The Father at Oldham Coliseum

Andrew Anderson
Oldham Coliseum Theatre

The Father at Oldham Coliseum, Manchester 16 June — 1 July 2017 Tickets from £14.50 — Book now

The Father is an unusual play because just when you think the scene has been set, the story suddenly changes. The reason for this is Andre, an 80-year-old whose dementia has made him a rather unreliable narrator. Was he a dancer, an engineer or something else? He can’t quite remember.

As for his family, they’re doing their best to show him love…but he’s becoming a burden. Exactly what should happen to people who we love and care for once they are no longer able to look after themselves?

It’s a question that many families face as lives last longer and longer, and The Father deals with the topic with great sensitivity. As a result, it’s won a slew of awards on both Broadway and in the West End. Now it’s on at Oldham Coliseum, with Kenneth Alan Taylor in the lead role.

A King Lear for the 21st century, The Father provides an intelligent and moving insight into the problems of ageing.

The Father at Oldham Coliseum, Manchester 16 June — 1 July 2017 Tickets from £14.50 Book now

Where to go near The Father at Oldham Coliseum

Event venue
Hack Oldham

Hack Oldham is an event space that also offers co-working, community groups and crafting in the heart of Oldham.

Gallery Oldham, in Oldham Cultural Quarter
Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham provides a wide range of exhibitions and activities targeted at different audiences of all ages within Oldham and the surrounding area.

The Yoga Seed Oldham
The Yoga Seed Oldham

The Yoga Seed is an intimate studio just outside of Oldham town centre. Run by Sharon it offers small classes including a men only class.

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Stonerig Raceway

Stonerig Raceway in Oldham has seven Scalextric tracks – making for a very unusual day out in Manchester.

Epic Apart Hotel

The Epic Apart Hotel offers 14 serviced apartments – and is bang-slap in the middle of the Ropewalks district, right behind FACT.

Middleton Arena

The Arena has a regular programme of arts and entertainment including live music, concerts, comedy and dances with stage shows and national tours. With two licensed bars this is the perfect location for a great night out.

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