NW Productions

Published: 2 February 2020
Reporter: David Upton

The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel—at HOME in Manchester from Tuesday to Saturday—is a homage to two men who changed the world of comedy.

Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights gets a new adaptation by writer Andrew Sheridan at Manchester Royal Exchange.

Six female writers for stage and screen have been commissioned to write six original short plays which will première at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester in Vignettes.

The Octagon Theatre in Bolton stages a brand-new production of Willy Russell’s comedy Shirley Valentine in the town’s intimate Library Theatre.

Trojan Horse is the story of a community torn apart by racial division and comes to Oldham Coliseum next Thursday and Friday as part of a national tour.

Theatre by the Lake in Keswick welcomes three women-led dramas next Thursday and Friday: Tannie & Tannie, Picasso’s Women and Strangers on a Train Set.

Students from Preston’s Uclan graduate acting courses stage the first of two productions in February, Scenes From The Big Picture, next Wednesday to Saturday, and Twelfth Night, from February 20–23, both in St. Peter’s Art Centre.

Audiences can hop on board a new comedy-drama, Ladies That Bus, the first professional theatre production of The Dukes 2020 spring season. It’s in Lancaster from Thursday to Saturday, with evening and matinée performances.

Sing-a-Long-a Bohemian Rhapsody is at Blackpool Grand next Wednesday; Steve Steinman’s Vampires Rock – Ghost Train next Friday; The Roy Orbison Story next Saturday; and Lipstick On Your Collar next Sunday.

Star of Mock The Week, Comedy Central at The Comedy Store and Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, comedian Rhys James brings his new show Snitch to The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal next Saturday.