Upcoming Projects

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One for Sorrow, Two for Joy

Grange Theatre, Oldham - 22nd & 23rd July

By Jake Talbot

Directed By Miranda Parker

With The Oldham Collective & The Oldham Community

Dare to Know Theatre presents, their first ever community play, One for Sorrow, Two for Joy. A story of connection, community and belonging.

Talia, fresh from care is dropped into a new town with basically nothing but the clothes on her back. With a longing to belong, Talia can’t quite seem to let go of her past. 

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Dare to Know Theatre Invites 

Grange Theatre, Oldham - 20th July

A Showcase of New Writing

After 16 months of uncertainty, we wanted to give some of our favourite artists, theatre makers and writers the opportunity to showcase, and try out new work. We’re really excited to present to you, the first edition of Dare to Know Theatre Invites.


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.