‘Heart-warming, powerful and hilariously funny’ Tinned Up comes to Coliseum

THE ‘heart-warming, powerful and hilariously funny’ Tinned Up by Manchester playwright Chris Hoyle will be presented on Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s historic Main Stage this month.

Karen Henthorn as Shirley Parkin

The three-night run on September 24-26 presented by 53two and Manchester Actor’s Platform (MAP) Productions is part of the Theatre’s Main House Takeover.

Tinned Up follows the story of Shirley Parkin (Karen Henthorn) and her band of merry men and women.

Shirley has lived at No.10 Brook Street all her life and has defied the council for years, refusing to move out of her modest two-up-two-down terrace.

But now the clock is ticking; will she be forced to leave behind her memories and forget her past to make way for the developers?

Joined by her foul-mouthed friend Beryl, unhappy single mother Joy, and Daz the local stoner, Shirley campaigns to keep the local area from the cold grasp of profit-hungry developers.

Writer Chris Hoyle and director Simon Naylor previously worked together on the critically acclaimed production ofThe Newspaper Boy at 53two as part of Queer Contact in 2018.

They reunite for Tinned Up as 53two and MAP also fight to find themselves a new home in Greater Manchester.

Simon commented: “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!

“Tinned Up is fantastic – a beautiful piece of theatre from Chris Hoyle. I had the pleasure of directing The Newspaper Boy at 53two, also written by Chris, and this piece is just as good.

“Heartwarming, moving, powerful, relevant and hilariously funny – a classic Hoyle!”

Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s Main House Takeover brings new and often daring work seen across the North West’s independent theatre scene to Oldham’s historic Main Stage.

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 – Cloudsby Time and Again Theatre Company and Men Chase Women Choose by People Zoo on Friday, 27 September.

Tinned Up runs from September 24-26 at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0161 624 2829 or online at www.coliseum.org.uk

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