Curtain rises on a new season at Playhouse 2

CROMPTON Stage Society presents its opening production of the new season at Playhouse 2 with ‘Daisy Pulls It Off’ by Denise Deegan from Saturday, October 6-13.

Daisy Meredith, the new girl, is the first scholarship student to attend Grangewood School for Girls.
The privileged students are determined to make Daisy look bad in the eyes of Miss Gibson.

However, Miss Gibson and the school have problems of their own, financial ones.

Daisy wins over her chums and saves the school when she cracks a secret code, finds treasure and saves the life of her chief nemesis all on the same night! Tickets cost £9.

All proceeds from the performance on Monday, October 8 will go to the Shaw and Crompton Events’ Group for their organisation of the 2018 Shaw and Crompton Christmas lights switch-on.
Tickets are available from Judith on 07976 310083 or Interiors on 01706 840400.

Then there’s a first on Friday, October 19 when Playhouse 2 welcomes the renowned Besses o’ th’ Barn brass band.

Besses have been around since 1818 and have been wowing audiences all over the UK ever since. Tickets cost £11 in advance (£13.50 on the door).

A resurgence in the music of Swedish super popsters Abba can be attributed to the recent release of ‘Mamma Mia 2’.

So why not on Friday, November 2 at the Playhouse check out ‘Gimme Abba’ who have performed their unique tribute to Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid for over 18 years.

They are now embarking on their sixth UK theatre tour and the concert promises to be a spectacular two-hour performance including new songs and fascinating theatrical elements. Tickets are £16 in advance.

A day later – Saturday, November 3 – the same stage will be filled by the Houghton Weavers.

The Weavers’ vast experience in the business together with their style and professionalism ensures that, as their motto says, they will always ‘keep folk smiling’. Tickets cost £15 in advance.

International medium Pauline Montgomery visits Shaw on Friday, November 9 at 8pm. Tickets cost £10 in advance.

Mid Life Crisis return to Playhouse 2 on Saturday, November 10 playing well-known rock and pop songs.

All the profits are for Victoria Breast Care Unit at Royal Oldham Hospital and for Chadderton and Oldham Cancer research. Tickets cost £10.

Western Valley Hotclub will play their brand of western swing, gypsy jazz and rock and roll on Friday, November 16 at 8pm.

Fronted by dazzling violinist Gaynor Sutcliffe, who played a key role in the Swing Commanders’ story for so long, the talented Clitheroe trio make a welcome return to Playhouse 2. Tickets are £12.50 in advance.

There’s plenty of musical treats when Roxy Magic brings the songs of Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry to the area on Saturday, November 17 at 8pm.

Roxy Magic recreate entirely live material which spans four decades, from futurist/nostalgic art rock, through classic standards to sophisticated adult-oriented rock.

Kevin Hackett is a look-a-like and sound-a-like Bryan Ferry. Tickets cost £15 in advance.
Meanwhile, Julie A Scott from Liverpool became famous when she appeared on ITV’s talent show New Faces in the early 1980s.

More than 30 years on, the talented singer was named the top Cilla Black tribute act at the National Tribute Awards 2017. Tickets for a ‘Tribute to Cilla Black’ are £15 in advance for the show on Friday, November 23.

For more details of productions and to buy tickets go online: www.playhouse2.org

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