IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Coronavirus update as of Tuesday 17 March 2020 


It is with much regret that in line with government guidelines and restrictions that we, the Playhouse 2 Management Committee, have decided to postpone or cancel all upcoming plays, gigs, films and our youth theatre until a time deemed appropriate to reopen. 


This was not an easy decision to make but it is paramount that we keep the best interests of our audiences and volunteers at heart during this unprecedented and difficult time. We hope that you understand and can offer us your patience as we work through this process. 


If you have booked tickets with us using Ticketsource you will be refunded automatically in the next couple of weeks.


For those of you who have not provided us with email addresses, for example if you are a season ticket holder, we will be in touch by post.


If you bought a ticket at It’s A Shaw Thing and left no contact details please can you retain your ticket and either email us at or write to us at Crompton Stage Society, Playhouse 2, 2 Newtown Street, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8NX with your bank details and booking reference, which can be found on the ticket. 


For anyone whose children attend our youth theatre, again please check your emails for updates on our course of action. 


Keep well and as always thank you for your support, 

Playhouse 2 Management Committee 

Thursday 19th March at 1.00pm






Full refunds are avaiable from A Shaw Thing.

Saturday 28 March – Saturday 4 April 2020


Crompton Stage Society presents


By William Woodruff
Adapted by Philip Goulding

A true taste of Lancashire, 'The Road To Nab End' chronicles the early life of William Woodruff, who grew up in Lancashire through the turbulent times of a crippling economy, poverty and social unrest of the 1920s.

What makes this play particularly emotive and powerful is that we experience these historic events through Woodruff’s childhood reflections.


Tickets £10.00 on general sale from Sat 29th Feb

Friday 17th April at 8.00pm


DARREN PAGE – The Voice of Roy Orbison


Darren Page will entertain you with all of Orbison’s biggest hits. With a setlist that includes ‘I Drove all Night’, ‘Running Scared’, ‘In Dreams’ and many, many more, the memories are endless as Darren covers everything from Orbison’s early years with Sun Records to his stint with supergroup the Traveling Wilburys. 



Tickets £17.00 on sale from 22nd February


Saturday 18th April at 8.00pm


The QUEEN Experience performed by - Killer Rhapsody 


The hottest and most riveting tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen. Publicly endorsed and featured on none other then Dr Brian Mays Guitars -


Performing a spectacular show, running for over 2 hours long; featuring both the mega hits and deeper cuts such as: Last Horizon, I'm In Love With My Car, Brighton Rock and more... Any major or casual QUEEN fan is in for an amazing time you will not forget.


Tickets SOLD OUT

Friday 24th April at 8.00pm




A welcome return for this 12 piece Band based in the North West of England, specialising in Soul and Funk but with a repertoire that includes more modern classic covers, all guaranteed to get you up dancing!


Tickets £15.00 on sale 29th February

Saturday 25th April at 8.00pm




Pink Floydian are a 7-piece tribute to the greatest prog rock band of all time. They have been building up a reputation as one of the finest and most authentic Pink Floyd tributes in the UK. They have received praise for their incredibly accurate renditions and authentic stage show. 


Tickets £15.00 on sale 29th February

Friday 1st May at 8.00pm




Back again for another visit, The Swing Commanders play joyful music, from American Songbook classics to Western Swing, to enthusiastic audiences both nationally and internationally.


If it swings, they can, and will play it!


Tickets £15.00 on sale Sat 7th March

Sat 2nd May at 8.00pm




Made in Motor-City are recognised as one of the UKs leading Motown tributes. 

If your a fan of Martha Reeves, The Marvelettes, The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye & many more of the Motown legends, then this is a show not to be missed.

Tickets £15.00 on sale Sat 7th March

Friday 8th May at 8.00pm


A welcome return to Playhouse 2 for the premier Abba Tribute act in the UK and Europe.


Tickets 15.00 available Sat 14th March

Saturday 9th May at 8.00pm




Top Eagles tribute band Motel California is now in its 11th year of delighting fans across the UK. Playing songs from the early days to the latest album they continue to accurately reproduce the glorious vocal harmonies and guitar parts associated with classic songs by Eagles, Joe Walsh, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. Expect a few surprises and new material on the Perfect Vision tour 2020.


Tickets £15.00 on sale Sat 14th March

Friday 15th May at 8.00pm




The Houghton Weavers guarantee a wonderful evening of song and humour.  Their experience in the business together with their style and professionalism ensures that, as their motto says, they will always “KEEP FOLK SMILING”.


Tickets £15.00 on sale Sat 21st March

Sat 16th May at 7.30pm


Playhouse 2 Studio productions presents

Beasthouse Theatre Company



Welcome to the Kingdom of Skadi. A place of adventure, a distant land where pirates, bounty hunters and thieves do battle in a world on the brink of destruction. With the King's daughter captured by an evil dragon, who will survive in this quest of epic proportions and formidable consequences?


Armed with just himself and a chair, Lewis Doherty (creator of WOLF) presents Boar. A one-man fantasy adventure tale. Prepare for arrows to roll and heads to fly in this action packed hour of swords, sorcery and swill!


Running time approx 60 mins - no interval

Suggested age: 14+


Tickets £10.00 available 21st March

Saturday 6 – Saturday 13 June 2020


Crompton Stage Society presents



By Jules Verne

Adapted by Laura Eason


David Niven did it. Steve Coogan had a bash. Now it's our turn to tell this epic yarn.


Phileas Fogg, sets off on the adventure of a lifetime after having laid a £20,000 bet with his fellow whist players in London’s Reform Club that he can circumnavigate the world in just 80 days.


If you enjoyed 'The 39 Steps' you will love this play. It promises to be fast paced, funny and will get everyone in the mood to travel just in time for summer. So don’t forget your passports and join us to see out the season in style.


Tickets £10.00 on general sale from 9th May.


Sat 28th Mar to Sat 4th April.

On sale 29th Feb

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