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Compelling theatre with a loving heart and a loud voice!



by Alan Stockdill

Retired cricket umpire and avowed socialist, Godfrey Shackleton, celebrates his lottery win with a lads' trip to Morecambe and a beer or two.  But life changes once again when he bumps into twinkly widow, Betty, who’s there on a bowling trip with Clitheroe Conservative Club.

Love, loss, hope, happiness, struggles and smiles, all come together in this charming tale of finding love in the third age. But the path of romance doesn't always run smoothly.  Will Betty and Godfrey triumph over adversity and bring each other the 'golden years' sunshine they both deserve?



It’s 1994 and the 50th anniversary of D Day looms. Tommy, Alf and Edwin are incarcerated in Coldrick Nursing Home. In spite of his ever-worsening heart condition, D Day veteran Tommy is determined to break out and rejoin his old comrades on the Normandy beaches. But how will they all get out - and what will happen along the way? This gentle comedy drama is about love, remembrance, war and peace.


Godfrey Shackleton has been a cricket umpire in the Yorkshire Dales league for half a century, but his big dream is to officate an England - Australia match. His chance comes thanks to a £3.2m lottery win, but his daughter Donna is certainly not bowled over by the turn of events. This feelgood, gentle comedy will bring laughter, a few tears - and really make the audience think about family, forgiveness, responsibilities, hopes and dreams.


You've gotta give a little love!

When four old schoolfriends meet up again after thirty years at a Bay City Rollers tribute concert it soon becomes apparent that you can take a girl from her teens but you can't take the teenager from the girl.

Old tunes and old flames die hard and live again in this tale of memories and music. Laugh, cry and shang-a-lang along with Liz, Karen, Debbie and Bev - and get swept away by this entertaining, touching and revealing drama.


Billy is dead. So why isn’t he gone? Mary and her daughters have been set free. The disturbed, abusive man who dictated their every move  lies dead in a pool of blood and the women can start to live again. Or can they? It soon becomes apparent that Billy’s legacy and deep, dark, distorted world is still very much alive.

Five Kinds of Silence is an outstanding portrayal of the twisted love of a violent man for his family and the scars of abuse that form between the women under his control. Shelagh Stephenson’s hard-hitting drama will stir strong emotions in any audience.


'Deathwatch' sees two men sitting in a prison cell. In the morning, one of them faces the gallows. Fears, hopes, dreads, dreams, dying and the complex psychologies of the human mind float to the slippery surface - with humour and an added twist.



“How can I go to heaven if I don't know who I am? says Ernest to his daughter Lynne when he’s diagnosed with Alzheimer's. But he also has a plan: to leave a vital imprint of who he is. Lynne is to be the keeper of his memory, the guardian of their past. Join them on their journey; share their hopes, fears, smiles, strength and tears - and arrive with them as they seize the last memory and a carpe diem hope.


Compelling theatre with a loving heart and a loud voice!

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