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Oldham Coliseum

The Coliseum’s annual yuletide offering follows a now very well-established formula both on stage and off. Traditionally opening early in the festive season, featuring...

When I previously wrote a top 10 of Britain's theatrical cities, Manchester was second only to London. It's still my favourite city to visit...

In truth, John Godber’s scrappy underdog of a sports comedy, Up ’n’ Under, had its moment in 1984 when it kicked off his tenure...

It is salutary to think that the first production of Oh! What a Lovely War was closer the end of First World War, than...

Plans for a £27 million new base for Oldham Coliseum have been given the green light by council chiefs. The theatre will move into a...

David Martin, executive director of Oldham Coliseum Theatre, is to step down from the post after seven years. Martin joined the Coliseum in 2009 and...

If there’s any comparison to be made between Charles Dickens’ 1854 novel and Stephen Jeffreys’ 1982 stage adaptation, it’s that one is a hard...

“It shouldn’t be a battle, dad, bringing up a family.” This is one of many barbed home truths aimed at Rafe Compton before he...

Lyrics don’t come much snappier than in classic football anthems. Even Tim Rice might struggle to coin as catchy a phrase as “Meat pie,...
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