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.

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

  • 2016
  • UK
  • 91 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mandie Fletcher
  • Cast: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Celia Imrie, Kate Moss
  • UK release: 2 July 2016

Eddy (Saunders) and Patsy (Lumley) are forced to go on the run after they accidentally kill Kate Moss. Well, you would.

Amadeus (ntlive)

Live from the National Theatre on to our cinema screen. Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang…

Thu 2 Feb 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

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 2017

Andy Zaltzman: Satirist For Hire

Political satire from the writer and radio regular.

Wed 17 May 2017

Carl Hutchinson: The Fixer

The Manchester-based stand-up, who has supported Chris Ramsey on tour, looks at life's petty annoyances, from social media to unwanted advice. His latest set of broadsides - against people who advise you to put your wet phone in a bag of rice, for instance - may not do much to set the world to rights, but it's very funny.

Fri 3 Feb 2017

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Cleopatra: CADOS Panto

The teenage Princess Cleopatra is living a happy life in Ancient Egypt, preparing for when she will take over as ruler of the magnificent country. But a pair of bumbling explorers spoil the plans by accidentally releasing an ancient enemy who has plans for revenge and wants to rule Egypt himself! Soon, Cleopatra and…

Sat 10 Dec

Sun 11 Dec

Mon 12 Dec

…and 5 more dates until 17 Dec

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…

Mon 24 Apr 2017

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Wed 26 Apr 2017

…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr 2017

The Complete Works Of Shakespeare - Abridged (Cados)

Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield Directed by Sean Duxbury 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…

…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr 2017

Dave Spikey

The writer and co-star of Phoenix Nights returns with a work-in-progress show for his brand-new tour. The show is titled "Juggling on a Motorbike" after the routine which won him the national talent show "Stairway To The Stars" in 1987 and led to him abandoning his job as a Biomedical Scientist for the NHS. With new…

Thu 9 Feb 2017

£15 / 01257 264362

Fri 10 Feb 2017

£15 / 01257 264362

Dave Spikey (Work In Progress)

The writer and co-star of Phoenix Nights returns with a work-in-progress show for his brand-new tour.

Thu 9 Feb 2017

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Doug Perkins And The Spectaculars

Taking inspiration from the pioneers of Rock 'n' Roll this band is an authentic, four piece, Rock 'n' Roll/Rockabilly band from the North West. Recreating the sound of the 1950's they emulate the greats from Presley to Perkins and Cochran to Cash. Harking back to a time when the size of the…

Hedda Gabler (ntlive)

Live from the National Theatre on to our cinema screen. I've no talent for life. Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free… Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see…

Thu 9 Mar 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

The Houghton Weavers

Folk music suffused with comedy.

Wed 28 Dec

I, Daniel Blake

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 100 min
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty…

Sun 8 Jan 2017

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…

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Joel Dommett

Fresh from his hugely memorable performance on 2016’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, one of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his solo show, *Joel Dommett: LIVE. *Catch the star of *Sky1s Bring The Noise *as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.

Sun 21 May 2017

£10–£15 / 01257 264362

Kindertransport (Cados)

Written by Diane Samuels Directed by David Reid Set during World War II, this play is based on real-life stories of Jewish children given safe passge to the UK from Germany and Austria. It focuses on Eva, daughter of Helga and Earnest, who arrives in Manchester to live with Lil, an unemployed mother-of-one. Faced…

Mon 27 Feb 2017

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Wed 1 Mar 2017

…and 3 more dates until 4 Mar 2017

Lee Hurst: Comedy Show No 9

Stand-up comedy show from the veteran Londoner.

Thu 23 Mar 2017

Lee Nelson: Suited and Booted

Lee Nelson, the creation of comedian Simon Brodkin, is the chavvy catch-phrase monger whose Well Good Show has become a BBC3 hit. Now the South London geeza takes his banter to the live stage where it all works best. Brodkin has appeared as Nelson in a host of TV programmes including Al Murray's sketch show Al Murray's…

Sat 11 Feb 2017

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…

Sat 4 Feb 2017

Sat 11 Mar 2017

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Mark Thomas: The Red Shed

Lakin McCarthy and Mark Thomas In association with West Yorkshire Playhouse Mark Thomas: The Red Shed Directed by Joe Douglas The Stage Special Award 2016 (The Red Shed) Scotsman Fringe First winner – 2016 (The Red Shed) A story of strikes, fights, dinner ladies and commies. Crap beer, great beer…

Sat 18 Mar 2017

National Theatre Live: Amadeus

Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia.

Thu 2 Feb 2017

National Theatre Live: Hedda Gabler

  • 2017

A live screening of Hedda Gabler, directed by Ivo van Hove who directed A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre.

National Theatre Live: No Man’s Land

  • 2016

Pinter's play is brought to life by Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart.

National Theatre Live: Saint Joan

  • 2017

Live broadcast of Saint Joan from the Donmar Warehouse.

Thu 16 Feb 2017

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National Theatre Live: Twelfth Night

  • 2017

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

No Man's Land (ntlive)

Live from the National Theatre on to our cinema screen. Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, broadcast live to cinemas from Wyndham's Theatre, London. One summer's evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a…

Sun 18 Dec

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

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 2017

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Wed 26 Apr 2017

…and 3 more dates until 29 Apr 2017

Our House

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

Mon 12 Jun 2017

£11 / 01257 264362

Tue 13 Jun 2017

£11 / 01257 264362

Wed 14 Jun 2017

£11 / 01257 264362

…and 3 more dates until 17 Jun 2017

Richard Herring: The Best

A 'best of' compilation from the comedian as he picks the best jokes from his last 12 shows.

Sun 5 Feb 2017

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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 2017

£13.20 / 01257 264362

Rob Rouse: Are You Sitting Comfortably?

In this full-length show, engaging stand-up Rob Rouse contemplates his adult life, which chiefly involves becoming a father and owning uncontrollable pets. It's a hilarious journey of enforced introspection from a guy who believes that being middle-aged and having an eye-watering mortgage with an unstable job is the key…

Royal Shakespeare Company: Anthony & Cleopatra

Live theatre from the Royal Shakespeare Company on to our cinema screen. Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent…

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: The Tempest

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in a production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. The play is brought to life with the help of Intel and Andy Serkis' Imaginarium, featuring advanced technology in a bold reimagining of this Shakespearean classic.

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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).

Saint Joan (ntlive)

Live from the National Theatre on to our cinema screen. Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw's classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and…

Thu 16 Feb 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

The Tempest (rsc Live)

Live theatre from Stratford-Upon-Avon beamed directly to Chorley's cinema screen. Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this groundbreaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his…

Wed 11 Jan 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01257 264362

Whiskey In The Jar

The evergreen Irish folk band Whiskey in the Jar return to play Chorley Little Theatre once more with another night of popular folk tunes to celebrate St Patrick's Day. As ever, proceeds from the show will go towards local hospices.

Fri 17 Mar 2017

The Witches (chorley Youth Theatre)

Written by Dave Wood A faithful adaptation of Roald Dah's classic story. While staying at a seaside hotel with his Grandma, young Luke accidentally stumbles across a convention of witches also taking place there. When he overhears plans by the Grand High Witch to turn all children in mice Luke vows to stop them…

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Sat 21 Jan 2017

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