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Drama 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.

Running Time
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 to discuss your visit to the Coliseum.

Group Discounts
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

Saver Performance
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

Production Information:

Directed by Chris Honer

Designed by Foxton

Lighting Designer Douglas Kuhrt

Sound Designer Lorna Munden

Written by Bill Naughton

Book Tickets:

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"...humorous, affecting... with the power to linger long in the memory" - The Guardian


Joseph Carter
Joseph Carter
Harold Crompton
Gareth Cassidy
Gareth Cassidy
Lauren Dickenson
Lauren Dickenson
Hilda Crompton
Kate Dobson
Kate Dobson
Florence Crompton
Isabel Ford
Isabel Ford
Betsy Jane
Karen Henthorn
Karen Henthorn
Daisy Crompton
Sam Lupton
Sam Lupton
Wilfred Crompton
James Quinn
James Quinn
Rafe Crompton
Freddy The Cat
The Cat