Marco Players

The Marco Players’ first ever production was J.B. Priestley’s When We Are Married which ran for three nights at Chorley Old Road Methodist Church in October 1981. The cast included Fred Bradley, Hilda Williams, John De Mullet, Judith, Shirley and Pete

4.16pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Marco Players

A youthful-looking Alan Macpherson and Peter Haslam, two stalwarts of the Marco Players for three decades, make an early appearance in a production of The Middle Watch 1982, directed by Jeanne Lonnen. Many thanks to Peter Haslam who played the Chinama

4.16pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Marco Players

A scene from the 1988 production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. It is believes that the Marco were the first amateur company in Bolton to produce the play.

4.17pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Marco Players

By 1991 “Dry Rot” had set in - but only for a few days while they were performing the farce of that name by John Chapman.

4.17pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Marco Players

A scene from Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. Pictured, from left, are Brenda Cowell, David Holt and Brenda Dixon.

4.16pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Marco Players

Chris Irish (left) as Sidney Bruhl and Peter haslam as Clifford Anderson in a scene from Ira Levins’ Deathtrap.

4.16pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Marco Players

A scene from a 1994 production of Chase Me Comrade. The production raised £46 for the charity Mencap.

4.16pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Marco Players

George Pidgen, played by Peter Haslam, finds himself caught between Pamela, played by Joyce Smith and Gladys, played by Irene Smith, in a 1996 production of Out Of Order.

4.17pm Wednesday 3rd February 2010

Marco Players

Jason Crompton and Alan Macpherson face off in rehearsals for Sleuth, by Anthony Shaffer.

12.57pm Tuesday 9th February 2010

Marco Players

Members of the Marco Players rehearse for a performance of Agatha Christie's tense drama, Witness for the Prosecution. The production was in 2007, nearly 20 years after the company held the Bolton debut of the play.

12.57pm Tuesday 9th February 2010

Marco Players

Natalie Crompton has her hands full after scooping best actress in a comedy for her performance as Jacie in Comic Potential, and being nominated for two other awards at the 2007 Bolton News BATS awards, which were held at the Last Drop.

12.57pm Tuesday 9th February 2010

Marco Players

Marco stalwart Alan Macpherson with his Lifetime Achievement award and the award for Best Actor in a Drama at the 2009 Bolton News BATS awards.

12.57pm Tuesday 9th February 2010

Marco Players

The cast of the award-winning Madness of George III posing in costume on the steps of the Town Hall.

12.57pm Tuesday 9th February 2010

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