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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.

Edward & Eliza – and the Smashing of the Van

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Edward & Eliza – and the Smashing of the Van

18th October 2017 (Based on a true story)

The year is 1867. Edward Brett and his Irish wife, Eliza are struggling to make a living from their small shop. Edward’s brother, a popular policeman, is shot dead during the rescue of two Irish Republican prisoners in Manchester.

A huge upsurge of anti-Irish feeling sweeps the country and three Irishmen are publicly hanged. Edward and Eliza struggle to cope with their personal loss, their loyalty to each other and their different cultural backgrounds.

Written by Eileen Murphy, Directed by Chris Honer (late of the Library Theatre Manchester)

Earlier Event: October 2
Sweet Charity
Later Event: October 20
The Rochdale Literary Festival