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Hindle Wakes – Oldham Coliseum

Writer: Stanley Houghton Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby Hindle Wakes is a local play with a lot of history. This production captures the essence of the themes of the piece and if some of them have lost their resonance, there is still plenty here to engage an audience. The play opens with Fanny Hawthorn’s parents ruminating over her ...

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Hindle Wakes – The Octagon Theatre, Bolton

Writer: Stanley Houghton Director: David Thacker Reviewer: Dave Cunningham After a run of intense dramas The Octagon opts for a lighter mood with Stanley Houghton’s 1912 comedy/drama Hindle Wakes. The Hawthorn family are scandalised to learn that their unmarried daughter Fanny (Natasha Davidson) spent the wakes holiday with the son of the local mill owner. The families unite to discuss ...

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NEWS: Bolton’s Octagon Theatre announce new 2014-2015 season

Artistic director David Thacker and his associates have announced the 2014/15 season for Bolton’s Octagon Theatre that promises to build upon the theatre’s considerable strengthens while offering also some startling innovations. The Octagon will continue its successful collaborations with The New Vic Theatre, Newcastle- under- Lyme, and Oldham Coliseum. The policy of through casting, with the actors from one production ...

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