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

Fairytale Day
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

Great Value!


For further details and booking call Interiors on 01706 840400

or visit www.lpatheatre.co.uk

Playhouse 2, Newton Street, OL2 8NX




Shaw Children's Theatre Festival Programme
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Saturday 26th April at 8.00pm




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

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Friday 2nd May at 8.00pm




A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Featuring English actor, and BBC TV's Luther, Idris Elba


Cert PG 13


Tickets £4.00 on sale from 14th April at Interiors.

Saturday 3rd May at 8.00pm




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 now.


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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 now

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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 - on sale now.

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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 - on sale now.

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Saturday 24th May at 8.00pm




In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Winner of 3 Oscars including Best Picture for British Director Steve McQueen.


Cert 15.


Tickets £4.00 on sale from 14th April at Interiors.

Sunday 25 May at 7.30pm

(Bank Holiday Weekend)



'....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.


Tickets £12.50 - on sale now.

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