Octagon Theatre Bolton

The Octagon Theatre’s annual celebration of home-grown talent and creativity is back! 

50 entries have been chosen to be performed script in hand by professional actors from over 320 submissions that were received from members of the local community, national and international writers.

Best of Bolton encourages writers of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience to enter poetry, stories and short plays to celebrate Bolton’s rich cultural heritage and the power of the spoken word. 

Take a look at the line up of the selected works and writers below: 

Sat 10 November, 2pm Sat 10 November, 7.30pm
  • Evergreen – Samantha Priestley
  • A Woman Of Syria – Rosie Adamson Clark
  • Be Proud Of Your Past – Colette Wiseman
  • Night In The City - Jacob Lloyd
  • Pausing in Cappy – Bernadette Jordan
  • A Way with Words - Phil Barling
  • Boomers – Dave Burnham
  • Kissing Him Goodbye – Glenda Cooper
  • Each Night – Christopher Moore
  • You And I – Helen Jeffery
  • In for the Count – Margaret Simpson
  • Gone – Frances Ardern
  • Birth – Sheila Hinds
  • y=Me Squared – Claire Eden
  • Moor Combustion – Rebecca Shivji
  • Aspirations – Hilary Walker
  • React – Helen Shenton
  • In Memory of Superman’s Parents – Helen East
  • Flower Power – Linda Ashworth
  • Cold Tea – Beverley Green
  • On A Council Estate – Dave Jones
  • Receding and Revealing – Gaye Gerrard
  • A Knitting Memory – Kathleen Proctor
  • The Hill – Christine Wellings
  • That Girl – Hannah Dolly Kaur Bharaj
  • Pretend – Gillian Popplewell
  • Reflections – Chris Parkinson
  • Drowning – Dorothea Cahan
  • A Trace Of Love - Roy David Cole
  • Looking for the Keys – Paulina Dominguez
  • Wall of Fame – Alexandra Hannant
  • A Mother’s Nature – Nick Maynard
  • Submarine - Christopher Woods
  • The Funeral – Olu Alakija
  • Manchester Wedding – Elaine Patricia Morris
  • Charlie’s Contemplation – Dyan Colclough
  • A Good Heart – Josie Byrne
  • A Walk To The Beach – Avril Finch
  • Death – Catherine Cropper
  • Fond Memories of Burnden Park – Alun Robert
  • Towards The Edge – Angela Wye
  • Mirror Mirror – Scott Davenport
  • The First Win – Vanessa Schofield
  • Who Done It – Nigel Cropper
  • Amazing Grace – Dorothy Snelson
  • Eric Pleats - Jill Pemberton
  • Last One Standing – Kathleen Tomko
  • The Sleep Of The Righteous – Charles Leipart
  • Sundowning – Simon James
  • Boltopia – Ibrahim Ali Ismail

 

 

Additional information

Venue

Bolton Library Lecture Theatre

Tickets

£5 

Concessions

£3 

Tickets

Tickets £5 (£3)