Live from Worktown are staging a special commemorative performance of "Hovis in Wonderland" in The Forge at 7.30pm on 19th May 2015, as part of their second Live from Worktown poetry and music festival, running between April 28th - May 30th.
"Hovis in Wonderland" celebrates the poems and life of Hovis Presley "the bard of Bolton" and marks the tenth anniversary of the death of this great wordsmith and humourist. Hovis' best-selling collection of poetry 'Poetic off licence', is also being republished and will be launched at this event. Written by his friend and contemporary Dave Morgan, it features many of his best poems, as well as looking into how his life and background inspired him. The play has been broadcast of Radio 4 and has also been performed at several festivals including Lattitude,
Also in support - Chris Kehoe, Bolton Comedian of the Year 2014.
Tickets are £5/£4 conc and available on the door or online at livefromworktown.ticketsource.co.uk
To find out more about this and the many other events happening as part of the festival, please visit livefromworktown.org
The cast for Amanda Whittington's play about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed in Britain, will be:
Director Sandra Simpson says, "Thanks to everyone who auditioned."
Incidentally the next play reading will be on Sunday 26th April at 7pm in the theatre bar, and is the Sheriden comic classic "The Rivals".
If Round Britain Quiz, University Challenge, Mastermind and Pointless are simply too easy for you and you are looking for a challenge for that mighty brain and memory of yours then your search is over! Our quiz night here in Hanover Street is back in its traditional slot on this Friday.
Doors and bar will be open from 7pm and the first round will be fired at 7.30 pm.
Our quiz is made up of 9 rounds with a table round thrown in for good measure. You can make up a team of your friends in advance or simply join one on the night.
Refreshments of the highest quality will be available and our unique trophy will be awarded (briefly) to the winners as well as some truly valuable prizes and admission is STILL ONLY £2 per person, incredible value for money as usual here at BLT!
No need to Book.