Chorley Little Theatre

Chorley Little Theatre
Dole Lane, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 2RL
  • Telephone 01257 264362
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  • Website www.chorleylittletheatre.com
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Chorley Little Theatre

The theatre originally opened as Chorley's first electric cinema, back in 1910. However, since 1960, the venue has been owned and operated by am dram society CADOS, who present at least six productions per season.

As well as shows by CADOS and the award-winning Chorley Youth Theatre, Chorley Little Theatre has been host to comedy, theatre and musicals over the years.

The theatre seats 236 and boasts a state-of-the-art sound system. There's also the Empire Bar inhouse to quench pre-show thirst.

Events at this venue

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Andy Parsons

“Cracking adlibbing….a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain” THE GUARDIAN “Potent live performer…..can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” THE TIMES Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War…

Thu 25 May

Sold out / 01257 264362

Andy Parsons: Peak Bullsh*t

You'll know him best from Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, but this is Parsons' latest stand-up show. Can he really promise peak bullshit? Come along and find out.

Thu 25 May

Andy Zaltzman: Plan Z

One half of the satirical podcast The Bugle is back with a show encompassing national identity, hope, fear and live action democracy.

Wed 17 May

£11–£13.20 / 01257 264362

Arrival

  • 5 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 116 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Cast: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tzi Ma, Mark O'Brien
  • UK release: 10 November 2016

When 12 granite pod-like spaceships land on Earth, linguistic expert Dr Louise Banks (Adams) is recruited to try to communicate with their owners. Powerful, intelligent and profound sci-fi, with assured direction, impressive but restrained effects and anchored by a mesmerising performance from Adams as the brave…

Sun 2 Apr

£5 / 01257 264362

The Complete Works Of Shakespeare (abridged)

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays. Join three madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter. Warning! This show is a…

…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr

Hellzapoppin'

  • 1941
  • US
  • 84 min
  • Directed by: HC Potter
  • Cast: Ole Olsen, Chic Johnson, Martha Raye

Manic musical comedy based on a notoriously anarchic Broadway show; a rom-com plot was grafted on to make the movie more palatable, but the fourth wall is still in pieces (at one point, comedians Olsen and Johnson pick a fight with the projectionist) and its combination of insane comedy and medium awareness went on to…

Thu 4 May

The Houghton Weavers At Christmas

The Houghton Weavers are an English folk music band formed in 1975 in Westhoughton, Bolton, Greater Manchester. Their experience in the business together with their style and professionalism guarantees a wonderful evening of song and humour, which as their motto says, will always "KEEP FOLK SMILING"

Into The Woods (Chorley Youth Theatre)

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by James Lapine A Tony Award winning musical in which characters from classic fairytales meet up and embark on journeys together, all tied together by a childless baker, his wife and a wicked witch. Cinderella goes to the ball, Jack climbs the beanstalk, Little Red…

Wed 12 Jul

£8.80 (Children £6.60; Family £27.50) / 01257 264362

Thu 13 Jul

£8.80 (Children £6.60; Family £27.50) / 01257 264362

Fri 14 Jul

£8.80 (Children £6.60; Family £27.50) / 01257 264362

Joel Dommett: LIVE

  • 4 stars

The young comedy star with a cupboard full of accolades and dreadfully modern hair.

Sun 21 May

John Bishop: Winging It

Observational humour from the multi-award winning Liverpudlian stand-up.

Mon 3 Apr

Tue 4 Apr

Wed 5 Apr

Thu 6 Apr

Love & Friendship

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • Ireland/Netherlands/France/US
  • 92 min
  • U
  • Directed by: Whit Stillman
  • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry

Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) is penniless, selfish and keen to marry off her nelfected daughter to the nearest wealthy dolt, but she's also smart, witty and beautiful. Stillman gives a wickedly droll adaptation of Jane Austen's short novel, choicely acted by the whole ensemble.

Sun 30 Apr

Manford's Comedy Club

Jason Manford's comedy clubs, which can be found all across the country, were devised by the stand-up himself after realising that, for some reason, comedy was further down on the 'to do' list for a night out then ten-pin bowling. Aimed at showcasing truly good comedian who are working the circuit, it's all about…

Matt Forde

Following the UK’s most important referendum until the next one, Matt Forde celebrates why it’s great/awful that we’re in/out of the EU/UK/NATO/whatever the hell happens next. Star of his own show on Dave As seen on The Royal Variety Performance 2015 (ITV), Have I Got News For You (BBC One), Mock the Week (BBC Two…

Sat 11 Nov

£16.50 / 01257 264362

Matt Richardson

A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange. Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy. From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, ghost hunting with Craig Revel Horwood and having his phone…

