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Hindle Wakes

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre and Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Production

"A perfect collaboration between two of our great cotton mill towns."
- Manchester Theatre Awards

"A characteristically meticulous production."
- The Guardian

Mill worker Fanny Hawthorn and mill owner’s son Alan Jeffcote return home from an illicit weekend away together. Their trip is kept secret from disapproving parents and of course Alan’s fiancée Beatrice until a dramatic turn of events exposes their affair. Fanny soon finds herself fighting for her independence in the face of pressures to marry and become an ‘honest woman’.

Set during Wakes Week in Lancashire Hindle Wakes is a funny and compelling rejection of archaic attitudes and champions early female independence. Written in 1910, it was a hugely controversial play and one of the first to have a working class female lead.

Hindle Wakes is witty, charming, humorous and not shy of controversy either, whilst celebrating the early emancipation of women’s rights.


Save Money with a Coliseum Season Ticket

This production is part of the Coliseum's season ticket offer - Four plays for just £58.00 or less. Contact the Box Office for more information on 0161 624 2829.


Full: £11.00 - £19.50
Concs: £11.00 - £17.50
Under 26: £5.00 - limited tickets available

Concessionary rates are available to retired patrons over 60, 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 to discuss your visit to the Coliseum.

Group Discounts

10 - 30 people: £2.00 off each ticket
30+ people: £3.00 off each ticket
Free ticket for the organiser

Post-show Discussion

Find out more about the production after the show on Thursday 30 April (FREE)

Signed and Described Performances:

Audio Described: Tuesday 28 April, 7.30pm
(Please contact the Box Office directly on 0161 624 2829 if you require a headset)

Theatre Works Special

Wednesday 29 April 10.00am – 12.00pm
Join theatre professionals and cast members to explore the play.
Tickets: £5.00

Production Information:

Directed by David Thacker

Written by Stanley Houghton

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"Funny, compelling and extraordinarily authentic." - Manchester Evening News

"Skillful staging, simple design and strong performances make an Edwardian gem sparkle in the gaslight." - The Stage

"The play is unmistakably ‘Northern’ and the cast collectively deliver in authentic Lancastrian dialect, making the most of the humour and comedy at the heart of this funny play. " - Downstage Centre


Anna Wheatley
James Quinn
Nathaniel Jeffcote
Kathy Jamieson
Mrs Hawthorn
Barbara Drennan
Mrs Jeffcote
Colin Connor
Sir Timothy Farrah
Russell Richardson as Mr Briggs in Our Day Out the Musical
Russell Richardson
Christopher Hawthorne
Natasha Davidson
Fanny Hawthorne
Tristan Brooke as Albert Prosser at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Tristan Brooke
Alan Jeffcoate
Sarah Vezmar
Sarah Vezmar