Octagon plan into 2024

Published: 7 May 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Octagon season

Bolton’s Octagon Theatre has a varied new programme for autumn and in to 2024.

There are new adaptations of a classic drama, a musical adventure, a comedy and a timeless novel.

Opening the season is Arthur Miller’s powerful drama A View From The Bridge (September 8–30) in a co-production with Headlong, Chichester Festival Theatre and Rose Theatre.

The Octagon will then present Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense (October 4–21) adapted from the works of P G Wodehouse.

Next up is an adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days (November 16—January 13), from the writing team of previous Octagon festive productions.

This is followed by a new production of George Orwell’s Animal Farm (February 1–24), adapted for the stage by Ian Woolridge. It’s a co-production with Derby Theatre and Hull Truck.

    Related listings

  • A View from the Bridge - Arthur Miller (Octagon Theatre Bolton, Headlong, Chichester Festival Theatre & Rose Theatre)
  • Jeeves & Wooster In Perfect Nonsense - Adapted from the works of P G Wodehouse, written by The Goodale Brothers (Octagon Theatre Bolton & Wiltshire Creative)
  • Around The World In 80 Days - Based on the novel by Jules Verne, a new musical adaptation by Kate Ferguson & Susannah Pearse (Octagon Theatre Bolton)
  • Animal Farm - George Orwell, adapted by Ian Wooldridge (Octagon Theatre Bolton, Derby Theatre & Hull Truck Theatre)

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