“★ ★ ★ ★ This gorgeous play by Richard Cameron - revived with tender élan by Kate Wasserberg - zeroes in with extraordinary skill.”THE TIMES
About The Glee Club
‘Of all my years of growing up, I grew up in 1962…’
The Glee Club, made up of five hard-working, hard-drinking miners and a church organist, is preparing for the local gala. Though they’re established in the working men’s clubs, they aren’t exactly at the vanguard of a musical revolution.
This is the summer of ’62. Britain and music are about to change, so too are the lives of these six men. Will anything ever be the same again?
Tickets available now at:
Theatre by the Lake: Thursday 24 February – Saturday 12 March
Book at Theatre by the Lake
Oldham Coliseum: Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 March
Book at Oldham Coliseum
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford: Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 April
Book at Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
Lichfield Garrick Theatre: Thursday 21 – Saturday 23 April
Book at Lichfield Garrick Theatre
Oxford Playhouse: Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 April
Book at Oxford Playhouse
Theatre Royal Winchester: Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 May
Book at Theatre Royal Winchester
The raucous comedy featuring live music, is presented in association with Theatre by the Lake and Formerly an Out of Joint, Kiln and CAST, Doncaster co-production.
This play contains male nudity, strong language, references to homophobic violence and abortion, and is recommended for ages 14+
Image by Bronwen Sharp and Cog Design
Musical Director & Sound Designer
Sam Spencer Lane
Andy Reader & Jack Opie
Company Stage Manager
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
★ ★ ★ ★ The writing is outstanding, but it’s lifted to an even higher level by each and every cast member. From the first second to the last, every second of dialogue feels heartbreakingly believable.
Peter Ruddick, The Reviews Hub - North West
I would go back and see this play again, in a heartbeat.
Jen O’Beirne, Number 9 Reviews
Stellar performances by all six actors. Every single one brings their character to life, whether that be shy and introverted, or louder-than-life.
Ken Powell, Northern Arts Review
Stockroom's production, is marked by fine acting and singing throughout
Paul Genty, Theatre Reviews North
Had a lovely chat with @TaraVallente @BBC_Cumbria about ‘The Glee Club’ @wearestockroom, & what it’s like being back on stage after 2 years of Covid.— Robert Jackson (@Rob_G_Jackson) March 9, 2022
Only a few days left at @tbtlake & then on to:@OldhamColiseum @YvonneArnaud @The_Garrick @OxfordPlayhouse @TRwinchester https://t.co/kyTZXUppQH
Went to @OldhamColiseum today to see The Glee Club - a very witty & poignant play which follows a group of miners & their lives outside of the pits. Features, laughter, tears, prejudice, songs and platonic love. Fab cast & still relevant @wearestockroom @KilnTheatre @tbtlake pic.twitter.com/8Zig5Xc51e— Glenn Writer ☕ (@Glenn_Writes) March 19, 2022
This is a very funny, joyful production, with some hard-hitting truths. The complexity of how the community is interlinked and interdependent is unveiled as the armour of each man is cracked open to reveal the human beneath.
Karen Morley-Chesworth, Cumbria 24
While sadness and solitude takes centre stage at times it's cleverly countered with lots of upfront comedy and lively, light-footed song and dance routines...They all suffer and struggle but ultimately friendship, humour and a good sing-song wins out.
Tracy Walker, Times and Star
A lovely review here from @TheReviewsHub for @wearestockroom's The Glee Club, in which our @DanBottomley plays Walt! Currently playing at @tbtlake before heading on to @OldhamColiseum. https://t.co/MsRTbM05RP— Rossmore Management (@RossmoreMgt) March 4, 2022