Saddleworth Players

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The Pitmen Painters

Nov 24–Dec 1, 2018

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Playhouse Creatures

Feb 2–9, 2019

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The Thrill of Love

Mar 30–Apr 6, 2019

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Jun 1–8, 2019

Rob Fitton - directing a swan song

Hello I’m Rob Fitton.

Welcome to the first production of the new season. This is my 46th year in amateur theatre and during this time I have met hundreds of the nicest people you could wish to meet.

I was a relatively late starter in the amateur dramatics. My first production whilst in my late twenties was joining the cast of The King & I playing seven (7) parts (including a mountain and a river) without speaking a word.

However I was immediately bitten by the bug and joined three other drama groups within the year, I met my wife at the Curtain Theatre in Rochdale and married her two years after casting her as a hooker in Neil Simon’s California Suite. I have enjoyed both playing and directing at most of the local theatre groups over the years, and have played or directed in over 300 shows from musicals to dramas, comedy & farce.

I have now decided that this will be my swan song and I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I have enjoyed directing it.

I played the part of Harold in this play forty years ago and it has always been a favourite of mine. This play has comedy, drama and pathos. Why don’t you come and join this group of players I promise you won’t regret it.

Book now.

Rob Fitton, Sep 19, 2016