Greater Manchester Drama Federation (GMDF) Awards 2016 – Update!

Prestigious theatre award nominations for every show this season.

The Greater Manchester Drama Federation (GMDF) serves to promote all aspects of the amateur theatre movement in the Greater Manchester Area. We are proud to be members of this important organisation and even more proud to announce that all our productions so far this year have received nominations for GMDF 2016 Awards.

OF MICE AND MEN, in November, received the most award nominations: EAN BURGON has been nominated for Best Actor for his role as the doomed Lennie, whilst IAN PERKS has received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Candy. Director PAULINE WALSH has been nominated in the Best Director category. The production also received a nomination for Technical Award for its ‘wonderfully detailed and designed set’. For those of you who saw this fantastic production, I’m sure you will agree these acknowledgements of all the hard work is well deserved.

Our talented actors also received nominations for the two plays so far in 2016. RUTH BLASZCZOK has received a coveted Best Actress nomination for her role as the irascible Maureen in THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, whilst EAN BURGON received his second nomination as Best Supporting Actor for playing Billy’s dad, Geoffrey Fisher in BILLY LIAR.


At the Award ceremony three of our six nominees were successful. They are:
Ean Burgon – best actor for Lennie in “Of Mice and Men”
– best supporting actor for Geoffrey in “Billy Liar”
Ruth Blaszczok – best actress in “Beauty Queen of Leenane”
We also had a nomination on the night – best production for “Of Mice and Men”

Congratulations to all concerned and specially, of course, to Ean and Ruth.
Another excellent  season at the Lyceum Oldham.

Be a volunteer at the Theatre!


We are always on the look-out for people willing and able to help us out at Lyceum Theatre Oldham. If you have some spare time, during the daytime or evening and would like to be part of an enthusiastic, friendly team of people who all love theatre, please get in touch.
At the moment, we are in desperate need:

  • People who have a wee bit of DIY skills or don’t mind humping and shifting – to help build our award-nominated sets. If you’re free on a Monday evening (helping build early on in the process and decorating in the style of the play near to opening night) …

We are also looking for:

  • People who like to take a stroll with a purpose – to help distribute leaflets and posters around our local community, businesses and homes. If you have a couple of hours free once a month or so …

  • People who would like to learn a new (and simple) computer skill – to help sell tickets using our box office system both face to face and on the phone. We open the box office on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday evening…


 Car Parking and Drop Off / Pick Up Information

There has been a change to the car-parking arrangements at Sainsbury’s. From September, the control of the car park will be by photo recognition of your number-plate on entry and allow you three hours free parking. However if you go over the three hours, you will incur a £70 fine

There are alternative car parking spaces around Lyceum Theatre Oldham:

The Southgate Street car park next to the old library. This is well lit at night but it is a 24-hours-7-days-a-week Pay & Display car park. 3hours will cost you £2.10, 5 Hours £2.90. You get 3 hours free parking on Saturdays.

The Waterloo Street car park opposite the Southgate car park. This is also a 24-hours-7-days-a-week Pay & Display car park. 3hours will cost you £2.10, 5 hours £2.90. You get 3 hours free parking on Saturdays.

The Queen Street private car park is available for just £1. The car park is supervised for most of the evening.

There is some street parking after 6pm on Retiro Street, Queen Street, Greave Street and Ascroft Street.

There is the large tram car park at Mumps but this is only for people using the tram. However you could park there, catch the tram to Sainsbury’s and then just cross the road to Lyceum Theatre Oldham.

For more information on parking around the theatre visit

and enter the postcode OL1 1QG

map and location of the Theatre click here


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