Lyceum Theatre Oldham ended its 2015/16 Season on a high this weekend, winning three prestigious GMDF (Greater Manchester Drama Festival) Awards following four sell-out productions. This Season, they will challenge and excite audiences with some lesser known classics with a twist.
The Season opens with Yasmina Reza’s razor-sharp comedy THE GOD OF CARNAGE (9 – 17 September 2016). Two civilised couples discuss a playground fight between their sons and themselves descend into chaos.
In November, you can celebrate Christmas early with Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious twist on the passing of a spouse in LIFE & BETH (11 – 19 November 2016).
2017 starts with a wonderful tale, most often recognised as a powerful film. Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS (3 – 11 February 2017) combines the everyday world of an American beauty salon with the poignant personal experiences of the remarkable women who go there.
BLACK CHIFFON (31 March – 8 April 2017) was written in 1949 and is still relevant today, telling the story of a mother planning her son’s wedding, this is a psychological drama exploring her relationships and fragile mental state.
The Season ends with hilarity when THE FARNDALE AVENUE HOUSING ESTATE TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD DRAMATIC SOCIETY’S PRODUCTION OF ‘MACBETH’ (2 – 10 June 2017) creates mayhem as they inadvertently turn Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy into a comedy.
These awards and the sell-out success of the 2015/16 Season mean LTO expect a rise in Season Tickets which have just gone on sale and cost only £6.50 per ticket, saving £1.50 on full price seats. Tickets for individual productions go on sale on 15 August. To buy Season Tickets, go to the website (lyceumtheatre.org.uk) and download a booking form.