Upcoming Projects


A Broken Family, Together

Written By Jake Talbot

Directed By Miranda Parker


Samantha Power

Kimberly Hart Simpson

Julie Edwards

A Broken Family, Together is a digital verbatim play, commissioned as part of Oldham Coliseum's Micro Commissions, the play is a culmination of the words spoken to us by health care professionals working in ICU wards at Oldham Royal Hospital, celebrating and documenting the dedication and heroism that nurses, doctors, porters, managers, volunteers and more people have shown throughout the pandemic.

It is hoped that the piece will echo the feelings inside hospitals around the country, exemplifying the need for support and understanding about the pressures healthcare workers are facing.

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Debut Play Written and Performed by Jake Talbot
Directed by Miranda Parker

An intelligent yet naïve sixteen-year-old (Josh), with extreme views on mental health, claims that suicide is selfish. However, as his world crumbles around him, he begins to spiral out of control.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre - 3rd July at 7:30pm - Tickets available: https://www.coliseum.org.uk/shows/drowning-5401ag/

"A thought-provoking and involving play" - British Theatre Guide

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Smoking Shelter

Written By Jake Talbot
Directed By Miranda Parker

Set in a Smoking Shelter round the side of Oldham Hospital, Carol and Andrew's routines sync and they find that they keep coming for a cigarette at the same time. After a few meetings they realise that they need each other more than they know.



Written By Lindsey Williams & Cathy Crabb

Original Composition By Carol Donaldson 

Directed By Miranda Parker

Dare to Know Theatre are reviving an amazing musical set right here in Oldham as a local community project at the Grange Theatre, Oldham!

Dreamers was an indie nightclub in the heart of Oldham town which was the only go to place between the 1970’s and 90’s.

We're looking for 40 amazing local women to be part of the project, so whether you've been a regular on stage or never before but always wanted to, we'd love to hear from you! If this is you, please email us at Daretoknowtheatre@gmail.com

We'd love to hear from you!