Oldham’s live@thelibrary programme is back with something for all tastes and ages.
Now in its eleventh season it is celebrating comedy legends and comedy TV shows through various performances with another Sitcom Festival.
Next Page Production’s show Funny Girls takes place on Tuesday 9 July features two national treasures, Victoria Wood and Joan Sims.
For aspiring comedy writers there is a ‘How to Write a Sitcom’ workshop with comedic writer Jenny Roche on Thursday 11 July.
On Friday 12 July John Hewer gives an interactive talk about the classic Carry On films, followed by a celebration of Last of the Summer Wine.
There are loads of activities for kids including The Flying Baths on Saturday 11 May, a story about a bunch of mischievous bath toys who go on an adventure.
Mole and Gecko create their interactive rap show with their weasel who has a biscuit problem, (yes, a biscuit problem!), on Wednesday 29 May at 12noon and 2pm – for ages 5+.
Little explorers can join Quinn on her journey to navigate round the supermarket for the show Adventure on Aisle 3! on Saturday 1 and Wednesday 5 June.
The Riot Act features a performance about the tragic Peterloo Massacre on Saturday 1 and 5 June.
For lovers of French Cinema there are two shows Un Prohete on Thursday 2 May and Les Choristes on Thursday 4 July, shown in French with English subtitles.
Booking is essential for all events including those without a charge. For times and locations for all of the shows, visit the live@thelibrary website.
Children under 12 months are free and accompanying adults must book a ticket to attend children’s performances.
Oldham Library is located on Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL (attached to Gallery Oldham).
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