Written and performed by Julie Hesmondhalgh

Directed by Sameena Hussain


In line with government restrictions and along with our partner venues, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone Julie Like To Draw Squirrels.

We will be in touch with all ticket holders as soon as we have secured new dates for the show.

We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

DATE: Friday 18th December POSTPONED


PRICE: £18

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Award-winning stage and screen actor, campaigner and quite possibly one of the nicest people you’re likely to meet, Julie Hesmondhalgh presents her one-woman show as a fundraiser for Oldham Coliseum Theatre and The Edge, Chorlton.

Julie Likes to Draw Squirrels is the tale of a Lancashire childhood and adolescence written and performed by Julie herself and directed by Sameena Hussain. The performance will be followed by a Q&A.

Julie said: “I wanted to do something to support some of the theatres I love best in the North West and thought that this little show – about growing up in our part of the world – might be something that audiences might like: a bit of a diversion from the madness of the world during the festive season. It’s a very personal show about my childhood and family, about the importance of words and nature, about the healing power of daftness. And, of course, about what it felt like to finally get a part in the world’s longest-running soap after years of being asked “So. When will we see you on Corrie?”!

Julie Likes to Draw Squirrels is a fundraiser for Oldham Coliseum Theatre and The Edge, Chorlton and will tour to both venues.


RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes followed by a Q&A



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Julie Hesmondhalgh rose to fame as Hayley Cropper in Coronation Street, going on to star in television shows including Happy Valley, Broadchurch and The A Word. Her stage career includes ground-breaking and award-winning roles including most recently: The Greatest Play in the History of the World at Trafalgar Studios London, There Are No Beginnings at Leeds Playhouse and Mother Courage and Her Children at Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester.

She is a patron and supporter of multiple charities and social causes including The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, the founder of 500 Acts of Kindness and co-founder of Take Back Theatre, a collective dedicated to making script in hand rapid responses to social and political events.