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Farnworth Little Theatre

Farnworth Little Theatre Amateur theatre in Farnworth, Bolton. Come and get involved! Email [email protected]. Established in 1948, Farnworth Little Theatre is an amateur theatre group situated just outside Bolton.

Our first full length play 'Night Must Fall', was presented in 1949, and since then we have offered a continuous programme of up to five full length productions a year. We are totally self-supporting, financing the running and upkeep of the theatre through box office takings, membership fees, charitable donations and regular fund-raising events. The theatre is run by volunteers and therefore offer

Our first full length play 'Night Must Fall', was presented in 1949, and since then we have offered a continuous programme of up to five full length productions a year. We are totally self-supporting, financing the running and upkeep of the theatre through box office takings, membership fees, charitable donations and regular fund-raising events. The theatre is run by volunteers and therefore offer

Operating as usual

There are only two days left to catch our season opener "The 39 Steps"! We have limited tickets available for tomorrow's...
16/09/2022

There are only two days left to catch our season opener "The 39 Steps"! We have limited tickets available for tomorrow's performances - matinee at 2pm and evening perf at 7.30pm but we are sold out for this evening! Don't miss out on this 'hugely entertaining' show - there are only 30 tickets left for tomorrow - book now! https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

I'm recruiting for a new group of Young People who will be putting on a show at The Lowry, as part of The National Theat...
15/09/2022

I'm recruiting for a new group of Young People who will be putting on a show at The Lowry, as part of The National Theatre Connections festival. If anyone could share this opportunity I would be really grateful!

Are you interested in performing and being part of an exciting new group at The Lowry? We are looking for young people (aged 12-16) to join our company for NT Connections 2023. Please email [email protected] for more information🎭

We are flying high today after a fabulous review from BATS. "This jolly good show of a production with seamless directio...
14/09/2022

We are flying high today after a fabulous review from BATS. "This jolly good show of a production with seamless direction stars six extremely talented actors who all worked their socks off and all performed magnificently together. A true ensemble piece of work." "This production is silly in the very best sense of the word and will tickle your funny bones – catch it while you can." There are only four more days left to catch this fabulous show and tickets are now very limited check out availability (all tickets £10 - £8 concessions) at https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html
Come and join in the fun!

More brilliant feedback from our audiences last night "Haven't laughed so much in years" "Going to come and see it again...
13/09/2022

More brilliant feedback from our audiences last night "Haven't laughed so much in years" "Going to come and see it again" "Fantastic show!" There are still limited tickets available for the run of this 'gloriously silly' romp through the Hitchcock classic "The 39 Steps"- all seats are £10 (£8 concessions) and with a running time of just over two hours it's the perfect show for a midweek treat! https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

We return to the stage this evening with our fabulous comedy "The 39 Steps!" after a spectacular opening night on Saturd...
12/09/2022

We return to the stage this evening with our fabulous comedy "The 39 Steps!" after a spectacular opening night on Saturday! There's some availability tonight but tickets for the rest of the week are going quickly - don't miss out on the fun book at https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html It's the perfect antidote to today's dreary weather!

What a fantastic opening night with come some wonderful audience feedback! "Really entertaining!" "Such a cracking night...
11/09/2022

What a fantastic opening night with come some wonderful audience feedback! "Really entertaining!" "Such a cracking night - really funny!" "Hadn't been to FLT before - going to come and see everything now - I'm hooked!" - There's no performance this evening but the show runs all week from Monday to Saturday (including Saturday matinee). There are still tickets available but they are limited and moving fast - don't miss out. book now at https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

It's OPENING NIGHT! If you've not made your plans for this evening yet - grab yourself some of the last few tickets for ...
10/09/2022

It's OPENING NIGHT! If you've not made your plans for this evening yet - grab yourself some of the last few tickets for tonight's performance of The 39 Steps! Its a joyously funny romp through the classic spy thriller and perfect for your Saturday night entertainment! Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and are available from https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html or from 0845 643 0808 The show runs from 7.30pm to 9.40pm so there's plenty of time to enjoy a drink in our bar after the show!

09/09/2022

As our dress rehearsal is about to start, and the cast look towards tomorrow’s opening night, we would like to we would like to inform customers that performances this week will be taking place as scheduled.

Farnworth Little Theatre joins the millions of people around the world in expressing our deepest sadness at the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and all grieving her loss.

