THE Lyceum Theatre Oldham is soon to celebrate 90 years of producing quality amateur drama.

Its season will open with a double bill of spoof comedies, from September 21 to September 29.

Sunset by Jerome K Jerome was the first play to be performed by the Lyceum Plays 90 years ago.

It has been coupled with another one-act short, The Real Inspector, by Tom Stoppard, promising a night of fun and laughter.

Following that, from November 23 to December 1, a gentle comedy Heroes, translated by Stopard from the original French production by Gérald Sibleyras sees three war veterans at the end of their lives plotting to escape from the confines of their nursing home.

2019 kicks off with Mom’s Gift by Phil Olson, running from February 1 to 9. It’s a story of a ghostly encounter between mom and her daughter with the two trying to figure out what good deed spirit Mom has to perform in order to gain her wings. An unexpected twist gives a whole new perspective to this American play.

Following the critical success of PlotFest, Lyceum Theatre Oldham’s playwriting competition, from April 5 to 13, a World Premiere becomes part of the season.

PLAY by Colin Smith, who has written a number of plays for other companies, brings together the themes of celebration, commemoration of WW1 and the beginnings of the Lyceum itself.

And finally, the Season ends with a play about a birthday party. Alan Ayckboun’s classic The Time of My Live (June 5 to 13) is a family birthday party which descends into chaos as a toast to ‘happy times’ turns prophetically and hilariously wrong.

Season tickets are on sale from August 13 for £8 per ticket, saving £1 each on full price seats. Tickets for individual productions go on sale on August 27. To buy Season tickets, go to the website ( and download a booking form.