Bouncers & Shakers

By Jane Thornton & John Godber

The original versions of John Godber and Jane Thornton’s classic comedies come together in one hilarious play. 

Bursting with imagination and wit, the four brutish bouncers of the title portray over twenty different characters as we are invited for a night out on the town. 


Every town has its local trendy cocktail bar and we are given a wickedly funny glimpse of this world by the four long-suffering waitresses who work there.  A hilarious view of the reality which lurks behind the plastic palms and the pina coladas.  

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Four  lovers arguing among themselves.  A crew of over-keen mechanicals trying, without much success, to produce a play fit for a king.  One very mischievous sprite determined to cause havoc.  This is the plot played out against, love, fairies, magic and a donkey! What more could you ask for in this favourite Shakespeare comedy. 

Factory Fest

The festival season comes to the NWTAC Theatre. Take all the best bits of an outdoor concerts and bring them inside where you won’t need your wellies.   Featuring some of the best performances from previous years in a fantastic musical revue.


Hairspray, winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs and it's all on your doorstep this July.

It's 1962, in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire; to dance on the popular Corny Collins TV Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do’!

High School Musical

It's the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock Troy discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical, led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the "status quo," Troy and Gabriella's alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well.

North West Theatre Arts Company Ltd,

270a Lightbowne Road, Manchester, M40 5HQ

Registered in England
Company Number 8472346

t: 0161 207 1617


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