Junction 8 Theatre is a company limited by guarantee registered in England, Company Number: 10493651

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Jumping straight into our first venue at Chorley Town Hall, we’ve set up our rehearsal room for the next 3 weeks in the aptly named ‘Lancastrian’ suite! This is where our performances in Chorley will be, so we’ve been able to set up the layout we will have on the night...

February 20, 2019


We hope you have all had a great start to 2019! We know you haven’t heard from us for a while, but since Under the Market Roof opened in October 2017, we’ve been busy working on our next project…

We are delighted to announce that LANCASTRIANS will be touring Lancashire...

April 22, 2018

What’s Your Story, Chorley? is a festival of words for all the family including fun and free workshops from all kinds of people on a wide range of subjects related to reading, writing and storytelling. It takes place in venues across Chorley town centre between 11am an...

April 22, 2018

We found out this week that we have received a grant from Arts Council England to research and develop a new play all about Lancashire.

We want to investigate Lancashire identity – does Lancashire have an identity? What’s the relationship between its different towns? Wh...

April 22, 2018

This autumn we’re going to start a monthly play-reading group in Chorley. Every month we’ll read a play from a different northern playwright and come together to discuss its themes, ideas and characters and have a good old natter about what we liked and what we didn’t....

October 24, 2017

We’re well into the swing of things now! After our first week, tweaking things as we went along to adapt to our environment and technical demands, Under The Market Roof has officially set up shop! Generally the cast are called at 6pm each evening to receive some notes...

October 14, 2017

No longer can we cocoon ourselves safely in the warm belly of the rehearsal room; our time has finally come - to the market! Sunday may traditionally be a day of rest but not for our likely lads, as from an unholy hour, the crew and a team of volunteers descend upon th...

October 7, 2017

There’s a distinct smell of Autumn in the air as I disembark the train on Monday morning - and its not just the post-breakfast Treacle Toffee on my breath. October has come knocking and we answer its call with our final week of rehearsals and things quietly but resolut...

September 30, 2017

Didn’t we do well - it was an entire week before everyone’s true colours were revealed. A deep conversation over a cuppa? A probing exploration of character provocation? Or a harrowing game of ‘four square’? If you’ve managed to make it to this blog post without discov...

September 23, 2017


It’s hard to feel nervous about first days when you’re working with your mates; I’ve known director Liz since we went to college, met producer (and brother) Nick shortly after that and writer Becky when helping with auditions for another show that she wrote a couple o...