All play performances start at 7.30pm. Doors and Bar open at 7.00pm.

Tickets are priced at £10.00 and go on general sale approximately 3 weeks prior to each show.


To become a Season Ticket Holder, download the application form at the bottom of this page or order online.

The Ghost Train

By Arnold Ridley


Saturday 5 – Saturday 12 October 2019


Written by Dads' Army's very own Godfrey, this play revolves around a party of assorted railway travellers who find themselves stranded in the waiting room of an isolated country station one evening.


Despite the station master trying to persuade them to leave the site, they refuse – citing the lack of alternative accommodation for several miles around as their reason. He warns them, however, of the supernatural danger of a spectral old railway carriage train that sometimes haunts the line at night, bringing death to all who set eyes upon it. Incredulous of his story, the group still refuse to leave, and he departs leaving them facing a terrifying night at the station.


This is a Halloween tale bound to raise the hairs on your neck. 

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Karen Louise Hebden


Saturday 7 December – Saturday 14 December 2019


Charles Dickens’ timeless classic is brought to life in a joyous adaptation by Karen Louise Hebden.


One bitter Christmas Eve, a cold-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts. Transported to worlds past, present and future, Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses what a lifetime of fear and selfishness has led to, and sees with fresh eyes the lonely life he has built for himself. Can Ebenezer be saved before it’s too late?


All the iconic moments are here from this timeless epic, and we have gone to great lengths to find the most miserable "Baa Humbug" actor we can find and stuffed him full of Christmas Spirits.

Stepping Out

By Richard Harris


Saturday 15 – Saturday 22 February 2020


They're back! The ladies from 'Ladies Day' and 'Ladies Down Under' are joined by some new friends to bring you this hilarious and touching play by Richard Harris.


'Stepping Out' centres around eight individuals from disparate backgrounds, with differing motivations who all attend the same weekly tap dancing class in a dingy church hall.


Despite the students at first treating the classes as social occasions and showing little co-ordination, they later develop a level of skill and cohesiveness that culminates is a spectacular dance number.

The Road to Nab End

By William Woodruff

Adapted by Phlip Goulding


Saturday 28 March – Saturday 4 April 2020


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.

Around the World in 80 days

By Jules Verne

Adapted by Laura Eason


Saturday 6 – Saturday 13 June 2020


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.

Become a Season Ticket Holder


See all 5 plays for just £40 - Get one play free! 


Anyone wishing to become a Season Ticket Holder, you can download the application form below (only page two required so you can save some ink by just printing the one page).


Please submit your application is Thursday 15 August 2019 so we have time to process the application before advance booking opens for Ghost Train.


Payment can be made by Bank Transfer (If renewing) or by cheque – please make cheques payable to Crompton Stage Society. See the application form for details.

Please add your surname as a reference if renewing by bank transfer.


You can also order and pay online below.

Buy season tickets online

40.00 GBP

Crompton Stage Society season ticket for the 5 plays of the 2019/2020 season.


Season Ticket Application Form

2019/2020 Season Ticket Application Form
Please download the form, print and complete page 2 then send to Playhouse 2 with your cheque.
Season Ticket APP Form 1920 (2).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.4 MB]

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