FRESH from celebrating big wins at the recent Greater Manchester Drama Awards, members of Tyldesley Little Theatre have announced their playbill for the coming season.
Two productions, ‘Dead Guilty’, directed by Paul Ward, and ‘Robinson Crusoe & The Pirates’, directed by Ian Taylor, managed to produce a fantastic nine nominations and five wins between them – the overall victories being the Lowry Trophy Best Production Runner-Up, Joyce Elder as Best Supporting Actress and Paul Ward as Best Director for ‘Dead Guilty’ and Best Costume & Design and Rosie Hynes for Best Choreography for ‘Robinson Crusoe’.
And since the success came from a thriller and a panto, it comes as no surprise that the first two shows of the new season will be … a thriller and a panto!
The classic ‘And Then There Were None’ runs from October 4 to 8, and is directed by Ian Taylor. Next is ‘Cinderella’ by Alan P Frayn, running from December 3 to 10, excluding Monday & Thursday. TLT’s chairperson Jenny Whur bravely steps into the breach as the society’s sixth panto director. January 31 to February 4 2010 brings ‘Caramba’s Revenge’ when one of four elderly ladies dies, the others continue enjoying her pension.
In 2012, you can see ‘The Reunion’ by Peter Gordon, ‘Last Tango in Little Grimley’ and ‘Building Blocks’. Information on tickets and details of all TLT productions are available from the usual Box Office number 01204 655619 or 01942 886908, or via the website: www.tlt.org.uk