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Review of Octagon Theatre

Octagon Theatre
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Bolton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

Not being a theatre luvie I really went to this not expecting much - I was wrong it was really brilliant .
The theatre itself could do with a bit of a makeover but was certainly very good if a little warm on this very cold night.
The performance was captivateing and although prob shakespeares best (argueably) was very enjoyable .
I may take in another couple of plays in the near future - prob a comedy or two .
I hope I enjoy as much as this place.
Has both a coffee bar and a drinks bar upstairs , i used the cofee bar, filter coffee is less than £2 again recomended.

Thank Peter e
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Love the Octagon, always decent productions and nice atmosphere too, you are always close to the action.

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Always agreat evenings entertainment
Booking seats easy and great views from most seats
Only downside...pricey drinks.

Thank Fiskypoo
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Have season tickets so see most performances here. Quality of acting really good and good variety of genre. Theatre itself need some improvement but this is due to be carried out this next season.
Bar good but prices here are really high!

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I throughly enjoyed watching Hamlet at the Octagon Theatre, on a very freezing cold afternoon, with a depleted audience All the cast were extremely good, a very high standard, and no weak link! David Rcardo-Pearce however was mesmerising, and extremely engaging. I loved it! I love Shakespeare but, this was the fist time I have seen Hamlet. Definitely good direction from David Thacker.

Thank honorking
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