Who remembers hurriedly thumbing through Eric Segal’s 70’s novel, before weeping all afternoon watching the film, Love Story?

The iconic film swept through America and the UK inspiring the Andy Williams ­— and later Shirley Bassey ­— hit “Where Do I Begin”, leaving droves of teary-eyed teens longing for their own Love Story.

Now the story is being brought to the stage in Bolton ­— for what could be the last time on the amateur stage.

Jenny Cavilleri is a sharp-witted Radcliffe music student who falls for wealthy Harvard “preppie”, Oliver Barrett IV.

The audience follows the unlikely couple through their trials and tribulations until our hearts are broken as Jenny is diagnosed with leukaemia and dies leaving a heartbroken Oliver.

Adlington Music and Arts (AMAS) are due to perform the musical version of this iconic film later this month at Adlington Community Centre.

Written by Stephen Clark and Howard Goodall this chamber musical started life at the Chichester Festival before transferring to the West End for a short run.

It had a successful run at Bolton’s Octagon Theatre in 2014 leaving anyone who saw it mesmerised by the hauntingly beautiful score and remembering just how precious life is.

This amateur production could well be the last chance anyone has to see this wonderful musical.

The performances rights were withdrawn by Eric Segal’s late widow leaving AMAS as the final licensed production to take place. AMAS’ most recent production Spamalot was a stunning production, recently winning the prestigious BATS Best Musical Award 2023.

AMAS Director, Chris Bailey said: “We’ve been working hard to create an intimate production which takes the audience on an emotional journey. Most people think of Love Story as a sad melancholy piece, and while that may be true of the ending, there’s also lots of fun and silliness that is typical of anyone falling in love”.

With a live seven-piece orchestra, this breath-taking musical is one not to be missed. There is limited seating, early booking is advised.

Love Story opens on October 24 to 28 at 7.30pm at Adlington Community Centre, Railway Road, PR6 9RF

Tickets available via www.ticketsource.co.uk/amas or 07799486876.