Stage managing, building sets and becoming greyer!

Colin Watt plays William Humphries in 84 Charing Cross Road.

Since my last blog I have been involved with a number of shows with Saddleworth Players, helping Keith build sets, and even being allowed to build one myself, oh the pressure.

In 84 Charing Cross Road I play the part of William Humphries, and note that at one point my hair has to become greyer (that will need some doing), as well as stage managing and helping to build the set, which has been interesting.  Our director has requested things like a “Bay Window” and even a set of “Library Steps”, that has kept me occupied for a couple of days.

Recently, I have also played Joe Helliwell in the play “When We Are married” with Uppermill Stage society, and just finished “We’ll Meet Again” with my own charity group “Entertaining Friends” at Saddleworth Museum”.

Colin Watt

‘84 Charing Cross Road’ will be performed by the Saddleworth Players at the Millgate Arts Centre from 23 – 30 November. Tickets available from the Millgate website ( or by telephoning the Box Office on 01457 874644, Tuesdays 2pm–5pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 2pm–7pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30am–1pm.

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