Theatre to be scene of War story

GUIDE Bridge Theatre will see War break out – but there was no damage.

For the Audenshaw venue welcomes classic tale War of the Worlds on its stage.

The Don’t Go Into The Cellar company has restored the story to its authentic Victorian setting and Jonathan Goodwin has scripted and will deliver a one-man performance.

Chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, yet mankind finds itself on the brink of extinction when aggressive creatures from that remote planet land on Earth.

And theatregoers will see an award winner in action as Jonathan is this year’s winner of The Hamilton Deane Award from The Dracula Society, whose former winners include Mark Gatiss and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Don’t Go Into The Cellar has been visiting Guide Bridge Theatre, on Audenshaw Road, for several years now with their various shows and a theatre spokesman said: “This is one not to be missed.”

While Thursday, February 23 sees one actor take to the stage at 7.30pm, people who fancy a go can take part in new Rehearsed Readings events.

A new Friday night event, starting on March 3, will provide the perfect opportunity for new and returning people who fancy “having a go” at performing but feel that learning lines and appearing onstage may be a step too far.

For one act plays The Mozart Man – which begins with the darker side of life as a husband and wife have a difficult problem to solve – and Cruise Missile – set on a Caribbean cruise of a lifetime with Janet looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday meeting Goldie, who is looking for some excitement – will be run through in an informal setting.

*TICKETS for War of the Worlds cost £12, while Rehearsed Readings costs just £5. Advance booking is essential, however, so organisers can meet catering needs.

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