Shows at The Bureau

Shows we've hosted in the past...


The Ragged Trousered PHILANTHROPISTS
Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Neil Gore performed a one-person version of the classic novel by Robert Tressell to a sold-out show!

Samia Malik
Songs to Heal and Empower
Album Launch and Tour
Saturday 14th October 2023

Singer and songwriter Samia Malik joined us for her new album release and a tour which took her all over England and brought her right here to The Bureau! Part of the Spot On Autumn Programme.

by Dominic Kelly. Directed by Kersti Ståbi
Saturday 30th September 2023

Our old friend Dominic brought his latest show in September 2023.

It’s 1868. Morten is a discharged soldier scraping a living on his croft on the edge of Sweden’s ancient forests. His life is blighted by insomnia and filled with troubles made up largely in his own head.

Suddenly he begins to suffer nightmares. A friend tells him he’s plagued by a Mara - a possessed person who visits another in spirit form as they sleep. To free himself from a Mara, he must discover their identity.


The Beast In Me - The Devil's Violin
Saturday 24th June 2023

The Beast In Me - a fascinating tapestry of interwoven tales from long ago! A charming, chilling and thrilling evening’s entertainment from the most basic of components - beautiful music and enchanting words.

This was the final tour of The Beast in Me and the group's final tour as The Devil’s Violin!



The Jug and The Sixpence: A Unique Evening of Supernatural Lancashire Folktales and Discussion with Jacqueline Harris MScR
Friday 19th May 2023

The unforgiving wind tears over Morecambe Bay, Pendle Hill and the flatlands of the Fylde where the fae dance and witches fly.
The audience experienced old and new stories of Lancashire, and explored what it means to story our landscape.
Cardboard Cosmos Poster

Cardboard Cosmos
Saturday 15th April 2023

A mysterious cardboard craft crash landed right here in Blackburn! As Blackburnians arrive to find a pile of cardboard wreckage from outer space, everyone is wondering who could possibly have been flying it.

There was cardboard creativity, crafting, a sustainable message and a little musical mayhem in the innovative new performance from the Stute Theatre team.Brought to The Bureau with funding from Spot On rural Touring and supported by Big Imaginations.

Yours Sincerely - Will Jackson

Yours Sincerely - Will Jackson
Saturday 14th May 2022

Will Jackson has accidentally stolen 300 second class stamps from the Post Office. But he’s making them count. He’s going to write letters.

Based on real-life correspondences; storytelling and lipsync cabaret collide in this queer coming-of-age comedy about the complications of 21st-century communication.
'Yours Sincerely’ was brought to Lancashire by Spot On Lancashire in a partnership with Inn Crowd.
For more information check out Will's website:

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