Saddleworth Players

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The Pitmen Painters

Nov 24–Dec 1, 2018

Coming up

Playhouse Creatures

Feb 2–9, 2019

Coming up

The Thrill of Love

Mar 30–Apr 6, 2019

Coming up


Jun 1–8, 2019

The view from a drama student

Hi, I'm Emma Sykes and I've played Meg in our performance of The Cracked Pot and I'm studying A level drama at Oldham Hulme Grammar.

I have been involved in two other plays here before, the first one being All In Good Time and the other, A Passionate Woman but this is the first time I have had an acting role and there's one word for it – amazing!

Even though I've only had a small part, I have learnt so much from the other members of the cast, they are all so talented and I can only hope to follow in their footsteps! Being the youngest, it definitely was daunting going into it especially with this being the first time I had performed outside of school and sixth form but it has been an experience that has made me realise just how much I love theatre, yes juggling A-level work and rehearsals has been tricky but definitely worth it!

The theatre and the people at Delph are wonderful and I would recommend to anyone who is looking for acting roles, experience with tech, costume, set or anything related to theatre life to get in touch because it is a decision you won't regret! Becoming part of the Saddlewoth Players has given me such a confidence boost with both my social and practical skills and I love every minute of the time I spend there!

Emma Sykes, Feb 15, 2016