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

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We are incredibly excited about making our first theatre production, Under the Market Roof by Becky Prestwich, which will take place on the much-loved Chorley Market from 11-21 October 2017.


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. 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!

Venue info (click on each venue for show dates and times)


Harris Museum

22nd - 24th April


Burnley Library

22nd - 24th April


Chorley Town Hall

22nd - 24th April


The Dukes

22nd - 24th April