Exciting times! Tickets for the opening play of our 2022/23 season are moving faster than the Flying Scotsman! If you do...
07/09/2022

Exciting times! Tickets for the opening play of our 2022/23 season are moving faster than the Flying Scotsman! If you don't want to miss out - don't delay and book today. We open on Saturday 10th and run to Saturday 17th September. Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and you can book online at https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

Might only be Tuesday but there's no better time to look ahead and plan for a fun night out this Saturday at the opening...
06/09/2022

Might only be Tuesday but there's no better time to look ahead and plan for a fun night out this Saturday at the opening night of our fabulously funny thriller - "The 39 Steps!" This gloriously daft play opens our 2022/23 season in style from Saturday 10th - 17th (7.30pm evenings with an 2pm matinee on the 17th). Tickets are £10 (£8 concessions) and you join us for a drink before and after the show in our fully licensed bar! https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

Only five days to go until we open our 2022/23 Season with our gloriously silly homage to Hitchcock "The 39 Steps" which...
05/09/2022

Only five days to go until we open our 2022/23 Season with our gloriously silly homage to Hitchcock "The 39 Steps" which runs from the 10th - 17th September! Tickets have been moving quickly over the last few days and we strongly advise booking soon to make sure of your preferred date! Our prices are staying the same this season - £10 (£8 all concessions) and we have a fully licensed bar! Don't miss it! https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

End of summer blues? We've got the perfect antidote - The 39 Steps - opens a week today! This gloriously silly homage to...
03/09/2022

End of summer blues? We've got the perfect antidote - The 39 Steps - opens a week today! This gloriously silly homage to Hitchcock's film version of the spy classic has been described as "absurdly enjoyable", "high-energy" hilarious , clever, creative" and a "gleefully theatrical riff". You can have a fabulously funny night out for a tenner (£8 concessions) and also enjoy a drink in our licensed bar. Tickets: https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

Look at this lovely bunch all ready to discover the secrets of The 39 Steps! The cast are working incredibly hard on thi...
02/09/2022

Look at this lovely bunch all ready to discover the secrets of The 39 Steps! The cast are working incredibly hard on this high energy, fabulously funny play which opens on Saturday 10th September and runs until the 17th. Tickets are available from https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

Ist September and just the right day to plan your autumn entertainment! Our new season opens with the fabulously funny c...
01/09/2022

Ist September and just the right day to plan your autumn entertainment! Our new season opens with the fabulously funny comedy The 39 Steps from the 10th - 17th September and with tickets at £10 or £8 concessions its the perfect value for money evening out. https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

If you enjoyed "One Man Two Guvnors" earlier this year then don't miss the first play of our 2022/23 season - "The 39 St...
31/08/2022

If you enjoyed "One Man Two Guvnors" earlier this year then don't miss the first play of our 2022/23 season - "The 39 Steps" from the same creative team and featuring Phil Harrison in partnership with FLT favourite Joy Plowes. 39 Steps is a riotous and ridiculous comedy based on the classic spy thriller - tickets available online fromhttps://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html £10 or £8 for concessions

19/08/2022

ALAN KNOTT

The following was published in The Bolton News on 14th August.

"It is with great sadness that on the 6th of August 2022 Alan passed away at the Royal Bolton Hospital. Remembering a loving husband to Margaret, Dad of Alison, a very dear Grandad, Great-Grandad, Brother in law, Uncle, Cousin and Friend."

Alan's funeral service was held at Overdale Crematorium on Wednesday 17th August

Alan was a popular member at FLT. He directed the Farnworth Little Theatre productions of THE RAILWAY CHILDREN and HOUSE GUEST. He also appeared on stage in THE WIZARD OF OZ and many other productions.

Our thoughts are with Margaret and her family at this sad time.

Great turnout for our AGM today. We are now looking forward to our next season!
14/08/2022

Great turnout for our AGM today. We are now looking forward to our next season!

05/08/2022

Just a quick reminder - we have our AGM on Sunday 14th August at 2pm. The bar will be open and we have ordered pasties. We hope you can join us!

27/07/2022

Farnworth Little Theatre is run entirely by volunteers, and we are looking for a new voluntary Publicity Officer. Perhaps you have experience in this already, or maybe you have an interest in learning about marketing... either way, we would love to hear from you. Full training would be provided by people who work in the theatre industry. The ideal person would be interested in creating social media posts, sending marketing emails and arranging publications and press for our shows and events. If you are interested please reply to this post or contact Gemma Evans.

