Audition dates and times for our new season

An Inspector Calls by JB Priestley

6-13th September 2014 – Directed by Edwina Freeman
Reading – Sunday 13th April, 2pm Audition – Wednesday 16th April & Thursday 1st May 7pm

The Accrington Pals by Peter Whelan

15th – 22nd November 2014 – Directed by Paul Ward.
Reading – Sunday 27th July, 2pm Audition – Wednesday 30th July, 7pm

The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice by David Tristram

17-24th January 2015 – Directed by Dave Eyre
Reading – Thursday 1st May, 7.30pm Audition – Sunday 4th May, 2pm

Player’s Angels by Amanda Whittington

14 – 21st March 2015 – Directed by Sandra Simpson
Reading – Sunday 29th June, 2pm Audition – Thursday 3rd July, 7pm

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

16- 23rd May 2015 – Directed by Matthew James
Reading – Sunday 1st June, 7pm Audition – Thursday 12th June, 7pm


Our new season!

 Find out more about the plays in our 2014/2015 season:


6 – 13 September, An Inspector Calls – JB Priestley

The Birling family are toasting the engagement of their daughter, when the happy occasion is suddenly and unexpectedly interrupted by the arrival of a stranger at the door. An Inspector has called to investigate the tragic death of a young woman. A suicide, or so it would seem…

As the mysterious Inspector Goole interrogates each member of this affluent family he uncovers their connections to this tragic young woman’s death.

Stripping away layer upon layer of deceit he exposes the lies that infect this seemingly respectable family to reveal the deeply entrenched hypocrisy at the heart of Edwardian society.

An Inspector Calls is J.B. Priestley’s most famous work. It has been produced on stage, radio, television and in film numerous times since it was first performed in the UK in 1946.


15 – 22 November, The Accrington Pals – Peter Whelan

A powerful and poignant drama based on a real-life story.

On the eve of the First World War the young men of Accrington hear Kitchener’s call for a New Army and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade.

When they arrive in France, the brutal reality of the trenches is beyond anything they were prepared for.

And back home amongst the women they leave behind – their mothers, wives, daughters, lovers – nothing can ever be the same again.

Peter Whelan’s epic and deeply humane play, dramatises the lives of ordinary people caught up in historical events. Funny, intimate and moving THE ACCRINGTON PALS charts the fortunes of a close-knit community on the brink of change.


17 – 24 January, The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice – David Tristram

Domestic quibbling is given a rigorous once-over in this gently satirical comedy.

For Henry Smith – actor, raconteur, sporting hero, leading socialite, business tycoon, secret agent, Casanova and acting President of the United States – life was rarely dull.

For Alice Smith, housewife, life was rarely anything else.

Enter Michel, French waiter – tall, dark, and available. Exactly what happened next, no-one’s quite sure. Except that it involved a rotting melon, a deckchair and a bottle of neck-rub.

Fantasy blurs into reality. Secret passions explode. And two worlds which seem a million miles apart are suddenly on a collision course.

It could only happen to Henry and Alice. And only their pet goldfish, Orca, and you, will ever know the true story.



14 – 21 March, Player’s Angels – Amanda Whittington

It’s 1953 and all the girls in Nottingham want to work at John Player’s, the best employer in town. Player’s Angels have a good wage, a tobacco allowance and a reputation.

Whilst Cyn dreams of being a beauty queen and Vee adjusts to married life, widowed Glad shares a secret with her young supervisor Bill. When the youthful Mae comes to work at Player’s, however, the lives and secrets of all the women change forever.

Based on real stories of the tobacco industry, Player’s Angels was staged in Bristol as The Wills’s Girls and became a BBC Radio Four Woman’s Hour serial.


16 – 23 May, Blithe Spirit – Noel Coward

Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance.

Whilst consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira.  Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles’ new wife Ruth.

One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air –  who will win in Coward’s unworldly comedy?


Interested in auditioning for any of the play? Find out the dates and times.

Fabulous volunteers for Fantastic Mr Fox

We had an army of student volunteers and members of the theatre who came down on Saturday to help build the set and make costumes for our Youth Group performance of Fantastic Mr Fox.

They worked really hard and managed to get everything finished including trees, building a tunnel, making chickens and fox tails and ears! We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came. You can see the results of the day here! DSC03309





















A great big clean up!

Today we welcomed student volunteers from the University of Manchester who came to FLT to help us do a big clear up.

They worked hard all day to tidy and weed around the sides of the theatre and they even took on the task of tidying our wardrobe. As you can see from the photos, a brilliant job was done by everyone!

We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to the volunteers and theatre members who came down to help.

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Theatre Workshop Night

Theatre Workshop Night, Fri 18th October, 7.30pm.

We are excited to announce we will be holding our first theatre workshop night. It’s totally free and you are invited to come along and join in. 

The evening will be based around warm-ups, improvisation and drama games, and is open to everyone over the age of 18. 

If you are new to the theatre or interested in acting, this will be a great way to gain some confidence and meet some of our members. Those who have acted before can brush up on their skills and learn some improv techniques. Directors will have the chance to learn some team building exercises and warm up techniques that can be used at the start of the rehearsals. So there really will be something for everyone! 

And of course, the bar will be open, which will help get the creative juices flowing, I’m sure. Tea and coffee will also be provided. 

All you need to do to secure your place for the evening is email 

We very much hope to see you there.

GMDF award nominations 2013

And the nominations are in……

We have received nominations for:

  • Technical Award – Blue Remembered Hills and Humble Boy – ‘For creating two equally impressive, yet individually realistic outdoor sets’
  • Best Performer Under 21 – Sara Collinson for It Runs in the Family and Hindle Wakes
  • Best Supporting Actor – David Rhodes in Deathtrap
  • Technical Award – Deathtrap – ‘For the set, well-sourced props and great work on the convincing fight scenes.’

Congratulations to everyone who has received nominations and good luck at the awards ceremony on Saturday 20th July!


Season Tickets 2013


Thanks for your patience waiting for our season ticket information. It is now available!

There has been a change to our May play as unfortunately we could not get a licence to perform An Inspector Calls. It has been replaced with Independent Means by Stanley Houghton, the author of the popular Hindle Wakes.

So what do you get with a Farnworth Little Theatre season ticket?:
– Five fabulous productions

– Best available seats

– Priority booking

Find out more about the plays and how to order your season ticket.

Forms are being posted out tomorrow so if you are already a season ticket holder look out for one in the post.