Tyldesley Little Theatre - History of Productions

This list has been compiled from the details held in the company's records, but is neither complete nor 100% accurate. We would be pleased to hear from anyone with any information which may expand this history. Also, if you have any old programmes or press cuttings which you either no longer want, or we could copy, our archivist will be only to pleased to add these to our records. Please send details to: Publicity, Tyldesley Little Theatre, Lemon Street, Tyldesley, Manchester M29 8HT or email us at info@tlt.org.uk.

1921 - 1929

1921 - 1922 - 1st Year
  • Three One Act Plays
  • I'll Leave it to You
1922 - 1923 - 2nd Year
  • Come Out of the Kitchen
1923 -1924 - 3rd Year
  • Clothes and the Woman
1924 - 1925 - 4th Year
  • Brown Sugar
1925 -1926 - 5th Year
  • Are You a Mason?
  • The Cheerful Knave
1927 - 1928 - 6th Year
  • The Thirteenth Chair
1928 - 1929 - 7th Year
  • Summer Lightning
1929 - 1930 - 8th Year
  • Four One Act Plays

1930 - 1939

1930 - 1931 - 9th Year
  • Nothing But the Truth
  • The Best People
1931 - 1932 - 10th Year
  • 9.45
  • A Mixed Grill
1932 - 1933 - 11th Year
  • Virginia's Husband
  • A Mixed Grill
1933 - 1934 - 12th Year
  • The Patsy
  • Hawk Island
1934 - 1935 - 13th Year
  • Four One Act Plays
  • A Mixed Grill
1935 -1936 - 14th Year
  • A Mixed Grill
  • The Late Christopher Bean
1936 - 1937 - 15th Year
  • The Rotters
1937 - 1938 - 16th Year
  • Black Knight
1938 - 1939 - 17th Year
  • For the Love of Mike
  • The Bat
1939 - 1940 - 18th Year
  • Marry at Leisure
  • Fresh Fields
  • A Warm Comer

1940 - 1949

We are not aware of any productions during World War II or in the years following. If you have any information about the society during this period, we would be delighted to hear from you.

1950 - 1959

1950 - 1951 - 30th Year
  • Quiet Wedding
  • Lady from Edinburgh
1951 - 1952 - 31st Year
  • Young Wives Tale
  • Three One Act Plays
  • Night Was Our Friend
  • With Vacant Possession
1952 - 1953 - 32nd Year
  • Mate in Three
  • Man About the House
  • See How They Run
1953 - 1954 - 33rd Year
  • Count Your Blessings
  • Three One Act Plays
  • Two Dozen Red Roses
1954 - 1955 - 34th Year
  • The Constant Wife and Ladies Bar
  • Charity Begins
1955 -1956 -35th Year
  • When we are Married
  • Jupiter Laughs
  • Signarelle
1956 - 1957 - 36th Year
  • It's Never to Late
  • The Recca and Murder Mistaken
1957 - 1958 - 37th Year
  • The Sky's the Limit
  • Sabrina Fair-50th Production
1958 - 1959 - 38th Year
  • This Happy Breed
  • Profile
  • Sailor Beware
1959 - 1960 - 39th Year
  • The Bride and the Bachelor
  • Wedding Morn
  • The Heartless Princess
  • Dr. Angelus

1960 - 1969

1960 - 1961 - 40th Year
  • Down Came a Blackbird
  • Bell, Book and Candle
  • A Breath of Spring
1961 -1962 - 41st Year
  • Mock Orange
  • Break Out
  • Watch it Sailor
1962 - 1963 - 42nd Year
  • Celebration
  • The Bride Comes Back
  • Pools Paradise
1963 - 1964 - 43rd Year
  • Roar Like a Dove
  • Something to Hide
  • The Days Mischief
1964 - 1965 - 44th Year
  • Hobsons Choice
  • A Letter from the General
  • Goodnight Mrs. Puffin
1965 - 1966 - 45th Year
  • A Gazelle in Park Lane
  • Shadow in the Sun
  • Waiting for Gillian
  • The Devil a Saint
1966 - 1967 - 46th Year
  • As Long as They're Happy
  • The Proof of the Poison
  • Busybody
  • Friends and Neighbours
1967 - 1968 - 47th Year
  • Random Harvest
  • Semi-Detached
  • Dear Charles
  • The Love Match
1968 - 1969 - 48th Year
  • Someone Waiting
  • My Three Angels
  • The More the Merrier
  • Running Riot
1969 - 1970 - 49th Year
  • Book of the Month
  • An Inspector Calls
  • Spring and Port Wine
  • I'll Get My Man

