STARS of Bolton’s vibrant theatre scene received the red carpet treatment as they enjoyed a night of glamour, glitz ­— and of course drama!

Bolton Amateur Theatre Societies (BATs) celebrated another successful year of shows at its annual awards ceremony, which took place at the Holiday Inn, Bolton just as the curtains come up on the new season.

Graham Cohen from BATS said: “It was another very successful awards evening.

“Guests enjoyed a bucks fizz reception and a meal before the awards were handed out.

“We had more than 200 people there and many young faces, who will be the future of the society.

“Unlike other award ceremonies nobody knows who has won or even been nominated for an award until the actual night.”

But added Graham: “The night itself is a celebration of everyone involved in the Bolton’s theatre scene, it is a recognition of the time and effort they put in.”


Em Cohen - Half a Sixpence by CATS Youth Theatre

Tyldesley Little Theatre for Snake in the Grass

Dennis Boulderstone, Andrew Parmar, Ben Stanier and Charlotte Parmar for the Giant in Jack & The Beanstalk by Stagedoor Productions

Brendan Higgins - Cash on Delivery by St Paul’s - Astley Bridge

Robin Thompson - Role Pay by Phoenix Theatre Company

Christine Morton - Role Play by Phoenix Theatre Company

Zoe Molyneux - Daisy Pulls It Off by The Marco Players

Jamie Taylor - The Wedding Singer by HATS

Chris Whitehead - The Producers by bSt Paul’s Players

Charlotte Greaves - Sister Act by BCMCS

Vicki Wilson - 42nd Street bWalmsley AODS

James Haslam - Early One Morning by Farnworth Little Theatre

Nicholas Eccles - Ladies in Lavender by Bolton Little Theatre

Natalie Crompton - The Thrill of Love by Farnworth Little Theatre

Rebecca Carney - These Shining Lives by Bolton Little Theatre

Dave Moloney -The Producers by St Paul’s Players

Donna Wood - See How They Run by St Joseph’s Players

Jack and the Beanstalk byStagedoor Productions

Half a Sixpence by CATS Youth Theatre

Madagascar - a Musical adventure by Adlington Music & Arts

Treasure Island by BCMCS Youth

Role Play by Phoenix Theatre Company

Snake in the Grass by Tyldesley Little Theatre

The Producers by St Paul’s Players

Bert Halliday by St Philips / St Vincents. For more pictures visit