Under The Market Roof

Junction 8 Theatre
Under the Market Roof is a warm, funny, thought-provoking play about community, family, ambition and the connection we have to the place we live. Grab a barm, a pint or a brew and join us for a unique theatrical experience full of Chorley spirit!

Ever since she was a child, Lisa has spent her Saturdays working on her Granddad Len’s hardware stall. Everyone knows old Len, the man who turned up on Chorley Market as a lad with nothing but a couple of suitcases of stock and made a life out of it. But Len hasn’t seemed himself lately, and Lisa starts to wonder if the ‘L. Shaw’ sign above the cabin could be ‘L’ for Lisa. She loves the market and the people at the heart of it, but is her Mum right when she says there’s no future in the market?

This new play by Becky Prestwich (Chip Shop Chips, Doctors, Holby City) is inspired by a series of interviews taken with those who work and shop on Chorley Market.


Company: Junction 8 Theatre
Writer: Becky Prestwich
Director: Liz Stevenson
Set & Costume Design: Katie Scott
Lighting Design: Matt Leventhall
Producer: Nick Stevenson
Set Construction: Will Gaskell – Properly Made Ltd
Production Manager: Phil Geller, Jack Leech
Photography: Chris Payne
Venue: Chorley Market
Composer: Richard Smithson
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