13 - 29 April 2017
An Oldham Coliseum Theatre Production
Spring and Port Wine
A comedy inspired by the great Lancashire comedies like Hobson's Choice and Hindle Wakes...
The Crompton family is at war. It's Rafe Crompton, a tyrannical father who is the embodiment of Victorian values, versus his four children with very different ideas. They're desperate to be part of the sixties as the decade begins to swing around them.
As tensions simmer, Mrs Daisy Crompton uses all her wiles to keep the family together. If that includes fiddling the housekeeping money when someone's short of a bob or two, then so be it. Secrets are coming out of the woodwork fast and furious.
Funny and moving, Spring and Port Wine is as resonant today as when written in 1959.
Bolton playwright Bill Naughton crafted some of most loved stories of the post-war period including Alfie and All In Good Time - filmed as The Family Way.
Act One - 47 minutes
Act Two - 1 hour
Interval - 20 minutes
Save Money with a Coliseum Season Ticket
This production is part of the Coliseum's season ticket offer - Four plays for just £68 or less. Contact the Box Office for more information on 0161 624 2829.
Full price: £14.50 - £22.50
Concessions: £14.50 – £20.50
Get In! Under 26: £6 (limited tickets available)
Concessionary rates are available to retired patrons over 65, full-time students, registered unemployed people and eligible people with a disability. Proof of ID is required when buying or picking up tickets. Only one discount per ticket.
If you feel you are entitled to a concession due to a disability or have specific access requirements please contact the Box Office directly on 0161 624 2829 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your visit to the Coliseum.
Groups of 10 + get £3 off full price evening ticket (£19.50)
Groups of 25+ get £5 off full price evening ticket (£17.50) with free programme for group organiser
Saturday 15 April, 7.30pm
Meet the Cast
Thursday 20 April (after the show)
Audio Described Performance
Saturday 22 April, 2.30pm
Friday 28 April, 7.30pm
Dementia Friendly Performance
Thursday 27 April, 2.30pm
Part of the Season Ticket deal
Directed by Chris Honer
Designed by Foxton
Lighting Designer Douglas Kuhrt
Sound Designer Lorna Munden
Written by Bill Naughton