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FOR anyone who has a little Peter Pan about their character, and has never fully grown up, the new exhibition at Portland Basin Museum should be a real treat.
Toy Box Tales, which opens on Saturday, April 6, looks back at playthings that have entertained children – and older generations – since Victorian times. It offers a chance to step back in time and explore toys and games from the past.
Items on display include books, jigsaws, card and board games, dolls and teddies, as well as much-loved classics ranging from Scalextric, Lego, My Little Pony, Cabbage Patch Dolls, Toy Story and Thunderbirds through to Atari and gaming memorabilia.
There will also be a fun interactive area with lots of games and toys to play with, and a dressing up area for children.
Portland Basin Museum, which is in Portland Place, Ashton, is open 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Sunday. Admission is free. For more information call 0161 343 2873.
  • 06 April 2019 - 29 August 2019
  • Portland Basin
  • Portland Basin

In this brilliantly observed one-woman play, middle-aged Angela attempts to find a new life when husband Max leaves for a younger woman. Using a wonderful mixture of comedy and pathos, she recounts her journey back to happiness. A sell out in 2015, Hayley Johnson returns as Angela (originally played in the West End by Dawn French). Hayley’s previous roles at the theatre include Mrs Robinson (The Graduate), Chris (Calendar Girls), Irene Ruddock (Talking Heads) and Peggy Ollerenshaw (Hi-De-Hi), Rose (Di & Viv & Rose) and Nancy (Nell Gwynn). She also played Nancy in Bryony Lavery’s hard hitting play, Frozen which was seen in Romiley (The Wharf), The Isle of Man (The Gaiety Theatre) and Woking (The Rhoda McGaw Theatre)
14th - 16th March 2019 @ 7.30 pm
Tickets £7 Tel 0161 646 0047
  • 14 March 2019 - 16 March 2019
  • Hyde Festival Theatre
  • Corporation St

Rattle of a Simple Man - Monday 21st to Saturday 26th January 2019
Written by Charles Dyer
Directed by Tony Birch
When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to believe he has found true love.
Booking commences 10th January 19.30 p.m.
Box office 0161 370 7713
  • 21 January 2019 - 26 January 2019
  • Droylsden Little Theatre
  • 7 Castle Close

‘Who Cares?!’ is an original piece of music theatre created by Hearts and Minds Theatre Company that aims to inspire a new generation of carers and a culture of compassion and understanding in Tameside and beyond. It follows the story of Chloe, a girl with and attitude who alongside Dean, an unassuming sci-fi fan, ends up with the bottom of the barrel work experience placement – an elderly care home. Through their journey, this odd pairing fall in love with each other, and more importantly, the act of caring itself.
The Performance will last about an hour.
Tickets are free
Who Cares?!
Presented by Hearts and Minds Theatre Company
Friday November 16th 2018 at 2:00pm
Saturday November 17th 2018 at 3:30pm
Audenshaw Road, Audenshaw, Manchester M34 5HJ
Telephone:0161 330 8078
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  • 16 November 2018 - 17 November 2018
  • Guide Bridge Theatre
  • Audenshaw Road

Fancy yourself as a comedian? Then come and perform your set with us here at Smokies! Fancy a laugh? Book your places to watch our amateur comedians on stage!
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Start Date: 14 Sep 2018
End Date: 14 Sep 2018
Time: 07:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Price: £10.00
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  • 14 September 2018 - 14 September 2018
  • BEST WESTERN Hotel Smokies Park
  • Ashton Road Oldham Manchester OL8 3HX

Summer Theatre 2018
These performances will take place in parks across the borough giving as many people as possible the opportunity to see at least one performance.
Due to the nature and locations of the parks in Tameside we recommend using public transport or walking to these venues if possible as parking can often be very difficult.
The entire series, organised by Tameside Council Cultural Services with the support of Greater Manchester Arts (GMA) has been branded “smoke-free”. This campaign aims to increase the number of healthy, outdoor, smoke-free child and family friendly events. The initiative - supported by Tameside’s public health team - means smokers will be politely asked to not smoke at the performances.
Tuesday 14 August
Circus Sensible
The amazingly chaotic, Circus Sensible, return to Tameside with their unique blend of mayhem and madness.
Why not come along, try something completely different and learn a few circus skills before watching one of the most entertaining performances you are likely to see all summer?
Suitable for age 5+.
Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes
Showtimes: 11.30am & 2.30pm
Hyde Park, SK14 4JX
For more information call 0161 342 4144.
Tuesday 21 August
Cyril the Squirrel
Cyril the Squirrel is an exciting, silly and heart-warming new piece of children’s theatre about diversity, friendship and life in Woody Woody land.
The show journeys through theatre, storytelling, puppetry and clowning… a real family treat.
Suitable for age 3+.
Running Time: Approx. 45 minutes
Showtimes: 11.30am & 2.30pm
Ryecroft Hall Park, Manchester Rd, M34 5ZJ
For more information call 0161 342 4144.
Tuesday 28 August
Pirate Pearl and the Big Blue Monster
Pirate Pearl lives aboard the good ship Mirabel with her crusty old shipmate -grandpa Bert!
One day, Pearl finds a blue monster stowaway…and this one wants his DINNER!
This charming, funny and very playful performance is suitable for everyone. With songs, puppets and live music, this fantastic family show will have you singing along, dancing in the aisles and laughing till your sides split.
 “Great fun!” The Guardian
Suitable for age 3+.
Running Time: Approx. 50 minutes
  • 14 August 2018 - 28 August 2018
  • Tameside Parks

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