Tuesday 13th September

The Victorian Court Room 

Doors open 7.30PM Show Starts 8.00PM

No Admittance after 8.00PM

‘Words of War’ – written by Josie Byrne and Kath Bateman of On The Go Theatre Company, produced by Anthea Carpenter Proctor


It’s 1914 and Wigan lads, Len and Billy, are very excited about the prospect of joining up and going to war.  Their families try to remain positive, giving them a cracking send off.  However Len and Billy are about to experience the hardship of war.  Life in the trenches contrasts with life for the families back home.  Expect laughter, tears and a good sing-along. 

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!