people and adults who are interested in learning how to make theatre for children, use drama with young children and storytelling techniques.
£10 + 1 free ticket to any show
1:30pm - The Ugly Duckling (Ages 3+)
Puppets, masks and magic.
2:30pm - The Little Mermaid (Ages 5+)
Dances and drama above and below the waves.
£6 per child per show, 1 adult goes free.
FULL FESTIVAL PASSES £15 per child with 1 free adult
For further details and booking call Interiors on 01706 840400
or visit www.lpatheatre.co.uk
Playhouse 2, Newton Street, OL2 8NX
Saturday 26th April at 8.00pm
AKA COLIN VEARNCOMBE
with support from The Huers
Probably best known for his legendary hits 'Wonderful Life' and 'Sweetest Smile', but Black (Colin's musical nom de plume) has released more than 10 studio albums as well as several live albums in the past 25 years.
Eclectic, slightly melancholic and always extremely classy, he is cited as one of Europe's finest singer-songwriter. Although it's 25 years since 'Wonderful Life' stormed the charts, it still regularly appears on 'all time favourite songs' lists.
Tickets £12.00 - On Sale Now
Saturday 3rd May at 8.00pm
MIKE SANCHEZ AND HIS BAND
Back again at Playhouse2 singer,guitarist and pianist, one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm & Blues and Rock'n 'Roll in the world. This time with his 6 piece lineup of keyboards, guitar, stand up bass, drums and 2 sax players this promises to be a hot, hot night.
Sure to be a sell-out!! Get your tickets without delay!!
Tickets £15.00 Advance - £17.50 on the door - On Sale online now or 22nd February at Interiors.
Saturday 10th May at 8.00pm
Quite simply one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling.
His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.
Tickets £12.50 on sale online now or 22nd February at Interiors.
Friday 16th May at 8.00pm
AT LAST –The Etta James Story
Presented by International West End vocalist MāKuini
who brings her heart, soul and funk to the story of Etta James' turbulent life and sings her best loved songs including: 'Tell Mama', 'Something's Got A Hold On Me', 'Pushover', the heart rending
'I'd Rather Go Blind', plus Etta's iconic signature song 'At Last' and more.
MāKuini will be joined on stage by the sizzling hot 6 piece band Hoo Doo Men (incl brass section) that will get you out of your seat and dancing in the aisles
Tickets £12.50 - Available online 7th Feb or 22nd Feb at Interiors
Saturday 17th May at 8.00pm
DIGGLE BAND in concert
with special Guest JON CREBIN
Including a Tribute to World War 1 plus special guest vocalist JON CREBIN – always welcome at Playhouse2 - one of the finest singers in the area.
Tickets £8.50 Available online 7th Feb or 22nd Feb at Interiors
Sunday 25 May at 7.30pm
'....the biggest blast of fresh air to come out of Canada since The Band"
From the beautiful West Coast of Canada comes this extraordinary quintet, renowned for their instrumental virtuosity, lush vocal arrangements, exuberant live performances, evocative songwriting, and a refreshing sound that transcends musical boundaries and defies simple categorization.