Blood Brothers closes to rave reviews!

Show closes to rave reviews

Following three sold out performances of Willy Russell's 'Blood Brothers', Turnpike Community Theatre's production closed on Saturday evening to rave reviews from the audiences.

This year has seen Turnpike add another production to their playbill and it has proved to be very popular, attracting new audiences and strengthening the group's following. After each show, audience members took to Facebook and social media to give 5 star ratings and recommendations for members of the local community to buy what spare seats were left in order to get a chance to watch the show.

One audience member commented, 'I really enjoyed last night. It is a difficult thing to make an audience laugh one moment and then have them still and quiet the next. Great venue too. I am looking forward to coming again!'

The group are now preparing for their festive pantomime of Dick Whittington which will be performed at the Turnpike Gallery from Tuesday 28th November to Saturday 2nd December. Tickets are selling quickly, especially after the success of the recent production. For more details and to book tickets visit

Thursday 6th July 2017

Tonight the Turnpikers brought 'Blood Brothers' alive for the first time and started to block the opening scenes of the show.

The Turnpikers are very excited to perform this Willy Russell classic and with tickets almost sold out for 1 performance already, audiences are urged to buy their tickets quick to avoid disappointment.

Blood Brothers Casting

Auditions for our autumn production of 'Blood Brothers' took place over 2 weeks and we are delighted to announce the following people were cast roles in the show:

Mrs Johnston: Helen Croft

Mrs Lyons:Sue Slack

Mickey: Owen Sharples

Eddie: David McCarrick

Linda: Sarah Masters

Narrator: Mark Bassett

Well done to all of those who auditioned and who are part of the cast/crew for Blood Brothers!

Get In On The Magic!

Tickets are selling fast for Turnpike Community Theatre’s forthcoming production of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’ that will be performed at the Turnpike Gallery later this month. David Wood’s adaptation of the well-known story promises to entertain local audiences of all ages.

Rehearsals are now coming to an end as the group prepare for opening night of their production. With limited tickets now available for the show, local residents are encouraged to purchase their tickets now to avoid any disappointment.

Local performer, Sophie Mitchell who plays the role of the ‘Grand High Witch’ said, “The Witches promises to be an immersive and exciting production, bring your family and friends to support your local theatre group and enjoy watching the classic Roald Dahl tale being brought to life.”

The Witches will be performed at The Turnpike Leigh from Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th May at 7:15pm, and Saturday 20th May at 2:15pm. Tickets are priced at £5 and £4.50 (concessions). Family Tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for £17.

To get in on the magic of this production, you are encouraged to purchase your tickets online now and avoid any disappointment by visiting the online box office at


Join Turnpike

The group is open to all adults over the age of 16, whatever your ability.

Children from 14 years + are also able to join with a supervising adult attending all rehearsals.

There is a cost of £25.00 per production to join the group.

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