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David Thacker's triumphant return to his 'second home' at the Octagon Theatre

David Thacker's triumphant return to his 'second home' at the Octagon Theatre

"The theatre regularly offers local talent the opportunity to work alongside professional actors, including the ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts) North students who are based in Wigan. ."

"Another thing we have benefitted from is the ALRA students. I have directed four plays which I have included them in including Journey's End, Early One Morning and A View from The Bridge. "

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5 tickets for ALRA showcases | that's alumnights

At each Friday night performance of any ALRA show there will hold back 5 complimentary tickets for our ALRA graduates.

To find out the forthcoming shows, please see the ‘What’s on’ section of the website.

Alumnight tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis; to book tickets please email

Please note: ALRA still offer free tickets to all ALRA shows to alumni that are within their first year of graduation.

To learn more about ALRA’s graduate package please email

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