See You at the Octagon cast announced

See You at the Octagon cast announced

Pegeen Murphy to star in our opening production

We will be opening our doors later this month for our Warm Up season and are delighted to announce the cast for our opening production.

See You at the Octagon will open our highly anticipated Warm Up season, coming to the stage from Wed 26 May – Tue 15 June.

Bolton based actor, writer and theatre maker Pegeen Murphy will star in this specially commissioned monologue.

Pegeen has an impressive string of theatre credits to her name and is no stranger to the Octagon stage, previously appearing in Cartwright Cabaret in 2018. Her other stage credits include Guess What? as part of Vignettes at Hope Mill Theatre, Life Up ‘Ere for Up Ere Productions and Trollope at Oldham Coliseum.

She was also the recipient of one of our Artist Incubation residencies earlier this year, which provided three local theatre artists with rehearsal space, bursaries and support from the Octagon’s artistic team to develop new work.

See You at the Octagon is a wonderfully heartfelt, funny and moving new one act play by local stage and screen writer Becky Prestwich (One Night in Bolton, Octagon Theatre, Holby City and Doctors BBC One), directed by our Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham.

Inspired by the public responses to our Eight Questions questionnaire, it is a story about the people and the town of Bolton, which draws on memories shared of the past year and hopes for the future.

See You at the Octagon captures the laughs, friendships and overwhelming community spirit that has touched people’s lives and celebrates audiences coming together to experience live theatre.

Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham said: “I’m thrilled to announce that Pegeen will be starring in our opening monologue, See You at the Octagon. I got to know Pegeen through our annual auditions for locally-based actors, and I think she’s the ideal performer to tell this Boltonian story. We are currently in the second week of rehearsals which are going wonderfully – it is a real joy to be back in person in a rehearsal room after so long. I cannot wait for our audiences to see this superb new piece of writing on the Octagon stage, in our reimagined building.”

See You at the Octagon is on from Wed 26 May - Tue 15 June.

Forming part of our Warm Up season, tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on a Pay What You Decide basis, with prices starting from £5. Book tickets here