The Criterion Theatre


In the Bar
4th February from 10:00 to 12:00
In the Auditorium and Bar
25th February from 19:00 to 23:00
In the Bar
4th March from 10:00 to 12:00
In the Bar
8th March from 19:30 to 22:00


10th January
30th November


It's your road an' all

Jan 28th to Feb 4th 2017

A play by Jim Cartwright

Set during one night on a Lancashire road in the 1980's, 'Road' is a play that deals with very real issues, sometimes with a comedic touch, delving into the lives of people on the poverty line. Think Mike Leigh meets 'Shameless'.

To quote Gennie, one of the directors: "It in turns makes you laugh, sad, angry and weary to the fact that we're here again. It resonates with today's media portrayal of 'benefit scroungers'. A portrayal of the poverty trap, how easy it is it to fall into it and how hard it is to climb back out: it shows the hopelessness of some, but in others the determination to live on."

The play has become a classic text in Drama Colleges throughout the country owing to its compelling characterisations and the opportunities for bravura performances, but it deserves a wider audience, especially in today's political climate.

Suitable for adult audiences only, it is an entertaining and thought-provoking piece.


There will be smoking on stage under The Smoke-free (Exemptions and Vehicles) Regulations 2007.

This production contains extremely strong language.

Coming Soon

Mark Hayhurst
Main House
Mar 18th to 25th
David Almond
Main House
May 6th to 13th

Just Finished

Matt Harvey & Thomas Hewitt Jones
Main House
Dec 3rd to 10th