'Pests' is a production by 12MilesNorth.
25th - 29th of June
(3pm Matinee - 29th June)
Running Time: 1 hour 20 mins approx.
Age Restriction: 14+
Scenes of heavy drug use and reference to rape.
‘There is always a choice. It’s making the right choices that matter. We all understand that areas need to be regenerated. And this area being an area that does. I’ve lived here all my life and want it to look nice and have nice people living in it, but it’s the way they do it.’
The heart-warming, powerful and hilariously funny Tinned Up by Manchester playwright Chris Hoyle (The Newspaper Boy) will be presented on Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s historic Main Stage this September, as part of the Theatre’s Main House Takeover, in a three-night run presented by 53two and MAP Productions.
At Oldham Coliseum
24th - 26th September 7.30pm
Running Time: 110 mins (inc interval)
Full Price £16
Under 26’s £7
A fight. The fight of their lives. One woman and her friends take on the might of the council, giant property developers and wealth. Shirley refuses to leave; to leave her home, her life, her memories, when all around her is empty and ‘tinned up’.
Tinned Up, initially inspired by Salford streets affected by demolitions, follows the story of Shirley Parkin (Karen Henthorn) and her band of merry men and women. Shirley has lived at No.10 Brook Street all her life. She has defied the council for years, refusing to move out of her modest two-up-two-down terrace, her home. The clock is ticking; will she be forced to leave behind her memories and forget her past, to make way for the developers? Shirley is joined by Beryl, her foul-mouthed friend, Joy, an unhappy single mother and Daz, the local stoner, as they campaign alongside her to keep their local area from the cold grasp of profit-hungry developers.
From writer Chris Hoyle and director Simon Naylor, who previously worked together on the critically acclaimed The Newspaper Boy, this beautiful piece set in the North West of England is presented by 53two & MAP Productions as they too fight to find themselves a new home in the ever-growing Greater Manchester.