One Night In Bolton

Bolton Octagon, 2021

New community play commissioned by the Octagon to open its redeveloped theatre in 2020, co-directed with Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham. Postponed due to Covid, the show was reimagined as an audio drama and broadcast on Bolton FM.

One Night in Bolton┬átells the stories of Julie and Ray – two fictional audience members who were at the opening night of the original theatre in 1967. From that eventful night through to the present day, this is a celebratory, uplifting story about the Octagon, growing up and what makes a community.

Written by Becky Prestwich
Directed by Joe Gilmour & Lotte Wakeham
Musical Direction by Lauren Mulholland
Sound Design by Matthew Masson
Assistant Director Francesca Tennant