1970 - 1979

1970 -1971 - 50th Year
  • Blithe Spirit
  • The Winslow Boy
  • The Camels Back
  • The Secret Tent
1971 - 1972 - 51st Year
  • Murder in Motley
  • Rattle of a Simple Man
  • Birds on the Wing
1972 - 1973 - 52nd Year
  • Strike Happy
  • A Clean Kill
  • The Killing of Sister George
  • Hindle Wakes
1973 - 1974 - 53rd Year
  • Hobson's Choice - 100th Production
  • The Chalk Garden
  • Jobs for the Boys
  • Gaslight
1974 - 1975 - 54th Year
  • The Late Edwina Black
  • Mist Over the Mistletoe
  • Don't Utter a Note
  • See How They Run
1975 - 1976 - 55th Year
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • Cat Among the Pigeons
  • Mystery at Greenfingers
  • Bad Seed
1976 - 1977 - 56th Year
  • Trial and Error
  • Trap for a Lonely Man
  • Cock a Doodle-Doo
  • How are you Johnnie?
  • Murder at the Vicarage
1977 - 1978 - 57th Year
  • The Late Mrs. Early
  • A Shred of Evidence
  • Go Bang Your Tambourine
  • Wedding of the Year
1978 - 1979 - 58th Year
  • Friends and Neighbours
  • The Heartless Princess
  • They Call It Murder
  • A Lancashire Night
  • Count Your Blessings
1979 - 1980 - 59th Year
  • Move Over Mrs. Markham
  • A Lancashire Night
  • The Anniversary
  • The Enquiry
  • Not Now Darling

1980 - 1989

1980 - 1981 - 60th Year
  • Darling Mr. London
  • The Ghost Train
  • Table Manners
  • All in Good Time
  • A Bedfull of Foreigners
1981 - 1982 - 61st Year
  • Come Blow Your Horn
  • Murder in Company
  • Wanted One Body
  • Abigail's Party
  • No Room for Love
1982 - 1983 - 62nd Year
  • Shut Your Eyes and Think of England
  • Love on the Dole
  • Dry Rot
  • Shop at Sly Corner
  • Who Goes Bare
1983 - 1984 - 63rd Year
  • Fur Coat and No Knickers
  • Madam Tic-Tac
  • Outside Edge
  • Cactus Flower
  • Saturday Night at the Crown - 150th Production
1984 - 1985 - 64th Year
  • Man Alive
  • The Dresser
  • Music Hall
  • Passing Out Parade
  • Honestly Now
  • The Cure for Love
1985 - 1986 - 65th Year
  • Habeus Corpus
  • Rebecca
  • Christmas Music Hall
  • Comic Cuts
  • Sisterly Feelings
  • Breezeblock Park
  • Music Hall
1986 - 1987 - 66th Year
  • Billy Liar
  • No Time for Fig Leaves
  • Christmas Music Hall Revue
  • Tomb With a View
  • Farndale Avenue - Murder Mystery
  • Taking Steps
1987 - 1988 - 67th Year
  • The Love Match
  • Farndale Avenue - Macbeth
  • TLT Christmas Show
  • When We Are Married
  • No More Sitting on the Old School Bench
  • Local Affairs
1988 - 1989 - 68th Year
  • See How They Run
  • A Night on the Tiles
  • Tom the Piper's Son - Panto
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Hanky Park
  • Count Dracula
1989 - 1990 - 69th Year
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful
  • Seasons Greetings
  • Cinderella - Panto
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
  • One O'clock from the House
  • Not with a Bang

1990 - 1999

1990 - 1991 - 70th Year
  • How the Other Half Loves
  • Sleeping Beauty - Panto
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Family Planning
  • Accrington Pals
1991 - 1992 - 71st Year
  • Lord Arthur Saville's Crimes
  • Clatter of Clogs
  • Humpty Dumpty - Panto
  • Bouncers
  • Trivial Pursuits
  • Stepping Out
  • Bouncers II
1992 - 1993 - 72nd Year
  • Salt of the Earth - 200th Production
  • Babes in the Wood - Panto
  • Shakers
  • Bedroom Farce
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Farndale Avenue-Murder Mystery*
1993 - 1994 - 73rd Year
  • Spring and Port Wine
  • Mother Goose - Panto
  • House by the Lake
  • And a Nightingale Sang
  • Stags and Hens
1994 - 1995 - 74th Year
  • Our Day Out*
  • Cat Among the Pigeons
  • Aladdin - Panto
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Outside Edge
  • Murdered to Death
1995 - 1996 - 75th Year
  • No Room For Love
  • Cinderella - Panto
  • I'll Be Back Before Midnight
  • Party Piece
  • Out Of Focus
1996-1997 - 76th Year
  • Move Over Mrs. Markham
  • Dick Whittington - Panto
  • The Ghost Train
  • The Curious Savage
  • Off The Hook
1997-1998 - 77th Year
  • Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
  • Robinson Crusoe - Panto
  • An Inspector Calls
  • Home is Where Your Clothes Are
  • All in Good Time
1998-1999 - 78th Year
  • Second From Last in the Sack Race
  • Hickory, Dickory, Dock - Panto
  • One for the Road
  • Time and the Conways
  • The Odd Couple
  • Invisible Friend*
1999-2000 - 79th Year
  • Arsenic and Old Lace
  • Sing a Song of Sixpence-Panto
  • Fur Coat and No Knickers
  • The Love Match
  • Hobson¬ís Choice

