Musician Georgie Fame, comedian Ken Platt, author of ‘Goodbye Mr Chips’ – James Hilton and the Leigh Rugby Challenge Cup Winners of 1971 are just some of the historic homegrown talents that have helped put Leigh on the map.
Now their stories, and many others, will be told in a unique ‘promenade style performance’.
The audience will be guided through eight dramatic scenes in different venues around Leigh Sports Village – including the Park Inn Hotel, Wigan and Leigh College, Leigh Sports Centre, the Harriers building and the Leigh Sports Village Stadium.
‘CreativeLEIGH’ is a promenade performance based on local playwright Julie McKiernan’s ‘The Streets of Leigh’.
Martin Green, development arts officer for Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust, said: “This is a really creative approach to drama where you will physically be taken on a tour to meet the famous, bizarre and successful characters from yesteryear.
“For two hours people will switch venues and timelines to once again walk the streets of Leigh with actors recreating the stories and people of the town.”
Organisers urge people to wear sensible footwear and clothing suitable for Autumn weather. The play is suitable for ages eight upwards. Performances will start between 5.30pm and 7.45pm on Friday 1 October. Saturday 2 October will see performances start between 10am and 12.15pm. To book your FREE place call the Tourist Information Centre on 01942 825 677.