Lyceum Theatre Oldham new season takes you around the world

Lyceum Theatre Oldham has a reputation for reviving little-known classics and breathing life into old favourites.

The 2019-20 season at the town’s oldest theatre takes you around the world and, with all tickets £9 each or season tickets £40 for five shows, this Brexit-busting season will keep everyone happy.

The season opens close to home with MR WONDERFUL (September 20-28). James Robson’s poignant comedy about one supposedly vulnerable woman’s attempts to find her perfect man tells of the revenge she wreaks when it all goes wrong.

Then it’s off to the tropics for a pre-Christmas treat. MY THREE ANGELS (November 22-30) charts the story of a family in crisis in French Guiana.

Hopeless storekeeper Felix Dulay is on the edge of destitution on Christmas Eve and his only hope is unlikely guardian angels in the shape of three convicts wanting to do good.

2020 opens with a cracker of a comedy from the master of New York one-liners, Neil Simon. THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE (January 31 – February 8) sees economic meltdown and urban angst take centre stage when Mel experiences a mental breakdown after a series of unfortunate life incidents. Doesn’t sound like a comedy? In the hands of Simon, it’s perfect!

Head over to Ireland next. Hugh Leonard’s A LIFE (March 27 – April 4) slips between the 1970s and 1930s as protagonist Drumm reflects on a life that’s not been well lived. This type of bittersweet comedy is always handled sensitively by the Lyceum.

The season’s final destination is Portugal for a fantastic, comic romp around a timeshare villa thanks to the masters of farce Michael Pertwee and John Chapman.

HOLIDAY SNAP (May 29 – June 6) follows ex-pat Commander Chittenden, who is completely oblivious to the double-bookings, mistaken identities and other goings-on in his holiday villa. It’s a perfect place to touch down after a season travelling round the world.

Season tickets go on sale on Monday, August 5. Public booking for individual shows opens on Monday, August 26.

Lyceum productions often sell out so book early to avoid disappointment.

To buy season tickets, go to the website lyceumtheatre.org.ukand download a booking form.

Tickets are also available from the Box Office:  0161 628 2118 (Mondays-Fridays 9am – 7pm and Saturdays 9am – 5pm). Booking fees apply.

Find the Lyceum Theatre Oldham at 95 Union Street, Oldham, OL1 1QG

 

Lyceum Theatre Oldham presents:

Mr Wonderful by James Robson
September 20-28, 7.30pm (no performance Sunday, September 22)
All Tickets: £9

My Three Angels by Sam & Bella Spewack & Albert Husson
November 22 – 30,7.30pm (no performance Sunday, November 24)
All Tickets: £9

The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon
January 31 – February 8, 7.30pm (no performance Sunday 2 February)
All Tickets: £9

A Life by Hugh Leonard
March 27 – April 4, 7.30pm (no performance Sunday, March 29)
All Tickets: £9

Holiday Snap by Michael Pertwee & John Chapman
May 29 – June 6,7.30pm (no performance Sunday, May 31)
All Tickets: £9.

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