Events at The Swan in 2017:-

Details of upcoming events and productions are listed below. More details relating to tickets and availability will be listed as and when they become available. Please note that there is no lift to the space upstairs where most performances take place. 

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Upstairs at The Swan for theatre, comedy, jazz, poetry, opera...

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We are delighted to be presenting a Saddleworth Boutique Fashion show Upstairs at the Swan.


The night will consist of bubbles flowing to kick start the evening followed by models showcasing the very best in Saddleworth fashion on the catwalk.


Upstairs at the Swan will also be hosting a cocktail bar for the evening and nibbles throughout. 


For those ladies who attend there will also be a chance to not only receive 10% discount on Saddleworth Boutique Fashion clothes but also the chance to win a £50 prize on the evening.


So come and join us for a night filled fashion, drinks and lots of fun.

Tickets: £5 including a free glass of Prosecco on arrival and nibbles.

Tickets are available from The Swan bar.



SUNDAY 9th APRIL 2017 at 3pm

TUESDAY 11th APRIL 2017 at 8pm

Mikron Theatre Company presents


by Maeve Larkin

A hike through the history of hostelling


Something’s afoot at Pearling Manor and it isn’t just the walkers.


The beautiful hostel, rich in YHA history, is lovely but falling apart. External forces are out to grab and turn it into a golf club.


Cue Connie, first ever warden, with a heart as big as her rucksack. She takes us on a journey through the YHA’s past in the hope of securing its future.


Through thickets and thin we’ve managed to keep

Our promise of somewhere cheap to sleep

If that’s threatened we must defend it

Looking to the past in order to transcend it!


With harmonies, hills and humour, join Mikron on a hike through the history of hostelling.


Founded in 1972, 2017 marks Mikron’s 46th year of touring. Mikron is the UK’s most prolific theatre company. The actors tour on Mikron’s narrowboat, Tyseley, in the summer and by road in spring and autumn, to every conceivable type of venue, reaching audiences that other companies cannot.


They tell stories of uniquely British things. In their 2017 season, as well as hiking through the history of hostelling, with our new YHA inspired Best Foot Forward Best Foot Forward, their second play, In at the Deep End, explores the wonderful RNLI. We hope to be hosting this play here at The Swan in the autumn.



Writer : Maeve Larkin

Director : Marianne McNamara

Composer : Kieran Buckeridge

Musical Director : Rebekah Hughes

Designer : Kate Morton


Tickets £12 available from the bar (and a limited number online)

NB Tuesday's performance is now sold out - last few tickets remaining for the Sunday matinée. Be quick!

TUESDAY 25th APRIL 2017, 8pm

WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL 2017, 8pm

Talking Stock Productions presents


by Alan Stockdill

Something in the air...


We are very excited to present award-winning writer Alan Stockdill's new play, with a cast of five great actors. Over the last few years, Alan has delighted and moved audiences at The Swan - always making them laugh - with plays such as:


'The Last Memory'

'Give a Little Love'

'Godfrey's Last Stand (Bring Me Sunshine)'

'Le Grand Return' (Winner Best New Writing, GM Fringe 2015)

and 'Godfrey's Last Love'.


The Dark Sky animal rights group are planning an audacious strike against the Sutton Life Sciences laboratory. But is everyone really who they appear to be? Emma is having a relationship with Paul but John seems to be involved somewhere. Who can you trust? Where does Luke fit in and can Matthew get on with his life without risk? Will animals or people get hurt in the process? Are these people dangerous or just a hapless group of amateurs?  Inspired by a real life story, Alan Stockdill’s Dark Sky is a black comedy with more than a twist or two.


The script flies off the page with energy, comedy, twists, turns and surprises.  One minute the audience will be speculating, the next they’ll be shocked.  Laughing, then considering. It’s not all black and white, there are several shades of grey.


When the Sky gets Dark will we see the Light?


What people say about Talking Stock

“Accessible play-writing, always produced and performed with real heart and energy….”

“We were totally entranced…”

“Always riveting theatre…”

“Brilliant! Far better than anything I’ve seen on stage of late…”

“Talking Stock have an uncanny ability to make you feel you aren't watching a play…”

“Fantastic…. superbly performed with a great storyline. A heartwarming evening all round…”


Written and directed by Alan Stockdill

Produced by Catherine Pasek 

Lighting and sound by Karl Eaton


Paul - Chris Berry

Emma - Hannah Head

John - Simon Reece

Luke - Todd Wilson

Matthew - Guy Liddell


Tickets £10 available from the bar or online.


Here are few of Alan Stockdill's previous plays that have been extremely popular with audiences at The Swan and around the country. 

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