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Drama Thursday 18 April - Saturday 4 May

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre production

“This is a quietly – but utterly – magnificent piece of writing. Be a visitor to it.” ★★★★★ Evening Standard

In a rural farmhouse, a family is falling apart. Stephen can’t afford to put his mother into care; Arthur can’t afford to stop working and look after his wife.

When a young stranger with blue hair moves in to care for Edie as her mind unravels, the entire family are forced to question what the future holds and who gets to choose how they live their lives.

Visitors was Barney Norris’s first full length work for stage and premiered at The Arcola Theatre, London in 2014, winning the Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and Best New Play at the Off West End Theatre Awards. Tender, acute and wryly funny, Visitors is a story about ageing, care and families, but most of all an ode to life-long love.

Full: £17 - £23.50
Concs: £17 - £21.50
Under 26: £7 (limited availability)

Audio Described: Wednesday 1 May, 7.30pm
BSL: Friday 26 April, 7.30pm
Meet The Cast: Thursday 25 April
Saver Performance: Thursday 18 & Saturday 20 April, 7.30pm

Production Information:

Directed by Chris Lawson

Designed by Sammy Dowson

Lighting Designer Jason Taylor

Sound Designer Gerry Marsden

Written by Barney Norris

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“Sensitive revival of Barney Norris’ lovingly crafted exploration of enduring love and difficult realities of old age" - The Stage

“It's a sweet, sad couple of hours that doesn't put the world to rights, but makes you feel a bit better about it.” - Theatre Reviews North

“A highly entertaining as well as moving play delivered with skill and sensitivity” - The Oldham Times


Liz Crowther
Kitty Douglas
Robin Herford
Ben Porter