Sunday 18th September
The Victorian Court Room
Doors open 7.30PM Show Starts 8.00PM
No Admittance after 8.00PM
The Germans arrive in the Prisoner of War Camp in Leigh during World War One, injured local boys and girls are being cared for at the Military Hospital at Haigh Hall, zeppelin bombs are dropped on Wigan and girls are now working in factories whilst men are away fighting at the front. Family conflict, young romance and the impact of the zeppelin bomb create both humour and moving drama.
On the Go Theatre Company grew from a group for the over 50's who were encouraged to develop their artistic writing and performance skills at Bolton Octogan Theatre. They explore all kinds of theatre, including themes affecting the lives of local people of all generations, with a particular passion for plays based on local history and fact.
Other plays include; ‘Saint or Sinner’ about the life of Edith Rugby, the suffragette who burnt down Lord Leverhulme's bungalow to highlight the cause of women and the fight for the right to vote and ‘Cotton Queen’ about life in the Lancashire Cotton Mill in the 1930’s and the annual event of the crowned Cotton Queen.
Watch this space for future productions!