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Boy Gets Girl

May 9th - 16th 2015
Theresa's blind date with Tony seems to go well and she agrees to dinner. She has a successful career in New York and it is easi…

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We Will Always Have Paris

June 13th - 20th 2015
Three women of a 'certain age' gravitate to Paris. There's Nancy, a retired headmistress determined to throw off the shackles; A…

Recent News

Hovis in Wonderland

Posted by Gareth on April 26, 2015


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

To find out more about this and the many other events happening as part of the festival, please visit


Cast announced for The Thrill of Love

Posted by Gareth on April 25, 2015

The cast for Amanda Whittington's play about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be executed in Britain, will be:
Peter Scofield
Tara Haywood
Kimberley Riley-Shipperbottom
Kim Armston
Jaqui Brian

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".

Quiz Night Friday 20 March

Posted by Gareth on March 18, 2015

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.

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