Bite My Thumb - Shakers

Production Poster: Shakers

Carol, Adele, Niki and Mel work in an oh-so-trendy bar that is worse
than hell.

Welcome to the 80’s where every town has its cocktail bar,
where everyone wants to be seen from the check-out girls to the
chinless wonders, from the luvvies to the local lads tittering at the
thought of a “long slow comfortable screw”.

Shakers gives a wickedly funny glimpse of this world as seen through
the eyes of the four long suff ering waitresses, off ering a fascinating
view of the reality that lurks behind the plastic palms and the Pina

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Gypsy The Musical

Curtain up … Light the lights … So let us entertain you!

With music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book
by Arthur Laurents, Gypsy is loosely based on the 1957 memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, the famous striptease artist, and focuses on her mother, Rose, whose name has become synonymous with “the
ultimate show business mother.”

It follows the dreams and efforts
of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an
affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life.

The musical contains many popular songs, including “Everything’s Coming up Roses”, “Together (Wherever We Go)”, “Small World”, “Let Me Entertain You”, “All I Need Is the Girl”, and “Rose’s Turn”.

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Open Monday to Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm for hot drinks & snacks.

Entrances via front of Playhouse - follow the signs and from the car park at the rear of the building.


The Rose Between Two Thorns

Directed by Lottie Ward


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The Actors’ Workshop STUDIO GROUP Present

Real Stories by
Real People Of Life between The Wars

Friday 4th May

Bar Studio @ The Halifax Playhouse Doors Open at 7pm Show begins at 7.30pm Tickets £12.50 incl. hot supper

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L.I.F.T. is about ... launching our beautiful theatre forwards to face a bigger and brighter future. It’s about giving it a much-needed facelift, whether that’s better access or more desirable décor.

But it’s chiefly about bringing people together. Just like in the early days of the Halifax Playhouse where members worked together to build, hone and improve this stunning, listed building, safeguarding and preserving it as a prestigious arts venue fit for purpose and the future. Together we can make it happen.

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