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  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

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The Electric Palace Cinema's October Family Movie is the fast and furious Cars 3.

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage!

Manford's Comedy Club returns on 3rd November with a stellar line-up. 


ANTHONY WRIGHT - ‘This young man is a star of the future’- North West End

DEBRA JANE APPELBY - Winner of The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year, and Funny Women Comedy Award in 2005, 

MICK FERRY - Regular performer at The Comedy Store in London & Manchester
VINCE ATTA - “An unstoppable force ... like an intravenous shot of adrenaline!” Steve Bennett, Chortle reviews

If you want to get involved with the legendary Rock Opera Jesus Christ Superstar, visit our audition page to register your interest.  

Dance Workshop: Wed 11th Oct 2017 from 8pm at the Todmorden Hippodrome (this is a requirement for attending the audition).

Auditions : Sat 4th November 2017 from 10 am (times will confirmed nearer the time but will start at 10am at Todmorden Hippodrome).  We will be auditioning for Group singers, Dancers & Principal roles 

The Electric Palace Cinema returns on the 11th November with the beloved family film Despicable Me 3 featuring your featuring your favourite characters; Gru, Lucy, Margo, Edith and Agnes and, of course, the MINIONS!

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru of a long-lost twin brother-a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin's despicable footsteps-one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad. 

The award-winning Hippodrome Youth Theatre who brought such hits as Les Miserables, Hairspray and Cats, presents Oliver! one of the best-known musicals ever. Oliver follows the fortunes of the title character based on the classic Dickens’ novel. As a workhouse boy Oliver dares to ask for more gruel at which point the overbearing beadle Mr Bumble decides to sell him into employment. Unhappy at his lot Oliver decides to make a run for it, on the way he meets the Artful Dodger who takes Oliver under his wing and introduces him to a gang of crooks and thieves such as Fagin and the feared Bill Sykes. He finds comfort in the presence of Nancy, Bill’s long suffering partner; but through a series of ups and downs Oliver finds life in and out of the gang is never plain sailing.


Based on the multi-award winning British movie with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, this musical stage version features all your favourite songs such as 'Food Glorious Food' and 'Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two'.  Directed by Martin Cook with Musical Direction by Helen Clarkson.

The smash comedy hit by the legendary Noël Coward, this classic stars fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting 'happy medium', Madame Arcati. 

As personalities clash in this world and the next, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is caught in the middle. Will she 'pass over' to join Elvira, or stand with her hapless Charles against the Blithe Spirit?  Directed by Richard Holley.

Three estranged sisters meet on organise their mother's funeral and remember her through their own very different memories and relationships. Theresa, owner of an alternative therapy business, is angry that she was left to care for their dying mother. Mary, a doctor, is still struggling with a deep loss from her past. Catherine seeks attention through a succession of short-term partners. As their memories blur and the sisters bicker, will the combination of weed and whisky allow them to repair their lives and relationships?  Awarded the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1996, this is a wise and inciteful play with a healthy mix of melancholy and mirth.  

Directed by Matt Parker 

The legendary rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. Set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events leading to the Crucifixion but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot; a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction Jesus is steering his disciples.  

Written in 1970 with lyrics by Sir Tim Rice and music by Sir Andrew Lloyd-Webber, this production is crammed full of great songs such as 'Heaven On Their Minds', 'Everything's Alright' and of course 'Superstar'.

Directed by Helen Clarkson and Emma Cook, this adult section musical will be as memorable as the eternal story it depicts.

The team that brought you the award-winning production of A Midsummer Night's Dream return to present this classic by the great bard. 

Merchant of Venice takes place in Italy where Bassanio is broke and feels that the girl he loves is out of his financial league. His friend Antonio wants to loan him the money but all of his capital is tied up so he visits a Jewish money lender named Shylock who gives him the money on the proviso that the loan must be repaid in three month's or Antonio will owe him a pound of flesh.

When Antonio loses his fleet at sea, he realises he cannot repay the loan and Shylock demands justice. 

Directed by Liz Holland