Bolton Octagon's autumn-winter season features new adaptations of a classic drama, a musical adventure, a comedy and a timeless novel in an attractive programme of family appeal.
Opening the season is a new version of Arthur Miller’s powerful American family drama, A View From The Bridge (September 8-30), directed by rising star Jaz Woodcock-Stewart (Electric Rosary, Royal Exchange and the Olivier Award nominated Paradise Now, Bush Theatre).
Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (October 4-21) is a new comedy adapted from the works of PG Wodehouse. It will be directed by Marieke Audsley, who also took charge of the recent Octagon production of Ladies’ Day.
For Christmas there's a musical adventure in the shape of a new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic Around The World in 80 Days (November 16-January 13), from the writing team of previous Octagon festive productions A Christmas Carol and Treasure Island.
The first production of next year will be George Orwell's Animal Farm (February 1-24). This still devastating satire about equality and the corruption of power is a co-production with Derby Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre.
The season also features a busy programme of shows for youngsters, the theatre's Comedy Club and other visiting companies. Artistic director Lotte Wakeham said: "Our audiences have expressed their love of classics and adaptations of novels, and we have some really exciting productions for them in the coming season. “We are really passionate about encouraging younger audiences into the Octagon and giving them their first experience of live theatre, so I am thrilled we have such a varied programme for families."
Priority booking for season ticket packages is now open, with individual tickets on sale from May 5.
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