Sun 24 Sep

Moana

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 103 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Cast: Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Temuera Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Rachel House, Jemaine Clement, Alan Tudyk
  • UK release: 2 December 2016

Moana (Carvalho) is a plucky Polynesian girl who revives the voyaging tradition of her island tribe, with the help of buffoonish demigod Maui (Johnson, exuberantly sending himself up.) The unabashed positivity is pure Disney but Bush's zingy screenplay satirises the studio's princess obsession and there's a refreshing…

Thu 13 Apr

£3 / 01257 264362

A Monster Calls

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • Spain/UK/US
  • 108 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JA Bayona
  • Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson
  • UK release: 6 January 2016

Twelve year old Conor (MacDougall) has a mother (Jones) who's battling cancer and a father (Kebbell) who's walked out; then a yew-tree-shaped monster with Neeson's voice comes into his life. Coming-of-age tearjerker with a sometimes thin story, but fine performances from Jones and MacDougall.

Sun 28 May

National Theatre Live: Angels In America, Part 1 Millennium Approaches

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, War Horse).

National Theatre Live: Obsession

  • 2017
  • UK
  • Directed by: Ivo van Hove
  • Cast: Jude Law

Stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film broadcast live from the Barbican Theatre. Jude Law stars as Gino, whose fiery affair with Giovanna leads to a murder plot which threatens to tear them apart.

National Theatre Live: Peter Pan

  • 2017
  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • UK release: 10 June 2017

Sally Cookson directs this co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre about the boy who never grew up.

National Theatre Live: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard's situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux's new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard's name overnight.

National Theatre Live: Salome

  • 2017

This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. Director Yaël Farber draws on multiple accounts to create this urgent, hypnotic production.

National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

  • 2017

Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity.

National Theatre Live: Yerma

Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s masterpiece.

One Man, Two Guvnors (cados)

Written by Richard Bean, based on a play by Carlo Goldoni Directed by Sean Duxbury One of the funniest plays to emerge in recent years, this is set in 1960s Brighton where socially naive Francis Henshall ends up being employed by two men: a local gangster, and an upper-class criminal. While he tries to keep these…

Mon 24 Apr

Tue 25 Apr

Wed 26 Apr

…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr

Our House

CADOS presents the jukebox musical based on the songs of Madness.

Mon 12 Jun

£11 / 01257 264362

Tue 13 Jun

£11 / 01257 264362

Wed 14 Jun

£11 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 17 Jun

Phil Wang

Winner of the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian Of The Year Award and Comedy Central Live Funniest Student Award 2011. Phil has appeared on The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2) and was featured on BBC Three At The Fringe in 2011. He's a regular on Matt Forde Unspun (Dave), Jack Dee's Help Desk (BBC2) and Have I Got News…

Fri 3 Nov

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Rob Rouse

He's married, has two kids, a dog and an eye-watering mortgage, (is in debt) in these times of austerity and uncertainty, but remains resolute that a career in unpredictable world of comedy was absolutely the right way to go. (It's far too late to try something else now.) Rob takes this trademark comedic storytelling…

Fri 31 Mar

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Rob Rouse: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

The stand-up contemplates his adult life, which chiefly involves becoming a father and owning uncontrollable pets.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Antony & Cleopatra

Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Julius Caesar

  • 2017

Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control.

Royal Shakespeare Company: Titus Andronicus

  • 2017

The decay of Rome reaches violent depths in Shakespeare’s most bloody play. Blanche McIntyre returns to the RSC to direct Shakespeare’s brutal revenge tragedy after her debut directing The Two Noble Kinsmen (2016).

Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting…

Sun 25 Feb 2018

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Chorley Empire Community Cinema USA 1954 102m Cert U Directed by Stanley Donen Starring Howard Keel, Russ Tamblyn MGM’s classic movie musical in which a group of farmers decide they want a wife

The Swing Commanders

Let the multi-talented Swing Commanders take you back in time for a special evening of Swing classics with a champagne sparkle at Chorley Little Theatre. They really are the cats with the cream of Thirties, Forties and Fifties classics, so just sit back and sample the sweet swing sensation that is - The Swing Commanders!

Sun 5 Nov

A United Kingdom

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US / UK / Czech Republic
  • 111 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Amma Asante
  • Cast: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
  • UK release: 25 November 2016

In post-war London, Ruth (Pike) and black law student Seretse (Oyelowo) fall in love; the thing is, he's first in line to the throne of Bechuanaland (today's Botswana). Based on a true story; Pike and Oyelowo bring a warm human touch to this sentimental but well-crafted history lesson.

Sun 14 May

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