Message from director Michael Haworth regarding Dangerous Corner
25/05/2022

Message from director Michael Haworth regarding Dangerous Corner

Details of our 2022/2023 Season... including how you can get involved! https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/want-to-...
22/03/2022
Want to act?

Details of our 2022/2023 Season... including how you can get involved!
https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/want-to-act.html

For those who couldn't make it to our new season launch, here are the details of readings and auditions for our 2022/2023 season. The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow - Directed by Natalie Crompton ...

Our Season Launch is well underway here! Very excited to announce our upcoming season! 🎭
20/03/2022

Our Season Launch is well underway here! Very excited to announce our upcoming season! 🎭

📣 COMPETITION TIME 📣We are giving away 2 tickets for Life of Riley on Saturday 19th March @ 7:30! All you have to do to ...
15/03/2022

📣 COMPETITION TIME 📣

We are giving away 2 tickets for Life of Riley on Saturday 19th March @ 7:30! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is Like & share this post and tag who you would bring with you if you won! Winner will be chosen at random and contacted at 6pm on Thursday 17th March!

📣SEASON LAUNCH📣Our Season Launch to be held at the theatre on Sunday 20th March 2022 at 7.30pm.Please come along to hear...
27/02/2022

📣SEASON LAUNCH📣

Our Season Launch to be held at the theatre on Sunday 20th March 2022 at 7.30pm.

Please come along to hear about our next exciting programme and join us in a free drink.

We hope as many of you as possible can join us.

Here’s the cast of our upcoming production of Life Of Riley running from 12th - 19th March which means it’s just 2 weeks...
24/02/2022

Here’s the cast of our upcoming production of Life Of Riley running from 12th - 19th March which means it’s just 2 weeks until opening night! Have you got your tickets yet? Get there here just £10 or £8 concessions 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻

🎟 https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

21/02/2022

🎟 Life of Riley by Alan Ayckbourn - Sat 12th to Sat 19th March.
Don't forget to book your tickets for our next show. We are only 3 weeks away!

Friends and family gather to remember the unseen and dying, George Riley's life. As they look back on lives lived or might have lived, George plots a final farewell which threatens to upset all their future lives...

This give away is now closed. Did you see our 5⭐️ review from North West End?To celebrate we are giving away 2 tickets f...
18/01/2022

This give away is now closed. Did you see our 5⭐️ review from North West End?

To celebrate we are giving away 2 tickets for One Man, Two Guvnors on Wed 19 Jan, 7.30pm. To be in with a chance of winning, just like and share this post. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted at 6pm on Tue 18 Jan.

Good luck!

One Man, Two Guvnors runs until Sat 22nd January.

📸 How good are these amazing photos from our latest producion of One Man, Two Guvnors? Thanks very much to Ray at Bolton...
17/01/2022

📸 How good are these amazing photos from our latest producion of One Man, Two Guvnors? Thanks very much to Ray at Bolton Documentary Photography who came down to take them at our dress rehearsal.

🎫 Our brilliant cast and crew are back at it this evening!
We've still got good availability for tonight, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday but tickets are selling fast. Don't miss out - book online now:
https://www.farnworthlittletheatre.co.uk/book-tickets-online.html

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - North West End UK
Read the review: https://bit.ly/3twCVKM

🗣Here's what audiences are saying so far:

