Written by David Rudkin and rarely performed, Ashes is an emotive play that delves into the lives and worries and of a couple struggling to have children. Anne and Colin exhaust every avenue in their desire for a child. The process causes the pair to question their compulsion to become parents and their resilience as a couple. It is dark humour and stark realism which infuse the play, which despite being rooted in the 1970s is highly relevant today. The play is directed by Associate Artistic Director David Thacker and sees the return of Octagon Theatre favourite Colin Connor and Coronation Street’s Katy Cavanagh in the lead roles of Colin and Anne.

Thu 23 Feb – Sat 11 Mar, Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton, BL1 1SB.
Tel: 01204 520661, times and prices vary, www.octagonbolton.co.uk

Thu 23 Feb - Sat 11 Mar
Jenny Davies
Published on:
Sun 19 Feb 2017