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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.

CT Shows

Smokey Joe's Cafe
Apr
1
to Apr 13

Smokey Joe's Cafe

An irresistible revue of over 30 classic Leiber & Stoller songs from the 50s/60s including Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Poison Ivy, Pearl’s A Singer and Stand By Me. It still holds the record for the longest run by a revue in Broadway history.

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Hamlet
Jun
10
to Jun 22

Hamlet

The most famous play ever written. In a new swift adaptation, The Curtain Theatre is producing (for the first time ever) this story of murder and the impulse for revenge.

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Roleplay
Sep
17
to Sep 29

Roleplay

A young engaged couple are awaiting their prospective in-laws for a dinner party, when a girl on the run seeks sanctuary and stirs up more than the soup. The great Sir Alan’s 2001 sit-com farce (with thrills) is one of his best recent plays.

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The Last Five Years
Jun
11
to Jun 23

The Last Five Years

Winner of the 2002 US Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music & Lyrics, this romantic chamber musical cleverly depicts a relationship from two different viewpoints: Cathy’s story travels back from the end of the marriage, Jamie’s begins at their first meeting and they both meet in the middle. Only premiered in the West End less than two years ago, this is a moving, contemporary, sung play. Click on the headline to read more >>

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The Kitchen Sink
Apr
9
to Apr 21

The Kitchen Sink

In Withernsea, East Yorkshire, Dad’s milk round is curdling, daughter Sophie is too aggressive for ju-jitsu class and son Billy’s obsession with Dolly Parton is more than 9 to 5. Only harassed mum, Kath, can maybe hold the family together. A warm, domestic comedy about coping. Click on the headline to read more >>

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Blithe Spirit
Feb
5
to Feb 17

Blithe Spirit

Our first revival for nearly 40 years of Coward’s famous ghostly comedy. A séance causes marital problems for Charles when his flighty first wife materialises and takes a dislike to his second. One of the most sparkling light comedies ever written. Click on the headline to read more >>

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One-Act Double Bill
Feb
13
to Feb 25

One-Act Double Bill

Two classic short plays by Pinter: The Dumb Waiter, a black comedy about two inept hit-men awaiting instructions and A Kind Of Alaska, a deeply poignant drama about a woman awakening from a long coma-like sleep.

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The Nativity
Nov
22
to Dec 3

The Nativity

Taken from the English Medieval Mystery plays, Harrison’s brilliant Northern-idiom adaptation covers the Creation of the World, the Flood and the birth of Jesus in a gustily lyrical, everyman style.

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Heroes
Sep
12
to Sep 24

Heroes

Sibleyras’ gentle, autumnal comedy is a cross between Last Of The Summer Wine and Waiting For Godot, and it won the Olivier award for Best New Comedy in 2006.

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