Octagon Theatre Bolton presents
By Sarah McDonald Hughes & Curtis Cole

Celebrating new and original writing for the stage.

A new play about childhood, responsibility and control.

Sherbet is the story of Jade and Nathan who are raised in Moss Side by their addict mother. After the death of their infant brother, the siblings are thrown into the unknown world of the care system. Spanning almost thirty years, we watch them slowly unfold and finally come to terms with the events surrounding their brother’s death.

As well as writing the winning play, Sarah McDonald Hughes and Curtis Cole will also be performing in the roles of brother and sister Jade and Nathan.

Selected from hundreds of submissions for the Octagon’s National Prize, this powerful new duologue will be performed for the first time in our Studio Theatre

Sarah recently won a 2018 Writer’s Guild Award for her play How To Be A Kid.

Curtis’ play Climbing Snakes was shortlisted for the 2011 Bruntwood Award.

Supported by Frank and Elizabeth Brenan.


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Age guide

14+ - contains strong language, adult content and smoking 

Post Show Talks

Thu 1 & Thu 8 March (free)

Investigate Day

Sat 10 March (Tickets £17 including matinee)


Curtis Cole

Curtis Cole

Sarah McDonald Hughes

Sarah McDonald Hughes

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