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From Salford streets to Oldham Coliseum

Published: 1 September 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Inspired by true stories of Salford streets affected by demolitions, Tinned Up by Manchester playwright Chris Hoyle (The Newspaper Boy) will be presented on Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s main stage September 24–26 as part of the theatre’s Main House Takeover, in a three-night run presented by 53two and Manchester Actor’s Platform Productions.

Tinned Up follows the story of Shirley Parkin (Karen Henthorn) and her band of merry men and women. Joined by foul-mouthed friend Beryl, unhappy single mother Joy and Daz, the local stoner, she campaigns to keep the local area from the grasp of developers.

Director Simon Naylor said, “as 53two is forced to move out of its home for a development, a play about being forced out of a home for development was an obvious choice!”

The 2019 Takeover also features a One Night-Special showcasing a double bill of the Coliseum’s pick of this year’s Greater Manchester Fringe Festival: Clouds by Time and Again Theatre Company and Men Chase Women Choose by People Zoo on September 27.