2000 - 2009

2000-2001 - 80th Year
  • Tiptoe Through the Tombstones
  • Santa in Space - Panto
  • Underground
  • Loose Ends
  • Time of My Life
2001-2002 - 81st Year
  • Straight and Narrow
  • Beauty and the Beast - Panto
  • Bazaar and Rumage - 250th Production
  • Secondary Cause of Death
  • Celebration
2002-2003 - 82nd Year
  • The Garden Party
  • Jack and the Beanstalk - Panto
  • My Friend Miss Flint
  • Your Turn to Clean the Stair
  • Hindle Wakes
2003-2004 - 83rd Year
  • Comfort and Joy
  • Jack and Jill - Panto
  • Groping for Words
  • Biting the Bullet
  • The Late Mrs Early
  • The 2004 Mixed Grill
2004-2005 - 84th Year
  • A Day of Reckoning
  • Sinbad the Sailor
  • Silhouette
  • Don't Dress For Dinner
  • Washboard Blues
2005-2006 - 85th Year
  • Beside the Seaside
  • Puss in Boots
  • Wanted One Body
  • Sylvia's Wedding
  • House Guest
  • Educating Rita
2006-2007 - 86th Year
  • After September
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Dangerous Corner
  • Two of a Kind
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole
2007-2008 - 87th Year
  • Sky's the Limit
  • Ali Baba
  • Cemetery Club
  • Haunting of Hill House
  • 3rd Week in August
  • Evening of One Act Plays
2008-2009 - 88th Year
  • Murder in Neighbourhood Watch
  • Snow White
  • Not with a Bang
  • Pull the Other One
  • Out of Sight, Out of Murder
  • Silly Cow
2009-2010 - 89th Year
  • Good Old Summertime
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Ladies' Day
  • Trap for a Lonely Man
  • Ghost Writer
  • Evening of One Act Plays

2010 - 2018

2010-2011 - 90th Year
  • The Odd Couple (Female Version)
  • Robinson Crusoe - Panto
  • Summer End
  • Dead Guilty
  • Come Blow Your Horn
2011-2012 - 91st Year
  • And Then There Were None
  • Cinderella - Panto
  • Caramba's Revenge
  • The Reunion
  • Building Blocks
2012-2013 - 92nd Year
  • Natural Causes
  • Mother Goose - Panto
  • Flamingoland
  • Haywire
  • A Night On The Tiles
2013-2014 - 93rd Year
  • Humble Boy
  • Dick Whittington - Panto
  • Cat's Cradle
  • Sandcastles
  • A Piece of Cake
2014-2015 - 94th Year
  • Out of Focus
  • Snow Queen - Panto
  • Dead Reckoning
  • Cheshire Cats
  • Basinful of the Briny
2015-2016 - 95th Year
  • One For The Road
  • Robin Hood & Babes In The Wood - Panto
  • The Edge Of Darkness
  • Par For The Course
  • I Do Not Like Thee Dr. Fell
 
2016-2017 - 96th Year
  • Absent Friends
  • Treasure Island - The Panto
  • Murder in Company
  • Unoriginal Sin
  • Theft
  • Murder At The Panto
2017-2018 - 97th Year
  • Beyond A Joke
  • Beauty And The Beast - Panto
  • Dial M For Murder
  • Curtain Up!
  • And A Nightingale Sang
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* Junior Production

Other Productions

In addition to the above 'Lemon Street' based productions, TLT have also had several 'away' productions.

Fur Coat and No Knickers
May 1987 (this was two days earlier than 'Taking Steps'). Staged for the Marriage Guidance Council AGM at the Turnpike Centre, Leigh Library.
A Tomb With A View
April 1995 (staged two weeks after 'Outside Edge'. A TLT/Golborne Operatic & Amateur Dramatic Society/Golborne House charity co-production staged at St. Thomas Primary School, Golborne.
An Evening Of Words and Music
September 1995 (a month before the start of the new season). This was a co-operative effort by members of GMDF including TLT, Barton Theatre Company, Edgefold Players, Salford Amateur Operatic Society & SPADES. Presented at The Lancastrian Hall, Swinton.
Last Tango in Little Grimley
July 2004. This one act play, directed by Lisa Taylor, was performed at the Partington One Act Play Festival in Glossop. It previously had featured in the TLT 2004 'Mixed Grill'.
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