Always wanted to be in a band? You’re not alone. So why not take up a chance to get involved an inventive take on on the band format has proved an inspiring theme for Waterside Arts Centre’s upcoming staging of Putting The Band Back Together. Likened by past audiences to Nick Hornby’s popular homage to football fandom, Fever Pitch, the music-themed drama production brings bedroom musicians’ long lost GCSE distraction or all-too-short-lived university jam band back from the dead. Whether you still find time for a strum despite real life taking over, or quit covering 80s one-hit-wonders in pubs long ago, this two-night run is a trip down memory lane, back to the pipe dreams and carefree creativity that have united many an amateur musical collective over the years. Staged by Unfolding Theatre and featuring dramatised anecdotes by Maria Crocker and Alex Elliott, with The Futureheads’ Ross Millard adding guitar riffs, it’s a trip to the theatre that may finally be the catalyst to get your mates back for one last gig. You can even join the house band on the night – click here for more details.

Fri 28-Sat 29 Oct, Waterside Arts Centre, 1 Waterside Plaza, Sale, M33 7ZF, Tel: 0161 912 5616, 8pm, £12-14,

Fri 28 Oct - Sat 29 Oct
Ian Pennington
Published on:
Tue 1 Nov 2016