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Comedy, Drama 6 - 21 October 2017

An Oldham Coliseum production
Up 'N' Under

From the writer of Teechers, Bouncers and April In Paris.

This riotously funny play brings the fanatical world of amateur rugby league up, close and personal.

The Cobblers Arms has never once been beaten in Castleford’s Amateur Rugby League Seven-A-Side Tournament.  But Arthur Hoyle thinks he can change the Cobblers’ winning streak with a new crack team of players. In fact, he stakes his house on it a bet with the local Mister Big, Reg Welsh. Trouble is Arthur’s team is more cracked than crack….

There’s just six actors and a rugby ball, and as much ballet as ball-game, in our staging of John Godber’s comedy classic which will have audiences cheering with every try.

Loved by audiences and critics alike, the comedy won the Olivier Comedy of the Year Award in 1984 and gets a timely revival here.

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: £15 - £22.50
Concessions: £15 – £20.50
Get In! Under 26: £7 (limited tickets available)

Concessionary rates are available to retired patrons over 65, full-time students, and registered unemployed people. Proof of ID is required when buying or picking up tickets. Only one discount per ticket.

If you 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 organiser

Audio Described Performance
Thursday 12 October, 7.30pm

BSL Performance
Friday 20 October, 7.30pm

Meet the Cast
Thursday 19 October

Saver Performance
Saturday 7 October, 7.30pm

Part of the Season Ticket Deal

Production Information:

Directed by Chris Lawson

Designed by Foxton

Lighting Designer Jason Taylor

Sound Designer Keiran Meadowcroft

Written by John Godber

Choreographer Beverley Edmunds

Choreographer Beverley Edmunds

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"Fast, furious and very funny, this production of Up’n’Under hits home like the joy of seeing your team score right under the posts. It’s well worth joining the scrum to try and get a ticket." - The Reviews Hub

"A joy to watch and clearly an audience favourite as people left crying with laughter." - North West End

"Roundly recommended" - Manchester Theatre Awards


Matt Connor
Phil Hopley
Richard J Fletcher
Richard J Fletcher
Steve Edwards / Reg Welsh
Jeffrey Harmer
Arthur Hoyle
Anthony Hunt
Frank Rowley
Lauryn Redding
Hazel Scott
Reece Richardson
Tony Burtoft