Thursday, 17 May 2018

Summer Holiday: Octagon Theatre Bolton and ON A BUS! 31 May-23 June

In a couple of weeks time we'll be heading off to sunny Bolton Interchange for the start of a very different theatrical performance, when we review Summer Holiday.

Rehearsals are well underway and I think the cast with their pretend bus made of chairs is such a wholesome and grin-inducing image it would have been mean not to share...


Showing from Thu 31 May - Sat 23 June, the audience start at the interchange and then get onto an actual bus for the first part of the performance, before travelling to the Octagon Theatre for the second half of the show. I've been on the East Lancs Railway for their Halloween and Christmas specials, but that's the closest I've ever come to anything like this...


Based on the film Summer Holiday, which starred Cliff Richard before he was made of mahogany, the Octagon Theatre's adaptation is their first ever off-site production and although it won't feature The Shadows as supporting cast, it will be full of all of those feel-good tunes I loved to hear every Summer as a child.

We will no doubt be singing along to Livin Doll, The Young Ones and of course, Summer Holiday itself...


This is going to be a performance to bring out the nostalgia and a misplaced sense of longing for 2 TV channels in anyone over 40, and it'll show the young ones you can have fun while singing along to clean lyrics, and probably wearing a shirt...

Summer Holiday will be performing at the Bolton Octagon Theatre, and Bolton Interchange and on a bus from Thu 31 May - Sat 23 June. Tickets cost £27.50 - £18.50 (concessions available). You can find out more and book tickets on the Bolton Octagon website

We'll be visiting to review one of the first performances - keep an eye out for my review...


1 comment:

  1. This looks so much fun and a great thing to do x

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