"An excellent performance from all the cast. Very very entertaining."
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"Well first time in an age, we have been back to the theatre, I must say a little apprehensive at first, but everyone there was wearing masks, the performance was absolutely brilliant and funny all the way through, if you've got a spare evening this week, we can recommend you'll have an excellent night, we'll done to all the cast and members of FLT, certainly back with a bang."
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"What a great first performance, I wasn’t sure this would work when it was first announced but it’s a triumph. Laugh out loud, great timing and wonderful larger than life engaging performances. I haven’t seen Phil Harrison act before but a wonderful performance as the central character and the rest of the cast light up the theatre in these trying times. Get out the house and treat yourself to a memorable theatrical event."
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"Well what a welcome back performance that was! After such a horrid year or two with Covid it was nice to have some light hearted tongue in cheek humour from the amazing cast and crew of One Man Two Guvnors!"
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Hello
My name is Pete Lewis-Drake and I am a Canadian born playwright brought up in Lincolnshire, UK.
I am writing to let you know about some of my work which I cordially invite you to sample. I am looking for an independent producer, a production company or theatre group (amateur or professional) to take on one or more of these scripts with a production in mind. I am happy for individuals to read them, but please understand that I am not looking to cast a play.
Several of these pieces (GSOH, Autumn Winter Spring Summer and the monologues) are performable using social distancing, so may be of interest to a company looking to get going again with a limited audience. It should be pointed out that all of these may be done on an very low budget, too.
If you like the sound of any of these, please contact me and I will send you either synopsis or script.
My email address is [email protected]
Thank you.
Autumn Winter Spring Summer
Four middle aged women meet regularly to discuss books and plays. Over time they learn that their monthly meeting means more to them than just a love of literature. Autumn Winter Spring Summer is a bitter - sweet comedy that requires four female actors. It requires little in the way of staging or props and has a simple soundtrack. There is an alternative version available, done in the style of a radio broadcast, which is performable in spaces other than traditional theatres and therefore a possible entry for a festival.
GSOH
GSOH is a light comedy about three middle aged men who, for various reasons, set up an es**rt agency. The play has been performed many times in the North East and does require a Geordie accent for authenticity. It would be possible to tweak the script to allow for a different regional accent to be used. Cast: three men in middle age and one slightly younger female (who could double two smaller female roles). There is a short version of the play suitable for a one act festival.
The Prisoner’s Friend
A drama set in the First World War that tells the tale of a man required to defend a soldier accused of cowardice. The Prisoner’s Friend requires a large, mixed cast with some doubling possible. There are roles for younger as well as older actors. The play is also available as a monologue, a version of which was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2004.
What Ever Happened To Johnny Diamond?
WEHTJD? is a dark comedy for two youngish men, although could be played by women. Set on a desert island, it tells the story of a concept artist/performed (think David Blaine) who exiles himself only to be discovered accidentally by a tourist.
Bodyguard
A fifteen minute monologue for mature female. Set in a school it tells of a fifty something teacher falsely accused of an assault. Bodyguard was a finalist in the Off Cuts Festival at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington a few years ago.
There is also a version of the monologue available which could be played by a female in her thirties.
Thank you for reading this far and I do hope to hear from you soon.
Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would be interested.
Pete L-D.
This week's free script is a full length play. Three sisters reunite in their old Lancashire home after their mother's funeral. They've all chosen different paths in life - but what is the dark secret they all share? And what of the new generation; Zack, Morgan and Cassie? Are they ready to face the truth about their family - and themselves? https://freescriptfinder.com/script-details/?pdb=17
- One Man, Two Guvnors at Farnworth Little Theatre "starts at a pace that doesn’t slow until the final curtain falls"
Good Luck with your play.

Past President NODA
Are you looking for a new and original play? Then why not check out my website! I'm a Devon based playwright with over 100 plays to my name!

https://www.rfwscripts.co.uk/

With full length, one acts, short plays and monologues I have something for everyone! I've had productions across the UK and internationally.
After many happy years at FLT, in 2012 Lisa Barlow and me formed a community theatre group in Little Hulton to put something back into my home town. We performed a few "Two Handers" to get the group going. 9 years later the group is thriving and has won awards from the GMDF and ACT. In 2014 we performed "Educating Rita" and 7 years on we are reprising our roles. We would be honoured if our friends and audience members who remember us, would come along to support us and see what we have created. Directed by Simon Darlington the play is going to be special.
Congratulations to one and all last night. Well done.
It's Monday, which means that we have more of your brilliant performances opening this week!
Here's to everyone whose shows are starting this week, including:
Mermaids: The University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund, Thames Christian College, Sheffield College, Abbots Langley Players, The Maplesden Noakes School, Normanhurst School, Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Farnworth Little Theatre, Dewsbury Arts Group, Summerseat Players at The Theatre Royal, Hilltop Theatre Company, HALIFAX THESPIANS, Birr Stage Guild, The Westovian Theatre Society, Erith Playhouse, Off Centre Theatre Monmouth, Girvan Musical Society, Wexford Drama Group, Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company, Mullingar Theatre Lab 2020, The Wadham Players Theatre Group, The Wheatsheaf Players Co-Operative Theatre, and many more!
Don't tell the other little theatre but we went there last night and much prefer you .
Fantastic matinee performance. Well done to everyone involved x
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