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Milkstone Road
Rochdale, OL11 1EB
United Kingdom

01706 642008

An amateur theatre established in 1925, by a group of friends and relatives, The Curtain Theatre, situated in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, is still going strong over 90 years later; producing five interesting and unusual shows per year, with twelve performances per show.

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Archive Show List

A Complete list of all plays ever produced at The Curtain Theatre


1925-1930

1925-26
A Night at an Inn
The Petticoat Princess
A Florentine Tragedy
Cupboard Love
Magic
Mary's Wedding
Prunella
Augustus in Search of a Father

1926-27
Misalliance
The Glory of the World
Possession: A Peep Show in Paradise
Smithfield Preserved
Romany Reaping
Punch and Go
 
1927-28
The First and Last
Portrait of a Gentleman in Slippers
Passion, Poison and Petrification
The Bright Island

1928-29
The Pigeon
Will Shakespeare
The Romantic Age
 
1929-30
Monna Vanna
The Importance of Being Ernest
The Rumour


1930-1940

1930-31
Paolo and Francesca
The Way of the World
The Witch
 
1931-32
The Cradle Song
Twelfth Night
From Morn to Midnight
 
1932-33
Riders to the Sea
The Shewing up of Blanco Posnet
The Lady with the Lamp
The Circle

1933-34
Twelve Thousand
Lilliom
The Theatre of the Soul
Androcles and the Lion
The Circle of Chalk

1934-35
Fear
The Liar
The Macropulus Secret
Triad
 
1935-36
Tobias and the Angel
The Beaux Stratagem
Doctor's Dilemma
Wild Decembers

1936-37
The Would-be Gentlemen
Miss Stasia
The White Blackbird
On The Highroad
Edward II
The Seven Deadly Virtues

1937-38
A Comedy of Good and Evil
Tails Up
Ghosts
The Wizard of Menlow
Accent on Youth
 
1938-39
R.U.R.
He Was Born Gay
Laodice
You Never Can Tell

1939-40
Bird in Hand
Amphityron 38
Man and Superman


1940-1950

1940-41
I Have Been Here Before
On Approval
Mrs. Moonlight
 
1941-42
The Astonished Ostrich
Squaring the Circle
Good Friday
The Three Maries
The Man With Red Hair
 
1942-43
The Kingdom of God
The Constant Wife
Thunder Rock

1943-44
The Wild Duck
The Romantic Young Lady

1944-45
The Little Foxes
A Month in the Country
The Man with a Load of Mischief

1945-46
Coriolanus
The Distaff Side
Jacob's Ladder
 
1946-47
She Stoops to Conquer
Wild Decembers
The Rising Sun
 

1947-48
Martine
The Millionairess
The Trojan Women
You Can't Take It With You

1948-49
Alien Corn
Lady From Alfaqueque
King Lear
Skylark
 
1949-50
A Doll's House
Captain of Kopenick
The Whole World Over
Lady Windermere's Fan


1950-1960

1950-51
The Flashing Streem
Hassan
The Linden Tree
The Lady's Not For Burning
 
1951-52
Nichevo
Toad of Toad Hall
The Heiress
Richard of Bordeaux
 
1952-53
September Tide
Othello
Tartuffe
The English Family
 
1953-54
See Naples and Die
Playbill
The Night of the Burning Pestle
Of Mice and Men
The Young Elizabeth

1954-55
The Noble Spaniard
Macbeth
Myself a Stranger
Point of Departure

1955-56
The River Line
The Rivals
Shadows of the Glen
Happy as Larry
Book of the Month
 
1956-57
Someone Waiting
Saint Joan
An Ideal Husband
A Question of Fact
The Merchant of Venice
 

1957-58
Summertime
The Light of Heart
The Innocents
The Angel of Montparnasse
The Animal Kingdom
 
1958-59
Mr. Bolfrey
Alices's Adventures in Wonderland
Julius Caesar
The Happy Marriage
Come Back Little Sheba
 
1959-60
Hobson's Choice
Hans, the Witch and the Gobbin
The Entertainer
The Reluctant Debutante
The Kidders


1960-1970

1960-61
All in the Family
Importance of Being Ernest, The
The Long and the Short and the Tall
Witness for the Prosecution
Five Finger Exercise
 
1961-62
Double Door
Roar Like a Dove
Roots
The Boy Friend
Waltz of the Toreadors
 
1962-63
The Iron Harp
Tune a Merry Note
A Man for All Seasons
Billy Liar
Two Dozen Red Roses
 
1963-64
And so to Bed
Mrs. Gibbon's Boys
Miracle Worker
Strip the Willow
Charley's Aunt

1964-65
Signpost to Murder
Chips with Everything
Semi-Detached
Present Laughter
The Crucible
 
1965-66
Difference of Opinion
The Biggest Thief in Town
The Hostage
My Three Angels
The Circle
 
1966-67
The Glass Menagerie
Arms and the Man
They Came to a City
Angels in Love
All in Good Time

1967-68
Separate Tables
Portrait of a Queen
The Anniversary
A View From the Bridge
Amphityron 38
 
1968-69
Say Who You Are
The Rose and the Ring
The Country Wife
The Visit
Free As Air
 
1969-70
The Lark
The Silver King
The Fall and Redemption of Man (Parish Church)
Spring and Port Wine
The Cherry Orchard
Oh What a Lovely War


1970-1980

1970-71
The Creeper
First Born
A Flea in Her Ear
The Homecoming
Lock Up Your Daughters
 
1971-72
So Many Children
Treasure Island
Juno and the Paycock
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Barefoot in the Park
 
