Updated 2018-2019 Season

The new 2018/2019 season

STUDIO – Stones In His Pockets by Marie Jones

15 to 22 Sept.’18 (may be extended a week)

Director: Mike Rogerson


Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen

27 Oct. to 03 Nov.’18

Director: Mike Brown


STUDIO – Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman

21 to 24 Nov.’18

Director: Victor Hassan


Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

08 to 15 Dec.’18

Director: Mike Bullimore


The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

26 Jan. to 02 Feb.’19

Director: David Quaife


STUDIO – Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel

20 to 23 Feb.’19

Director: John Blunden-Ellis


A View From The Bridge by Arthur Miller

09 to 16 Mar.’19

Director: Nigel Westbrook


Communicating Doors by Alan Ayckbourn

18 to 25 May ’19

Director: Hamish Lawson

Chads Theatre Company Golden Lottery


Chads Theatre Golden Lottery – It’s a gamble, but Chads Theatre wins every time…

Do you want the chance to win £2000 every week whilst supporting Chads Theatre.  We are pleased to announce Chads Golden Lottery in partnership with Stockport County Football club.

For just £1 a week you get 7 numbers entered into the Golden Lottery Draw. It’s a gamble but the good news is Chads wins every time because 50p of your pound will go to Chads redevelopment fund.

There are over 315 cash prizes weekly from £5 to £2000 with a chance to win £10,000 in the annual draw.  You don’t even have to claim your prize as you will be notified directly if you win and the winnings sent automatically to you.

Follow this link http://www.goldbondlotto.com/?ref=StockChads to sign up.

Thank You for your support.




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GMDF Full Length & One Act Festival 206-2017




Chads Theatre Company was proud to have been nominated for the following in the Greater Manchester Drama Federation (GMDF) Full Length Festival 2016-2017:


Best Production – Visiting Mr Green

Best Actor – Mike Brown playing Mr Green – Visiting Mr Green

Best Actress – Melanie Beswick playing Miss Lydia Languish – The Rivals

Best Production – Private Fears in Public Places

Best Director – Derek Slater – Private Fears in Public Places

Best Youth Performance Female – Daisy Jordan playing Roger – Lord of The Flies

Best Supporting Actress – Joan Taylor-Jones playing Nicola – Private Fears in Public Places

Best Actor – Roy Shipton playing Norman Thayer Jnr – On Golden Pond


The GMDF Awards dinner was a wonderful occasion, as it is every year, celebrating drama from theatres all over the Greater Manchester area. Chads were thrilled to have won:


Best Supporting Actor – Steve Berrington playing Dan – Private Fears in Public Places

Technical Award for Lighting and set design – On Golden Pond

Best Supporting Actor – Steve Berrington playing Mr Bob Acres – The Rivals

Best Director – Pam Slater – Visiting Mr Green


In the GMDF One Act Festival, which was hosted at our theatre, we also won:

Best Director – Hamish Lawson – Consequences

Best Actress – Melanie Beswick playing Cilla – Consequences


Also, at Wilmslow One Act Festival we won

Best Production – Consequences


What a fantastic year it was for Chads Theatre! Congratulations and well done to all entrants, nominees and winners.



Theatre exterior photo by © Ian Butterfield www.ians-studio.co.uk

Veronica’s Room




Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin

October 18 to 25 2014

Directed by Victor Hassan

In Ira Levin’s play Veronica’s Room, a young woman, out on a date with a man she has just met, is stopped by an elderly couple and asked to do an unusual favour for them. Are these kindly, soft-spoken people the gentle, caring folk they seem to be, or is something sinister going on? Since the playwright is world-famous for Deathtrap, his Broadway thriller, as well as for the hit movie Rosemary’s Baby, you can bet your bottom dollar there’s dirt under the carpet, not to mention skeletons in the closet – in Veronica’s Room. Nothing is ever quite as it seems to be and you’ll be on the edge of your seat as the heart-stopping story unfolds. Take this as your invitation to enter the strange bygone world within Veronica’s room. A chiller-thriller.


Call the box office now on 0161 428 8712 to get your tickets now.

Ladies’ Day

Ladies' Day by Amanda Whittington



Ladies’ Day by Amanda Whittington

September 6th to 13th 2014

Directed by Maureen Casket

During the redevelopment of Ascot in 2005 the famous ‘Royal Ascot’ meeting was relocated to York. Ladies’ Day is the story of four fish factory workers from Hull – Pearl, Shelley, Linda and Jan. Pearl is leaving to spend more time with her husband – not retiring, as she is keen to point out – and on the spur of the moment she decides to celebrate with an all-girls outing to Ladies’ Day at York. After years of fish-filleting the pals are ready for a spot of filly-fancying, but is Royal Ascot ready for them? The going will be good for this popular comedy. An odds-on winner.

Call the Box Office now to get you tickets on 0161 428 8712

GMDF Winners 2014

And we won! Chads Theatre won four awards at this year’s GMDF Full Length Festival. And the winners are;



Best Actress in lead role HEATHER BOWMAN for Landlady in “TWO

Best Performer under 21 RORY GRAYDON for Jack in “MY BOY JACK

Technical Award CHADS THEATRE “RAILWAY CHILDREN” for the steam train.

Best Actress in Supporting role MARY ELLIS for Elaine in “LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS

GMDF Nominations for Chads Theatre

Well, the 2013/2014 season has come to a close and it’s time for the GMDF (Greater Manchester Drama Federation) nominations to be announced..


.. and Chads Theatre has been nominated for an incredible 11 awards!

In one category, by Brian Lawson (Under 21s performance) all nominees are from Chads, so well done!


G.M.D.F Nominations

2013 – 14




Best Actor in a Lead Role


Anthony Collier                         Alan Turing in Breaking the Code

John Smeathers                        The Male Parts in Two



Best Actress in a Lead Role


Heather Bowman                       The Female Parts in Two



Best Supporting Actor


Roy Shipton                               Mr Perks in The Railway Children



Best Supporting Actress


Mary Ellis                                  Elaine Navazio in Last of the Red Hot Lovers



Under 21 performance Male


Oli Sheard                                Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Jonty Connelly                          Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Rory Graden                             Jack (John) Kipling in My Boy Jack



Under 21 performance Female


Mel Beswick                              Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream





Ingenuity in Set Design for My Boy Jack

For the steam train and railway effects in The Railway Children



A full list of all the nominations can be found on the GMDF website.