Open from 10am Monday - Saturday
Drama Previous Production: 12 – 22 July 2012

Star – Cross’d

Oldham Coliseum moves into Alexandra Park for the company’s first ever open air theatre production, the World Premiere of Star - Cross’d – Oldham’s very own take on Romeo and Juliet.

Robbie O, a typical tracksuit wearing Oldham lad, and Judy, a beautiful Bengali student of Oldham  College, come from very different backgrounds and live very different lives. When the star-crossed pair meet and fall in love, their relationship is faced with conflict from all sides.

The cast features some Coliseum regulars including Adam Barlow, who you may remember from The Road to Nab End and Kes, and some new faces including stars of CBBC series The Sarah Jane Adventures, Anjli Mohindra and Mina Anwar and Ian Aspinall (Holby City and East is East).

The traditional version of Romeo and Juliet ends in inevitable tragedy - but in Oldham we do things differently. Prepare for a few surprises thanks to the Oldham Theatre Workshop, Delph Brass Band, a variety of dance companies, a sprinkle of magic and a whole lotta love.

This summer extravaganza celebrates the town’s kaleidoscope of cultures and unites diverse groups and organisations under one umbrella.

Star-Cross’d is performed promenade style, moving around Oldham’s beautiful park.


Previous Production: no tickets available

Production Information:

Directed by Kevin Shaw

Designed by Alison Heffernan

Musical Director Dave Bintley

Lighting Designer Mark Alexander and David Martin

Written by Ian Kershaw

Choreographer Beverly Edmunds

Choreographer Beverly Edmunds


" Star-Cross’d is a production with heart, a magically uplifting feast for all the senses. This is the adaptation of Romeo and Juliet I’ve been see." **** - What'

*** - The Guardian

"with its terrific settings, colourful dancing girls, lake deathbed, lantern procession, brass band and other little tricks, you won’t see a more audience-involving show this year." - Oldham Chronicle


Guy Rhys at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Guy Rhys
Anjli Mihindra at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Anjli Mohindra
John Elkington at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
John Elkington
Old Montague and Loz
Matt Connor at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Matt Conor
Sushil Chudasama at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Sushil Chudasama
Parvez and Greg
Adam Barlow at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Adam Barlow
Ian Aspinall at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Ian Aspinall
Mina Anwar at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Mina Anwar
WPC Escalus and Nurse