1972-73
The Killing of Sister George
A Christmas Carol
Enter a Free Man
The House of Bernarda Alba
Rookery Nook
 
1973-74
Hay Fever
The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew
Vivat, Vivat Regina
Bell, Book and Candle
Wind in the Branches of the
Sassafras

1974-75
Getting On
Lion in Winter
Time and Time Again
Gaslight
The Odd Couple
 
1975-76
When We Are Married
Todd
The Caretaker
Private Lives
The Merry Wives of Windsor
 
1976-77
Plaza Suite
Glasstown
Habeas Corpus
The Poker Session
The Sunshine Boys

1977-78
Boeing - Boeing
The Collaborators
The Day After the Fair
The Deep Blue Sea
Zack
 
1978-79
Absent Friends
The Imperial Nightingale
See How They Run
Breaking Point
Blithe Spirit
 
1979-80
And a Little Love Besides
Becket
How the Other Half Loves
An Inspector Calls
Leaping Ginger


1980-1990

1980-81
Abigail's Party
Dick Whittington And His Cat
Not Now Darling
A Delicate Balance
The Cure For Love
 
1981-82
The Gingerbread Lady
Pinocchio
Cactus Flower
The Night Watch
Arsenic and Old Lace
 
1982-83
Catherine Howard
Salad Days
Shut Your Eyes and Think of
England
The Dresser
Bedroom Farce
 
1983-84
The Apple Cart
The Old Country
Toad of Toad Hall
Born in the Gardens
The Sound of Murder

1984-85
California Suite
Cabaret
The Voysey Inheritance
The Deadly Game
Table Manners
 
1985-86
The Man Who Came to Dinner
Da
The Diary of Anne Frank
The Imaginary Invalid
The Vigil (Parish Church)
The Chalk Garden
 
1986-87
Ten Times Table
Little Mary Sunshine
Passion Play
One O'Clock From the House
The Caucasian Chalk Circle

1987-88
Lloyd George Knew My Father
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
Out of Sight, Out of Murder
Breaking The Silence
A Month of Sundays
 
1988-89
Frost at Midnight (Parish Church)
The Day They Kidnapped the Pope
The Accrington Pals
One For The Road
 
1989-90
London Assurance
Underneath The Arches
Masterpieces
Why Me?
Entertaining Mister Sloane
Relatively Speaking


1990-2000

1990-91
The Secretary Bird
Daisy Pulls It Off
Corpse
Who Killed Hilda Murrell
The Curious Savage
 
1991-92
Can't Pay? Won't Pay!
The Snatching of Horrible Harold
Fur Coat and no Knickers
Joking Apart
Steel Magnolias
 
1992-93
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
The Cocktail Hour
Curtains
Bedside Manors
The Importance of Being Earnest
 
1993-94
Stepping Out
Sailor Beware
The Unexpected Guest
Shadowlands

1994-95
Rumblings
The Wizard of Oz
The Winslow Boy
Outside Edge
See How They Run
 
1995-96
Billy Liar
Something’s Afoot
Quartermaine’s Terms
I Thought I Heard a Rustling
Once a Catholic
 
1996-97
Veronica’s Room
The Railway Children
Butterflies Are Free
Ghost Train
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

1997-98
Educating Rita
Little Shop of Horrors
The Cemetry Club
Son of Man
Family Planning
 
1998-99
The Late Edwina Black
A Christmas Carol
The Anniversary
The Servant of Two Masters
Andy Capp
 
1999-2000
Two of a Kind
A Comedy of Errors
Teechers
Wanted - One Body
Twelve Angry Men


2000-2010

2000-2001
Separate Tables
My Very Own Story
Straight And Narrow
Habeas Corpus
Tom and Viv
 
2001-2002
The Field
Godspell
Last of the Red Hot Lovers
A Chorus of Disapproval
The Long and the Short and the Tall
 
2002-2003
Agnes of God
Hans, The Witch and the Gobbin
The Mysterious Mr. Love
Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me
Lock Up Your Daughters
 
2003-2004
Same Time Next Year
The Firebird
Abigail’s Party
Brimstone and Treacle
The Herbal Bed

2004-2005
Chapter Two
On Golden Pond
Abelard & Heloise
Racing Demon
Move Over, Mrs. Markham
 
2005-2006
Deathtrap
The Champion of Paribanou
Misery
Twelfth Night
Pvt. Wars
 
2006-2007
Pump Boys and Dinettes
The Fifteen Streets
Talking Heads
Time of My Life
Quartet

2007-2008
Sylvia’s Wedding
Tom’s Midnight Garden
The Cracked Pot
Dad’s Army
Guards, Guards
 
2008-2009
The Odd Couple
The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew
Bedroom Farce
And a Little Love Besides
Witness for the Prosecution
 
2009-2010
Come Blow Your Horn
All in Good Time
Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story
Rebecca
Humble Boy


2010-2015

2010-2011
Lonesome Like, Her Big Chance & A Lady of Letters
Moving With the Times
1984
Out of Order
Never the Sinner
 
2011-2012
Men of the World
The Glee Club
Killers
Harvey
Blackadder

2012-2013
The Little Grimley Trilogy
Return to the Forbidden Planet
Calendar Girls
Dead Guilty
It Runs in the Family

2013-2014
The Weir
The Weekend
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Macbeth
The Steamie

2014-2015
A Taste of Honey
November Double Bill
Damages
Bus Stop
An Experiment With An Air Pump


2015-2020

2015-2016
Brassed Off
The Bright and Bold Design
Up 'n' Under
A Slice of Saturday Night
Skylight

2016-2017
Heroes
The Nativity