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West End hit comes to Theatre By The Lake and Oldham

Keswick’s Theatre By The Lake kicks off its spring season by joining forces with London-based writers’ theatre company Stockroom to mount Richard Cameron’s comedy The Glee Club.

The show can also be seen at Oldham Coliseum (March 15-19).

The show was first staged in 2002 and became so successful it transferred to the West End.

A story of friendship and divided loyalty in a rough and rugged world, the show features romantic songs of the 1950s, performed live.

In the summer of 1962, five hard-working, hard-drinking Doncaster miners, with their church organist accompanist – the Glee Club – are frantically preparing for a local gala concert. The group of unlikely singers are established in local working men’s clubs but aren’t known for being at the vanguard of a musical revolution. But both Britain and music are about to change and so too are the lives of these six men. Will anything ever be the same again?

Liz Stevenson, artistic director of TBTL, said: “It's a rich and powerful play full of heart, songs, laughter and northern spirit. The Glee Club will set off 2022 at TBTL with a bang!”

Stockroom’s executive producer, Martin Derbyshire said: “The project has been on hold for two years and we are proud of everyone involved. We're looking forward to seeing the culmination of their hard work on stage.”

The Glee Club is at TBTL from February 24-March 12. Accessible performances are available, including a captioned and audio described performance, as well as a post show discussion.

Info and tickets here and for the Oldham run here


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